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Show Me Your Alphas – Alpha Showdown 2017 Nominations are Open

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VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownWin 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.)

THE DETAILS

  • You can nominate up to three characters.
  • We’ll accept nominations through March 31, 2017.
  • Comments are encouraged (convince people to nominate your favorites!), but do not count as nominations. Only those submitted via the Rafflecopter form will be considered.

NOMINATE YOUR ALPHAS!

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75 Responses to “Show Me Your Alphas – Alpha Showdown 2017 Nominations are Open”

  1. Az says:

    Adam Hauptman – from the Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs.
    Vlad – from the Night Prince series by Jeaniene Frost.

  2. Lea Krnjeta says:

    I nominated Raphael, Curran and Gemini (Of Flame and light).

  3. yvonne a says:

    i nominated Mad Rogan from Hidden Legacy

  4. Donna says:

    I nominated Adam Hauptman from Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series

  5. R. Vance says:

    Gin Blanco from the Elemental Assassin series by Jennifer Estep and Jane Yellowrock from the Jane Yellowrock series by Faith Hunter.

  6. Ann Doneley says:

    My hero, of course, Jericho Barrons from Karen Maree Moning. Then Dani O’Malley and Mac (Makyla Lane) and Ryodan from Karen Maree Moning.

  7. Heather D says:

    I voted for Barrons~Karen Marie Moning~Feversong series, Kate Daniels~Ilona Andrews~Kate Daniels series and Charley Davidson~Darynda Jones~Charley Davidson series. Would love to see a lady win.

  8. Heather says:

    I voted for Barrons~Karen Marie Moning~Feversong series, Kate Daniels~Ilona Andrews~Kate Daniels series and Charley Davidson~Darynda Jones~Charley Davidson series. Would love to see a lady win.

  9. Rosa says:

    🙁 I pressed to continue button to fast. I just nominated one person (Kate Daniels) instead of 3. Can someone please nominate Dina Demille from the Innkeeper series from Ilona Andrews. She is not your regular badass Alpha, but strong in her own right.

  10. Mari says:

    eek Unfortunatly only Voted for one. 🙁
    how do i coreect this

  11. Andrea K. says:

    Mad Rogan (Ilona Andrews: Hidden Legacy)
    Rhysand (Sarah J. Maas: ACoTaR)
    Dani (Karen Marie Moning: Fever)

  12. Maggie says:

    I nominated Reyes, Darynda Jones, Charley Davidson series. Curran, Ilona Andrews, Kate Daniels series and Charles Cornick, Patricia Briggs, Alpha and Omega series.

  13. Lea Bourg' says:

    Okay girls , this year one classic, one favorite and one new =D
    First Ryodan by KMM … Do I really need say more ><)
    “For fuck's sake, you vanished and I couldn't find you. Do you really think I'm going to let that happen again? If you believe nothing else, concede it will work for that reason alone. I don't lose things that are mine.”

    Second Kaleb by Nalini Singh, our favorite ex-counsellor who is just SMOKING hot and a true alpha badass =D
    “Don't be afraid of me, Sahara." Bending his head, he spoke with his lips against hers, the contact igniting a thousand tiny lightning strikes in her blood. "I'd line the streets with bodies before I'd ever hurt you.”

    Third King Jovan by Kelly St Clare, less notorious but no less badass =D But he's funny and seriously you can only admire how he controls everything =D

  14. Amy says:

    My votes are for Vlad from Jeaniene Frost’s Night Prince series. Vishous from JR Ward’s BDB and Ludvig “Vig” Rundstrom from Shelly Laurenston’s Call of Crows.

  15. Angela M says:

    Can’t wait!

  16. Amy M says:

    I’m typically an all around Ilona Andrews’ Curran and / or Kate Daniels fan. But this year I’m backing Mad Rogan. Maybe it’s because he’s got 2 books coming out in the next few months, I don’t know. But I think he’d be the perfect Alpha Champion.

  17. Tracy W. says:

    Kate Daniels from Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews, Mercy Thompson from Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs, and Reyes in Charlie Davison series by Darynda Jones

  18. Betul E. says:

    I nominated:
    (1) Dax Lahn, Kristen Ashley, The Golden Dynasty; (2) Griffin, Amanda Bouchet, Kingmaker Chronicles series;
    (3) Catalia “Cat” Fisa, Amanda Bouchet, Kingmaker Chronicles series.

  19. Nancy says:

    I nominated Mad Road from Burn for me (Hidden Legacy),Barrons from Fever Series by Karen M.Moning and Vlad from Night Prince Series by Jeaniene Frost.

  20. Debbie Finlayson says:

    Darkness from New Species by Laurann Dohner,
    Eve Dallas/Roarke by JD Robb
    Pritkin from Cassandra Palmer series by Karen Chance

  21. Jennifer says:

    I nominate adam hauptman and mercy -patricia briggs…and Rhage-JR ward

  22. Peter Andersson says:

    Best thing about Alpha Showdown is all the tips for books to read 😀

  23. Cindy A says:

    Curran Kate Daniels Ilona Andrews
    Vlad nighthuntress jeannine frost
    Kate Daniels Kate Daniels Ilona Andrews

  24. John Nyzio says:

    I nominated Pritkin from The Cassandra Palmer series. Rowan from Throne of Glass. Mad Rogan from Hidden Legacy series

  25. Brenda R says:

    I nominated Jane Yellowrock, Mercy Thompson, and Rachel Morgan

  26. Sarah says:

    I nominated Bones and Vlad from the Night Huntress/prince series and Barrons from the Fever series. i REAAAAALLLYYY wanted to nominate Rhys from ACOTAR but i had to make sacrifices for my 3 favourites

  27. Yvonne Kuhn says:

    Mzatal – kara gillian series – diana rowland

    xander peck – shaede assassin – amanda bonilla

    Dageus MacKeltar – highlander – karen marie moning

  28. Mindy Mymudes says:

    Always love this challenge!

  29. Angi H says:

    Nominated Jane Yellowrock from Faith Hunter’s Skinwalker series. She is the ultimate badass. Rogue Vamp Hunter who’s motto is “Have Stakes, Will Travel”. I’d love to see several females in the running this year (granted, this is my first year so it’s entirely possible there are ALWAYS several females!). LOL Thanks, VBC, what a great concept!

  30. Mary Mattson says:

    I wanted to leave 3 but hit enter too soon. 🙁

  31. Claire says:

    Oupssssss I clicked Enter and nominated only one instead of 3….

  32. katieb says:

    I could only think of one this year, Connor ‘Mad’ Rogan.

  33. Dawn Roberto says:

    I nominated Barrons from Fever Series & Camille from Otherworld series by Yasmine Galenorn .

    Thanks so much for doing this.

  34. Em says:

    I nominated Jane Yellowrock, but then hit enter too soon. Please add Mercy Thompson, Patricia Briggs, Because if you don’t have to obey the alphas, you are the alpha!
    And Kaylin Naya, Michelle Sagara, Cast in Courtlight, She fixes everyone’s problems with a kick add Dragon as her best friend.

  35. Lisa Briggs says:

    I nominate Adam Huptman & Mercy Thompson Patrica Briggs Mercy Thompson series.

    Jane Yellowrock Faith Hunters Skinwalker series

  36. Katafer says:

    Grrr…even after reading that it was hard to leave 3 suggestions, it still only let me leave 1. Maddening system.

    Raphael- Guild Hunter by Nalini Singh was the one I left.

    I also wanted to leave Illium-from Guild Hunter too and Simon-from Anne Bishop’s The Others.

  37. Dani says:

    Considering all the kick ass female main characters, there’s a little too much testosterone in the past winners.

  38. Wendy Wills says:

    HI,

    I read that we can nominate three alphas. I entered Vishous from JR Ward’s, Black Dagger Brotherhood. It looks like I should have entered all three at the same time. I did not see a place to enter the other two. I would also like to nominate Ryodan and Jericho Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s FEVER Series. Thank you.

  39. Nicole says:

    Reyes Farrow

  40. Angie S says:

    Hi, I would like to nominate Vishous from JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood.

  41. Elizabeth. N.S says:

    I nominate the Blind King himself Wrath of the Blackdagger of the Brotherhood… for all that he has done for his people, his brothers and most importantly his queen… And I also nominate the one and only Vishous….from his tech savvy to his medical skills when helpin Jane, to his loyaltyh to his brothers and king and defending all those he loves, to his kinkiness in the bedroom…. I just can’t get enough of V…..

  42. Elizabeth. N.S says:

    I nominate the Blind King himself Wrath of the Blackdagger of the Brotherhood… for all that he has done for his people, his brothers and most importantly his queen..Wrath has endure the lost of his parents, his sight and yet manages to keep the trust and respect of his loyal subject even when all hell breaks lose..and puts his kindgom in jeopardy..Wrath still prevails… And I also nominate the one and only Vishous….from his tech savvy to his medical skills when helpin Jane, to his loyaltyh to his brothers and king and defending all those he loves, to his kinkiness in the bedroom…. I just can’t get enough of V…..

  43. Chelsea says:

    We’ve updated the entry form so there are now three slots to nominate, one for each! If you’ve already nominated and didn’t get to enter your second and third pick, you can now!

  44. Melody Byron says:

    I nominated vlad, barrons and reyes I think they’ve been in the list many times but theyre my all time favorites.

  45. Chelsea B. says:

    FUN! 😀

  46. Lacey T says:

    Nominated Curran, Kaleb Krycheck, and Reyes!

  47. Liz S says:

    Stefano Ferraro, Shadow Rider, Christine Feehan
    Raphael, Archangel’s Heart, Nalini Singh
    Kate Daniels, Ilona Andrews

    Always enjoy this contest!

  48. I nominated some underdogs this year. Can’t wait to see who makes the bracket!

  49. Nancy says:

    Harry Dresden, Harry Dresden series,Jim Butcher

    Curran, Kate Daniels, Ilona Andrews

    Reyes Farrow, Charley Davidson, Darynda Jones

  50. SueS says:

    Curran, Roarke, and Reyes. MMMM good….

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