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Fill the Stadium – New Release from K.M. Daughters – PLUS a Giveaway!

Please help me welcome today’s guests, K.M. Daughters. I have the pleasure of being their current editor for their Wild Rose Press books, and not only are these ladies a pure joy, their books are fantastic. Especially their latest release, Fill the Stadium. It’s a heartfelt, emotional, fabulous read. Grab a box of tissues and settle in…



Nikki Lambert’s husband purposely stalls his truck in the path of the midnight freight on the same day her eldest son, Jack, is diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder.

Injured NFL quarterback, Ramsey Delaney is benched from his starting position leaving him ample time for more hands-on involvement in The Good Sports Club, a community center he established where Nikki’s sons, Jack and Rocky are enrolled.

Jack’s deteriorating motor skills concern Ram’s employees who bar Jack from attending the club without Ram’s knowledge. Nikki wants nothing but normalcy for Jack and she heatedly confronts Ram for depriving her son of a beloved activity. Ram immediately reinstates Jack forging the fateful bond between Nikki and her boys’ number-one sports hero. Ram is instantly attracted to Nikki. He wants to win her heart more than he’s ever wanted to win a game. But after her husband’s terrible abandonment will Nikki trust Ram’s motives and open her heart to love again?

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And now, let’s get to know the authors…

Where did you get the idea for FILL STADIUM?

Fill The Stadium is based on a charity football game held in Soldier’s Field at Harvard University – a K.M. Daughters’ idea after learning about ALD through Kathie’s son. He is an alumnus and former captain of the Harvard football team. His dear friend’s grandson died of ALD which prompted his passion for fundraising benefiting research. We wrote the novel inspired by the charity event concept that we created.

Why did you choose this genre (is it something you’ve written in before)?

We chose to write this story as mainstream fiction because it explores universal themes that we believe have mass appeal.

What was the most difficult thing about this one in particular?

ALD is a devastating disease that afflicts children. Despite that, we wanted to portray Jack’s battle as everyday heroism, memorable and valuable for any age. We also wanted to convey emotionally charged plot elements with simplicity and no melodrama.

What book have you read that you wish you would have written?

Just recently THE MAGIC STRINGS OF FRANKIE PRESTO by Mitch Albom. Could not put it down. You have to read this book. It is magical.

What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?

Day jobs. 🙂

What actors would you like in the main roles if your book were made into a movie?

Oh this is such fun! Natalie Portman as Nikki Lambert, Chris Hemsworth as Ram Delaney, Jacob Tremblay as Jack, Emma Thompson as Kay Lambert, and Ed Harris as Mickey Lambert.

Would you rather have a bad review or no review?

No review –  hands down. We were biting our fingernails anticipating a Kirkus Review for Fill The Stadium and are thrilled that it was great.

Thank you so much for joining me today, ladies! And now, a few questions from K.M. Daughters…and a giveaway!

A question for your guests who are avid readers… What might prompt you to write a review for a book online, for example on Amazon or Goodreads?

We are excited to send a digital copy of Fill The Stadium to the first guest who answers this question correctly (hint – check K.M. Daughters’ website) 🙂

What is the date we celebrate as K.M. Daughters’ “birthday” – the day we received THE CALL from The Wild Rose Press for two novels?





K.M. Daughters is the penname for team writers and sisters, Pat Casiello and Kathie Clare nee Lynch. The author name is dedicated to the memory of their parents, Katherine and Michael, the “K” and “M” in K.M. Daughters. Inspired by their father who wrote children’s books for them when they were small and their mother’s love of romance novels, K.M. Daughters was “born” in 2005 at a Romance Writers of America national conference when the sisters plotted their first manuscript.
K.M. Daughters has published twelve award-winning novels garnering rave reviews. RT Book Reviews magazine awarded a 4-star, “Compelling, Page Turner…” rating to BEYOND THE CODE OF CONDUCT, CAPTURING KARMA and ALL’S FAIR IN LOVE AND LAW. RT Book Reviews awarded ROSE OF THE ADRIATIC 4 1/2 stars! “Fantastic…”, and the final installment in the Sullivan Boys Romantic Suspense Series: IN THE ST. NICK OF TIME, rated 4 1/2 stars by RT Book Reviews – “FANTASTIC, A KEEPER”.
THE SNOWS, an Amazon Kindle Select book is the author’s first women’s fiction novel with inspirational elements.
FILL THE STADIUM, mainstream women’s fiction, is K.M. Daughters’ newest release.
Three children’s books penned by their father, Michael Lynch are now available for Kindle: THE SLIPPERS WITH THE TURNED UP TOES, THE TWILIGHT TWINS AND SASPERILDA.

K.M. Daughters resides in Illinois and New Jersey with husbands Nick and Tom, a total of five children and eight grandchildren between them.



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Wednesday’s Want, Wed, Waste: NFL, MLB, and NBA Athletes

Hello and welcome to my version of the game, ‘F*@#’, Marry, Kill. This week we are WWW’ing Professional Athletes.

Myself and some of my friends are sharing our Want, Wed, and Waste choices from this week’s list:

Kevin Durant, Tom Brady, and Derek Jeter

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Me (Alicia Dean). Author of Liberty Divided Isle of Fangs Book 2 ~ One man can fulfill her destiny, the other can fulfill her fantasy

WANT: I suppose it would have to be Tom Brady. I don’t like the Patriots, nor do I care for him, but he IS hot, so… Yeah, I could overcome my dislike and suffer through it. Just once.

WED:  Kevin Durant, only because I CANNOT marry a Yankee! I don’t care for basketball at all, and I don’t know much about him, but he is on my home city’s team (I guess he’s still with the Thunder?). Anyway, he wins by default. (Plus, he’s loaded! Not that the others are exactly poverty-stricken)

WASTE: Jeter. He’s a cutie, and he’s a phenomenal ballplayer, but I cannot, in good conscience, entertain any positive thoughts about anyone or anything associated with the New York Yankees. I would, however, ‘want’ him if given the opportunity.


Marie Tuhart, author of More Than One Night, Website: www.marietuhart.com

Want: Tom Brady.  I adore football and Brady just does it for me.  Plus he grew up not too far from where I did.  And he is taken with a cute baby.

Wed: Derek Jeter.  While I’m not a huge baseball fan, he’s the closest to my age (although I’m older) and I just like looking at him.  And he’s starting a publishing venture with Simon and Schuster.

Waste: Kevin Durant.  I don’t watch basketball and I really don’t care for it.  Plus he’s a little too young.  But he’s a good looking man and he’ll find the right woman soon.


Kathy L Wheeler, author of Lies That Bind  Would a modern woman marry for convenience to protect the identity of her child? Hell yes.  Http://kathylwheeler.com

Wed: I LOVE LOVE LOVE Kevin Durant. As I have been seeing him regularly now for four years. (At least 84 days out of the year.) Half of that in person. He’s widely traveled you know. He’s a born nurturer (because he loves his mama so!)  He’s an all around generous, down-to-earth sweetheart. He laughs at himself, plays well with others… and I would flourish in his positive aura.

Want: Derek Jeter…nah…I want Kevin Durant too. 

Waste: Tom Brady….strikes me as Kevin’s polar opposite.


Now we’d like to hear from you….which of these Hottie Athletes would you Want, Wed, and Waste?

Thanks for playing!


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