May 21st, 2017

LGBT Fundraising Page

I have a serious proposition for you:

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May 16th, 2017

Concept Art Contest

Insurrection ebook cover 11 mediumI write space opera and space fantasy, with LGBT characters (mostly G and B, if I was being honest).  I would like to make an offer to those of you who are Artists and Graphic designers, whether or not you’ve read my books:  I desire to commission some cool concept art for my Interscission Project series, similar in theme to that created by Jayant Mall at JLabs for my Pact Arcanum series (More examples: https://www.zazzle.com/pactarcanum/poster?cg=196626862215700533.  I have created a list of important story moments from the first three books, and I will attach the relevant text to act as an image prompt.

I would like to commission you as Artists to consider creating fantastic images that embody these moments and bring them to life. Preliminary work can be forwarded to me at pact.arcanum@gmail.com, or posted as comments to the story prompts, and I will make suggestions to bring it closer into my vision of the story. If revisions are satisfactory to both parties and you wish to sell the image, I will buy the image from you with credit given to you as the artist, and your copyright transferred to me by written agreement.

All images purchased by me through this contest will then be posted online and polled for a week to see which one is the ‘bestest’. The artist with the best final image will be invited to help design an original major character, whether based on themself or not, in the final book of the series, Ascension.

I was hoping artists would enjoy having a personal involvement in the book by becoming the basis for a major character in either physical appearance or personality traits. I’ve commissioned artwork before, and it ends up being a purely monetary transaction. I guess I thought this would increase engagement.

What do you think?  Are you interested?

The first image prompts are listed on goodreads, here:  https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group_folder/339185

 

Good luck!

Arshad Ahsanuddin

May 6th, 2017

Chechen Rainbow Auction

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Help support efforts to evacuate LGBT Chechens, who otherwise face incarceration, torture, and possible execution in their home country:

https://readersandwritersforlgbtchechens.wordpress.com/

Online Auction May 5-13:

https://readersandwritersforlgbtchechens.wordpress.com/online-auction/

February 3rd, 2017

WROTE Interview

I was recently interviewed for the WROTE (Written on the Edge) podcast, which focuses on queer storytelling in all media: http://www.wrotepodcast.com/arshad-ahsanuddin/

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They also penned a review of my book Zenith, the first book of The Interscission Project:  http://www.wrotepodcast.com/book-review-zenith-the-interscission-project-book-1-by-arshad-ahsanuddin/

Check them out, if you have a chance!

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin

December 7th, 2016

2016 Rainbow Awards

Yee-haw!  Insurrection wins Best Gay Sci-Fi/Futuristic book in the 2016 Rainbow Awards, hosted by Elisa Rolle to benefit numerous LGBT charities!

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August 3rd, 2016

New Universal Book Links

Books2Read.com has offered a brand new service, that gives each title a universal web link to your choice of online ebook retailers!

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Here are the links to all my book distributors using this service:

Sunset books2read.com/u/bwYzvm
Sunrise books2read.com/u/meApzm
Moonlight books2read.com/u/mqZKO4
Starlight books2read.com/u/3yDPeb
Cathedral of the Sky books2read.com/u/mZPwlb
Zenith books2read.com/u/bzW0j3
Azimuth books2read.com/u/3kwdO3
Insurrection books2read.com/u/bP16jJ
Pact Arcanum Integrated Ultimate Omnibus books2read.com/u/mBPXOb
Pact Arcanum Boxed Set 1 books2read.com/u/mV7V64
Pact Arcanum Boxed Set 2 books2read.com/u/38D6w3
First Words books2read.com/u/bwWBPb
Stepwise books2read.com/u/bPJejm

Enjoy!

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin

July 30th, 2016

Insurrection (IP3) live!

My latest novel, Insurrection (The Interscission Project: Book 3) is now live and available for sale at Amazon and various online retailers!

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I am a little … nervous, shall we say.

<flees into the night, wailing like a Banshee>

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin

 

July 9th, 2016

Insurrection GR Giveaway

Enter for a chance to win one of 5 copies of Insurrection (The Interscission Project: Book Three) by Arshad Ahsanuddin at Goodreads.comhttps://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/194306-insurrection

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June 25th, 2016

Interscission 3 release

Insurrection ebook cover 11The release date of Insurrection (The Interscission Project: Book 3) is July 30, 2016.

I hope you enjoy it!

There will also be a fourth book in the series, tentatively entitled Ascension, due in early 2017.

To celebrate the completion of the new book, I have reduced the prices on all of my ebooks currently for sale on all platforms!

So, if you’ve been waiting to the next book in either series, now is the perfect time to pick up a new read!

Respectfully,
Arshad Ahsanuddin

April 21st, 2016

eBooks on Flashcard

When I sell at cons, I usually offer the option for people to buy my books as ebooks on physical media, i.e. a wafer flashdrive.  FlashcardHowever, I wondered, for those who don’t attend the cons, is this something that people would want?
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