Kresley Cole’s Lothaire managed to escape the silver stakes of Night Huntress’ Cat in his first battle, leaving him extra bloodthirsty.
Nalini Singh’s Dmitri’s cunning helped him take crafty assassin Gin Blanco last round, but will he be able to remove Lothaire’s heart?
I don’t know, but that’s why you’ll be voting. Who is more alpha: Lothaire or Dmitri? Which would throttle the other in a fight?
Read the pitches, then make the call. Who should advance to the next round in the Alpha Showdown? The poll at the end of this post will be open for two days (closing at 11:59 p.m. CST on May 24). Remember, alphas don’t share titles. Your votes decide who advances in the Alpha Showdown 2012.
Supernatural status: Vampire
Behold! Lothaire Konstantin Daciano, Sovereign of Dacia, Realm of Blood and Mist, son of King Stefanovich of the Horde and Ivana Daciano, Heir to throne of Dacia. Grandson of Serghei Daciano King of Dacia. But you can call him Enemy of Old. We just call him Sexy.
Ruthless, brutal, beautiful…maybe a little sanity challenged, he nonetheless has a powerful charisma that will draw you just close enough for him to rip out your heart and gleefully snack on it as you watch. In the bloodthirsty world of the Lore, Lothaire is the most feared and yet most lusted after vampire ever known. With white hair, eyes of blood red, firm, sensual lips with a hint of cruelty and a past so dark and full of secrets, no woman should want to know…but we do.
Dark, lethal, seductive…blah blah blah, where have I heard that before?
Dmitri can join the plethora of other wannabe alphas who play at being bad boys. No one is quite like Lothaire, the Enemy of Old. With the cunning intelligence of a true predator, and loyalties only to himself and his Elizvetta, he has nothing as gauche as a boss. *cough Raphael cough* He can cheat, betray and fight his way to bloody victory and destroy all those who stand in his way.
Lothaire is the vampire’s bogeyman – the vampire who scares all other vampires. He walks the tight rope of madness with no indication when he is going to fall into a pit of insanity, tearing your battered and bloody carcass with him.
Supernatural Status: Vampire
Dmitri. His name rolls off your tongue dark and delicious. His tongue is extremely skilled in other matters tongues are used for. But I digress. In this ‘Alpha Showdown’ competition, he is the biggest, baddest, and most tortured of them all. He uses his deep rooted pain, to smack down the other so-called alphas with a flick of his finger.
He is 1,000 years old and the leader of Archangel Raphael’s security team, which means he is not only bad ass, but very trustworthy as well. Hey Gin Blanco – how old are you? That’s right – you just go back into that kitchen and make more pies.
He oozes sex appeal, literally. His aroma of chocolate and champagne makes every woman think lusty thoughts. He not only has brutal strength when fighting an enemy, but a brutal wickedness when seducing a lady.
“I’m fairly certain you’re not a nice man at all.”
His answer was a slow smile that whispered of silk sheets, erotic whispers, and sweat-damp skin. The unhidden intent of it had her heart slamming hard against her ribs. “No,” she said, voice raw.
“A challenge.” He wasn’t touching her and yet she felt caressed by a thousand ropes of fur, soft and lush and unmistakably sexual. “I accept.”
Dmitri will kill all of your enemies then make nasty, dirty love to you all while smelling like chocolate and champagne. Ladies and gents… we have our winner.