INCEPTIO 10th Anniversary hardback edition

“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

“She’ll be giving Marcus Didius Falco a run for his money in the Roman Crime genre.”

Antoine Vanner, Dawlish Chronicles

“With action, emotion and twists galore, tension crackles from every page. This is one of the best books I’ve ever read, and 5 stars doesn’t do it justice. If I could give it 6 stars, I would.
Amazon reviewer

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A special edition with new, exclusive bonus content

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.

And the enforcer is stalking her in her new home and nearly kills her. Recovering, she is desperate to find out why this Renschman 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.

This special edition includes bonus content:

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

The INCEPTIO story

10th anniversary edition published by Pulcheria Press 28 March 2023
ISBN 9791097310363 RRP  £17.99/US$ 22.99/21.99€


INCEPTIO is also available (as a standard edition)
Paperback ISBN 9791097310134 RRP £8.99
eBook ISBN 9791097310035 RRP £2.99
Audiobook published by Audible Studios

You can buy INCEPTIO (paperback, ebook, audiobook) via links here:

Read an excerpt

Listen to a sample of the audiobook

Link to Praise for INCEPTIO,  UK launch photos,   Amazon reviews UK,  Amazon reviews US,  blog tour reviews

Amazon bestseller in UK, US, Australia and Canada, finalist in Writing Magazine’s Self-Published Book of the Year Award and the International Rubery Book Award, and awarded the B.R.A.G. Medallion




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And what happened next? Read about CARINAPERFIDITAS and SUCCESSIO, the next three adventures of Carina Mitela!


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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