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A big welcome today to Beryll and Osirus Brackhaus as part of their release day blitz for Sunchaser with Eyes on Books.

Review


When I was offered a review copy of this book I jumped at it. I love good paranormal, have a weakness for shifters, and like to read a mix of genres, and so it not being a romance was part of the appeal.

The book didn’t disappoint—in fact, it’s on my list as one of the best books I’ve read this year. Some books I read and enjoy, others suck me in completely and I can’t put them down. This was one of the latter.

The characters were a big part of that. They’re interesting, fun, and the banter, and Roan’s narrative is great. Roan’s a werecat, werepanther to be precise, and his attitude is very catlike, right down to his nickname of Sunchaser. I also loved Betsy and her love for urban fantasy stories, which lead to her asking Roan all sorts of questions, adding to the fun. But it’s not all fun and games for these characters. Martin’s story is tragic—he’s far more than just a sick werewolf, but trying to avoid spoilers so won’t say anymore. Just that he’s an important part of this trio of characters, and I loved him as much as Roan and Betsy. I sat up late two nights running devouring this story as I had to find out what happened next—the plot had me on the edge of my seat, especially the last few chapters.

I need to mention the German tourists, and other side characters who appear in this story. They’re fully developed characters in their own right, and they really add to the story. I must admit I especially loved the tourists as I’ve just done a lot of research about Germany and got a kick out of recognising places they referred to etc.

The world building is subtle, but that’s the reason I think it works so well. It’s firmly set in our world but references the supernatural world that is a big part of it, but that most humans are unaware of. It feels natural, rather than forced and is very believable. There’s no romance but I liked that it was more about family and friendship.

Although this story is book 2 of a series, it stands alone well and has hints of the previous story which is Roan’s brother Connor’s. I’m looking forward to reading Softpaw which is book 1, and I was happy to find out there’s another book coming out soon.

I’d highly recommend Sunchaser to readers who love well written paranormal with great characterisation, a fast paced plot with a few twists and turns, and believable world building. 5 out of 5 stars.

Sunchaser Release Blitz Banner

Smilodon Pride, Book Two

Genre: Paranormal, Adventure

Length: Novel


Synopsis


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.


Sunchaser Book Cover


Buy Links


Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0H6JIO/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01M0H6JIO/

Amazon DE: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B01M0H6JIO/

Amazon AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01M0H6JIO/


Giveaway


Prizes: 2 ecopies of Softpaw, Smilodon Pride, Book One


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


Softpaw


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…


Softpaw Book Cover


Buy Links


Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GU4WWYG/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GU4WWYG/

ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-softpaw-2054902-145.html

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/635900

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/softpaw-osiris-brackhaus/1123795331?ean=2940153018201#productInfoTabs

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/de-de/ebook/softpaw


iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/book/softpaw/id1113949196?mt=11



Excerpt


Roan glanced over to the wolf who was still sitting next to the car, panting happily, just like an ordinary dog. What wasn't so ordinary were the long strings of white slime hanging from his snout.

"What the fuck is wrong with him?" Of all the things he had considered the idea that the werewolf might be sick had never crossed his mind. Werecreatures didn't get sick. At least cats didn't.

Betsy quickly turned to worriedly look at the wolf as well, but then laughed. "Oh, that is nothing. I gave him some marshmallows."

Back in her presence for less than five minutes and already Roan regretted coming back. "Why on earth would you give a wolf marshmallows? He needs proper food. Just look at how sick he looks!"

"Well..." At least, Betsy looked a little embarrassed now. "He ate some of my chili tortilla chips and then he was panting so hard and his eyes were starting to water so I had to give him something to take off the sting. I mean, he wouldn't have eaten it if it was bad for him, right?

The wolf was still panting happily, munching up his own slimy drool again, now looking rather like a complete idiot than sick.

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.


Beryll

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.



Osiris


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.


Website: http://www.brackhaus.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Osiris-Brackhaus/100011014541510

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brackhaus

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