New York, present day, alternate reality. Karen Brown, angry and frightened after surviving a kidnap attempt, has a harsh choice – being eliminated by government enforcer Jeffery Renschman or fleeing to mysterious Roma Nova, her dead mother's homeland in Europe.
Founded sixteen centuries ago by Roman exiles and ruled by women, Roma Nova gives Karen safety, at a price, and a ready-made family in a strange culture she often struggles with. Just as she's finding her feet, a shocking discovery about her new lover, special forces officer Conrad Tellus, isolates her.
All four Roma Nova thrillers– INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO and AURELIA – have been honoured with the B.R.A.G. Medallion, an award for independent fiction that rejects 90% of its applicants. The first two books were finalists in Writing Magazine's 2014 Self-Published Book of the Year Award and the last two selected as Historical Novel Society's indie Editor's Choices and longlisted for the HNS Annual Indie Award in 2015 and 2016 respectively. Alison's third book, SUCCESSIO, was featured as Editor's Choice in The Bookseller's inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014.
Alison Morton writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with strong heroines. She grabbed a first degree in French, German and Economics in the mid-70s and went ‘back to school' for a masters' in history thirty years later.
A ‘Roman nut' since age 11, she has clambered over sites throughout Europe including the alma mater, Rome. But the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) started her wondering what a modern society based on Roman values would be like if run by women
Originally from Tunbridge Wells (but not ‘disgusted'), Alison has worked in central government, the City of London, in the voluntary and small business sectors, and latterly as a translation company owner. Six years in a Territorial Army special communications regiment gave her the opportunity to do all sorts of exciting things no civilian would ever experience.
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