Today we welcome Aleatha Romig as she celebrates her book Consequences which released on August 5, 2011.
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10 MIND BLOWING STARS!!!
Besieged by memories of a brutal abduction, Claire Nichols wakes in an unfamiliar bedroom, within a luxurious mansion. Her recollections have one common denominator, the man she just met, Anthony Rawlings.
Unbeknownst to Claire, for a very long time, she has been within Anthony’s sights. Many of the pivotal events in her life occurred, due to his sinister manipulation. Every action has a consequence, and his actions result in their chance meeting.
More than a psychological thriller, Consequences is a vivid story of one woman’s struggle to survive incomprehensible circumstances. Every aspect of her being suddenly depends upon the tall, wealthy, dark haired, dark eyed businessman. Anthony Rawlings is known to the world as prosperous, benevolent, and kind. Claire quickly learns that he can also be a menacing controlling captor.
With few options but concession, Claire attempts to earn her freedom, while enduring a hellish existence that truly appears perfect. Persevering tests and trials, she struggles to retain her pure Midwest values and beliefs. Encouraged by memories of a loving upbringing, she gains strength in the simplest of joys: solitude in nature and good in the face of evil.
His goal in sight, Anthony’s calculated agenda encounters an unforeseen detour. He becomes captivated by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination. The interaction of these two compelling characters instigates strong emotions: fear, anger, love, and lust. Claire and Anthony’s tumultuous journey flows into uncharted waters of intrigue and passion.
Utilizing vivid detail, this 167,000-word novel unfolds like a movie, before the eyes of its readers. From the opening criminal abduction, through twists and turns, to the unlikely romantic thrills, the suspense climaxes as Anthony’s motivation becomes evident.
Anthony and Claire must decide if they will stay true to one another, or allow preceding actions to result in justifiable Consequences.
Consequences Teaser #5
She lifted her head out of the water to clear her ears and began to tread water.
“Tony, you startled me. Catherine said you wouldn’t be home until late.” She couldn’t see his eyes. She waited for him to respond. He stood in silence for a moment; she thought about talking. While she debated, he walked to a chair hidden in darkness. When he returned she could only see his silhouette but knew he was now nude.
Still not speaking, Tony dove into the pool. He swam up to Claire and wrapped his arms around her. Within seconds, Claire’s bathing suit disappeared. His actions were fast and rough. Their mouths united as their tongues searched wildly for one another. He moved from her lips to the nape of her neck and all places in between. The pool depth allowed Tony to touch but not Claire. She wrapped her legs around his torso, allowing him to support her. He continued to nuzzle her neck, lifting her body so her round supple breasts found his lips. His kisses became nips and he gently bit the tips of her hard nipples. Claire groaned with pleasure.
His hurried movements caused his bristled face to scratch her soft skin. However, the pain of his beard was quickly forgotten as the pleasure from his touch filled her consciousness. His mouth tantalized and his hands explored. Claire’s back arched as she pressed her breasts toward his mouth and wrapped her fingers in his wet hair. Though the night was hot, Claire’s arms and legs cloaked with goose bumps. In the silence of the country night her moans echoed as her body convulsed.
Tony eventually led Claire out of the pool, onto a chaise lounge. He resumed his exploration but not with his hands. They still hadn’t spoken. Claire’s mind teetered between the cognizant he doesn’t seem upset and the unconscious ecstasy. His actions slowed, became more deliberate and sensual, causing sensations deep inside of her. She held on to his massive shoulders and accepted everything he had to offer.
The carnal heat intensified by the night’s humidity instigated perspiration. Claire tasted the amazing salty, sweat, and chlorine potion as her lips and tongue seduced his neck. When he finished they were both moist, more from one another than the pool.
Panting, they lay still, listening to the cicadas and crickets. Finally, with a grin, Tony spoke, “Good evening, Claire.” His eyes were soft suede brown. “I wasn’t happy when you weren’t in your suite.” Claire started to speak but stopped as Tony’s finger lightly touched her lips. “But your idea of a swim on this hot evening was much better than what I planned.”
Claire smiled. They moved back into the water to cool off but found that even in the water they had problems staying cool.
A little admission before we get down to the nitty gritty ~ I purchased Consequences back in November 2012 it had been going around Goodreads and the premise of the book HIGHLY intrigued me. What I didn’t expect was wanting to do this to myself…..
For not putting this on the top of my TBR~ Anthony “Tony” Rawlings is a very wealthy man and used to complete utter control and getting everything he wanted ~ see money truly does by everything ~ and what he wanted was Claire Nichols. Claire was working as a bartender in Atlanta although she had been a meteorologist. Tony comes into the bar where she works and strikes up a conversation. One word ladies “premeditated” well what transpires over the next few pages and an innocuous bar napkin becomes the ultimate nightmare for Claire. I was downright ….
I was …
and I just wanted to..
Now don’t simply take what “Tony” wants “Tony” gets to be so straightforward. There’s a reason why Claire is what he wants and their first meeting was anything but sheer coincidence. The emotions this book pulled out of me were amazing. I felt at times I was going…
I also felt for Claire I shed so many
And “consensual” well that word certainly twisted to fit Tony’s whims/desires. I honestly can say this is one book character that I utterly DESPISE. My emotions to him ran the gamut as the story unfold but the most prevalent thought I had was I totally want to …
This man to death! It was strange for me to find the physical descriptions of “Tony” sexy as all get out when I felt he was a vile creature. Eventually, Claire learns what she needs no that’s not the right word what she HAS to do in order to survive and this woman deserved an…
I didn’t consider Claire to be a weak character ~ no I considered her to be highly INTELLIGENT and using every means available to her to survive the situation she was in. I truly didn’t think after the start of the book that Tony would resort to the methods he used in the beginning but one night thinks went ~ too damn far ~ it was something that had me….
At Tony but also questioning if things would turn around ~ even though I kept thinking Claire needed to …
Far, far away. Tony appeared to show to true regret for his actions but a nagging piece in the back of my mind always wondered if things were too close for him and his multitude of secrets would’ve come crashing down at that time. I know there were many, many times I just ….
When an opportunity ~ one I wondered if Claire would take ~presented itself and she was given a choice (note I always wondered if she was actually given the choice) ~ she made a decision that
But also going along the storyline I could see how it MAY have made sense in her mind. Throughout the book we were afforded “glimpses” of a past ~ a past that involved Tony’s family and what had gone down. Ladies there really is SO much to this book SO much so that I can’t possibly give you all the little details I want because YOU NEED TO EXPERIENCE THIS ONE FIRST HAND!!!!
This book made me feel like…
At times I was so very sad, so very mad and so disgusted but at other times I was confused I think part of me towards the latter half wanted things to be good and things to “work” but at the same time I recognized that what I wanted might not be what Tony was capable of providing Claire ~ He sure the heck could provide her with anything monetarily that her heart desired but that’s not what she wanted and the one thing she wanted cannot be purchased and that is..
By the end of Consequences I was …
It was ..
And I sat there feeling a little like
With a little grin ~ Thank GOD I have Truth so I can continue on my I HATE Tony journey or Do I love part of him? WTH is wrong with me? Do I have Stockholm’s syndrome? I’m happy to say I have plenty of people to speak with about this one and this book was definitely a
With me doing a lot of
This was a 10 BLOODY HELL WTH WAS THAT STAR READ ~ Brilliant so damn brilliant and I seriously would like to spend a day in the authors mind and have myself some wicked fun. Now a little disclaimer this book in the beginning has violent rape scenes that might upset some readers and don’t you dare think you are getting your HEA with a pretty package on this book OH NO! Consequences was right up my alley and my demented brain loved ALL of it ~ A book that challenged my every belief and every thought that left me feeling helpless at times. If you are looking for a serious mind f**ck this book is for you! Kudos Kudos Kudos Aleatha just damn mind blowing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a very long book and it took me quite a while to read it but not as long as it did to process it! I recommend this one to everyone who doesn’t have issues with a disturbingly well written book that will leave you at times
For air! My last thought is FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!!!!!
About the Author
Aleatha Romig voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads, July 2012 through now! She is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writer’s of America.
She has lived most of her life in Indiana, growing-up in Mishawaka, graduating from Indiana University, and currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her husband of twenty six years, they’ve raised three children. She works days as a dental hygienist and enjoys spending her nights writing. She also likes to spend time with her family, friends and patients. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and writing.
Aleatha enjoys traveling, especially when there is a beach involved. In 2011 she had the opportunity to visit Sydney, Australia to visit her daughter studying at the University of Wollongong. Her dream is to travel to places in her novels and around the world. CONSEQUENCES, her first novel was released in August 2011 and has sold over 20,000 copies. TRUTH, the sequel was released October 2012 and has surpassed 10,000 copies in less than 3 months!
Aleatha originally published through self publisher Xlibris a subsidiarity of Author’s Solution/ Penguin Publishing. In October of 2012 she re-published on her own, a true Indie Author. Later that month she published Truth through Romig Works. Aleatha is happy to be represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.
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