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Monday, October 20, 2014

Blog Tour (Guest Post and Giveaway): DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH (The Secret Diamond Sisters #2) by Michelle Madow (YA)

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The Secret Diamond Sisters #2
by Michelle Madow
Expected release date: October 28th, 2014
Published by: Harlequin Teen
Genre: Young Adult Contemporary
Format: Paperback, eBook


All-access doesn't mean no problems.

The three Diamond sisters survived the summer in style after coming to live with their long-lost billionaire father. But making a place for themselves at their exclusive new Las Vegas private school is throwing them any number of gold-plated curves. Savannah's YouTube stardom turns into a Sweet Sixteen reality show extravaganza—with complimentary enemies on the side. Dangerous flirtations don't keep Peyton from a gamble that will risk far more than she planned to bet. And when Courtney and the sisters' archenemy, Madison, uncover two explosive secrets, it will rock even this town of glittering illusion—and turn their lives upside down all over again.

Sisterhood, first crushes, and scandalous secrets explode in book two of Michelle Madow's riveting series, The Secret Diamond Sisters.


Thank you, Michelle, for stopping by and guest-ing for me today!
I, and I'm sure every Diamond Sister fan, would like to know what the girls top three favorite must-haves are!!!

-        The latest iPhone model, so she can stay connected with her friends and fans via texts, Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat. Savannah has her phone on her at all times. After starting her YouTube channel over the summer, she doesn’t have as many fans as she’d dreamed of, but she’s holding on hope for that to change!
-        Pink lip gloss. Savannah’s always tossing tubes of lip gloss into her bags and forgetting to take them out, so she ends up with a bunch of colors to choose from whenever she’s out.
-        Hair extensions—ever since getting extensions after first moving to Vegas, Savannah has continued with them because she loves having thick, long hair. Having them makes her feel like a pop star, which is perfect, since being a pop star is her ultimate dream.

-        Her Kindle, so whenever she has a spare few minutes, she can get further in the book she’s currently reading.
-        The antique key necklace that her grandma got her for her sixteenth birthday last year. It’s a family heirloom, and she wears it every day since arriving in Las Vegas because she misses her grandma, and wearing it makes her feel closer to her.
-        Flip-flops are the only shoes Courtney wears. She finds any other type of shoe uncomfortable!

-        Earbuds, so she can plug them into her phone and listen to her music whenever she wants. Peyton loves having her music collection with her at all times, and listens to it constantly—sometimes even in class.
-        Her fake ID, so she can get into any bar or club that she wants. Peyton hates being restricted from going places, especially because of her age, so she loves the feeling of freedom the fake ID gives her. 
-        A Swiss Army Knife. Even though her bodyguard—Jackson—is always nearby, Peyton feels more secure having it on her. She likes knowing that she can do something to protect herself if necessary. It also has other things in it that are useful, like scissors and a bottle opener.

-        Her favorite must-have fashion item is a black dress. She has tons of varieties on the little black dress in her closet.
-        Face momoisturizer BB cream with minimum SPF of 15. Madison’s aware of how damaging the sun is on skin, and knows that keeping her skin protected every day will help it stay healthy and younger-looking for longer.
-        Like Savannah, Madison also always has the latest version of the iPhone. She loves taking pictures of herself with her friends—or capturing pictures of people doing things they shouldn’t. You never know when a sneaky, well-aimed candid will be useful leverage later …

- Each tour stop is offering a copy of either THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTER 
- One Grand Prize Winner will receive the following Harlequin Teen titles:
LET'S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid, 
CRASH INTO YOU by Katie McGarry, and 
THE BREAKUP ARTIST by Philip Siegel.
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- Giveaway open to the U.S. and Canada only. 

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Available now! 
Book 1, THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS by Michelle Madow.


Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. 

The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quite catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity of their long-lost dad—a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip's most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Michelle Madow

Michelle Madow wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college. Remembrance is the first book in the Transcend Time Saga, a three part series about reincarnation and true love that Michelle successfully self-published. The series was inspired by Taylor Swift's "Love Story" music video. Michelle's upcoming YA trilogy, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner will be published by Harlequin TEEN in Spring 2014.
Michelle graduated from Rollins College in 2010, cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. She received the Charles Hyde Pratt Award for Excellence in Creative Writing in 2010.
She lives in Boca Raton, Florida, where she is writing more novels for young adults. She loves reading, spending time with family and friends, traveling, shopping, sunshine, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and spends way too much time on Facebook and Twitter (@MichelleMadow).
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Hosted by Kismet Book Touring

Monday, October 20th - Bumbles and Fairy Tales - Guest Post 
Wednesday, October 22nd - Harlequin Blog - Guest Post 
Friday, October 24th - DanaSquare - Character Interview 

Monday, October 27th - Bookish - Guest Post 
Wednesday, October 29th - Pretty Little Memoirs - Guest Post 
Friday, October 31st - Eater of Books - Author Interview


  1. I haven't read this series yet but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. One reason I'm most excited is that I won the contest to have a science teacher in the 2nd book have my last name! Can't wait to see that!

  3. Fun character interview! I like Courtney's style ;)


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