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Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Vlad

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VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownWell, VBC readers, you’ve survived the preliminary bouts of the 2015 Alpha Showdown. Today starts the semifinals. It’s about to get cutthroat. Are you ready?

Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series crushed the badass assassin Celaena. Today he takes on ultimate vampire Vlad from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series. Vlad fought valiantly against wolf shifter Charles Cornick and came out on top. Which of these two lethal alphas will survive Round 9?

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.

MAD ROGAN

You know him/her 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?

VLAD

You know him from: the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost
First appeared in: As a side character in At Grave’s End (Night Huntress #3), as the main character in Once Burned (VBC Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Vampire Badass

Championed by: Christen from Goldilox and the Three Weres | @Goldilox3Weres

Prince Vlad Tepesh. Vlad the Impaler. THE Dracula. Could there be a bigger Alpha out there? I think not. Vlad inspired the greatest vampire legend in history. He is the Master of his people and a Master in the bedroom. Plus, he’s hot as hell. It would be nearly impossible to find a man more feared, respected, and desired. So, what makes him so feared? So respected? So ridiculously sexy that he heats up the pages of every book he’s in?

Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost (Night Prince #2)First of all, there are the flames. The burning, scorching flames that Vlad can create and wield with ease. Not only can this vampire comfortably throw a fireball like he’s tossing a baseball, he can surround himself and those he loves with a wall of those blazing flames. Fire cannot hurt him. Also, there’s the flying. Yes, Vlad can fly. A handy little ability that few other vampires possess, and none of those other vampires have the power and regard of my man Vlad. And then there’s his strength. The man is OLD. You are not taking him down no matter what. He has fought in wars as both a human and a vampire and survived. He has suffered repeated attempts on his life and survived. Vlad is a force to be reckoned with.

Also, there’s the sexy factor. My true Alpha must be powerful yet sexy at the same time. And Vlad has that sex appeal oozing out of…well…everywhere. He’s sexy when he’s taking Leila in the bedroom—among other places—but he’s actually at his sexiest when he’s demonstrating his power and protecting his loved ones. When he shows others the lengths he is willing to go to in order to protect his people, or to avenge them when needed, he is mind-blowingly hot! He can afford to be so confident because he knows what a baddass he is. He literally brought his own castle to rubble to demonstrate his power and his anger.

Need I say more? Are you convinced of Vlad’s dominance? His strength? His ability to take down any other so-called Alpha in the bunch? His sexiness?

VOTE!

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

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.

WIN!

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91 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Vlad”

  1. Brad says:

    I am having a lot of problems making this decision I love Ilona Andrews series Kate Daniels. I did like Burn for Me, but I didn’t really like the character yet of Mad Rogan. I find Vlad more comical and I like his darkness in his recent books by Frost. I may just have to flip a coin. Okay Heads = Vlad, Tails = Mad… 3 out 5 flip of coins came up tails so Mad it is.

  2. Lori A says:

    Vlad is the choice here!

  3. BookLady says:

    Vlad is my favorite.

  4. Linda E says:

    Vlad forever! Give it up for the sexiest vamp in the world <333

  5. BookAttict says:

    I really like Vlad…but I LOVE Mad Rogan!

  6. erinf1 says:

    Mad Rogan 🙂 thanks for sharing!

  7. Joani S says:

    This looks like it will a close one! I chose Vlad, cuz well, it’s Vlad!! 🙂

  8. Judy says:

    Mad Rogan FTW!!!

  9. Mary says:

    I like them both….. tough choice…

  10. Gloria says:

    Tough one. Still can’t believe he answers to Mad Rogan, even after reading the book. 🙂

  11. Lisa Guertin says:

    Team Vlad all the way!

  12. Elizabeth says:

    VLAD!

  13. Felicia Sidoma says:

    Mad Rogan is the one for me. But Vlad is just as bad.

  14. Aliyah says:

    I can’t wait for Mad Rogan’s next book so of course that’s who I’ voting for.

  15. Tina Bartz says:

    This was a tough decision for me but I chose Vlad because I felt like I “knew” him better. Familiarity definitely did not breed contempt in this case!

  16. Nancy says:

    This is fun. Thank y’all.

  17. Betul E. says:

    VLAD!!!

  18. Liz H says:

    I love them both, but I have to go with Vlad here.

  19. MichelleD says:

    choices..choices…

  20. Dawn says:

    Love Mad Rogan 🙂

  21. sarah says:

    I cant believe Mad Rogan is winning, I love him but how could he ever win in a fight against Vlad the Impaler? HE CANT!

  22. sarah says:

    Can someone please explain to me why someone that can turn Mad Rogan into a piece of burnt toast is losing?

  23. sarah says:

    Vlad. Vladimir. Vlad Tepesh. Vlad Dracul. Vlad Tepesh Dracul. Vlad III. Prince of Wallachia. Prince of the Night. Prince of Romania. Vlad the Imapaler. Dracula. The Dragon. Son of the Dragon. Vampire.

    Mad Rogan wil never ever ever have the ability to beat Vlad. He’s got over 500 years of experience and one of the biggest legacies in the world. Sorry, Rogan but Vlad is the freaking Prince Of The Night, its estimated that 100,000 people died at the hands of Dracula in just his first 45 years of life, this is a showdown to see who would win in a fight between the two. It’s Vlad. No questions asked.

  24. Wanda says:

    Mad Rogan all the way.

  25. Mariya says:

    I’m so happy Mad Rogan is ahead! Yeah!!!!

  26. Sarah E says:

    What a hard choice! Neither are my favorites and both have something about them that I love! How to choose??? I think I’m going to have to go with Mad for this round.

  27. Sarah says:

    I do not understand why Mad Rogan is winning by so many points. Were talking about a vampire who has the upper hand in every single skill and has over 500 years of the most miscellaneous experience. He’s one of the most feared in the whole Vampire World. He’s the Prince of the Night for Gods sake!

  28. Lais says:

    vlad!!!

  29. Emalie says:

    This was quite a hard choice, because I love both, but I went with Vlad :/ I like his fire ability 😉

  30. Deb says:

    As much as I love Vlad and believe me I do love Vlad, but Conner Rogan is one those guys who can make your panties melt just by looking at you! He’s sexy as hell, he’s a trained combat vet whose got weapons galore (and I can’t help but get all tingly over a guy who has weapons and not only knows how to use them but enjoys using them too), he is all about protection and he has the same attitude as so many of our real life military and that is something I can get behind all the time. He’s got some serious kick ass magic too! Oh and he also has the man of my dreams in his corner, Romeo who Rogan refers to as a tank! I love tanks!

  31. Rebecca M says:

    Gotta love these showdowns! Come on Mad Rogan! The giveaway looks interesting, gonna have to add it to the TBR mountain.

  32. Meghan says:

    Mad Rogan!

  33. Mariana Ogawa says:

    Mad Rogan!!!

  34. Sarah says:

    So disappointed Vlad is gonna lose. I cant even comprehend it.

  35. Cleo K. says:

    Ditto. I’m really disappointed with half the matches we’ve had so far but this really takes the gold. I feel like people are just voting for whoever they like better, thats not really the point of the rounds, its who will come out on top in a fight and who’s the better alpha. Honestly thats not whats taking place with most of these rounds, tons of people are voting more then once and messing up the results while others are completely missing the point of the games. I love Alpha Showdown but this year is just pretty disappointing. Hopefully Vlad will do better next year.

  36. Mariya says:

    You know in response to previous comments. I feel like yea. a lot of people are gonna vote for who they like better, but that’s not really a surprise, it’s always been done that way in the past. You’re going to vote for who you like better and if you haven’t read the book with the other nomination, you’re going to vote for the one you have read/know about. But for this round, I feel like Vlad and Rogan are evenly matched. Just b/c of Vlad’s fire power doesn’t make him superior to Rogan, b/c his magic is pretty badass as well. But these Alpha Showdowns are really just for fun, and probably will never truly be accurate.

    • Cleo K. says:

      Yes the Alpha Showdowns are for fun, but over half the winners we get in these matches are only winners because a few fans voted for them 200 times, thats not exactly fair, is it? I can’t speak for everyone but I’d love to see a accurate match for once. As for Vlad and Mad Rogan being evenly matched, I strongly disagree but whatever, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion…

      • Mariya says:

        Yea. I was actually surprised to see Mad winning b/c when I voted I completely thought Vlad was gonna win though, but they really should have a thing where you can only vote once b/c they definitely are never accuarte, especially if you have a character in one series where you love the author so you will bomb the vote system with votes for a specific author. Or in the past where the author offers to write a short story in said characters POV if the characters wins the showdown. I feel like that does sway votes too. But it’s like Barrons vs Curran on the other round where there is no way barrons should be losing b/c he is basically immortal, cannot die at all, so then why is Curran winning? 🙁

  37. Cleo K. says:

    Very good point. I don’t know, probably because a few people must have voted for him a couple hundred times

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