Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Guest Blog and Giveaway with Aleatha Romig!

Please welcome my friend and Indiana RWA chaptermate, Aleatha Romig, yet another brave guest blogger!

Yoga pants and Ponytails
by Aleatha Romig

Hello Everyone!
I am Aleatha Romig, the author of the bestselling Consequences Series: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted.  I’m very thankful to Cheryl for asking me to post on her great blog! Today is special to me, it is the release date of my third book, Convicted.

My trilogy has been described as dark contemporary romance and as a psychological thriller—my assessment, it is somewhere in between, and I think that is beyond amazing! I’ve been embraced by romance readers and by thriller/ mystery readers; I couldn’t ask for more!

I don’t believe that riding the fence of genres would have even been possible a few years ago; however, due to the amazing world of indie publishing, today it is. Not only is it possible, it has been welcomed. For that, I will be forever grateful.

Now that the world has learned about the Consequences Series, I must admit it changed my life dramatically! I began writing Consequences in 2010. At that time my husband had lost his job and two of our children were in college. It was a very dark time...He worked third shift and went back to college—he was never home, except to sleep. I worked as a dental hygienist six days a week to make ends, at least appear to, meet.

I went from a household of five to basically me and my younger son, who is on the autism spectrum and went to bed at 8:00PM.

My daughter, a psychology major, has said that I wrote my story because it gave me a world that I could control, while my real world was out of control. I think she’s on to something! (Very smart young lady-BTW)

Now, three years later, I’m a full-time author, my husband is a teacher, our children are graduated from college, and our youngest son is a junior in high school. Oh, and I have a new kitten. Life is great!

Except (tongue in cheek) the reason for the title of my post...writing and communicating with my readers is all consuming. On some days, it will be noon before I remember to shower or eat! Yes, eat! I NEVER thought I’d forget to eat! Thankfully, there is a fantastic group of authors out there for support. Through them I’ve learned some very important things. I will be glad to share:
  • Yoga pants and a t-shirt is considered “dressed” as long as you didn’t sleep in them.
  • Ponytails are not just for little girls!
  • There is a product out there called “Dry Shampoo” (Okay, I haven’t tried this, it sounds gross. Apparently, it allows you to go another day without washing your hair)
  • An author is NEVER not working...inspiration can hit at the grocery store or in the shower. Our job as an author is to listen and respond.
  • I learned more about the rules for shaving, but I think we can save that for another day!

As I watch the release of my third book, I’m thrilled and honored. I’m thrilled that so many readers have embraced my “different” story and honored to be among the ranks of the fantastic authors of the world.

If you think you are ready for something different, perhaps dark, and often referred to as a mind f*** - Check out the Consequences Series...in a genre of its own.

Meet Aleatha Romig! 

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 3013. She 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 re-released CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, will be released in October of 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.



Consequences Series: iTunes 
Consequences Series: Kobo
Amazon Author Page

Aleatha is giving away a complete e-book set of the Consequences series to one lucky commenter! To enter, post a comment that includes your email address. Contest closes at 9PM on Wednesday. Winner will be announced 10-10-13. Good luck!


  1. I would love to win this series sounds pretty interesting and yes yoga pants and point tails are great my son has adhd so i no how hard it is to take care of him and work but you did that plus wrote pretty impressive so glad it all worked out for you corytj1@gmail.com

  2. I love this series and can't wait to read Convicted. I have jury duty this week and they won't let us bring kindles or electronic devices into the courthouse so it's cutting into my reading time! Congrats on becoming a full-time author Aleatha! :)

  3. wow this series sounds amazing what a great giveaway id love to be entered in the contest thank you

  4. I've been waiting got the last book to start reading this series. I'd love to win the books. Congrats on the latest t release! Jessica18liseth@yahoo.com

  5. I would love to read this series - monty@tad.co.za

  6. OMG I love these books. Currently on Chapter 17 of Convicted!! I would so love to have this collection at my home.

  7. pretty Please Pick Me I Love This Series, Such crazy Fan, I Love Love Love Claire, But I Love/Hate Tony more Than Any Character I Can Think Of!!

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  8. This was a inspiring post. I'm happy you made it to full time writing. And this new series sounds amazing. One I'm sure I'd enjoy. dmf747@comcast.net

  9. Whoohoo! Thank you!!!


  10. I loved this series, am looking forward to reading Convicted.

    This has got to be the best series of 2013. I keep telling my friends to read it.

    Good luck everyone


  11. An AMAZING series!!!!! Would love to win this one!! buckeye76jn at gmail dot com

  12. Aleatha dry shampoo is great easy to use and really works, try it sometime. Yoga pants and t-shirts we all want to be wearing them.
    You are an amazing writer and I have loved following all the blog for the release of Convicted.
    I recommend you work to all my fellow readers.
    I also think it is wonderful that the book are there own genre.
    Holly Douglas

  13. I keep hearing great things about these books!I'd be over the moon to win :)

  14. I would love to win these books but if I don't Guess I'll have to visit amazon. My youngest has broad spectrum autism. He has come so far over the years. He has been mainstreamed in school and just joined the band. He loves his trombone even sleeps with it. Some days are hard but he is a miracle to us. My oldest has adhd and has grown into a brilliant young man. He is studying to become a police officer. Stay strong and just love the miracles that are our children.