The Alpha Showdown is underway, and already proving to be a good one. There’s stiff competition this year, just look at the bracket!
This isn’t Kate Daniels’s first time in the Alpha Showdown, while Naasir is a newcomer. Both are mighty, but only one can emerge the victor.
Who will advance in the Alpha Showdown, though?
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.
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.
Kate 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.
You Know him From: The Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh
First Appeared In: Main protagonist in Archangel’s Enigma (VBC Review | Amazon)
Supernatural Status: That’s A Secret (but you’ll find out if you read Archangel’s Enigma)
Championed by: Chelsea from VBC
Nalini Singh has given us many lethal heroes. Hell, she has more than one that made this year’s Alpha Showdown. Naasir has been an enigmatic assassin for sometime. In the Guild Hunter series he is one of the archangel’s seven. He’s unerringly loyal—seriously, do not cross someone he loves. He’s a vicious fighter. He’s determined to do what’s right by those he sees as his.
Naasir moves with a wicked grace. He has his own sense of right and wrong, and generally speaking that means what keeps those he loves safe comes first. Once he found “the one” he was willing to go anywhere and do anything—including locating lost ancient artifacts—to do right by her.
Determination plus skill counts for a hell of a lot. Naasir has more, though. The man alternates between charming and chilling, but he’s the ultimate sleuth. He can sneak in and out of any location undetected. Up against any other alpha? They wouldn’t even know where Naasir is to fight him. By the time they spot him, he’ll have already run his claws across their throats.
Loyal. Sexy. Focused. Endearing. Vicious. Alpha.
Who are you putting your money on: Kate or Naasir?
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