An unlikely savior emerges to prevent the advent of mass destruction and genocide descending on the world…image of terrorist thumbnail-Arshad Ahsannudin

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:  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

The Romance Reviews Top Pick!14 May 2012: Sunset (Pact Arcanum #1) is a GLBT Top Pick! at The Romance Reviews. Also, I reissued my old book of short essays on writing craft, First Words, at Amazon and Smashwords.

Stepwise cover15 July 2012:  I wrote an ebook/POD formatting guide called Stepwise, for authors who don’t wish to become HTML programmers. Currently available at Amazon, Smashwords, and Kobo.

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, which brings together promotional material from multiple sources.  Check it out!

5 February 2013:  Hardback editions of all books now available for purchase at

21 February 2013: The audiobook editions for Sunset, Sunrise, and Cathedral of the Sky are now available from,, and iTunes.

28 April 2013:  Three day $0.99 sale on Sunset at Amazon, B&N, and Smashwords, starting May 23 2013.  Coming Soon!

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

17 Aug 2013: The audiobook edition of Moonlight is now live at,, and the iBookstore.  Work continues apace on the Starlight audiobook, due out later this year.

Box One 6 AREJan 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:  Ends Feb. 20, 2014.Working Book Cover5a

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.


26 Feb 2014:  Mass Audiobook Giveaway!  10 books from a variety of authors!  Enter to win at the Giveaway Page, or at!  Offer ends 2 Mar 2014.Working Book Cover Nadir 2a

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.

Azimuth Final eBook CoverMarch 25, 2015: first draft completed.

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.”12144751_1152051578162256_5457885689979025011_n


January 24, 2016: Zenith receives 2nd place in the PRG Reviewers’ Choice Awards for Best Scifi Novel. Working Book Cover5a2015 2NDa

April 1, 2016:  Zenith Audiobook on sale at Amazon and Audible.Insurrection ebook Cover 1a

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!2016grl_fa_badges

November 5, 2016:  Insurrection awarded Honorable Mention in the Rainbow Awards 2016!  Also, Ascension (Book 4) WIP up to 7148 words.

November 27, 2016: Insurrection nominated for best SciFi novel at Goodreads M/M Romance group 2016 Members’ Choice Awards.GR-Award-Badges_2016_Nominee_400

2017grl_fabadgesJuly 2017:  Revised and Expanded Pact Arcanum Integrated Ultimate Omnibus, 2nd ed. now available for sale as an ebook.  Three volume trade paperback and hardcover editions available from Amazon.

October 2017:  Featured Author Appearance – GayRomLit (GRL) Retreat – Denver, CO, USA

June 2018: Featured Author Appearance – EuroPrideCon (EPC) – Amsterdam, EU