Friday, December 27, 2013

Looking back on 2013

I'm not a big fan of "year in review" shows or articles...for some reason they make me sad...

I can NOT however enter 2014 without acknowledging 2013 for what it was and what it has meant to me.

It was the year that my life changed forever!

I can't believe that I just sent off my fourth book to my wonderful formatter and that it will be live in less than three weeks! I am floored and honored every time I see a list of authors or books and my name is among the ranks of authors I both admire and idolize. I am humbled when I go to a signing and I look up and see a line of people waiting to see -- ME? I am honored when I receive messages from readers who are touched by the words in my books, when they tell me stories of their life struggles and how Tony and Claire have helped them.

To be honest, I feel like I'm living someone else's life...I feel like this can't be real. I mean, how did this happen to me?

Consequences was released in August of 2011. During its first year of publication, it sold 536 copies! That is NOT the building block for a Trilogy...much less one that will hit both the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling lists.

Truth was released in October of 2012. With that, my world began to change.

Whether you were one of the first 536 readers (and if you were, I'm pretty sure my mom told you to read) or if you found me in late 2012 or into 2013...I can't express in words my gratitude for your devotion.

The wonderful world of book blogs...mostly Romance Book Blogs...found me. With that changed my life. I'll never forget a "live chat" with Debra from the Book Enthusiast where I was asked if I would be in Boston for a signing. I didn't know anything about book signings and I had not been invited. My husband and I decided to just "go" and "see".

That decision was MONUMENTAL!

Readers learned that I planned to attend the signing and Trish Brinkley, signing planner extraordinaire, helped me to arrange a separate signing. It was my first author event and with that 2013 took me to a dozen different venues!

Thank you Boston, Massachusetts - Bradenton, Florida - Columbus, Ohio - Orlando, Florida - Atlanta, Georgia - San Francisco, California - Las Vegas, Nevada - Phoenix, Arizona - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Toronto, Canada - New Haven, Connecticut - and Richmond, Virginia! You were all amazing!!!

During 2013 I became PAN "Published Author Network" in RWA. Consequences and Truth both reached bestseller status on Amazon, B&N, and Kobo...and the achievement that made me breakdown in tears at a local restaurant, Convicted hit New York Times bestseller.

As I closed one chapter on my life, working as a dental hygienist, I was warmed by the reception I received entering the world of a full-time author. The friendships that have developed with other authors and with readers and bloggers have broadened my world beyond the confines of my new office in Greenwood, Indiana. I KNOW that I have friends ALL OVER who would be there for me, as I would be for them. The support, pictures, collages, and videos that have been made for me...the word of mouth recommendations...I hope you all know...I am so grateful!

I recently had someone say to me, "Aren't you glad you decided to write a book? I mean, it seems like such an easy gig. You write a book and smile nicely at people. Who wouldn't want your job?"

lol! Well, let me just say...despite common belief, it isn't quite that easy. That person forgot one VERY important element to the equation.  First you write a book and then...PEOPLE must READ it!

When I sum up my feelings toward the monumental milestones of 2013 I have to say, "THANK YOU FOR READING! THANK YOU FOR BUYING! THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND TELLING OTHERS!" One does not simply write a book and smile...writing takes long hours, sweat, and tears! There are many more of those than there are smiles. It also takes support.


I can only hope that 2014 continues this amazing journey! I can't wait to see what is in store!

To all my readers...HAPPY NEW YEAR! MAY YOUR 2014 BE EVERYTHING MY 2013 WAS AND MORE!!!!



Tuesday, December 17, 2013


Today is a big day--no--huge!!! Let me tell you why.


The entire CONSEQUENCES SERIES: CONSEQUENCES, TRUTH, AND CONVICTED went live today on audible!!! I've listened to the samples and let me tell you, it is AMAZING to hear MY words being spoken by this great narrator.

Here is the link for you to check it out!!!

The next amazing thing to make today beyond BIG is:



BEHIND HIS EYES – CONSEQUENCES is a reading companion, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig, recommended to be read after completing all of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such. 

This companion was written to explore the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings, the man behind the consequences. It was not intended as a total rewrite of Consequences, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. BHE-Consequences contains significant scenes from the novel Consequences, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, as well as, a glossary of the characters and a timeline devoted to the events within Consequences. 

BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES is a dark journey into the mind of the man who believes that he controls everything and controls nothing. Because there is more to learn about the man who: 

Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul. 
—Aleatha Romig CONVICTED 

It was a long and painful acquisition—especially from Behind His Eyes! 





Are you ready for Behind His Eyes???

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Big...BIG...GIANT... Announcement coming!!!

I'm so excited!!! OMG!!!

The entire Consequences Series will be out on Audible in one week!!!! I've listened to the first 3 chapters and am totally AWED!  That amazing narrator is reading MY words!!!

Here is the link...please check out the first 3 chapters for free!!!

But, that isn't all! I'm doing my last read through of Behind His Eyes - Consequences and it will be going to my editor soon!!! I can't believe I'll really have another book coming out so soon! Wow!!!

Stay tuned because on December'll learn more....

are you ready???

Because that isn't all....more big news is coming!!!!  You MUST be ready!!!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Coming soon to AUDIBLE!!!

Do you want to read, but just don't have time?? I understand!! I have family and friends who have said, I would love to read your books, I just don't read. When are they coming out in audio???

The answer is SOON!!!!

The ENTIRE Series will be available on December 17, 2014!!! Whoo Hoo!! Just in time for Christmas!!!

In the meantime, you can listen to the first 3 chapters for FREE!! yes, for FREE!!!

Please, go check them out, then review them, on Amazon, and go ahead and pre-order for you, your friends, your family...and your shopping will be complete!!!

Thank you all!!! It's a truly surreal experience to "hear" my words come to life! I hope you'll join me in this amazing experience!!



If you haven't tried my Consequences Series...and you like audible...check out the first three chapters for FREE!!!!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

I'm constantly amazed by my readers

My readers are the best!!! 

I am constantly amazed by my readers...whether it's a review, which means the world to me, or pictures, or trailers...I'm awed!

It is hard to believe that the imaginary people in my head mean so much to others that they want to create for them and for me! I want each and one of you to know...I LOVE it!!! Thank you!!! 


Tuesday, November 12, 2013

My very first 'box set'

THE CONSEQUENCES SERIES  is now available in one volume!!

The bestselling Consequences Trilogy is now available in a single volume. New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Aleatha Romig, has taken the world by storm with her acclaimed Consequences Series.  It has been branded “as a genre of its own” with “masterful storytelling that will keep you biting your nails and furiously flipping the pages to finally get to the emotional, jaw-dropping conclusion.”

This box set includes the following novels:

CONSEQUENCES:  Claire Nichols wakes in an unfamiliar mansion and discovers that she’s at the mercy of billionaire Anthony Rawlings. To the rest of the world he’s charismatic and generous. It doesn’t take Claire long to learn that something more sinister lies beneath his polished facade. As time passes, Claire survives, and her strength penetrates Tony’s veneer, igniting passion where only fear had existed. As the pieces of the puzzle come together, the question becomes clear...Is anything as it appears?

TRUTH:  After enduring Anthony Rawlings’ vendetta, Claire is faced with the consequences of her new freedom.  With the help of old and new friends
, she strategizes to rebuild her life and learn the truth of the past. Secrets are revealed, true foes are exposed, and Tony admits his true feelings. Claire must decide who she believes—who is telling the TRUTH?

CONVICTED:  Facing her oldest fear, Claire learns the true meaning of isolation. Who can rescue her from this nightmare? Tony? Harry? Phil? Or perhaps a more unlikely savior? Will it happen in time, or will the consequences of the revealed truths be more than she or anyone can handle? As the cards are played, who will win the game?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Thank you for making my dream come true!

Thank you for making October of 2013 the most amazing month of my life. 

OK, that may not be totally accurate...after all, in July of 1965 I was born. That was pretty cool!

June 1983 I graduated high school

May 1986 I graduated college

July 1986 I married my high school sweetheart! (Yeah, that one totally rocked)

July 1989 We welcomed our first child, a boy, into the world! (The bar was set incredibly high)

February 1991 We welcomed our second child, our only daughter, into the world! (As incredible as it was the first time-with the added excitement of watching our son become a big brother made this even better)

August 1996 We welcomed our third child, #2 Son, into the world! (Still an amazing miracle) 

There were also job accomplishments, milestones made by our children...Yes, overall, I've been incredibly blessed to have an amazing life. 

Last month, I released my third book of the Consequences Series. When  Consequences, my first book, was released, it was done with no fanfare or announcements. **Note to authors** that may be why it sold 563 copies in its first YEAR! 

Yes, can you believe that? 

Who writes a sequel or creates a trilogy out of something that sells 563 copies in a year? 


To be honest, I did it for two reasons: I LOVE my characters and I wanted to know what would happen to them.  (I did it for me)

Then, in November of 2012 I released Truth. This time I told a few people about it, and I was totally excited that it hit #131 on Amazon! 

Then the strangest thing happened...people started to read. They started to tell others and blogs jumped on board. Oh, I <3 the bloggers who took a chance on a "different" read and were brave enough to tell others to read!!! 

With all of that, when it was time to release Convicted, the final in the trilogy...there was a little bit of a buzz!

OMG! That buzz translated into Convicted making #16 on the New York Times Best seller list (ebooks) and #25 (Combined list), as well as #41 on the USA Today Best seller list, a list where it sat for two weeks! 

My advice to everyone and anyone...if you love something...stick to it! If I'd given up my dream to be an author because the first year sales of Consequences was pitiful, we would never have learned the "rest of" Claire and Tony's story. If I listened to every bad review...If I had agreed with the experts that my book broke too many rules...IF I had done any of that...

I couldn't tell you, my awesome readers, THANK YOU, for a release and a month that were truly AMAZING!!! 

I couldn't tell you to -- no matter what -- believe in yourself and follow your may just love the CONSEQUENCES as much as I do! 

Thank you!!


Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Breaking News****Audible!!!!

I have signed a deal with part of Amazon. The Consequences Series will be coming in audio in the future. I received an email telling me that they were trying to expedite the process due to the recent success of Convicted; however, I do not have a schedule or a time frame.

I promise to keep you posted!


Monday, October 21, 2013

Wow!!! What a Whirlwind!

If you're looking at my blog, you probably know that the third in the Consequences Series is now available!
Convicted went live on October 8, 2013...

When I say live, I mean crazy--gang busters--absolutely amazing!!!

To that end, I am extremely proud to say, Convicted reached #16 on the NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER'S LIST and #41 on the USA TODAY'S BEST SELLER LIST!!!

Thank you for all of your support!

To say I'm honored and humbled are understatements. All I can say is "Thank you for this amazing journey" and "Please keep spreading the word!"



Monday, August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013

Hi Everyone...before my breaking news I wanted to tell each and everyone of you how much I appreciate your continued love and support! The last year has been a dream...and I don't want to wake up! 

From the emails, messages, tweets, and posts...I've gotten to know so many of you! Then, when I get to see you face to face at a signing, I can't describe the excitement! YOU have all made Tony and Claire real...for that I'll be eternally grateful. 

The good news is that their story isn't done...Convicted is coming! 

So, enjoy my good news and know I <3 Each of you!!


***********BREAKING NEWS! 
CONVICTED is coming.....

Cover Reveal...September 1

Release Day...October 8th

Attention All Interested Bloggers...
If you would be interested in receiving one of the few released ARCS...please check out Talk Supe Book Blog for details. 

Talk Supe along with Hardcover Therapy are coordinating the Blitz surrounding the release of CONVICTED...don't miss out... we need EVERYONE to tell the world...The Consequences Series is continuing...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Because I've been working hard... and I wanted to share some of it with YOU!

MINI EXCERPT - CONVICTED (copyright Aleatha Romig 2013) 

With the open doors looking out to the crystal blue sea, their room was only slightly more private than the lanai. However, it was their room. Madeline and Francis respected their privacy. As Claire’s bathing suit fell to the floor, she realized they’d yet to speak. And still, they’d conversed more than some couples did in a lifetime. They’d greeted one another, discussed the pleasantries of the tropical morning, and assessed that each was doing well. 

Laying on the soft comforter with her arms above her head, the man she loved gazing down at only her, and the large ceiling fan methodically moving the humid air, Claire’s world was right. Had she planned on her morning taking this turn? No. Was she willing? Without a doubt.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Writing is a lonely and yet not job!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my new "kinda" website.  I'm trying to break away from my previous publisher.  This is mostly because I want to be truly INDIE!  Well, until that million dollar deal arrives... lol.

I feel a little bad, I'm not out there as much lately... only jumping on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter now and then.  The thing is...I'm REALLY into CONVICTED!  I can't stop writing, don't want to stop!

Yes, I am here all alone with my laptop.  However, I'm really not alone!  I have Claire, Tony, Phil, Harry, Emily, John, Courtney.... all these people talking to me all the time! (Some are a little more demanding than others - oh, can you guess who?)

So, stop on by... here, Facebook, Goodreads, and leave me a message.  I promise I'll get back to you.  If it takes me longer than normal, I hope you understand.  BTW: We won't tell Tony if I'm less than punctual!



Saturday, February 23, 2013

Hi Everyone!

Welcome to my new website! We've been working for a while to get everything you want to know about me and my writing in one place.  

We have my list of events with dates... check it out and PLEASE make plans to come see me!

We have a list of all the WONDERFUL blogs who have taken the time to read Consequences and Truth... feel free to check out their reviews and interviews! Please show these bloggers some love for all the love they've shared.

There is a Consequences / Truth playlist! This has been compiled by readers' recommendations! Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you think.

My amazing fans have even compiled pictures, collages, and trailers for my books! What can I say? They are the best readers around!

We also have other ways for you to contact me... Facebook  Twitter, email... I'd love to have you "Like", "Follow" or even drop me a note.  

Under the "Book Club" section, we have discussion questions which you may copy/ paste and use for your book clubs.  Also, I LOVE attending book clubs if geographically possible.  If not, I've visited a few on Skype   So if you think that sounds like fun, please drop me a line and we'll try to work out the details.  Unfortunately I'm not able to make it to all requests.  But I will try!

Of course there are links to buy my books... and for that I'm eternally grateful.  

As I work on CONVICTED, the third in the Consequences Series, I'm continually amazed by the positive responses I receive constantly for my stories.  It seems that on some level most people are truly affected by Tony and Claire and the wonderful list of supporting characters. Some of you may love them, others may hate them... but few walk away from these books without some kind of emotion! I love to hear from you.  

Thank you for accompanying me on this new amazing journey.  Please stay close... Convicted is coming!  

Thank you all!