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.**
This wasn't an easy read for me. However, it brought me out of the shadows and forced me to look back and see just how far I came. This isn't about easy topics, but makes the reader face those dark places inside themselves.
The main character, Reign, has had anything but an easy life. She has suffered with a past that no one should have to have. However, she has been trying to fight the darkness that is threatening to take over. When her best friend has no options but to admit defeat in trying to help her, things start to really change for Reign.
While in the hospital, she starts to realize that those words that she feared for so long, may not be scary and bad. There could very well be Hope, Power, and a Future for her. She is the one that has the Power. She is the one that can give herself Hope. She is the one that can grant herself a real Future.
The question becomes, can she face the real world with the tools she has learned and not fall back in her past habits??? Grab this book and learn about this amazing woman, as well as yourself.
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.