(25 Jun 2013)
New Adult Contemporary Romance
length novel: 87, 000 words
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.
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.
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.
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.
secrets. His own darkness he keeps hidden, like the letter he keeps with him
everywhere he goes.
inspired us as authors while we were writing. For the purposes of this guest
post, we’ve included both kinds of songs.
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.
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
couldn’t tell who wrote what.
forward, unlocking that creative part of our minds to let the worlds flow.
Love 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.
by Philip Philips
by Lana Del Ray
Lana Del Ray
ft. Mikky Ekko
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.)
and that you enjoy them and are inspired by them as much as we are.
Paris, we’d love to hear which songs resonate for you. We’ll respond to any
comments posted here!
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