Thursday, February 4, 2010

KM Daughters Virtual Tour Stop

I have the pleasure of welcoming KM Daughters to the blog today for one of her virtual book tour stops. She is giving away a prize today! Yeah!

K.M. Daughters, in addition to the autographed copy of AGAINST DOCTOR'S ORDERS for a randomly drawn commentator (as well as the tour host with the most comments), will be giving away charms to randomly drawn commenters-- two sterling Chamilia “Sisters” charms and a Claddagh charm (fitting for a Sullivan Boy) that fit Pandora style bracelets.

1. How many rejections have you received?

1. Three. Well, technically, four.
Jewel Of The Adriatic – we asked permission to “fix” the manuscript and resubmitted to the same Editor. She acquired it after the second submission.
Rose Of The Adriatic – the same Editor, as above, rejected the manuscript, but took the time to line edit, and extended the invitation to resubmit after revision. She acquired it after the second submission.
Reunion For The First Time – partial submission was rejected – twice – by one publisher. We submitted to another publisher and it was acquired at first submission and renamed Past, Present And Forever – our first book.
2. If you could ask your readers one question, what would it be?

What prompts you to give an unknown author a try? Reviews? Blurbs/excerpts?

3. Tell me one thing about yourself that very few people know?

3. Pat enjoys folding laundry and she’s quite good at it. Kathie is an inventive cook and discovers new recipes for both sisters’ families.

4. What do you consider your strengths in terms of your writing?

We’re strong in character development and emotional depth. Since we’re a team we’re able to draw upon each other’s strengths as writers. Kathie “hears” her characters and tends to immerse herself in role-play. Pat “sees” the characters and action sequences. Those perspectives blend to create K.M. Daughters’ voice. We’re both sentimental women who live life with deep feeling and gratitude, perhaps in compensating for loss along the way. Hopefully we’re able to convey emotions that touch our Readers’ hearts.
5. What’s your favorite quote?

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me." Erma Bombeck

6. What three things would you want with you on a desert island?

A Kindle, a case of wine and a motorboat.

7. What is your favorite word?


8. What place that you haven’t visited would you like to go?


9. What’s your favorite thing about your book?

Spending more time with the Sullivan family. The characters are treasured friends.

10. Who is your greatest cheerleader?

Pat is Kathie’s and Kathie is Pat’s. You see why we decided to write together?

): K.M. Daughters is the award-winning sister writing team of Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare. Their penname is dedicated to the memory of their parents, Katherine and Michael Lynch, the “K” and “M” in K.M. Daughters.

Veterinarian Matty Connors’ visions lead her to homicide detective Brian Sullivan again despite her resolve to remain anonymous the past four years. Brian, the reputed ladies man of the family, has yet to give his heart to a woman until Matty lays claim to it. His black-and-white approach to solving crimes doesn’t jibe with Matty’s spooky pronouncements. An unsuccessful search for a murder weapon casts doubt on Matty’s “truths” and threatens their smoldering romance. Is Brian her nightmare slayer and ultimate truth? When the puzzle pieces fall in place for Brian, will it be too late to save Matty?

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And drum roll: Complete Review not yet posted, but we garnered Four Stars on RT Book Review:


K.M. Daughters said...

Good morning all! Early starts today for both of us. It's our last day touring Capturing Karma. Would love to hear from you about what prompts you to try a new author. Thank you, Chris, for hosting us today!

Caridad Pineiro said...

I think that when a read a blurb and there's a unique story line, I'm willing to give a new author a try! Thanks for sharing your info about your book!

Unknown said...

What causes me to try a new author? The excerpts, usually I read the back of the book at whateven store I'm in and if I like it I'll buy it. However, lately I have joined a few groups that do book reviews and even interviews with authors and that has opened up a whole new world for me. Some of the books I have been getting lately aren't even at the store I usually get my books from. Man I didn't realize how many authors were out there that I hadn't even heard of until I joined these groups. My list of books to buy and read has gotten huge, but that's ok I love to read and am in heaven with all these new authors to try.

K.M. Daughters said...

Hi Caridad and Belinda - thank you for sharing! So we'll be extra careful drafting blurbs and picking the right excerpts for our books! Have a lovely weekend! Best - KMD said...

The cover and the excerpt or comment on the back of the book makes me buy a new authors books!
I so love discovering a new author, then I go and buy everything they've ever written!

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K.M. Daughters said...

Hi Brenda! In that case we REALLY hope you love our covers/blurbs/excerpts! :-) We have six books available to readers now. Would love it if you became a K.M. Daughters fan. All the best to you.