Former Pembury Village News editor launches novel

Alison Morton, who edited the Pembury Village News for nine years and was an active member of Pembury Parish Council,  is returning to the area to launch her debut novel INCEPTIO, an alternate history thriller.

Alison and her husband Steve, are thrilled to be back. “We love our new life in France, but it seemed natural to be here for such an important event.”

So, when and where can you meet the author?

19 March 2013 at 7pm Pembury Library
Tickets in advance (FREE!) from the library, phone 01892 822278 or email

Alison will be talking about INCEPTIO, how she got from idea to print and signing copies bought on the evening.

So what’s it about?
Hunted by a killer, New Yorker Karen Brown flees to her mother’s mysterious homeland, Roma Nova. But a shocking discovery about her new lover, the fascinating but arrogant special forces officer Conrad Tellus who rescued her in America, isolates her.

 But the killer reaches into her new home. Unable to reply on anybody else, she undergoes intensive training, develops fighting skills and becomes an undercover cop. Crazy with bitterness at his past failures, the killer sets a trap for Karen, knowing she has no choice but to spring it…

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Praise for INCEPTIO

“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

“Grips like a vice.  Excellent pace, great dialogue and concept.”
Adrian Magson, author of the Harry Tate spy novels and Lucas Rocco French detective series

“I loved it! Intriguing, unusual and thought-provoking. Karen develops from a girl anyone of us could know into one of the toughest heroines I’ve read for a while. Roma Nova was a world I really wanted to visit—and not just to meet Conrad—vivid and compelling. A pacey, suspenseful thriller with a truly dreadful villain, I can’t recommend INCEPTIO enough.”
Kate Johnson, author of The UnTied Kingdom

“Tense, fast-paced and deliciously inventive, Alison Morton’s INCEPTIO soon had me turning the pages. Very Dashiell Hammett.”
Victoria Lamb, author of The Queen’s Secret

“Gripping. Alison Morton creates a fully realised world of what could have been. Breathtaking action, suspense, political intrigue… INCEPTIO is a tour de force!”
Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix and Roma Victrix

You can buy INCEPTIO here in Paperback and Kindle Editions:

UK: Paperback – INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)
UK: Kindle –  INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)

US: Paperback – INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)
US: Kindle – INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)

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