The Roma Nova thriller series

The Carina strand

INCEPTIO where New Yorker Karen Brown is thrown into a new life in mysterious Roma Nova and fights to stay alive with a killer hunting her..
CARINA, a novella, Carina’s first mission abroad. What could go wrong?
PERFIDITAS, six years on, where betrayal and rebellion are in the air, threatening to topple Roma Nova and ruin Carina’s life.
SUCCESSIO, where a mistake from the past threatens to destroy the next generation.
Carina Omnibus, the above four adventures brought together in one box set

The Aurelia strand

AURELIA, in late 1960s Roma Nova, Aurelia Mitela battles silver smuggling and illegal trading and must make the heartbreaking choice between her love, her child and her country…
NEXUS Mid 1970s, London, where a simple favour for a friend becomes a chilling pursuit across Europe
INSURRECTIO, where Aurelia Mitela struggles against a manipulative tyrant grabbing power. But it may already be too late to save Roma Nova…
RETALIO, a classic tale of resistance and retribution – the endgame between Aurelia and Caius
Aurelia Omnibus, the above four adventures brought together in one box set

The Foundation Stories

JULIA PRIMA, set in AD 370 in Roman Noricum riven with political and religious strife. Prince’s daughter Julia meets Lucius Apulius and the world will be changed forever.

EXSILIUM, set between AD 383 and 395, three Romans face the idea of exile, traditionally a living death. Or is it a chance for survival? Out in early 2024

ROMA NOVA EXTRA, a collection of short stories from AD 370 to the present

The Mélisende series – new!

Double Identity, a contemporary crime thriller where Mel/Mélisende, an ex-French special forces intelligence analyst, must hunt down her fiancé’s killer ‘helped’ by grumpy cop Jeff McCracken who wants to pin the murder on her…

Double Pursuit, the sequel, where Mel is hunting arms smugglers. But who is hunting her? And will she have to return to the place she dreads? (Out 19 October 2021), 


My Sister‘ in Historical Stories of Exile
Preparing the biggest rupture in their lives, urbane and cleverlawyer Marcellus Varus is completely at a lot about how to tell his awkward sister Flavola that they are going into exile.

Exile – 13 short stories ranging from Ancient Britain to the 20th century


A Roman Intervenes‘ in 1066 Turned Upside Down
How Galla Mitela, imperial councillor, defies the medieval mindset and attempts to stop the Norman invasion of England.

One of a series of possible alternative outcomes of 1066.


The Mystery of Victory” in Rubicon (HWA/Sharpe Books)
What did happen to the Altar of Victory in the dust of the Roman Empire?

Rubicon – 10 stories from 10 of the best Roman fiction authors


The Idealist” in Betrayal: Historical Stories
What was the secret from 1849 that threatened ruin Carina Mitela and her family 170 years later?

Betrayal – 12 short stories ranging from post Roman Britain to the 19th century and the present day


Non Fiction

Helferin_cover_defMilitary or civilians? The curious anomaly of the German Women’s Auxiliary Services during the Second World War
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.  A unique study, in English, of the lives and work of this forgotten female army.
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The 500 Word Writing Buddy: 35 Inner Secrets for the New Writer
(Second edition 2015)
Where does a new writer start?
How to weave plot, setting and character?
How to prepare your manuscript for publication?
How to unravel the mysteries of the publishing routes available today?
How to achieve the write/life balance?
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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,  Roma Nova story set in the late 4th century, starts the Foundation stories. The sequel, EXSILIUM, will be out in February 2024.

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