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Thursday, June 4, 2009

In the Moonlight with K. M. Daughters

Pump Up Your Book Promotion
“We take books to the virtual level!”


K.M. Daughters is the multi-published writing team of sisters Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare. Their penname is dedicated to their parents Katherine and Michael, the “K” and “M” in K.M. Daughters. Their author career began in January 2008 with contracts from The Wild Rose Press for an inspirational romance, Jewel of the Adriatic, and a romantic suspense novel, Against Doctors Orders, Book #1 in The Sullivan Boys Series. Beyond The Code of Conduct, Book 2 in the series, is rated 4-stars, compelling, page turner, by Donna M. Brown, Reviewer for Romantic Times Book Reviews (June 2009 Issue #304). A contemporary romance, Past, Present and Forever is available in E-book from Sapphire Blue Publishing. Residing in Illinois and New Jersey, the sisters continue to work on The Sullivan Boys Series. Book #3 will release later this year and two additional books are anticipated to complete the series. You can visit their website at Follow them at!


FBI Agency Brass and Sullivan family connections force Special Agent Bobbie Leighton into an undercover operation with inactive Homicide Detective Joe Sullivan.

Posing as a cattleman and his arm-candy wife the couple is assigned to infiltrate NY attorney Bradley Sterling’s illegal operation. Suspected of baby trafficking, Sterling maybe be connected with Joe’s brother, Jimmy Sullivan’s murder.

How do Bobbie and Joe adhere to their professional code of conduct living under the same roof? Can they forget their personal history, ignore their volatile feelings for each other and ensnare their target when they might be next on Sterling’s victims list?


A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Getting Published

January 26, 2008, Universal Studios, Orlando. We awoke that Saturday morning ready to explore two amusement parks, maybe ride on the 3-D Spiderman attraction, and avoid the parachute ride at all costs. The three-day sister trip was a Christmas present to each other – a time to be kids together again.

In late 2007 we had submitted two full manuscripts by K.M. Daughters to The Wild Rose Press. That day in Florida, the theme of our conversations was (as had been the last few years) speculation about our fate as hopeful authors now resting in two Editors’ hands.

It drizzled all morning and we ducked in and out of rain as we visited attractions. Shortly before noon, the sun broke through and helped dry damp clothes. Wandering into a small theatre attraction, The Eighth Voyage of Sinbad, we chose a bench in the last row and pulled out our cell phones to check email. Pat, unusually absorbed in reading hers, finished with widened eyes and proclaimed, “We sold our book!”
A canon blasted on stage.

We don’t know the outcome of Sinbad’s eighth voyage; we were too busy embarking on our dream voyage to publication. The contract offer for our inspirational, Jewel of the Adriatic, was extended around noon. We hurried back to the hotel to use the lounge computer and we called our loved ones to relate the GOOD NEWS in a flurry of adrenaline-rush dialing. A couple hours later we emerged into Florida sunshine to re-visit the parks in a state of joyful disbelief.

At dinnertime we returned to the hotel. One last message check before our meal, and Pat clasped a hand to her chest, waving her phone overhead, “We sold our book!” Well, duh, I know. “NO! We sold Against Doctors Orders, too!” You really can cry just as hard when you’re happy.

A flurry of re-dialing ensued. Each family member seemed to think we had been drinking and forgot that we had already called. Funny thing, when we had fantasized about what it would feel like or how we would react were we to get THE CALL, we never dreamed that it would happen quite this way – the sister team alone together with three days to do nothing but savor the joy of dreams come true. How blessed we are that funny canon blast accompanied our milestone moment.

Thank you for sharing the Moonlight with us today, K. M.! ~ The Moonlighters

10 Moonbeams (comments):

Molly Daniels said...

How nice for Sinbad to celebrate your acceptance email!

When I got my first letter, my daughter IM'd her friend 'Cool. Mom's porn is going to be published!"

Can I go with you the next time you're due for a contract? I want cannons too:)

Hope you had fun the rest of that weekend! I've never been to Universal, but in 2004, we did Disney (all four) with the kids. I'd love to go back and spend a month doing all the Orlando parks!

Gracen Miller said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us, ladies! What a way to celebrate your plunge into publishing!

Sheila Deeth said...

Wow! What a day. I got a short story accepted for a compilation yesterday and I think I'm still dreaming. Don't let those cannons wake me.

Jeannie Ruesch said...

Hi Pat and Kathie! :) I remember well getting BOTH emails about your sales -- how exciting! And how fun that you were together for both, and able to enjoy and celebrate in style. :)

Carrie said...

Great story ladies and thanks for sharing! Hopefully I'll have a story like yours to tell!

Thanks for blogging here at Moonlight, Lace and Mayhem!

K.M. Daughters said...

Hi ladies - thank you so much for taking the time to chat with us today! We wish you all cannon blast after cannon blast! K.M. Daughters

LuAnn said...

Great story, great book! I'm so glad I stopped by.

CherylS22 said...

I enjoyed the story. I'm looking forward to reading this book!


Margay Leah Justice said...

I just wanted to thank our guests for being here with us. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed your post!

K.M. Daughters said...

We enjoyed meeting you all. Thank you for taking the time to visit with us.