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May
26

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 5: Mad Rogan vs. Rhysand

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 5: Mad Rogan vs. Rhysand Update: Mad Rogan dominated this round with 70 percent of the vote. He’ll advance on in the Alpha Showdown. We have a previous Alpha Showdown champion in this round: Mad Rogan from Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series. Let’s not pity his opponent just yet. Rhysand has a whole lot of passionate fans of Sarah J. Maas’ A Court of Thorns and Roses series at his back. Magic and power...
May
25

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 4: Barrons vs. Ethan Sullivan

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 4: Barrons vs. Ethan Sullivan Update: This round was close the entire 48 hours, but with 51 percent of the vote the winner is Ethan Sullivan!  Alpha Showdown 2017 is already heating up and I like it! In some of our earlier rounds many of you were able to discover new books you need to read. This round, though, brings two powerhouse characters who have been in almost every Alpha Showdown since it’s inception back in 2011. Yeah....
May
24

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 3: Jane Yellowrock vs. Griffin

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 3: Jane Yellowrock vs. Griffin Update: This was our closest round yet, but underdog Griffin squeaked into the lead with 52 percent of the vote. He will advance to the next round. Jane Yellowrock from Faith Hunter’s series of the same name has been a powerful contender in the Alpha Showdown for several years. She’s never claimed the title, though. Will this be her year? She’s up against another of the new faces this...
May
23

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 2: Curran vs. Bones

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 2: Curran vs. Bones Update: With 68% of the vote, Curran wins this round and advances in the Alpha Showdown.  Every year the Alpha Showdown gets harder. (We probably say this a lot, but it doesn’t make it not true…) Well, today’s one of the what?! how can you make me choose? rounds. It’s two long-running fan favorites: Curran from Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series and Bones from Jeaniene...
May
22

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 1: Adam Hauptman vs. Cat Fisa

Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 1: Adam Hauptman vs. Cat Fisa UPDATE: The poll has closed and with 82 percent of the vote, your winner is Adam Hauptman! He advances to the next round. We’re coming hot out the gates with Alpha Showdown 2017. We have a long-time favorite alpha Adam Hauptman from Patricia Briggs’ Mercy Thompson series (which we loooooove) up against newcomer Cat Fisa, the heroine of Amanda Bouchet’s Kingmaker Chronicles (which...
May
18

Alpha Showdown 2017 Starts Next Week!

Alpha Showdown 2017 Starts Next Week! Every year the Alpha Showdown gets bigger and better. It’s back for 2017, and OMG can we talk about the lineup? Old favorites—Mad Rogan, Jane Yellowrock, Ethan Sullivan—and fresh faces including both the hero and heroine from VBC’s best book of 2016 A Promise of Fire. Rhysand caught everyone’s attention in the A Court of Thorns and Roses series, and he’s making his first appearance...
Mar
15

Show Me Your Alphas – Alpha Showdown 2017 Nominations are Open

Show Me Your Alphas – Alpha Showdown 2017 Nominations are Open 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...
Jun
15

Your Alpha Showdown 2016 Champion is Kane Malloy!

Your Alpha Showdown 2016 Champion is Kane Malloy! We haven’t had a surprise like this year’s Alpha Showdown in years. It’s official, a first-time contender has taken the title. Congratulations to Kane Malloy from Lindsay J. Pryor’s Blackthorn series, your 2016 Alpha Showdown Champion! It’s been a minute since a vampire held the title, and we’re so happy to welcome all the Blackthorn fans who came out in force for this...
Jun
13

Alpha Showdown 2016 Championship: Kane Malloy vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2016 Championship: Kane Malloy vs. Kate Daniels This has been an intense Alpha Showdown. We have our first ever female alpha in the championship round. We have a newcomer in the finale. And we had some of the hottest contested battles in a long time (more than 10,000 votes when Kane fought Barrons). Take a look at the bracket for a recap of how it all went down. Kane as proven himself against some all-time favorites like Jane Yellowrock, Mercy Thompson...
Jun
10

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 14: Charles Cornick vs. Kate Daniels

Alpha Showdown 2016 Round 14: Charles Cornick vs. Kate Daniels The matches in this year’s Alpha Showdown have certainly lived up to the name. The battles have been close, the champions true alpha. It’s gotten heated, and if you think the choices were hard before, it’s about to get worse. Take a look at the bracket! The alpha who wins this bout will secure himself a space in the championship round. Charles has defeated two mighty vampires in Bones...

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