December 28th, 2015

My Favorite Books of 2015

‘Tis the season for “best of 2015” lists, so why not add mine to the pile?  (All is Vanity.)

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December 7th, 2015

Rainbow Award Finalist

Azimuth (The Interscission Project #2) is a Finalist in the 2015 Rainbow Awards! Winners to be announced later today.

Azimuth Final eBook CoverSee http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4759926.html for the full list of Finalists.

“All books submitted to the Rainbow Awards are assigned to 7 judges. Each judge rates the book 1 to 40. Final rate is the average of the previous 7 rates. Books with a final rate equal or above 30 out of possible 40 are Finalists.

Winners will be announced on December 7th, 6pm Eastern (December 8th at 12am UTC+1).”

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November 7th, 2015

Rainbow Honorable Mention

Azimuth (The Interscission Project: Book 2) receives an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Rainbow Awards (http://reviews-and-ramblings.dreamwidth.org/4627076.html)

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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.”

 

August 10th, 2015

LoveBytesReviews: 4.5!

Interscission Poster WebPicked up a wonderful new review of Zenith and Azimuth (The Interscission Project: Books 1 and 2) from Dan at LoveBytesReviews!  So awesome!  http://bit.ly/1IwziF7

June 27th, 2015

Zenith $0.99 Sale

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Zenith (Interscission #1) will be discounted to $0.99 starting this weekend, until the release of Azimuth (Interscission #2) on July 1st.  Then both books will revert to their standard price of $4.99, so get them early, while they’re on sale!

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin

June 24th, 2015

Webcomic Update

The next 8 pages of Issue Two of the Pact Arcanum webcomic are now posted on Patreon for subscribers: https://www.patreon.com/pactarcanum.

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June 8th, 2015

Azimuth Pre-Order Sale

As a promotion, I am dropping the pre-order price for my latest book, Azimuth (The Interscission Project: Book 2) to $0.99 USD until release day, July 1st.

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May 30th, 2015

Azimuth up for Pre-orders

Azimuth (The Interscission Project: Book 2) is now available for preorders at multiple online distributors!  The final release date is July 1, 2015.

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May 17th, 2015

Publishing update

Azimuth forthcomingCathedral of the SkyAzimuth (The Interscission Project: Book Two) is off to the proofreader for a final read-through to eliminate any minor typos.

The planned release date stands at July 1 2015.

In other news, I have decided to shake up my marketing plan for the Pact Arcanum Saga, my completed series of scifi vampire novels.  The companion novella to Sunset, Cathedral of the Sky, will no longer be available in ebook format as a separate purchase.  It will now be offered as a free download to readers who sign up for my newsletter mailing list, either through my website (http://pactarcanum.com) or via the link embedded at the end of all of my ebooks (http://eepurl.com/l7i9X).  This is meant as a reward to readers who take a chance on my first book, and are interested in reading more with no additional outlay other than communications relating to my new releases and special offers.

The free novella remains as part of the Pact Arcanum Boxed Set 2 collection, for those who do not wish to sign up for the mailing list.  But who wouldn’t want to sign up?  Everybody’s doing it.  You want to be COOL, don’t you?  ;)

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin

UPDATE 5/29/2015:  I changed my mind.  It’s not fair to those not signing up to take the book off sale.  Instead, you can get Cathedral of the Sky free by signing up to my mailing list, or you can purchase it from the usual retailers.  Share and Enjoy!  -  Arshad

April 18th, 2015

LGBTQ Charity Giveaway

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We’ve all seen the stories on the news about the so-called ‘righteous’ folks who have been richly rewarded for public vilification of the gay community, flaunting their hatred and bigotry, not caring that they add nothing to the experience of anyone around them but reinforcement of the same hatred and bigotry.  Well, hopefully there is a silent but sympathetic majority who is willing to stand up for those who suffer disproportionately around them.

A community of over two hundred LGBTQ authors, bloggers, and publishers has banded together to stoke the fires of conscience among the truly righteous (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBPMEvAEeD8), and we are betting that you are one of those who will rise to the occasion.  During this giveaway event, everyone who donates to an LGBTQ charity or shares the links to an LGBTQ charity on social media, and signs their name in the comments to the blog post below, will be entered to win one of a wide range of donated ebooks, including my own.

To keep things simple, entries will be managed by Rafflecopter.  Each participant can enter only once, by leaving a comment on the Diversereader blog (not this one), naming the charity they’ve donated to, or whose donation links they’ve shared (due to pay-for-play legal restrictions, we cannot demand proof of any donations made).  Once the entries are closed, Rafflecopter will randomly pick winners from the entrants, and we’ll match them up with donors on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you win a ebook from me, you are welcome to take your pick from any one of my six published fiction books.  The giveaway will launch on Diversereader at 9AM EST on April 18th and run until 11.59PM EST on May 1st.  Please leave your comments at http://diversereader.blogspot.com/2015/04/lgbtq-push-back-charity-giveaway.html to enter!

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin