We love hearing from fans, and we try to respond to all emails/messages/smoke signals, there are a few things we get asked consistently and it’s easier for us to answer all those types of questions here. Feel free to contact us if your question is not addressed here. If you are press or are interested in one of our books for review, please contact our publicist at Badass Marketing.

When is the next Seduced book coming out?

We’re constantly working on books/serials and short stories in this world, as it is a fan favorite and we love it, too. We don’t have specific dates planned for launches, but if you’re signed up for our newsletter, you’ll know the moment something new is out.


When is the next Forbidden book coming out?

The Forbidden characters have continued their journey into the Seduced novels and will also have more stories eventually. There will be a Forbidden book zero (a novel that pre-dates Forbidden Mind), that we hope to have out sometime in 2014. Forbidden Memory should be a lot of fun for fans of that series.


When is the next Deveaux novel coming out?

We don’t have a specific date set for future launches in this family/world, however we do have plans for a few more full-length books in this family, and a serial novel starring Damon Deveaux in The Naughty Live Longer. Stay tuned for more information on this eclectic stand-alone series with romance, literary fiction, mystery and more.

Fans of Winter and Cade will be excited to know that they will have a sequel novella coming out in time for the holidays, 2013.


When is the next Three Lost Kids book coming out?

The Three Lost Kids are getting older, and we do have a new trilogy planned for them in the world of middle grade and magic schools. We’d hoped to have more out in 2013, but at this point it’s looking more like 2014. Stay tuned, though, as their adventures aren’t over yet.


What else have you written? What are you writing now?

We’ve written short stories, serial novels and novels for children, young adults and adults in fantasy, paranormal and contemporary fiction. Some popular series include the Seduced Saga, the Forbidden Trilogy, the Deveaux series and The Three Lost Kids series. See our book page for a full list of our work by genre or series title.


Why are some of your books short and some long? And why do you write in so many genres?

We like variety and find that writing in different lengths allow us to play with different ways of telling stories. Each has merits and fun challenges that give us the opportunity to flex our creative writerly muscles. Plus, we’re blessed to have fans who also enjoy the variety.

This is also why we write in so many genres. We tell the stories that come to us, regardless of genre. As readers, we enjoy reading just about everything, and so it’s natural for us as writers to want to explore different genres and see what each offers in telling the stories of our characters. Through this process, we learn and grow as writers and it allows us to bring in what we learned from one genre to another, making our work (we hope), more powerful and authentic.

We know not all of our readers will want to read all of the genres in which we write, and that’s okay. We do, however, encourage you to stretch yourself and see what you might find in a genre you haven’t tried or enjoyed before. You never know! We’ve been known to make converts out of the reluctant romance/fantasy/contemporary reader.

We also label our books clearly so that if you read the product description you know what genre/reader age a book is geared for and generally how long it is and if it’s part of a series or a stand alone. We don’t want our readers to ever be confused about what they are getting. This does, however, require that our readers read the product description to make sure they are buying what they think they are!


What is a serial novel and why do you write them? And what is the different between that and a series?

There’s a lot of discussion about the difference, but here’s our take. A serial, or serialized novel, is one large story told in short, episodic volumes or episodes. Often they have cliffhanger endings. Some feel more like chapters from books, while others have their own mini arch and climax in each volume. We have created the Seduced by Lies serial to each have it’s own storyline and arch, while at the same time forming a larger story. Each volume is about 20-40k, which is novella length or longer.

A series is usually full length books as part of a series, where each is a bit more stand alone, though they too can be building up to a bigger climax, or can be entirely stand alone with the same characters, or in the same world. As an example, the Forbidden Trilogy is a series. Each book has a full story line, but the books also lead to a major climax at the end, and they are all full-length.

The Deveaux series, on the other hand, are stand-alone novels, and each of the main characters in the same family. So you’ll see some familiar faces in future books, and you might see a few sequels or serials, but each will be it’s own story.

Why do we write them? Well, again, we like experimenting and playing with different formats. Writing in the same world with the same characters for several books is fun for us and our fans. It creates a more deeply felt emotional investment in the lives of the characters and allows us to shape much larger story archs, climaxes and plots.

In the case of a serial novel, the final collection of volumes is ultimately much larger than a book in that genre would be, but allows us to publish faster and give our readers bite-sized content they can easily consume as they wait for the next installment. It also challenges us as writers to keep things clean, fast-paced and exciting, as we don’t have a lot of space in each volume to entertain.

We love both the long and short formats, and have plans for epic fantasies and a variety of different kinds of stories in the future.


I’d like to send you a letter/gift/books/chocolate. Where should I send it?

We love hearing from our fans, and we try to respond as we’re able, but it can often take us a long time as we are busy with three children and more ideas than we could write in ten lifetimes.

But you can send us mail here:

P.O. Box 1714
Ukiah, CA 95482


Will you come visit my school or book club?

We love to visit schools, libraries and book clubs and can often do so in person or via a live Skype call. For more about our programs and workshops, contact our publicist at Badass Marketing.


Will you sign my book?

We sometimes offer signed books for sale, and if there’s a particular book you want to buy directly from us signed, contact our publicist at Badass Marketing.

This isn’t always possible, though, and does require trips to the post office, which take precious time from writing, so we’re in the process of having book plates made and if you send us a self-addressed stamped envelope, we’ll get you something you can put in your book with our signature. It might take awhile though, so you’ll have to put on your patience cap when sending this out to us at…

P.O. Box 1714
Ukiah, CA 95482


Will you read my book, short story, book blurb and tell me what you think? Will you give feedback on my book cover?

Unfortunately, we can’t. For legal reasons and personal sanity and time constraints of writing massive amounts of books while also raising our own three lost kids (who aren’t actually lost at all except perhaps in their own imagination), and nurturing our epic romance. However, one of our fav authors, Maggie Stiefvater, has created an epic critique partner love connection here that you might find immensely valuable!

You can also find an ever expanding list of author resources under Resources for Authors.


What is your stance on fan fiction?

We’re honored when other writers deem our worlds/characters/universes interesting enough to write in themselves. So long as we’re acknowledged as the creators of the original characters/worlds/universes and no money is being made from it, then go forth and fanfic.

However, please do not plagiarize our work. (Taking the work of someone else and passing it off as one’s own.) That would be wrong. And sad for us.


How do I publish my own book/get published?

There are some fantabulous resources out there for budding authors. Google around until you find a great fit for you, just remember to read the small print and never sign a contract until you have a lawyer who specializes in entertainment/publishing has a gander at it.

We recommend David P. Vandagriff, aka The Passive Voice, for contract review.

Best advice we can give you is EDIT, EDIT, EDIT. Get professionals who KNOW what they’re doing in your corner if you go indie (editors, proofers, cover artists, formatters), and take it seriously.


I need a writing partner/writing group/critique partner. Where can I find one?

One of our fav authors, Maggie Stiefvater, has created an epic critique partner love connection here that you might find immensely valuable!

You can also find an ever expanding list of author resources under Resources for Authors.


I’m an author. Would you blurb my book/review my book?

While we occasionally review books we’ve read for pleasure, we do not take book review requests, mostly because we just can’t predict our schedule to know if we’ll actually have time to finish it.


So, you’re two authors in one? And married? How does that work out?

Yes, Karpov Kinrade is actually the joining of Dmytry Karpov and Kimberly Kinrade. (See how we did that?) We are happily married and full time co-authors with three children. And it works marvelously. We love being together, love working together and we work hard at making sure to listen, talk through things and respect each other in all areas of our marriage and business. We highly recommend this happily ever approach to love. It’s fun.


Are you really as in love as you seem online?

We’re probably MORE in love than we seem online. We hold back so as not to be too explicitly gushy and sigh-inducing to all who watch us. Romance novels, love songs and sappy poetry have nothing on us.


How do you come up with your ideas?

Magic, dreams, our kids random thoughts, sometimes by typos or misreading things. Mostly we listen and pay attention to the voices in our heads. They can be quite entertaining.