2013, 2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

#tbt is in full effect @HDcoverTherapy

What’s new for Hardcover Therapy?  #tbt is in full effect!

Each and every week you will see a previous post from myself!  It’s a way to showcase some of my favorite books and authors.  I figured I’d start where it all began!  Below you will find the top 20 books of 2013… in my FABULOUS opinion! 🙂

Check out the Authors I ❤ page for more of my favorites as well as links to connect!

Casey’s Top 20 of 2013

**If books are in a series, they are listed together. **

  • A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls (Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire ties for #1 because Travis is my permanent book boyfriend!)
  • Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
  •  Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett
  • Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn
  • The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd
  • Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
  • The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen
  • Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Corvella Series) by Nina D’Angelo
  • The Raine Series by Amanda Bennett
  • The Bluegrass Brothers Series by Kathleen Brooks
  • Untouchable Series by Lindsay Delagar
  • Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King
  • Crash Series by Nicole Williams
  • Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
  • Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  • Undescribable Series by Shantel Tessier
  • Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  • Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
  • Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
  • Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

This list was EXTREMELY  difficult!  I have read well over 100 hundred book this year alone.  Each book I am asked to review or read for pleasure, I read entirely.  I am not one to put it to the side because I’m not into it… that’s not fair to the author.  These books cover several genres, but are fabulous.  Some are series others are novella’s… regardless they were great reads for me.  Def check them out!  Especially A Brand New Ending… it touched my heart and left me speechless!  Here’s to another year!  I’m bring it in right with Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig!

Chelly’s Top 20 of 2013

  • Losing Charley – Casey Peeler
  • Slammed – Colleen Hoover
  • Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  • Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
  • Metamorphosis – Erin Noelle
  • Miss Me Not – Tiffany King
  • Sins & Needles – Karina Halle
  • Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
  • The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski
  • The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
  • Girl With Guitar – Caisey Quinn
  • The Perfect Game – J. Sterling
  • That Boy – Jillian Dodd
  • Lover At Last – J. R. Ward
  • Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  • White Trash Beautiful – Teresa Mummert
  • The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
  • The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorenson
  • Reckless – S. C. Stephens
  • Rock Chick – Kristen Ashley

 

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2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

Cover Reveal Betrayal @AleathaRomig

One week. No future. No past. No more.
Alexandria Collins has one week to live carefree—no ghosts of her past or pressures of her future haunting her. Reinventing
herself as “Charli,” she is knocked off her feet by a sexy, mysterious man who brings her pleasure like she never imagined. With her
heart at stake, she forgets that decisions made in the dark of night reappear in the bright light of day.
“Some of my tastes are unique. They aren’t for everyone. I understand that.”
Lennox “Nox” Demetri is wealthy, confident, and decisive—he knows what he wants. From the first time he sees Charli at an exclusive resort, he knows he wants her. Although he is usually the one to make
the rules, together they agree on one:
One week. No more.
When betrayal comes from those closest to Alexandria, she must decide how far she is willing to go to survive. Choices are not always easy, especially when they involve the heart, body, and soul. After
all, Infidelity is a business, and some rules are meant to be broken.
“Is it really cheating if you’re doing it to yourself?”
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants, and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic Aleatha Romig twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new epic dark romance will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next. Have you been Aleatha’d?
BETRAYAL is a full-length novel and the first of five in the INFIDELITY series.

aleathaphotoAleatha 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. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. 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 other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These standalone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha will move head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series.

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

 

2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

@HDcoverTherapy Top 10 of 2014

It’s hard to believe that 2014 has come and gone!  It’s been a FABULOUS year, and I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring!  Below is the TOP 10 Books of 2014 from Casey and Chelly!  Here’s to a new year of hardcover therapy!

Like what you see?  Just click on the cover to one-click on #Amazon!

Casey’s Top 10 of 2014

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~Side note~  Southern Perfection is tied for #1 on this list, but as the author, I will not place it in my top 10 because that’s a little tacky.  HOWEVER, I will say that book by far had the biggest impact on my life.  Currently, it has been revised and up for preorder.

Chelly’s Top 10 of 2014


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2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

Cover Reveal ——-> A Peek Beyond the Consequences @AleathaRomig

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Title: A Peek Beyond the Consequences
Author: Aleatha Romig
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Release Date: September 1st 2014
 
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Synopsis: Aleatha_cover

Anthony Rawlings is a man most women love to hate or hate to love. Domineering yet caring, demanding yet sensual, he’s truly an enigma, but can he be the one Claire needs and deserves? Will she ever truly find happiness with the man who stole her life but gave her the world? For a glimpse into the future, take a Peek Beyond the Consequences, a novella.

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Teaser:

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About the Author: ar

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has been voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads, July 2012 – Present!

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-seven 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 heroes/anti-heroes 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. 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 missing years in CONVICTED that previously were only mentioned, as well as a complete character glossary and timeline. REVEALED was released May 20, 2014.
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.
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.

::: Connect With the Author :::

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2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

Behind His Eyes Truth is LIVE!

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Synopsis

BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH is the second of CONSEQUENCES SERIES three reading companions, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig. It is recommended to be read after completing all of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such.

This reading companion explores the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings and his struggle to accept the truth behind the consequences. It is not intended as a total rewrite of TRUTH, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH contains significant scenes from the novel TRUTH, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, a glossary of the characters, and a timeline which grows from Consequences to include the array of new characters and revelations found in the pages of Truth.

BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH is the continued journey inside the mind of the man who supplied and survived the consequences. This companion allows readers the opportunity to witness first hand as Anthony’s world changes forever. His rules and control begin to slip away, threatened by the most unlikely foes—something completely unfamiliar.

Can something as pure as love and forgiveness wreak havoc on his well-planned existence?

BEHIND HIS EYES TRUTH, because there is more to learn about a man who:

Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.

—Aleatha Romig, CONVICTED

Continue the long and painful acquisition, as the TRUTH becomes evident, from Behind His Eyes!

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Excerpt

Glancing at the numerous pictures from his years of surveillance, Tony wondered if he and Claire had come full circle. Would it be like this again? Would his only connection to her be through this new investigator? Would he only see Claire in two dimensions? Tony searched for their contract, the beginning of their personal journey together. He knew it wouldn’t be that easy again. If he were to get her back to Iowa and into his life, it wouldn’t be because of a signature on a napkin.

Then he shook his head. He didn’t want her back, did he? Hell, the lack of sleep was making him sentimental. He stopped his search. The damn contract was no longer valid; it never had been—legally. Pushing the box back into its hideaway, he contemplated throwing it all away. Having her back wasn’t his goal; learning her location was. She had no right to disappear.

With the necklace in his hand, Tony settled upon the soft leather sofa in front of his fireplace. If Phillip Roach were correct, in a few moments he’d hear the voice that used to fill his suite and his house. When her voice came through his phone, Tony wanted to feel her presence. He imagined the sound as he looked up at her wedding portrait and saw the emerald green that haunted his dreams. What did he want to hear? He wanted to know she was safe and unharmed. He wanted to know where she was, and he also wanted to bring her back to Iowa—because that was where she belonged.

It didn’t make sense. To the world she was the woman who tried to kill him. To Tony she was more than that. The past twenty hours had proven it. She was his drug. Claire Nichols ran through his system like ecstasy, sending him on otherwise unobtainable highs. He reasoned that lows followed highs, and she’d given him those, too; they’d given them to each other. Nevertheless, without the right stimulant, the euphoria could never again be achieved. Whether it was elation or misery, neither would be obtainable without the exhilarating potency of Claire. He didn’t want an empty envelope. He wanted her. Nathaniel was wrong: Claire wasn’t gone; she was just misplaced.

For the last twenty-four hours, his entire being had surged with anticipation. Claire may not understand it—hell, Tony didn’t understand it, but he couldn’t deny it. Now that she was gone, he needed her back in his life, and he would have her.

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 About the Author

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who has been voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads, July 2012 – Present!

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 seven 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 heroes/ anti-heroes 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. 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 final installment of the Consequences Series, was released October 8, 2013! She is now releasing the CONSEQUENCES READING COMPANIONS: BEHIND HIS EYES – A trilogy of companions, from Anthony Rawlings’ POV.

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.

2014, Books, life, Uncategorized

The Season’s of Tony Revealed- A Behind His Eyes Review

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BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES is available for preorder: http://www.amazon.com/Behind-His-Eyes-Aleatha-Romig-ebook/dp/B00H8D9PF8/ref=sr_1_5?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1388409039&sr=1-5&keywords=consequences+romig

Synopsis

BEHIND HIS EYES – CONSEQUENCES is a reading companion, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig, recommended to be read after completing all of the CONSEQUENCES SERIES: Consequences, Truth, and Convicted. It is not a standalone book and should not be read as such.

This companion was written to explore the thoughts and motivations of Anthony Rawlings, the man behind the consequences. It was not intended as a total rewrite of Consequences, but meant to enhance the reader’s understanding. BHE-Consequences contains significant scenes from the novel Consequences, as experienced from Anthony’s point of view. It also contains never before read, behind the scenes information, as well as, a glossary of the characters and a timeline devoted to the events within Consequences.

BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES is a dark journey into the mind of the man who believes that he controls everything and controls nothing. Because there is more to learn about the man who:

Once upon a time, signed a napkin that he knew was a contract. As an esteemed businessman, he forgot one very important rule—he forgot to read the fine print. It wasn’t an acquisition to own another person as he’d previously assumed. It was an agreement to acquire a soul.
—Aleatha Romig CONVICTED

It was a long and painful acquisition—especially from Behind His Eyes!

Casey’s Thoughts ❤

I have always been a fan of Tony.  From the beginning of the series until Convicted.  Regardless of how much I ❤ Tony, I have always wanted inside that crazy head of his!  Thank you Aleatha Romig for making this a reality!

Behind His Eyes is the fourth book in the Consequences Series.  It is from Tony’s POV, but doesn’t tell the entire Consequences story.  It is bits and pieces.  It takes events that occurred in Consequences, the ones that you want to know exactly what’s going on in Tony’s mind, and sees what he is thinking at that exact moment… I LOVED IT!

The one aspect of this book I loved the most is the fact that I never really got mad at Tony like I did multiple times within the first three books.  I was able to see his thoughts, understand his reactions, feel his emotions, and understand… not to say I agree with his actions.

I love the fact, that we are able to see what occurred within Tony’s mind before Claire was in Iowa.  It shows why, how, and a brand new outlook on their relationship, kidnapping, past, and future.

As far as chapters, the accident was the one with the biggest impact on me.  It is difficult to read due to the content, but it answers so many questions that I had created when I read Consequences.

When I read Consequences, I created the Seasons of Tony.  They are listed below.  Now I can see the behind the seasons.  These were my reactions:

Let me let you in on my EXACT feelings about Tony….

-Season 1: That Mother Fuckin Asshole! Bless Claire’s heart! I now know why he did it: the time, reasons, plan, and premeditation

-Season 2: Ok, MAYBE he’s not so bad possibly a real life “Beauty and the Beast” Def Beauty and the beast, but you can see him try so hard to stay with the plan even though emotions are now involved

-Season 3: Maybe that Ice cold heart is melting…. MAYBE… Maybe… but he’s still holding on to the plan even though he is head over heels.

-Season 4: OMG! That ASSHOLE!  PLEASE TELL ME THE TRUTH!!!!!!!! That mother fucker!  Really, I see that things have consequences, but you know they aren’t what they seem!

Aleatha Romig is an amazon writer and individual.  If you fell hard for this series, you will NOT be disappointed.  However, if you haven’t read it, you must not start here.  You must start here or there will be consequences for your actions.

Enter for a chance to win one signed copy of Consequences & one copy of Behind His Eyes (2 winners) a Rafflecopter giveaway

Excerpt

Behind His Eyes- Consequences

The Symphony – Late May 2010

(Consequences—Chapter 8)

“Thank you, Tony,” she replied. “This has been an amazing night. How can I ever thank you?”

He pulled her close, feeling the pressure of her breasts against his chest. Turning off the riding lights, he smiled a devilish grin. “I have a few ideas.”

Claire’s glance darted toward the dark glass partition separating the back from the front of the car.

Tony laughed. “I promise we’re alone; Eric can’t see or hear us.” He leaned toward her. She instinctively reached for his neck and settled onto the long leather seat. As he hovered mere inches above, he watched her cheeks flush, and his erection came to life. Over the past few months, Claire had learned to respond to Tony’s commands—both verbal and none. There‘d been times when she’d hesitated. It was on those occasions that she earned the punishment she deserved. Turning his tone more serious, he raised a brow and demanded, “Now, show me that you’ve followed my rules. I want to see.”

Claire’s immediate response fortified the pride of his accomplishment. She maintained their gaze as her small hand fumbled for the hem of her dress. “I can’t reach—”

Tony wouldn’t let her finish—he couldn’t. He needed to taste her. Entwining his fingers in her loose ringlets of hair, he tilted her lips upward and heard a small moan before his mouth seized hers. Unable to soften his approach, he took what was his. It wasn’t enough—he wanted more. When his tongue probed, her lips parted allowing him to enter her warmth. Tony savored her sweetness as her arms once again encircled his neck. With his other hand, he reached for the hem of her dress and the cabin filled with her whimpers of anticipation.

He slowly lifted the beaded material and teasingly brushed her inner thigh. “Open your legs for me,” he commanded.

She obeyed and he continued to caress her soft skin. When her breathing labored and he neared his destination, Tony stopped. Releasing her hair, he sat up and gazed down at her blushed cheeks, smudged lipstick, and nearly exposed body. Grinning, he murmured, “You were amazing tonight.”

Softly, she replied, “Thank you.”

Leaning back, he reminded her. “But the night isn’t over.” His playful tone vanished. “Now, lift your dress and let me see if you have truly behaved.”

Slowly reaching for the length of material, Claire kept her eyes fixed on his. As the material rose, she replied, “I promise, Tony, I’ve followed your rules.”

He couldn’t help but think how beautiful she looked—offering herself to him. That, combined with the sound of her calling him by his personal name, was enough to release the painful tightness in his slacks. It seemed unreal that he could be on the verge of exploding, and she’d yet to touch him. Surprisingly, at that moment, that wasn’t what he wanted. He yearned for something else, and they both knew his desires came first.

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About the Author

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today best selling author, who has been voted #1 “New Author to Read” on Goodreads July 2012 – Present!

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 rereleased CONSEQUENCES as an Indie author. TRUTH, the sequel, was released October 30, 2012 and CONVICTED, the final installment of the Consequences Series, was released October 8, 2013!

**Breaking News**
BEHIND HIS EYES is coming! A series of novellas written from Tony’s POV! For clarification, this will not be a total rewrite of the Consequences Series. It will be “significant scenes” in Tony’s POV and include “behind the scenes” scenes, such as Tony/Catherine interaction during Consequences. Release of BHE-Consequences expected early 2014! Keep watching!

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.

https://www.facebook.com/AleathaRomig

@aleatharomig

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Here’s to 1 year blogging & the Top 20 of 2013 @HDcoverTherapy

Wowza!  Is about the only words to express how I feel!  This year has been ah-maz-ing!  Who ever thought a little ole country girl from NC would start a blog, fall in love with it, host tours for amazing authors, write her own debut novel, and feel like she’s on top of the world?  (Well not really, but I do like to think so!)

I do know that I wouldn’t have survived this year without Chelly, my cousin.  She loves to read as much as I do!  (Yeah, our hubby’s never thought they would marry book nerds!  But they did!)  She has handled the reviews while I was trying to finish No Turning Back & Finding Charley.  We tackled Book Bask and NASW together, and I can’t wait to see where we go next!  There aren’t words to thank her enough!  She totally gets me and my book addiction!

I never imagined one year ago how one post could change my life!  IT DID!  Here’s to you- Rebecca, Jennifer Roberts-Hall, Tiffany King, Casiey Quinn, Shantel Tessier, & Aleatha Romig!  Y’all changed my life!  So, here’s to another year of blogging, writing, and anything released to books we <3!

To celebrate our one year blogging, here’s a giveaway hosted by Author Casey Peeler!  Over 20 books both digital and signed!

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Without further a due … Hardcover Therapy’s Top 20 of 2013

Casey’s Top 20 of 2013

**If books are in a series, they are listed together.  Being the author of No Turning Back, I didn’t include due to bias.**

  1. A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls (Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire ties for #1 because Travis is my permanent book boyfriend!)
  2. Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
  3.  Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett
  4. Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn
  5. The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd
  6. Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
  7. The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen
  8. Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Corvella Series) by Nina D’Angelo
  9. The Raine Series by Amanda Bennett
  10. The Bluegrass Brothers Series by Kathleen Brooks
  11. Untouchable Series by Lindsay Delagar
  12. Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King
  13. Crash Series by Nicole Williams
  14. Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
  15. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  16. Undescribable Series by Shantel Tessier
  17. Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  18. Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
  19. Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
  20. Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

This list was EXTREMELY  difficult!  I have read well over 100 hundred book this year alone.  Each book I am asked to review or read for pleasure, I read entirely.  I am not one to put it to the side because I’m not into it… that’s not fair to the author.  These books cover several genres, but are fabulous.  Some are series others are novella’s… regardless they were great reads for me.  Def check them out!  Especially A Brand New Ending… it touched my heart and left me speechless!  Here’s to another year!  I’m bring it in right with Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig!

Chelly’s Top 20 of 2013

  1. No Turning Back – Casey Peeler
  2. Slammed – Colleen Hoover
  3. Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  4. Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
  5. Metamorphosis – Erin Noelle
  6. Miss Me Not – Tiffany King
  7. Sins & Needles – Karina Halle
  8. Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
  9. The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski
  10. The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
  11. Girl With Guitar – Caisey Quinn
  12. The Perfect Game – J. Sterling
  13. That Boy – Jillian Dodd
  14. Lover At Last – J. R. Ward
  15. Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  16. White Trash Beautiful – Teresa Mummert
  17. The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
  18. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorenson
  19. Reckless – S. C. Stephens
  20. Rock Chick – Kristen Ashley

Want another chance to win?  Show some love to Author Casey Peeler on Amazon!  Like her Amazon page for a chance to win a signed copy of No Turning Back & an ARC of Finding Charley that releases Feb 18, 2014!  Giveaway ends at midnight!

2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Behind His Eyes Cover Reveal @AleathaRomig

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Behind His Eyes- Consequences

The Symphony – Late May 2010

(Consequences—Chapter 8)

 

“Thank you, Tony,” she replied. “This has been an amazing night. How can I ever thank you?”

He pulled her close, feeling the pressure of her breasts against his chest. Turning off the riding lights, he smiled a devilish grin. “I have a few ideas.”

Claire’s glance darted toward the dark glass partition separating the back from the front of the car.

Tony laughed. “I promise we’re alone; Eric can’t see or hear us.” He leaned toward her. She instinctively reached for his neck and settled onto the long leather seat. As he hovered mere inches above, he watched her cheeks flush, and his erection came to life. Over the past few months, Claire had learned to respond to Tony’s commands—both verbal and none. There‘d been times when she’d hesitated. It was on those occasions that she earned the punishment she deserved. Turning his tone more serious, he raised a brow and demanded, “Now, show me that you’ve followed my rules. I want to see.”

Claire’s immediate response fortified the pride of his accomplishment. She maintained their gaze as her small hand fumbled for the hem of her dress. “I can’t reach—”

Tony wouldn’t let her finish—he couldn’t. He needed to taste her. Entwining his fingers in her loose ringlets of hair, he tilted her lips upward and heard a small moan before his mouth seized hers. Unable to soften his approach, he took what was his. It wasn’t enough—he wanted more. When his tongue probed, her lips parted allowing him to enter her warmth. Tony savored her sweetness as her arms once again encircled his neck. With his other hand, he reached for the hem of her dress and the cabin filled with her whimpers of anticipation.

He slowly lifted the beaded material and teasingly brushed her inner thigh. “Open your legs for me,” he commanded.

She obeyed and he continued to caress her soft skin. When her breathing labored and he neared his destination, Tony stopped. Releasing her hair, he sat up and gazed down at her blushed cheeks, smudged lipstick, and nearly exposed body. Grinning, he murmured, “You were amazing tonight.”

Softly, she replied, “Thank you.”

Leaning back, he reminded her. “But the night isn’t over.” His playful tone vanished. “Now, lift your dress and let me see if you have truly behaved.”

Slowly reaching for the length of material, Claire kept her eyes fixed on his. As the material rose, she replied, “I promise, Tony, I’ve followed your rules.”

He couldn’t help but think how beautiful she looked—offering herself to him. That, combined with the sound of her calling him by his personal name, was enough to release the painful tightness in his slacks. It seemed unreal that he could be on the verge of exploding, and she’d yet to touch him. Surprisingly, at that moment, that wasn’t what he wanted. He yearned for something else, and they both knew his desires came first.

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2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Convicted is LIVE!

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CONVICTED (Consequences 3)
Aleatha Romig
Self-published
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Psychological Thriller/Contemporary Dark Romance
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Synopsis:

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!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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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.

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2013, Books, life, Uncategorized

Consequences + Truth = Convicted!

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CONVICTED (Consequences 3)
Aleatha Romig
Self-published
Release Date: October 8, 2013
Psychological Thriller/Contemporary Dark Romance

Synopsis:

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!

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Casey’s Thoughts ❤

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?
Day 1:
CATHERINE/ERIC
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.
EMILY VANDERSOL
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 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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Series Links:
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/series/88623-consequences
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Aleatha-Romig/e/B009SYSSE4
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/aleatha-romig?store=allproducts&amp;keyword=aleatha+romig
Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com/books/search?query=aleatha+romig
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/search/search.html?q=Aleatha+romig

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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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.

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