Prepare to fight! It’s time for Alpha Showdown nominations [Giveaway]


ALPHA SHOWDOWN | Vampire Book ClubOK, I don’t expect you to fight. But we need to determine who’s making it into this year’s battle to be the ultimate alpha. Last year, Jericho Z. Barrons won. Rightfully. However, JBZ can’t be in the running this year. Leaving things open for other kickass characters to claim top honors.

This is where you come in, dear readers. We’re doing open nominations this year. (And bribing your participation with a giveaway.)

What is this Alpha Showdown?
If you weren’t a reader of VBC last May (welcome!), you missed out on two weeks of insane fun in our 2011 Alpha Showdown. We bust out a March Madness-style bracket of 16 alpha characters (both male and female). Book bloggers champion for their alpha — trying to convince you he or she should win it all — and each day we have a new poll. Readers vote. One alpha advances. Last year there were plenty of author bribes (excerpts and the like) and many chances to tell the world why you love a certain character.

Basically, it was a ton of fun. And we’re doing it again.

What are the rules?
To be in the 2012 Alpha Showdown the character must be from a book published between June 2011 and May 2012. This is why Barrons can’t win. Shadowfever came out in January 2011.

The character can be male or female. Darian from Shaedes of Grey, for example, is definitely a female alpha badass. In that same count, I highly suspect we’ll see Terrible and Lothaire make it to the bracket.

…but that’s up to you.

Nominations and a Giveaway
You can nominate up to three alpha characters for the Showdown. Simply fill out the form below — which will also enter you to win any book from our Recommendations section — and list your nominees. Feel free to bait your friends to nominate the same characters. Use the comments here to pitch. It’s all fair game.

The 16 characters with the most nominations will be put in the bracket for the 2012 Alpha Showdown, which will happen this May.

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Want to help?
If you are a blogger and would like to champion for one of the alphas, reach out to me via email. Once we have the alphas selected, I’ll contact all those interested.

Also, we’re welcoming author involvement. If you want to know how to you can participate on the author end, just ask me.

168 Responses to “Prepare to fight! It’s time for Alpha Showdown nominations [Giveaway]”

  1. Krista says:

    Rachel Morgan

  2. Shan AKA Preternatural Addict says:

    Master Vampire Malachi(Vampire Instinct – Vampire Queen series) , Alpha-sub Jacob Green (Bound by The Vampire Queen – Vampire Queen series) & Derek Stormwind (Something about Witches – Arcane Shot serries) from the amazing Joey W Hill’s universe. These perfect male specimens are super-hot yummo *drools* and alphas to the core *swoon* Not to be missed. Oh they’d give ALL other alphas a run for their money (Vishous, Terrible, Lothaire & Bones got demoted cos’ of these tender morsels)

  3. Z says:

    Too many alphas to choose from:
    Gidson, Lauren Dane
    Torh, JR Ward
    Paris and Strider, Gena Showalter
    Lothaire, Kresley Cole
    Limos, Larrisa Ione
    Chase, Lara Adrian
    Seth and Darling, Sherrilyn Kenyon
    Delilah and Camilie, Yasmine Galenorn
    Lawe, Lora Leigh
    Jacob, Joey W Hill
    Nathan and Merit, Chole Neill

  4. Proserpine says:

    These are my alpha:
    Saloman from Blood Eternal by Marie Treanor
    Kali Sweet from Revenge is Sweet by Misty Evans
    Micah from Lord of the Abyss by Nalini Singh

    Kali is a Kick-Ass girl and I really want her to win!!!!

    Last year I voted for JZB!!! I think Lothaire will probably win this year! No wonder why…. O.o

  5. Mel says:

    Bones, Cat and Tohr, those are my picks ^.^

  6. Annabelle says:

    Ethan & Merit from Chicagoland Vampires!

  7. Jennifer says:

    Hmm this isn’t easy, but I’ve gotta go with Curran, Terrible, and Bones. I feel kinda bad for leaving out so many good ones 🙁

  8. Quinn and Blane!!! love them

  9. Angela says:

    Lothaire – Kresley Cole/Immortals After Dark
    Rhiannon Murphy – J.A. Saare/Renfield Syndrome
    Lord Rhyzkal – Diana Rowlans/Sins Of The Demon

  10. darrellarose says:


  11. Shannon says:

    Boned,Tohrment, Vlad, Dorian Grey from the Gwen Sparks series.

  12. Victoria Sloboda says:

    Thank you so much!

  13. keppy says:

    For me it will be ….
    and Vlad

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