Title: Kiss Me In Paris
Authors: Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Summary
When the city of love brings two lost souls together, only their darkest secrets can tear them apart.

Winter Deveaux tried love once. It didn't end well. Unable to open herself up to another heartbreak, she hides in her romance novels as she struggles to break out as a real author. She thinks Paris holds the answer to a new start, but when her nightmare follows her across the world, she's forced to face the darkness living like cancer inside her soul. If she doesn't, she might miss her chance to become the kind of writer she's always wanted to be. But more than that, she'll miss out on the greatest love she's ever known.

Cade Savage is heir to the largest ranching family in Texas. Part cowboy, part architect, Cade has his feet forever in two worlds. When he receives an acceptance letter from the school of his dreams, he must decide between family and destiny. But ghosts from his past still haunt him, and circumstances beyond his control may decide his fate.

When Winter and Cade meet, everything they believe about life, love and what it means to be happy is put to the test. 

Will the magic of Paris pull these two lost souls together? Or will their darkest secrets tear them apart?

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Kimberly Kinrade Interview
What inspired you to write this book?

The initial inspiration for Kiss Me in Paris came from an illustration of the Eiffel Tower with a couple in silhouettes kissing in front. I came up with the title, Kiss Me in Paris, and the idea nagged at me. I thought it would be fun to have a series, a Kiss Me series, that takes the readers on a tour of the world's most romantic cities. That's when I conceived of the Deveaux sisters—world traveling sisters who find love, and trouble, in all the right places.

I'd been wanting to explore contemporary romance after writing two urban fantasy/paranormal series (The Forbidden Trilogy and the Seduced Saga), and this seemed the perfect place to start. I'd spent a summer studying at the Sorbonne (much like Winter and Cade do—in fact their dorm experiences were loosely based on mine), and I thought it would be fun to go back to Paris for this first book.

When I told my husband, Dmytry Karpov, about the idea, he and I started brainstorming characters, story lines and plots and we wound up writing the book together, which was the most exciting part of this experience. I loved writing a romance with my own Sexy Russian Prince.

What characters do you connect with most?

I identify to a certain extent with Winter. She's a writer, after all, so we share a similar way of seeing the world. Also, she and I have both been hurt in love and so I know how she feels about opening her heart to someone new. But I also love Daring (her cousin who is also a writer) and Autumn, her archaeologist sister who studies ancient Egyptian artifacts. They aren't huge characters in this book, but Daring will get to ghost hunt in her own series and Autumn is the star of Kiss Me in Cairo. I've always loved ancient Egypt, and I studied it quite a bit in college, so I can appreciate Autumn's love of it. Also, Autumn and I are both the oldest siblings, so we share that.

What's your favorite book-turned movie?

Oh, tough question. One of my favorite all time movies based on the book is The Princess Bride by William Goldman. (Inconceivable. I do not think that word means what you think it means.)

But, I'm a huge Harry Potter fan and loved seeing the books come to life, so those would be on the list as well.

If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

In this series? Daring Deveaux, definitely! But I'd also love to be friends with Winter. She's a sweet girl with a big heart, and I think she and I would get along well. Both are writers, so we'd have a lot in common.

Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?

This fall we're hoping to have Kiss Me in Cairo out, which will be more mystery/romance featuring Autumn, the oldest Deveaux sister. We're also working on a serial novel, Seduced by Lies, to continue our bestselling Seduced Saga which starts with Rose's Story in Seduced by Innocence.

Seduced by Lies is particularly exciting to write because it pulls in favorite characters from the Forbidden Trilogy and Seduced: Rose's Story and has some pretty big reveals and twists in this world. The first few volumes should be available by the time this interview goes live!

We'll also be working on Sunrise & Nightfall and Tears of the Fallen, both of which take place in the Forbidden/Seduced world but with a different focus. This world is expanding and the paranormal/adventure/fantasy and romance is intense. I'm loving it!

What do you do in your spare time?

Is there such a thing as time that is spare? Lol. When I do have any time that's not writing, editing and marketing, I spend it either reading or with my kids and husband—cuddling, playing games, watching movies, going on walks. We have three daughters 10 (almost 11) and under, so that takes up a good amount of our time and attention. Our lives are pretty simple, maybe even boring to some, but I love it. I've never been so happy. I'd like to eventually get back into mountain biking, martial arts and traveling – things I used to do pre-kids and haven't done in a long time. We'll see when that all happens!

Who's your inspiration?

I have a lot of inspirations, but given the hoopla going on this week about J.K. Rowling writing under a pen name, I'm going to say her. I admire the fact that after her huge success with Harry Potter, she kept writing and trying different genres and styles, even willing to start over with modest sales and a new name to build a new brand. Also, she is philanthropic and so giving of her time and money. Her books are amazing and if I could sit down with any author today for tea, it would be her and/or Neil Gaiman. I clearly have a thing for Brits.

If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?

From Kiss Me in Paris? Hmm… Autumn or Daring, probably. They're very adaptable and useful in more difficult physical situations. If I could pick ANY of my characters? Hunter Riley. Read Forbidden Life and you'll see why. Lol.

Team Edward or Jacob?

Team Edward. What can I say? I like a man who can play the piano. (A trait my Sexy Russian Prince has).

Team Peeta or Gale?

Team Gale. I know he had issues toward the end, but Peeta never seemed right for her.

What are you reading now?

I just finished the Vampire Academy series and am reading the first book in the spin-off series while waiting for the launch of Last Call by Patti Larsen, the last book in her huge Hayle Coven series. I CANNOT WAIT!



Dmytry Karpov's Answers

What inspired you to write this book?

I've always been interested in writing a contemporary novel in order to explore themes that most people can relate to, like following your dreams, going against your families wishes and more. When Kimberly told me about her ideas for Kiss Me in Paris, it was the perfect novel for me to explore those themes in.

What characters do you connect with most?

Characters who struggle with making friends, like Ender from Ender's Game. Being an introvert, I've always struggled in social situations and had never had what I'd call a lot of friends as a kid. I relate with characters that go through the same thing.

What's your favorite book-turned movie?

The Lord of the Rings. Because I couldn't finish the books, but loved the movies. They did a fantastic job.

If you could be best friends with one of your characters, who would it be?

Winter, because she gets into the most hilarious situations. We'd have a lot stories to tell.


Can you tell us about any other books you're writing?

Kiss Me in Cairo, which will have a lot more mystery than Kiss Me in Paris. And Seduced by Lies, which will also have more mystery than its predecessors. As you can tell, I'm quite obsessed with mystery right now.

What do you do in your spare time?

Read books of every genre. Play video games, mostly RPG or RTS. And cuddle and watch movies with Kimberly Kinrade.

Who's your inspiration?

Right now, it would be Mark Lawrence. His dark fantasy, Prince of Thorns, pushed so many boundaries, and I loved it. As a writer, I like to feel free to write whatever I want. Not all critics agree with pushing boundaries, and sometimes I allow that to dull my creativity. I hate that. It's important to write what you love and take risks. Of course, I take in to consideration what my readers enjoy, but for the most part my motto is: if I love it, so will someone else.

If you were stranded on a desert island which character do you want by your side?

Sam from The Lord of the Rings. He's the best, most loyal, most helpful friend one can ask for.

Team Edward or Jacob?

Edward. I have no respect for men who try to steal someone else's girlfriend.


Team Peeta or Gale?

I don't know much about Gale, but I still have to pick him. I don't like Peeta.

11. What are you reading now?

Shadows in Flight, which is part of the Ender Saga. I love the Ender books. 



About Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov


Dmytry and Kimberly are the husband and wife writing team behind the KISS ME Series, Eye of Newt, Sunrise and Nightfall, Wanderlust, and The Fallen Series
Kimberly is the award-winning, bestselling author of the New Adult paranormal romance series The Seduced Saga, the YA paranormal thriller/romance The Forbidden Trilogyand children's fantasy series The Three Lost Kids.
Dmytry writes fantasy—be it urban, dark or epic—is a musical composer, pianist, and designs books covers (exclusively for his wife's and their co-authored books). 
They live with three little girls who think they're ninja princesses with super powers and who are also showing a propensity for telling tall tales and using the written word to weave stories of wonder and magic.


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