Los Angeles 2040. The city is held hostage by terrorists, who threaten to destroy everything and everyone within the metropolis. In the midst of the crisis, one man steps forward to intervene—revealing in the process that he is not what he appears to be. READ MORE
“…the ambitious, grand-scale, science fiction backdrop and labyrinthinely plotted storyline was impressive, to say the least.”
–Paul Goat Allen, The Best Vampire Fiction Releases of 2011, Explorations: B&N SciFi and Fantasy Blog
My name is Arshad Ahsanuddin, and I am honored to be your host. This site was designed to promote my series of vampire romance novels entitled Pact Arcanum. More detailed information about the books can be found in the Reader’s Guides on the Newsletter page. Additional updates can be found at my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/PactArcanum. Feel free to ask questions, or contact me directly through the CONTACT page.
Quick Reference Guides suitable for print out been created for each title, containing the reference material from the back matter, including Glossary, Principal Cast, and Timeline. Hopefully they will help you keep track of the players.
Secrets and lies are the watchwords of Starlight, the fourth chapter of the Pact Arcanum saga. After thirty thousand years of conflict, something new walks the Earth, which may be the greatest weapon yet in the war between the races.
Interstellar space, 2141. Antonio Jameson is returning to Earth to pay his respects to the father he never had a chance to know, and the family he left behind. READ EXCERPT.
Venice, Italy, 2039. When Michael Danvers witnesses a vampire attack, his latent ability to shapeshift awakens. Revealed as a Sentinel, the natural enemy of Nightwalkers, 13-year-old Michael must 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. READ EXCERPT
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18 April 2012: I came, I saw, I bought the T-shirt. The Pact Arcanum Merchandise Store is now open! Check it out at http://www.zazzle.com/pactarcanum
14 November 2012: Amazon has sent out an upgrade notice to update previous editions of Sunset (Pact Arcanum: Book One) to the current and final 4th edition, dated October 2012. Further details here.
13 January 2013: New promotional information site created for Sunset at askDavid.com, which brings together promotional material from multiple sources. Check it out!
5 February 2013: Hardback editions of all books now available for purchase at Lulu.com.
4 July 2013: Audiobook giveaway for Sunset and Sunrise. Entries accepted from July 4th to 29th. Details at the Giveaway page.
20 July 2013: The audiobook edition of Moonlight has been completed and submitted for publication. A round of applause please for narrator Jack Wallen, author of zombie novels extraordinaire. Expect the new audiobook to appear on virtual shelves by the end of August. Production on the Starlight audiobook continues apace.
27 July 2013: In honor of the pending release of the Moonlight audiobook, I will be available to answer your questions about the Pact Arcanum Saga throughout the month of August 2013 at the “Q&A with Arshad Ahsanuddin” group on Goodreads.com.
17 Aug 2013: The audiobook edition of Moonlight is now live at Amazon.com, Audible.com, and the iBookstore. Work continues apace on the Starlight audiobook, due out later this year.
Jan 2014: All five Pact Arcanum audiobooks are now available from Audible. Two ebook boxed sets are also available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble, collecting the 5 books in their current format. The Integrated Serial and Omnibus editions are to be phased out by February 2014.
1 Feb 2014: Download a free reviewer copy of Sunset from Story Cartel, and be entered into a drawing for a Kindle e-reader. Details here: http://bit.ly/1fxXNmO Ends Feb. 20, 2014.
13 Feb 2014: First draft of Zenith (Book One of The Interscission Project) now complete at 72,000 words (approx. 300 pages). Target release date is May 2014. More information at the WIP page or my Interscission Facebook page.
11 Mar 2014: The Interscission Project is officially live, with the publication of Zenith (Book One)!
15 Mar 2014: Nadir (The Interscission Project: Book Zero), a free introductory short story of future-past, is live at Smashwords. Other distributors to follow.
July 26,2014: Nadir (Interscission Zero, 7917 words) taken out of print due to spoilers. Text may be rereleased at a later date, or incorporated into Azmiuth (Interscission 2). WIP continues. Now up to 21,264 words.
December 29, 2014: Azimuth (Interscission 2) release pushed back to July 2015. After a long hiatus, WIP continues. Now up to 26,500 words.
January 17, 2015: Azimuth (Interscission Project 2) WIP up to 28,742 words.
January 30,2015: Book 2 WIP up to 41,100 words. Target length extended to 100,000 words.
February 10, 2015: Book 2 WIP up to 64K words.
February 21, 2015: Book 2 WIP up to 65K words. Working title restored to Azimuth.
July 1, 2015: Azimuth published.
5 November 2015: Azimuth receives an Honorable Mention in 2015 Rainbow Awards! “Although the timeline is somewhat confusing at times, the book is wildly imaginative and feels technically correct. It held my attention from start to finish.”
May 1, 2016: Insurrection first draft completed at 54, 750 words (print format = 278 pages).
May 26, 2016: Azimuth audiobook available for sale!
Oct 20, 2016: Come see me at GRL 2016, in Kansas City, MO!