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Smashwords book reviews by Jenn P
- Sunset: Pact Arcanum: Book One
on July 16, 2011
Let me first say that upon reading the tags for this book, I was a little leery.
Futuristic gay vampires?
However, curiosity got the best of me and I am so glad that it did.
People. throw your preconceived notions out the window, this book is great!
From the very first couple of pages, Arshad throws you into the middle of the action and doesn't bring you back.
The writing of this story is amazing.
Arshad seems to effortlessly write a very complex story line AND makes it easy for the readers to follow.
I could tell in reading it that a lot of thought, incredible imagination and hard work when into Sunset.
He covers all the bases in this book, action, suspense, mystery and yes some romance too.
But the romance in this book is one of things that sealed the deal for me.
The relationships of the various characters in this book are very moving.
Arshad writes about love in some of it's purest of forms and covers that spectrum as well, too.
There is happiness, joy, despair, sadness and most importantly, hope.
He even ups the ante of most love stories and instead of a love triangle, you get love squared!!!
In short, this was a very good read and I recommend you give it a chance.... still not sure?
He even throws in some straight love for us heteros' out here.
So, come on, what are you waiting for???
- Sunrise: Pact Arcanum: Book Two
on July 17, 2011
This book serves as a prequel to the Pact Arcanum series, yet another well written book by Ahsanuddin.
He writes Sunset with the same eloquence .
Case in point, though it was a prequel and I knew how certain events were going to end, I was still enthralled and turning the pages in suspense for the outcome.
I believe that only a gifted author can do that.
While the action is less than Sunset, it is still a gripping and must read for all of you that enjoyed the first book as much as I did.
I think that it was actually a brilliant move to make Sunset the first book of the series, throwing you into the action to bait you and get you hooked.
This book will answer any questions you may have had and delves deeper into the relationships of all the characters and gives you more information on how exactly they came to meet.
Another great read!
- Moonlight: Pact Arcanum: Book Three
on July 20, 2011
If you enjoy roller coasters, this is the book for you.
Moonlight began as a rival to Sunset.
In the end, Moonlight won.
True to form, Ahsanuddin wove a tale of action, intrigue, suspense, mystery, love, betrayal, redemption and hope.
Moonlight begins where Sunset left off and was full of twists and turns that kept me so hooked, I could NOT put it down and read the entire book in one day.
I found this book to be the most emotionally charged read of them all.
The ending of this book gave me hope and left me eagerly awaiting the next installment.
Arshad has proven himself to be a very talented writer and I look forward to seeing all of his future work!
- On Dark Shores 1: The Lady
on July 28, 2011
On Dark Shores is a tale that is just that, dark.
J.A. does a wonderful job in her descriptions of weather and scenery so much that I actually almost shivered.
That should say a lot since it is over a 100 where I live.
She gives such life to her characters that I could see them as real people and found myself even feeling their own emotions, even the most awful of villains!
Her main character in this book is a very headstrong and stubborn girl by the name of Nereia.
She will do anything possible to save her innocent little sister Mary, including swallowing her own pride and giving into the horribly oppressive and vicious Copeland who is in short, the town dictator.
I found this book to be an engaging read.
On Dark Shores is a tale of mystery, intrigue and despair.
The suspenseful ending will leave you with a ray of hope and excitement to get your hands on the second installment.