Monday, October 7, 2013

Review and Giveaway for CONVICTED by Aleatha Romig

CONVICTED by Aleatha Romig
GENRE: Psychological Thriller/Contemporary Dark Romance
 Release date: October 8th, 2013


SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
4.5 HEARTS out of 5
Genre: Psychological Thriller/Contemporary Dark Romance

Hmmm, I wonder if Aleatha Romig Finished this book and thought to herself...

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The evil you create will ultimately destroy you, you cannot escape the consequences of your actions.
—Leon Brown

Dare I say that Aleatha Romig is a master story teller! Why yes, I think I can. Upon finishing the book I thought how do I review without letting anything slip???  I came up blank soooo I will keep this brief and I will not focus on any story lines and trust me there are PLENTY.

Consequences: It all started with a signature at a predestined meeting
Readers learn that Anthony Rawlings is not just a billionaire businessman. Anthony is a man with an Agenda. And nothing can prepare Claire for what he has in store.

Truth: A new game begins with a host of new players. Control is lost then gained as a new puppet master steps up and is ten times colder, twenty times more calculated and very much determined to win.

In Convicted your brain works over time to put together each piece of the puzzle that was given as hidden secrets and agenda’s slowly come full circle. These….Revelations in some instances are wrought with utter devastation and destruction. After all Romig is well known for her jaw dropping plot twist.

Much like Truth, Convicted will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time. When the book opens we are hit with some news…and it leaves you with a multitude of questions. If your heart ached for Claire before you have not read nothing yet. Put all your worries aside because you will get ANSWERS. The journey Claire takes as well as the other characters in Convicted is one HELLUVA a ride.

 I’m telling you now that some of what you learn will be I-NEVER-SAW-IT-COMING-MIND-BLOWING-MOMENTS. So when your mouth is hanging open, then flaps without words coming out take it in stride and keep reading because shit gets deeper.

Tony lovers are you out there? *raises hand* I know I'm one!  So I will say this, if you fell for Tony in the previous book you will definitely be longing for him after reading this. A man I despised in Consequences caused me to SWOON in Convicted. I HATED HIM. I LOVED HIM. I WANTED TO FIGHT HIM. I WANTED TO FIGHT FOR HIM. *sighs*

 I can assure you NO stone is left unturned as Romig methodically concludes the series. The ONLY question I had after reading this book was..When can we see it on the big screen?? Any takers? Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, 20TH Century Fox, DreamWorks, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) *Grinning*

My Thoughts

My ratings
Characters- Cunning
Writing Style- Methodical, Leading and Skillful
Plot/Storyline- Intense and executed very well
Steam Factor- Medium/Moderately Steamy
Overall- I loved it!! A MUST READ!!

**Caution...these Character interviews contain spoilers, if you have NOT read Consequences and Truth**
A Series of Interviews in response to my 2011 Article about Anthony and Claire Rawlings which appeared in Vanity Fair
By: Anne Robinson
I met with Anthony and Claire Rawlings in their home for a Vanity Fair interview in February of 2011. On that cool February morning, I met with who appeared to be a loving newlywed couple.
Flash it’s October of 2013, and the world is discovering that all was not as it appeared. My Life As It Didn’t Appear by Meredith Banks, (which was originally scheduled to be released by Parrott Publishing on October 1 but has been delayed again due to legal battles) will eventually hit the market. The release is imminent and the snippet alone has revealed a peek into the depth of misinformation in my original interview!  
My goal with these interviews is to attempt to set the record straight.
This time I’m not working with Mr. Rawlings or Ms. Nichols. Why? Because they are both missing!
Ms. Nichols was last seen September 4, and Mr. Rawlingswas reportedly in a plane that made an emergency landing on September 21. He has not been seen or heard from since.
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is more involved than a soap opera.  Over the next few days, I will be releasing my “unauthorized” interviews with friends, family, and employees of these two individuals and hopefully settingthe record straight.
Please join me in learning the real story...what were these two individuals hiding from me AND from you in 2011?
Instead, we proceeded with our interview of Emily Vandersol, sister of Claire Nichols. Mrs. Vandersol was very anxious to speak with us. She has been very busy speaking with each and every news outlet that will listen.
Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Emily Vandersol.
Emily, may I call you that.
Yes, please.
Emily, you are visibly distraught over your sister’s disappearance. Can you please tell us about the last time you saw her.
I saw Claire about a month ago. She came to visit my husband and me in Indiana.
Did she come alone?
She was with a body guard. That was what she said, but my husband and I knew the truth.
Mr. Rawlings didn’t come with her?
No! We aren’t, I mean weren’t exactly on speaking terms with him.
Isn’t it true that someone hurt her in California?
Yes, and that’s why she said she had a body guard. I believe it was because Anthony Rawlings didn’t trust her. The man is incredibly controlling; I’m sure this “body guard” was the only way Claire was allowed to visit us—her own, and only, family!
So, you don’t believe this man was hired for her protection.
I believe he was a spy, reporting every move that Claire made.
Why do you think that?
It was how he treated her when they were married. Well, kind of.
What do you mean, kind of?
When they were married, Claire never would have been allowed to travel to Indiana alone, or with a body guard.
You keep using the world “allow.” Do you believe that Mr. Rawlings truly had that kind of control?
I do!
Emily, have you seen what’s in the book that’s about to be released?
I haven’t seen Meredith Bank’s words, but I know, what’s in the book. I know, because my sister told me. It’s all true.
If it truly contains some of the maltreatment that I’ve heard, why would Claire go back to Anthony Rawlings? Why would she move back in with him?
I don’t know. I can’t explain it. Sometimes I think she isn’t thinking clearly.
Did you ever witness the things Claire told you about?
No. Whenever we were all together they both put on a perfect performance; however, things always seemed odd, like there was more. My husband even tried to question her about it before the wedding. Claire became upset by his questions and asked me to ask him to be nice. For Claire, we were.
Do you believe Mr. Rawlings was involved in your sister’s disappearance?
Without a doubt! I know he was. Before she decided to move back here, she told me specifically that he “took” her, “kidnapped” her, the first time, and she was afraid he may do it again. I promised her that I would have the police knock down his door if she ever disappeared again. I did. As soon as I hung up the phone from Anthony, I called the Iowa City police. They did nothing! Oh, they went to his house and asked a few questions, but you know how it is with people with money—multiply that bya billion! No one would touch him; he owns that whole town, probably the state and country! Now, he’s missing,too. I just know it’s related. I keep praying that shes safe, but I fear she isn’t. I’m afraid that she finally realized what a mistake it was to go back to him, and he lost it. I have begged for the police to take dogs out to that estate and sniff around. What if my sister is buried out there somewhere? What if we never know?
Mrs. Vandersol ended the interview by asking us to publish the information for the missing person’s hotline. There is also a reward set up by Anthony Rawlings for information leading to Claire’s safe return.  If you have any information please contact the numbers below.

Aleatha Romig is a bestselling author, who has been voted #1 "New Author to Read" on Goodreads July 2012 - Present! She was also #9 most followed author on Goodreads - July / August 2013.

Aleatha 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 high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty six years, they've raised three children. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time with her family and friends. Her pastimes include exercising, reading and creating heros/ anti-heros who haunt your dreams!

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 August 2011 by Xlibris Publishing. October 2012 Ms. Romig rereleased CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, release today, October 8th, 2013!

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Brown and Miller Literary Associates.

Twitter @AleathaRomig

1 Signed print copy of Convicted (Open International)


  1. Three of my GR friends started "We have to make Glass read this series". They are driving me nuts!:D
    But I will, I'm really curious because I heard it's dark and twisted - I love that kind of stories.

    Glass @ Way Too Hot Books

    1. OH YES! If you enjoy dark and twisted then you MUST READ this series!!!!!