Monday, October 17, 2016

[Blog Tour] Away from the Dark by Aleatha Romig



Women are disappearing. What is happening when they step into The Light? Nine months ago, Sara Adams awoke with no memory. The man holding her hand told her she's a member of The Light, a tight-knit religious group led by the terrifying and charismatic Father Gabriel. As a woman in the community of The Light, her duty is to be unquestionably obedient and to submit to the will of her husband. But as Sara's memory starts to return and she remembers her past, she sees that everything she's been told is a lie. The Light is an insidious and dangerous organization, and its corrupting influence reaches well beyond the confines of the remote campus where Sara is being held. With everything at stake, Sara struggles to sort out her true memories from her indoctrination. The desire to escape consumes her, but who can she trust? And what other followers of The Light were forced into this life, brainwashed to believe they belonged? The more she remembers, the mort it becomes clear that Jacob, the man who calls himself her husband, is keeping shattering secrets of his own. But Sara cannot flee alone, leaving innocents behind. She must fight to extinguish The Light.


Away from the Dark is a book that will give you anxiety with each page you turn, it will leave your mind reeling, it will leave you crazy. I cannot express just how much I love this book and how crazy it is. I think Aleatha Romig is a mastermind for writing a series that is full of mystery, intrigue, love, passion, anger, strength, and weirdness. Away from the Dark is a book unlike any other and I encourage you to read this book. Drop everything and give this book a chance. It has left me crazy after weeks of reading it. 

I have no explanation or a quick description for you. I don't even know what to say without giving anything away. I will not ruin your journey by giving even one little detail away. I don't even think I can describe the characters without giving too much away, but I will talk a little bit about the book.

Away from the Dark starts right off where book one left off. I loved that it got right to the point and the story got going right away. The author did perfectly with that. The climb of the book was so intense I felt like I was having heart palpitations. My heart was racing. I was feeling what the character was feeling. I was overwhelmed with emotions, dread, and I was in fear. It was as if I was submerged in this book. I felt every emotion and every thought running through the characters made me paralyzed. I had to take breaks sometimes because it was that good.

Away from the Dark is a book that you need to experience. It is a book that will make you re-think and re-evaluate. It makes you fear, cry, love, and feel. I have to say that Aleatha Romig has a new crazy stalker. She owned me with this book. It was so well written. I felt the character as if she was speaking to me. I need everyone to read this book. Go one click book one and book two. You will not regret it. 


Shrill screams echoed throughout our dimly lit bedroom, accelerating my heartbeat and pulling me from the terrible nightmare. I waited for more, until the realization struck. The screams were my own. “Jacob?” I called, my voice shaking with dread as I reached for my husband. Instead of reassurance, my fingers met cold empty sheets. He was gone—still away at another campus. What just happened? Was it a dream? I clung to the covers as I puffed my cheeks and slowly exhaled. While each breath helped to still the chaos, the exercise wasn’t enough. Who am I? Who is he? Jacob’s questions from months ago came back. They were my security. They’d worked before. I am Sara Adams and my husband is Jacob Adams. Pushing the images from my dream, or nightmare, away, I imagined Jacob’s comforting embrace. Slowly I threw back the down comforter and willed the cool air to soothe my perspiration-drenched skin. From the way my heart galloped in my chest, I might have been running a marathon, not sleeping. In my sleep I’d been battling to escape a vehicle, and then an explosion of heat. It had been a dream, I reassured myself—a nightmare. The accident I’d had, nearly nine months before, had been different. I couldn’t remember it, but I’d been told that I’d been injured and gone unconscious. In the nightmare I had been out and away from the wreckage. I shook my head. It seemed so real. In my dream I hadn’t been able to see past the darkness, yet I’d known I wasn’t injured. My arms surrounded my midsection as the memories replayed like pictures in my mind. Someone was hurting me—purposely harming me, and there was a voice—a deep voice. Jacob’s voice? No. He wouldn’t hurt me. My entire body shuddered as goose bumps peppered my skin. Sitting upright, I reached for the bedside lamp. With trembling fingers I turned the knob and my eyes adjusted as the soft light combined with the sun’s perpetual summer glow. I closed my eyes and tried to concentrate on Jacob’s questions. Who am I? Who is he? This time I said the words aloud, praying that if I spoke the truth, the images would disappear. “I am Sara Adams. He is my husband, Jacob Adams.” I pulled myself from the bed and walked to the bathroom. Turning on the light and the faucet, I cupped the cool water and splashed my face. As I reached for the cup and began to fill it, a metaphoric dam that had been constructed to hold back my past burst. My mind was flooded—no longer with simple images, but with scene after scene. For the first time since I could recall, I knew the woman in the mirror.
I knew me.


Into the Light

Book 1: Into the Light

An investigator’s search for a friend draws her into a world darker than she could have imagined.
Sara Adams awakes bling, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.
Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.
As Sara struggles to understand her place in these strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…

I don't even know where to start with this book. I was shocked. I had no clue what I was reading. All I knew was that it was amazing. I couldn't stop. I couldn't put it down. I was hooked. Into the Light is my drug. Aleatha Romig has become my obsession. I am going to stalk you forever now. I am so obsessed with these books it's not even funny. 

So don't even let me explain this book. It is crazy. CRAZY. I have no explanation of how Aleatha Romig even came up with this genius work. I just love this crazy books so much. It is unlike anything I have ever read and I love it. A journalist, Stella, is trying to investigate the disappearance of her best friend Sara. She discovers all these clues to help her out but none of it makes sense. That is all I am willing to tell you. Just read this book. Feel the mystery, the intrigue, the craziness, the anxiety. 

I am sorry for one of the shortest reviews ever. Just know that this book will mess with your mind. It will leave you reeling and wanted the next book as soon as possible. Don't even think. Just go one click this NOW.


About Aleatha Romig 

Aleatha 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 raise three children with her high school sweetheart and husband or 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 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. The standalone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.
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.


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