Hey lovelies, I just found out that book one in the Unholy Inc series has been chosen for a "Dangerous and Enticing Paranormal Romance" video wiki. Sounds fun, right? The company that puts the media together was the world's first video wiki. I recognize a few of the other titles on the list and have … Continue reading Dangerous & Enticing – I’ll toast to that!
Ever orgasm, then head to the bathroom and sit...and sit...and sit? Well, I finally looked it up because...irritating. Turns out, when we orgasm, our body releases an antidiuretic hormone called vasopressin. This is to reduce the amount of water in our urine, raise our blood pressure, and constrict our blood vessels. Mind. Blown. But don't skip those post-coital toilet … Continue reading Why it’s hard to pee after sex + 3 other awakenings I had this week
Okay, I just *had* to post about Ariana Grande's latest video. Have you seen it yet? If not, here ya go (and if you already have, go ahead and indulge again. I'll wait.) https://youtu.be/kHLHSlExFis Back with me, yeah? Whatcha think?! Gritty, sexy, imaginative, rife with religious symbolism, for sure. I actually love it, though I … Continue reading God is a Woman
We've all been exposed to people who rant online. Usually it's because they believe in something passionately...which of course isn't bad, in and of itself. But a blustery delivery of that belief can be downright polarizing, right? I tend to tune out those who scream their beliefs or social justice concerns at me, and I … Continue reading Well done Burger King! #stopbullying
So, doing a little research on YouTube today I came across something that made me smile (you'll deduce what that research entailed very shortly, haha! I love being a romance writer!!). Why can't this ever happen to me in a convenience store?! LOL Aaaaanyway, just thought I'd share. Enjoy, and make it great day everyone!! … Continue reading Just. For. Fun!
When I first heard Alessia Cara's "Scars To Your Beautiful," I was starting to envision Book 4 in the new paranormal romance series I'm working on (release to begin this summer! Yay!). While all good stories feature characters with internal scars, Jinx and Nicholai's book will really delve into the impact of our scars—how they shape our choices and how we … Continue reading Scars
A few weeks ago, I asked my blog followers and newsletter subscribers what they want in their romances right now, and 49 of you wonderful people took the time to respond - THANK YOU!! I'd promised to share the numbers with you, so here they are. "Count" refers to 1 vote, and all votes came from USA readers. One … Continue reading I Asked, You Answered! Reader Survey Results
Hey gang, with summer winding down and the start of school just around the corner (God bless all you teachers out there!), I'm in the early phase of plotting Book Two in my Northern Outlaws series, and it got me thinking...What do romance readers want right now? Big question, huh? But I'll never know if I don't ask, … Continue reading Gimme a piece of your mind! Misty’s Romance Reader Survey
So lately, I feel like I've entered a new phase of my life. I don't know what to call this other than to say I'm more attuned to people's energy - the vibe they put out - than ever before. I pick up on this element far sooner than my other senses gather information about someone. … Continue reading you are not a label.
Our family recently returned from a week-long vacation to Miami and the Florida Keys. Our school district did away with spring break this year, so I was hesitant to pull the kids from school (all that dang homework!!), but a little voice kept telling me it would be worth it. I'm so glad I listened! Travel is … Continue reading Travel: the best education
In the busyness of our lives, taking a moment to reflect on things we're grateful for - even the little things - helps put our challenges in perspective. a color run with my girl (make sure you close your eyes as you run through color stations!) morning dew on grass (a thing of beauty) starbucks, i love … Continue reading Six things I’m grateful for this week
When life hurls one challenge after another at us, it's hard for even the most upbeat among us to stay positive. It's kinda been like that in my household lately. But last Saturday, when I woke up, the sun was shining and I was tired of feeling tired and beat down. I decided that instead of focusing on the … Continue reading Seven Things I’m Grateful for this Week
I've been without cable TV for fifteen years, and I've never really missed it. I'm a bookish type of girl, but about a year ago, I tested the waters of this thing called Netflix. Suddenly I could binge watch all these shows people had been talking about. Shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Tudors, … Continue reading Netflix, how I love thee.
So, a couple of months ago I decided to see what all this "Supernatural" fuss was all about. Dude, bad move because now I'm hooked just like everyone else. http://i1004.photobucket.com/albums/af162/CherryMonik/Supernatural%20Gifs/tumblr_lah3osczlc1qb1mbuo1_5001.gif (if you click on all the gifs, it will give them to you in a new window. Follow the link in the browser bar to … Continue reading Stay Away from Dean Winchester, He’s Mine
Happy 2014! *blows kisses* I don’t typically make New Year’s resolutions, but this year I am all over that shit because I'm soooo sick of clutter in my life. Right now, with the exception of a few sentimental items, I could almost burn my whole house down and start over with a clean slate. I'm … Continue reading Misty’s New Year’s Smackdown.
I saw this on Pinterest (omg, I hate/love Pinterest!) and thought it was extremely interesting. What two would you pick?
Happy almost 2014!!! I've been keen on top ten lists lately, so I've decided to compile a few of my own. For this post, I'm listing ten of my all-time favorite reads. Hold Tight by Harlan Coben The Spymaster’s Lady by Joanna Bourne Whisper No Lies by Cindy Gerard Honor’s Splendour by Julie Garwood Bet … Continue reading Ten of My Favorite Books!
Have you ever written in a diary? Do you still? If you have, do you ever look back at those pages and do one of these: I've kept many journals over the years, and really, I'm glad. They give me a lot of perspective...and laughs. Nowadays anyway. 🙂 I have a lot more to say … Continue reading Dear Diary, Don’t Tell
Hey gang, I'm so thrilled to be part of my publisher's All Entangled Eve Halloween Hop!! There are a shit-ton of great prizes along the way, so I encourage you to hop along with my publishing sisters and visit a bunch! I'm giving away 2 e-copies of my paranormal romantic suspense COME HELL OR HIGH … Continue reading Gutless Suspense Writer. TMI?
My yummy western ND cowboys are on hold for now as I head back to the drawing board with an exciting new story line for Entangled Publishing. So here's the deal, I'd like your help picking a name for one of the secondary male characters. He could possibly have his own story one day...we'll have … Continue reading Who’s He Gonna Be?
Hey gang, I'm so excited that a post I wrote based on a super fun Facebook conversation was picked up by USA Today's Happy Ever After blog!! It's about the sexiness of men who work with their hands - and it's up today! I'd *love* to have some company out there. Here's the link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2013/08/29/misty-dietz-come-hell-or-high-desire-blue-collar-heroes/2736155/ Please … Continue reading The Sex Appeal of Blue Collar Guys 🙂
One of my favorite aspects of starting a new writing project is creating the cast - their darkest fears, greatest strengths, and quirks of character. I usually start with basic archetypes and how that person is going to be perceived upon first impression. I drew inspiration for Zack Goldman, the hero in COME HELL OR … Continue reading From Whence Came Zack?
Such a pretentious title, I know, but it's how I feel this very moment. sitting in a quiet room overlooking the lake. Eagles and herons are flying by, and it's just me, them, and the still waters. I've been up since four a.m., thoughts of my "should be doings" clamoring for real estate in my … Continue reading Gathering Calm Before a Storm
Are you the peace-keeper in your circles? The voice of calm and reason when tensions run high, trying to smooth the bullshit between those who butt heads? If you say, yes, gather round the monitor. I’ve brought virtual cookies and milk (or doughnuts and coffee if you don’t like the first option, because I’d hate … Continue reading A People-Pleaser Pow-wow
I'd been meaning to write a post about the unrealistic burdens of modern beauty conceptions for weeks, but today when I came across another video about how critical women are of themselves, I was like, Damn. Are you hard on yourself? Do you have a little voice in your head that tells you you're not … Continue reading Seeing Yourself. Loving Yourself.
So, a few days ago I returned home from what DH and I had not only long anticipated, but long-planned. Our first vacation in four years. Everything had been carefully orchestrated from our work schedules to who was going to look after the children. We were packed. We were ready. We were stunned. I'll spare … Continue reading On Disappointment & Acceptance of Imperfection
I like images of brawny, shirtless men just as much as the next girl, but really, there are certain men who can convey charisma, class, and sex appeal fully clothed. Such a man arrests us with his penetrating stare, his hint of a smile as though he can read our mind (yikes). Power and mystique … Continue reading Classy, Charismatic Men…Nature or Nurture?
"You can leave your hat on..." Joe Cocker may have been talking about a woman in his epic song, but in my mind, ooo, this so applies to men, as well. What is it about a man in a hat? Just about any hat will do. There are fedoras, stocking caps, military hats of all … Continue reading On Hats, Men and Sex Appeal
A few weeks ago, DH came into the house from the garage asking me to come look at something. “Can’t. Cleaning the bathroom,” I said while clipping my fingernails and planning what to make for supper. “You’re kidding me. You started that two hours ago,” he replied incredulously.“So? It is a big ass bathroom you … Continue reading Mars vs Venus: The Linear Thing. Whatevs.
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ~ Aldous Huxley Music is truly universal. Even if we don’t like a particular piece of music or understand the language, we intuitively understand its mood—what it’s trying to communicate via its unique combination of notes, rhythms, and beats. Today, for fun, I wanna focus on music … Continue reading Music for Stripping