Posts Tagged ‘Interscission Project’

Concept Art Contest

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

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

2016 Rainbow Awards

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

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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Insurrection (IP3) live!

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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

 

Rainbow Award Finalist

Monday, December 7th, 2015

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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Azimuth up for Pre-orders

Saturday, May 30th, 2015

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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O Frabjous Day #amwriting

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Howdy, all.  It’s been a while since I’ve been significantly active.  Sorry about that.  Just didn’t have the motivation to write.

But I’m feeling much better now.  8^D

Issue 000 Radiant Burn LR High Quality-1The Pact Arcanum webcomic adaptation continues with the help of artist Jayant Mall.  New pages are posted at my second website http://pactarcanum.net, every Saturday morning at 8AM.  Be sure and check it out.  If you like it, consider leaving some feedback, or signing up to donate a couple of bucks my way.  It might convince me that someone out there is actually reading it.  :P

Working Book Cover5aIn any case, I am about 45,000 words (150 pages) into the sequel to Zenith, Book 1 of my time travel series The Interscission Project.  The new book is tentatively entitled Azimuth (or possibly Declination, depending on the alignment of the planets the day you ask).  I am aiming for a July 2015 release, but if all comes together earlier, I might jump the gun on that.

The Interscission Project itself is intended to run for 3 novels in total, and this will be the second.  The short novella Nadir that was briefly published last year will be incorporated into the text of Azimuth.  I’ve already written a basic outline for the third and final book, so I am as yet on track to wrap up the series by the end of the year, or early next year.  More updates can be had on the Interscission Project page of my website (http://pactarcanum.com/WIP-Interscission) or my Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/interscission).

That is all.  Please, talk amongst yourselves.

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin

Zenith Giveaways

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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

Zenith Now Available

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

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.

 

Blurb:

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.

 

Amazon: 

http://www.amazon.com/Zenith-Interscission-Project-Arshad-Ahsanuddin-ebook/dp/B00IXUF11C

 

Barnes & Noble:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/zenith-arshad-ahsanuddin/1118898774?ean=2940149480555&itm=1&usri=2940149480555

 

Kobo:

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-CA/ebook/zenith-8

 

Smashwords:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/418308

 

Have at them!

 

Respectfully,

Arshad Ahsanuddin