Release Day Blitz – Sunchaser by Beryll & Osiris Brackhaus
Smilodon Pride, Book Two
Genre: Paranormal, Adventure
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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He left the town’s farms behind, heading out towards the dry plains where he would be alone with the land and the sky.
The ground was still hot from the day, but the chill of night was already in the air. The scent of dry grass and dust was clean, pleasant. Out here it was quiet, allowing him to listen to his own heart, his regular breathing. Just moving, his muscles tensing and relaxing, his body settling into the familiar motion – it felt good.
It reminded him of the first time he had left the reservation. Unlike his siblings, he had never felt the lure of civilization. Humans inevitably started annoying him if he was around them for too long, and the more there were, the sooner it happened. Their mother’s lifestyle appealed a lot more to him, always on the move, free from the constraints of relationships or material possessions.
Having kittens at all had been a matter of crossing a duty off her list. She hadn’t picked their father for romantic reasons. Living on a reservation well away from any prying eyes that might notice a bunch of panther kittens had been his main qualification. Even though he was a perfectly mundane human, his Native American background had also made him better suited to raise werekittens than any other man – in his mother’s eyes.
She had come back to the reservation now and then to check on her litter. Roan had been sixteen, recently dropped out of high school, when he had asked her to take him with her. She had hated the idea, of course. In retrospect, he could well understand it. He wouldn’t want to drag around an inexperienced kitten either. There had been shouting matches, first between him and her, then between her and his father. In the end, she had grudgingly agreed to take him along for a while to show him the ropes, rather than having him run off on his own.
In those first months, he’d learned a lot – about hunting and stealing, where it was safe to sleep in his feline form. How stupid humans really were and how willing to ignore anything that did not fit into their ordinary worldview. It was very useful as long as you didn’t start relying on it, his mother had told him. Spending so much time with her had been great and infuriating at the same time. She knew better than him in almost every aspect and that had often been hard to accept. She wasn’t a loving mother, but in her own, very catlike way, a good one. She had taught him how to survive and when she was sufficiently sure that he would, they had parted ways with a quick cheek rub.
Roan hadn’t seen her since. She had looked in on his siblings, so he knew she was still alive and kicking, but it really was hard for two people who were almost constantly moving about and didn’t believe in modern communication to stay in contact. He didn’t exactly miss her, just sometimes wondered whether she was looking up at the sky as well, maybe thinking of him. He shook his head with a little smile.
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…
Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GU4WWYG/
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GU4WWYG/
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.