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Four Book Festivals Proclaim 'Pinnacle Lust' One of the Best Books of 2015
Michelle Dim-St. Pierre Michelle Dim-St. Pierre
Atlanta , GA
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Love meets desire in the shadow of Desert Storm in ‘Pinnacle Lust’

Four United States book festivals have proclaimed Pinnacle Lust by Michelle Dim-St. Pierre one of the best books in Romance and Fiction in the 2015 competitions.

Pinnacle Lust was recognized by the Los Angeles Book Festival, The Great Southwest and Great Southeast Book Festivals as well as The Great Northeast Book Festival.

A native of Israel and a skilled medical professional, Michelle Dim-St. Pierre left her homeland for America to further her career in nursing, recently finding herself giving up her lifetime career to write her first novel, a stirring and unforgettable story of romance and intrigue.

Pinnacle Lust is the first book of a trilogy. The story takes place in Israel, during Operation Desert Storm, about an illicit affair that leads to great love, betrayal, and an unregretful commitment.

Sharon Lapidot, is a beautiful young nurse who falls deeper and deeper into an affair with a married doctor. Her world is shattered by powerful and eroding mistakes, but her courage leads her to an unregretful commitment in a land far from home. It is only eighteen years later when her daughter discovers that the man who raised her is not her biological father.

In explaining her career shift from nurse to writer, Dim-St. Pierre says, "The nurse in me is sealed in my heart–it is me. I believe that the right time to change careers is when you reach the pinnacle. In my case it was even better, my nursing career inspired me to write."

The final push to write Pinnacle Lust came when the author was vacationing in Hawaii. "I wanted to read something that felt authentic and real… not a Cinderella story… I wanted more of a resemblance to real life in my reading material, so I decided to try my hand at writing such a story."

Besides the affair between nurse and doctor, Pinnacle Lust deals with:

  • The power of love in a woman's life and the resilience of the human spirit.
  • The real, raw emotions of an escalating affair – the duality of love and hate, lust and anger.
  • The culture in Israel and how the Jewish religion factors into that with the dichotomy of the religious and the secular Jews.
  • The effect of Operation Desert Storm on everyday life in Israel.

Dim-St. Pierre's nursing career, alongside her personal experience of having lived in Israel during Operation Desert Storm, is reflected in her writing.

Michelle wove many of those firsthand experiences into Pinnacle Lust which she says steers the reader to this truth: "Life doesn't always work out the way you want it to, but the human spirit is resilient and can survive and flourish given enough time. That love outlasts everything."


Pinnacle Lust has received many remarkable reviews including these from top reviewers and bestselling authors:

"A fascinating, sensual read!"

—Grady Harp,

 Top 50 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer


"Some scenes never leave your mind…"

—Steve Bowden,

New York Times Best-Selling Author


"The sensual and sexual components stretch beyond the erotic, creating a genuine,

intellectual read."

—Dr. Idan Militcher, Sexual Therapist,

Sourasky Medical Center, Tel-Aviv     


"You get a powerful first-hand look at what everyday life was like in Israel when most Americans were watching Shock and Awe on the 24-hour news channel."

—Mike Ball

Erma Bombeck Award Winning Author


"Love, Betrayal, Commitment. I was totally captivated."

—Amos Lassen

Founder/Chairman Literary Pride


Pinnacle Lust (ISBN 978-1-61005-571-0, BookLogix, 2015, 354 pages, $16.99 paperback, $26.95 hardcover, $9.99 ebook. Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBookstore Kobo,  or the author's website  http://www.michelledimstpierre.com/ )

About Michelle Dim-St. Pierre

Michelle was born in Tel-Aviv and relocated to the US in the early 90s. She lived through four wars and served in the Israel Defense Forces for two years. She practiced for 32 years in the surgical field and health care administration. Presently Michelle is a full-time writer, and a world traveler who enjoys cooking epicurean food.

More about The Los Angeles, The Great Southwest, The Great Southeast and The Great Northeast Book Festivals

Pinnacle Lust was awarded Honorable Mention in the Romance category in the Los Angeles Book Festival and was awarded Honorable Mention in the General Fiction category in The Great Southwest and The Great Southeast Book Festivals. Pinnacle Lust was also awarded an Honorable Mention in the Wild Card category in The Great Northeast Book Festival. For more information about the events visit: http://www.losangelesbookfestival.comwww.greatsouthwestbookfestival.com   http://www.greatnorthwestbookfestival.com,  http://greatsoutheastbookfestival.com/

Media Contact: For a review copy of Pinnacle Lust or to arrange an interview with Michelle Dim-St. Pierre contact Scott Lorenz of Westwind Communications at scottlorenz@westwindcos.com or by phone at 734-667-2090.

Scott Lorenz
Book Publicist
Westwind Communications Book Marketing
Plymouth, MI