RELEASE/REVIEW: Ryan Michele – Needing to Fall

Title: Needing to Fall

Author: Ryan Michele
Genre: Inspirational Romance
Release Date: January 25, 2016
Cover Designer: Melissa Gill MGbookcovers
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, post-traumatic 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.**

ecbc review

The emotions that you feel as you read this book are overwhelming. Reign is that character that a lot of us will empathize with, including myself. She is broken beyond repair, at least in her mind, she has no way out, and the pain she feels comes off the pages into your heart.

Having a hero like Lynx is the most amazing thing in the world. I wish that someone I knew and loved had a hero like him. Unfortunately, she did not, I think about her all the time. Lynx is strong beyond belief, suffering from his own demons; he helps Reign pull herself out of her darkness.

This book hit me hard. I love Ryan Michele for having the guts to write such an emotional story. Depression and anxiety are not easy subjects to talk about, let alone read about especially when you are going through it. This book makes you think about your own life and demons in so many ways and makes you want to tackle them head on!!

Solid 10 stars for Needing to Fall!!

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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