INCEPTIO 10th Anniversary hardback!

Yes, it’s ten years since INCEPTIO burst into the world. For some full-on nostalgia, here’s what happened in 2013 when it launched at Tunbridge Wells Waterstones with broadcaster SueCook speaking.

Ten years is a long time for a book. Many don’t make it into bookshops at all. Some only survive there for six weeks. The lucky few stay for a while longer and if the publisher pays, a book may make it to a treasured place on a topic table or a 2-for-1 spot.

This is where buying (and selling) through online stores wins!

However, I’d strongly encourage you to order through your local bookshop or indeed your library, even it it takes a little while – we need both to flourish.

Anyway, I thought it would be worth marking my first book’s endurance with something special so I commissioned Jessica Bell Design to come up with something appropriate. Well, when I saw it, my jaw really did drop! She’s also designed an equally gorgeous design for the hard cover under the dust jacket.

I reformatted the original paperback version and have added two new short stories and some scenes at which our heroine Karen/Carina is not present:

Three character ‘conversations’:

  • Captain Conradus Tellus on going to New York to deliver a message
  • Silvia Apulia, Imperatrix of Roma Nova on meeting Aurelia’s newly arrived granddaughter
  • Aurelia Mitela on confronting Conrad after the visit to Silvia

Two short stories:

  • When Flavius met Apollodorus
  • The Mystery of Marina Mitela (Yes, we learn what happened to Carina’s mother.)

The INCEPTIO story (in which I explain myself!)

Buy it from the following retailers:
Amazon  Barnes & Noble   Waterstones Online US or through your local bookshop. (UK link)
(And whatever Amazon says on its UK store page, it is freely available from them – just order it and it will come 😉 )

I’ll probably have it attached to me by an invisible cord when I go to UK events this year. If you come and say hello at any of them, I’ll be thrilled to show you the symbol of ten years’ happy publishing. 🙂


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers –  INCEPTIO, CARINA (novella), PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO,  AURELIA, NEXUS (novella), INSURRECTIO  and RETALIO,  and ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories.  Audiobooks are available for four of the series. Double Identity, a contemporary conspiracy, starts a new series of thrillers. JULIA PRIMA, a new Roma Nova story set in the late 4th century, is now out.

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