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Exclusive Interview with Consequences author Aleatha Romig & Free Giveaway!


I am happy to announce today an Interview with Consequences Author Aleatha Romig , as well as a Giveaway we will be doing for a signed paperback copy of Both Consequences and Truth and a bonus E-book copy of Both to two lucky winners !!!

  Please tell us a bit about yourself. Who is your favorite Hero? Your likes and dislikes ?

First, Chris, let me thank you for having me on your blog! I’m excited to introduce myself to your followers; hello, I am Aleatha Romig, author of the Consequences Series: Consequences, Truth and Convicted. I am also a wife, married for 26 years to my high school sweetheart, mother of three and dental hygienist.

My favorite hero is my husband! I know he isn’t fictional, but I think he’s amazing. He recently spent four years working third shift and going to college. He just graduated with his degree in Elementary Education. He has always been there for me and our children. To me, he’s a super hero! I like honesty and “real” in my life. I dislike pettiness and don’t have time to entertain it. I like twists, turns, tension and emotional turmoil in my fictional life... especially when I’m the author, perhaps it is because under those circumstances, I’m in control – of it all!

What made you decide to write a book like Consequences?

I started writing – unsure of where I was going. I let the story write itself and Consequences was the result! I understand it is dark and controversial. I didn’t plan to write something like that, but I enjoyed every word!

What would you say is your favorite scene from both Consequences and Truth ?

That is hard; I like so many scenes from each. Today, I will say, in Consequences I like the scene where Tony takes Claire to the clearing to apologize for her “accident”. I especially like what follows. It shows Claire’s apprehension yet utter need to be loved as well as Tony’s desire, which he’d fought for too long. In Truth, I love the scene where Tony visits Claire in San Diego. I love her spunky smart comments and his effort to control his anger. The scene shows how the paradigm changed from Consequences to Truth.

Is it true that your Tony is Joe Magellano ? Why Joe as your Tony? He is my Favorite Man.

I actually made Tony completely up, his looks and personality. Then, after the first draft of Consequences was written, I was watching True Blood. While watching one character asked Alcide how tall he was... Alcide answers 6’5” – 6’6”? It hit me! He was who I’d been describing! Without knowing it, Joe Magellano was always my Tony. That said, many of my readers suggested Jon Hamm or David Gandy. I think it would be wonderful to interview each of these beautiful men to see who would be the best! I’d be willing to volunteer for that job!

What is your favorite Book that you have read ?

Favorite book of all time is Gone With the Wind. Yet, there are so many I’ve enjoyed. I was surprised with Harry Potter – I recently read them with my younger son. Surprisingly, I liked them a lot! I’ve also loved J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood Series, her heroes rock my socks! I’ve recently started reading more spicy erotic books... C.J. Roberts, Sara Fawkes and Teresa Murmmet are a few of the authors I’ve enjoyed.

Have you written a book you love that you have not published yet?

No. I’ve written “parts” of books that could someday grow into something... but nothing complete that is just sitting on my laptop waiting to be discovered. Can you tell us about your challenges in getting your first book published?

I didn’t try to get Consequences published by a big publisher. I looked into it and learned I needed an agent. I queried some... many, and received rejections. I decided to try self-publishing. I went with what some consider a “vanity” publisher. You pay them -- they publish. It was a good way to start. Over time I learned more and more. Currently, Consequences and Truth are totally self-published. However, I’m proud to say I’m now represented by a wonderful established agent, Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne and Miller Literary Associates. Time will tell the results which will come from our mutual determination.

Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Yes... more accurately, writer’s loss of self. I write and write and then decide it wasn’t right. I’ve deleted more words than present in many novels. I have to write what I feel is right... I’m not afraid to delete chapters and chapters if I’m not happy.

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers ?

Be true to yourself. I was told Consequences was unacceptable by writers and agents. The material was too controversial. The manuscript was too long. There was too much “showing”. There wasn’t enough “showing” – too much “telling”. I can’t have multiple POV’s.... the issues were limitless. I decided I would write to please me. If the end result was that no one else would ever read my story – so be it. But, apparently my novels have found an audience. I believe it is because readers are smarter than some give them credit. Readers are smart enough to understand multiple POVs. Readers want “non-cookie cutter” stories. Readers rock!

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

Thank you! Thank you for taking a chance on my novels. Thank you for reading. And thank you for spreading the word. Whether it is on Amazon, B&N, Goodreads or talking to your friends or family... “word of mouth” has propelled the Consequences Series on this wonderful journey.

Thank you so much for offering to do this giveaway and interview with me You are so welcome! Thank you for reading and “spreading the word”!!! Let’s give away some books! Aleatha

Aleatha Romig on the web :  Twitter    Website   Facebook

To Enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed paperback copy and an E-Book copy of Both Consequences and Truth Please leave a comment here with your name and email address. We will pick two winners within 48 hrs of the interview . * please note a set (1 Consequences 1 Truth print, autographed) for a US resident. Then, 1 ebook set which can be US or International.


  1. I've heard so much about Consequences and Truth and have them at the top of my "to read" list. Can't wait to read them!

  2. I've already bought the first book, have several book friend/pimps tell me I HAVE to read it! Looking forward to it!

  3. I can't wait to read these books! I've heard so much about them. BTW, love your blog. Awesome font & background!

  4. Can't wait to get mind-f'd :) Have heard nothing but amazing things. I loved Captive in the Dark by CJ Roberts, so I have no doubt I'll love these too!


  5. I love the mindF that are these books. I've tried to explain them to friends and family but it's just something you have to experience for yourself. Love to have these babies on my shelves! Thanks!


  6. Absolutely LOVED both of your books and can't wait for Convicted!! Would be ecstatic to own a set signed by you!! Team Tony ;)))))

  7. Haha forgot: Ann Thomas

  8. Great interview. I'm suffering a major book hangover this morning after finishing Truth at 3 am. Worth the loss of sleep and the dark circles under my eyes haha Aleatha is an amazing writer. I look forward to reading Conviction and anything else this kick ass woman decides to write.

    Edyta R


  9. I would like to start off by saying, what a fantastic interview Chris and what amazing books Aleatha. I can honestly say, I have never wanted to kill a lead character in a book like I wanted to kill Tony! LOL. These books took me on an emotional roller coaster ride and I loved every minutes. Thank you!
    Cindy (cthompsonhess@yahoo.com)

  10. Loved your stories and am anxiously awaiting Convicted!

  11. loved the interview!!!
    cant wait to start reading these books
    ive been told its going to be worth it!!


  12. Great interview! Aleatha gives us an amazing story in Consequences and Truth that will make your head spin. I feel sorry for anyone who has yet to discover these truly original and well written books -- you have NO idea what you are missing!!

    I can’t wait to see what twists and turns show up in Convicted. Aleatha – write faster, darn it!!!!


  13. I enjoyed both books...like Cindy I have never felt such animosity towards a male lead character, ever! I am looking forward to seeing how convicted answers the many questions I still have remaining from Truth.

  14. I just bought Consequences last night. Can't wait to start reading!

  15. I've heard a lot of good things about these books. Would love to read them.
    Billiann. raine715@yahoo.com

  16. My favorite series ever!!! Can't wait for the next one.


  17. This is one of my absolute favorite series!! I can't wait for Convicted to come out, and I would LOVE LOVE LOVE paperbacks of these!! Awesome giveaway!


  18. Please enter me Pretty Pretty please!!!


  19. When I was reading Consequences I would go to bed mad at Claire. Trying to figure out how could she live with someone like that. Then in Truth I loved how she treated Tony. He deserved it. Once everything was unfolding it was brilliant what Claire did. Loved every turn of the page.

    Irene Rosa

  20. Love the series. Can't wait for convicted to out!!!

    Berenice Angulo

  21. Thank for the wonderful interview. This series is one of my favorites!! I think Truth is the best sequel I've ever read. In my opinion it was better than the first but of course it wouldn't have been written if Consequences wasn't written. :)

    Ann Chen

  22. I've been dying to read these!!!

    Jen Benando

  23. Awesome interveiw!! I just finished Consequences last night and I am so excited to start Truth tonight!!

    Brittany Valentino

  24. Great post. Lots of book friends say this series rocks!!

    Have a great weekend!


  25. Great set of books. I am about to start a re-read.


  26. What a great interview! I have yet to read these books, they are on my TBR list and I can't wait to read them! I have read so much about them already and I'm ready to dive in! How awesome would it be to win these autographed copies??? That would totally rock my socks!!! :)

  27. This is awesome! I love the first one and I'm currently on TRUTH. Thanks for this!

    Vickie J.

  28. Thank for the chance to win my name is Christy Hilton-Hall my email is ccthall@yahoo.com... Thanks again

  29. Thanks for sharing this awesome interview!! Consequences and Truth overwhelmed me and mind-f*cked me senseless. Words have failed me and I'm emotionally spent. It is INSANELY MIND-BLOWING and I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!! This series is the INCEPTION of books. I highly recommend it to those who haven't read it yet!!


  30. great interview chris...good luck with the comp everyone <3


    (not entering comp.ty thou ;p)

  31. I love to read, but haven't started this series yet. Thanks for the chance to win! Great Interview!! :)

  32. Hi, my name is Christine. I am a wife and mother of 2 beautiful girls. I am absolutely in love with this series. I was very hesistant to read at first but am so glad I did. I have such a love/hate relationship with Tony. I'm leaning more towards Love since I finished Truth. =) Both books are amazing and I am looking forward to Convited!!
    christinedawn3@verizon.net - friends on goodreads =)

  33. Great interview.. I love this series and I can't wait to find out what happens in Convicted....

  34. This is a phenomenal series cant say enough about it....

  35. These books are amazing!!! Possibly my favorite series EVER!!
    Jessica Sotelo
    hull_ jessica@hotmail.com

  36. I love these books!!! Keep Calm and <3 Tony!
    Becky Lowe

  37. I have heard a lot of great things about these books. Would love to read them!