Book Release: The Rules in Rome

The Rules in Rome: Don’t blow your cover. Don’t get caught by the Gestapo. Don’t fall in love with your partner.

My newest book is now available in paperback, audiobook, and ebook. You won’t want to miss this action-packed novel about two American spies working in Nazi-occupied Rome.

Rules in Rome small web (427x640)Here’s what others are saying about The Rules In Rome:

“Readers who hunger for a great espionage thriller with an extra helping of romance will devour The Rules in Rome. A.L. Sowards is at the top of her craft with this terrific WWII suspense novel. It is definitely a book not to be missed!”
Gregg Luke, author of Bloodborne and Deadly Undertakings

“The Rules In Rome has it all. Romance, adventure, and epic themes illustrating the unconquerable human spirit. From the moment Gracie met Bastien, I knew I would love this book. He’s the perfect hero, Gracie is his match. I fell in love with these characters over and over again. Thank you, Sowards, for another fabulous read!”
Stephanie Fowers, author of the Twisted Tales Trilogy and Jane and Austen

With Hitler’s forces firmly entrenched in Europe, countless heroes seek to end the madman’s reign. Bastien Ley is one of the best. Working in Italy for the Office of Strategic Services, he’s been tasked with sabotaging German convoys. When his team kills an officer headed for Rome, the man’s similarity to Bastien is undeniable, and seeing an opportunity to turn the tide of the war, Bastien makes a bold decision: he will assume the dead officer’s identity. He becomes Dietrich, an Iron Cross–wearing German officer—an ideal position from which to infiltrate the Nazi ranks in Rome. To help with his stressful assignment, his superiors send him a reinforcement in the form of the lovely Gracie Begni, an intelligent and eager radio operator with absolutely no undercover experience.

With a gulf of resentment between them, these two agents must find a way to portray a couple in love. Soon their reluctant alliance becomes much more as Bastien and Gracie find themselves getting lost in their feelings for each other. But as they engage in battle against the deadliest foe the world has ever known, the pair quickly realizes their love may be doomed. As the Rome Gestapo threatens to destroy all they’ve worked for, will Bastien and Gracie survive their charade?

Available for purchase at your favorite LDS bookstore or online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Deseret Book.

The Rules of Rome BannerAlso, this week is the blog tour. I’ll write a follow-up post with all the links when the tour is finished (and try to update them in this post daily), but for now, here’s the schedule:

February 9th: My Book A DayI Am A Reader (review), LDS and Lovin’ It

February 10th: Katie’s Clean Book Collection, Joy in the Moments

February 11th: Getting Your Read On, Wishful Endings

February 12th: Bookworm Lisa, I Love to Read and Review Books, Mel’s Shelves

February 13th: Rockin’ Book Reviews, Literary Time Out

February 14th: Min Reads and ReviewsI Am A Reader (interview), LDS Women’s Book Review


  1. I just finished it today and need to write up my review. I really loved it and am so glad to be part of your blog tour. Bastien and Gracie were amazing in this story, and you had me cheering for them clear until the last page. Well done!

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