Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 14: Charles Cornick vs. Kate Daniels


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownThe matches in this year’s Alpha Showdown have certainly lived up to the name. The battles have been close, the champions true alpha. It’s gotten heated, and if you think the choices were hard before, it’s about to get worse. Take a look at the bracket!

The alpha who wins this bout will secure himself a space in the championship round. Charles has defeated two mighty vampires in Bones and Vlad. While Kate Daniels has bested Naasir and Raphael. How will they fare against one another, though?

Your votes will 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: The Alpha and Omega series by Patricia Briggs
First Appeared In: Charles first shows up in Moon Called (VBC Review | Amazon), the first Mercedes Thompson book, but later appears more prominently in Cry Wolf (Amazon)
Supernatural Status: Werewolf shifter

Championed by: Felicia from Geeky Bloggers Book Blog | @TheGeekyBlogger

Charles Cornick=Sexiest Werewolf EVER!

Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs // VBC ReviewI mean who can resist the strong silent type when they are part witch, natural shifter, former assassin, and all heart? He is the enforcer of the North American werewolves. He has that methodical get-the-job done attitude but is all heart. He is Native American, Werewolf, and so deeply in love with Anna that you just melt in his presence. So…..

Why I love Charles and you should too: (I am a list girl so you guys just go with me)

  • Strong in both character and strength. He is the kind of man that protects you from the bad guys and makes decisions based not just in the heat of the moment.
  • Smart! I am not talking just average smart but the guy is a freaking financial genius. Add that he is brilliant at executing plans and he is just an off the wall smart. Smart is sexy y’all!
  • Anna is his heart! Who doesn’t swoon over a man who has the ability to have a grown ass relationship with the woman he loves. He listens to her. They compromise. They stay and hash things out. Swoon to the nth degree right there!
  • Loyal just ask Bran (I love the man but he doesn’t hold a candle to his son)! Once you are in Charles’ sphere of protection, he has got your back. Doesn’t matter when or where. He will be there!
  • Family First always even if he doesn’t always agree with the decisions they make. Trust me his family makes some decisions that make you scratch your head.
  • Sexy in a “can’t handle the sexy oozing from the page” kind of way. You know what I mean! The kind where it isn’t just how they look but act and think too. He is a complete package!

So basically you should vote for Charles because really he is the man/werewolf for the job. He is a complete package and really what more could you ask for?


You know her from: The Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
First appeared in: Magic Bites (VBC Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Your guess is as good as mine. Can we just say badass?

Championed by: Amy from VBC

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say most of you are already familiar with Kate Daniels. She’s been one of the staples of the annual Alpha Showdown since its inception in 2011.

Magic Breaks by Ilona AndrewsKate began the series trying to project herself as that of a lowly merc. Hiding does no good because it’s clear very early on that she’s packing some whopping power. With her predilection for finding trouble in all its forms, Kate has had plenty of opportunities over the course of the series to flex her muscles—both with her unmatched ability with her sword, and with her inherent knowledge of magic.

Kate has faced Gods, demi-gods, vampires, mages, legendary creatures, shifters gone loup, egotistical warlords, plus her own maniacal father—just to name a few. She’s come out on top each time not only because she’s a skilled fighter, but because she has the knowledge and understanding of so many religions and mythologies, and she uses that knowledge in cunning ways to thwart her enemies time and time and time again.

Putting all that aside, though, this is the year for the first ever female Alpha Showdown winner. No one deserves that title more than Kate Daniels.

Now for some facts*:

Kate Daniels has made it farther in the competition than any other female contestant.

Not only is she the most nominated female, she’s also one of the most nominated competitors in general for the competition (male or female).

Besides Kate, only Kate’s honey-bunny, Ethan Sullivan, and Bones have been nominated as many times. And out of these Kate has bested both Curran and Bones in past years (Kate has yet to be put up against Darth Sullivan, but I’m confident that if that comes to pass she’ll wipe the floor with him too).

You, dear fans, have made the effort to vote Kate Daniels into the competition year after year and now is your chance to crown her the 2016 Alpha Showdown Champion!

When the time comes click Vote: Kate Daniels.

*All research was done by yours truly, any errors are my fault.


Who are you putting your money on: Charles or Kate?

At the request of Alpha Showdown voters, we’re leveraging traditional polls for the voting, but also keeping reading for your chance to win awesome books. Your to-be-read pile could always use more. Trust us. Each poll will be open for 48 hours.


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

For Round 14, we have a copy of Delilah S. Dawson’s Wicked As They Come, which we’re pretty sure you’ll find delightful and sexy.

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58 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 14: Charles Cornick vs. Kate Daniels”

  1. Betul E says:

    I love them both!! I voted for Kate!

  2. miki says:

    Kate without hesitation! go Kate!

  3. Laura Lovejoy Brunk says:

    This one is tough, but Kate Daniels wins by a hair….Get it!? Hair, cause they’re weres !

  4. Charles is the strong, silent type. Very strong, but too silent. He’s not passionate enough for me and while I don’t dislike him, I’ve never been able to really warm up to him.
    Kate is a kick-ass alpha woman who’s grown so much as her story has unfolded. I admire her. Although I didn’t vote for her in a previous round, when the choice is between Kate and Charles, Kate gets my vote.

  5. This is the toughest one yet!!

  6. Dawn Roberto says:

    I love them both but Kate edges out in front for me.

  7. kathy valentine says:

    love charles he’s sooo hot!!!!

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