Alpha Showdown Round 11: Ethan Sullivan vs Curran


Alpha Showdown 2012 at Vampire Book ClubThe leader of Cadogan House takes on the Beast Lord in Round 11 of the Alpha Showdown. Both have defeated one foe, but who will advance?

Ethan Sullivan edged out a victory over Atticus O’Sullivan, a druid with some seriously powerful skills. Will Ethan’s cunning get him past Curran?

Curran knocked out wolf shifter Hawke. Will the claws come out against the vampire?

You get to decide.

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 25). Remember, alphas don’t share titles. Your votes decide who advances in the Alpha Showdown 2012.


Ethan Sullivan

Some Girls Bite by Chloe NeillYou know him from: Chicagoland Vampires by Chloe Neill
First appeared in: Some Girls Bite (VBC review, Buy it at Amazon)

Supernatural status: Vampire

Championed by: Megan Frampton from Heroes and Heartbreakers and meganframpton.com | @meganf

Ethan Sullivan, leader of House Cadogan, is the vampire you’d want having your back in any situation (or have you on your back for, but that’s another story). He’s smart, witty, cunning, arrogant, proud, measured, and strong. He’s a true leader, a vampire who’s adapted to the change of years and come out stronger.

Plus he looks like this: “He was tall, two or three inches over six feet, and lean like a swimmer—narrow waist, broad shoulders, long legs. His hair was straight, shoulder-length, and golden-blond. His face was chiseled—knife-edge cheekbones and a firm jaw, his brow strong, his lips worth calling home about.”

What’s more, Ethan is incredibly loyal. He puts the safety of Cadogan vampires above all things, even if it means he loses something (in this case, Merit). He is arrogant enough to own his decisions, he’s got a massive ego, and he will go toe-to-toe with his woman, and respect her for standing up to him. Even as he tries to seduce her to change her opinion.

He’s not the meanest (Zsadist), the most lethal fighter (Bones?), the handsomest (Colin Ames-Beautmont), the smartest (uh…never mind, he might be), or the most terrifying (Zsadist! Nice to see you again!), but he’s the only vamp in this showdown who’s got everything.


Magic Bites by Ilona AndrewsYou know him from: Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
First appeared in: Magic Bites (Kelly’s review at On A Book Bender, VBC review, Buy it at Amazon)

Supernatural status: Lion shifter, Bad-Ass Beast Lord

Championed by: Kelly from Reading the Paranormal | @soulswallo

When you hear about a character long before you ever pick up the series, you know they’re Alpha material. And Curran? He’s the Alpha-iest of them all. He commands legions! He has strength and cunning in spades! He is CURRAN! Hear him roar! That’s right, folks, he’s the Alpha’s Alpha and he’s not going to let anyone drag him away from that top spot.

Besides his physical strength, which is very impressive, Curran has stamina. *holds up seven fingers* He’s battled hordes of warriors, a really pissy secret society, and an army of demons and he still has time to romance his lady. The way he stalks his prey puts every other Alpha on the list to shame. He might not be the smoothest shifter on the block, but his technique leaves Kate swooning and I don’t hear her complaining.

Big, smart and ruthless enough to keep the largest band of shifters on the East Coast in line, Curran is more than deserving of the title of 2012 Alpha Showdown Champion!


57 Responses to “Alpha Showdown Round 11: Ethan Sullivan vs Curran”

  1. émeraude says:

    Man … is a great clash of Curran and Kate pass by his opponent. Oh mine

  2. Stina says:

    Ugh! This one is the hardest for me so far! Im going to have to go with Curran. But Ethan is pretty hard-core

  3. akr says:

    Yay! curran won!

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