Friday, October 14, 2016

Release Day & Review Blitz: Sunchaser (Smilodon Pride, Book 2) by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus (Exclusive Excerpt + Giveaway)

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Smilodon Pride, Book Two
Genre: Paranormal, Adventure
Length: Novel


Roan has pretended to be a human for long enough. He needs to get out of town and roam the land, as any proper werecat should.

The last thing he wants is his conscience insisting he should save an abused werewolf from a traveling circus first. The very last thing he expects is the local sheriff’s daughter having the exact same idea – and beating him to the punch.

Their rescue goes spectacularly wrong, and suddenly Roan, Betsy and their crippled wolf find themselves fleeing across the US for the Mexican border, chased by the police and vengeful circus fey alike.

Sunchaser is a non-romance, road-movie-ish urban fantasy adventure novel about a werecat drifter, a wide-eyed human girl and a defective werewolf learning that sometimes, family really is the ones you didn’t pick.

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Exclusive Excerpt: 

"Come on, silly doggie, put some effort into it. Try to change." He was surprised when Martin did sit down and closed his eyes. That was much more understanding of his actual words than he had expected at this point. With two strides, he was back at the wolf's side and hunkered down next to him. "It's not that hard," he added softly and much kinder. "You have done it before. Just picture yourself human. Hands, feet, skin."

A shiver ran through Martin as he hunched over in concentration, his eyes screwed shut tightly.

"Don't try to force it," Roan continued talking to him softly. He felt the urge to stroke the wolf's neck to make him relax, but he knew that tactile contact like that would just be a distraction. "Your human shape is there, you don't have to force it, just imagine pulling it over like a favorite coat."

Betsy had gone completely silent. Roan didn't even hear her breathe anymore. He could easily imagine how she was watching with huge, hopeful eyes.

He banished that thought from his mind, concentrating on Martin instead, trying to come up with something to make the shift easier for him. He remembered how his father had coaxed him and his siblings into changing to their human form by placing treats they really wanted into containers they could only open with fingers. It had worked like a charm with them, permanently hungry as they had been, but Roan doubted it would be any help to Martin. He wanted to change, after all. He just couldn't.

Roan sensed how Martin struggled, but nothing happened.

With a tiny unhappy whine, Martin slumped and hung his head. He looked defeated. Roan wrapped his arms around his thick neck and pulled him close.

"Don't worry about it," he told the wolf in a deep rumble, close enough to a purr to reassure. "You'll get there. You'll get your human shape back. Keep trying. It just takes more time for you to recover. You'll be fine."


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Start your journey with Book One in the Smilodon Pride series:


Connor’s life used to be the dream of any cultured werecat. He spent his days in Paris’ gay quarter with comfortably little real work, playing the piano, surrounded by art, fine food and good friends. Now, a feral vampire preys on the prostitutes of ‘his’ quarter, killing the boys of the Marais one by one.

When Connor invites a newly arrived hooker to stay on his houseboat, the last thing he expects is Michel to be a member of the Brigade Criminelle – a troubled, hunky rookie cop sent undercover to explore Connor’s connection to the murders, picked mostly because he had been a boy of the Marais himself, not so long ago.

Hiding their true natures becomes a problem for both when their initial attraction becomes much more than they ever thought possible. But in order to bring down the serial killer and maybe have a chance at making their relationship work out, one of them will have to take the first, critical leap…

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About the authors

Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus are a couple currently living their happily ever after in the very heart of Germany, under the stern but loving surveillance of their cat.

Both of them are voracious but picky readers, they love telling stories and drinking tea, good food and the occasional violent movie. Together, they write novels of adventure and romance, hoping to share a little of their happiness with their readers.

An artist by heart, Beryll wrote stories even before she knew what letters were. As easily inspired as she is frustrated, her own work is never good enough (in her eyes). A perfectionist in the best and worst sense of the word and the driving creative force of the duo.

An entertainer and craftsman in his approach to writing, Osiris is the down-to-earth, practical part of the team. Broadly interested in almost every subject and skill, with a sunny mood and caring personality, he strives to bring the human nature into focus of each of his stories.


1 comment:

  1. Congrats on the new book. I read Softpaw and it was a interesting read.