EXCERPT and GIVEAWAY
The Secret Diamond Sisters Series
by Michelle Madow
The Secret Diamond Sisters series currently consists of The Secret Diamond Sisters and Diamonds in the Rough. Find out more about each book below and enter the giveaway for a chance to win a swag pack. The next book in the series, Diamonds are Forever, is expected to be released in October 2015.
The Secret Diamond Sisters
(The Secret Diamond Sisters Book 1)
(The Secret Diamond Sisters Book 1)
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas … but that doesn’t matter when you live there.
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.
“Which lovely Diamond sister are you?” he asked, his lips close to her ear.
“How do you know I’m one of the Diamond sisters?” She leaned back and looked up at him, trying to sound mysterious. Word sure did travel fast around here.
“Lucky guess.” He ran his thumb down her back, and she shivered at his touch. “Actually, I saw you walk in with Adrian earlier. Sort of gave it away.”
“Oh,” she said, although she was happy he’d noticed her. “I’m Peyton.”
“Peyton,” he repeated. “Pretty name. I like it.”
“Thanks.” She had never had anyone tell her that before. “And you are…”
“Oliver,” he answered with a haughtiness that made her think he assumed most people already knew his name. “Oliver Prescott.”
“Nice to meet you, Oliver,” she said, smiling seductively up at him—the same look she’d given Jackson earlier. But unlike with Jackson, it made Oliver move closer to her. The music changed to a remix of a popular song, and she wound her arms tighter around him. “Your girlfriend didn’t look happy that you left her to dance with me.”
“Girlfriend?” Oliver laughed. “Madison’s just a friend.”
“Good.” Peyton had dated many guys, but the ones with girlfriends were out of the question. She refused to risk getting hurt, or make an enemy in the wrong place.
“Do I seem like the type of guy who would tell my girlfriend to disappear while I danced with another girl?” He looked amused, but Peyton believed he was serious.
“Going off the few minutes I’ve known you…?” She quirked an eyebrow. “It never hurts to check. But I believe you.”
“And you would trust me that easily?”
“Mainly because Madison doesn’t look like the sort of girl who would allow a boyfriend of hers to do that,” Peyton said.
“You sure got that right.” He trailed a finger down her arm, like he was taking in every inch of her. Peyton reveled in his touch. The back of his neck was moist with sweat, and she ran her fingers through his hair, enjoying the silkiness of it.
“Do you live in the hotel, too?” she asked.
“Not at the Diamond,” he replied. “I live across the street at the Gates. My father owns it, along with a few other hotels on the Strip.”
“Does that mean your family is in competition with mine?”
“Not in competition, he said, pulling her closer. “But our father’s businesses aren’t important right now.”
“No,” Peyton breathed. “They’re not.”
His lips were on hers a second later.
Praise for the Book
"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
Diamonds in the Rough
(The Secret Diamond Sisters Book 2)
(The Secret Diamond Sisters Book 2)
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.
Savannah Diamond wanted her first day at her new school to be perfect, so she'd woken up extra early to get ready. But her nerves had her so on edge that she couldn't even sing into her hairbrush along with her favorite songs, pretending she was a pop star performing a show. Peyton used to get so mad at her for it every morning, since she, Courtney and Savannah shared a room, and Savannah woke up earlier than Peyton because she needed more time to get ready. Having a room to herself was the best.
If this were her first day of her sophomore year at Fairfield High, she'd have thrown on jean shorts, a pastel tank and sparkly summer flats. But The Goodman School was a fancy private school in Vegas, and since she and her sisters had found out last summer that billionaire casino owner Adrian Diamond was their father, and had moved into the penthouse next to his in The Diamond Residences, Savannah was supposed to be a sophisticated hotel heiress - not a girl who'd grown up in a poor neighborhood in a small town. She needed an outfit to fit the part. And since the only dress-code rules at The Goodman School were no ripped jeans and no belly buttons showing, she had plenty of options.
She settled on a metallic spaghetti-strap top by Young Fabulous & Broke, paired with a black flair miniskirt and strappy Jimmy Choo heels. She curled her hair to give it volume, put on a Swarovski crystal headband and went all out with makeup - deep purples and silvers from her Urban Decay Vice palette, winged black eyeliner with liquid gold sparkles, extra coats of mascara and shimmery lip gloss. As she walked to her jewelry box to decide what to match with the outfit, someone knocked at her door.
"Savannah?" Her sister Courtney peeked her head into the room. "Breakfast is here, and Adrian and Rebecca are on their way. Are you almost ready?"
"Are these earrings too much with the bracelets?" Savannah motioned to her dangly crystal earrings and Alex and Ani bangles.
Courtney examined Savannah's outfit. "I don't want you taking this the wrong way, but isn't it a bit much for school?"
Savannah pulled at her top and frowned. "The personal shopper from Saks said the outfit was perfect on me."
"It does look great on you." Courtney bit her lower lip. "But it seems better suited for a cocktail party or other nighttime event. Not for school."
"I shouldn't have bothered asking." She played with her charm bracelets, shuffling her feet as she scrutinized the outfit in her full-length mirror. It was flashy. But she couldn't take fashion advice from Courtney, who had on jeans, flip-flops, a sky-blue T-shirt and practically no makeup. The only jewelry she wore was a practical watch and that boring old key necklace Grandma had given her for her birthday last year - an heirloom from their great-great-grandmother. "Sure, it would have been too much for Fairfield High, but this is private school in Las Vegas. The first day is when everyone gets most dressed up, so I want to be ready."
Praise for the Book
"I loved this book. The Diamond sisters' world is so much fun and so full of drama, it's the perfect escape after a long school day or work day. It is the second installment of the Secret Diamond Sisters' story. You really should read book one before you read this book, but if you don't, the author does a good job bringing new readers up to speed. Either way, you are going to LOVE this book!" ~ Jacqueline
"If you liked The Secret Diamond Sisters, get ready. Diamonds in the Rough takes things to whole new level. More drama, more secrets and lies, and more camaraderie." ~ AboutToRead
About the Author
Michelle Madow was inspired to write The Secret Diamond Sisters series while walking through her favorite hotel in Las Vegas. The second book in the series, Diamonds in the Rough, launched in October 2014. Prior to The Secret Diamond Sisters, she successfully self-published The Transcend Time Saga. A tireless promoter of her work, 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. A graduate of Rollins College, Michelle lives in Florida ... but she loves going to Vegas.
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