April 12th, 2014

Zenith Giveaways

My latest book, Zenith (The Interscission Project: Book One) is available for free in a couple of venues:

Working Book Cover5aA Goodreads giveaway for 5 print copies is now running for the next two weeks at: http://bit.ly/1sQuOBF

A free ebook can be downloaded for reviewers at StoryCartel.com for the next 9 days: http://bit.ly/1lxNILN

March 31st, 2014

Zenith at Story Cartel

Working Book Cover5aFor a limited time, download a free reviewer copy of Zenith (Interscission Project #1) from StoryCartel.com!  http://bit.ly/1lxNILN




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March 15th, 2014

Nadir: Interscission Zero

Nadir (The Interscission Project: Book Zero) is live at Smashwords.  Other distributors to follow.

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This is a free short story, a companion piece to Zenith, which tells the story of Gifford, a corporate shark from future-past who stumbles upon the secret to ultimate power: the technology to travel across time and change history.


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March 12th, 2014

Zenith Now Available

The Interscission Project is officially live, with the publication of Zenith (Book One)!

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The book is available from most major electronic distributors.  The Apple iBookstore and Print-on-Demand editions are still pending.



Grounded after a rescue attempt in Earth orbit goes bad, Commander Martin Atkins of the Confederation Navy is approached by the Interscission Project, a consortium of civilian corporations on the verge of perfecting the technology to travel to another star. Despite his misgivings, the chance to get back in the pilot’s seat is too much to pass up, and he convinces his best friend and crewmate, Charles Davenport, to leave the military temporarily and join him as part of the crew of the Zenith, humanity’s first starship.

Edward Harlen is a brilliant young engineer, and a key player in the construction of the Zenith to take advantage of the untested technology of foldspace drive. But Edward has his own agenda in joining the project, and a bitterly personal score to settle with his boss, Trevor Sutton, a vendetta of which Trevor is entirely ignorant. But when Edward’s sister Stella enters the picture and manages to secure a position on the project, all of Edward’s careful plotting is upset, and she might spell the downfall not only of his plans for revenge, but of the entire Zenith mission.

The spark of attraction between Edward and Martin is a complication that Edward can’t afford, but of which he can’t let go. For Edward knows the secret at the heart of the Interscission Project, the hidden potential of the technology that in the wrong hands could become the ultimate assassin’s weapon: the ability to rewrite history, not just once, but many times. As an unseen enemy moves to destroy them, and the body count multiplies in their wake, Martin and Edward must choose whether they will allow the possibility of love to challenge their destinies, or will they instead take up arms in a war to control the most ancient and terrible power in the universe.

Time, itself.





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February 17th, 2014

New Novel on the Horizon

Just a head’s up: I have completed the first draft of a new science fiction/gay romance novel, unrelated to the Pact Arcanum Saga, entitled Zenith.

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February 1st, 2014

Story Cartel Promotion

So, I write scifi gay paranormal romance (non-explicit).  Kind of a niche audience, but I’m always looking to connect with new readers.


Have you heard about the Pact Arcanum Saga, but not yet gotten around to checking out the first book, Sunset? Or never heard of it at all?

Find out more about the series here: http://bit.ly/1cHUCZX

Well, for the next three weeks, if you download a free reviewer copy from Story Cartel, you can read and review the first book, and then be entered into a drawing for a Kindle e-reader.

Details here: http://bit.ly/1fxXNmO


Check it out! Win/win, all around.


Arshad Ahsanuddin

January 19th, 2014

Pact Arcanum Update

Okay, time to get serious for a minute.  I think there’s no viable reason to maintain two versions of my work, just because it can be challenging to keep up with the timeline I created.  I feel I should choose one story to represent me and then move on to other things.Cover Gallery X

I have decided that going forward, the five books of the Pact Arcanum Saga (Sunset, Sunrise, Moonlight, Starlight, Cathedral of the Sky), and the boxed sets thereof that I have just created, will be the edition that I choose to stand behind.

Therefore, the integrated serial and omnibus editions, currently available in EPUB format from the Apple iBookstore and Kobo, will be discontinued at the end of January.  Anyone who wishes to get copies of those editions should buy them now, as they will be gone come February.


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January 17th, 2014

Goodreads 500!

I reached 500 ratings on Goodreads.com today (http://www.goodreads.com/pactarcanum).  So awesome!


It’s hard to believe it’s just shy of the three year anniversary of the publication of my first book (Feb 2011).  A hearty thank you to everyone who took the time to let me know what you thought of the books, and for sticking with me.  I appreciate your support, and I couldn’t have come this far without you!


Arshad Ahsanuddin

December 28th, 2013

Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Pact Arcanum Giveway: Katy S., Markus P., and Ninna.


I hope you enjoy your prizes!

To the rest of you, thank you very much for playing!  Better luck in the next raffle.  ;)



Arshad Ahsanuddin

December 4th, 2013

Pact Arcanum Giveaway

A new giveaway, just in time to ring in the new year!

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Prizes include a signed Hardback edition of Sunset (Pact Arcanum: Book One), 5 free audiobook coupons (enough to download the entire series), a paper copy of the Pact Arcanum Comic Book (Issue Zero), and a 16″x20″ poster of concept art of your favorite character (Nick, Lorcan, Rory, Takeshi, Anaba, Antonio Martinez, or Edgar Jameson).  The giveaway runs from Dec 6th, 2013 to Dec 27th, 2013.  Details of how to enter are on the Giveaway page.  Winners will be chosen by random selection, and will be offered a choice of available prizes.


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