Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Ethan Sullivan


VBC: Home of Alpha ShowdownUpdate: With 59 percent of the vote, Mad Rogan is the winner! He advances in the Alpha Showdown 2017!

Are you ready for more Alpha Showdown? We’ve made it through the preliminary rounds, which means it’s about to get a whole lot harder here.

Each of the alphas in today’s round have already won a bout. Mad Rogan dominated in his match against Rhysand, but he’s going to have to fight hard to defeat Ethan. Master Sullivan managed to beat the original Alpha Showdown champion, Barrons. That’s no easy feat.

The battles don’t get easier (peek at the bracket), but the winner is all up to VBC readers. Each round is open for 48 hours. The winner advances.

Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews // VBC ReviewCONNOR “MAD” ROGAN

You know him from: The Hidden Legacy series by Ilona Andrews
First appeared in: Burn For Me (VBC review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Human mage, Prime

Championed by: DaVinciKittie from Grave Tells

The Butcher of Merida.

The Scourge of Mexico.

The man whose mere presence strikes fear into the most powerful magical elite on the planet. A whisper of his name incites hasty military action and sends normal people fleeing for their lives.

Connor “Mad” Rogan is the baddest of the bad, and he doesn’t care who knows it. He is an apex predator with a binary world view: you’re either with him or against him, and he can—and has—leveled entire cities with a thought. Mad Rogan is a roiling thunderstorm of magical chaos, a veritable dragon bound in a sexier-than-sin human shell.

Burn For Me:

“I had briefly considered impaling him with one of those steel poles from the roof, but decided it would be too graphic for you. Would that have been preferable?”

My mind conjured up Peaches with a steel pole sticking out of his stomach. “No.

“I really would like to know,” he said with genuine curiosity. “The next time I kill someone, I’d like to do it in a way that doesn’t freak you out.”

“How about you don’t kill anybody for a little bit?”

“I can’t make that promise.”

But don’t let all the heavy scare you. If you’re looking for an alpha male boyfriend, this man knows allll the right ways to amp you up and blow your mind. He’ll drip his magic across your skin, ignite a molten-honey river of desire without a single touch. And that’s just the appetizer.

White Hot:

Rogan’s personality was like his magic: a powerful typhoon that swept away everything in its path. I had seen the extent of his rage and the intensity of his desire. When he focused on you, he did so completely and you felt privileged to be the object of his attention in spite of yourself.

Rogan takes care of his people and they serve him with fervent loyalty. There is no one more alpha, more badass, more feared or dependable than Mad Rogan. No character is more raw, more ruthlessly complex, or more elegantly penned. Not in all the story universes in all the galaxy.

You do not want to cross Mad Rogan.

The winner of this battle is clear.

Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill // VBCETHAN SULLIVAN

You know him from: Chicagoland Vampires series by Chloe Neill
First appeared in: Some Girls Bite (VBC Review | LE Review | Amazon)
Supernatural status: Cadogan House Master Vampire

Championed by: Jackie from Literary Escapism (Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | GoodReads)

“You were born a soldier, turned into a monster, or so you feared. And you made yourself a Master. You made your identity.” – Merit (Blade Bound)

What can I say about Ethan Sullivan that would sway you to vote for him as our alpha champion? Should I mention his stubbornness to believe others could be right or his willingness to admit when he is wrong? What about the intensity of his emotions—how he loves fiercely and stands by those who has his loyalty just as he has theirs? Or how about the fact that he is one seriously hot blonde Viking who inspires very naughty desires in or out of his tailored suits?

Ethan Sullivan is one complex vampire, but the one thing no one has ever had to worry about is whether he would have their back in a fight. He’s not a master who stands by as his soldiers fight; absolutely not…in fact he’s often the one who is leading the charge. He’s not afraid to stand up for his people, for what he believes is right, especially when the welfare of his people is at stake.

In fact, he rarely puts himself first and is constantly thinking of others…much to Merit’s frustration. Especially when it meant he took a stake through the heart that was meant for her. He has proven his loyalty and love for Merit and his people over and over. To say he doesn’t deserve your vote would be a gross misunderstanding. He will go to hell and back for the ones he loves; he will fight viciously to protect all innocents, even those who have called him monster. He is an alpha that can inspire and be followed without fear of what’s to come. He is the ultimate alpha champion and I would hope you would agree too.


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98 Responses to “Alpha Showdown 2017 Round 9: Mad Rogan vs. Ethan Sullivan”

  1. Traci says:


  2. DC says:

    Ethan is our man!!!!

  3. Esyra says:

    Mad Rogan!!! Ethan has no chance against him!!!

  4. Rae says:

    Mad Rogan!!!

  5. Krista says:


  6. Judy says:


  7. Jana morimoto says:

    Ethan Sullivan!

  8. Christian Chandler says:

    Mad Rogan!

  9. Frances says:


  10. Sharon says:

    Ethan! Just because it’s been a longer journey and I’ve been with him from the start x

  11. Sonja says:

    This was a hard choice. I love them both, but I had to go with Mad Rogan.

  12. Beth says:

    Mad Rogan!

  13. eileen says:

    Mad Rogan!

  14. Mary Preston says:


  15. Donna says:

    Gotta be Mad Rogan……it’s Ilona Andrews!

  16. Faith says:

    Mad Rogan! I just finished White Hot too, & he was fantastic.

  17. Jen Twimom says:

    I have Mad Love for Rogan after White Hot!

  18. Jen S. says:

    It was tough, but since I just finished White Hot, I had to vote for Mad Rogan!

  19. robin says:


  20. Amy says:

    Very tough, but still waiting on White Hot to be dispatched and loved the concluding book from Chicagoland Vampires, so…
    Ethan is my vote!

  21. Raine says:

    Time to give Ethan some love!

  22. Diane Selburg says:

    Oh so hard to make a choice! I couldn’t so I hovered my mouse over the two Alpha’s, and closed my eyes then clicked. Kidding, I did try that though.

  23. Karen Snyder says:

    Ethan for all time!

  24. Donna says:


  25. GeenaK says:


  26. Pam says:


  27. Dianne says:

    Ethan Sullivan

  28. Angie says:

    Mad Rogan

  29. Joy says:

    Ethan Sullivan!

  30. jessie says:


  31. Diana says:

    MAD ROGAN! Just reading “White Hot” and am reminded what a strong, sexy, take charge alpha kind of guy he is, but then there’s that wounded part inside him too. He needs some love from the fans!

  32. Kathleen says:

    Mad Rogan!!

  33. Betul E. says:


  34. Meggin says:

    I literally just finished White Hot so I’m going to have to go with Mad Rogan!!!

  35. Tina says:


  36. Amber says:

    Mad Rogan

  37. DeeAnn says:

    Mad Rogan!

  38. Brittany Lenart says:


  39. Laura McIntyre says:

    Ethan all the way!

  40. Billie Dee says:

    Mad Rogan!

    I’m still mad about the Mercy Adam thing.

  41. Elizabeth says:

    Mad rogan!

  42. Marcia Hastings says:


  43. Brenda D. says:


  44. Kinga says:


  45. Chiara says:

    MAD Rogan!

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