Alison Morton, ALLi Author Member
LocationEurozone (incl Ireland)
GenresCommercial Fiction, Fantasy/SciFi/Speculative, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Thriller
SkillsReading/Literary Event, Self-publishing Workshop/Training, Speaking Engagement/Lecture, Writing Workshop
Writer of Roma Nova alternate history thrillers
Former civil servant, TA officer and translator
Roman 'nut' and wine drinker.
Favourite question - "what if?"
Alison Morton's books
AURELIA (Roma Nova IV)
'Alison Morton handles this intriguing premise with her customary panache.' - Ruth Downie
1960s’ action adventure thriller set in Roma Nova, the sole remnant of the Roman Empire to survive into the 20th century. Former Praetorian Aurelia Mitela, sent to Berlin to investigate silver smuggling, barely escapes a near-lethal trap. She clashes with the mysterious and attractive Miklós, a known smuggler who knows too much, and is nearly terminated by Caius Tellus, a Roma Novan she has despised and feared since childhood ... [read more]
INCEPTIO (Roma Nova 1)
"A must read for fans of Manda Scott and Kate Mosse” – Lisa Redmond, Madwoman in the Attic blog
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 ... [read more]
INSURRECTIO (Roma Nova V)
“INSURRECTIO - a taut, fast-paced thriller and I enjoyed it enormously. Rome, guns and rebellion. Darkly gripping stuff.” – Conn Iggulden
‘The second fall of Rome?’
Aurelia Mitela, imperial councillor and ex-Praetorian in early 1980s Roma Nova, scoffs at her intelligence chief. But in this gritty female led action adventure, Aurelia may be too late to save Roma Nova from meltdown and herself from termination by her lifelong enemy ... [read more]
Military or civilians? The curious anomaly of the German Women's Auxil
Nearly 500,000 young German women served in uniform with the German armed forces in the Second World War yet their history is rarely recalled in Germany and is virtually unknown in the Anglophone world. Recruited into the military against Nazi ideological norms to meet a desperate shortage of manpower, the status of these Wehrmachthelferinnen (armed forces' auxiliaries) remained questionable ... [read more]
PERFIDITAS (Roma Nova II)
"Fast-paced, well-written and full of angst, PERFIDITAS was a very entertaining read!" – History Undressed
Captain Carina Mitela of the Praetorian Guard Special Forces is in trouble – one colleague tries to knife her and another sets a trap to incriminate her in a conspiracy to topple the government of Roma Nova.
Founded sixteen hundred years ago by Roman dissidents and ruled by women, Roma Nova, the scene of this action adventure story, is in meltdown ... [read more]
RETALIO (Roma Nova VI)
“A classic tale of resistance and resilience – the only regret is when the action stops.” – Douglas Jackson
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 threw out the political process and 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 by military action and liberate its people ... [read more]
SUCCESSIO (Roma Nova III)
"I thoroughly enjoyed this classy thriller" - The Bookseller
21st century Praetorian Carina is back! Pulled into a nightmare of blackmail, drugs and breakdown she struggles against a gifted and vicious enemy. More than the usual female detectives, Carina is a military intelligence officer tasked with protecting Roma Nova – the last remnant of the Roman Empire that’s survived into the 21st century ... [read more]
The 500 Word Writing Buddy: 25 Inner Secrets For The New Writer
Burning to write your novel? And publish it? But don't know where to start?
This book will reveal how to:
- structure your book
- develop your characters
- introduce conflict
- weave setting and plot together
- edit and prepare your manuscript for publication
You'll learn about:
- mainstream and self-publishing
- marketing and selling your book
And about living the writer's life:
- why you write
- your writing place
- interacting with other writers
- the write/life balance
Alison Morton writes the writing and publishing column in The Deux-Sevres Monthly magazine and has published three award-winning alternative history thrillers ... [read more]
The Roma Nova Thriller Series: Box Set 1 - INCEPTIO, PERFIDITAS, SUCCESSIO
Power – Betrayal – Nemesis
Meet Carina Mitela, 21st century Praetorian in Roma Nova, as she challenges all three.
"My ancestors fought to hold this land. I'm not letting some throwback destroy it."
Transformation, deception, rebels, vengeance takers, comradeship and an epic love story bind these three adventures in a new Rome founded sixteen hundred years ago by dissidents from the Roman Empire, and ruled by women.
Nearly a thousand pages of action adventure and alternative history thrills in three books with over 150 five star reviews on Amazon between them.
INCEPTIO – the beginning
“Grips like a vice – a writer to watch out for.” – Adrian Magson
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 ... [read more]