Monday, November 5, 2012

Guest Post: What's Next for Kimberly Kinrade?

Once again, I have invited author Kimberly Kinrade to take over my blog for a few moments. This time, she is letting us know what is next for her, now that the Forbidden trilogy is finished. Welcome, Kimberly!

What's Next for Kimberly Kinrade? More Romance!
For the last year the Forbidden Trilogy has consumed me. I took some time off to write several children's chapter books for my Three Lost Kids series, but now I'm ready to dive in to my next full-length novel.

Sunrise & Nightfall is an epic romance, set in Venice, Italy during the early Renaissance under the threat of the Inquisition. It's a story about love, death, immortality and the power of redemption.

What makes this novel even more epic is the fact that I'm co-writing it with my husband, Dmytry Karpov, the love of my life and a very talented author.

Writing with Dmytry is so much fun. He's brilliant, and we each have strengths that compliment each other. I'm faster at writing prose and he's better at outlining. We spend hours brainstorming ideas, researching, and talking over plot arcs and characters.

You could say we've turned our work into a form of foreplay!

The cover artist who designed my Forbidden covers, Sarah Melville, is also a history buff and is working as our history consultant for this book as well. Her input has been invaluable!

We also have a unique launch planned.

On January 15th Evolved Publishing is launching a novella pulled from this book. It's actually a pretty long novella, closer to novel length if it was YA. But this is a historical fantasy romance, so the final novel will be quite long.

In March, we'll publish the full novel, and anyone who buys the novella for 99cents and saves their proof of purchase to send us, will get a $1.50 coupon off of the novel when it launches.

We'll be touring the book with Innovative Online Book Tours, and doing guest posts and interviews together.

Dmytry, who designs website, cover art and merchandise, designed the cover to this book and I love it. He'll be making posters, postcards, bookmarks and more as well. I'd love to find a way to have the symbol on the cover made into a pendant. Wouldn't that be awesome?

(And here's a little puzzle for you. The symbols on the cover are actually letters from the Witch's Alphabet and there are a few secret messages hidden in the wraparound text! One fan has already deciphered it. Care to try?)

Sunrise & Nightfall is less action adventure than Forbidden, and more romance, mystery and intrigue, which I really love writing. It's also written in a more poetic style of narrative. I've been wanting to write this story for awhile, and I'm so happy to be working on it now.

Here's a brief blurb about it to wet your appetite:

Sunrise & Nightfall

By Kimberly Kinrade & Dmytry Karpov

He'll risk everything to save her life.
She'll sacrifice it all to save his soul.

Danika Star will die soon, her visions have foretold this, and they are never wrong. Andriy Zorin will live forever, but not without a price. 

They never expected to fall in love, especially with each other, but fate had other plans.

To save the woman he loves, Andriy must defy the rulers of his kind and make her

But even immortals can be killed.


Also, to give you a flavor of the novel, here's the start of our playlist. (included is the HTML to embed the playlist to play live on your site if you'd like)


Evanescence My Immortal
The Wanted Gold Forever
Muse Undisclosed Desires
Muse Resistance
Linkin Park Shadow of The Day
Linkin Park What I've Done
Natalie Merchant My Skin
Bruno Mars It Will Rain
Norah Jones Sunrise
Muse Starlight
Shawn Colvin I Don't Know Why
The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus Your Guardian Angel
Clint Mansell The Last Man
Clint Mansell Together We Will Live Forever
Clint Mansell Death is the Road to Awe

Mass Effect I'm Proud of You
Braveheart The Secret Wedding
Demi Lovato Skyscraper
Leona Lewis I See You

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