Guest Post + Giveaway: Kiss Me In Paris by Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov

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It is my great pleasure to have these two wonderful authors Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov at my blog today.  First here is a little about the book. Don’t forget to check out the info about the giveaway down at the bottom!

About The Book

KissMeInParis - coverTitle: Kiss Me in Paris
Authors: Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov
Series: Deveuax #1 (standalone)
Publication: June 25, 2013 by Daring Books
Category: New Adult (NA)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
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?
 
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.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18158314-kiss-me-in-paris

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Kiss-Me-Paris-Series-Volume/dp/193955912X/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/kiss-me-in-paris-kimberly-kinrade/1115863421

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/Books/kiss-me-in-paris

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/328002

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id667505178

 
 

What research did you do for this book? What did you enjoy about it the most? Hate about it the most?

While outlining Kiss Me in Paris, we wanted a setting that would feel new, different, and exciting to most readers. We settled on Paris, a place most people want to visit, but haven’t had a chance to. If they have, they want to visit again!

We wanted our novel to feel, in a way, like a journey through the city. If you don’t have time for a vacation to France, you might have time to read Kiss Me in Paris and enjoy the culture, romance and beauty that way.

Paris is full of amazing architecture, which was a great way for us to bring out Cade’s knowledge of buildings and history. It’s also a very artistic place, which fit with Winter’s creativity and desire to write. Paris was the perfect place for both Winter and Cade to come together, showcasing their natural talents and special skills and knowledge.

Researching the details to make Paris truly come alive required many hours online, as well as referencing, heavily, Kimberly’s time studying at the Sorbonne in Paris. Yes. She actually went to the same school as Winter and Cade. We were able to include many great tales from her studies abroad, like the fact that you have to bring your own toilet paper to the dorm bathrooms. (See Chapter 5 to find out how this affected Winter and her roommate!) Kimberly also had the unfortunate experience of having to balance over a hole in the ground in heels to pee standing up while at an outdoor party in Paris, just like Winter.

But our research led to some unexpected knowledge, and was the best part of our research experience.

The Top 5 Most Wonderful and Unique Things We Learned About Paris:

1. There are gas pumps on the side of the road, like right on the sidewalk. You can just pull over to a lonely little gas pump and fill up.

2. The city is built on really old tunnels, and they now have a weight limit for buildings. That’s why you don’t see any skyscrapers in Paris. If someone tried building one, the entire city might collapse.

3. The Eiffel Tower was built as an entryway to the 1889th World Exhibition. They actually had plans to take the tower down later, but fortunately decided against it, mainly because it was useful as a radio tower.

4: The Pont des Arts is sometimes called Lover’s Bridge, because couples leave padlocks fixed to the bridge to symbolize their eternal love. The practice is common on other bridges in Paris as well.

5: The Notre Dame Cathedral took around 100 years to build and ended up outgrowing the original design, resulting in the addition of more columns and gargoyles in order to support the structure.

We enjoyed learning so much about the City of Love, and only wished we could have taken a trip to Paris for more ‘in person’ research!

Thank you for reading. We hope you get to experience the magic of Paris one day. If not in person, then at least through Kiss Me in Paris.

About The Authors

Dmytry Karpov and Kimberly Kinrade are the husband and wife writing team behind the KISS ME series, Eye of Newt, dkauthorphotoSunrise 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.

Find them together on Sunrise and Nightfall | Facebook

Connect with Kimberly: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Connect with Dmytry: Website | Twitter | Goodreads | Amazon

Giveaway

1 – Signed paperback of Kiss Me in Paris + a Sunrise & Nightfall keychain, Kiss Me in Paris magnet & signed bookmark {US only}

1– $15 Amazon gift card + signed postcard {INT}

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