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Sunchaser (Smilodon Pride Book 2) by [Brackhaus, Beryll, Brackhaus, Osiris]
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Ain't nothing wrong with playing human – it's the other humans that ruin the fun.

After too many weeks as a New Mexico farm hand, werecat Roan desperately needs to get out of town or he'll start eating idiots instead of ignoring them.

But he discovers an abused werewolf in the pen of a travelling circus, and even though he can't stand the „dogs“, he decides to rescue his fellow werecreature. He is unaware that Betsy, the idealistic daughter of the local Sheriff, plans to do exactly the same.

Together, they manage to fuck up a perfectly good rescue operation and Roan catches a chest full of lead. Which isn't enough to kill a werecat, but now Roan is on the run to Mexico with overeager Betsy and their crippled werewolf charge in tow.

They will have to overcome their prejudices and grow into a family if they are to outrun the police, angry parents, jealous fiancees and vengeful circus fey hot on their heels.


Sunchaser is a non-romantic road-movie 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.

Tags: Urban Fantasy - Adventure - Non Romance - Shifters - Roadmovie - Family - Friendship - USA - New Mexico - Mexico

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 17 December 2016
By tzinnamon - Published on
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Engrossing. Finished in one epic session.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful feel-good book! Don’t miss it!! 28 October 2016
By Bernard Breteuil - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
That was sooo fun to read!!
A grumpy werecat, Roan, meets an apparently stupid bimbo, Betsy, then decides to be good for once and rescue an apparently dumb and injured circus werewolf, Martin. But Betsy has the same idea at the same time, and the rescue goes all wrong! So they are all forced to flee together, chased by the police, Betsy’s father, her fiancé – Pembroke - and the mysterious and dangerous circus master of the werewolf.
I already so much loved the first installment of the Smilodon Pride series, Softpaw, that was a surprise for me as I don’t usually go for shifter stories. I still had doubts on this sequel, knowing that there were no romance.. Yeah I know it’s stupid but one likes romance ;)
I nevertheless fell in love with this book. It’s so refreshing to read a book that manages to constantly surprise and entertain you just with its wonderful and warm storytelling and elegant style. The road trip of the three main characters was so fun, being also a wonderful lesson of accepting our differences:
“Constantly getting his carefully maintained prejudice proven wrong was slowly getting exhausting. Betsy being smart and nice instead of a braindead bimbo, Martin being a pleasant companion instead of a slobbering mutt, Lt. Kellum being a helpful cop instead of a supremacist a..hole and now these Germans being kind and caring instead of dumb and annoying. At least Pembroke was living up to Roan’s expectations.”
I laughed many times at the dialogs:
Betsy to Roan: “Have you killed many people?.. A few.. Did you eat them?.. A few.. Do they really taste like chicken?..”
And just melted at the sense of humor and warmth on numerous sections like this:
“Martin followed her and turned into a pancake again as soon as he was inside. Maybe that was his other shape. Roan almost said it loud, but Betsy surely would have given him one of those reproachful looks again”.
I’m now completely in love with this series and hope to read about all characters of the first 2 installments in the next ones!
Thanks very much to the Brackhauses ;)
4.0 out of 5 stars Sunchaser (Smilodon Pride Book 2) by Beryll and Osiris Brackhaus 26 January 2017
By ?wazithinkin - Published on
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What a great fantasy adventure story. “Sunchaser” isn’t at all what I expected after reading “Softpaw” (the first book of this series). Roan, a saber-toothed werepanther, is a loner and thrives in his solitary existence, drifting wherever he pleases. Most of the characters, with much story time, are strongly developed and diverse. Since this is a road trip sort of adventure the scenery is constantly changing, however, it was easy to imagine a sense of place throughout. The urgency, tension, and danger in certain scenes was also well written and easily experienced.

There is a strong theme of family and personal growth in this journey, which is examined closely. Though most of the adventure is told through Roan, it is easy to see growth in Betsy and Martin as well as Roan. Betsy seems to be a shallow, oblivious blonde at first. She is the sheriff’s daughter and engaged to deputy Pembroke. Martin is the name Betsy gives the poor abused, dim-witted werewolf she frees from the traveling circus that came to town. Of course, Betsy thinks she is rescuing a large abused wolf.

When Roan checks out the circus that afternoon he can feel the magic, but can’t identify its source. He is also enraged when he witnesses the ringmaster’s abuse of the werewolf and is baffled at the wolf’s cowering behavior. Through an act of goodwill towards shifters of all kinds and, against his better judgment, Roan decides to liberate the werewolf from his cage. The fact that Betsy was in the process of trying to talk the wolf out of his jail when he arrived irritated Roan, not that he was trying to be the hero or anything like that you understand, but he readily stepped in to assist. Then things go wrong, Roan is injured and Betsy ends up saving them all with a little help from the werewolf.

I found this story full of heart as Betsy, Martin, and Roan develop a mutual respect as they redefine the standard definition of family. Roan’s self-deprecating humor is highly entertaining, especially since he is a cat who now has a doggie. Poor Martin is slowly healing as he puts on more weight and time passes, however, he may forever be a huge good-natured dog with monster teeth. It was also fun to learn a little bit about Deirdre Moonstealer, Roan’s globe-trotting, supermodel sister. I can’t wait to hear more about her.

If you enjoy easy-going, fun, urban fantasy, shifter stories, I think you will find this one worth your time.

FYI: “Sunchaser” is book two in the Smilodon Pride series, however it can be read as a standalone. Contains adult language with several F-bombs. No sexual content. **Originally written for "BigAl’s Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy.** January 16, 2017
Format/Typo Issues: A small number of proofing issues, however, nothing that threw me out of the story.
4.0 out of 5 stars A non-romance, road-movie-ish urban fantasy adventure novel with marvelous characters and a great plot 18 October 2016
By M Marshall - Published on
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A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Review (An Alisa Review)
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

sunchaserRoan 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.

Roan has spent his life roaming all around, never staying in one place longer than necessary. He still keeps up with his family, but never allows himself to care for anyone else. When he decides to save the abused werewolf he forces himself to have a hard look at how he has been living his life.

This story is told from Roan’s point of view and we get to know Betsy and Martin through his eyes. To put it plainly Roan is quite selfish at the beginning to the story and does his best to put aside any introspection. He learns that people are not always what they seem when he is injured while rescuing the werewolf and Betsy takes care of him. As they spend more time together they grow closer as friends and we can see Betsy growing up a bit now that she has gotten from underneath her father’s thumb. I loved all three of these characters and felt horrible for Martin in what had happened to him, but at least we were able to see him getting better. I just wish we were able to learn some more about him, but maybe that will come in later books. I look forward to reading more books in this series and learning more about this family.

Cover art is great and portrays the story setting and characters nicely.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I was in love with this book since the start 15 October 2016
By Eija Iivari - Published on
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I was in love with this book since the start. Both Roan and Betsy were very interesting characters and really grew and changed during the story. We could see how the journey effected them all and how they responded to the different situations. And how everyone has things that they just refuse to give up, no matter how the circumstances change. Even the werewolf evolved and had a personality, even if he was the quiet sort. =P

Over all great story about a road trip of a sort and how sometimes pure luck picks the people that will be closest to you in the end.

It's not a fluffy book by no means but it is happy one that will leave you with feeling all cuddly. <3