~ Synopsis ~
**Into The Fire is a standalone novel**
At fifteen, an accident turned my world upside down. Scarred in every way possible, I shut down, finding comfort by self-inflicting pain.
I’ve grown accustomed to the truths of my life, but I’m tired.
Tired of this reality…
Tired of the need…
Of the pain…
I’m weary of being this person…
Of being alone…
Though, I’m more afraid of letting someone in.
It’s been five years.
Can I return home and face my fears? Overcome the pain?
It’s time to find out.
For too long, the story of my life has been one of horror.
I want my fairy tale.
I want my prince, my happily ever after.
The question is, does it want me?
~ Review by Jessica ~
“I’m a million miles away from being perfect, but I’m a thousand steps closer today than I was yesterday. And tomorrow I’ll be closer still.”
I laughed, I cried…
The subject matter is much darker in this book. Danica is a cutter, so the narrative is very intense. She’s a deep, passionate person, and Michele definitely rose to the challenge that type of character demands. Rose to it, and then flew above and beyond.
“I’m trapped in this body, something within is arguing, pushing at me to snap out of it, but the rest of me moves forward, as though the voice is insignificant. For a while, I sit examining the glass in the moonlight. The edge that snapped and broke away is jagged, slanted and imperfect. Like me.”
This is some of her best writing to date. The prose is deep and meaningful, even lyrical at times. And the imagery is powerful. There were many times I had to stop and stare at the wall to fully process what I’d just read. I got goosebumps multiple times… in between all the crying…
Simply put- this book blew me away. And it’s not all doom and gloom. The story is ultimately about someone broken slowly finding the pieces to put herself back together. It’s a story about hope. 5 enthusiastic books!
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~ About the Author ~
Having grown up in both the cold, quiet town of Topsham, Maine and the steamy, southern hospitality of Mobile, Alabama, Michele is something of an enigma. She is an avid Yankees fan, loves New England, being outdoors and misses snow. However she thinks southern boys are hotter, Alabama football is the only REAL football out there and sweet tea is the best thing this side of heaven and her children’s laughter!
Her family, an amazing husband and three awesome kids, have planted their roots in the middle of Michele’s two childhood homes in Charlotte, North Carolina.