Inceptio by Alison Morton

Inceptio by Alison MortonNew York, present day. Karen Brown, angry and frightened after surviving a kidnap attempt, has a harsh choice – elimination by government enforcer Jeffery Renschman or fleeing to the 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 and a ready-made family – at a price. But a shocking discovery about her new lover, the fascinating but arrogant Special Forces officer Conrad Tellus, who rescued her in America, isolates her.

Renschman reaches into her new home and nearly kills her. Recovering, she is desperate to find out why he is hunting her so viciously. Unable to rely on anybody else, she undergoes intensive training, develops fighting skills and becomes an undercover cop. But crazy with bitterness at his past failures, Renschman sets a trap for her, knowing she has no choice but to spring it….
©2013 Alison Morton (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

INCEPTIO is available from Audible and Audible UK.

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For INCEPTIO (Original ebook and print book)
“Terrific. Brilliantly plotted original story, grippingly told and cleverly combining the historical with the futuristic. It’s a real edge-of-the-seat read, genuinely hard to put down.” – Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster

“Grips like a vice. Excellent pace, great dialogue and concept.” – Adrian Magson, author of the Harry Tate spy novels and Lucas Rocco French detective series

“I loved it! Intriguing, unusual and thought-provoking. Karen develops from a girl anyone of us could know into one of the toughest heroines I’ve read for a while. Roma Nova was a world I really wanted to visit—and not just to meet Conrad—vivid and compelling. A pacey, suspenseful thriller with a truly dreadful villain, I can’t recommend INCEPTIO enough.” – Kate Johnson, author of The UnTied Kingdom

“Tense, fast-paced and deliciously inventive, Alison Morton’s INCEPTIO soon had me turning the pages. Very Dashiell Hammett.” – Victoria Lamb, author of The Queen’s Secret

Awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion

“Gripping. Alison Morton creates a fully realised world of what could have been. Breathtaking action, suspense, political intrigue… INCEPTIO is a tour de force!” – Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix and Roma Victrix

“I finished Alison Morton’s Inceptio on Thursday, having enjoyed it very much – alternative world thriller with plenty of twists and turns. Excellent alternative thriller with plenty of page turning pace. I did enjoy it, at 5 star level. And different too and well produced. Looking forward to reading the next one now!” – Elizabeth Chadwick, author of the William Marshal series and recently The Summer Queen

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Even before she pulled on her first set of combats, Alison Morton was fascinated by the idea of women soldiers. Brought up by a feminist mother and an ex-military father, it never occurred to her that women couldn’t serve their country in the armed forces. Everybody in her family had done time in uniform and in theatre – regular and reserve Army, RAF, WRNS, WRAF – all over the globe.

So busy in her day job, Alison joined the Territorial Army in a special communications regiment and left as a captain, having done all sorts of interesting and exciting things no civilian would ever know or see. Or that she can talk about, even now…

But something else fuels her writing… Fascinated by the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain), at their creation by the complex, power and value-driven Roman civilisation she started wondering what a modern Roman society would be like if run by strong women…

Now, she lives in France with her husband and writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with tough heroines:

INCEPTIO, the first in the Roma Nova series
– shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year

PERFIDITAS, second in series
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year

SUCCESSIO, third in series
– Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice for Autumn 2014
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– Editor’s choice, The Bookseller’s inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014
– Longlisted for the 2015 HNS Indie prize

AURELIA, fourth in series, the first of a new cycle of three
– Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice for Autumn 2015
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– Finalist, 2016 HNS Indie Award

INSURRECTIO, fifth in series, the second ‘Aurelia’ story
– Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice for Spring 2016

Fact file:
Education: BA French, German & Economics, MA History
Memberships: International Thriller Writers, Historical Novel Society, Alliance of Independent Authors, Society of Authors, Romantic Novelists’ Association

Represented by Blake Friedman Literary Agency for foreign and subsidiary rights.

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