Thursday 15 January 2015

Release Day Blitz ~ Review & Teaser ~ Beyond the Consequences (Consequences 5) By Aleatha Romig

Book Description:

From New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes more of the suspenseful romantic thriller about secrets and deception, passion and love, choices and consequences.

Secrets and deception

As the pieces of their puzzle come together, Anthony and Claire Rawlings continue to defy the odds. Together they overcame an incomprehensible beginning. Apart they endured unimaginable heartache. Reunited with family and friends, their journey continues as they navigate a dangerous world where secrets threaten to destroy what they hold the most dear.

Passion and love

Tony and Claire turn up the heat as sparks fly, passion rages, and love prevails. With only a dark glance or devilish grin, the fire that sparked in an isolated suite, continues to burn. Though no longer willing to be less than Tony’s equal in life, behind closed doors only one man makes the rules.

Choices and consequences

The safety of the Rawlings family is not debatable, and only Phillip Roach can assure that they are not disappointed. Learn how he leads old friends and new associates through the dangerous world of delusion and revenge. The choices he makes for both the family and his personal life will have consequences.

Beyond the Consequences is a novel that began as the novella, A Peek Beyond the Consequences, in a limited-release anthology, Breathless. Since its publication in 2014, Beyond the Consequences has more than quadrupled in length with more action, heat, and secrets to reveal. Learn once and for all the identity and fate of the sender of the Rawls-Nichols letters as you join the Rawlings for a special surprise!

Theirs was a long, complicated story with a monster and a knight. What made their story unique was that these two players were the same person.—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED

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Our Review:
**ARC Received for honest review**
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars
“Nothing can bring a real sense of security into the home except true love.”

Tony and Claire are one of those couples that I cannot seem to get enough of. When a couple have been through as much as these two have and when considering their coming together in the first instance was so unethical and incomprehensible you often wonder how they ever came to be in the first place. One thing that I have come to understand as each book has been released is that despite all of this, their love for each other actually is genuine, as unbelievable and implausible as it seems. I was one of those people that hated Tony with a passion in the first book and I never, ever thought that I could see him in a different light. As the story has developed and progressed I have come to love Tony, I can never forgive him for what happened in Consequences, but then neither can he, so at least we are on the same wavelength.

“I didn’t make you into anyone. You’ve always been this man. People don’t change: they hide. The man you were was a shell hiding the man you are today.”

This story picks up with the Rawlings family coming to terms with being together as a family once again. Tony has to get over his incarceration and Claire needs to come to terms with her breakdown. Both have a lot of regrets to contend with but first and foremost are their love for each other and their love for their daughter Nichol. Between therapy, couples therapy and Tony greatly reducing his office hours and working from home more and more, as each page passed I could feel their reconnection building to an all-time high. With the support of friends and “their family” this couple grow from strength to strength before your eyes. With shared decision making and constant dialogue between these two I felt my hope building with every page that these two would make it to the end.

“Tony was the gravitational pull whom she willingly allowed to dictate her orbit and warm her heart.”

The “Rawlings family” is extended with the addition of Taylor a female close protection guard. With more postal threats coming through for Claire and Nichol security is stepped up and Taylor can go where Phil can’t. You would have thought that this family would at least be allowed to breathe easy by now, but life is never simple and with the ripples of Meredith’s book still causing waves it seems that this family still has the last of the stalkers to contend with, or are they? Phil struggles to come to terms with sharing his responsibilities, but could Taylor be the breath of fresh air that Phil needs?

I am not going to get into the nitty gritties of this book but I will say I high-lighted loads, there are many beautiful and poignant quotes contained within that will leave your heart in your mouth, swooning and sighing out loud. Aleatha is a master with conveying that all-consuming, deep heart felt love in just a few words. If any couple in history deserve a HEA it is these two and you will just have to read to the end to see just how happy their HEA is.

“As he did, he knew he wouldn’t go back to black and white, to BC. He didn’t want to. She was one of his anchors, keeping him from slipping back into that abyss.”

There are many side characters in this book that I still want to know more about and get their HEA. Top of my list would have to be Phil, his dedication and devotion to the Rawlings family has left his love life on the back burner and if anyone deserves happiness it is him. I still want to know what happened to Harrison going forward. He was always an intriguing character and I just felt that he had been let down by everybody and had turned into a bit of a floater not really knowing where he belonged. At least if Aleatha Romig puts pen to paper for these characters we could always get more snippets of the continued goings on with the Rawlings!

“I’ve lost too much time in the past. I want the now.”

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About the Author:

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Together with her high-school sweetheart and husband of twenty-eight 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 reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

CONSEQUENCES, her first novel, was released August 2011, by Xlibris Publishing. Then in October of 2012, Ms. Romig re-released CONSEQUENCES as an indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012, and CONVICTED, the third in the series, was released October 8, 2013. Unexpectedly, the fourth book of the Consequences series came to life with REVEALED: THE MISSING YEARS. It is the fourth full-length novel in the series. It explores the years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014. BEYOND THE CONSEQUENCES, book #5, will be released in 2015. Yes...MORE Tony and Claire.

Aleatha also wrote reading companions for the Consequences Series. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES (Book 1.5) and BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH (Book 2.5) are currently available for those times and scenes when the readers asked, “What was he thinking?” These companions also contain never before released behind-the-scenes scenes.

INSIDIOUS, the first released book from TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE was be released October 21, 2014. TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE will be a series of standalone, dark, erotic thrillers guaranteed to take you on a wild, hot, and dark ride. Each novel in the series will be independent of the next. The characters from one book will never be revisited. Instead, Aleatha leaves it up to her readers to imagine how each story will end while remembering that it is the journey that is the most fun. DUPLICITY, book #2, will be released in 2015.

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.

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Starting TODAY, Aleatha Romig will be having a Secret Consequence Author Hop in honor of the release of Beyond The Consequences (Consequences Book #5). More than 30 prizes, More than 30 authors, 1 amazingly epic love story! Make sure to follow Aleatha Romig's Author Page for details.

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