Life isn't going as Shaun Pascal planned it but not for the lack of trying. After various failed attempts at bettering the conditions of his urban life-style, one good thing does finally happen love; although even love, he discovers, is not without its complications. Urban fiction writer, N.S. Ugezene brings us a story of learning from your mistakes and not giving up on life, even when giving up would be the easy way out, and many around you have taken that route and recommend you do the same! Though a theme that has been written before and will be written again, what makes this story unique is the lyrical prose written from the mind of Shaun Pascal, which gives you a raw look into the characters pained soul. --Rachel Daigle (New Reads Underground)
"Shaun Pascal tells the story of a young, Nigerian man who comes from a family of college graduates and who struggles with issues shared by many, especially in the hoods of Fontana, California. Shaun, better known as Pascal, had the ultimate dream of becoming a well-renown rapper, to earn enough money to remove himself from the hood and start a new life. He often toiled with the misfortune of being broke and became incessantly fixated on finding love. Of the tens of relatives and friends surrounding him daily, only one embraced Pascal with the support he needed. His parents pressured him about school; his homeys lacked ambition; and improper women swarmed him. All which could be the recipe for failure; however, Pascal was determined to beat the odds. I liked Pascal s drive and ambition to succeed and free himself from the hood. He was conscious of what changes he needed to make in his life to reach his goals and made the preliminary steps to accomplish them (i.e. limiting time with his friends who didn t have similar goals; instead of dropping out of school because he wasn t fond of the Nursing field, he decided to change his major instead). I also liked that typical events in the hood were discussed (i.e. robberies, disconnected relationships in the home); it made for a more realistic read. --Angelique-the Novelist (author of Leveled Mind, Confused Heart)
Shaun Pascal is a story of a man trying to rise above life's often unexpected and hard circumstances. As he struggles, he discovers that not even love is the answer to every problem. I received this story to review and found it an engaging tale of urban life that was both gritty and dramatic. A reader will be drawn into the world of Shaun Pascal and will go along with him from start to finish. It's not your everyday love story which is also refreshing. As a reader, I enjoyed the story, the characters and the world that was created. --Tammy Suto a.k.a. Sierra Rose (author of Flames of Betrayal)
About the Author
After five years of development, "Pascal's Life" is born! On a personal level, John Cena is my favorite wrestler. Outside of my passion for writing, I am a simplistic person who doesn't care for show. I am a concrete person who sometimes delves into the abstract. I have a knack for the analytical. I do not like to go about matters without examining their purpose. Even as I primarily write urban fiction, I seek to do things the unconventional way. With me, you can expect something that doesn't resemble my counterparts.