Alpha Showdown 2016 Starts May 23


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownStart making bets and brainstorming your best pitches, because the Alpha Showdown starts next Monday, May 23.

This is the sixth (ed. note: DAMN!) Alpha Showdown. It’s been one of our favorite events, and every year proves to be a great way for fans to celebrate their favorite characters and help others discover their new favorite book boyfriend or bestie.

Speaking of besties, we have five phenomenal female alphas in the bracket this year, including Jane Yellowrock who had the most nominations. That’s right, Jane’s seated at No. 1. Can the others beat her? We have fresh blood this year like Naasir from Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series and all-time favorites like Barrons (Karen Marie Moning) and Bones (Jeaniene Frost).

Like last year, each battle will be open for two days, and we will leverage Rafflecopter for each poll. There’s a downside to this in that you won’t see real-time results (but watch @ChelseaVBC on Twitter for updates!), but two upsides. First, there will be giveaways and free books are awesome. Second, it alleviates the issues in previous years of people spamming the votes and causing some hard feelings between fandoms. We want this to continue to be a fun event for everyone. We continue to look for other great options here, and feel free to ping us with ideas.

Enough of the boring stuff! Let’s get to the details and check out this year’s bracket (click the picture to enlarge).

Alpha Showdown 2016 Bracket -- Only at Vampire Book Club

24 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2016 Starts May 23”

  1. Brad says:

    Hmmm some interesting battles in first week. Kate Daniels may have a tough time with Naasir since I bet he will be a ladies favorite for a upset. It is good to see Simon Wolfgard make the list interesting to see how he does against Vlad. To bad Adam is not fighting Mercy LOL.

  2. Look at all that (girl) WOMAN power!

  3. Yvonne A. says:

    This time the battles will be hart. I love a lot of this alphas

  4. Maria says:

    Caleb Dehain from Blood Roses and
    Kane Malloy from Blood Shadows . Beautiful, sexy,and hot as hell . Written by Lindsay January Pryor

  5. Maria says:

    Lindsay J Pryor. Author of Blood Roses and Blood Shadows. Sorry for the misprint Lindsay.

  6. Thi says:

    Caleb and Kane from Lindsay J. Pryor’s Blackthorn series. Two of the baddest Alpha anti-heroes vampires ever

  7. Stephanie F says:

    Awesome group this year, can’t wait to see how it plays out.

  8. Mel says:

    Ooooohh Each year keeps getting better! Love all the Females in the list. This year will be tough. Can you imagine Kate against either Bones or Vlad? Can’t wait!

  9. Sarah says:

    Oh my god I am so excited!!!!!! Barron’s and Bones are gonna kick some a$$ Nasir and Kate are gonna be a really close match I think.

  10. dawn higgins says:

    Kane from blood shadows by Lindsay J Pryor

  11. Heather says:

    Wow. This list reminds me how far behind I am on my reading!

  12. Donna Bossert says:

    SLADE!!! He’s what an alpha Male looks like!!

  13. Rachelle says:

    Slade is one HUGE Hot Sexy Alpha Warrior your Fantasy Man that’s who Slade is!

  14. Margot Mostert says:

    Slade by Teresa Gableman. Slade is everything an Alpha should be and so much more!

  15. Nikki says:

    SLADE is the ultimate Alpha Male 100% raw testosterone. Dr Hottie.
    Dark. Dangerous and oh so sexy

  16. Julie says:

    Slade is one serious Alpa Male, don’t mess with him….Hot as hell

  17. Barb Kiser says:


  18. Mishell says:

    I’m all about the Slade train! !!

  19. Robin says:


  20. Sabrina Stopforth says:

    Slade is my man!!!!!

  21. Cathy Strickland says:

    Teresa Gabelman’s Slade is 100% Alpha male!! He’s a vampire doctor that can exam me anytime!!!!

  22. Rachelle says:

    I’m a Black Dagger Brotherhood fan but then I came across Protectors series by Teresa Gabelman and I have to say it is hard to decide which one is my favorite now because DANG the Warriors are WOW!!!

  23. Dea says:

    ugh, don’t wan to see Adam vs Barrons, but Barrons will most likely win…and then have to deal with Mercy 😀

    If Vlad wins over Simon I want Charles to smash him ^^

    But then we have Kate vs Naasir…Kate? But then she’d probably have to deal with Rapahel…no idea who’d win this one

    Sooooo exctining!!!

  24. Heather BELL says:

    I can not wait to read the mercy thompson series or the Kane Malloy series…..

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