Book Giveaway (Michelle Madow) from Amber Stokes

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Morning, all. This Wednesday, we have an unexpected collaborative treat in store. Amber (of Seasons of Humility) has a copy of Michelle Madow's The Secret Diamond Sisters up for grabs (this is an extra ARC that is brand-new, unread) that she has in hand and she's generously offered up for a giveaway, which we'd love for one lucky U.S winner to be able to read, and in addition to that, one of the questions I had for Michelle (from her street team Q&A) coincidently showed up in a blog post! Since it was a fun question, I thought I'd share it in this blog post.

My question: just for fun, who would you cast as the Diamond sisters, or any of the main characters?

Here is the blog in which Michelle shared her choices.


My first choice for Savannah is Danielle Bradbery. She has Savannah's petite features, and since she won The Voice, I know she has Savannah's singing voice!


Alexandria Deberry is my first choice for Courtney Diamond. She has Courtney's sweet look, and long blonde, wavy hair. She just looks so nice in her pictures, and I can see her in the role perfectly.


Tracy Spiridakos is my top choice for Peyton. She has Peyton's high cheekbones, and tough attitude. Add a few blue streaks, and she's perfect!


I've pictured Steven R. McQueen as Brett since the first draft of the book! He has that intense, artsy, brooding thing about him -- but it looks like he can also be super sweet and loyal to the people he cares about.

If you want to see who Michelle casts as Madison, Nick, Oliver, Damien and the rest of the characters, read her blog!

For more giveaway details, read on below. Though - as always, first things first, here are the pesky rules:

This giveaway(s) is open to U.S. readers. Also, please I will just ask that anyone who leaves a comment under "anonymous," please leave the same name you enter into the widget in your comment - it's not nearly as easy to try and match comments when there is no name and in fairness to everyone else, I want to be able to be sure everyone who used the Rafflecopter correctly has a fair chance at winning against those who abuse it - believe it or not, there have been a couple people that I could not verify. So please, I don't mean to overwhelm, but just keep this in mind when entering future giveaways. I'd sure appreciate it!

To be entered in the giveaway, just enter as much or as little as you like into the Rafflecopter widget... and good luck everyone! This ends on March 5th.

Synopsis: 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. - Goodreads

Read the book review to get my personal thoughts on the book for more information.

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  1. Fun cast!

    For some reason, I was thinking this was CF. (Please disregard my entry)

    I'm off to read your review.

    1. I thought so, too, Juju! Michelle did a fabulous job - though she should since they are her characters. ;)

      No problem! Consider your entry disregarded.

  2. I know I've said a bazillion times now (or something like that, LOL), but thank you so much for setting this up so that I could share my extra ARC with one of your readers! :D

    And how fun with the actor pics! They all do seem to fit very well. :)

    Good luck to everyone entering the giveaway!


    1. It was my pleasure, Amber! Anytime... seriously, I love any excuse for a fun blog party. :) Glad a reader has a chance to nab your extra copy! So exciting.

      I agree - it does look perfect. Michelle chose very well. :)

  3. Currently reading: The Fault in Our Stars
    Opinion so far: just one word - FEELINGS

    1. Ooo! I've heard many great things about The Fault in Our Stars. Seems the perfect thoughts, too - all those feels! ;)

  4. This sounds like a really fun book, Rissi! And, it has a character with the same name as I'm intrigued :)

    My current read is a nonfiction book, "George Washington's Secret Six". It's a really interesting read about a spy ring in the New York City area that contributed to Washington's success and uncovered British plans to thwart the Patriots. It's very interesting - I'm enjoying it so far!


    1. It's always fun to read a book with a character that has the same name, isn't it!? :)

      Your book sounds good. I confess I don't read about historical non-fiction (or any genre) books though those I have read are always wonderful, genuine, compelling reads. I've read some biographies (Lisa Beamer, Shawn Johnson, etc.) and enjoyed them despite their emotional complexities - particularly where Lisa's is concerned!

      Thanks for participating, Courtney.

    2. I don't usually read this genre either - this was a gift. But I have to say I'm loving it. It is a little complex, as well, because several people are involved in various parts of the "spy network".

      I've only read a couple biographies - though I have a few in my TBR pile. It's just hard to resist the "easy reading" of fiction!

    3. That does sound exceptional! :)

      I agree, Courtney; right or wrong, it's much more fun to enjoy the "easy" joys of fiction, and as we probably both know, there are some VERY compelling moments in fiction because of the authors who write these books. Plus, life can be hard, so it's nice to have a "break" from what we live every day. :)


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