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'Sundog Books’ Hosts Book Signings with Pinnacle Lust author March 28 & 30 in Seaside, FL
Michelle Dim-St. Pierre Michelle Dim-St. Pierre
Seaside , FL
Thursday, March 19, 2015

'Pinnacle Lust' Named by Four Book Festivals as One of the Best Romance and Fiction Books in 2015

Local resident, Michelle Dim-St. Pierre, author of Pinnacle Lust will be a special guest at two book signings hosted by Sundog Books in Seaside, Florida on Saturday, March 28 and Monday, March 30 from 10am to12pm. (Sundog Books is located at 89 Central Square, Seaside, FL 32459)

Recently, four United States book festivals have proclaimed Pinnacle Lust 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.

Born in 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.

About 'Sundog Books' of Seaside, Florida

Sundog Books is an independent bookstore in Seaside, Florida, in business since 1986. They have a well-curated selection of books including a good-sized Southern fiction section.  Sundog Books carries everything from best-sellers to local authors, and they have an excellent architecture section. They also carry a variety of gift items including journals, mugs, letter-press cards and more. The store is located at:

89 Central Square, Seaside, FL  32459. Call 850-231-5481 or visit:  www.sundogbooks.com


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