Hallowe'en Blog Hop

trickbanHallowe’en Blog Hop Trick or Treat giveaway

Do you dare to read something a little different, possibly alternative, and discover a whole new world?  A touch of fear, lust or danger? Fantasy or thrillers? As Halloween is a tricksy time, it’s perfect timing to chance it.

Halloween, or All Hallows’ Eve, has Celtic origins rather than Roman ones, but the Manes (sometimes called Di Manes) were Roman underworld deities sometimes thought to represent souls of deceased loved ones and were honoured during the Parentalia and Feralia festivals in February.

D.M. "Di Manes" - the underworld gods of souls

D.M. “Di Manes” – the underworld gods of souls

The Manes  were offered blood sacrifices, and gladiatorial games originally held at funerals, may have been instituted in their honour. According to Cicero, the Manes could be called forth from the caves near Lake Avernus. So quite high on the spook factor level.

But the Romans wouldn’t have conquered a large part of the known world without taking enormous risks despite their superstitious beliefs.

My 21st century Roman heroine in her alternative timeline takes risks all the time especially running from a killer and trying to work out her relationship with the enigmatic Conrad…

So, I’m giving away a .PDF version of INCEPTIO, the first book in my Roma Nova thriller series, FREE to celebrate the riskinesss surrounding us today.

What to do:
If you’d like a treat, write a comment below with your view on taking a chance and I’ll put your name in the Halloween hat for the draw.

Thanks to Francine Howarth for organising this tricksy, spooky blog hop.

Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers, INCEPTIO, and PERFIDITAS. Third in series, SUCCESSIO, is out early summer 2014.

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