Saturday, March 8, 2014

Blog Tour: Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti (Author Interview)

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Welcome to my stop on the tour for Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti! To see the full tour schedule so you can follow along with the awesome, click on the tour button above! 

If you've been around for a while, you know that I was on the tour for this book last year. I interviewed Dean and posted a review and it was all good fun and shenanigans. This time, I get to have the honor of hosting the creator of Dean and the great book that is Dracian Legacy, Priya Kanaparti!

Dude, it it’s about time I did an author interview with you. HOW did it take us this long? Ahhhh, welcome to my blog, lovely!
IKR? It’s been more than 9 months since my characters or I stopped by! This must be rectified J. AND thank you for having me over <3.

Okay, first things first. How did you come up with the idea for Dracian Legacy? The magical premise is awesome, and the unique little twist you have on it…me likey.
I was watching Supernatural and gorging on books by JLA and Shelly Crane. And suddenly I came up with the idea for the story. Prior to that I knew I had to write a story for Dean and Ren. I just didn’t know it was going to be supernatural in nature J.

DEAN. (Can you believe it only took me to the second question to ask about him?) I hear he has a favorite person. Whose name may or may not start with a J…tell me about her. And maybe send him her love?
Lol… I believe he calls her ‘Jessers’ – ahem the pure coincidence that your name is Jessica, might or might not have anything to do with it -- and she might have make a debut in Dracian Origins.  Just saying… And as for Love… You’ll find out soon enough when book 2 comes out ;). lol

Describe Dracian Legacy in five words or less, please?
Oh, 5 or less? Action, Romance, steamy-Kissing, Destiny, AND Dean. Lol. Yes I’m VERY biased toward him.

I know I’m always curious about this—how did you come up with the names for your characters? Especially Axel. His name is fantastic (even though I’m on Team Dean).
For Dean, I think it was only natural I gave him the name after Dean Winchester, because my inspiration for Supernatural spurred the idea for DL. As for Axel, Alexander the Great was the inspiration. Not that Axel is short or is power hungry. But it showed the kinda of power Axel does possess.  And I really didn’t want his nick name to be Alex, just seemed sooooo blah. So I mixed up the letters and came up with Axel J.

As for Ren, her name was inspired from the Bones t.v. show. And I wanted something short.

As an author, what are some other authors that you look up to?
Jennifer L Armentrout, Shelly Crane, and my mentor: Krystle Jones.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not writing or reading?
Jay! And yes Jay is  my 3-year-old human child!

What is your favorite book (or a few, if you can’t just pick one)?
Oh, gosh! I’m going to say the Covenant Series by JLA, followed by Significance by Shelly Crane – In supernatrual world and Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

What book are you currently reading?
White Hot Kiss by JLA J. I told you I’m obsessed with her!

What are some books that I NEED NEED NEED to add to my TBR?
Oh, gosh? Really? Okay, let’s see. Since I’m biased toward Shelly Crane and JLA, that’s a no brainer, BUT apart from them, I have 3 YA-indie suggestions. Ready?:

The Red Sector Chronicle – Krystle Jones
Ondine Quartet Series – Emma Raveling
Cambion Series – Shannon Dermott FLYNN *sigh*

Can you tell us anything about the sequel to Dracian Legacy?
Expect the unexpected. Like Mind numbing, heart twisting kind of expected. ::ducks::

How about what you’re currently working on? Can you tell me anything about that? Hmmm? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm?
YES YES YES! I can!  So apart from writing book 3 for the Dracian Series, I’m starting edits for Book 2 Dracian series AND my first YA-Contemporary Romance – Forever Kinda Love. It’s about two people that accidently found each other, only to become best friends and later fall in love. But if the story is so straight forward, what fun is it? So there’s going to be some angst, a very swoony competition for the Male MC and an ending that had me crying.

In addition to this, I’m also working on a finishing up the first draft of my next Contemporary romance in NA – Butterfly Pieces.  It might have a non-tattooed bad boy that races and a girl that tries to be good, but fails miserably when she meets Ryker.

All right, on that note, I supposed I should rap this up. Any last little words, Priya? You know, like something Dean may have JUST told you about a little certain somebody? Or something you want to mention that you almost forgot? ANYTHING?
He’s been a bit quite, since Heath’s been taking over—forcefully might I add. But will let you know when Dean’s back in control of my mind. Lol.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Priya, and I CANNOT wait to get my hands on the new version of Dracian Legacy—congrats on the re-release! I’m sure it’s going to be all kinds of awesome.

THANK YOU girlie! It’s always fun doing stuff on your blog! I feel like I’m gushing to my sister every time I talk to you! You’re soooo much fun to do stuff with!

Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti
Release Date: February 25, 2014
Publisher: REUTS Publications, LLC
Series: Dracian #1

Description from Goodreads
At seventeen, Ren Pernell knows the meaning of tragedy.

But then, a year after losing her parents, Axel Knight walks through the door and changes everything. Strange creatures start to appear, her best friend suddenly finds her irresistible, and an undeniable, unexplainable bond with Axel threatens to drive her insane. She knows he’s the key. There’s something he’s not sharing, and she’s determined to find out.

Demanding answers, she finally learns the truth: everything she ever believed is an illusion. Caught in a centuries-old blood feud between races she never knew existed, Ren discovers her true destiny. She’s the chosen one, the Echo, preordained to end the bloodshed.

There’s just one catch--in order to save those she loves and a homeland she’s never seen, she’ll have to die.

With the clock running out, she’ll have to navigate a new world of betrayal, lies and deceit. If she can forgive, finding love even in the darkest places, she just might be able to escape the prophecy. But how much is she willing to sacrifice for a cause she didn’t know she was part of? And what will it take for her to be free?

Priya lives in the beautiful city of Boise, ID as a full-time working mom and part-time YA Novel Author. For the past 7+ years she has worked in multiple fortune 500 companies and has recently found the passion to read and write.  The Dracian Legacy is her first YA paranormal romance series. She strongly believes that true love conquers all and that’s a common theme you’ll find within her novels.
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