Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Spotlight on Aurelia by Alison Morton

Please join Alison Morton as she tours with HF Virtual Book Tours for Aurelia, from May 11th - June 5th!

Publication Date: May 5, 2015
SilverWood Books

Series: Roma Nova, Book Four
Genre: Alternative Historical Fiction

Late 1960s Roma Nova, the last Roman colony that has survived into the 21st century. Aurelia Mitela is alone – her partner gone, her child sickly and her mother dead. Forced in her mid-twenties to give up her beloved career as a Praetorian officer, she is struggling to manage an extended family tribe, businesses and senatorial political life.

But her country needs her unique skills. Somebody is smuggling silver – Roma Nova’s lifeblood – on an industrial scale. Sent to Berlin to investigate, she encounters the mysterious and attractive Mikl√≥s, a suspected smuggler, and Caius Tellus, a Roma Novan she has despised, and feared, since childhood.

Aurelia suspects that the silver smuggling hides a deeper conspiracy and follows a lead into the Berlin criminal underworld. Barely escaping a trap set by a gang boss intent on terminating her, she realises that her old enemy is at the heart of all her troubles and pursues him back home to Roma Nova…

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About the Author

Even before she pulled on her first set of combats, Alison Morton was fascinated by the idea of women soldiers. Brought up by a feminist mother and an ex-military father, it never occurred to her that women couldn’t serve their country in the armed forces. Everybody in her family had done time in uniform and in theatre – regular and reserve Army, RAF, WRNS, WRAF – all over the globe.

So busy in her day job, Alison joined the Territorial Army in a special communications regiment and left as a captain, having done all sorts of interesting and exciting things no civilian would ever know or see. Or that she can talk about, even now…

But something else fuels her writing… Fascinated by the mosaics at Ampurias (Spain), at their
creation by the complex, power and value-driven Roman civilisation started her wondering what a modern Roman society would be like if run by strong women…

Now, she lives in France and writes Roman-themed alternate history thrillers with tough heroines:

INCEPTIO, the first in the Roma Nova series

– shortlisted for the 2013 International Rubery Book Award
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year


PERFIDITAS, second in series

– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– finalist in 2014 Writing Magazine Self-Published Book of the Year


SUCCESSIO, third in series

– Historical Novel Society’s indie Editor’s Choice for Autumn 2014
– B.R.A.G. Medallion
– Editor’s choice, The Bookseller’s inaugural Indie Preview, December 2014

Fact File

Education: BA French, German & Economics, MA History
Memberships: International Thriller Writers, Historical Novel Society, Alliance of Independent Authors, Society of Authors
Represented by Annette Crossland of A for Authors Literary Agency for subsidiary and foreign rights.

Connect with Alison Morton

Amazon UK Author Page
Amazon US Author Page

Aurelia Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, May 11

Tour Kick Off & Giveaway at Passages to the Past

Tuesday, May 12

Excerpt at What Is That Book About

Wednesday, May 13

Spotlight at Book Nerd

Saturday, May 16

Excerpt & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews

Sunday, May 17

Review at Carole’s Ramblings

Friday, May 22

Spotlight at Flashlight Commentary

Monday, May 25

Review at A Book Geek

Tuesday, May 26

Spotlight at The Lit Bitch

Friday, May 29

Spotlight at Just One More Chapter

Wednesday, June 3

Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Friday, June 5

Spotlight at Layered Pages



  1. Thank you, Colleen, for hosting AURELIA on your site - really appreciated!
    (Hope this doesn't post twice!)

    1. You are very welcome! Thanks so much for stopping by :)!