INCEPTIO ebook joins Pulcheria Press

INCEPTIO  (ebook) is now the third to join the Pulcheria Press family! And it’s the ideal way to find out why Pulcheria Press has its name…

INCEPTIO plunges you into a 21st century Roman world. Apart from kidnapping, heartache and a close encounter with Latin grammar, New Yorker Karen Brown must contend with a fascinating Praetorian elite forces officer. Oh, and a crazy killer pursuing her for a very personal reason.

Karen flees to her dead mother’s homeland, Roma Nova, the last remnant of the Roman Empire. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman exiles and now ruled by women, it gives Karen safety and a ready-made family – but at a price.

In this adventure thriller set in an alternative timeline, Karen grows from a girl anybody might know into a strong female character not only intent on staying alive but also on finding out why the killer is hunting her.

A coming of age story, where an ordinary girl discovers there is a great deal more lying under her mundane existence, but also lethal danger. At what stage does she stop running from it?

The Hunger Games meets Lindsey Davis’s Roman detective Falco.”

A must read for fans of Manda Scott and Kate Mosse” – Lisa Redmond, Madwoman in the Attic blog

– B.R.A.G. Medallion honoree
– shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award
– finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year

Available from these retailers (as of now): Amazon   iBooks/Apple   Kobo   B&N Nook

SilverWood Books will remain the print version publisher.

Paperback: ISBN 9781781320624 RRP £9.99
eBook: ISBN 9791097310035 RRP £2.99
Audiobook published by Audible Studios  B01HU9IV7C

Read an excerpthttp://alison-morton.com/2013/02/24/inceptio-excerpt-i/

**Listen to a sample of the audiobookhttps://soundcloud.com/audible/inceptio**  NEW!

If you’d like to buy a print copy signed by the author click here.

Watch the  trailer


 

 

Shortlisted 2013 http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17328184-inceptio584050

 

And what happened next? Read about PERFIDITAS, the second book in the Roma Nova series.

 

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIOAURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, was published by Pulcheria Press in print and ebook in April 2017.

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RETALIO published on 27 April 2017

Book six of the Roma Nova thriller series, set in Roma Nova’s recent past – the conclusion of the younger Aurelia Mitela’s adventures…

Early 1980s Vienna. Recovering from a near fatal shooting, Aurelia Mitela, ex-Praetorian and former foreign minister of Roma Nova, chafes at her enforced exile. She barely escaped from her nemesis, the charming and amoral Caius Tellus who grabbed power in Roma Nova, the only part of the Roman Empire to survive into the twentieth century.

Aurelia’s duty and passion fire her determination to take back her homeland and liberate its people. But Caius’s manipulations have isolated her from her fellow exiles, leaving her ostracised, powerless and vulnerable. But without their trust and support Aurelia knows she will never see Roma Nova again.

Published by Pulcheria Press 27 April 2017
Paperback: ISBN 9791097310004    Ebook: ISBN 9791097310011

RETALIO concludes the story of Aurelia Mitela’s part in the Great Rebellion that characters like Conrad, Imperatrix Silvia and Aurelia herself as an older stateswoman refer to in the first three Roma Nova books, INCEPTIOPERFIDITAS and SUCCESSIO.

The fourth Roma Nova thriller, AURELIA, started this second cycle of three in the series, INSURRECTIO showed us the terrifying rise of a nationalist demagogue and his brutal power grab. Now read on…

Available now from Amazon (ebook and paperback), iBooksB&N Nook and Kobo and the paperback from a variety of other retailers

 

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIOAURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, was published in April 2017. Audiobooks now available for the first four of the series

Get INCEPTIO, the series starter, for FREE when you sign up to Alison’s free monthly email newsletter. You’ll also be first to know about Roma Nova news and book progress before everybody else, and take part in giveaways.

New! Roma Nova box set released

The Roma Nova box set which consists of INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS and SUCCESSIO, is released this morning 10 February 2017 by Pulcheria Press. This is the first work published by Pulcheria Press, so very exciting!

If you haven’t read the first three Roma Nova novels, this is an excellent place to start (and a very competitive price).  Available now from  Amazon  iTunes/Apple  Nook (B&N)   Kobo (soon)

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POWER  BETRAYAL  NEMESIS 

Meet Carina Mitela, 21st century Praetorian in Roma Nova, as she challenges all three.

Transformation, deception, rebels, vengeance takers, comradeship and an epic love story in these three adventures in a new Rome founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman dissidents, and ruled by women.

Over 1,000 pages of action adventure and alternative historical thrills in three books with 140 five star reviews on Amazon between them.

INCEPTIO – the beginning
Terrified after a kidnap attempt, New Yorker Karen Brown, has a harsh choice – being eliminated by EUS government enforcer Renschman or fleeing to mysterious Roma Nova, her dead mother’s homeland in Europe. Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman exiles and ruled by women, Roma Nova gives Karen safety, at a price, but the enforcer, Renschman, pursues her and sets a trap knowing she has no choice but to spring it…

B.R.A.G. Medallion, finalist, 2013 International Rubery Book Award
“Grips like a vice – a writer to watch out for.”
– Adrian Magson, author of the Harry Tate spy thrillers

PERFIDITAS – betrayal
Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague has tried to kill her and another has set a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova.

Seeking help from a not quite legal old friend could wreck her marriage to the enigmatic Conrad. Once proscribed and operating illegally, she risks being terminated by both security services and conspirators. As she struggles to overcome the desperate odds and save her beloved Roma Nova and her own life, she faces the ultimate betrayal…

B.R.A.G. Medallion, finalist, 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year
“Alison Morton has built a fascinating, exotic world! Carina’s 
a bright, sassy detective with a winning dry sense of humour.”
– Simon Scarrow, author of the Eagle (Macro and Cato) series

SUCCESSIO – the next generation
Roma Nova is at peace. Carina Mitela, the heir of a leading family, but choosing the life of an officer in the Praetorian Guard Special Forces, is not so sure. When a blackmailing letter arrives from a woman claiming to be her husband Conrad’s lost daughter and Conrad tries to shut Carina out, she senses danger crawling towards her.

Trying to resolve a young man’s indiscretion twenty-five years ago turns into a nightmare that attacks the imperial family itself. With her enemy holding a gun to the head of the heir to the imperial throne, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life…

B.R.A.G. Medallion, Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice Autumn 2014, Editor’s choice, The Bookseller’s inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014, longlisted for the 2015 HNS Indie prize
“I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller, the third in Morton’s epic series set in Roma Nova.”
– Caroline Sanderson in The Bookseller

Published by Pulcheria Press  ISBN 9791097310028

Available now from  Amazon     iTunes/Apple      Nook (B&N)    Kobo (soon)

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Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIOAURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, will be published in Spring 2017. Audiobooks now available for the first four of the series

Get INCEPTIO, the series starter, for FREE when you sign up to Alison’s free monthly email newsletter. You’ll also be first to know about Roma Nova news and book progress before everybody else, and take part in giveaways.

Launch day!

Today is the launch of Pulcheria Press, the new home of Roma Nova.
So who’s behind it? What does it do? Why is it even in existence?

Read on…

When I typed the last word of the first draft of INCEPTIO in 2009 I didn’t have a clue what to do with it. After advice, professional assessment, and submitting to a lot of agents whose response was “great concept, great story, great writing – not sure I could sell it” I decided to go the independent route. Following my nature and professional experience, I researched it to death. I’d self-published a history book in 2012, so I knew how hard it was! Although a computer geek, when it came to publishing and printing I knew enough to know that I didn’t have the fine skills to achieve the top of the trees result I wanted for INCEPTIO.

So I searched for help and found what I was looking for – assisted publishing – in SilverWood Books of Bristol. That first telephone conversation with publishing director Helen Hart has stayed with me. She was encouraging but realistic, emphasising that they didn’t accept every manuscript, that I might not get the costs back, that publishing under your own steam was hard work. She was very straightforward about the services that SilverWood offered and what it didn’t.

I was impressed. What a contrast to the overdone enthusiasm of others I’d approached. I’d run a business for 20 years and could smell the difference between a cabbage and a bouquet (no offence to cabbages).

So began a very productive business relationship.

SilverWood Books emulate the traditional publishing process; their books are indistinguishable from (and often better than) many mainstream ones and they are one of the few ethical publishing services providers around.

INCEPTIO (2013), PERFIDITAS (2013), SUCCESSIO (2014), AURELIA (2015) and INSURRECTIO (2016) – have all been produced with SilverWood Books’ expert help. As I worked with them on AURELIA in 2015 I realised just how much I’d learned in the previous three years. I became more confident about both my writing and the publishing process. With INSURRECTIO, the fifth book, I was almost firing on automatic.

So when discussing RETALIO (out this spring), SilverWood’s publishing director Helen Hart suggested a different arrangement. She felt that I had outgrown the full support package suitable for less experienced or less knowledgeable authors and was ready to fly by myself. Talk about a light bulb moment! She was, of course, completely right.

If SilverWood hadn’t been behind me I would not have had such an easy time of publishing my work, especially with the first and second books. It’s been a mutually beneficial business relationship but with a huge dollop of personal as well as professional support and guidance.

But now I’m ‘graduating’.

SilverWood Books will continue to produce my book files; I need their quality. But my own imprint, the sparkling new Pulcheria Press, will be the publisher. (I think we all know where ‘Pulcheria’ came from…)

Helen Hart from SilverWood says,’I’ve worked with Alison on the publication of five Roma Nova titles so far. When it came to SilverWood starting production on her sixth, it seemed natural for us all to consider whether the time and circumstances might be right for Alison to set up her own imprint. With her business skills, and having been taken on by a literary agent, she’s perfectly positioned to make the transition from assisted publishing to accomplished independent status.

Alison is a consummate professional, as well as a superb writer, so it’s wonderful for me and the SilverWood team to be alongside her as her knowledge and experience develops. We’re now starting production on the sixth book, RETALIO, and it’s exciting to be part of the Roma Nova/Pulcheria Press journey.’

With SilverWood Books director Helen Hart, launching INSURRECTIO

Thanks to SilverWood I’ve gone from newbie author to multi-published author with my last book, INSURRECTIO, launched at the 2016 London Book Fair. And now I’m represented for ancillary rights by a top London agency, Blake Friedmann, who have so far sold the first four books to AudibleUK, (audiobooks just released!).

Being part of the self-publishing sector as it matures exponentially with the best ‘professional indies’ selling millions and gathering acclaim is a heady ride. SilverWood Books has been an essential part of that journey for me.

Now I’m travelling on.

Pulcheria Press site       Twitter:  @PulcheriaPress

 

 

 

Please note: Pulcheria Press is the imprint for the Roma Nova thrillers, not a small publisher, so please don’t submit your work!

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers INCEPTIO, PERFIDITASSUCCESSIOAURELIA and INSURRECTIO. The sixth, RETALIO, will be published in Spring 2017. Audiobooks now available for the first four of the series

Get INCEPTIO, the series starter, for FREE when you sign up to Alison’s free monthly email newsletter. You’ll also be first to know about Roma Nova news and book progress before everybody else, and take part in giveaways.