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Special Feature Today: The “Kiss Me in Paris” by Dmytry Karpov and Kimberly Kinrade Guest Post and GIVEAWAY!!!

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 1187 KB
Print Length: 314 pages
Publisher: Daring Books
(25 Jun 2013)
New Adult Contemporary Romance
length novel:
87, 000 words
Kiss Me in Paris is a
standalone novel in the Kiss Me Series. Travel the world with the Deveaux
sisters as they find love, and trouble, in all the right places.
No one knows my secret. Ever since high school,
ever since I started living in fear, no one has known the true me. But then I
met him, and I couldn’t hide anymore.
He became my hero, saving me from the villain of my
past. He became my friend, his smile a blanket of warmth. And he scared me.
Because he, this beautiful man, he might become more. Then he’d see the real
me, and I couldn’t let that happen.
My name is Winter, and what I desire most I can’t
Flashes of the night I was drugged rush back to me.
His strong arms carrying me through the streets of Paris. The feel of his heart
beating as my head rested against his chest. The soft press of his lips against
my forehead when he thought I was asleep.
Oh shit. I’m falling for the cowboy. Cade.
But we can’t be anything more. He has his own
secrets. His own darkness he keeps hidden, like the letter he keeps with him
everywhere he goes.
The letter he refuses to open.
Top 10 Songs that Inspired Kiss Me in Paris
There are songs that inspired the ideas in our book, Kiss Me in Paris, and songs that
inspired us as authors while we were writing. For the purposes of this guest
post, we’ve included both kinds of songs.
Kiss Me in Paris
is the first book we (Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov) have co-written.
We’ve worked together on other projects (Dmytry edited and did story consulting
for a number of Kimberly’s books), but this was a full-on joint project, and
was all the more fun because of it.
Music played an important part in this co-authorship.
While writing, we’d both blast one song continuously through
our headphones, for hours on end, inspiring our work. Dmytry did the bulk of
detailed outlining, crafting the story and often much of the dialogue, while
Kimberly would fill out the prose, add her own dialogue and scenes and flesh
things out.
After, we’d both edit each chapter, adding, changing and tweaking until we
couldn’t tell who wrote what.
During this process, music inspired us and carried us
forward, unlocking that creative part of our minds to let the worlds flow.
For Dmytry that song was Stubborn
by the Lumineers. For Kimberly it was Demons by Imagine Dragons. We must have listened to those songs at
least one hundred times on repeat. But we also listened to a few others, and
they all influenced our work. Here are the top ten songs that inspired our
novel, Kiss Me in Paris.
Stubborn Love by
The Lumineers
Demons by Imagine
Gone, Gone, Gone
by Philip Philips
Summertime Sadness
by Lana Del Ray
Ho Hey by the
Wicked Game by Chris
Radioactive by
Imagine Dragons
Video Games by
Lana Del Ray
Ride by Lana Del
Stay by Rihanna
ft. Mikky Ekko
All of these songs are fantastic in their own way, and each
added a certain energy to the work. Some reminded us of the characters in the
book (Gone, Gone, Gone for our
favorite cowboy, Cade, and Demons for
both Winter and Cade as they faced the demons of their own past), and others
represented some of the themes of the book—young love, summer love, hope. (Summertime Sadness, Stay and Stubborn Love,
to name a few.)
We hope you take the time to listen to a few or all of them,
and that you enjoy them and are inspired by them as much as we are.
As you read Kiss Me in
, we’d love to hear which songs resonate for you. We’ll respond to any
comments posted here!
Pick up your copy of Kiss Me in Paris on Amazon, B&N, and
wherever ebooks are sold.
Kimberly Kinrade was born with ink in her veins and magic in her heart. She writes romance (contemporary and paranormal), fantasy and paranormal stories for all ages and still believes in magic worlds. 
She lives with her three little girls who think they’re ninja princesses with super powers, and her husband, also known as the sexy Russian Prince, who is the love of her life and writing partner.
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  1. Melissa, thank you for being a part of the Kiss Me In Paris book tour.


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