Alpha Showdown 2015 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Vlad


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.


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?


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?


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

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

  1. Susan says:

    Thanks for the chance! Hope Vladimir wins this round!

  2. Becca says:

    I love Mad Rogan, but Vlad is smexy as hell! Go Vlad!

  3. Arianna says:

    This one is hard. But I love Mad Rogan more

  4. Kell says:

    Pfft no contest, Vlad all the way

  5. susana says:


  6. Teresa says:

    Love Vlad!

  7. susan emans says:

    Really??? Mad Rogan!!

  8. Angel D says:


  9. Oh, gah, just kill me now. I am so sorry Mad Rogan, but I have to go with Vlad. Maybe after you have had three emotionally charged, sizzlingly sexy, bite-off-all-your-nails-and-stay-up-all-night novels to worm your way into my heart you will have a chance.

  10. infinitieh says:

    Vlad/Paul Marron, of course!

  11. KimC says:

    Mad Rogan! Gotta love a Mage!

  12. Clare says:

    newbie Mad Rogan! sorry Vlad

  13. Elenariel says:

    The Huracan. The Butcher of Merida. The Scourge of Mexico.

  14. Tonya says:

    Always Vlad. He’s been my fav since he showed up in the Cat and Bones series. When he got his own, I was beyond thrilled.

  15. Yvonne A says:

    Mad Rogan – i love burn for me

  16. Kamelia says:

    Mad Rogan!

  17. Janetta says:

    Vlad, fell for him when reading about Kat and Bones…

  18. Maryse says:

    Rogan have to win cause he’s so powerful :p

  19. marybeth says:


  20. Julie says:

    I love both Vlad and Mad Rogan both crazy sexy, but which is more Alpha? I would have to say Vlad.

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  25. Mariya says:

    This one was actually hard b/c I believe that both Rogan and Vlad are both dangerous alpha men in their on rights. I feel like most peps would go with Vlad b/c The Night Huntress Series has been out longer with a larger audience where The Hidden Legacy Series is a new series that just came out recently, but my vote has to go to Mad Rogan for this round.

    He made a huge impact for me in the first book and I am actually looking forward to the second book more than Ilona Andrew’s famous Kate Daniels Series even though I am a fanatic hardcore Kate Daniels fan!

  26. Liz S says:

    Mad Rogan for the win!

  27. Amy says:

    This is one of the hardest votes we’ve had on this Alpha Showdown. I went with Mad Rogan this time around, but truly either one could get the win.

  28. Gordon says:

    Voted for Vlad because J. Frost is Ilona’s BFF.

  29. dsolo says:

    I see what you did there, Gordon aka half of Ilona Andrews. However, Mad Rogan already defeated a Fire Mage, plus he can drop buildings on people.

  30. Marisa says:

    Great showdown!

  31. Kelsey C. says:

    Mad Rogan for the win!

  32. kathy says:

    i love vlad!!!! hes my fav vamp!!!! so hot and sexy!!!!

  33. Vinity says:

    Mad Rogan all the way!!

  34. snapdragon says:

    Mad Rogan for sure!

  35. Sarah says:

    Vlad all the way, theres no competition. Mad Rogan is literally burnt toast before he could make a move. Dont get me wrong I adore Mad Rogan but in a fight theres not a chance in heaven, hell, or earth that he could beat Vlad

  36. Katie says:


  37. sarah says:

    lets think about this logically, Vlad has superspeed, speed that human eyes-and even vampires-cant keep up with, Vlad could defeat Mad Rogan with that alone, one quick motion of a sword near the neck and BAM! Bye bye Rogan. Then there’s his superstrength, once again he could beat him with that alone. in a fight with just combat that is a huge asset and not something Rogan can compare to, not to mention Vlad can READ MINDS, he’ll know your every move before you have a chance to make it, how can you even fight someone like that? You cant. Then there’s his itty bitty ability to CONTROL AND WIELD FIRE!!!! Your a pile of ash before you can even make a move!!! Not to mention Vlad has durability, physical and mental. he’s also extremely strategic, brilliant, brave, tough, loyal, protective, fierce, determined, sexy, and so on. I really liked the Hidden Legacy series but lets be honest here: while Mad Rogan is not a force to be reckoned with, he’s a dead man before the fight even started if his opponent is Vlad.

  38. Shannon says:

    This is the hardest choice I’ve had to make in the Showdown in a long time. Especially since I’ve read both their books in the last week so they are fresh in my mind. Vlad I’d a classic. Sexy, powerful, protective. He is always willing to go the extra mile for those he cares about. However, he is overly arrogant. So much so that it got on my nerves just a such as it go on Leila’s. I also wouldn’t be able to resist him like Leila either.
    Mad Rogan is also Sexy and powerful but seems a touch naive when it comes to love. We don’t know much about his past other than the family and military connections. His mystery draws you to him. He does seem quite irresistible. Nevada certainly has her work cut out for her.
    As for who would win in a match to the death? That is a. Extremely close call. They are both equally matched on power. Vlad, however, has several hundred years worth of experience under his belt. Working through this in my head I see Vlad coming out on top. That is who I’m going to vote for.. though I certainly wouldn’t be disappointed if Rogen wins.

  39. Tiffany says:

    Mad Rogan!

  40. Emily says:

    This is a tough one, I loved both. Went with Mad Rogen but it sure took me time to decide.

  41. Linda says:


  42. Janie McGaugh says:

    I love Vlad, but I really think Mad Rogan would demolish him.

  43. Jennifer says:

    Both Mad and Vlad are alpha but I had to go with Vlad.

  44. julieta says:

    Mad Rogan please!

  45. 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.

  46. Elizabeth says:

    i went with mad rogan….

  47. You just have to love a Vampire who can burn that HOT , Vlad all the way …

  48. Vanessa says:

    Love Vlad.

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