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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

New Book Alert Book Blast: Successio by Alison Morton


Successio by Alison Morton
Paperback & e-Book, 294 pages
SilverWood Books
ISBN-10: 178132218X
Publication Date: June 4, 2014
Series: Roma Nova, Book 3
Genre: Alternative Historical Thriller
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Other books in the Roma Nova Series:

  • Inceptio  Book 1
  • Perfiditias – Book 2

Book Blurb:

“Roma Nova – the last remnant of the Roman Empire that has survived into the 21st century – 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.

She senses danger crawling towards her when she encounters a strangely self-possessed member of the unit hosting their exchange exercise in Britain. 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 knows the threat is real.

Trying to resolve a young man’s indiscretion twenty-five years before turns into a nightmare that not only threatens to destroy all the Mitelae but also attacks the core of the imperial family itself. With her enemy holding a gun at the head of the heir to the imperial throne, Carina has to make the hardest decision of her life…”

About the Author:


Alison Morton writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with strong heroines. She holds a bachelor’s degree in French, German and Economics, a masters’ in history and lives in France with her husband.

A ‘Roman nut’ since age 11, she has visited sites throughout Europe including the alma mater, Rome. But it was the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain) that started her wondering what a modern Roman society would be like if run by women…

INCEPTIO, the first in the Roma Nova series, was shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award and awarded a B.R.A.G. Medallion® in September 2013. The next in series, PERFIDITAS, published October 2013, has also just been honoured with the B.R.A.G. Medallion®. Alison is currently working on the fourth book.

You can find Alison at the following sites: Author Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, US Amazon Author Page, UK Amazon Author Page, INCEPTIO Facebook Page, and the PERFIDITAS Facebook Page.

Check out the book trailer:

Here are some choices for purchasing the book: Amazon US, Amazon UK, B&N, Book Depository, IndieBound, RJ Julia (my fav indie bookstore).

Praise for Successio:

“If there is a world where fiction becomes more believable than reality, then Alison Morton’s ingenious thrillers must be the portal through which to travel. Following in Caesar’s footsteps, she came with INCEPTIO, saw with PERFIDITAS – and has well and truly conquered with SUCCESSIO!” – Helen Hollick, author and Managing Editor Historical Novel Society Indie Reviews

“Alison Morton has done it again. SUCCESSIO is the latest in her series of powerful tales of family betrayals and shifting allegiances in Roma Nova. Once again, I was gripped from start to finish.” – Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster

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You can follow along with the rest of the book blast by visiting the sites below:

June 16: Flashlight Commentary & Princess of Eboli
June 17: Kincavel Korner, Mina’s Bookshelf, & Literary Chanteuse
June 18: Kinx’s Book Nook
June 19: So Many Books, So Little Time, The Lit Bitch, & West Metro Mommy
June 20: Historical Fiction Obsession
June 21: A Bookish Affair & Broken Teepee
June 22: Just One More Chapter
June 23: The Little Reader Library, Svetlana’s Reads and Views, & The True Book Addict
June 24: A Bibliotaph’s Reviews & Historical Fiction Connection
June 25: Historical Tapestry & The Maiden’s Court
June 26: Book Nerd & Passages to the Past
June 27: CelticLady’s Reviews

You can also enter the giveaway to win an autographed copy of Successio and a bookmark.  Go to the HFVBT site for additional details about entering.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Heather, for hosting me on the book blast for SUCCESSIO.


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