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May
29

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 13: Reyes Farrow vs. Adam Hauptman Update: This was the closest battle yet. Reyes’ fans rallied in the last two hours and he won with 55% of the vote. He advances to the Alpha Showdown finale! This Alpha Showdown doesn’t get any easier, does it? Darynda Jones’ Reyes has managed to dominate against the men of the Black Dagger Brotherhood. First defeating Zsadist, and then annihilating the King. His opponent has felled...
May
28

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More!

Giveaway: Complete Set of The Mortal Instruments Series & More! We’re pretty excited about the release of City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare this week. You’re probably excited, too. It’s the final book in Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series, and well we’ve been waiting for it. (Expect a review soon!) If you haven’t read this series yet, we can/should change that. We have a complete set of The Mortal Instruments...
May
27

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 12: Acheron vs. Jericho Z. Barrons

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 12: Acheron vs. Jericho Z. Barrons Update: Only 100 votes separated these two in the end, but like the unknown beast he is Barrons came out on top. Two ultimate leaders are pit against each other in this round of the Alpha Showdown. They’re also both big-time favorites and frequent faces on book boyfriend lists everywhere. But we’re mean, so we’re going to make you pick: Acheron or Barrons? We’ve lined up great...
May
26

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 11: Bones vs. Adam Hauptman Update: Both sides fought hard here, but only one can come out on top. Adam Hauptman took 62 percent of the vote and moves on to face Reyes Farrow in the next round! Two more big-time fan favorites are pitted against each other in today’s Alpha Showdown round. It’s vampire versus werewolf as Jeaniene Frost’s Bones takes on Patricia Briggs’ Adam Hauptman. Which one advances in the...
May
23

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 10: Vlad vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 10: Vlad vs. Kate Daniels Update: It was a very close fight this round, but Kate Daniels and her vampire-slaying sword prevailed! She’ll advance in the Showdown. Is it just me or does each Alpha Showdown round get harder? Today’s is no exception. Can Kate Daniels defeat the original vampire Vlad? Which one advances in the Showdown is up to you! We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to...
May
22

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 9: Reyes Farrow vs. Wrath

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 9: Reyes Farrow vs. Wrath Update: Wow! Both the Grimlets and BDB fans came out in force this time, but only one character can continue. Reyes Farrow won this match! We’ve finally made it through the first tier of Alpha Showdown battles. They were wicked, weren’t they? Well, I can’t say it gets easier from here on out. Today we pit the Son of Satan again the King of Vampires. Which one advances in the Showdown is...
May
21

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 8: Acheron vs. Sabina Kane Update: Sabina put up a good fight, but in the end Acheron took home the victory. He’ll advance in the Showdown. Round 8 of the Alpha Showdown is the first-timers’ round. If we hadn’t changed our rules this year—taking off the “published in…” limitation—these two wouldn’t have made the bracket. So we’re pleased we made the change, because your...
May
20

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 7: Adam Hauptman vs. Raphael

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 7: Adam Hauptman vs. Raphael Update: The werewolf defeated the archangel! Adam advances to the next round of the Alpha Showdown! There’s no question Adam and Raphael are meant to be in the Alpha Showdown. They’re both leaders, and have big followings within the VBC readership. (Heh.) How are you going to decide? We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then...
May
19

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 6: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Simon Wolfgard

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 6: Jericho Z. Barrons vs. Simon Wolfgard Update: Barrons dominated this round like the alpha he is. He advances in the Showdown. The first-ever Alpha Showdown champion re-enters the ring. His opponent is new to the Showdown, but not to fighting. Can Simon take out the big, bad Barrons? We’ve lined up great bloggers to explain why each alpha deserves to advance. Read the pitches, and then make the call. JERICHO Z. BARRONS You know him from: The...
May
16

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 5: Bones vs. Ryodan

Alpha Showdown 2014 Round 5: Bones vs. Ryodan Update: The Frost Fans came out in full force. Bones managed to defeat Ryodan in this round. We never thought we’d consider Bones an underdog, but he’s been in the Alpha Showdown several times, and has yet to take the title. Will this be his year? Ryodan knows how to clench that Alpha Showdown championship, but will he be able to fell our beloved vampire this time? We’ve lined up great...

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