Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Wrath


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownWe’re almost there. The today’s match will determine one of the finalists for the Alpha Showdown 2015. Both of these characters have fought valiantly in earlier rounds, but who will win?

Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series crushed the badass assassin Celaena and then took out the vampire Vlad. Today he takes on another vampire, this one a king. Wrath from J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood beat the archangel Raphael in his first match and then deftly defeated Kate Daniels.

They’ve proved their might, but who advances in the Showdown? You decide.

We’ve lined up excellent bloggers to fill you in on why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then make the call.


You know him from: Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
First appeared in: Burn For Me (VBC Review | Under the Covers Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Mage

Championed by: Suzanne @ Under the Covers Book Blog

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews // VBC ReviewYou want someone mad, bad and dangerous to know? Then you need to look no further, Mad Rogan ticks all those box and then some. And what makes him even more bad ass? He doesn’t even care. You have someone you think is more Alpha than Mad Rogan? Well you are taking your life, and your city in your own hands. Piss him off too much and he may turn your little part of the world into a pill of rubble. Why? Because he is. Just. That. Powerful…and how exactly are you going to stop him?

And, as for the ladies, he doesn’t need to have any magical powers to have you falling for him, intense, powerful and gorgeous, he just needs to swing those peepers your way. You will be begging to worship at his feet. He may not turn your city to gravel, but he will definitely rock your world.

Powerful and wealthy Mad Rogan is a force to be reckoned with, he may give the impression of indifference but ‘ware stirring the dragon, least he devours you:

“How about you don’t kill anybody for a little bit?”
“I can’t make that promise.”
Small talk with the dragon. How are you? Eaten any adventurers lately? Sure, just had one this morning. Look, I still got his femur stuck in my teeth. Is that upsetting to you?


You know him from: The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J.R. Ward
First appeared in: Dark Lover (VBC Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: The Blind King, the last purebred vampire

Championed by: Jill from VBC

The King by J.R. Ward (BDB #12)Wrath is a no-hold-barred badass. He’s the king of the vampire race, but don’t let that fool you, he’s not some pompous politician. He could, and often does, take on anyone and anything. He’s a fierce protector of his people. He would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need. He’s exactly the kind of man that you would want to be your friend, your bodyguard, the leader of your people, or your sexy, badass, alpha boyfriend.

He is a very reluctant king. He just wants to be a simple soldier like the rest of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. Wrath isn’t made for the simple soldier life, though. He’s way too much of an alpha to be just a warrior. Oh no, he’s the literal king of the warriors.

When some obnoxious posers decide that his chosen mate Beth isn’t vampire enough to be his wife, Wrath takes the throne so that no one will take his leelan. He has single-handedly fought off assassination attempts, evil soul-less demons, and smart-ass brothers, all in day’s work for this alpha king.

Throughout his few years as King, we see him grow as a man and as a leader. We’ve watched him discover love and loyalty, struggle with the heavy burden of leadership, and find the balance in being an understanding leader and not a political push over, all with his sexy shades and ass kickers on.

Wrath has a lot more coming his way, especially with the development in the newest book The King starring Wrath and Beth, set years after their first encounter. Wrath is compassionate, strong, intelligent, loyal, honorable, and this alpha king deserves your votes!


Who are you putting your money on: the mage or the vampire king?

At the request of last year’s voters, we’re going back to traditional polls for the voting, but keep reading for your chance to win awesome books. Your to-be-read pile could always use more. Trust us.


Participating in the Alpha Showdown is all about fun, and free books totally lead to fun, right? We hope you’ll find lots of great new reads during the Showdown, and to help that along, we’re giving away some stellar reads.

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88 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 13: Mad Rogan vs. Wrath”

  1. Lu says:

    Wrath!!!! Glad he’s gonna win but I do really like Mad Rogan. Still though…WRATH FOR THE WIN!!!!

  2. K. says:

    Wrath!!! Love him!!!

  3. Mary says:

    Go Wrath. You can do it.

  4. Sharyonda says:

    Go WRATH!

  5. Theressa Griggs says:

    Wrath son of Wrath has my vote 100%

  6. Donna Barton says:

    It’ll be Wrath every time!!!!!

  7. Elizabeth says:

    I like mad rogan but wrath

  8. ssdazzles says:


  9. erinf1 says:

    Mad Rogan!!! thanks for the fun event 🙂

  10. BookLady says:

    Love Wrath!

  11. Nikki says:

    OMG I hope the final is not BDB VS Guild Hunter or Psy-changeling I am going to be in a world of trouble. Wrath vs Raphael or Kaleb OMG!

  12. Pamela says:

    Wrath to Win. I just love him in the BLACK DAGGER BROTHERHOOD series by JR WARD.

  13. Liz S says:

    Kaleb is untouchable. Love Wrath, but I think Kaleb is the tougher alpha.

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Go Wrath go!

  15. susana says:


  16. Gaëlle from France says:

    Wrath is winning.. well, I love the BDB’s series, so it’s ok for me, but I’m not really a fan of him… If I have to choose, I would have pick Vishous, Zsadist, or Rehvenge, but not Wrath…well, ok..

  17. Vanessa says:


  18. Gloria says:

    Love em both, but think Mad Rogan is colder

  19. Amy says:

    gotta be Kaleb

  20. lais says:


  21. Jackie Evans says:

    Wrath no contest

  22. Joanne says:

    Vlad should have won previously, would have made this round more interesting. One book of Mad Rogan is not just enough to judge his merits as alpha.

    • Sarah says:

      Omg I know right!! How did Vlad even lose? It waz the craziest thing ever, I’m still in shock from it.

  23. Linda Howell says:

    Wrath! Way better than Mad.

  24. cindy vinzant says:

    Wrath!! all the way

  25. Caro says:

    Go Wrath!!

  26. Janie McGaugh says:

    I love Wrath, but I believe Mad Rogan would win.

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