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Originally posted by rynthjan at Release Day: Packmasters #1 - The Relics of Thiala

Our new book is released today!



Twenty years ago, the evil Packmasters used their genetically engineered bestiae in an attempt to seize control of the galaxy. The Core Worlders wiped them out, scorched their planets and kept the few surviving bestiae as trophies.

As one of those pampered pets, Cat doesn't care about old stories. But as soon as he crosses paths with Ana, she suddenly becomes his heart, his soul, the centre of his life - just like a real Packmaster of old. Together, they embark on a daunting quest to find out what really happened during the war.

Now their misfit pack must face down the darkness at the heart of Packmaster society before it can poison their bond. The truth will either destroy them or grant them the power to shape their own destiny.

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You can find it here:
Amazon.com
Amazon.de
Smashwords
and various other retailers.
 
 
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Originally posted by anne_barwell at Welcome Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus - The Relics of Thiala

A big welcome today to Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus - or rather Cat and Ana from The Relics of Thiala as they pop in for an interview.

First of all, a kind welcome to Miss Ana and Cat, who are joining us for a interview today.
Ana waved happily: “Hi!”

Cat looks like he has a toothache: “I still think we should have reviewed the questions beforehand…”

Well, this is how we do interviews - live and improvised. Just so there's no misunderstandings - You're a human, Miss Ana, right? And Cat is a ... what race exactly are you?
Cat: “A cat.”

Ana: “He is a genetically engineered cat anthropomorph, or what is generally called a bestia in layman terms.”

Cool. But weren’t the bestia just wild animal shocktroops the evil packmasters used during the war?
Ana: “That is just what Core World propaganda would like you to believe. Bestiae are just as intelligent as a human and just as much sentients as we are. Treating them like mindless animals is cruel and unethical.”

Oh, I am sorry. But back to the reason you are here today - there’s a book coming out, telling your story. How do you feel about that?
Cat: “Weird? I mean, yeah, it’s a pretty wild story and would probably make a great movie. But how would you feel when they make a spectacle out of your life?”

Exposed. Particularly if I were on the run, as I heard the two of you are. On the run from who, exactly?
Ana opens mouth, but is cut off by Cat.

Cat: “Bad people. But nothing we can’t handle. If they catch up with us they will get the same treatment as everyone else who bothers us.” *bares teeth*

Considering that you both left rather comfortable lives behind, those must be some really bad people. Ever had a moment you regretted running away?
Ana: “Never.”
Cat: “No, but maybe eventually we’ll go back and take what is rightfully Ana’s - “

Ana: “No, we most certainly won’t.”

Okaay… Your story is called ‘The Relics of Thiala’. Can you tell me something about that? What does it mean?
Ana: “It refers to the stuff we found on Thiala - a former Packmaster planet. Leftovers from the time before and during the war. And as it is true for most relics, maybe we would have been better off leaving them buried…”

Oh. Did something go wrong?
Ana and Cat look at each other.

Cat: “When does it ever not?”

Very true. But sure you had good moments during your adventure together?
Ana looks doubtful. Cat pats her hand.

Cat: “Of course we did. We are a family, a pack, just being together makes us happy. And our ship does have an awesome assortment of gorgeous food.” *grins*

Family? Just the two of you or are there more?
Ana: “Our pack has three more members. Ferret, Bear and Wolf, the latter one you can see on the cover of the book.”

Well, he definitely doesn’t look like family there.
Cat: “Of course he does! He looks ready to shred anyone who hurts his pack.”

Wow. A cat defending a Wolf. Did it work this well between the two of you right from the start or did you have to put some work in?
Ana giggles.

Cat hisses: “None of your business.”

That sounds like a bit more than just a little work. So one last question. A human girl and her ‘anthropomorphic’ family sounds exotic, but why do you think our readers should have a look at your story? Anything someone from our world can relate to?
Ana: “Well, we are just trying to figure out our place in life, so I think that’s something people can relate to, even if their life doesn’t revolve around government lies and stealing spaceships.”

Cat: “Or stealing people and information from secret government bases. Or keeping a pack of different species happy. Or playing space renegade when really nothing in your previous life has prepared you for it.”

Ana *rolls eyes*: “Just don’t remind me.” *laughs* “But if you have a cat I’m sure you will be very much able to relate to me. It’s a special kind of bond. Basically if you feel you have a special bond to any kind of animal you will probably love this book because that is what I have with my pack.”

Cat *purrs at her*


Packmasters #1 - The Relics of Thiala
By Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus
Blurb
Twenty years ago, the evil Packmasters used their genetically engineered bestiae in an attempt to seize control of the galaxy. The Core Worlders wiped them out, scorched their planets and kept the few surviving bestiae as trophies.

As one of those pampered pets, Cat doesn't care about old stories. But as soon as he crosses paths with Ana, she suddenly becomes his heart, his soul, the centre of his life - just like a real Packmaster of old. Together, they embark on a daunting quest to find out what really happened during the war.

Now their misfit pack must face down the darkness at the heart of Packmaster society before it can poison their bond. The truth will either destroy them or grant them the power to shape their own destiny.

Buy Links:
Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MU23QNL
Smashwords https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/691548
Createspace https://www.createspace.com/6319052
And others on http://www.brackhaus.com/the-books/relics-of-thiala/

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 was writing 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 at the same time 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 our duo. 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.

Contact
Email osiris@brackhaus.com
Website http://www.brackhaus.com
Twitter @brackhaus
Facebook Osiris Brackhaus
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6427435.Osiris_Brackhaus
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
18 January 2017 @ 03:55 pm
The Relics of Thiala will be released in a little less than a month. The pre-order is up and running (see here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MU23QNL), and the next step is mailing all the reviewers and long-time readers who asked for advance copies.

Of course, one nagging fear when sending those mails is the question if I remembered everyone who asked. And the answer is, as usual: probably not. So if you are a reader or reviewer and interested in an advance reader copy - please let me know.

I may be scatterbrained, but I surely don't want to keep our books from you. And we are so looking forward to publishing this one!





 
 
osirisbrackhaus
21 December 2016 @ 11:57 am
Time flies when you are mostly spending it in a couple of other universes.

We have been busy bees, working on getting the first book in the Packmasters series ready for publication.

That of course includes getting a cover. Darbaras, the artist we've commissioned for all three books, has done an awesome job at capturing the characters for the covers. Each cover of the three books will have one of the main characters at the center. The first one has Wolf, and here it is:

I think it looks pretty damn awesome.

Release is planed for February 2017, but it's already available for pre-order here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MU23QNL
 
 
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Our little book 'Loving Djinni' has done it and nabbed a spot among the winners of this year's Rainbow Book Awards for Best Romantic Comedy (Gay). It didn't quite make first place, but under the kind rules of the Rainbow Awards, it's among the first three, so it's a winner!

We are so happy about the results, and want to send a giant 'Thank you!' to all judges and and of course to Elisa Rolle. Without her, none of this would have been possible, and once again the Rainbow Awards have proven that being nice and civil and inclusive is possible even in this business.

And now I'm off to celebrate this lovely if a little premature Christmas gift, crowning our first year self-publishing our novels. :)


Thanks so much to everyone involved.

 
 
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Now can you believe it? Our 'Loving Djinni' has just received an Honorable Mention at this year's Rainbow Awards!

And they had such nice things to say: "Simply best read of the season. Sparkly and witty, this book brought multiple smiles and unforgettable characters."

So - what I want to say is a great 'Thank you!" to all involved. We're so very happy you liked our book. :)
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
13 August 2016 @ 06:51 am
It is my birthday, and in good old Hobbit fashion, I come bearing gifts.

This year, I have decided to give away our latest novel for a pittance - 'Softpaw' is discounted to 99 cents worldwide for the entire week!

So everyone, enjoy the read and have a beautiful day. I'll now go and unwrap a few presents entirely my own. :)
 
 
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04 August 2016 @ 02:09 pm
Originally posted by rynthjan at New book: Sunchaser

Hello everyone!

Remember how back at the start of the year I was complaining how it was so hard to write about hot summer days when it was snowing outside? Well, after much work on the project, it is now nearing completion.

The book will be called Sunchaser. It's the second entry into our Smilodon Pride series.

While the first book, Softpaw, was about the youngest sibling or our werepanther pride, this one will be about the eldest - Roan.

He's a drifter and a bit of a bad boy, never staying in one place for long.

This one will an adventure story, not a romance.

To give you an idea what the story is about, here's what the back of the cover will say:

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...

And for those of you who we met at Euro Pride Con and pestered with questions about that huge print out - here's the finished cover in glorious color!



The book will be out in October. I'll post pre-order links once I have some.

If you have any questions, as always, feel free to drop them here, on GoodReads, Twitter or wherever else you run into us.
 
 
osirisbrackhaus
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!