Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Kiss Me in Paris Tour

Kiss Me in Paris 
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.

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?

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 Trilogy, and 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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A Little Q&A with Kimberly Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov

Q: What was the inspiration behind this book?
KK: I first came up with the title of this book by looking at an illustration of the silhouette of a couple kissing in front of the Eiffel Tower, but it wasn't until Dmytry and I spent many hours and days talking through the characters and plot ideas that Cade and Winter finally became real to us.
DK: I wanted to write a contemporary novel that dealt with universal themes like acceptance and following your dreams. When Kimberly told me about her ideas for Kiss Me in Paris, it sounded like the perfect book for us to write together.

Q: Is there a particular theme or message you are trying to convey in your story? If so, what?
KK: Kiss Me in Paris has several thematic elements that I think has made it so relatable to readers. Cade and Winter both have dark secrets in their past that they're running from, even as they seek out the future and life they've always wanted. But they find they won't be able to live their dreams if they can't overcome their past. We all, I believe, have to face the truth of our pasts in order to fully embrace the life we were meant to have, and Cade and Winter learn this. It's also a story of friendship and family, between Cade and Winter, but also between Winter and her best friend, and between Cade and his father. Every relationship has a turning point, where you have to decide if it's healthy to be with that person or not. Cade and Winter both look at their closest relationships and finally are able to see past the pain so that they can learn the lessons those relationships were meant to teach them. Everyone who comes into our life is a mirror for us to learn something more about ourselves and our lives, and Cade and Winter are healed by this realization.

DK: Kiss Me in Paris is also a story of forgiveness. In order for Winter and Cade to face their past, they must be able to forgive others and forgive themselves.

Q: What's your next project?
KK: We're working on a serial novel, Seduced by Lies, which is the Seduced Saga, and also the next Kiss Me book, Kiss Me in Cairo, which features Autumn Deveaux, Winter's older sister, who finds trouble in Cairo when her boyfriend ends up murdered and she's the number 1 suspect. This book will be romance, but also a true mystery. We're hoping our fans enjoy the overlap of two fun genres.

DK: Both Seduced by Lies and Kiss Me in Cairo will have a lot of mystery. We're really interested in exploring the genre.

Q: Who is your favourite character to write?
KK: In this book it was probably Cade. I enjoyed seeing the world from his eyes and learning about architecture. He also had some intense family pain to work through that challenged me to write in a way that showed this pain and transformation without becoming sappy or overly emotional.

DK: In this book it was Winter, because she's just so funny.

Q: What do you like to do when you're not writing?

KK: I enjoy reading, spending time with Dmytry and our kids, watching movies, playing games with my family, and talking about books with Dmytry. At least, those are the things I ENJOY doing when I'm not writing. I also do laundry, clean the house, cook and wipe down the never-ending smudges of little fingers all over the house.

DK: I enjoy spending time with the kids (often we play card games) and cuddling with Kimberly as we watch TV shows, or as I like to call it, analyse story structure.

Q: Tell us 3 things about yourself that's not connected to writing.

KK: I studied French at the Sorbonne just like Cade and Winter. Before I had kids I studied martial arts and was close to getting my black belt. I can't stand the sound of people chewing, not even my own chewing.

DK: I studied acting in high school. I hate the taste of seafood. And I play piano.