Free give way!

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a fantastic time.

I have recently published a crime-thriller called Haunted! As a part of a promotional deal I am giving away my book for free until 10th Jan 2020.

A little about the book:

Haunted is a crime thriller about a vicious crafty murderer, who haunts and slaughters his victims disappearing into thin air. His methods unorthodox, his motive unclear,his victims arbitrary. Two NYPD detectives and the Cranston team are on the case, and as they dig deep, they uncover a hidden fanatical rage complied with lunacy which began on an Egyptian ship four decades ago!

Here is what some of the readers are saying!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️”’Haunted’ is a thrilling tale with plenty of unpredictable twists and turns. The story features an extensive cast of engaging characters, plenty of author H. G. Ahedi’s medical and forensic knowledge, and a fun, exciting plot.” Amazon reader.

⭐️⭐️⭐️”An exciting and well told story! I really enjoyed this action-packed story. I liked the writing style and the dialogue between the characters. And I was kept guessing throughout.” Amazon reader.

This offer is now closed: Please purchase your copy @ Amazon

This is why you should have a paperback version of your book.

Hello all!

Recently, I got my second book out! Haunted. I have been blogging about it for the past few months. Just this Friday (6th Dec 2019), I got the paperback version. OH MY GOD. It was so exciting! Its so good to actually hold the book in my hands and look at it. I loved the smell and the feel of crisply-bound pages. Here is what the awesome people from my writing group thought!

Getting over five-hundred responses and over two hundred comments was something that I never expected! And, I am so grateful for this!

The book (ebook) was released in the beginning of Nov 2019, and I have sold a couple of copies. But holding the paperback version of the book was such a great and amazing feeling. I cannot actually put it in words!

Ebook are definitely great! I have nothing against them. They are economical, long lasting, easy to carry and distribute and of course you should always have a Ebook version of your book. That being said, creating a paperback version of your book actually feels tangible. Its there! Its done! I felt like a author when I held my book! Its like, wow this is now a book!

Most of my readers and friends and family bought the book, and they were as excited as I was because they have been hearing about it for sometime now. So, make sure you get your novel’s paperback version.

Check out what else do I have to say!

Author’s interview: Haunted by H.G Ahedi.

Hello all,

On the 5th of Dec 2019, my interview with Dr. Melissa Caudle an American author best known for The Keystroke Killer saga was published online.

She is the author of first in the series, The Keystroke Killer: Transcendence Part I was published on Halloween 2018.

In this authors interview, Mel asked me ten questions regarding my recent book Haunted. It was a very interesting experience, and her questions made me realize how much effort and work I have put in to bring this book to life!

The interview encouraged me to also think more about the process I use for writing my book, what challenges I faced and how I came over them. Sometimes as writers we are just happy to get our books out there! But it is always good idea to reflect and discuss your book. It helps you reflect on how you would and could approach writing in the future. It helps your remember, why did you start writing, how are you different and what can you do differently to attract writers!

So here is the interview, I hope you guys really like it. It gives a background story about Haunted, and a peep into my life and the challenges I faced writing this book. I have to say, it was a GREAT experience.

Read more here: H.G Ahedi’s Interview with Mel Caudle

SPECIAL OFFER FOR AUSTRALIANS!

If you would like a signed copy of the book, and you are located in Australia, contact me and I would be happy to send you a signed copy just for $25 dollars (On Amazon its around $32!). Please note this includes delivery cost.

Fill in the form, send me your email and postal address (message box) and get your book! All the information you provide will remain confidential and will not be share with anyone else.

H.G Ahedi holds a PhD in biomedical sciences and is a fictional writer. Haunted is her second book. She spends a lot of time writing and when she is bored of her desk; she wants to hop on a plane and travel the world. As that is not always possible she explores local Sydney beaches and parks and enjoys a nice cup of coffee.

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Three deaths, an invisible weapon and a deadly plot. Welcome to the world of Haunted.

After four years of hard work, I have published my book! Yippee!

Here is the extended version of the blurb which you will not find elsewhere!

Roumoult Cranston’s life is never boring. He either invites trouble, or it finds him. This time his best friend Dr. William Sterling is at the heart of investigating three suicides that he believes are ingenious murders. Everyone thinks he is crazy, including Roumoult. But when William disappears it triggers a frenzied search leading to a police investigation, and Roumoult is pulled into a mystery that will push the boundaries of his investigative mind.

Thus, begins the journey to find a ruthless predator. Following a trail of bizarre clues Roumoult realizes they are all pawns in a deadly game. To his horror, one by one the pawns begin to tumble. Prime suspects turn into maniacs. The detectives are at the verge of cracking, and he barely escapes death. Nothing makes sense until he finds the secret game changer – The Ship Of The Dead.

But his victory sets off a deadly trap leading to a horrendous genocide in the heart of New York. He knows, this vicious murderer will spare no one, but if by some miracle he and his friends survived, this killer would haunt them for the rest of their life! 

Here is where you can find it!

Praise for the book

About the author

H.G Ahedi holds a PhD in biomedical sciences and is a fictional writer. Haunted is her second book. She spends a lot of time writing and when she is bored of her desk; she wants to hop on a plane and travel the world. As that is not always possible she explores local Sydney beaches and parks and enjoys a nice cup of coffee.

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Perks of publishing.

Publishing a book is a huge task, but in today’s date still it is less daunting than it was a decade ago. When I published my first book, I had limited resources and knowledge with no one to support me. Today, we have the huge bank of information about self publishing and traditional publishing, which can be great but also overwhelming. Oh, by the way, the book is Haunted. Read about it here

During the last few days I have been super busy trying to juggle between my job, getting the cover for my book ready, trying to find and work with a book designer, planning a promotion for my book and of course submitting paper that was long over due. As if this wasn’t enough, guess what I have to also apply for a ISBN.

I am not a big fan of vanity fair (no offence), and traditional publishing takes to much time. So when I decided to get published with Amazon, someone told me its good to get an ISBN. Well, I thought Amazon is giving it to me for free… why should I buy one? But then as I did more research it occurred to me that by taking ISBN from Amazon I will be giving them the distribution rights. I thought what’s the big deal, so they are distributing it for me. Great!

Please don’t take me wrong! Amazon is awesome and their customer service is exemplary. But as a writer its always good to hold all the rights to your book because you can’t see the future. Your book is your property, so keep the rights. As a writer, I just felt right own all rights. Also, It cannot be used with another publisher or self-publishing service. 

Armed with this knowledge I decided to go for it and buy one. Take another guess, its not easy to just get it. Its like finding a needle in a haystack. Yes, there is only one ISBN provider in Australia (and in US) called Thorpe-Bowker Identifier Services. Its good to have a official provider, but as expected you feel like its rip off!

Firstly, although its based in Australia, they charge you in US dollar (blah!) and then they have this long list of things that you need to buy!

ISBN is fine, but then you have to register with the book registry so that when ever someone buys your book its get recorded in a database. This both would cost the author around 100 dollars. You may get your ISBN within a fortnight. I was still fine with that. Okay with the cost. Then they kind of push you to also buy the barcode. At this point, I had too much. I am like, seriously? Cant they just make it easy for the author? (From my experience, I know nothing is easy or anyone!).

To find out if I realllllly (no this is not a typo!) need this barcode, I reach out to my writing group and the KDP question and answer form. Guess what I don’t need to purchase a barcode, because even if I buy the ISBN, Amazon will provide my paperback with one for free! So yes, writer be warned. And yes, its good to have people who can answer your question and support you in situations like this.

Publishing is a business, and there are people out there who are always looking to take advantage. So arm yourself with knowledge. Also, be warned, as soon as I googled ‘how to get an ISBN’ several sites popped up. Writers are suggested not buy from them because its best not to. Although I may not like the way they operate Thorpe-Bowker Identifier Services, they are the official people to get it from. And honestly, I didn’t see any differences in the cost. Go with them I would say.

In a nutshell, authors need to learn to be savvy because in today’s date not only we need to write, but also learn about publishing and distribution. Publishing is a business which is changing all the time, its good to always to stay on top of it. And thanks to technology, we have ample support 🙂

A bit about me! 🙂

H.G Ahedi holds a PhD in biomedical sciences and is a fictional writer. Haunted is her second book. She spends a lot of time writing and when she is bored of her desk; she wants to hop on a plane and travel the world. As that is not always possible she explores local Sydney beaches and parks and enjoys a nice cup of coffee.

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Rejections and Authors

What does or does not motivate author? Many things!

I am a part of many writing groups and I came across an author who was unhappy because her family didn’t support her writing or buy her books. A thought popped in my head, do they have to because they are family? The answer is no. Your family or friends may not buy or read your book due to several reasons. Mostly its simply because they are not interested.

But why do we feel the need to be accepted. Its human nature and we all want to be acknowledged for our hard work and commitment, and writing a book is a lot of commitment. Family and friends are people we rely on and we want them to at least check out our books. But honestly that really happens. I can relate to her and other authors situation because last year I did a campaign for my book and several people who I knew well did not pledge or support. At first, it was a bit hurtful but then I just accepted it.

I feel its best not react when someone close by doesn’t support you. Writers are professionals, and like at any other job not everyone is going to like what you do.

As a writer, especially when I was getting ready to publish Haunted, I had a hard time. Haunted was published in 2019. But what no one knows that for four years I had sent to over hundred traditional publishers and agents, and got rejected every time. It hurt. A lot. And when one of the agents did show interest, after eight months of long wait I found out that she had left the agency. It was a lesson, a long one. I had this fantasy in my head that I needed a agency or a traditional publisher to get to a certain level with my book. But I did not. All I needed to do was believe in myself, get a few professional people to critique it, get a awesome editor and most of all a cover. But I am so glad I self published it at last. Why? Because although have to do everything I also have totally control over my books. I can choose the price, change the covers, and edit it if needed without any hassle. I am doing well and I am about to publish my sixth book. So, too all authors out there, do not give up.

By the way- Haunted is one of the favorite books of my readers. 🙂 And I have received so much praise for the plot lines and the way it has been written. Imagine if I had let all those rejections get in my head and stopped writing. Well, then I wouldn’t have never got here.

Have a great week. Chat to you later.

I am running a few promotions.

For a limited time – Haunted, Fall of Titan and Transcendence are $0.99 cents in the US and UK. Time to grab your copy!

No one ever makes it alone.

Hello all, Today I am speechless. I have been running a fundraiser campaign for my book and with just 46 dollars left to go, I remember the day I began this venture. I can’t believe, I am almost done. I know I have been posting, talking about the book, making videos but it in the end its support from backers, friends and family that has got me here. People who worked with me, supported me and hustled for the book, thank you. You backed my book, my dream and also shared my message. I couldn’t have done it without you. I appreciate you, and hopefully in the near future I can help you in some way.

Please note a few things about the fundraiser.

  1. The book will be published in Nov 2019, or early.
  2. When you pledge for a reward, you are buying the book (electronic or paperback)
  3. When you pledge through kickstarter, you get updates about the progress of the book and also where does the project stand.
  4. Once the project is fully funded, only then is your card charged. For instance, if a project does not reach its goal the backers do not pay a dime.
  5. Once the project reaches its goal (in this case $2500), I send out surveys to my backers to collect information (such as addresses) and also personally thank them for their support.
  6. The backers can ask me any questions directly.

The project is still running for the next nine days, you are welcome to join my journey! Pledge for Haunted.

Here is a video I created for the book.

A audio excerpt of the book.

Life is a beautiful journey. Help anyone you can, do whatever you can to achieve your dreams, stay humble, write everyday, love everyday and never ever forget those who stood by you in the time of difficulty!

Who am I?

Hello all. I am Harbeer. I live in Australia.  Other than writing, I am one of the biggest fans of research . When I am bored of my desk, I want to hop on a plane and travel the world. If that is not possible, then I raids the local beaches, parks and walking trails; and most of all I love spending time reading books and drinking coffee. 

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Have you pledged yet?

This is an exciting time! I launched a campaign for my mystery thriller, Haunted which will be released in Nov 2019. The campaign allows readers to contribute in the development of the book. It has been a great experience. Several readers have come forward and pledge from $1 to $100 and claimed their early copy! You guys are great!

Here is the snap shot of the fundraisers progress!

So what’s the book about?

In Haunted, the Cranston team and two seasoned NYPD detectives are working together on the seemingly impossible case. Their investigation is a mixed bag of clues with several dead ends. On the trail of this ruthless killer, the Cranston team stumble on mysterious creatures in the woods that seem to have stepped straight out of mythology. The detectives on the same case encounter suspects who appear to be direct decedents of the devil himself.

Who is the unorthodox killer? How does he disappear? How can he be stopped from killing again? What does mythology and superstition have to do with this case? Pledge to find out…

Pumped up? You can read the first chapter for free!

Here is the teaser video about the book.

In the last 6 weeks with several ups and downs the campaign has reached 77%. What does this mean? Simple, with a few more people pledging I will reach my goal and (hooray!) the project will be funded!

With only 14 days more to go ( the fundraiser finishes on the 8th of Oct 2019), I am only a few people short! So, please pledge here http://kck.st/2YOOhL3

Please share and support! If you know someone who might be interested in buying this book or supporting it – please share this blog with them.

Please remember, the book releases in Nov 2019, if you pledge your card will be charged only when the project is completed and successful and if you have any comments please contact me. Thank you!

Appreciate you all, and THANKS A TON to my supporters! Readers! Friends and family!

To offer your support please click here http://kck.st/2YOOhL3

Who am I?

I live in Australia.  Other than writing, I am one of the biggest fans of research . When I am bored of my desk, I want to hop on a plane and travel the world. If that is not possible, then I raids the local beaches, parks and walking trails; and most of all I love spending time reading books and drinking coffee. 

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Wednesday is the new Monday!

Wow! It’s just pouring in my town. I hope you guys are staying dry and warm. Wish I could do that, I need to get dressed, leave my warm house and go to my day job. Yep! I know many writers/artist do the same and all of us dream one day to just write or at least go part time.

So my question today is have to planned this dream? This is the question that occurred to me in the morning. I have been thinking about this but I have never planned it. Why? Simple, I have a fear like everyone else to let go of my comfort level.

What else stops you and me? Expertise. We have or not have put in the time to learn the expertise to go all in and actually make money from our writing. Hey if it’s just a hobby… that’s cool but if you are writing book after book or keep getting ideas… man you have to do something about it. Maybe you should be writing more.

Third thing… time. Oh this is a big one. I use this as an excuse and find myself fiddling around but not doing what I need to do. Why? Because somewhere in my head I have told myself it’s hard, it’s going to take time, it’s to much etc.

So what is stopping you? The first thing to do is identify it and then try to make small changes. Yes, small not big especially if you have someone depending on you!

Identifying what is stopping you, asking for help and doing it will get you there. For instance, I have been running around to publish my second book. The first one I published was 10 years ago and I did it for fun. As a hobby. Coming back to 2019 I did write a book and I knew and wanted to sell it. To boost it before comes out I decided to promote it through a fundraising campaign… and OMG it has been a rollarcoaster ride and I have learned a lot!

If you want to see where I am at on the journey please click here: here http://kck.st/2YOOhL3 and share!

The take away message, you will also have fears and the only way to kill the fear is to do it. Writers write!

Quest to publish Haunted -Audio excerpts.

Hello all,

Hope you are having a great day! I am super excited to present to you an audio excerpt from my upcoming book. Have a listen and please if you love it, share it!

Here is more about the book. Haunted is a #mystery #thriller set in the 21st century about a vicious crafty killer who haunts his victims and disappears into thin air!

Haunted will be released in Nov 2019 and is available to preorder via pledging. http://kck.st/2YOOhL3
I choose to promote this book through kickstarter which also gives the readers/backers the option to donate and help in the creation of the book!

Now enjoy the audio except! 🙂

A bit about me….

I live in Australia.  Other than writing, I am one of the biggest fans of research and spend time in creative and academic writing. When I am of my desk, I want to hop on a plane and travel the world. If that is not possible, then I raids the local beaches, parks and walking trails; and most of all I love spending time reading books and drinking coffee. 



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