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. yvonne a says:

    Mad Rogan 🙂

  2. Brad says:

    Mad Rogan got to go with Ilona Andrews !!!

  3. Teresa says:

    Love Ethan

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  8. Candice says:

    I started Some Girls Bite last week, then stopped to read White Hot, Rogan has my vote today.

  9. Megan says:

    Mad Rogan

  10. Samantha Newbury says:


  11. Carol Chalk says:

    Mad Rogan

  12. Heather says:


  13. Sofija Kapranova says:

    It is a hardest choise. But I am going with Rogan. But I love Ethan too!

  14. Nancy says:

    Mad Rogan, yummy

  15. Marianne W says:


  16. Sara Horney says:

    Mad Rogan!

  17. miki says:

    hard choice but i will pck the one i knew the longest Ethan

  18. Julie says:

    Mad Rogan

  19. Julie says:

    Mad Rogan has my vote

  20. Lori A says:

    It’s gotta be Mad Rogan, easily. Ethan Sullivan just doesn’t do anything for me. Personal preference, to each their own, it’s Rogan for this win.

  21. Emma says:


  22. Stephanie Gerstein says:

    Ethan! Just finished Blade Bound and sigh.

  23. BookAttict says:


  24. Jen Kyle says:

    Mad Rogan

  25. MC says:

    Mad Rogan

  26. Liz S says:

    Mad Rogan all the way!

  27. Northwoman says:

    Tough choice but I have to go with Ethan.

  28. Katie says:

    Mad rogan!

  29. Nancy says:

    Mad Rogan

  30. Anne Kimbol says:

    Ethan is great, but I’m not sure anyone can out-alpha Rogan.

  31. Nicole says:

    ETHAN SULLIVAN definitely.

  32. Sarah says:


  33. Sarah says:

    Ethan for the win!!!!

  34. Debi Murray says:

    Mad Rogan has been my book boyfriend since Burn For Me.

  35. Sunny says:

    Just finished WHITE HOT. Mad Rogan just gets better and better

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  38. Kathy valentine says:

    Go! Ethan!!!

  39. Claire says:

    Mad Rogan Gooooo!

  40. Jana Leah says:

    Mad Rogan!

  41. Tais S says:

    Mad Rogan, if only because I’ve just read White Hot <3

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  45. Diana Stanhope says:

    Ethan. <3

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