Live Chat with Aleatha Romig

Transcript

consequences truth

Here is the transcript from my Live Fan Chat with Aleatha Romig. Thank¬† you for your patience. There is a lot of cutting and pasting that goes on with getting the transcript to you. I tried to eliminate most of the editing issues that go along with going from one program to another but I know I missed some or I was just unable to do anything about it with throwing the entire thing off. Enjoy!! Thanks again Aleatha!! ūüôā

Jan 21 2013, 7:53 PM

bookenthusiast: Hi everyone we will start soon. I have posted some links so   that you can look around and keep busy while Aleatha types away to answer   your questions.

Jan 21 2013, 7:55 PM

bookenthusiast: I will remind you to enter to win an autographed copy of   Truth by clicking on the link to my blog. Giveaway ends tomorrow!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:00 PM

bookenthusiast: okay, everyone welcome to tonight’s chat with Aleatha ¬† Romig!! We are ready for your questions!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:00 PM

Amber Gleisner: Howdy.

Jan 21 2013, 8:00 PM

Aleatha Romig: Hi Everyone! Thank you for coming by!

Jan 21 2013, 8:00 PM

Amy Jennings: Hi Aleatha! OH can i just say that Tony /Anthony makes me so   irate. I never liked him in either Cons or Truth. Was it hard to write a   character like him?

Jan 21 2013, 8:01 PM

Aleatha Romig: Does it sound bad that it’s fun!

Jan 21 2013, 8:01 PM

Aleatha Romig: It’s great to create someone who evokes so many emotions!

Jan 21 2013, 8:01 PM

Mary Steltner Himebaugh: Yay I remembered this time!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:02 PM

Charlette Friendy Bell: Hi

Jan 21 2013, 8:02 PM

Aleatha Romig: Hi! Glad you’re here!

Jan 21 2013, 8:02 PM

Sara Gerhart: Hi Aleatha! Just a warning that this question is a ¬† spoiler…If Claire had chosen to go to the psych ward at the end of Consequences, ¬† would Tony have ever let her go or would he have kept her there forever?

Jan 21 2013, 8:03 PM

Aleatha Romig: If he would have left her there… the book would have been ¬† boring!

Jan 21 2013, 8:03 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Aleatha first I want to say hello and how much I have ¬† enjoyed your books! You seemed to have mastered “twists and turns” ¬† have you ever had a block in continuing your story?

Jan 21 2013, 8:04 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes! I have gone a million different ways… the same thing ¬† happened with Truth. But when I know its right, it feels right!

Jan 21 2013, 8:04 PM

Amber Gleisner: I may not have liked Tony in the first one. However, by the   end of Truth, how could one not like him!?! How did you come up with the idea   for the books?

Jan 21 2013, 8:05 PM

Aleatha Romig: I’m glad you’ve enjoyed. The opening scene of Consequences ¬† came to me… and I wanted to know more about it, so I started writing. I was ¬† as curious as you!

Jan 21 2013, 8:05 PM

Amy Jennings: Was he based on anyone in particular or how did you come up   with him and his traits?

Jan 21 2013, 8:05 PM

Aleatha Romig: Tony is a combination of a lot of men… mostly fictional.

Jan 21 2013, 8:06 PM

Charlette¬†Friendy Bell: I love the books and I was wondering how ¬† you came up with the characters and the story line….

Jan 21 2013, 8:06 PM

Aleatha Romig: Part King Henry from the Tudors…

Jan 21 2013, 8:06 PM

Aleatha Romig: Well, the characters developed themselves. I came up with ¬† Tony and Claire… but everyone else just kinda popped up in my head. (weird ¬† I know)

Jan 21 2013, 8:07 PM

Ashley Talbott Ray: Ok so I have to know… Why make Tony 48? I gotta say, it ¬† was kinda throwing me off at times..

Jan 21 2013, 8:07 PM

Aleatha Romig: Well, to be as wealthy as he is… I thought he needed to be ¬† older. I guess, it is because he is my age

Jan 21 2013, 8:08 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Thanks I’m excited to see where you take Tony and Claire in ¬† Convicted! I didn’t think it possible but I did grow to love Tony in Truth, ¬† I’m thinking he’s been as dupped as anyone and he just didn’t realize it!

Jan 21 2013, 8:08 PM

Aleatha Romig: BUT he doesn’t look 48!

Jan 21 2013, 8:08 PM

Aleatha Romig: Susan, I think you’re on to something.

Jan 21 2013, 8:08 PM

Mary Steltner Himebaugh: Are you going to do another series when   you finish Convicted? If so what would you write about next?

Jan 21 2013, 8:09 PM

bookenthusiast: Susan I grew to love him too…as you know I HATED Tony!!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:09 PM

Aleatha Romig: Mary, I have some ideas… some notes… I write very ¬† organically things happen… I don’t plan it all out in the beginning

Jan 21 2013, 8:09 PM

Amber Gleisner: Everytime I sit down to write, it always doesn’t seem to ¬† flow. Do you just write the stories straight through, or do you write bits ¬† and pieces and fit them together?

Jan 21 2013, 8:10 PM

Aleatha Romig: I write the beginning and the end… then I let the middle ¬† fill itself in. That’s how I know it is right… it flows!

Jan 21 2013, 8:10 PM

JackieDunn: Spoiler alert….is “husband” at the end of Truth ¬† who we hope it is?!

Jan 21 2013, 8:10 PM

Aleatha Romig: Amber.. keep writing!

Jan 21 2013, 8:11 PM

Aleatha Romig: Jackie… ha ha… I ok’d your question because I know many ¬† want to know… the thing is… I’m not really going to answer it. I promise ¬† you’ll know in Convicted!

Jan 21 2013, 8:11 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: so when is the third book coming out?

Jan 21 2013, 8:12 PM

Aleatha Romig: The date for the 3rd book’s release isn’t set. Lots of ¬† variables… I don’t want to postpone a given date, so all I can currently ¬† promise is late 13 / early 14.

Jan 21 2013, 8:12 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I like that you made him older I agree with his wealth it   makes more since

Jan 21 2013, 8:12 PM

Amy Jennings: wow king henry! How long did it take you to write each book?   If the books were made into movies who , hypothetically, would play tony and   claire?

Jan 21 2013, 8:12 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you… It wasn’t too make him creepy. (his age)

Jan 21 2013, 8:13 PM

bookenthusiast: Tony was creepy for me for other reasons but not his ¬† age…but now I <3 him!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:13 PM

Aleatha Romig: Amy, each book takes about 6 months… they are REALLY long ¬† and involved. Each book is taking longer to be sure it fits with the others!

Jan 21 2013, 8:14 PM

Aleatha Romig: And as for characters… in my heart Tony is Joe Magellano

Jan 21 2013, 8:14 PM

bookenthusiast: another movie question for you!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:14 PM

Jill Meixner Prandstatter: Hi Aleatha, I was wondering if you had had   any feelers about a movie for this series? I would love to see it on the   screen.

Jan 21 2013, 8:14 PM

Aleatha Romig: and Claire is Natalie Portman…

Jan 21 2013, 8:14 PM

Aleatha Romig: No, not really. My agent has fielded a few questions, but ¬† nothing “real”. Keep your fingers crossed

Jan 21 2013, 8:15 PM

JL Brooks: greetings Aleatha… I had a question. Have you considered ¬† building more on her estranged relationship with her sister and brother in ¬† law? I mean he kind of ruined thier lives

Jan 21 2013, 8:15 PM

Aleatha Romig: JL, do you mean in Convicted or as a spin off series?

Jan 21 2013, 8:15 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I know, I knew you’d come around! Heehee!

Jan 21 2013, 8:15 PM

JackieDunn: I’m dying here!! There has been only one other book that I ¬† have read that has stayed with me like your books! I keep thinking about ¬† these characters like I know them personally! You are so very talented!

Jan 21 2013, 8:16 PM

bookenthusiast: waiting for JL’s response to show up!

Jan 21 2013, 8:16 PM

Aleatha Romig: Jackie, thank you! I promise, I’ve lost sleep over them too!

Jan 21 2013, 8:17 PM

Amber Gleisner: That is talent. Especially considering the amount of twists ¬† and turns that all flow and fall into place. That is an interesting way to ¬† write. I have many pieces of a story, but have yet to sit down to put it ¬† altogether. I am trying. Taking up reading again, now beta reading, being in ¬† my senior year in college, having four kids (two of which teenagers), and ¬† work…. My plate started overflowing a loooong time ago.

Jan 21 2013, 8:17 PM

JL Brooks: In Convicted yes, however I may have just planted a little   seed

Jan 21 2013, 8:17 PM

Aleatha Romig: Wow Amber… don’t give up.. life will give you the right ¬† time!

Jan 21 2013, 8:18 PM

Aleatha Romig: JL… Emily and John are in Convicted! Kinda big!

Jan 21 2013, 8:18 PM

Aleatha Romig: tease… sorry!

Jan 21 2013, 8:19 PM

bookenthusiast: ahhhh

Jan 21 2013, 8:19 PM

Erin Knaus: so I love that tony is older, it makes it more believeable   that he is a billionare at this age

Jan 21 2013, 8:19 PM

Amy Jennings: I always thought he was attractive…looking but maybe I ¬† missed something. After everything he did to Claire kidnapping, beating…I ¬† just don’t like him. I am totally hoping he is convicted in the 3rd book

Jan 21 2013, 8:19 PM

Aleatha Romig: I agree Erin. He’s spent his whole life accumulating $

Jan 21 2013, 8:19 PM

bookenthusiast: Amy I was so like you for all of book 1 and most of book ¬† 2…he grew on me!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:20 PM

Aleatha Romig: Amy, that’s fine. Like I said, I love evoking emotions. But, ¬† remember Love and Hate are VERY close!

Jan 21 2013, 8:20 PM

bookenthusiast: Mary going to approve your message even though I think   Aleatha answered so you can then ask some more

Jan 21 2013, 8:20 PM

Mary Steltner Himebaugh: So when can we officially expect   Convicted?

Jan 21 2013, 8:20 PM

bookenthusiast: Man did you stir emotions out of me!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:20 PM

bookenthusiast: I cursed too much

Jan 21 2013, 8:21 PM

Aleatha Romig: No official date… too many variables… but I’m aiming for ¬† late 13 early 14. If I produce early, you’re all happy. If I don’t you aren’t ¬† disappointed.

Jan 21 2013, 8:21 PM

Gladys Medina: Hi Aleatha! First of all thanks for writing such an amazing   series. You are very talented. I noticed the very deep psychological   foundation for your characters. Are you in the psychology field?

Jan 21 2013, 8:21 PM

Aleatha Romig: ha ha! cursing and ereader harm… my specialty!

Jan 21 2013, 8:21 PM

bookenthusiast: oh yes!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:22 PM

Aleatha Romig: I minored in psychology…. loved it! I find it very ¬† interesting and most of my reading and tv viewing is of the psychological ¬† variety. My daughter is about to grad. with a Psych. major.

Jan 21 2013, 8:22 PM

Aleatha Romig: In real life, I’m a dental hygienist

Jan 21 2013, 8:22 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Just wanted to tell you the “dream” scene was ¬† brilliant! I mean you threw us for a loop big time later in the story!

Jan 21 2013, 8:22 PM

bookenthusiast: Thanks Mary for hanging in there..i didn’t realize you ¬† couldn’t ask another until I approved it

Jan 21 2013, 8:23 PM

bookenthusiast: I agree susan!! I was flipping

Jan 21 2013, 8:23 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you Susan… I had fun with that…. but, I want ¬† people to realize, she “Compartmentalized” the truth away.. ¬† obviously, one would know they had sex!

Jan 21 2013, 8:24 PM

Erin Knaus: and he is creepy in other ways

Jan 21 2013, 8:24 PM

Ashley Talbott Ray: Everything happens so quickly at the end of Truth… Spoiler ¬† question… So am I understanding correctly that Tony is now missing because ¬† his plane went down? And was anyone important with him?

Jan 21 2013, 8:24 PM

Aleatha Romig: Erin! Jan 21 2013, 8:24 PM

Aleatha Romig: Well, in the Afterward Tony is missing… who was with him ¬† wasn’t mentioned

Jan 21 2013, 8:25 PM

Amy Jennings: Joe Magellano sweet baby Jesus! whew i can see that.

Jan 21 2013, 8:25 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: I think Tony deserves to be loved

Jan 21 2013, 8:25 PM

Aleatha Romig: Now, Amy… change your opinion??

Jan 21 2013, 8:25 PM

Jill Meixner¬†Prandstatter: I think Tony has been used almost as much ¬† as Claire….Will we be getting more info on his relationship with Catherine?

Jan 21 2013, 8:25 PM

bookenthusiast: I like this question!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:25 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you Alicia, everyone does. And to be honest, he never ¬† really has been… before Claire.

Jan 21 2013, 8:26 PM

Aleatha Romig: Jill, some… but I hesitate to give too much insight into ¬† Catherine… I don’t want to make her “real”… like that you feel ¬† sorry for her. We know her basic past.

Jan 21 2013, 8:26 PM

Mary Steltner Himebaugh: I was hoping to get a redo. I loved the   swing of emotions that the books brought out in me.

Jan 21 2013, 8:27 PM

Aleatha Romig: A redo?

Jan 21 2013, 8:27 PM

bookenthusiast: oh she asked a repeated question and then couldn’t ask ¬† another until I approved

Jan 21 2013, 8:27 PM

Lorie¬†Economos: Aleatha – Do we ever find out why Harry and Amber have ¬† differnt¬†last names? Harry Baldwin & Amber McCoy? (we’ve all figured out ¬† by now that nothing in Consquences or Truth is by accident)

Jan 21 2013, 8:28 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes, you will find out.. no it wasn’t by accident. I had it ¬† in Truth, but I had to cut… it still ended up long… but the original ¬† manuscript was about 20K words longer! I am very long winded

Jan 21 2013, 8:28 PM

bookenthusiast: Did you check out the Goodreads link to the support group   yet?

Jan 21 2013, 8:28 PM

JackieDunn: Spoiler alert….. Hmmm…..did Emily and John have ¬† something to do with the intrigue at the end of Truth?? Something like ¬† payback??

Jan 21 2013, 8:29 PM

bookenthusiast: I joined the other day and I can’t wait to read some scenes ¬† from Tony’s POV

Jan 21 2013, 8:29 PM

Aleatha Romig: Good try Jackie… we will learn in Convicted

Jan 21 2013, 8:29 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I also LOVED Tony’s reaction! His bringing up their ages, ¬† lol!

Jan 21 2013, 8:30 PM

bookenthusiast: I can’t wait to find out in convicted…good question Lorie

Jan 21 2013, 8:30 PM

Aleatha Romig: Susan, you mean to the pregnancy? I think I read that you ¬† liked that on the GR thread. One of my beta readers thought he should have ¬† reacted differently.. happier… my husband who is Tony’s age (no other ¬† similarities) said his reaction was more realistic…blown away!

Jan 21 2013, 8:31 PM

Charlette¬†Friendy Bell: I read Truth during a car ride to GA in ¬† October and I couldn’t put it down. I hope you keep writing books with all ¬† the twists and turns.

Jan 21 2013, 8:31 PM

bookenthusiast: Anyone having trouble getting a question posted…any ¬† strange warnings on Chatroll…then FB me and I will try and figure it out! ¬† Thanks

Jan 21 2013, 8:31 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you Charlette! I love twists and turns… I’m not much ¬† for cookie cutter stories. I like to be kept on my toes!

Jan 21 2013, 8:32 PM

Amber Gleisner: Instead of the idea of the books being a movie, do you think ¬† they would be better as a TV series… like HBO or something?

Jan 21 2013, 8:32 PM

Erin Knaus: you know how hard it was not to tell you what was going on   Debra

Jan 21 2013, 8:32 PM

bookenthusiast: Erin…I couldn’t take the teasing I got from you and ¬† everyone!! Err lol

Jan 21 2013, 8:32 PM

Aleatha Romig: Amber, I would love to see them on the big screen… but ¬† that would be fun too!

Jan 21 2013, 8:32 PM

Gladys Medina: Does your coworkers and family know about your books? If so,   how did they reacted to such a powerful story

Jan 21 2013, 8:33 PM

Aleatha Romig: I love reading threads when readers tease people who aren’t ¬† done… so fun!

Jan 21 2013, 8:33 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes, they all know! My boss read about 1 chapter and ¬† couldn’t get over the fact Claire couldn’t wear underwear!

Jan 21 2013, 8:33 PM

bookenthusiast: fun for you! not me

Aleatha Romig: Most of my family has been great!

Jan 21 2013, 8:33 PM

Mary Steltner Himebaugh: Do we see more of Harry and Amber in   Convicted too?

Aleatha Romig: sorry      ha   ha.. Debra

bookenthusiast: it’s ok because I know the Truth now!

Aleatha Romig: Yes, Harry and Amber are in Convicted too. Harry is too hot   to let go!

Aleatha Romig: Me too! If they ever become movies or a series I want to be ¬† involved in casting… very involved!

Amy Jennings: ok a little      Thank   you for sharing your talents and be so generous with your time. I recently   won a signed book of cons and truth, it made my day that you signed it with a   personal message. will you be attending any of the author signing events ?   Vegas in August or New Orleans in October?

Aleatha Romig: I’m glad you enjoyed Amy! Yes, I’m going to Boston, but not ¬† on the panel… just going. I will be an “author” in San Francisco, ¬† New Orleans and possibly Atlanta for RWA.

bookenthusiast: I have a question for ya! Was there any particular scene   that was difficult to write in either or both Consequences and Truth??

Aleatha Romig: The most difficult was the Simmon thing in Consequences… ¬† him seeing Claire at the event and Tony’s reaction! I liked having things ¬† “good” and didn’t want it to change..but knew it needed to!

Lorie¬†Economos: I’m assuming we haven’t heard the last of Sophia….

Aleatha Romig: Of course not…now you know the Truth about why she’s ¬† significant… what will happen to her?

Laura Reinhardt Greenwood: Was framing Claire for his attempted ¬† murder part of Tony’s original plan or was it because she left him? The ¬† poisoning happened at the 22 month mark which was the same amount of time his ¬† grandfather spent in prison.

bookenthusiast: AHHH you’re torturing us!!

bookenthusiast: Sorry Susan you’re next

Aleatha Romig: Good observation… Something was to happen at that time ¬† period.. as Tony tells Claire, the consequence she received was to save ¬† her…fulfill his promise to Nathaniel and give Claire an out

Aleatha Romig: sorry to torture…well, not really

bookenthusiast: Alicia I see your questions

Susan Sloan Sarver: Yes Aleatha his reaction to the pregnancy, it was great! He   seemed shocked and the only thing that came to his mind was his age, lol!   Especially since he never seemed to consider children before

Aleatha Romig: Right…for someone who is in control of his whole world.. ¬† the pregnancy came out of left field

JL Brooks: I want to know more about the Catherine and Tony dynamic,   wow!!!

bookenthusiast: haha he finally couldn’t control something

Aleatha Romig: Yes, obviously what “we saw” was not their real ¬† relationship.. Tony and Catherine/ Marie

Alicia Collins-Dennis: How did you come up with the idea of the   silver baby rattler with the creepy inscription.

Aleatha Romig: Exactly Debra, he had NO control over the baby or Claire’s ¬† decisions.. a real awakening for him!

bookenthusiast: I loved it…he was floored!!

Aleatha Romig: Alicia, it just came to me… I really sit down and let the ¬† story write itself…

Mary Steltner Himebaugh: Amen to that. And yes to Joe Montangna I   see you are a Criminal Minds watcher as well. Does that give you any ideas?

Aleatha Romig: It was creepy

bookenthusiast: So if you have a question waiting to be answered you ¬† probably won’t be able to ask another until I send it Aleatha’s way

Amber Gleisner: I have read a few series that I think could benefit more as ¬† a series rather than a movie… that way less would have to be cut out and ¬† the story ruined like The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo. The movie was ¬† absolutely horrible; they ruined the plot! You ever thought of just writing a ¬† screen play with similarities as to not take away from the books? That would ¬† be ingenious, I mean, base it on the books but not the entirety of them… ¬† maybe gain some new readers….

Aleatha Romig: That’s a great idea.. do you have more hours I could borrow?

Ashley Talbott Ray: Where can we find the GR support group with the Tony’s POV?

bookenthusiast: Ashley I linked it to the dashboard of this chat.

Amy Jennings: oh in if its on hbo then Joe Magellano could easily be   contracted???

Aleatha Romig: I’m not sure… but I’m willing to negotiate!

Jan 21 2013, 8:44 PM

Lorie¬†Economos: Will any part of Convicted be from Tony’s POV?

Jan 21 2013, 8:45 PM

Aleatha Romig: Lorie… some, but I tend to delete a lot of what I write in ¬† his POV. Not knowing his thoughts adds to his mystery.

Jan 21 2013, 8:45 PM

Gladys Medina: Yay! Can’t wait to meet you in Boston

Jan 21 2013, 8:45 PM

bookenthusiast: Me either…I am going!!! Super excited!

Jan 21 2013, 8:46 PM

Aleatha Romig: But, I had fun writing his POV’s for GR! It has been ¬† suggested to rewrite in his POV???

Jan 21 2013, 8:46 PM

Aleatha Romig: I’m excited about Boston too… it’s my first event like ¬† that.

Jan 21 2013, 8:46 PM

bookenthusiast: that would be awesome and a bit scary

Jan 21 2013, 8:46 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yea, glad you’ll be there too!

Jan 21 2013, 8:46 PM

Sara Gerhart: At what point in Consequences did Tony begin to truly fall   in love with Claire? Did he ask her to marry him as part of his evil plan or   did he do that because he really loved her?

Jan 21 2013, 8:47 PM

bookenthusiast: Anyone going?

Jan 21 2013, 8:47 PM

Aleatha Romig: He did it because he’d fallen for her. It started before the ¬† barbecue… he fought it. He really wanted to marry her.

Jan 21 2013, 8:47 PM

Chrissy Smiley: Who is your inspiration?

Jan 21 2013, 8:48 PM

Lorie¬†Economos: I’ll be in Boston, too!

Jan 21 2013, 8:48 PM

Amy Jennings: not going to boston but doing the vegas one and possibly   nola

Jan 21 2013, 8:48 PM

Aleatha Romig: For Tony.. he is a combination of people I’ve read about or ¬† watched.

Jan 21 2013, 8:48 PM

Amber Gleisner: LOL. I wish I had hours to spare.

Jan 21 2013, 8:48 PM

Jill Meixner Prandstatter: So now that the books have taken off do   you plan to write full time? I must be very hard to do it with another full   time job.

Jan 21 2013, 8:48 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thanks, I’d take them.

Jan 21 2013, 8:49 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I know it did and I think it helped s

Jan 21 2013, 8:49 PM

Aleatha Romig: I’d love to. I’m toying with cutting back on work, but this ¬† is so unpredictable. I mean, it could all end tomorrow

Jan 21 2013, 8:49 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: I also believe that Claire in the back of   her mind really wanted a baby.

Jan 21 2013, 8:50 PM

Aleatha Romig: She did mention in her thoughts about a baby in Consequences   when she talks about Sue being pregnant.

Jan 21 2013, 8:51 PMGladys Medina: Why was Marie able to copy his handwriting? And is there ¬†¬†¬† anything else she might have written?Jan 21 2013, 8:52 PMAleatha Romig: Well, let me say, she’s been with Tony for YEARS… I can ¬†¬†¬† copy my husband’s writing, as can our daughter… it isn’t that hard… men ¬†¬†¬† don’t write that neat!

Jan 21 2013, 8:52 PM

Aleatha Romig: Oh, anything else… possibly

Jan 21 2013, 8:52 PM

Chrissy Smiley: Was hoping that you’d be going to Vegas

Jan 21 2013, 8:53 PM

Aleatha Romig: I’m not sure I qualify for Vegas…

Jan 21 2013, 8:53 PM

Amy Jennings: good question about him falling for her. i forgot that     one.

Jan 21 2013, 8:53 PM

Aleatha Romig: no, I think that ability is common, copying writing

Jan 21 2013, 8:54 PM

jstep1103: Will we get closure with Sophia in Convicted or are you     planning to do a spin off series with her

Jan 21 2013, 8:54 PM

Aleatha Romig: I really can’t answer that without giving out a spoiler. ¬†¬†¬† But I know!

Jan 21 2013, 8:54 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I’m lost too, lol! I think it was about the pregnancy. I ¬†¬†¬† think I was referring to the pregancy shocking Tony, but I think it’s what ¬†¬†¬† softened him. It took forever to post so I don’t remember what I was ¬†¬†¬† commenting too, lol!!

Jan 21 2013, 8:54 PM

bookenthusiast: that’s just wrong!!! LOL

Jan 21 2013, 8:55 PM

Aleatha Romig: ha ha.. it did soften him a bit… he was headed that way, ¬†¬†¬† but the pregnancy blew him away… but it shouldn’t be shocking NO ONE can ¬†¬†¬† have that much sex with out consequences!

Jan 21 2013, 8:55 PM

Aleatha Romig: Debra, sorry…

Jan 21 2013, 8:55 PM

bookenthusiast: lol…just wrong that’s all I’m sayin’

Jan 21 2013, 8:56 PM

Amber Gleisner: I have to get some school work done and some stuff on my     blog done. Have a good night all! Keep up the wonderful writing Aleatha!

Jan 21 2013, 8:56 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you Amber! Never give up! I’d love to read what you ¬†¬†¬† write

Jan 21 2013, 8:59 PM

Chrissy Smiley: Why don’t you think that you wouldn’t qualify for Vegas?

Jan 21 2013, 8:59 PM

Amy Jennings: ok when and where is the boston event? what is the name?

Jan 21 2013, 9:00 PM

bookenthusiast: I will try to send the link

Jan 21 2013, 9:00 PM

bookenthusiast: http://bostonauthorevent.blogspot.com/p/event-book-list.html

Jan 21 2013, 9:00 PM

bookenthusiast: there you go Amy

Jan 21 2013, 9:00 PM

Aleatha Romig: Chrissy, I seem to remember the Vegas event is more for     erotic writers

Jan 21 2013, 9:00 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thanks!

Jan 21 2013, 9:00 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Wouldn’t you like to be in her head! lol

Ja 21 2013, 9:00 PM

Aleatha Romig: Mine?

Jan 21 2013, 9:01 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Yes Aleatha, lol! My comments are taking forever and then     no one understands them!

Jan 21 2013, 9:01 PM

bookenthusiast: sorry

Jan 21 2013, 9:01 PM

bookenthusiast: trying susan

Jan 21 2013, 9:01 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: It’s alright

Jan 21 2013, 9:02 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: Will you be signing books in Boston? I’m ¬†¬†¬† bringing mine just in case.

Jan 21 2013, 9:03 PM

bookenthusiast: have you enter to win an autographed copy of truth yet?     Ends tomorrow

Jan 21 2013, 9:03 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes, I will. I won’t be in the “event” but ¬†¬†¬† hopefully something will be arranged for after. If nothing formal is ¬†¬†¬† arranged,well just take over some poor bar!

Jan 21 2013, 9:03 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: No I need to enter! I never win anything

Jan 21 2013, 9:04 PM

Aleatha Romig: Don’t give up…

Jan 21 2013, 9:04 PM

bookenthusiast: Go enter Susan!! www.thebookenthusiast.net

             

The Book Enthusiast

Jan 21 2013, 9:04 PM

Chrissy Smiley: It’s a mix of authors, there’s YA, NA, Contemporary ¬†¬†¬† authors going

Jan 21 2013, 9:04 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Ok I will

Jan 21 2013, 9:05 PM

Aleatha Romig: Chrissy… maybe it is a different event than the one I ¬†¬†¬† heard about. What is the date of the one you’re talking about?

Jan 21 2013, 9:05 PM

Chrissy Smiley: Aug16-20

Jan 21 2013, 9:06 PM

Aleatha Romig: Chrissy… I will look into it… can you send me a link? ¬†¬†¬† to my facebook?

Jan 21 2013, 9:07 PM

bookenthusiast: now in truth Claire infuriated me with things like going ¬†¬†¬† back to his home and going to eat with him…etc etc. why would she do such ¬†¬†¬† a thing

Jan 21 2013, 9:08 PM

Chrissy Smiley: Yes, I can

Jan 21 2013, 9:09 PM

Aleatha Romig: She went to dinner because she didn’t cancel… and she ¬†¬†¬† went to his house to see Catherine… but she REALLY wanted to go to ¬†¬†¬† Caleb’s wedding

Jan 21 2013, 9:10 PM

Danna¬†Velilla F: I have a question that is quite “spoilerish”. ¬†¬†¬† When Catherine calls Sophia at the end of Truth, the fact that she ¬†¬†¬† (Sophia)was kindda crying/depressed has anything to do with the ¬†¬†¬† conversation she had with Tony?

Jan 21 2013, 9:11 PM

Aleatha Romig: Danna… she never talked to Tony… the FBI came

Jan 21 2013, 9:11 PM

bookenthusiast: I know but it pissed me off! I was yelling at the ipad ¬†¬†¬† …family thinks I am a bit off the rocker when I read your books!

Jan 21 2013, 9:12 PM

bookenthusiast: Amy your awesome will post in a minute

Jan 21 2013, 9:12 PM

Aleatha Romig: Again, emotions…. and seriously, don’t you enjoy them ¬† together…the tension.. I LOVE IT!

Jan 21 2013, 9:13 PM

bookenthusiast: It’s a love/hate relationship for sure!

Jan 21 2013, 9:13 PM

Aleatha Romig: Back to the books…

Jan 21 2013, 9:13 PM

Amy Jennings: i found the requirements for vegas *Have had a novel on the   NY Times list, USA Today list, or Amazon/Barnes and Noble top 100

Jan 21 2013, 9:14 PM

Aleatha Romig: ¬†¬† ¬† so ¬† close… but made it only to 131 on Amazon… not in top 100

Jan 21 2013, 9:14 PM

Danna¬†Velilla F: Ohhh… I had that doubt there. I read in such a rush that I ¬† might have lost some bits. Surely doing a re-read now.

Jan 21 2013, 9:14 PM

Aleatha Romig: I love that people are rereading! Thank you!!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:14 PM

jstep1103: Well girls I had fun chatting but I have a book I have to   read and a little girl who needs a bath I LOVED CHATTING WITH YOU ALEATHA AND   LIKE ALWAYS WONDERFUL JOB DEBRA!!!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:14 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you for joining us!

Jan 21 2013, 9:15 PM

bookenthusiast: Thanks jstep…join me for my upcoming chats…posted on my ¬† blog!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:15 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: Yay!!! Yes, I entered but I still would ¬† love to meet Aleatha. I’ll be in Boston and I’ll be looking for the bar.

Aleatha Romig: Alicia, I will post info about a “get together” ¬† once I know. I’m staying at the Omni.

Jan 21 2013, 9:16 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I started rambling about the books to my husband and I know   he thought I was nuts! I had no one to talk to!

Jan 21 2013, 9:16 PM

bookenthusiast: Thank goodness for blogging…if I read this without the ¬† chance to spill it on my FB page I would surely have been committed!

Jan 21 2013, 9:16 PM

Aleatha Romig: That is where the groups online are great.. but tell all ¬† your friends so you can chat together and decide how I should go… and see ¬† if I do!

Jan 21 2013, 9:16 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: When my 16 year old daughter heard me describing stuff she   wanted to read! lol

Jan 21 2013, 9:16 PM

bookenthusiast: Oh no Susan!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:17 PM

Charlette¬†Friendy Bell: come on guys… get the word out and let’s ¬† get her on the 100 list in Amazon….

Jan 21 2013, 9:17 PM

Aleatha Romig: My neighbor’s daughter read it, when she was 16-¬†17… I was ¬† like, ummmm…. welll……but, they haven’t moved!

Jan 21 2013, 9:17 PM

Aleatha Romig: I love you Charlette!

Jan 21 2013, 9:17 PM

bookenthusiast: Yes, it deserves to be in top 10!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:17 PM

Chrissy Smiley: Maybe with Maryse doing a review you’ll get bumped

Jan 21 2013, 9:18 PM

bookenthusiast: LMAO…you are too funny Aleatha…are they still talking to ¬† you though??

Jan 21 2013, 9:18 PM

bookenthusiast: Chrissy good point she is the queen of bloggers!

Jan 21 2013, 9:18 PM

Aleatha Romig: She’s already bumped me up tons… I was so close on Sat. ¬† morning at 131… then the sales continued, actually increased…but the rank ¬† went up (wrong way)

Jan 21 2013, 9:18 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: Cool. I’ll be looking for that post ¬† Aleatha. I’m so excited.

Jan 21 2013, 9:18 PM

Jill Meixner¬†Prandstatter: The guy I always pictured as Tony was Tom ¬† Hardy….without the tats

Jan 21 2013, 9:19 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes, they’re still talking to me! And I need to look up Tom ¬† Hardy? I’m not against Jon Hamm (I mean, I’d like to be… but once ¬† again…married)

Jan 21 2013, 9:20 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I’ve told all my friends! A couple have yet to start/finish!

Jan 21 2013, 9:20 PM

Aleatha Romig: Keep watching my FB and Twitter. I promise to get the word   out!

Jan 21 2013, 9:20 PM

Aleatha Romig: I understand.. I have a friend that took over a year to read ¬† Consequences! (seriously..) I gave her Truth when it came out…she’s on page ¬† 45

Jan 21 2013, 9:21 PM

Amy Jennings: omg we all have to send recommendations out on goodreads and   fb. can everyone commit to this?

Jan 21 2013, 9:21 PM

Erin Knaus: so I think the reason claire went to tony is to get more   dirt on him so to speak and to make it seem like she still had the upper hand
Jan 21 2013, 9:22 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes, you’re right… about the dinner… she did want to get ¬† more info. And show her new found independence. For Iowa, she wanted to see ¬† Catherine (whom she thought of as a mother) and for the wedding

Jan 21 2013, 9:22 PM

Aleatha Romig: You go Amy!

Jan 21 2013, 9:22 PM

bookenthusiast: Besides Tony and Claire who is your favorite character to   write?

Jan 21 2013, 9:23 PM

Aleatha Romig: I really like Courtney!

Jan 21 2013, 9:23 PM

Chrissy Smiley: Well there’s still time between now and August ¬†¬† ¬† I ¬† signed in late, so I’m not sure if this already got answered but are you ¬† still hoping to get the third book done before the end of the year?

Jan 21 2013, 9:23 PM

bookenthusiast: that’s ok repeat questions are fine!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:24 PM

Aleatha Romig: The exact date isn’t set… there are many variables… but ¬† yes, late 13 / early 14

Jan 21 2013, 9:24 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Of course my daughter didn’t hear about any of the juicy ¬† parts, lol!

Jan 21 2013, 9:24 PM

bookenthusiast: lol…

Jan 21 2013, 9:24 PM

Aleatha Romig: Of course,

Jan 21 2013, 9:24 PM

Erin Knaus: Man I am always slow to the convo….. day late and a dollar ¬† short story of my life

Jan 21 2013, 9:25 PM

Aleatha Romig: my friend’s daughter did! Ekkk

Jan 21 2013, 9:25 PM

bookenthusiast: OMG!

Jan 21 2013, 9:25 PM

Amy Jennings: already sent out 100 and recommended on the author   appreciation fb page the other day which for the .99 a few went and purchased   it

Jan 21 2013, 9:25 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: Oh no!

Jan 21 2013, 9:26 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you Amy! Wow!!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:26 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: Did Nathaniel really want Marie to take out Tony like that?   It seemed like he thought Tony would do a better job than him or Samuel.

Jan 21 2013, 9:26 PM

Aleatha Romig: Susan… the delay is tough.. what no?!

Jan 21 2013, 9:27 PM

bookenthusiast: about you’re neighbor’s daughter

Jan 21 2013, 9:27 PM

bookenthusiast: but correct me if I am wrong susan

Jan 21 2013, 9:27 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: That your friends daughter read the “juicy” parts, ¬† lol

Jan 21 2013, 9:27 PM

Aleatha Romig: No! I don’t think Nathaniel EVER wanted his revenge to ¬† extend to Tony… he cared deeply for Anton, he trusted him with all his ¬† secrets… Marie just took it to the extreme!

Jan 21 2013, 9:28 PM

bookenthusiast: I knew she was up to no good!

Jan 21 2013, 9:28 PM

Erin Knaus: I have told all of my friends to read the books….

Jan 21 2013, 9:28 PM

Chrissy Smiley: I was scared to read Truth after reading Consequences my   stomach was in knots. So glad that I went ahead and read Truth! Loved all the   twists and turns.

Jan 21 2013, 9:28 PM

bookenthusiast: I was the same way Chrissy I had to read another book in   between

Jan 21 2013, 9:28 PM

bookenthusiast: did anyone else feel that way?

Jan 21 2013, 9:29 PM

bookenthusiast: anyone read them back to back?

Jan 21 2013, 9:29 PM

Aleatha Romig: Oh, about my neighbor’s daughter.. yea, I know… honestly, ¬† teenagers know more than we give them credit. I could probably take ¬† lessons…not from her..but from the “teenage”group as a whole. My ¬† neighbor’s daughter is a sweetie… I’ve known her since she was 3. (ugg)

Jan 21 2013, 9:29 PM

bookenthusiast: anyone having trouble getting a question across..PM me on FB

Jan 21 2013, 9:29 PM

bookenthusiast: www.facebook.com/thebookenthusiast

bookenthusiast: I will try and figure it out

Jan 21 2013, 9:30 PM

bookenthusiast: kim posting but please clarify

Jan 21 2013, 9:30 PM

Kim Spond Cosby: I Ok

Jan 21 2013, 9:30 PM

Aleatha Romig: Chrissy..I’m glad you kept reading… Truth is an easier read ¬† than Consequecnes… it was easier to write too!

Jan 21 2013, 9:31 PM

Aleatha Romig: Kim, you read them back to back?

Jan 21 2013, 9:31 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: Well I learned about your book through the   bloggers reviews too. And I was like I need to read this and then when I saw   the chat I devoured ur books.

Jan 21 2013, 9:31 PM

bookenthusiast: YAY!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:31 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you Alicia… we can chat in Boston… just no wine!

Jan 21 2013, 9:31 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I was thinking the same about Samuel in regards to   Anton/Tony, Catherine is a snake!

Jan 21 2013, 9:32 PM

bookenthusiast: I think everyone is going to come up to you with a drink in   their hands for you!

Jan 21 2013, 9:32 PM

bookenthusiast: I hope Catherine gets hers in Convicted!

Jan 21 2013, 9:33 PM

Aleatha Romig: OK.. now consider where Marie came from. She was ¬† “disowned” by her family after she was raped by her UNCLE! The only ¬† person who showed her love was nathaniel who showed his love by reeking ¬† revenge on her family… he taught her the way of revenge

Jan 21 2013, 9:33 PM

Amy Jennings: oh i was so excited at the beginning of truth, claire seemed   so strong. then i got mad at her!

Jan 21 2013, 9:33 PM

Erin Knaus: I did I read them back to back!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:33 PM

bookenthusiast: I know you did Erin…I don’t know how you did it!

Jan 21 2013, 9:34 PM

Aleatha Romig: I’m rather protective of Claire! She never stops being ¬† strong… her goals change once she realizes she is pregnant… it changes ¬† EVERYTHING

Jan 21 2013, 9:34 PM

bookenthusiast: I now Amy I had the same response.

Jan 21 2013, 9:34 PM

Chrissy Smiley: ended up reading both with in a 2 day period, let’s just say ¬† nothing got done at home. lol

Jan 21 2013, 9:34 PM

bookenthusiast: I don’t know how you did that Chrissy!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:34 PM

Aleatha Romig: ha ha! You are all great! I can’t imagine people doing that ¬† with all three.. but they could?

Jan 21 2013, 9:35 PM

Aleatha Romig: It takes longer to write them than read them!

Jan 21 2013, 9:35 PM

Jill Meixner Prandstatter: I think that Marie has had this secret   wish to have her daughter have everything Tony has and all of her   manipulations have been to that end.

Jan 21 2013, 9:35 PM

Aleatha Romig: Jill… interesting thought!

Jan 21 2013, 9:35 PM

bookenthusiast: I know you are protective of ¬† Claire…Everytime I posted I wanted to hit Claire you defended her quite ¬† nicely!! lol

Jan 21 2013, 9:36 PM

Danna¬†Velilla F: I read them back to back. I did put Consequences down a few ¬† times so I didn’t kill my iPad (which I felt compulsed to do SEVERAL times), ¬† and took 2 days to have a life before reading Truth.

Jan 21 2013, 9:36 PMAleatha Romig: I really am! I can’t help it. I wrote her to be strong… ¬† and I never saw her as weakJan 21 2013, 9:36 PMbookenthusiast: I never wanted to hard a electronic¬†device before but Danna ¬† I understand!Jan 21 2013, 9:37 PM

Aleatha Romig: Danna! Ha ha.. I have been told my books should come with a   warning: may cause harm to your e-reader

Jan 21 2013, 9:37 PM

bookenthusiast: I don’t think she’s weak..personally a bit na√Įve maybe at ¬† times…but by the end she is totally different

Jan 21 2013, 9:37 PM

bookenthusiast: they really should

Jan 212013, 9:37 PM

Amy Jennings: i read them back to back as well. i think i had a 3 day   breather

Jan 21 2013, 9:38 PM

bookenthusiast: lots of back to back readers!

Jan 21 2013, 9:38 PM

Susan Sloan Sarver: I read them straight back to back! I picked up Consequences ¬† on a snow day so I was home from work/school, couldn’t put it down!! Then ¬† went straight to Truth no waiting for me!

Jan 21 2013, 9:38 PM

Aleatha Romig: Back to my Claire… she survived Consequences… that ¬† wasn’t a given. Then in Truth she learned she had power over Tony… that was ¬† empowering

Jan 21 2013, 9:38 PM

Aleatha Romig: You all rock!

Jan 21 2013, 9:38 PM

Jill Meixner Prandstatter: You were very vocal about how you were   feeling while reading the book!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:39 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes, I was concerned!

Jan 21 2013, 9:39 PM

bookenthusiast: haha Jill you know I was…if I didn’t say it I would’ve ¬† exploded!

Jan 21 2013, 9:39 PM

bookenthusiast: lmao…it’s all your fault Aleatha!

Jan 21 2013, 9:39 PM

Aleatha Romig: I totally accept responsibility!

Jan 21 2013, 9:39 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: Marie def took it to the extreme. I can’t wait for Tony and ¬† Claire to get her!

Jan 21 2013, 9:40 PM

bookenthusiast: at least you can take ownership!

Jan 21 2013, 9:40 PM

bookenthusiast: 20 minutes we are winding down…get your question in before ¬† time runs out!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:40 PM

Aleatha Romig: Kimberly, thanks… Yes, the thing was… Catherine needed ¬† Tony as long as Patrick Chester was a threat

Jan 21 2013, 9:40 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: Yes, Catherine has really pissed off the   wrong people. Karma is a you know what

Jan 21 2013, 9:40 PM

Aleatha Romig: But, after he died… things changed

Jan 21 2013, 9:41 PM

Aleatha Romig: If Catherine hadn’t sent Phil to help Claire disappear, she ¬† never would have known.

Jan 21 2013, 9:41 PM

bookenthusiast: yeah Patrick new the “truth”

Jan 21 2013, 9:41 PM

Aleatha Romig: Tony nor Catherine knew of Claire’s “relationship” ¬† with Phil

Jan 21 2013, 9:41 PM

Erin Knaus: oh I had to I needed to know what was going on with the mind   F**k

Jan 21 2013, 9:42 PM

Aleatha Romig: ha ha! I used that term today at work and one of my friends   about lost it!

Jan 21 2013, 9:42 PM

bookenthusiast: both were intense but there was no way I could read back to   back that was a first

Jan 21 2013, 9:42 PM

bookenthusiast: I needed the break because my emotions couldn’t handle it

Jan 21 2013, 9:42 PM

Charlette¬†Friendy Bell: Yes… I put my Kindle down a few times ¬† while reading both books…

Jan 21 2013, 9:42 PM

Aleatha Romig: hmmm… I think you gave me another reason????

Jan 21 2013, 9:43 PM

bookenthusiast: I tried hard in my review to NOT drop the four letter word   again!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:43 PM

Aleatha Romig: Charlette, I’m glad no damage came to your Kindle

Jan 21 2013, 9:43 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: I can’t wait to see how you take her down lol.

Jan 21 2013, 9:43 PM

Aleatha Romig: This has been so fun

Jan 21 2013, 9:43 PM

Chrissy Smiley: I’m 2 hours behind ET, so I still need to get my youngest to ¬† bed. This was fun. Aleatha I’m going to double check for you about Vegas ¬†¬† ¬† Thanks!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:44 PM

Aleatha Romig: Kimberly…

Jan 21 2013, 9:44 PM

bookenthusiast: I agree Kimberly!

Jan 21 2013, 9:44 PM

Amy Jennings: i¬†got to run. thank you for your time again. I love your ¬† books and love how you are always available to us. I am going to work my ¬† damnedest to get you bumped up the list. I sent out 233 rec’s and posting to ¬† fb. good luck and i will be watching. chat with you later. Thx¬†bookenthusiast

Jan 21 2013, 9:44 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thanks Chrissy… we’re about done. Thanks for coming!

Jan 21 2013, 9:44 PM

Aleatha Romig: Amy… you rock! Thank you!

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

bookenthusiast: okay I have a few more questions if there aren’t any more I ¬† may end early…last chance everyone!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

Charlette Friendy Bell: It was great talking with you Aleatha !   Keep writing and good night all !

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

Aleatha Romig: Go for it!

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you!

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

Erin Knaus: ha I told my friends to read this book becuase it was a good   mind f**k

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

Aleatha Romig: ha ha

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

Aleatha Romig: I have a question for all of you

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

bookenthusiast: join me for my chats with Kelli Maine and Jodi Ellen Malpas   in Feb!

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

bookenthusiast: shoot!

Jan 21 2013, 9:45 PM

Jill Meixner Prandstatter: Yes thank you Aleatha!! this was great!

Jan 21 2013, 9:46 PM

Aleatha Romig: Did Tony ever show that he thought of Claire as an equal?   when?

Jan 21 2013, 9:46 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thanks!

Jan 21 2013, 9:46 PM

bookenthusiast: Question: Tony said in Truth that his biggest regret was   divoricing Claire. Did he intend to setup Claire for his attempted murder   when he proposed marriage or was he forced to get rid of Claire?

Jan 21 2013, 9:46 PM

bookenthusiast: this was from someone having trouble getting question in

Jan 21 2013, 9:47 PM

Erin Knaus: BANG!

Jan 21 2013, 9:47 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: I feel like you have an exact moment in mind but I think in   Truth he did. His actions alone showed he thought a hell of a lot more of her   then he did in Consequences.

Jan 21 2013, 9:48 PM

Aleatha Romig: That is kinda loaded… He loved Claire when he proposed and ¬† wanted to have her as his wife. He set her up to fulfill his promise to ¬† Nathaniel, but if she’d taken his “out” – the mental institution… ¬† then he would have been able to get her out. Forced… TBS (to be seen)

Jan 21 2013, 9:48 PM

bookenthusiast: I don’t think he ever did …not that I can recall…he was ¬† sort of impressed by her tries at control…but that’s just me

Jan 21 2013, 9:48 PM

Jill Meixner Prandstatter: By the end of Truth I think Tony actually   thinks Claire is too good for him!

Jan 21 2013, 9:49 PM

Aleatha Romig: I do have an exact scene in mind… it is when she goes in ¬† his office, while he’d talking to everyone about the rattle… when she walks ¬† to his side of the desk and dismisses the staff and he supports her…

Jan 21 2013, 9:49 PM

bookenthusiast: YES! I forgot about that!

Jan 21 2013, 9:49 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: At the end of Truth he had me in tears wondering why she   left him.

Jan 21 2013, 9:50 PM

Aleatha Romig: Kimberly, that got my mom too! And she HATED him! so I knew   I had something!

Jan 21 2013, 9:50 PM

bookenthusiast: yeah but he lets the evil one stay

Jan 21 2013, 9:50 PM

bookenthusiast: may have a bit of a convicted question for you ¬† Aleatha…willing to see it?

Jan 21 2013, 9:50 PM

Aleatha Romig: With the scene I described, he then “sets” her ¬† down in HIS chair… this is huge too!

Jan 21 2013, 9:51 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: That scene was awesome. They all kind of looked at him like   really?! and he dismissed them anyways!

Jan 21 2013, 9:51 PM

Aleatha Romig: He doesn’t know Catherine is evil… he never suspected!

Jan 21 2013, 9:51 PM

bookenthusiast: I know but I knew..lol

Jan 21 2013, 9:51 PM

Aleatha Romig: Yes! Kimberly…it was VERY BIG!

Jan 21 2013, 9:52 PM

Aleatha Romig: you knew, cause I write that way.. but HE didn’t! He has ¬† trusted few people…Catherine/ Marie was one

Jan 21 2013, 9:52 PM

bookenthusiast: I know…in my head it doesn’t matter though…lol…I hate ¬† her!!

Jan 21 2013, 9:52 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: I love that you kept Phil as a good guy the whole way   through!

Jan 21 2013, 9:52 PM

Aleatha Romig: He works for $… but I think he cares for Claire

Jan 21 2013, 9:53 PM

Desirae Norman Shie: I have an easy question..though with Tony, nothing is easy..   is there a happy ending for Claire and Tony and baby?

Jan 21 2013, 9:53 PM

Aleatha Romig: Oh, Desirae… that is so complicated… we’ll find out in ¬† Convicted. As I’ve said before, Claire deserves one!

Jan 21 2013, 9:54 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: Yea I’d really like to know what he thought when he found ¬† out what she did.

Jan 21 2013, 9:54 PM

Danna¬†Velilla F: What I found strange is that, after Tony’s dissapearance, ¬† Catherine was the sole beneficiary of his inheritance. Does that has anything ¬† to do with her wanting to send Claire and the baby away? And… the fact she ¬† could copy Tony’s handwriting?

Jan 21 2013, 9:55 PM

Aleatha Romig: Hmmmm… I think it goes back to him trusting her ¬† (catherine)… being that Claire and the baby are gone… She would be his ¬† closest “family”

Jan 21 2013, 9:55 PM

Erin Knaus: I wonder if it came to maries word vs claires word which one   he would believe

Jan 21 2013, 9:57 PM

Aleatha Romig: I think that’s a great question… when we go back to the ¬† scene I described, Tony asks Catherine to remove Claire from the room, but ¬† Claire defies Catherine and Tony (up until that point Catherine has always ¬† been able to control Claire) and Tony ALLOWS it!

Jan 21 2013, 9:57 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: Please let there be a HEA. My heart will be broken if there ¬† isn’t!! I hated Tony in the beginning but now I can’t even think of them not ¬† being together. He totally won me over in Truth! Harry who?! lol

Jan 21 2013, 9:58 PM

Aleatha Romig: ha ha!!! There are t-shirts… I<3 Tony and I <3 ¬† Harry!

Jan 21 2013, 9:59 PM

bookenthusiast: harry who that is how I feel now kimberly

Jan 21 2013, 9:59 PM

Desirae Norman Shie: Does Claire ever tell him about Catherine being behind it   all?

Jan 21 2013, 9:59 PM

Kimberly Rinaldi: Team Tony!

Jan 21 2013, 9:59 PM

bookenthusiast: Alicia your next!

Jan 21 2013, 9:59 PM

bookenthusiast: and your the last one!

Jan 21 2013, 9:59 PM

Aleatha Romig: Claire never told him in Truth… let’s see what happens in ¬† Convicted!

Jan 21 2013, 9:59 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: I still feel like in the back of mind Tony ¬† had kind of figured this out. He just hasn’t said anything.

Jan 21 2013, 10:00 PM

bookenthusiast: we don’t even know if tony is alive!

Jan 21 2013, 10:00 PM

Aleatha Romig: I don’t think Tony would have brought Claire to the estate ¬† if he thought she were in danger… he wanted her safe!

Jan 21 2013, 10:00 PM

Aleatha Romig: Good point Debra!

Jan 21 2013, 10:00 PM

Alicia Collins-Dennis: He’s a survivor. He’s alive.

Jan 21 2013, 10:00 PM

Danna¬†Velilla F: Can’t we have both? … just saying.

Jan 21 2013, 10:00 PM

bookenthusiast: okay that’s it folks! Thanks for join us!

Jan 21 2013, 10:01 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you all!!!

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Jan 21 2013, 10:01 PMbookenthusiast: I will be having 2 more chats in Feb. with authors Kelli   Maine and Jodi Ellen Malpas Come back and join meJan 21 2013, 10:01 PMbookenthusiast: Thank you Aleatha!!Jan 21 2013, 10:01 PM

bookenthusiast: This has been so much fun!!

Jan 21 2013, 10:01 PM

Aleatha Romig: Thank you Book entusiast!!! Seriously, I have had a great   time!