If you’ve visited my blog before then you know how much I loved CONSEQUENCES and TRUTH by Aleatha Romig! (Check my Reviews: Consequences here and Truth here.)

Both books are in my best of 2012 list AND the author has been voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads July, August, September, October and December 2012! So imagine my elation when she agreed to an interview 🙂 PLUS, she’s generously giving away an e-copy of either Consequences or Truth to FOUR lucky readers! (This is an international giveaway, check below on how to win!)


Jessy: I’m so excited to have you at Jessy’s Book Club! Welcome… and please tell us a bit about yourself.

Aleatha: Thank you for having me, this is going to be fun!! I’m wild and crazy – not!

I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 26 years, we have 3 children who are growing too fast and I work full-time as a dental hygienist. I also have a hobby, one that’s been taking more and more of my time, as of late. I enjoy writing – very much! I have a great life, no complaints; however, I love getting lost in the lives of my characters. This hobby is more addicting than anything else I’ve ever tried – I can’t get enough!

Jessy: More books for us! 🙂 We know about your day job (via twitter) how many hours do you dedicate to writing?

Aleatha: The amount of time I spend writing varies. When the storyline is rushing full-speed through my head, I can’t write enough! I take my laptop to work and spend my lunch hour typing away! I write through the night. TRUTH was mostly written between mid-night and five in the morning. I would make myself “take a nap” before my alarm. No one wants their dental hygienist falling asleep while she has sharp things in their mouth!

The best answer: not enough. I would love to have at least five hours a day totally devoted to writing. I have found lately I spend many hours interacting with readers. It is so new to me, I truly enjoy hearing (reading) their reactions and thoughts! Then there is my family, they like to eat and have clean clothes… there are just NOT enough hours in a day.

Jessy: When did you first come up with the idea of Consequences and how did it come about?

Aleatha: My life changed in 2008. Our oldest son graduated high school, went to Purdue University and my husband lost his job. He went to a third shift job. In 2009 our daughter left for Hanover College. This left me home with our youngest every night. At the time he went to bed early. I was lonely. My busy house was now tomb quiet!

I had a “thought” a “vision” of the opening scene in CONSEQUENCES. On a whim I decided to write it down. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted to know. Who is this woman? Why is she there? How did she get there? Who is her captor? Why did he choose her? The more I questioned the more I wanted to know… I left my quiet house every evening and immersed myself in this fictional world. CONSEQUENCES was my therapy!

Jessy: Truth is not as dark as Consequences was, was this a conscious decision you made to give it a lighter feel? And if so why?

Aleatha:  I don’t think it was a conscious decision. I don’t plan my books. When I start, I know the beginning and the ending. How I get from point A to point B is a journey. Each time I sit down at the keyboard I’m as shocked and amazed at the twists and turns as my readers. So, no, I didn’t set out to make TRUTH less dark. I let the characters lead the way; and that is the way they took me.

Jessy: The end of Truth is still haunting me…so let’s talk book #3. Convicted is set for late 2013, early 2014….why the long wait?

Aleatha: Anticipation makes the heart grow fonder!

CONVICTED isn’t done. I promise I’m not hording it on my laptop refusing to show it to anyone. It is still a work in progress. My series is complicated and multi-layered. I take a lot of time making sure all the pieces fit together. I don’t want to rush CONVICTED and have it not be right. I want my readers to love book 3 as much or more than 1 & 2!

Jessy: Since I’m based in Europe, I have to ask, any plans on making the series available in other languages?

Aleatha: That is an excellent question and one my agent and I have been discussing. We’ll see.

Jessy: I had a hard time categorizing this series. How would you categorize it?

Aleatha: When I wrote CONSEQUENCES, I categorized it as “Psychological Thriller”. I was told in order to be a “Romance” there must be a HEA. Well, here’s a secret, CONSEQUENCES (book 1) does NOT end with a HEA!

However, I have more recently been told that because the relationship between Tony and Claire drives the series, it is a “Romance” — NOT your typical romance. The CONSEQUENCES Series is now categorized as: “Contemporary Dark Romance/ Thriller”!!! There – it’s official!

Jessy: I’ll make sure to add that category to my reviews! Ok, I know for sure I’d like to see you write dark erotica. Do you plan on venturing into this or more genres?

Aleatha: Ha ha! I’ve been pondering this question now for days! Other genres… well, as I just said, I’m making my own genre with my series, so sure – why not?

I love to write and I love to read. I do enjoy reading erotica – dark erotica? I guess I can like some of that too… write it? I don’t know – do you think anyone would read it???

Jessy: I can definitely see you writing dark erotica and I can assure you Consequences readers will love it! Thank you so much for stopping by! I CANNOT wait for Convicted!

Aleatha: Thank you Jessy, for having me on your blog, and telling the world about CONSEQUENCES, TRUTH and CONVICTED. It has been so fun! Now, let’s giveaway some books!!! Aleatha




The giveaway is open internationally. All you have to do is leave a comment below (feel free to state which book you’d prefer of the two) and four winners will be chosen on Sunday 6 January. Here’s the deal, these are digital books and the lucky four will get to chose the e-retailer they use (e-pub or mobi). Remember you don’t have to have a kindle or nook device, you can download the free kindle app to your laptop, ipad or phone.

Competition closes on Sunday 6 January 2013 at 18:00 EST.

Follow the author- Twitter: @AleathaRomig

– Goodreads: Aleatha Romig



Congratulations Caroline, Candace, Liliana and Angela!

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  1. Yay! I’m first! Pick me! pick me! 🙂 Would love a copy of Truth 🙂

  2. divine caroline :) says:

    Love the interview!! I would love a copy of Consequences!!! Can’t wait to read it after the interview and your review!

  3. Bennita says:

    OK, I feel so guilty for not reading these books. To be honest I have never heard of Alethea and I just discovered her through Jessy’s bookclub and I’m glad I did. These books sound very intriguing just from the bits if info I read and I’m definitely adding them to my to be read shelf.

  4. Allie Mathews says:

    I want to read these soooo bad. I haven’t read them yet, so I’d like to start with Consequences!!!! 😀 ❤

  5. shanda says:

    Great interview!!!!!
    I would love a copy of truth I plan on reading consequences this weekend.

  6. Sherry says:

    Love the interview! Two of my favorite books, and eagerly anticipating Convicted!

  7. angelakeene says:

    I’ve been meaning to read these books. As to why I haven’t I am really not sure, but I hope to very soon.

  8. Yvonne says:

    i would love to read Consequences. Pick me Jessy…pick me 🙂 i love your blog and i’m almost certain i will love Alethea.

  9. Manisha K says:

    What an awesome author interview…I would love a copy of consequences!

  10. ive heard great things about this series!

  11. lilili79 says:

    I’ve read great reviews about this series. I’m starting Consequences this weekend. Can’t wait to read what this story has in store 🙂

  12. Jill says:

    Me! Pick Me!

  13. N a says:

    I’m new to the site and this new author…excited to be a part of this great opportunity is love the first of the two books if I’m lucky enough thanks

  14. i reeeeeaallyyy want Truth!!! I already have Consequences-so if i got it, the book nr. 1 wouldn’t feel so lonely on the bookshelf 😉

  15. Paula Novack says:

    I would love a copy of Truth! I love both books, but I borrowed Truth from a friend, so I need my own copy:). Kindle edition please

  16. Shelly says:

    I would love to be entered in the contest. I’ve never read her books but I’ve heard good things about them!

  17. Sydney says:

    Sweet! I’m in:)

  18. candace wood says:

    Nice interview Jessy! These two are on my to-read list, I’ve heard great things. 🙂 I’m so impressed that Aleatha Romig was able to find time to write with such a busy life – it’s inspiring!

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  20. Kim Milliken says:

    I’ve only read Consequences thus far. I’m not sure if I can handle the TRUTH yet. hahaha

  21. I would love to enter this giveaway, but I have both in eBook format already. 😦 But I will pass this around on my FB page, FB like page and Twitter!

  22. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    Pick Me 😀

  23. Shaunda Eppes says:

    These books sound awesome. I would love a copy of Consequences. Thank you.

  24. susan smoaks says:

    i would prefer truth but i will enjoy either one

  25. Amy Trevathan says:

    Consequences and Truth are so well written! I read both twice in one week! I am truly addicted! Can not wait until Convicted is reklased! Thank you Aleatha for sharing Tony and Claire with us!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Both reviews sound excellent but I would love to read consequences!! Thanks!!

  27. yanelis martinez says:

    pick me please love to read

  28. Marissa M says:

    would love to read one of these books, I am an avid reader of all genres!

  29. Buddy Garrett says:

    Great interview. Both of these books sound great. Since I have to choose I would like to start with Consequences. Thanks.

  30. cookster77 says:

    Pick me! I would love the book Truth

  31. they both look like a treasure to have in my home thank you for the chance to do so

  32. yanireads says:

    Nice review and thanks for the reminder! 😉 I would love to read this, sounds good!!

  33. Nice interview and I would love a copy of Consequences.

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