By now most of you have read or quoted this famous review of CONSEQUENCES which appeared on Amazon: I think I need therapy after reading this book

Summary: This story is powerful. It's deeply moving and very emotional. And, it's completely horrific. So, on one hand, it deserves five stars for being so good, but on the other hand, I might sleep better if I had just passed this one by. So, I am rating it 4 stars... because I did like the story even while I hated it. And, I will read the sequel, because I need to know good will triumph over evil...

Well, I started thinking... when does one believe they're in need of therapy and why? I did what everyone else does when they have a question - I Googled it!

According to Therapy and Counseling.Org people often seek counseling when they are overwhelmed and stressed due to various life circumstances. Sometimes they have had recent or past life traumas, such as abuse, loss, illness or accidents. Many times they begin therapy following a crisis, something that has turned their world upside down, like the addiction of a loved one, adultery, or witnessing a violent incident. It could be a feeling of aloneness and just wanting someone to listen and care.

Here is my question: Can a book bring out those feelings in someone?
and if it does... Is that bad? or Does it mean you're human - with the capacity to love, lust, hate, hurt and rejoice outside of yourself?

IF it is the former... doesn't that mean you’ve received a gift? I mean, sometimes real life gets tough. Sometimes it is amazing - but sometimes a break from reality is wonderful. Now if that "break" infiltrates your dreams at night and your thoughts during the day - isn't that a testimony to the author?
I recently experienced that with a series I read... and while worn out - I'm grateful.
BUT - more than that, I'm honored that so many of my readers have experienced these strong emotions while reading my CONSEQUENCES SERIES
Talking and sharing is always a bonus... so spread the word - tell your friends to read! Remember, misery loves company! And be sure to check out The Consequences Series: Group Reads, Group Therapy & Group Hugs! http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/83457 There are some great people who will listen and give you virtual hugs!

In the meantime, know your comments of joy, frustration, irritation, triumph and elation have been a gift! Please keep them coming... and tell the world to read my series! And I will continue to teeter on sanity - after all, if I really sought therapy and Tony disappeared from my thoughts and dreams... CONVICTED would never make it to your e-reader! I promise to avoid counseling until it is published!
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Published on November 30, 2012 14:56 • 785 views • Tags: consequences, romance, romig, thriller, truth



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message 11: by Traci (new)

Traci Domergue Im going to read everything in this series and everything you ever write.......Brillance girl, enough said!!!!


message 10: by Aleatha (new)

Aleatha Romig Sussn wrote: "I really liked the books as well. In the first book I did feel very torn about Tony. I felt like he probably was a victim of his upbringing but I really didn't like him. I wasn't sure if he was red..."

Thank you!!! I'm glad you read and enjoyed... Please stay tuned for CONVICTED and tell all your friends to read! Thanks again! Aleatha


message 9: by Sussn (new)

Sussn I really liked the books as well. In the first book I did feel very torn about Tony. I felt like he probably was a victim of his upbringing but I really didn't like him. I wasn't sure if he was redeemable. I felt a lot of anxiety around Claire and the egg shells she was constantly forced to walk on with Tony. I was shocked by the ending and immediately downloaded the second book to find out what happened to them. The second book I really liked as Claire finally found her voice and Tony started on a path to redemption. I found myself pulling for him to become human again. I read a lot of books and I really look for two things in a book... the chemistry between the main characters and the originality of the plot. These books had both with the added bonus of making me think about a larger picture outside of the book.


message 8: by Lisa (new)

Lisa I loved these books. I did have some "strong" emotions while reading this book. I felt very overwhelmed and questioned alot of things during and after reading the two books. Do I need therapy...no, but I may if Convicted does not come out soon. :) I will say the range of emotion that came out in the book and in myself made me realize just how much I liked these books and still think about them.


♡ Sasha -  TEAM ELLIE. ♥	Good... Cuz Convicted has to happen, and soon. Can hardly wait.


message 6: by Aleatha (new)

Aleatha Romig Sasha wrote: "Oh and for the sanity of all ur reader plz don't seek therapy... Lol"

I promise ... no therapy!


♡ Sasha -  TEAM ELLIE. ♥	Oh and for the sanity of all ur reader plz don't seek therapy... Lol


message 4: by ♡ Sasha - TEAM ELLIE. ♥ (last edited Dec 01, 2012 04:44PM) (new)

♡ Sasha -  TEAM ELLIE. ♥	Tina wrote: "Those who are close to you have the greatest power to hurt you. I would spend my life in therapy if it meant being with the love of my life. These two books do not cause me to need therapy....they ..."

Wow.... So true. I agree 100% I truly loved these books. Yes, they pissed me off, yes they made me laugh, yes it def. made me shed some tears but these are emotions that I'm grateful to experience while reading an awesome story. It truly is a form of therapy because it gives you an excuse to let loose and cry if u want, get mad, laugh. Take ur frustrations out on Tony.....because everyone loves to hate him...and plus he is a great excuse, lol. Thanks so much for the gift of a great story that allows us to escape even if its just for a few hours. I'll def. be spreading the word about this great book.


Tina...born to be a Biker Babe Those who are close to you have the greatest power to hurt you. I would spend my life in therapy if it meant being with the love of my life. These two books do not cause me to need therapy....they are my therapy!!!!


message 2: by K.S. (new)

K.S. Adkins I think what I lust best is that this makes me feel so uncomfortable. I don't like feeling uncomfortable. In fact, don't we avoid this at all costs? I read a ton of romance and while the 'mines'and 'yours' stories give me the warm and fuzzies, I like that there are still stories that can shock me and make my toes curl at the same time. This is one of them. While I'm white knuckling my e-reader I'm also terrified of the next twist. I read Consequences and thought... aw hell no would I read Truth. Except, I could not get Tony out of my head. So like a good sadist, the second that sucker came out I took the day off work and absorbed myself in their saga. I think authors like Ms. Romig are my therapy and when that doesn't cut it there's always booze. Plus her stories remind while I think my marriage is wacky, I could always be married to Tony. (sigh) A++++++++


message 1: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten P Yes brilliant books do elicit those feelings. I think I told you and Brad that day on the show that I want to "feel" a book. I want to meltdown, and cry, and go through all sorts of emotions because that means for me, the book was excellent. Your writing certainly has been a gift, and I appreciate you introducing Tony and Claire to me and the rest of the world.


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