Come Hell or High Desire by Misty Dietz #BuyTheBookTours
Come Hell or High Desire by Misty Dietz
Published by Entangled Publishing – Suspense Imprint
Publication Date: August 12, 2013
Torn between dangerous desires…
Framed for a series of brutal murders, rebel-turned-CEO Zack Goldman must go to ground. When he discovers that sexy boutique owner Sloane Swift has a shocking gift—terrifying visions that connect her to his mentor’s missing daughter—he can’t believe her refusal to help him. Nor can he believe he’s actually falling for the frustrating woman.
Their chemistry will either find its perfect equation…
Helping an accused killer ranks low on Sloane’s to-do list, no matter how hot the attraction burns between them. But putting to rest her overwhelming guilt over the missing girl’s fate proves more difficult than she ever imagined…that is, until her heart and conscience begin to align.
…or detonate everything in its path.
As the real killer locks in on Sloane, Zack will stop at nothing to keep her safe. And as they earn each other’s trust—with danger in hot pursuit—they may just lose their hearts in the process…
About the Author
Misty’s love affair with words started in middle school when she penned dark stories set in exotic locales she knew nothing about. In college, her boy-angst spilled over into disturbing reams of poetry. After grad school, real life hit, and the writing went into hibernation until she found her own happily-ever-after with an ultra linear man who is the long-suffering counter-balance to her zig-zagging tendencies. Now, she spends her days writing emotionally complex, adrenaline-fueled stories, teaching Zumba, and praying her children don’t come home with math homework.
First Loves: A Universal Rite of Passage
By Misty Dietz
Hey gang, I am super excited to be Brooke’s guest today talking about something that knows no gender lines, race, religion, or socio-economic affiliation. I’m talking about our first crush – that sweet brush with love that fills us with yummy feelings and usually leaves us with lasting memories.
Here’s mine, and why it’s relevant to my debut book…
I remember his tanned face, white teeth, sun-kissed brown hair, and soft southern drawl even better than I recall my early childhood home. Maybe it’s because we practically lived outside. When he didn’t have farm chores to complete, we chased fireflies, ran from the June bugs, trapped wolf spiders, ran the maze my father mowed in the vacant lot next door, and caught crawdads in the deep ditches that would sog up with water after a Kansas thunderstorm with other dirt-smudged, happy-go-lucky friends in my neighborhood.
His name was Zack. He was my first love. And he was perfect.
We were in the third grade.
I moved away the summer before fourth grade, and before I left, he rode his horse into our tiny, gravel-road town to take me on one last ride. I cried my heart out and swore I’d never forget him.
And I haven’t. However, thirty *cough* something years later, I have no interest in seeing him again because I don’t want to ruin my fantasized version of him. I’m a realist in most areas of my life, but I want to preserve this one idealized memory. Illogical, yes. But sublime, too. Everyone needs a few perfect memories!
From the very first moment ideas began percolating for COME HELL OR HIGH DESIRE, I knew I was going to name my main character Zack. Zack with a “k” because that’s how my first love spelled it.
The Zack in my story doesn’t live on a farm or ride around town on a thoroughbred, but he does live surrounded by nature and his dogs. And he has the same “don’t speak unless you have something to say” personal code that my childhood Zack seemed to have now that I look back on those early years.
Like the heroine in my story, I totally fell for Zack’s quiet confidence, his intense eyes, his smile that makes you feel like you’re the only one in the zip code. My heroine realizes that her Zack doesn’t love easily, but when he commits, it’s all-consuming and a fascinating blend of contradictions. It’s protective and freeing at the same time because when someone loves you for who you are, they hold your left hand while your right hand paints on your blank canvas.
These two Zacks have special meaning for me, and I love them both for what they’ve given me even though I have (had) to let them both go.
First loves are a rite of passage for all of us. A transformational stage that peels away a layer of innocence, but can also supplant a layer of empathy and awareness if we make it though the event without too many scars.
What first love stories can you share? Was yours transformational?
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