Win It Wednesday just got legit double awesome. (That’s a thing, right?) March is just flying by, which means it’s time for the annual call for nominations for Alpha Showdown. And since it’s also our giveaway day, I’m bribing you to give me your nominations with the chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card.
This is our seventh year bringing you the Alpha Showdown, and it becomes more fun each time. It’s your chance to go full-on fan for your favorite characters, and a great time to discover stellar new books. The introduction of DB Reynolds’ Raphael in last year’s Showdown had even those at VBC HQ hitting the one click. (Also, check out Kris’ review of the first Vampires in America book.)
It’s a blast, and it’s all about the awesome VBC family (that means you) getting in on the fun.
For those uninitiated—hi, new subscribers!—each May VBC hosts a battle royale with your favorite alpha characters with tons of giveaways and lots of fun. It’s the VBC version of March Madness, and happens in May each year.
Here’s how it works: VBC readers nominate their favorite characters who exemplify alpha status—leaders, warriors, general badasses—and we place the top 16 vote-getters into an NCAA-style bracket. We’ll have book bloggers champion the nominated characters and matches will be posted on this site where readers will vote on which character advances.
Previous Alpha Showdown champions include J.R. Ward’s Wrath, Darynda Jones’ Reyes, Karen Marie Moning’s Ryodan, Ilona Andrews’ Curran and Moning’s Jericho Z. Barrons. This year’s alphas will need to be fierce to stand alongside our previous champs.
You may nominate any character from any book, regardless of publication date, to the Alpha Showdown provided he or she is a central character in a novel with paranormal or supernatural elements (a.k.a paranormal romance, urban fantasy, fantasy romance, etc.).
Also, we will have giveaways alongside every step of the Alpha Showdown. We aren’t changing that! (Authors/publishers, ping us if you’re interested in offering prizes.) We utilize Rafflecopter widgets to handle nominations (below!) and the actual voting when the Showdown happens.
To kick off the giveaway action, we’ll pick one person who nominates characters for the Alpha Showdown 2017 to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. (International readers: This is open internationally, and we can do a Book Depository gift card instead, if needed.)