Your Alpha Showdown 2016 Champion is Kane Malloy!


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownWe 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 master vampire. He beat former Alpha Showdown champion Barrons. BARRONS, y’all. And then won a second fierce battle against Kate Daniels. It’s impressive. He’s impressive.

Want to know how we got here? You can view the bracket or revisit all the Alpha Showdown 2016 matches.

The VBC team has a review of the first Blackthorn novel Blood Shadows in the works for those who might be new to this alpha vampire. If you can’t wait, you can snag a Kindle copy of Blood Shadows for $0.99 as of this posting.

19 Responses to “Your Alpha Showdown 2016 Champion is Kane Malloy!”

  1. Tracey Morrow says:

    Chelsea, I would like to thank you and Vampire Book Club for all your hard work in putting on this competition. It is the first time I have discovered it, but I will be back next year.

    I’ve had so much fun – and I know that was what you wanted it to be, so I would say mission accomplished.

    I’ve discovered so many new books and new authors – my TBR list is rather long – i need a holiday to get through them all.

    I am absolutely delighted Kane has won. I have been a Blackthorn fan for some time. The world is complex, and whilst some may need a little time to get their head around it all, for those who haven’t tried it yet, I would encourage them too. I may take more than the first book, Blood Shadows, to figure out what’s going on, but those who stick with it will be rewarded handsomely

    Authors need the support of readers, particularly those less well known. There is space for all types of authors and books, and whilst no-one will like everyone, we, as readers, should encourage first and foremost. For without authors there are no books, and without books, our lives are so much less rich.

    Thank you once again.

  2. Incy Black says:

    Best thing about the Alpha Showdown? The number of new authors and series I’ve been introduced to. My summer reading is now sorted. Thank you, Chelsea. 🙂

  3. dawn higgins says:

    I have loved this Alpha showdown as i am a big fan of Lindsay J Pryor and her Blackthorn series but i have also got a lot of reading material through this fun compertition as well ,so well done vampire book club.

  4. Niamh says:

    Woo hoo so delighted Kane won. What a great competition Chelsea. I had so much fun. The amount of new books on my tbr pile I can’t wait to get started. The pnr/uf community is a fantastic place to be. Xxx

  5. Jenni says:

    I’m so thrilled Kane won and Lyndsay j Pryor is getting some exposure. Blackthorn really is my favourite PNR series and Kane really is THE master vampire. And so many books on my tbr pile now – this is going to cost me a fortune!!!! Xxx

  6. Kay says:

    I’m also new to this showdown and have discovered a few new alphas to add to my TBR pile! What a fantastic way to discover new authors! If anyone out there hasn’t read the Blackthorn series I would definitely recommend giving it a go, it truly is an amazing series and I’ll be sad when it ends. Congratulations to Lindsay J. Pryor on Kane’s win, very well deserved.

  7. Michelle says:

    Thank you to all at VBC for a very fun competition. I’m really happy Kane won – he was one of my three choices. So fab to get one of my three as winners!

    I’m a huge Nalini fan too so voting for Raphael and the cutie pie that is Naasir was a given!

    Also thank you to Lindsay J Pryor as I really liked all the social media bits. I even changed my FB pic and I’ve never done that before (never been asked)!

    The only downside is my TBR is now even danger of toppling over. #bookmountain

    Thank you Chelsea from me and my kindle x

  8. Sarah says:

    This was my first Alpha Showdown and I must say i enjoyed myself immensely!! Thank you to all!!! My reading list has grown!

  9. Amy M says:

    I got the .99 deal on Blood Shadows. After witnessing him beat alpha after alpha, I need to know more about Kane Malloy. Congrats to the 2016 Alpha Showdown Winner and all those who stopped by to vote.

    • dawn higgins says:

      Amy glad u downloaded Blood Shadows A Dark PNR, the first book in the Blackthorn series,i am sure u will love it,Lindsay is a fantastic Writter and gets u immersed in the story lines that keep u guessing.

  10. Carol Grant says:

    My first alpha showdown and what a hoot! Lots of new reads on my list and what a fun way to discover new authors. It’s always a challenge to get a new series, thank you Chelsea for putting this together! And congrats to Lyndsay J Pryor and the Blackthorn team!

  11. DC says:

    When I saw someone beat out KATE-I decided I just HAD to make that my next read! Wanted to let everyone know if you’re thinking the same first book in the Blackthorn series is 99 CENTS on Amazon right now! Never say I didn’t do anything for you lol

  12. Demeiko says:

    I’ve been a VBC fan for almost 2 years now and just love it!! I love discovering new reading material to feed my fantasies. I’ve sent a message a few months ago for Blood Shadows to be reviewed so I’m so glad to see Kane the winner in the Alpha showdown! Blackthorn is an awesome series. Congratulations Lindsay J Pryor!

  13. Angie says:

    Congratulations, I snagged Blood Shadows as I don’t know Kane yet but I love that we have a newbie as a winner though I’m still rooting for a female winner. Ah well, next year… 🙂

  14. We were THIS CLOSE to having a female alpha. Sigh. At least one of the gals made it to the last bracket. That’s new.

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