CONVICTED (Consequences 3)
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Psychological Thriller/Contemporary Dark Romance
There were still lessons to learn and consequences for the truth!
When Claire Nichols met Anthony Rawlings, she didn’t know they had a past,or that he had plans for her future. Over time, the role of teacher changed—games became reality—and domination turned to desire. Despite an insurmountable history, Claire and Tony found their way back to one another.
Just when they seemed to have it all—love, respect, and the promise of a family—the game master exposed the truth. Claire’s world once again spunout of control. Unwilling to allow her child to suffer the consequences of an old vendetta, Claire fled…
At one time, Claire was held captive in an opulent mansion—then herincarceration was a cell inside a state penitentiary. Was her new prison—atropical island—truly less lonely? Perhaps that was the game master’s plan, all along?
Who will save Claire from her oldest nightmare and her newest reality? Willit be Tony? Can he forgive her for leaving him—again? Harry? Will he utilizepreviously unknown connections to save the woman who infiltrates his thoughts? Maybe Phil? Will his devotion in keeping Claire and her child safebe rewarded?
As the cards are played—sins of the past, innocent victims, and truths are revealed. With compartmentalization no longer an option, is the reality too much? Could there be an even worse isolation?
With the game master dealing from a stacked deck, can this new high-stakes game possibly be won?
When it’s all over and their cards are on the table—SOME will discover their bets were too high—they have nothing left to lose—ALL will learn the cruciallesson—the most important rule—there are CONSEQUENCES for the TRUTH!
Aleatha Romig’s CONVICTED!
Whew! Let me take a breath because DAMN, Aleatha Romig you blew me away…. AGAIN! I feel very honored to be one of the first bloggers on the Convicted Blog Tour as well as a co-orgainzer. I have been Team Tony since day one. In fact, I had a hard time with Truth. I liked Harry, but there is just something about the season’s of Tony! (If you read my view of Consequences, you know exactly what I’m talking about!)
Convicted is exactly what it says… you pay for consequences and the truth will set you free. In doing that, someone has to pay the price. Now here’s the question all you readers are dying to know… who is Convicted? It is Tony? Claire? Harry? Catherine? Phil? Eric? Courtney? Brent?…. this list is endless! And NO, I will not tell you!
I will tell you this… this book played with my emotions. This book looks into the future and past. In doing that, I didn’t know how I felt about specific characters. In fact, I was ready to say a few choice words to Emily. I know she’s an overprotective sister and all… but come on!
Personally, I felt like Truth was a book about Claire independence. But I almost can argue that statement, now that I have read Convicted. In this book, you learn about how Claire’s brain works, and how she survives. You also see a sides of Tony, Harry, and Phil that will open your eyes to new feeling for each of them.
There is so much that I want to say, but there are no spoilers here! I will leave you with this… Convicted had me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. I was mad at Tony, Claire, Emily and everyone about everything going on in the past, but even more about what was going on in the future. I honestly cried for Claire. It broke my heart to see her just “physically being there.” So, instead of Season’s of Tony…. I’ll leave you with the Forecast known as life:
~A Drought: There is nothing, no rain, emotion, just grey everywhere… what the hell is going on? My exact thought!
~A Hurricane named Claire is brewing in the Pacific: Claire takes what she’s given and runs with it. She is one hand up on this one! FINALLY!
~A Summer Breeze: Things are looking up… maybe everything’s going to be okay? I just keep waiting for the daily out of the blue thunderstorm to bring me back to reality.
~Hot & Humid: Damn Tony!… enough said!
~A Tornado: See a tornado can’t be predicted? There are a trail of events that pieces have to be put together. If you are in the wrong place at the wrong time…. you might not survive. The question is… who will be caught in it’s path?
After natural disasters or changes in our environment, you must have rebirth or growth to continue. Convicted is a book about growth. Taking event that you encounter, embracing them, growing from life’s lessons, and being able to pick up the pieces and move forward.
Hands down Convicted is 5+Stars. If you are anxiously awaiting October 8th, 2013 for the release day… you will NOT be disappointed! I can’t wait to see what else is in store for Aleatha Romig! Each time I turn the page in one of her works, I’m completely blown away! I can’t wait to see what’s next!… Now, only if I could really get into the mind of Anthony Rawlings?!
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**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 forward…now 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?
Today we planned to speak with Catherine London and Eric Hensley. They are both longtime trusted employees of Anthony Rawlings. As personal employees, they alsoworked for Claire Nichols, while she and Anthony were married. They would undoubtedly be able to give us insight into the real life of Claire and Anthony.
Unfortunately, our efforts were met with a resounding “no.” Apparently, all of the people employed by Mr. Rawlings’ estate have signed strict “Do Not Disclose” clauses. The only information we could gather was the confirmation of the last date Mr. Rawlings was on the estate, September 20.
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.
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?
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 she’s 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.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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, is scheduled for release 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.