Thursday, 20 February 2014

Michelle Madow Mini Interview & Promo

 
 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.


Add on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17160608-the-secret-diamond-sisters

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Book Depository: http://www.bookdepository.com/Secret-Diamond-Sisters-Be-Announced/9780373211098

iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-secret-diamond-sisters/id771362355?mt=11


Praise:

"Sexy and often electrifying ... Gossip Girl meets The Princess Diaries in a city that never sleeps." --Booklist

"This quick and entertaining read is filled with glitz and glamour ... get ready for one crazy and fabulous ride." --RT Book Reviews


“Highly addictive! Hold on tight, because The Secret Diamond Sisters throws you head first into the Vegas fast lane. Three every day teens navigate the slippery slope of wealth, popularity, and too much freedom, along with family drama, cat fights, and more gorgeous guys than should be legal. A fun ride not to be missed!"– Rachel Harris, author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
 
 
Michelle Madow has visited Las Vegas every year since she was fifteen years old, and was inspired to write The Secret Diamond Sisters while walking through the beautiful Wynn Hotel. She grew up in the suburbs of Baltimore, then went to Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. She wrote her first novel, Remembrance, in her junior year of college, and later went on to self-publish it as book one in the Transcend Time Saga. She wrote The Secret Diamond Sisters in the year following graduation, and is so happy to finally share it with the world!

Michelle 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, and Broadway musicals. She loves connecting with readers online, so be sure to follow her on Facebook (facebook.com/MichelleMadow), Twitter (@MichelleMadow), and Instagram (@MichelleMadow).

Website: www.michellemadow.com

Interview!!!
 
1) What was it like to start an entirely new project? Scary, Exciting, Difficult?

I first came up with the idea for The Secret Diamond Sisters in September 2010, and finished the first draft in early 2011, so it’s been nearly four years since I started it! But it was exciting to create all new characters in a completely new setting. The story switches between the points of view of four very different characters—Savannah, Courtney, Peyton, and Madison. Savannah is optimistic and innocent, Courtney is kind and practical, Peyton is rebellious and outspoken, and Madison is a queen-bee who might not be as confident as she appears. It was fun getting into their heads, and it was great working with a setting as glamorous and glitzy as Las Vegas!


2) Where did the inspiration for this book come from?

I visit Las Vegas every year because of a family event, and I was walking through my favorite hotel — The Wynn — when I thought, “What would it be like to live here?” From there, the idea for The Secret Diamond Sisters formed! I love how the city bursts with magic and excitement. Vegas does everything as big as possible, so being there is like entering a fantasyland. My favorite part is definitely all the different hotels. Each one is a different theme, and they all have such distinct personalities. A few of my favorite hotels are mentioned in The Secret Diamond Sisters (Paris, the Venetian, and many implications to the Wynn), so hopefully readers are transported into these magical hotels while they’re reading the book!


3) Any plans for another book tour?

Yes! Starting on March 1st, I will be appearing at events throughout the country. My tour schedule is listed here on my website: http://blog.michellemadow.com/2013/03/appearances.html. I look forward to meeting fans and signing books!
 

2 comments:

Beth said...

Interesting concept. Congrats to the author.

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