Sunset by Arshad Ahsanuddin
(Pact Arcanum)

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Book One of the scifi vampire saga Pact Arcanum. Warning: contains strong language and non-explicit depictions of gay sexuality.

An unlikely savior emerges to prevent the advent of mass destruction and genocide descending on the world…

By Day

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 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.

By Night

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. And even some 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.

By the Sword

Jeremy Harkness was lured into Medusa's service under false pretenses. A loner with no one and nothing to cling to, he was willing to die for his cause. But the night Medusa tried to obliterate Los Angeles, Jeremy met Nick Jameson, triggering the onset of his own psychic gifts. For Jeremy is the third race of metahuman, a Sentinel, born to kill the Nightwalkers with no quarter asked or offered. And neither Medusa nor the Court of Shadows will settle for peace when they can make war.

Betrayal and treachery lurk around every corner on the road to coexistence, and at every turn, Nick must question who to trust among his metahuman allies, friends, and lovers—before their civilization is plunged into the depths of darkness and bloodshed. With millennia-old magic, emerging romance, and ever-shifting allegiances, this inventive series unveils a scintillating, homoerotic world of Nightwalkers, Daywalkers, Sentinels, and Humans, who battle for world dominance in the not-too-distant future.

About Arshad Ahsanuddin

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Arshad Ahsanuddin is a practicing hematopathologist, a laboratory physician specializing in the diagnosis of diseases of blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes. Yes, he's a blood doctor writing about vampires. The irony isn't lost on him.If you enjoyed this book, or if you wish to leave feedback, the author can be contacted through his website at
Published December 7, 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 506 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Gay & Lesbian, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction

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A blend of epic fantasy, visionary science fiction and homoerotic romance, the first installment of Ahsanuddin’s Pact Arcanum series breathes new life into the vampire mythos with a grand-scale story about the existence of metahumans and what transpires after these superpowered beings are forced ...

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“My eyes are open, and I am not afraid,” state the supernatural beings when they swear allegiance to one another in Arshad Ahsanuddin’s steamy, suspenseful debut novel Sunset: Pact Arcanum: Book One.

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When a terrorist attack in 2040 inadvertently exposes an underworld of meta-humans, the battle begins: a homoerotic supernatural world of vampires and vampire hunters battle for dominance as the security of the world hangs in the balance.

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