Thursday, January 9, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway for Behind His Eyes Consequences by Aleatha Romig!


Woohoo! Day 3 of Aleatha Romig's Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences Blog Tour! We are thrilled to have the opportunity to share this reading companion that is inspired by the infamous Consequences Series with the world! Let's get started, shall we?


Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences is scheduled to release on January 14th! It is encouraged that you read Consequences, Truth, & Convicted prior to reading BHE Consequences. In other words, Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences is NOT a stand alone novel, it is a reading companion inspired by The Consequences Series. 


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Synopsis for Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences

 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 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

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


Excerpt from Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences

The beginning of the - January 2012

(Consequences—Chapter 46)

When Tony crawled back into his bed, he slid behind Claire’s sleeping body and wrapped her in his arms. She fit perfectly as he was drawn to her radiating warmth. Gently kissing her hair, he tasted her perfume as his hands wandered her curves, caressing her soft skin. Her soft murmurs filled his heart with hope as she settled into his embrace. Smiling, Tony imagined that in a few days he’d have his wife on a sunny beach with nothing more than a bikini—maybe not even that. Those images and more filled his mind as he drifted off to sleep.

When he woke, Tony lingered longer than usual in the warmth of their bed. Being much too early for Claire to wake, he lifted his head, rested it on his elbow, and watched her sleep. Her lightened hair covered her pillow as renegade strands crisscrossed her exposed cheek. Along with her exposed face, one bare shoulder was visible above the mound of luxurious blankets. Tony leaned closer, kissed her forehead, and watched in amusement as her nose wrinkled. Lightly, he kissed her again. This time he was rewarded with the most beautiful moan as she stretched and turned toward him. Although Claire was still sound asleep, she subconsciously responded to his touch. He wanted to wake her, but he feared that if her warm soft skin touched his and they connected their bodies, as they’d been connected the night before, he wouldn’t be able to carry out his plan.

Brushing the strands of blonde from her face, he whispered, “You don’t need to wake, yet.” When she didn’t respond and he was confident of her sleeping, he added, “You have a big day, my dear. You need your rest. Tonight we’ll celebrate.”

Throughout Tony’s morning routine, he avoided thoughts of Claire’s impending examination. To him it was merely a formality—the final signature on their life long contract. The deal was already complete; she belonged to him—she wouldn’t disappoint.

She knew better; because, if she did, he’d promised consequences. And Anthony Rawlings was a man of his word.




Our Review of Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences


** WARNING!! Before you proceed please know that this review may contain spoilers to those who have not read the complete Consequences Series, read at your own discretion.*** 

This is the moment that all Consequences fans have been waiting for…

 Finally, we are able to get a glimpse of behind Anthony Rawlings eyes! I want to start out by saying that Behind His Eyes Consequences was intense. All those moments when you were reading Consequences that made you think what the hell is going through Anthony’s mind? Why would he do that? Well, I am confident and pleased to say that all your answers are in this book. Behind His Eyes Consequences highlights all the important and crucial parts that took place in Consequences and gives you an in-depth view into the mind of Anthony Rawlings…the man that you love to hate.

I am not ashamed to admit that when I was reading most of The Consequences series I was struggling with an internal battle. One minute I despised Tony and the next I loved him. However I would have never thought in a million years that in the end I wanted them to be together. I always knew that in the twisted mind of Anthony Rawlings there was justification for his actions and in Behind His Eyes Consequences allowed you the opportunity to finally see things from his perspective and honestly, it made me feel bad for Tony and the internal battle he was going through. It reminded me of a struggle that he was striving to overcome. Anthony made a promise to his grandfather and to Catherine and as well all know, Tony is a man of his word. He had obligations to uphold and follow through with. Tony and Catherine worked for years to getting everything into place to once and for all avenge every soul who reaped havoc on Nathaniel Rawl’s life. However on the other hand, Anthony was experiencing new unfamiliar feelings caused by a woman whom was only supposed to be his acquisition. 

 It seemed to me like Anthony felt that he needed to continue putting Claire through countless tests in order to prove her honor, commitment, and trust. In way I felt that it made Tony feel more at ease for drifting away from the original plan he and Catherine had for Claire. I also think that even though Tony knew he loved Claire he could not silence the feeling of deceiving his grandfather by falling in love with a relative of an enemy. If Claire passed one more test, then it would be okay to be with her forever, if not then he would follow through and have her suffer the ultimate consequence.  I could tell that Tony hoped that he did not have to punish Claire, but if he did not then he would be breaking his promise that he made to Nathaniel. As much as he wanted to love Claire there was something always holding him back. As much as Tony tried to control it, he just couldn’t expose those feelings.

A great example is when the story tells “the accident” from Tony’s perspective. He thought by loving and trusting Claire caused negative consequences upon him therefore, Tony had to show Claire the consequences for her actions. As much as he wanted to believe that Claire was innocent and that it was all a big misunderstanding, he could not allow himself to believe it when in fact it was a big misunderstanding. 

I think Tony’s major problem was since Claire was a Nichols it was ingrained into his mind that no positive consequences could come from anyone within that bloodline. Little did he know that he would in fact fall in love with someone within the Nichols family. Tony just felt that even though he thought that Claire was genuine, trustworthy, and loyal he had to keep testing her to prove to himself that not everyone in the Nichols family is out to bring down his empire. Honestly, it is really hard to pinpoint exactly what causes Tony to behave and think the way he does. You can tell that Tony feels that he needs to put the promise he made to his grandfather before his wants and desires. However in the end when he proposes to Claire and marries her you can see that Tony finally puts aside the vendetta and does what he wants to do, but he tries to convince himself and Catherine that it is was according to plan. I don’t believe that. 

Tony did not take Claire from Atlanta with the intent of falling in love with her or marrying her. Tony took Claire with the intent of seeking revenge. Along the way Claire got to him. He let her in. He found himself thinking of her when she was not around and not in the form of avenging his enemy, but in a way of being with her. He did fall in love. These unexpected feeling were new and he did not know how to deal with them and to explain this change of course to Catherine. Could he deceive Catherine? Catherine has always been there for him and he has always been there for her….ever since he was originally known as Anton. What threw me off is his choice to follow through with the final test. I thought that after the accident Tony finally realized how committed Claire is to Tony, but I think what encouraged him to pursue the final test was his internal struggle of justifying what he wants in comparison to what he promised. If Claire passed the test, then Tony would once and for all succumb to his real feelings, but if Claire failed the test, then he would follow through with his original promise. You can see how badly the outcome affected Tony. By Tony drinking the poisoned the coffee was his consequence for trusting that Claire would pass the test and what happened to Claire was her consequence for failing the final test. This was a consequence that Tony did not want to pursue, but he is a man of his word after all and every action has consequences. 

Also, I have to say this before I finish up. I am going off of a hunch here, but I can’t help but think that Catherine has been playing Tony since the very beginning. She had Tony severely fooled. She played her part so well. I never realized the influence that Catherine had over Tony until reading this book. It really makes me despise her even more because I feel that all along Catherine had an alternative plan for both Tony and Claire from the very beginning. I believe that Catherine knew that Tony would fall in love with Claire which is why she developed her own revenge that would cause vengeance on all the people who deceived Nathaniel including Tony because he was the son of the very man that ensured that Catherine would lose the Rawls name. Catherine used Tony’s weakness (Claire) to devise her ultimate plan. If I am right, then I regret having such hatred feelings towards Tony when I read Consequences. Due to fully trusting one person has given Catherine the ability to manipulate his actions and feelings…which is what she wanted to do all along and Tony played into it. All in all, Tony was Catherine’s pawn in this game of chess. 

Ultimately, Behind His Eyes Consequences is an amazing read. I highly recommend this companion to anyone who has read The Consequences Series. I assure you that many you’re your questions will be answered! I am already anxiously awaiting Behind His Eyes Truth!


Behind His Eyes ~ Truth & Behind His Eyes ~ Convicted News

 Pre-order links will be available on January 14th!

Series Reading Order & Purchase Links

Book 1: Consequences

LINKS:  GoodreadsAmazon Amazon AUS, Amazon CA, Amazon UK, B&N, iTunes, Kobo


Book 2: Truth

 LINKS: GoodreadsAmazonAmazon AUSAmazon CA, Amazon UK, B&N, iTunes, Kobo


Book 3: Convicted

LINKS: GoodreadsAmazonAmazon AUSAmazon CAAmazon UKB&NiTunesKobo


Book 4: Behind His Eyes ~ Consequences

LINKS: (see above)


Book 5: Behind His Eyes ~ Truth

LINKS: Goodreads


Book 6: Behind His Eyes ~ Convicted

LINKS: Goodreads


Meet Aleatha Romig

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.

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Ask Aleatha

 1.   Is BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES a standalone book? 

      No. Truthfully, if you only read BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES it would not make sense. It is only 62,000 words, as opposed to CONSEQUENCES which was 167,000 words. This is a reading companion. I don’t recommend reading it until you have completed the entire CONSEQUENCES SERIES. If you would read it directly after CONSEQUENCES some of the surprises in TRUTH would be revealed.     


     2. What is something that we don’t know about your books?

I have made an effort to include all of my children’s and my niece and nephew’s names in my books. In most cases they aren’t the main characters. (I have no relatives named Claire or Anthony) However, beginning in Truth I slipped their names in as tertiary characters. In some cases I used a first name as a last name. BEHIND HIS EYES CONSEQUENCES contains a glossary of characters. That glossary will grow with each reading companion. 


     3. What are your plans after you release all of the BEHIND HIS EYES reading companions?
I want to write a new series. I don’t know for sure if it will be two books or more. I want to develop a relationship with new characters and create new twists and turns. I have some notes and some ideas, but I’ll be honest, Anthony Rawlings is not an easy character to let go. However, I believe it is time.
I’ve been asked if I’ll ever write more about them. My answer is “I don’t know.” I can’t say NEVER, but I believe it is time to move on. 

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