Sunday, December 29, 2013


It is with a heavy heart that I (Michele) will be leaving Reality Bites at the start of the New Year.

I started this blog in September of 2011 (I believe) and have loved meeting all of you wonderful people and working with the amazing authors.

When I first started, I thought I’d never see the day when the Reality Bites page hit 50 likes on Facebook. When it did, I was so ecstatic…and then it kept growing and kept growing. And now it’s over 6k likes! I’m floored. Totally utterly floored. Thank you! 

But I owe it all to Becky and Alexis. Words cannot express my love and gratitude for them. I remember when I was at my wits end and couldn't handle everything by myself. I put out a little Wanted Ad and it was the best move that I could have made. It brought two wonderful, bright, amazing women into my life whom I cherish. Not only have these two women supporting me in my journey, their encouragement through this process has given me the strength the spread my winds. I will never be able to thank them enough.

These two beautiful women will be carrying on Reality Bites and all the amazingness the blog represents. They will continue to bring you all the new releases, cover reveals, sales, book tours, giveaways and everything else author related, nothing will change, except my absence.
It was a hard decision to leave. Tears were shed and it took some getting used to, but I know it’s the right decision for me.

While I love reading and will continue to do so along with sharing those books I love, I recently started a new challenge, writing. For me personally, I find it difficult to critique someone else’s work when I know the blood, sweat and tears that went into every word that my eyes just read. It was wearing on me and I’m just not able to do it anymore. This is what anchored my decision to leave RB along with wanting to put my focus on my work. I currently have two books out Safe and Wanting You under my name Ryan Michele. I have a new book, which I am super excited about, Ravage Me (Ravage MC#1) that will be out February 6th.  

For those of you who are currently my friends on Facebook under Michele Realitybitesblog, it will be changing to Ryan Michele-Author—but it’s still me. J I still love talking about all the hot men in the books I love (alphas are the best) and of course SOA.  

Also, to all you wonderful authors who send me requests to read your books/review them or post sales and teasers, I will no longer have any access to the Reality Bites blog, twitter or Facebook page. If you would like those things, you will need to contact Becky or Alexis on the Reality Bites FB page or email at  

I want to thank you all for being part of the Reality Bites family. My best goes out to Becky and Alexis who I know will do an amazing job continuing to bring you all the best book information. And I look forward to seeing and hearing from you on the author side of this reading world.

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I will be more than happy to answer them.

<3 Michele  

Ryan Michele

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1 comment:

  1. I'm sad to see you go Michelle, but I think it's awesome you are pursuing your writing career. I wish you happy writing and reading!