Summer Splash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Summer Splash Blog Hop!  Click on the image below to return to the main blog hop page for a gateway to the other participating websites.

The second quarter of 2012 was my best ever, thanks to enrollment in Amazon’s KDP Select program and the free promotions it allowed (see the Sales Metrics page for details).  However, while it helped a great deal in terms of exposure and sales, the required exclusivity to Amazon distribution chafed a bit, so I will not be renewing, and my titles should all be back in wide distribution by August 2012.

In celebration of my readers, I am giving away a bundle of one print copy of my first novel (Sunset: Pact Arcanum #1) and one print copy of my non-fiction title (First Steps) including a few essays on writing craft and a step-by-step guide to ebook and POD formatting for the aspiring writer, as well as a free gift certificate for $25 USD to, which can be redeemed for a variety of customizable merchandise, including items from my own Pact Arcanum store.


Sunset, Pact Arcanum: Book One

With millennia-old magic, emerging romance, and ever-shifting allegiances, this inventive new series unveils a scintillating, homoerotic world of Nightwalkers, Daywalkers, Sentinels, and Humans, who battle for world dominance in the not-too-distant future.

Los Angeles, 2040. The terrorist Medusa and her followers threaten to destroy the metropolis with a nuclear bomb. One individual, the vampire Nicholas Jameson, comes forward to oppose them. As Nick takes on the terrorists, the fragile peace between the races hangs perilously in the balance as the supernatural peoples are exposed.


First Steps Cover ImageFirst Steps:

Collects First Words and Stepwise in one volume.

First Words: I have collected here what little wisdom I have managed to gather, and hope it proves useful to those just starting out.  I am not a master of the craft.  The learning curve trends ever-steeply upward.  Still, I have picked up a few tidbits of information that might be of interest.

Stepwise: For those of use indie authors who don’t want to become HTML programmers, I created a simplified approach to ebook and POD formatting, suitable for generating Kindle, EPUB, and Smashwords ebook editions, as well as CreateSpace print editions.


To enter the contest, leave a comment below with your name, email and (optionally) your website.  You may also wish to specify whether you wish the gift certificate to be drawn on the US, Canadian, or other international Zazzle site (see full list here), in order to save on currency conversion and fees.  I will conduct a drawing on Aug 1st, using the random number generator at, to select a winner by pure chance.  Participants will also be entered to will the Blog Hop Grand Prizes, including a couple of Kindle Fires, and a bundle of signed print editions.  More details are on the main page.

Enjoy, and thank you for your patronage!



Arshad Ahsanuddin

Tags: , , , , ,

9 Responses to “Summer Splash Blog Hop”

  1. Trianna Hyde says:


    Awesome Contest Thanks

  2. KittyB78 says:

    Congratulations on all of your success!

    Enjoy the hop.

  3. Sara M says:

    U.S.A thanks for the giveaways!

  4. Lori Miner says:

    I’m in the U.S.A. You have great giveaways!!

  5. Tobi H says:

    tobihelton at gmail dot com
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! <3

  6. Stopping by to say hello–hope it’s going well!

  7. zanza says:


    id like a U.S.A version please.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. laura says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    Id like a UK version :)