The Alpha Showdown continues today with two powerful women. Both can draw magic and have some serious ties to the mortal realm. But when we put necromancer and vampire slayer Anita Blake up against shaman and faerie queen Eugenie Markham, who will come out on top is solely in your control. Bloggers have taken sides and will give you their best pitch as to why their kick-ass heroine deserves the title of alpha. Then hit the poll to make your call. The winner will advance to battle another day.
You can get a refresher on just what this Alpha Showdown thing is here, but a key point to remember: Each poll is open for only 48 hours. Then, the champion will advance to the next round until only one alpha remains. So, vote while you can. (Jump to the poll)
You know her from: Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton
First appeared in: Guilty Pleasures (get a copy)
Supernatural status: Necromancer with lots of magical ties to the supernatural community
Championing for Anita: @JillyJameson
This is a woman who can handle any problem thrown at her. Multiple strands of shapeshifting DNA? No problem. Freaky vampire-lust-like powers? Handled. This woman has managed a bond not only with the calculating Master of the City, Jean-Claude, but also the broody lycanthrope, Richard, who leads the wolves. And all of that is only ONE of her triumvirate. Capably handling more than six men with their plethora of emotional issues? Point me to another woman who can do that and not lose her mind.
She has been shot, stabbed, bitten, burned, hunted, mentally manipulated, and still she pops up to fight another day. She hunts and executes rogue vampires while sometimes simultaneously managing her job of raising the dead.
Championing for Eugenie: Chelsea from Vampire Book Club
You just shouldn’t mess with Eugenie Markham. Come into the mortal realm and she’ll send your supernatural ass packing to another dimension. In the mortal realm she’s a powerful shaman, able to exorcise demons, faeries and even elemental spirits. But, oh, try and start something in the Faerie Realm with her and she won’t just kill you. No, Eugenie will take your land, your realm and suck away your connection to this world.
Eugenie can be damn scary. But being a leader, an alpha, isn’t about just striking fear. She cares about her people and she’ll use her magical muscle — both fae and shamanic — to keep her family and the people of the Thorn land safe. It may have taken her time, but Eugenie has come into her own as a formidable queen who won’t let her armies fight battles alone.
Sure, Anita can work her magic, too, but Eugenie can call in a hurricane and brandish a sword with the best of them.
Come back tomorrow to place your votes in the battle between swoon-worthy YA heroes Dimitri Belikov from Richelle Mead’s Vampire Academy series and Jace Wayland from Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series. You can see the full bracket, and keep updated on which polls are open by visiting the Alpha Showdown page.