Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Secret Diamond Sisters $4.99 Kindle Sale!

The Secret Diamond Sisters is currently $4.99 on Kindle!

That's 50% off the original list price. I don't know when this sale ends, so you'll want to get it at this price while you can!

This is a fantastic deal, especially considering the cost of many items mentioned in the book. For example:

American Express Black Card (Blamex): $7,500 initiation fee, $2,500 annual fee
VIP Table at Myst Nightclub: $4,000
Premium ticket to see Phantom of the Opera: $165
Bottle of Dom Perignon: $150
Lobster at the Five Diamond Steakhouse: $70
Urban Decay Naked Eyeshadow Palette: $50
Glass of Mersault Chardonnay: $25
Frosted Flakes French Toast at the Grand Cafe: $20
Vanilla Latte at the Diamond Cafe: $6

For less than the cost of each of these items, you can buy The Secret Diamond Sisters on Kindle and experience the life of an heiress living in Las Vegas. And with the sequel, Diamonds in the Rough, releasing in 11 days, now is the perfect time to read The Secret Diamond Sisters, a book that Booklist called "electrifying" and RT Reviews called "one crazy and fabulous ride!"

What're you waiting for? 


Three sisters. One billionaire father. What could go wrong?

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.

PURCHASE: [ Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A MillionBook Depository | iBookstore ]


Readers are raving about The Secret Diamond Sisters:

"I opened The Secret Diamond Sisters and was transported to Vegas ... there was never a dull moment! It's the helpless romantic's dream." --LitPick Five Star Book Review Award

"Highly addictive! Hold on tight, because The Secret Diamond Sisters throws you head first into the Vegas fast lane. A fun ride not to be missed!" --Rachel Harris, author of My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century

"I breezed through The Secret Diamond Sisters in a record two hours ... I didn't want to put it down! This fun book brings us into rich, glittering worlds that most of us only dream about, but Madow also makes sure to give her characters a lot of heart." --The Reading Nook Reviews

Friday, October 10, 2014

Previous Appearances

THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS BOOK RELEASE PARTY
Saturday, March 1, 2014 | 3:00 PM
Books & Books Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL

Join Michelle Madow and family on Saturday, March 1, 2014 to celebrate the release of her first traditionally published novel, The Secret Diamond Sisters! The story is set in Las Vegas, so dress in festive attire, like you're about to hit up your favorite destination on the Vegas Strip.
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BOOKMANIA
Saturday, March 8, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Martin County High School
2801 SW Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994

BookMania is an informative and entertaining event held annually to celebrate the written word, bringing authors from around the country to a community of booklovers who delight in hearing them share their story. It is free and open to the public.

Michelle will be speaking on a young adult panel at 3:30 PM, called "Past, Present, and Future," and will be signing books. Books will be for sale at the event.
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SOUTHWEST FLORIDA READING FESTIVAL
Saturday, March 15, 2014 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Harborside Event Center & Centennial Park
1375 Monroe St, Fort Meyers, FL

This free annual Festival incites a passion for reading. Renew your interest in reading as the Festival authors are announced. Hear an author speak at the Festival and get inspired to borrow or buy the book, maybe even to write one of your own!

Speaking: 2:30 PM, Teen Stage #5
Signing: 12:30 and 3:30 PM, Teen Author Book Signings #9
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THE NOVEL EXPERIENCE
Friday, March 28 - Sunday, March 30, 2014
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street Northeast, Atlanta, GA

Friday 8pm - Midnight: Author events and parties for readers, Aquarium visits
Saturday: 10am - 5pm: Mega Book signing
Saturday Night: 8pm - 1am: Author events and parties for readers (VIP tickets needed)
Sunday: Author Swag event with readers
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UCF BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday, April 5, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
The University of Central Florida
4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, Florida 32816

Each year  the UCF Book Festival draws thousands of readers of all ages. The Festival features internationally recognized authors and illustrators, book signings and sales, exhibitors, cooking demonstrations, book appraisals, and literary activities for all ages.

Michelle will be doing a short reading from The Secret Diamond Sisters on the CFE Main Stage at 10:45 AM. Apart from that, she will be at her booth signing and selling The Secret Diamond Sisters and The Transcend Time Saga all day!
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BOOKS OF WONDER
Thursday, April 17, 2014 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
18 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011

Michelle will be signing with these Harlequin TEEN Authors:
·        Kady Cross, The Girl with the Iron Touch
·        Amalie Howard, Waterfell
·        Michelle Madow, The Secret Diamond Sisters
·        Dawn Metcalf, Indelible
·        Cara Lynn Schults, Spellbound series
·        Maria V. Snyder, Touch of Power
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YA FEST
Saturday, April 19, 2014 | 10:30 AM - 3 PM
Palmer Branch of the Easton Area Public Library
1 Weller Place, Easton, PA

Join us as 50 Young Adult and Middle-Grade fiction authors unite to sign books and speak with patrons.

Michelle will be speaking on a panel from 1:15 - 2:15 on Writing for Young Readers/Different Age Groups, alongside Cristin Terrill, Lisa Amowitz, David Lubar, Kit Grindstaff, Alison Ashley Formento, Laura Toffler-Corrie, Aaron Starmer, Page Morgan, Justina Ireland, and Jennifer Armentrout
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SOUTHERN KENTUCKY BOOK FEST
Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Knicely Conference Center
654 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY

The Southern Kentucky Book Fest is one of the state's largest literary events. The Book Fest draws thousands of readers of all ages who welcome the occasion to meet their favorite authors and purchase signed copies of their books. Please note that all books signed at SOKY Book Fest must be purchased at the festival. No previously purchased books are allowed to be signed.

I'm speaking on the YA Contemporary panel at 11AM in the Auditorium with these authors:
Karen Ann Hopkins
Julie Lindsey
Michelle Madow
Katie McGarry
Alecia Whitaker
Jenny Hubbard
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GREATER ROCHESTER TEEN BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday, May 17, 2014 | 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nazareth College: Shults Center
4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY

The Ninth Annual Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival is FREE and open to everyone, but seating preference will be given to teen readers at all sessions! No registration is needed...just come and enjoy the day!

I'm speaking on the new/debut author panel with Alexandra Coutts (Tumble and Fall), Tess Sharpe (Far From You), and Cristin Terrill (All Our Yesterdays).

All authors will be autographing from 3:15pm - 5:00pm. 
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BOOK EXPO AMERICA (BEA)
Wednesday, May 28 - Saturday, May 31
Javits Center, NYC

The Secret Diamond Sisters paperbacks will be in the blogger swag bags for the Bloggers Conference on Wednesday, and I'll be at the Bloggers Conference mingling party on Wednesday from 3:45pm - 5:00pm to party and sign your copies!

I'll also be around the conference center all three days. (Thurs, Fri, Sat.)
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AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)
Friday, June 27 - Monday, June 30
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

On Sunday, June 29, I'm signing advanced copies of Diamonds in the Rough at 11:00 AM in the Harlequin Booth!
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YA MANIA
Saturday, August 2nd
FAU High School (On the Boca Raton FAU campus)
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

I will be on a Q&A panel and will be signing The Secret Diamond Sisters, which will be available to purchase at the event. Exact time to come!
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CHAPTER BY CHAPTER BOOK RAVE
Saturday, September 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
FunFuzion
19 LeCount Place, New Rochelle, NY 10801

An all day event with a 60+ author book signing, a YA bowling party, and a NA/Adult mingling party.

The book signing is open to the public and will be from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM.

I will also be at the YA bowling party, a ticketed event from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM.
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ORANGE COUNTY CHILDREN'S BOOK FESTIVAL
Sunday, September 28, 2014 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Orange Coast College
2701 Fairview Rd, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

I'll be speaking at 2:30 on the Teen Stage and signing books immediately afterward.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Diamonds in the Rough signed paperback giveaway!

I'm giving away a signed paperback of Diamonds in the Rough!

I will ship for free to those living in the USA. You can still enter if you live outside the USA, as long as you promise to cover your shipping cost if you win.

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.



Early readers are already talking about the book!

"Diamonds in the Rough was pure lush and excellence. I can't wait for you guys to read it! PHENOMENAL." -Michelle Arrow, Goodreads reviewer

"My newest guilty pleasure! Juicy secrets, betrayals, and romance to tide you over. You'll want to get your hands on this one!" -Jessica, reviewer from The Lovely Books

"Michelle teased that huge secrets would come out in Diamonds in the Rough, and she did not disappoint." -Andrea, reviewer from Bookish


And don't miss book one, The Secret Diamond Sisters!

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter the giveaway!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fan Accounts for my books!

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Friday, May 23, 2014

THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS

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.

"Sexy and 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

PURCHASE: [ Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Book Depository | iBookstore ]


DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH

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.

Coming October 28, 2014!

PRE-ORDER: [ Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Books A Million | Book Depository | iBookstore ]





ALSO BY MICHELLE MADOW

THE TRANSCEND TIME SAGA



Lizzie Davenport has been reincarnated from 1815, England ... but she doesn't realize it until she meets her soul mate from the past and he triggers her memories to gradually return.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Giving away a box of SEVEN YA novels!!!

I'm clearing my shelf in preparation of BEA (Book Expo America) this month, which means it's time for a GIVEAWAY! The first giveaway I'm doing is for these seven YA novels:



Because this is going to be a large box to ship, I unfortunately have to limit it to those living in the USA only. ONE PERSON will win all seven books.

Use the Rafflecopter below to enter!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

How I Personally Relate to the Diamond Sisters

I don’t usually write personal blog posts about what I was like in high school. But the ways that each of the girls behave is drawn off personal experience, along with first hand things I witnessed from my friends when I was that age, and I thought you all might be interested in reading about this. So, I’m going to tell you a little bit about each of the four characters, and how they relate to me personally. Hope you enjoy!


SAVANNAH DIAMOND
Savannah is very similar to the way that I, and many of my friends, behaved while we were fifteen years old—sophomores in high school. I was always in that “middle crowd,” in high school—the normal people. Not “cool,” but not a “nerd,” either. But at that point in my life, I wanted more than anything to be accepted by the “popular kids.” Looking back, it seems so trivial, but it was important to me then, just as it’s important to Savannah. A lot of fifteen year olds want to be accepted. They want to be invited to the coolest parties, and have the hottest guys in school that they crush on from afar notice them. Many times (and I know this because my friends and I went through it), at that age you will care about getting noticed by the hot, popular guys. I got my heart broken many times because of it. Like *many* teens, I was guilty of giving into peer pressure. It’s unfortunate, but it’s REAL, and it happens. Eventually most of us grow up from this mindset (I definitely did), but many people—like Savannah—need to make those mistakes to do so. She’s only fifteen, and she will grow up eventually, but she needs time. I wish I had been more confident at fifteen, and not cared about those things as much, but I wasn't like that, and while not all fifteen year olds are like that, there are definitely some that are. So if you're fifteen, and are already confident and know your place in the world, then congrats. You're lucky. And I hope you realize how great that maturity is! (If I'd had it, I might have had a much easier time in high school).


COURTNEY DIAMOND
I see Courtney as the “typical YA literary heroine that many people are accustomed to reading about.” She acts like she’s in her mid/upper 20s, not like she’s sixteen (or at least not how I EVER acted at sixteen). I included a character like this because it fit with her background of being responsible, and I know there are people out there who DID act this way in high school. They were confident, knew what they wanted, and had their act together. BUT I do not think this is the “norm” for high school students (or at least it didn’t seem to be when I was in high school), which is why Courtney is the only one of the four who acts in this way. Courtney is actually very representative of my personality now, in my 20s. At age 21, when I realized my goal in life was to write books and hopefully get them published, my entire mindset changed. I became confident like Courtney, and no longer sought out to impress others—I focused only on doing everything I could to make my dream come true. I’m still like that. But was I like that as a teen? Maybe some of you were, and that’s great, but I certainly wasn’t. I wish I could tell my teenage self to get my act together, stop caring so much about what others thought, and start writing books already!


PEYTON DIAMOND
Out of the four main characters, Peyton is the least like I ever was, or currently am. A lot of her personality is based off a girl I was close with in high school, who I respected very much (and still do respect very much.) She was rebellious, she was confident, she did what she wanted, but she also had her heart broken a lot and didn’t let people in easily. She grew up fast, and oftentimes resented when her parents tried to get involved in her life and tell her what to do. She could handle herself in ANY situation. But my favorite thing about her, and a huge reason why we were friends, was because if she was truly friends with someone, she would always be there for them. In the book, Peyton doesn’t have many close friends, but she’s always there for her sisters, just as this friend of mine in high school was always there for her close friends. She’s tough, but she’s trustworthy to those who have broken down her walls. She’s the one who if you got stuck anywhere, you could call and know she would figure out a way to help out.


MADISON LOCKHART
Ohhh, Madison. The “Queen B” of Las Vegas. There’s a lot of Madison that’s drawn from a combination of my high school self and my current day self. Madison is focused and smart, and she acts confident, but she does have a jealous streak. Which I think is realistic, because who hasn’t been jealous of someone else before? It’s unfortunate, but it happens to the best of us. Madison also has the same taste of clothes, food and drink, and movies that I do. My background growing up is most similar to Madison’s than any of the Diamond sisters’, (although my parents weren’t always at work like hers are) so in a way that oftentimes makes it easier for me to jump into her mind. My best friend actually told me that Madison reminded her of a not-as-nice version of me. I would never be mean to people like Madison is in the book, but other than that, I’m actually pretty similar to her! (Except that she loves science, and I love reading and writing.)
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I hope that gives you better insight into why I made each character the way I did. One major goal of mine while writing this book was to make each girl different. As a reader, you'll relate to one the most, and one the least. I've always enjoyed reading about characters who are different from myself. These girls aren't perfect -- they don't always make the right decisions. They mess up. They act on their feelings instead of on logic. They're not always confident. They're not all going to be good little girls who go home and get their homework done every night, and who are confident enough to not care about what others think about them. As the trilogy goes on, they'll learn from their mistakes, but when it all ends, they're still teens. I hope that there will be one of them you relate to, and that you can appreciate the ones who are different from you. And most of all, that you have fun while reading the book!

xoxo,
Michelle