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Pact Arcanum Saga by Arshad Ahsanuddin
Cathedral of the Sky - Pact Arcanum: Book 1.5 By Arshad Ahsanuddin
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Venice, Italy, 2039. When Michael Danvers witnesses a vampire attack, his latent shapeshifter abilities awaken. Revealed as a Sentinel, the natural enemy of Nightwalkers, 13-year-old Michael must... More > turn his back on his family and his safe, predictable life. But a supernatural battlefield is no place for a child, not even a genius like Michael. Betrayed by his own kind, he leaves Earth behind, hoping to find a new path with the Spacer Guild - and the stars. Relocating to the Citadel, Michael quickly makes a name for himself at the Spacer Guild Academy. But each advancement means less to him than the friendship of fellow cadets William and Ariel, even as Michael is promoted above them. Everyone has plans for Michael: his parents, the Sentinels, the Guild--even his best friend, Will. But Michael takes control of his destiny, and when called upon to make a fateful decision affecting countless lives, the only sense of honor that matters is his own. WARNING: Strong language.< Less
Moonlight - Pact Arcanum: Book 3 By Arshad Ahsanuddin
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Washington, DC, 2042. Attending the funeral of the First Lady of the United States, Sentinel Tobias Jameson finds a kindred spirit in her daughter, Andrea Daniels. When he discovers Andrea is a... More > latent leader of the Sentinel race, Toby is happy to accept a secret assignment to protect her, if only to gain a little distance from his lover, Layla, the leader of the Daywalkers. Layla's romance with Toby has been contentious at best, but neither is willing to walk away nor give voice to a deeper commitment. Then a shocking discovery casts the very nature of Sentinels and Daywalkers into question. When Toby shows up unannounced on Andrea's doorstep, she knows he has a hidden agenda, but is willing to overlook his silence in the spirit of friendship. But nothing stays buried forever, and it's only a matter of time before they find themselves fighting for their lives against both the enemy they know, and a new menace that has emerged from the virtual world. WARNING: Strong language.< Less
Sunrise - Pact Arcanum: Book 2 By Arshad Ahsanuddin
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San Francisco, 2015. A group of friends celebrating a windfall in their musical careers take a wrong turn down a deserted alleyway to find their path blocked by two creatures out of nightmare.... More > Surviving only through the arcane intervention of a cryptic savior, they find themselves thrust unwillingly into the center of a war of extermination between two mystical races. Rory loved his best friend Takeshi for as long as he can remember, though he never had the courage to speak of it. When Rory is captured, his soul hangs in the balance as the Nightwalkers delve into ancient magic to corrupt his spirit. Takeshi attempts a desperate rescue, but is unprepared to face the enemy that waits in the depths of the vampire fortress. In the end, his own damnation may be the key to Rory's salvation. WARNING: Strong language and non-explicit gay sexuality.< Less
Starlight - Pact Arcanum: Book 4 By Arshad Ahsanuddin
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Anchorpoint City, 2082. Devastated by his mortal lover's death, Rory seeks only isolation, despite Nick's attempts to draw him out. Lorcan takes it upon himself to coax Rory back to life. Then an... More > innocent gesture of affection explodes into scandal, forcing them to make choices they would otherwise never have considered. Rafael was Antonio's closest friend and ally, supporting his protégé's advancement in the Spacer Guild despite Nick's deep disapproval. Antonio has spent his entire adult life navigating the void between the stars, blissfully avoiding the fate decreed for him in the war between the White Wind and the Red. Mentor and student are reunited when Antonio returns home on the anniversary of his father's death, intending only to pay his respects to a man he never had a chance to know and the family he left behind. But death is not always what it seems, and destiny is not so easily cast aside. WARNING: Strong language and non-explicit gay sexuality.< Less
Sunset - Pact Arcanum: Book 1 By Arshad Ahsanuddin
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Los Angeles, 2040. When the terrorist known as Medusa threatens to kill millions with a stolen nuclear bomb, Nick Jameson makes a fateful decision. He reveals himself on global television as a... More > Daywalker - a vampire with a soul. To save Los Angeles, Nick exposes not only his own gifts but three separate cultures based on millennia-old magic. The three metahuman races exist in careful balance, working to maintain a fragile peace. Nick and his fellow Daywalkers successfully master their natural bloodlust. The Sentinels, armed with both magic and steel, repress their warlike instincts. The Nightwalkers, normally their natural enemies, have deserted the Court of Shadows to join the triple alliance. Nick Jameson is deeply involved with two such Nightwalkers - handsome Lorcan and powerful Rory. Both men love Nick. But neither can protect the new Ambassador to Humanity from the events he has set in motion. WARNING: Strong language and non-explicit gay sexuality.< Less