The Secret Diamond Sisters Blog Tour: Interview with Peyton and Giveaway

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I’m so excited to welcome Peyton from  The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow to Good Books and Good Wine. I can’t wait for you all to get to know her a little better.

First though, let me fill you in a little about The Secret Diamond Sisters:

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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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And now without further ado, please welcome Peyton to Good Books and Good Wine!

Hi Peyton! Welcome to Good Books and Good Wine. Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me and chat today.

Thanks for having me!

First off, tell us a little more about yourself! Describe yourself in three sentences or less!

There’s no way to describe an entire person in three sentences or less. I don’t like being put into categories, because that comes with certain expectations. I do what I want and say what I want, screw what other people think.

How would you describe your relationship with your sisters Savannah and Courtney?

I’ll do anything for my sisters, and want the best for them. I hate seeing them hurt. Sure, I complain about them at times, but no one is allowed to say anything bad about them to me without me getting seriously pissed off. I don’t see my sisters much in social settings, because I hang out with my own friends, but they know I have their backs no matter what.

What was it like to finally discover the identity of your father Aidan Diamond? What was your first impression of him?

Umm … calling it the biggest shock in my life would be an understatement. And my first impression of him is what I’ve always thought about him—that he’s a selfish ass and that I want nothing to do with a man who wanted nothing to do with me and my sisters until now, no matter how much money he has. The money makes it worse. He had the means to be there for us, and he ditched us. The fact that he wants us to give him a chance is laughable, and I don’t understand or respect it.

The gossips must have had a field day with the revelation that your billionaire father had three secret daughters no one knew about. Have you had any bad experiences with the press? What about with the Vegas locals?

I only just got here, and according to Adrian, the press will be interested in me and my sisters. He says they care about us, and he wants us to stay out of the “spotlight,” but whatever. I’m gonna live my life the way I want to no matter what. As for the locals, sometimes I’ll be walking around and think somoene snapped a picture of me, but I don’t pay much attention to it.

Before moving to Las Vegas with your sisters, the three of you lived in California with your mother. How would you describe your life there? How does it compare to your new life in Las Vegas?

Our life there wasn’t always easy, but it was what it was. I never knew anything different. Sure, we had it rough sometimes (particuarly when Mom’s drinking spiraled in the past year), but there were kids in my school stuck in crappy foster homes that had it way worse, so at least we had a home and a parent. After getting home at the end of school and making sure the house and Mom were ready for Courtney and Savannah to get home, I would go out with people I knew and tried to enjoy the present. Vegas is a different world from Fairfield, California. I definitely don’t miss Fairfield—there wasn’t much for me there, besides my sisters—and I do like the clubs in Vegas. But if Adrian tries sucking up to us and pretending like he can be our father after all these years of ignoring us, he’s gonna get a serious reality check.

You have been known for standing out in a crowd with your sense of style and attitude. Is this something that just comes naturally for you? Is it empowering?

I guess it comes naturally. If I want to wear something, or do something different with my hair, or say what’s on my mind, why wouldn’t I? If anyone’s going to judge me on stuff like that, then screw them.

You’ve also been known to have a boy of the month. Can you give us any hints about if this trend continues once you enter the world of Las Vegas?

Again, I do what I want. So if I meet a hot guy (and there are plenty of them in Vegas), and he’s interested, why wouldn’t I go for him?

You’re almost eighteen years old so I imagine you’ve slowly started planning out your future. Any idea where you see yourself in five years?

Nope—I don’t like thinking a few months into the future, let alone a few years. I’m just gonna take life as it comes and let my future reveal itself to me when it’s ready.

I know you’re a big lover of music. If you had to pick a theme song for yourself, what would it be and why?

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, because to me it’s all about being free and doing what you want in life.

Finally, as this blog is called Good Books and Good Wine I must ask you; do you have a favorite book and a favorite type of wine? If so, why are these choices your favorites?

I don’t remember the last time I’ve read a full book—for school I either read the sparknotes or watch the movie. I figure if a book’s amazing, it’ll be made into a movie or TV show, and then I can watch it that way. And I don’t know much about wine, either. I’ll drink whatever my friends have around, which is usually whatever was cheapest at Seven Eleven. I’m more of a vodka or cocktail girl.

Thank you Peyton for taking the time to answer my questions! Feel free to come back and visit any time you’d like.

Giveaway time!

SDS Grand Prize

Each tour stop is offering up a copy of THE SECRET DIAMONDS SISTERS, and one winner will receive a fantastic Grand Prize Package including the following Harlequin Teen titles: 2 copies of THE SECRET DIAMOND SISTERS, a copy of WHITE HOT KISS by Jennifer Armentrout, GRIM edited by Christine Johnson, a signed copy of HEARTBEAT by Elizabeth Scott and an ARC of  LET’S GET LOST by Adi Alsaid.
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About author Michelle Madow
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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The Secret Diamond Sisters Blog Tour Schedule!

Monday, March 3rd – Chapter by Chapter
Wednesday, March 5th – The Book Bells
Friday, March 7th – That Artsy Reader Girl

Monday, March 10th – Good Books and Good Wine
Wednesday, March 12th – Book Swoon
Friday, March 14th – Spiced Latte

The Secret Diamond Sisters Tour is hosted by:

Kismet Blog Tours

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  1. That is an awesome giveaway! I’m in Britain though. 🙁 Books are pretty expensive to ship, so I don’t blame you keeping it within USA/Canada! But do you know of any British book blogs where I can enter the giveaways? It would be nice to have some amongst all my beloved American book blogs that I follow. 🙂

  2. cyndi flores says

    They look amazing!!

  3. This looks like such a fun book! Can’t wait to grab a copy of it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Character interviews are the greatest! You have a chance to meet the character before even looking at the book! I want to get to meet the sisters in depth and see them interact with each other too! Definitely convinced I need to read this. 🙂

  5. The premise sounds interesting

  6. this looks and sounds awesome!! thanks for sharing!

  7. Kirsten W says

    The character doesn’t read?! I’m not sure I can get behind this 😛
    luckily the plot sounds really interesting and different from most YA I usually read 🙂