Alpha Showdown Round 10: Lothaire vs. Dmitri


Alpha Showdown 2012 at Vampire Book ClubAnd you thought these battles were difficult before. Two of the most ruthless of the vampires in the Alpha Showdown 2012 are pitted against one another in Round 10.

Kresley Cole’s Lothaire managed to escape the silver stakes of Night Huntress’ Cat in his first battle, leaving him extra bloodthirsty.

Nalini Singh’s Dmitri’s cunning helped him take crafty assassin Gin Blanco last round, but will he be able to remove Lothaire’s heart?

I don’t know, but that’s why you’ll be voting. Who is more alpha: Lothaire or Dmitri? Which would throttle the other in a fight?

Read the pitches, then make the call. Who should advance to the next round in the Alpha Showdown? The poll at the end of this post will be open for two days (closing at 11:59 p.m. CST on May 24). Remember, alphas don’t share titles. Your votes decide who advances in the Alpha Showdown 2012.


Lothaire, the Enemy of Old

Lothaire by Kresley ColeYou know him from: Immortals After Dark by Kresley Cole
First appeared in: A Hunger Like No Other (VBC review, Under the Covers review, Buy it at Amazon)

Supernatural status: Vampire

Championed by: Under the Covers | @UTCbookblog

Behold! Lothaire Konstantin Daciano, Sovereign of Dacia, Realm of Blood and Mist, son of King Stefanovich of the Horde and Ivana Daciano, Heir to throne of Dacia. Grandson of Serghei Daciano King of Dacia. But you can call him Enemy of Old. We just call him Sexy.

Ruthless, brutal, beautiful…maybe a little sanity challenged, he nonetheless has a powerful charisma that will draw you just close enough for him to rip out your heart and gleefully snack on it as you watch. In the bloodthirsty world of the Lore, Lothaire is the most feared and yet most lusted after vampire ever known. With white hair, eyes of blood red, firm, sensual lips with a hint of cruelty and a past so dark and full of secrets, no woman should want to know…but we do.

Dark, lethal, seductive…blah blah blah, where have I heard that before?

That’s right…everywhere!

Dmitri can join the plethora of other wannabe alphas who play at being bad boys. No one is quite like Lothaire, the Enemy of Old. With the cunning intelligence of a true predator, and loyalties only to himself and his Elizvetta, he has nothing as gauche as a boss. *cough Raphael cough* He can cheat, betray and fight his way to bloody victory and destroy all those who stand in his way.

Lothaire is the vampire’s bogeyman – the vampire who scares all other vampires. He walks the tight rope of madness with no indication when he is going to fall into a pit of insanity, tearing your battered and bloody carcass with him.


Archangel's Blade by Nalini SinghYou know him from: Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series. He is the hero in, Archangel’s Blade (VBC review, Buy it at Amazon).
First Appeared In: Angels’ Blood (Buy it at Amazon)

Supernatural Status: Vampire

Championed by: His girlfriend aka Smexy from Smexy Books | @smexybooks

Dmitri. His name rolls off your tongue dark and delicious. His tongue is extremely skilled in other matters tongues are used for. But I digress. In this ‘Alpha Showdown’ competition, he is the biggest, baddest, and most tortured of them all. He uses his deep rooted pain, to smack down the other so-called alphas with a flick of his finger.

He is 1,000 years old and the leader of Archangel Raphael’s security team, which means he is not only bad ass, but very trustworthy as well. Hey Gin Blanco – how old are you? That’s right – you just go back into that kitchen and make more pies.

He oozes sex appeal, literally. His aroma of chocolate and champagne makes every woman think lusty thoughts. He not only has brutal strength when fighting an enemy, but a brutal wickedness when seducing a lady.

“I’m fairly certain you’re not a nice man at all.”

His answer was a slow smile that whispered of silk sheets, erotic whispers, and sweat-damp skin. The unhidden intent of it had her heart slamming hard against her ribs. “No,” she said, voice raw.

“A challenge.” He wasn’t touching her and yet she felt caressed by a thousand ropes of fur, soft and lush and unmistakably sexual. “I accept.”

Dmitri will kill all of your enemies then make nasty, dirty love to you all while smelling like chocolate and champagne. Ladies and gents… we have our winner.


45 Responses to “Alpha Showdown Round 10: Lothaire vs. Dmitri”

  1. Ren says:

    Lothaire (and Paul Marron) all the way!!
    Sorry Dmitri, but you always rubbed me wrong since the beginning. If only this one is Lothaire vs Raphael, I’ll change my mind, hehehe.

  2. Kat says:

    Lothaire! No Contest.

  3. Alison Robinson says:

    I haven’t read the Immortals After Dark series yet (on my to be read pile) so it’s Dmitri for me

  4. Angela says:

    This is cruel! Love both but Lothaire is the mad Enemy Of Old, a prince and a king AND every 2nd supe in the world owes him a firstborn…. ahem.. favor. I’m so sorry Dmitri but I’m sure Lothaire would find a way to put your name down in his little book. 🙂

  5. Debbie says:

    Lothaire is one like no other!

  6. Maria says:

    This was really a tough call but I chose Lothaire

  7. Hannah says:

    I love Dmitri, he might not be as crazy awesome as Raphael, but I’m still pretty certain he could take Lothaire.;)

  8. Mandi says:

    No way!!! Dmitri would eat Lothaire for dinner!!! Dmitri is sly…he has more brains than Lothaire!

  9. Emily says:

    Wow this was a cruel thing to ask me to do…………choose between two amazingly strong, sly, and beautiful vampires……but in the end. Dimitri would beat Lothaire into submission…………..

  10. Catherine Swartz says:

    Lothaire!!! Definitely!!!

  11. SaraT says:

    Dimitri always!!

  12. Mischa says:


  13. Sheena T says:

    Hands down Lothaire. I just purchased the 1st book in the Guild Hunter series but IAD has always been around for me. No second guessing.

  14. Tiffaney says:

    Lothaire for sure! I like him so much better than Dimitri. Dimitri has no sense of humor. Lothaire is more witty and hecan do that half trace thing.

    • Hannah says:

      No sense of humour? I dunno about that. His humour might not be obvious, but it’s very much there.

  15. Andie says:

    I’m all over Paul and everything, but as for the characters, i have to go with Dmitri!! He was one of my 3 nominees and i almost love him as much as i love Raphael, so yeah. Dmitri FTW!

  16. Faith Hines says:

    I love both these vamps, but Dmitri is the bigger Alpha. Lothaire has a lot going for him no doubt, but he’s still no Dmitri. Dmitri is the right hand man of one of the most powerful Archangels. Other Angels & Vampires respect/fear him. He is sexy, has a very dry sense of humor, plus the man can fight like no one’s business. Dmitri does not need to call in debts/favors from others like Lothaire, he commands & it is done…

  17. karen says:

    Damn hate it when it turns like this. Lothaire wins this one.

  18. Kathy Gormley says:

    Dmitri. Dmitri. Dmitri.

  19. Maria pronounced Mariah says:

    I was not a huge fan of Dimitri before reading Archangle’s Blade but DAMN was that book smoking hot so sorry Lothaire…Dimitri gets my vote.

  20. Jane MacDonald says:

    Dmitri – chocolate & champagne yummm

  21. Susan A. says:

    This was a horrible decision to make. I’ve read all of Nalini Singh’s Guild Hunter series and love Dimitri. He is one tough, old vampire. On the other hand, I only bothered to read the first two books of IAD because it just wasn’t working for me. That is, until Lothaire’s story came out. I had to read his book. The fact I skipped over so many in the series and still sucked up every moment of him on the pages says a lot. He is truly a top Alpha, and though I might be more dedicated to the Guild Hunter series, I’m positive Lothaire could beat Dimitri in a fight. To the “Enemy of Old”!

  22. Danielle W says:

    I really liked Dimitri but no way would Lothaire lose. That is just not in his end-game.

  23. I love me some Dmitri, loved his book, but omg it’s LOTHAIRE for me. ALL. THE. WAY.

  24. Proserpine says:

    Hey Lothaire have to win this one!!!!

  25. Lege Artis says:

    Dmitri all the way!

  26. Kimberly says:

    Love Lothaire all the way !!!!!!!

  27. Lothaire — HANDS down and the ULTIMATE Alpha bad ass!! Kresley, thank you sooo much for keeping him “True” in his book.

  28. mikky says:

    Team Dmitri all the way!

  29. Taryn @MySecretRomance says:

    Lothaire all the way!!!!!

  30. Wendy says:


  31. Sara says:

    They are entirely seperate entities with entirely seperate pros and cons but since I am going for utter hotness and pimp slapp abilities… my choice is Lothaire. Dmitri is a fine vampire but the Enemy of Old has more depth and more craziness to his character. Plus I dig the nucking futs characters of Cole.

  32. Airaseem says:

    I love the immortal after dark series it’s so dark an sexy so my vote is lothaire

  33. Arien says:

    Lothaire was great, until his book. Sorry, he can’t touch Dmitri.

  34. GO LOTHAIRE ! Good LUCK!
    me…. frustrated as hell …every time I get here to vote there is
    (Poll Closed)
    About the BOOK yeah it Was a disaster , definitely Ms. K. COLE standards when down the tube.. ;(
    and I am surprised that Elizabeth survive without going into the deep end crazy… with all that was thrown her way in such short space of time ;(
    Still… Enemy of Old, good luck to you !

  35. Emerlyn Santos says:

    I’ll definitely go for Lothaire. He’s still the best!!!

  36. kumicho says:

    Lothaire wins since, of course, he is SUPERLATIVE in every way possible.

  37. Mohamad says:

    Nice that they mentioned Dmitri’s age but not Lothaire’s. Lemme give you a hint. More than 2000. These immortals grow stronger with age. And smarter with experience. And for Christ’s sake, what can beat the intelligence and cunning of Lothaire? He laughs under torture and yawns with boredom at an apocalypse! Plus he’s got “insight”, meaning he’s so helplessly genius that while he may not have foresight (isn’t able to see actions), he can easily predict reactions.
    And let the ladies talk about his sex appeal.
    So, Lothaire!

  38. Gisela says:

    Lothaire, for sure! i love my bad boy. .

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