Karpov Kinrade is the pen name for the husband and wife writing duo of USA TODAY bestselling, award-winning authors Lux Karpov-Kinrade and Dmytry Karpov-Kinrade.
Together, they write fantasy and science fiction.
Look for more from Karpov Kinrade in Vampire Girl, The Nightfall Chronicles, Shattered Islands and The Forbidden Trilogy.
They live in beautiful Northern California with their three daughters who are brimming with their own creative magic in music, storytelling and art, and their four cats who think they’re gods (and probably are.)
Come hang with us:
We love hearing from fans, and we try to respond to all emails/messages/smoke signals/carrier pigeons, but 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 at Books@KarpovKinrade.com if your question is not addressed here.
Will there be more in the Vampire Girl series?
The series is complete with the four books currently available. (Vampire Girl, Midnight Star, Silver Flame, and Moonlight Prince.) However, there’s a whole new Vampire Girl Kindle Worlds to explore with stories coming in regularly. We encourage you to check them out here. And while you’re there, explore all the Kindle Worlds Amazon has to offer here.
We are also working hard to pitch Vampire Girl as a television series, so stay tuned for more news on that. This is a time-consuming process, but we will announce when something solid develops from these efforts!
When is the next Nightfall book coming out and how long is the series going to be?
Currently there are three books and two novellas available in this series. Daughter of Strife is the next (and likely last) full length book set to launch in this series, and it is from Scarlett’s POV. We don’t have a launch date for this, but will announce when we do.
What else have you written? What are you writing now?
In addition to The Nightfall Chronicles and Vampire Girl, we have our very first series, The Forbidden Trilogy, is available, as well an epic fantasy novella The Rakam: The Shattered Islands. We are currently working on a new novel, Fraya, and epic fantasy that we think fans will love. As well as a few other secret projects. Stay tuned for more news as we move through 2017. (This was updated 4/30/17)
Why can’t I find your books on Nook/iBooks/Kobo?
Currently all of our books are under an exclusive publishing contract with Amazon in order for them to be a part of Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited program. This program allows readers, for just $10/mt, to access an unlimited number of books on Amazon for free. We wanted all of our books to be as available as possible to most number of readers as possible. It’s super easy to get a kindle app if you’re reading on a phone or tablet or even computer. You don’t need to invest in a kindle, though they are also quite inexpensive.
For a kindle app, go here. Or search for “Kindle App” in the app section of your preferred device.
For a free trial of Kindle Unlimited (and access to ALL OF OUR BOOKS FOR FREE), go here!
Why are some of your books short and some long?
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.
Didn’t you used to have more books? Different books?
Yes, we did. We’ve relaunched some books under other pen names to keep genres and content separate for ease of reading. Our primary (and at the moment, only) literary focus is Karpov Kinrade.
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 us at Books@KarpovKinrade.com
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 assistant at Tiffany@KarpovKinrade.com.
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. (EXCEPTION TO THIS RULE: Vampire Girl has launched a Kindle Worlds with Amazon, and if you go through their process, you can make money writing fan fiction in that world. ONLY THAT WORLD.)
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.
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 support from other authors in our Writers United Facebook group.
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-Kinrade and Lux Karpov-Kinrade. We are happily married and full time co-authors with three children and four cats (and counting. The cats, not the kids.) 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.
How do I write in your Vampire Girl Kindle Worlds?
You can go here to begin the process through Amazon. They require a professional cover and formatted and edited copy of the book to begin the process. For questions, email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org. She handles all of our VG Kindle Worlds launches. Unfortunately, we cannot answer questions, read or involve ourselves in the Kindle Worlds process due to massive time constraints.
I read that you’re also going into music and want to write and direct for movies/tv. How do you do it all? Will you keep writing books? I WANT MORE BOOKS.
I know most of you are only interested in our books, and probably don’t want to see us spread ourselves into other industries if it means slowing down on books. But the truth is, we’ve always wanted to do music and movies and tv. This is our dream. Our big dream. As big as books was. We were lucky to break into writing fist, for a variety of reasons, but we want it all. So yes, we are working hard to release music hopefully this year (2017). Dmytry composes, writes songs, and produces and Lux sings. And we are actively trying to pitch a Vampire Girl tv series where we would ideally be involved in the screen writing and some directing. We have movie scripts we’re working on with the goal of directing some as well. It’s a big world and a big life and we have big dreams. We always have. But we love books and will likely never stop writing.