Author: Michelle Madow
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Release Date: October 27, 2015
It's cold outside, but the drama is hot!
The Diamond sisters jet to the mountains for spring break, and Savannah's flirt-mance with an international pop star heats up as her pursuit of stardom succeeds. But is this romance meant to be, or has the right guy been in front of her all along? Meanwhile, Courtney takes the next step with her secret boyfriend—and future stepbrother—and as their parents' wedding approaches, the pressure's on to reveal their relationship.
Peyton's figuring out a plan for her future, but she still feels guilty about getting her former bodyguard fired and wonders if she can get over him in the arms of someone else. But the biggest bombshell will change everything once again, because Madison's ready to tell the huge secret she's uncovered. And with the boy who betrayed her but who could be the love of her life fighting for his own life, she might need the Diamond sisters more than ever.
Who was your favorite character to write?My favorite character to write was Madison Lockhart! She had so much development throughout the series. In The Secret Diamond Sisters, she was such a snobby mean girl. Then, in Diamonds are Forever, she discovered a secret that changed everything she thought she knew about her life. Discovering this secret changed her so much, and she struggled a lot during Diamonds in the Rough. Now, in Diamonds are Forever, readers will get to see a changed version of Madison, after everything she went through in the series. I hope they end up loving her as much as I do!
How did writing this series differ from writing your earlier books?The main difference is the way the story is told! My first series, The Transcend Time Saga, was told from first person point of view, all through the eyes of the main character, Lizzie. (Except for the short story Vengeance, which is told from Chelsea’s point of view.) The Secret Diamond Sisters series is told in third person, from the rotating points of view of four main characters. I had to work a lot harder to make sure the four characters had distinct voices, so writing The Secret Diamond Sisters series was much more of a challenge for me!
If this novel had a theme song what would it be?“Waking Up in Vegas” by Katy Perry!
Is there any chance you will return to Las Vegas and the Diamond Sisters stories?At this point, I’m not sure. There’s definitely potential for a spin-off, and I hinted at it at the end of the series. But right now, I have lots of new, different projects that I’m really excited to share with you soon! My first series, The Transcend Time Saga, had a fantasy twist to it, and I’m going to be returning to stories like that for a while. But there’s definitely another story to be told in the world of Vegas that I created, and there’s always a chance that I’ll write it in the future!
Are you working on anything new, can you tell us about it?Yes! I have a new series called Elementals, and the first book, The Prophecy of Shadows, will be releasing on January 26, 2016. The cover and blurb are being revealed on November 8th. All I can say about it right now is that it involves Greek mythology and witchcraft, and that fans of Percy Jackson will love it! You can add it to your to-read list HERE ON GOODREADS.
What does your writing space look like?I write in my room, reclining on my bed! Right now I’m sitting cross-legged on my bed with my laptop on the bed in front of me—that’s how I normally sit when I write. I get really uncomfortable working at a desk! All through high school and college, I did my homework sitting on my bed, and this habit has continued until now. I can’t have any distractions when I write, so I can’t write in public, and I can’t even have music on while writing! I even keep my windows closed. I suppose it’s literally a “writing cave.”
About the AuthorMichelle 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 latest YA series, The Secret Diamond Sisters, about three sisters who discover they are the secret heirs to a Las Vegas billionaire casino owner, was published in March 2014 by Harlequin Teen. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, released in November 2014, and the third book, Diamonds are Forever, will be coming out in November 2015. Michelle is active on social media networks and has toured across America to promote her books and encourage high school students to embrace reading and writing.
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 the world, shopping, Disney fairy tales, Broadway musicals, and loves talking with fans on Facebook (/MichelleMadow), Twitter (@MichelleMadow), and Instagram (@MichelleMadow).
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