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Academy of Secrets

Her name is Chrymos and she seeks supernatural powers so that she can make a difference in the world. But can she avoid the grim fate prophesied by the demon Nekhbet?



This Fast-Paced Historical Fantasy Tale Will Keep You Reading “Just One More Page” …

It’s the year 1610. The world is in grave danger if a long-missing artefact falls into the hands of the Academy of Secrets, a group whose members have gained unnatural powers through alchemy. And Chrymos, a young woman snatched from the streets of Naples, may hold the key.

The OUTCAST ANGELS, a ragtag group of former angels exiled from Heaven at the time of the Great Rebellion, are desperately trying to stop the Academy. But they face an uphill battle against alchemy-enhanced humans who can become invisible, cast illusions and create storms and tornadoes.

Will the Academy recover the missing artefact? What part will Chrymos play? And will the prophecies of the demon Nekhbet — that the artefact’s recovery will trigger the Lost War — come true? Find out in this fast-paced historical fantasy set in Renaissance Italy.

ACADEMY OF SECRETS is the first novel in the LOST WAR cycle, part of the OUTCAST ANGELS series by MICHAEL CARNEY.

ACADEMY OF SECRETS is now available in paperback and ebook formats at http://academyofsecrets.com


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Here’s what early readers have to say about ACADEMY OF SECRETS:

  • Fast paced enjoyable read” – Kevin Burt (Amazon review)
  • The world building is outstanding, especially Nekhbet’s realm as it leaks into the 17th century.” – Koeur (Goodreads review)
  • Chrymos is an extremely relatable character. She cares deeply for those under her protection, especially the children that she takes care of. She has very valid reasons for her actions and thoughts. Even though this book takes place in the 1600’s, it does not take the path of minimizing women or having illogical reasons for women to think and act a certain way.” – Kim (Goodreads review)
  • The plot twists and turns but keeps you very engrossed and attached.. That goes to the top of the heap in the entertainment factor” – T Vogt (Amazon review)

Do You Love Epic Fantasy Tales of Angels and Demons, Laced With A Hint of Alchemy? Then Check Out ACADEMY OF SECRETS!

 

Go to http//:academyofsecrets.com to order your copy today.

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Academy of Secrets Launches Monday

An Epic Tale of Angels and Demons, with a hint of Alchemy

It’s the year 1610. The world is in grave danger if a long-missing artefact falls into the hands of the Academy of Secrets, a group whose members have gained unnatural powers through alchemy. And Chrymos, a young woman with a mysterious past, may hold the key.

For Chrymos, scrabbling out a wretched living on the streets of Renaissance Naples, the Academy represents a chance to gain special powers and make a difference in the world. But is she willing to leave behind all the people that she cares about?

And what about the OUTCAST ANGELS, a ragtag group of former angels exiled from Heaven at the time of the Great Rebellion, who are desperately trying to stop the Academy? They face an uphill battle against alchemy-enhanced humans who can become invisible, cast illusions and create storms and tornadoes.

Will the Academy recover the missing artefact? What part will Chrymos play? And will the prophecies of the demon Nekhbet — that the artefact’s recovery will trigger the Lost War — come true? Find out in this fast-paced historical fantasy set in Late Renaissance Italy.

Academy of Secrets

ACADEMY OF SECRETS is the first novel in the LOST WAR Chronicles, part of the OUTCAST ANGELS series of books by MICHAEL CARNEY.

ACADEMY OF SECRETS is available in both paperback and ebook formats. Order today (ebook Launch Special just 99 cents on Amazon Kindle) via http://academyofsecrets.com

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Fantasy eBook Giveaway

Do you love reading fantasy books? Then this giveaway is just for you!

50 authors (including the author of the Outcast Angels series, Michael Carney), have teamed up to bring you the ULTIMATE giveaway — a Kindle Fire loaded with 50 fantasy ebooks (including ACADEMY OF SECRETS, the new Outcast Angels novel which launches at the end of February)!

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Academy of Secrets

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Launch Week Special: 99 cents for Academy of Secrets

When ACADEMY OF SECRETS launches on February 29, it will be priced for Launch Week at just 99 cents. Pre-order it today so you don’t miss out: http://AcademyofSecrets.com

Academy of Secrets Launch Week Special 99 cents

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40 Days Until Academy of Secrets Book Launch

Academy of Secrets

In this teaser, Chrymos suddenly discovers she is not alone in the Catacombs of San Gennaro.

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The Countdown to February 29

Academy of Secrets

Do You Love Epic Historical Fantasy Adventures of Angels and Demons, Laced with a Hint of Alchemy? Then Check Out ACADEMY OF SECRETS!

It’s the year 1610. The world is in grave danger if a long-missing artefact falls into the hands of the Academy of Secrets, a group whose members have gained unnatural powers through alchemy. And Chrymos, a young woman with a mysterious past, may hold the key.

For Chrymos, scrabbling out a wretched living on the streets of Renaissance Naples, the Academy represents a chance to create an exciting new future in a world where she has none. But can she succeed when the Academy’s leaders have other plans?

And what about the OUTCAST ANGELS, a ragtag group of former angels exiled from Heaven at the time of the Great Rebellion, who are desperately trying to stop the Academy? They face an uphill battle against alchemy-enhanced humans who can become invisible, cast illusions and create storms and tornadoes.

Will the Academy recover the missing artefact? What part will Chrymos play? And will the prophecies of the demon Nekhbet — that the artefact’s recovery will trigger the Lost War — come true? Find out in this fast-paced historical fantasy set in Late Renaissance Italy.

ACADEMY OF SECRETS is the first novel in the LOST WAR cycle, part of the OUTCAST ANGELS series by MICHAEL CARNEY.

ACADEMY OF SECRETS launches February 29. Pre-order today on Amazon Kindle.

PRE-ORDER NOW AT http://academyofsecrets.com

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Coming Soon – Academy of Secrets

Do You Love Epic Fantasy Tales of Angels and Demons, Laced With A Hint of Alchemy? Then Check Out ACADEMY OF SECRETS!



This Fast-Paced Historical Fantasy Tale Will Keep You Reading “Just One More Page” … 

It’s the year 1610. The world is in grave danger if a long-missing artefact falls into the hands of the Academy of Secrets, a group whose members have gained unnatural powers through alchemy. And Chrymos, a young woman snatched from the streets of Naples, may hold the key. 

The OUTCAST ANGELS, a ragtag group of former angels exiled from Heaven at the time of the Great Rebellion, are desperately trying to stop the Academy. But they face an uphill battle against alchemy-enhanced humans who can become invisible, cast illusions and create storms and tornadoes. 

Will the Academy recover the missing artefact? What part will Chrymos play? And will the prophecies of the demon Nekhbet — that the artefact’s recovery will trigger the Lost War — come true? Find out in this fast-paced historical fantasy set in Renaissance Italy. 

ACADEMY OF SECRETS is the first novel in the LOST WAR cycle, part of the OUTCAST ANGELS series by MICHAEL CARNEY.

Academy of Secrets

ACADEMY OF SECRETS will be released for the Amazon Kindle on 29 February and is now available for pre-order at http://academyofsecrets.com


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Here’s what readers had to say about the first OUTCAST ANGELS story, “TIME LOOP: An Outcast Angels Fantasy & Science Fiction Tale (Realms Of Our Own)” (originally published as THEN AGAIN):

  • If you like a well written and fast paced story that keeps you riveted to the end, “Realms of Our Own: TIME LOOP” is the perfect starting point. I highly recommend it. (Chikpmcgee) 
  • It really is a remarkable short story … I am Going to GO NUTS WAITING FOR THE NEXT BOOK !!! (T.Vogt ‘Kindle Addict’) 
  • Specials ops meets the angelic meets time travel! Three of my favourite genres. Mix them together and you have one cohesive, fast paced thriller! (Peter Younghusband) 
  • Best of the bunch so far. Truly superb storytelling … This is just a great story, well told (David G. Johnson)
  • Filled with magic, angels, demons, and assassins, the author manages to provide enough life and excitement in this short story to interest me in reading more. (E. VanZwoll) 

Go to http//:academyofsecrets.com to preorder your copy today.

 

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Title Change: From “Then Again” to TIME LOOP

TIME LOOP book

I’ve just changed the title of my “Realms Of Our Own” short story from “Then Again” to TIME LOOP

Why?

Because, while the original title makes sense once you’ve read the story, it doesn’t communicate the essence of the tale if all you see is the cover (which is the first point of contact in most cases).

TIME LOOP, on the other hand, helps to attract those who are interested in timey wimey stories that make use of the manipulation of time.

So — if you’ve purchased “Then Again”, don’t buy TIME LOOP, it’s the same story.

(And many thanks to Mary Campagna Findley for both old and new cover designs)

On the other hand, if you’re one of the approximately seven billion people who haven’t yet read the story, please ignore this note and just go ahead and grab it.

You’ll find TIME LOOP on Amazon at http://bit.ly/timeloopbook

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Then Again Early Reviews: Five Stars

The early reviews are in for the first Outcast Angels short story, THEN AGAIN: An Outcast Angels Fantasy & Science Fiction Tale, and the people are kind: they’ve bestowed five stars.

Then Again early reviews

Excerpts from those reviews (you can read the full reviews at http://ThenAgainBook.com):

FIVE STARS from T.Vogt ‘Kindle Addict’:
I am going to write this review sort of backwards because you need to understand the premise of how this short story came about to really enjoy the spectacular achievement it made. A Facebook group decided to write a story, they would all bring a piece of the puzzle and then one would put the puzzle together, then next time someone else would get the pleasure. It really is a remarkable short story an hour read for a fast reader and two for a more laid back one. …
This set of authors plan on alternate universe and other plans down the road and I am Going to GO NUTS WAITING FOR THE NEXT BOOK !!! Gesh guys really know how to drive a reviewer nuts, short trip I know still.. Kudos to the Cast ! You can’t just say great job when 10 + people were in on it you have to congratulate the whole of the team and I think your collective imagination will take you far, it was a real pleasure reading all of your characters and how they worked together. Like Samuel Morse you have invented a new way of writing, not a made for TV sitcom but a book that can be read.. I as a reader say THANKS.

FIVE STARS from Willy Eckerslike:
In ‘Then Again’ we are presented with a group of reformed fallen angels working to foil an assassination attempt. This may sound rather mundane were it not for a bit of ‘groundhog’ messing with time, prophesy and a neat little twist at the end.
The story is well written with plenty of pace and a firm narrative thread and I actually rather enjoyed it, but being just a single short story it is very difficult to get a feel for the contribution of each author to the individuality of each character; it would be interesting to see a novella written in this authors collective manner where there would be the opportunity for some meaningful character development. Failing that, the opportunity to read the entire anthology would, no doubt, provided much needed background to the protagonists.

FIVE STARS from Green Fire:
Then Again…I loved the title of this short story. It hooked me just based on that. The story itself is a great. A wonderful mix of the Realms of Our Own characters. In this segment, Jesse is the leader of the London LOA which tries to thwart bad things from happening. In this segment, they are trying to prevent the assassination of the new Russian president. They’re too late, when the day begins again. As other reviewers mentioned, Groundhog day with a twist.
The twist I liked is that using the Groundhog day time loop, EVERYONE is aware that time has reset. A fun twist! I loved it. The way they figure out what is happening is totally hysterical but makes sense.

BTW, here’s the book description:

It’s the last few minutes of Millennium Eve, December 31 1999. But whilst the rest of the world is celebrating, Outcast Angel Jesse and a ragtag bunch of genetically enhanced trainees are desperately trying to save a Russian politician from an unknown assassin. 

The crowd is counting down the last few seconds till the new millennium — and then suddenly everything changes. Time jumps backward. What just happened, will it happen again and is there anything that Jesse and his team can do to prevent the assassination? 

THEN AGAIN is one of a collaborative series of short stories published under the collective banner REALMS OF OUR OWN. 

Realms Of Our Own is a new model in Science-Fiction anthologies, inviting each author to contribute a single character to be shared by all, reinvented by each contributor for use in a completely different universe. Ten authors, ten universes, ten core characters, one collaborative effort. 

This story, THEN AGAIN, features characters and concepts from the Outcast Angels series by Michael Carney.

You can buy the THEN AGAIN story for 99 cents from Amazon via http://ThenAgainBook.com

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Now Available On Amazon: Then Again

We’ve just published a new Outcast Angels short story, Then Again: An Outcast Angels Fantasy & Science Fiction Tale, on Amazon.

Then Again: An Outcast Angels Fantasy & Science Fiction Tale

Here’s a quick introduction to the THEN AGAIN story:

It’s the last few minutes of Millennium Eve, December 31 1999, but while everyone else is celebrating, Outcast Angel Jesse and a ragtag bunch of genetically-modified trainees are desperately trying to prevent the assassination of a prominent Russian politician.

The crowd is counting down the last few seconds till the new millennium — and then suddenly everything changes. Time just jumped backwards. What just happened, will it happen again and is there anything that Jesse and his team can do to prevent the assassination?

THEN AGAIN is one of a number of collaborative stories published under the REALMS OF OUR OWN banner by the Iron Sharpening Iron Christian author collective. Realms Of Our Own is a new model in Science-Fiction anthologies, inviting each author to contribute a single character to be shared by all, reinvented by each contributor for use in a completely different universe. Ten authors, ten universes, ten core characters, one collaborative effort.

THEN AGAIN features characters and concepts from Michael Carney’s Outcast Angels series, along with other characters created by the Iron Sharpening Iron Collective.

Click here to check out THEN AGAIN, available on Amazon for just 99 cents.

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