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16 June 2016 @ 01:36 pm
Our upoming novel 'Softpaw' will be released on July 14th, Bastille Day 2016. You can already pre-order the book on Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and AllRomanceEbooks! More pre-order links will be added here as they crop up.

Softpaw is a standalone paranormal m/m romance about cops and prostitutes, werecats and vampires and the first book of the ‘Smilodon Pride’ collection.

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...


Tags: Romance - Gay - HFN - Paranormal - Explicit Erotica - Paris - France - Shifter - Vampires - Cops - Death - Prostitution - Undercover - Rough Sex
 
 
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Since three days now, Loving Djinni is #1 bestseller overall on AllRomanceEbooks.

Not just in one category. Overall. First book right underneath the 'Bestsellers' tab.

This is so stunning. Thanks so much to everyone who bought a copy, you really made our day. And because we want to give back a little of what we have received, we have decided to keep the book on a global discount of 99 cent (USD/EUR) for another week. :)

Enjoy!
 
 
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Thanks to ariss_tenoh, we decided to offer 'Loving Djinni' through AllRomanceEbooks, too. And what a smart decision this turned out to be!
After a bit more than a day on ARE, 'Loving Djinni' hit #1 bestselling novel in both the 'Romantic Comedy' and the 'Romance - Fantasy' categories! Can you believe it?! So happy here, and grateful for every single copy sold.

Of course, this sudden spike in sales might have to do with the fact that we are currently offering 'Loving Djinni' at a unique discount for only 99 (USD / EUR) cents worldwide. With the buzz about EuroPrideCon rising around us every day, we thought it would be nice to add a bit of buzz of our own. So we decided to give a little gift to our readers and offer our latest release at a discount until the end of EuroPrideCon. If you were looking to buy a romantic comedy about a nerdy arts dealer and his puckish demon (and haven't yet), now's your chance! The discount will be in effect until Monday, June 13th.

Thanks a ton to all of you,
Osiris


 
 
osirisbrackhaus
04 June 2016 @ 04:05 pm
It is incredible that an entire year has passed already since we came back from the very first EuroPrideCon in Munich, energized and packed with ideas. I'm not saying that the time has gone by quickly - it was so stuffed in every regard that it feels like a few weeks and a whole lifetime simultaneously.

We have published 'Lucia' and 'Djinni', and 'Softpaw' is right around the corner. Actually, I have packed away the very first copies of Softpaw just a few moments ago. We will be leaving for Berlin on Friday already, so we're all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when the actual con starts on Saturday. Well, probably not really, cause anything before 11am is way too early in my book.

But we are so very much looking forward to the EPC. Of course there's never a second first time, but maybe this will prove almost as inspiring and affirming than the one last year. Meeting new people just as slightly-off-the-rockers as we are, talking, arguing, chatting together, maybe making plans, comparing, learning.

Seeing you all in Berlin,
Osiris
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
24 April 2016 @ 11:29 am
With Loving Djinni out of the house (and selling nicely), we can now turn our attention to the next book: Softpaw.

This story has been with us for years, albeit in a very rudimentary form. When we decided to make it a proper book, we took our time to look at its universe and the stories spinning off the original one. And let me tell you, there is a lot of stories in that bag. More than would make sense to write without any idea if anyone would want to read them at all.

So we came up with the following. The first three books of the Smilodon Pride collection are not connected. They are standalone novels, each dealing with one of the three werecat siblings that form the core of these stories. If one of these three initial books (or two, or three) sell well and there is a noticeable interest in a sequel, we sure as hell will be writing that one. But we want to have a look at how the first three perform before we make that decision. It's not as if we don't have enough other books to write.

The first book out of the gates will be 'Softpaw' - a hot paranormal romance set in contemporary Paris, among cops and prostitutes, werecats and vampires. As before, we have managed to commision a cover with the adorable Natalia Nesterova, and it turned out pretty damn awesome. So without further ado, here's the cover for Smilodon Pride #1 - Softpaw. (click to enlarge)

I am so very happy that Natalia didn't only manage to bring across the two main characters very closely to how we envisioned them, but also the mood of the place and the unmistakeable roofscape of Paris, where a significant part of the book's action takes place.

And to make things complete, here's the current version of the blurb, still a bit unwieldy and long, but close enough to the final thing you can get a feeling what the book will be about:

Softpaw is an m/m paranormal romance about cynics and romantics, profanity and refinement, and how much work there actually is in ‘making it work’.

Connor’s life could have been the dream of any cultured werecat. He is spending his days in Paris’ gay quarter with comfortably little real work, playing the piano, surrounded by art, fine food and good friends. It could have been, if not for a feral vampire preying 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 nature becomes a problem for both when their realize there maybe is more to their inital attraction. 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...


Right now, we have the ambitious idea to publish Softpaw on Bastille Day 2016, that is, July 14th. If we managed to hold up this schedule, it means we will be able to bring advance reader copies to EuroPrideCon in June. Numbers will be limited, so let us know if we should reserve one for you!

That's about it for the moment, and if you have any questions, remarks or suggestions - you know how much we love to talk about our stories, so please don't hesitate to let us know. 
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
17 April 2016 @ 09:34 am
'Loving Djinni' is out for a few days only, and already we are totally floored by the number of copies we have sold. In other words - by the amount of copies you have bought. So I just wanted to send a big, warm 'thank you', and wish you a weekend at least as wonderful as you have made ours!

PS: You can look forward to the cover reveal of 'Softpaw' in the very near future!
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
14 April 2016 @ 07:21 pm
Originally posted by rynthjan at Loving Djinni is out!

Good news. Today our new book "Lovong Djinni" is out today!

If you have a craving for a sweet love story between two gorgeous guys with an extra helping of hot smut - this is the book for you!

Here's a picture of the actual, physical paperback book:



Yep, this could be yours :D

You can order it at Amazon, Smashwords and all the usual suspects.

Enjoy!
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
06 March 2016 @ 08:31 pm
Die guten Leute von Leserkanone.de haben eine Rezension zu 'Lucia' veröffentlicht. Satte 5/5 Sterne, "Kunstvoll... die Seiten verfliegen... Äußerst lesenswert!"

So etwas liest man natürlich gerne.

Aber fast noch wichtiger als die Freude über die positive Rezension war uns die Erleichterung - Erleichterung darüber, dass wir uns nicht nur eingebildet haben, ein Buch selber veröffentlichen zu können. Und so freut uns besonders, dass neben der außergewöhnlichen Geschichte und der 'feinen Sprache' auch die gesamte Produktion positiv aufgefallen ist. An dieser Stelle ein dickes Danke an alle, die uns dabei geholfen haben, 'Lucia' aufs Papier und an den Markt zu bringen!

 
 
osirisbrackhaus
05 February 2016 @ 12:49 pm
I just paid our tickets for EuroPrideCon 2016 in Berlin!

Already more than half a year has passed since we were in Munich for the first EPC, and my God, so much has happened in the past seven month! One new book is already published, and by all probability, two more will be until summer, with many more projects taking shape, step by step, day by day. These last months have been an amazing, if sometimes exhausting, adventure for both of us.

Last year, EPC has brought such a burst of energy and opportunities, it is really hard to imagine this happening again. But who knows. We've met great people in Munich, made new friends and learned a lot. Chances are good Berlin will bring more of the same. At least, it'll be a long missed opportunity for us to hit the oyster bar of the KaDeWe! :)

So, as you can imagine, we're already very much looking forward to EPC this year. And if anyone has good suggestions where to eat or where to go with friends (both old and new and in the making) in Berlin in summer, please let us know! A good plan is half a win, as they say, and we can't keep eating oysters all weekend...
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While we are currently adding the last polishing touches to 'Lucia', hoping to get everything perfect for the scheduled release on February 2nd, we have continuously been working on the books after that. So we (mostly Beryll) have been diligently editing our next m/m novel 'Loving Djinni', and we (mostly I) have been just as diligently writing the m/m novel after that. And finally, after months of relative cluelessness, we have come up with a cool title for that overnext book. So, say welcome to:

Smilodon Pride, Book One: Softpaw

Okay, I think that needs a little explanation. The overnext book will be the first in a group of three books dealing with the adventures (and love lives) of three siblings - three sabretoothed werecat littermates, ergo, a smilodon pride. The books will not be sequels to each other, but will work in parallel storylines that might allow individual sequels later on, or even a crossover, in the unthinkable case that there is sufficient demand. :)
Softpaw is the 'youngest' member of the litter, the nice guy of the team. He is currently living in Paris, France, on the houseboat of his sister, working part time as a museum guide and piano player in a gay bar. So as you can see, there is a lot of room for things to get really interesting...

More to come soon.