Monday, January 25, 2016

Release Tour + Reveiw + Teaser + Trailer: Needing to Fall by Ryan Michele

Title: Needing To Fall
Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: January 25, 2016
Review Source: ARC
Have you ever sunk inside yourself to a place of darkness so deep you couldn’t see the light?
Had no hope? Felt completely alone in a world filled with so many people?
I have. I’ve lived it, breathed it.
Because life hated me.
It disliked me from the moment of conception, despised me when I was born, loathed me when I
bounced from each foster home, and kicked me in the gut when I watched the one thing that
meant everything to me leave.
For years, I drifted, unable to find my footing, never knowing what the word stable meant. Then
a single moment in time rocked me to my core, changing me and making that solid ground I so
desperately craved crumble at my feet, causing me to fall farther than I’d ever imagined.
The darkness of the swirling tornado that is depression captured me, pulling me down to its
depths, drowning me, suffocating me, owning me.
A depth so deep, I didn’t think I’d survive and didn’t care if I did. I only wanted peace. I wanted
the pain to disappear. I wanted to be … free.
Needing to fall into the cyclone of darkness was the only way I could find the light.
**Warning: This book covers many tough issues—including, but not limited to, depression,
anxiety, post­traumatic stress disorder, and abuse. It is a very highly charged, emotional read.
18+ Only. Please note: depression, PSTD, and other issues covered in this book take different
lengths of time to combat—some take a lifetime. In this book, time is skewed and sped up to
flow with the story line.**

I loved this book so much that I don't even know where I want to begin this review.  Ryan Michele takes a very tough, sensitive subject, and manages to make it a true work of art.  She takes the struggle of not only depression itself, but also that of PTSD, and manages to write them in away that will have you feeling that "H" word for not only the characters in the book, but all the other people out there who are suffering with these issues.

This book, even though it was very deep because of the in depth way that Ryan writes the struggle that Reign has dealt with through out her life, but the way that she finally hits the proverbial bottom and doesn't see a way out of the dark.  I have had the opportunity to read each book that Ryan has written, and when I say that this has to be her best, you will feel the same way after reading it.

I found myself wondering what part that Lynx would play when first introduced, but the way that Ryan portrays him will have you gaining a real insight into just what our veterans face when coming home from the war.  The battles that they have to overcome and the challenges that they face just going through everyday life that you and I take for granted.

To say that my heart hurt for both Lynx and Reign is an understatement.  But, the blessing is that for them there was a light at the end of the tunnel.  With the help and support of Wrestler McMann, Nurse Hatchet, and of course Andi they were able to find away towards the light.

Again, I hope that you enjoy or better yet, love this book as much as I have.  I truly believe that each of us can find a way to relate in some for or fashion, because we have each found ourselves in a moment of depression.  For some, it is more in depth, keeps a tighter hold, and for some even refuses to allow them to find that small spark of light to pull away from it's hold.  But, with each story, each fund raiser, and more people sharing their stories, we are able to find more and more ways to reach the light.  Thank you Ryan for giving us this beautiful and amazing story.

Ryan Michele has a huge obsession with reading, which only came to life after her best friend
said she had to read Twilight. After reading that series, her entire world changed in the blink of
an eye. Not only was she sucked into new worlds and all of the wonderful words authors put
down on paper, she felt the urge to begin to write down the characters that played inside of her
head. In doing so, Safe was born.
When she’s not reading or writing, she spends time taking care of her two children and her
husband, enjoying the outdoors and laying in the sun.


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