Sister Team KM Daughters explodes on the writing scene

August 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm (mystery, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

JewelOfTheAdriatic_2X3JEWEL OF THE ADRIATICA nightgown model and a soap opera star meet in Valselo, a Croatian village where millions believe the Mother of God appears to three visionaries. Yugoslavian born Maya Lidovic owns Intimate Whispers, a New York based sleepwear company. Determined not to lose her faith in a secular world, she spends her vacations leading tours in Valselo where her parents run an inn. Colin O’Reilly plays heartthrob, Dr. Brock Stone, on the soap opera Tides Of Tomorrow. Through various setbacks in life he’s managed to keep God first. But now he’s furious at God for taking his mother. Colin doesn’t believe that God has sent the Virgin Mary to earth w

ith messages of hope. He doesn’t believe that God cares about the world. A series of apparitions, prophetic dreams and earthy attraction draw these different people together. Human frailties obscure the intention of the call that brought them to their destinies.human frailties,

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Wounded and faithless, Dr. Matthew Robbins arrives in a small Croatian village determined to discredit the visionary who claims to see the Mother of God. Matt believes only proven facts, and he’s sure Anna Babic is either lying or delusional. But, despite all his unpopular testing, he can’t disprove Anna’s visions–and what’s worse, he finds himself falling for the beautiful visionary who speaks with the blessed Virgin Mary.  

Anna has experienced skeptics in the past, and they’ve never left a lasting effect. But Matt is different. Despite his open disbelief and vehemence to discredit her, she finds herself hoping he’ll change his mind.

Drawn together as if by a heavenly hand, can Anna choose a life as the wife to her unlikely match?  Can Matt believe on faith alone that God loves him enough to heal him and free him to love Anna?

Review – 5 stars Readers Choice Book Reviews – link: <;id=2616959>
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AgainstDocOrders_w1792_300qAGAINST DOCTORS ORDERS–  The Henna Housewife Killer continues to evade the police for the murders of red headed housewives. ER doctor Molly Jordon treats Detective Danny Sullivan when he’s brought to her ER with a bullet wound. Molly has never had a carnal reaction to a patient before but Danny sparks so much heat in her, he appears in steamy dreams. A cop’s widow and single parent, Molly is fiercely averse to the life of worry loving a cop entails. And Danny isn’t any cop. He’s the son of a retired Police Commissioner and one of six siblings who are all law enforcers. Danny thought that a cop’s job and marriage didn’t mix after his bitter divorce – until he meets the bossy, irresistible Molly Jordan who throws medical orders at him that he has no inclination to follow.


Review: 5 stars Readers Choice Book Reviews – pdf attached

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BeyondtheCodeof_w3208_300BEYOND THE CODE OF CONDUCT

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 Bradley Sterling’s illegal operation.  Suspected of baby trafficking, Sterling may be connected with 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?

REVIEWS – 4 stars RT Book Reviews
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Unaware they share the same goal, Lizzie and Jack motivate Jack’s brother Charlie out of his despondency after the death of his wife. Lizzie and Jack both understand loss. Liz was jilted by her fiancé the same day her parents died ten years ago and Jack’s mother abandoned her small sons to life with a father who never recovered from the separation.

Now Liz faces the man who destroyed her at a college reunion, with Jack as her companion instead of Charlie who engineers the covert substitution. As Liz and Jack collide in the present can they overcome their pasts and find forever?

REVIEW: Coffee Time Romance and More Reviewers Award:

Pat Casiello
Writing with Kathie Clare as K.M. Daughters

BEYOND THE CODE OF CONDUCT, Book 2 Sullivan Boys Romantic Suspense Series
Rated 4-Stars RT Book Review, “Compelling”…Page Turner
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Coming 7/31/09 – ROSE OF THE ADRIATIC
Rated 5-Stars Readers Choice Literary Reviews, “…a wonderful story”
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About the Author

K. M. Daughters is the writing team of sisters, Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare. Their penname is dedicated to their parents: Kay and Mickey Lynch. Pat is married to Nick Casiello and has three children, Jen, Emilie and Brian. Kathie is married to Tom Clare and has two sons, Tom and Michael. She has one granddaughter, Natalie, a grandson, Michael John new grandbaby is expected in September.

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A Corpse in the Soup – Morgan St. James & Phyllice Bradner, Authors

August 8, 2009 at 10:36 pm (Crime Novels, mystery, Suspense Novels) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

A Corpse in the Soup – Reviewed by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat

Some one is sabotaging the cooking show of America’s favorite Chef. Food testers are coming down with food poisoning, the Baked Alaska is blowing up and the paprika is as hot as Hades. But who would do this and why?

When I was young I enjoyed playing the board game “Clue.” What made this game so much fun were the characters. So now I want to introduce you to the characters of A Corpse in the Soup. Let’s see if you can determine “who done it” in this story of colorful characters.

Godiva Olivia Duboise – writes a syndicated column titled Ask G.O.D. Resides in L. A. And loves to solve other people’s problems. Married, widowed, left very rich.

Goldie Silver – identical twin of Godiva. Owns and operates the Silver Spoon Antiques in Juneau, Alaska. Even though she is identical in looks to Godiva she is actually a “mirror” twin. While Godiva’s clothes come straight from the designers, Goldie’s come straight from the Salvation Army. Godiva has a fleet of expensive cars in her garage while Goldie drives an old clunker.

Chili Pepper – Daughter of Goldie and Red Pepper (Goldie kept her maiden name for the shop). Sous-Chef on her father’s Alaskan cruise ship the Aurora Borealis. Gets a call from Godiva inviting her to attend the taping of “Flirting with Food” where Godiva is chosen to be a food tester and ends up in the hospital with food poisoning.

Flossie Silver – Mother of Godiva and Goldie. Sterling Silver – Uncle of Godiva and Goldie. Both Flossie and Sterling are retired vaudeville magicians. And they, like Godiva love to solve other people’s problems.

Chef Caesar Romano – Star of “Flirting with Food.” Cooked and served the shrimp that put Godiva in the hospital with food poisoning. Swears someone is sabotaging his food. Ends up becoming Godiva’s biggest fan and admirer.

Chef Biff Wellington – star of his own cooking show and known as the “Aerobic Chef”. Will be competing against Caesar Romano in the annual competition of “Gourmet Gladiators”. Hates his competition and swears that he will be this year’s winner.

Candy Vanderloop – ex-assistant to Chef Caesar Romano, now working with Chef Biff Wellington. Has a big crush on Romano. Finds out that Wellington is a real pain to work with and for.

Chris Cross – office assistant to Chef Biff Wellington. Has his own problems working with and for Wellington. Teams up with Candy to create their own show.

Now, with names like these you know this is going to be a very funny, entertaining book. But this is also a murder mystery so one of these characters must die. In fact the victim is murdered and found face down in a bowl of soup.

Goldie sums it up quite well with her words… “All I wanted was a quiet buying trip. Instead, my sister gets poisoned, then dates the guy who poisoned her, who hires my daughter, then he gets arrested for killing his rival, we try to help out and almost get carved up by a wacko writer and our savior is a sweet little girl who turns out to be a kamikaze Black Belt. This could only happen in L. A.”

A Corpse in the Soup

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