Saturday 9 March 2013

Priya Kanaparti's Dracian Legacy - Character Interview

Hello friends! Today I have the pleasure of hosting my wonderful critique partner and friend, Priya Kanaparti. And let me tell you, her book is A-W-E-S-O-M-E. :D . I've always wanted to write that, so now that I've got that out of my system... My I present..

Book Title: The Dracian Legacy - Book 1 (Dracian Legacy Trilogy)

: YA Paranormal Fantasy Romance


Ren and Axel are caught between two powerful magical races: one destined to end the bloodshed, the other out for vengeance.
Seventeen-year-old Ren Pernell is prophesied to end the war between the Dracians and the Telalians. So when a Dracian, Axel Knight, is sent to find and bring back the prophesied one before she turns eighteen and Telalians discover of her existence, unexpected sparks start to fly between the two. Once Ren finds the truth behind Axel’s arrival, she wants everything to do with him and nothing to do with his mission.
Things prove to be difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by forces that are beyond her control, including the leader of the Telalians.
With the clock ticking and Ren’s life in jeopardy, it is no longer just a mission for Axel. It becomes a personal endeavor to save the only one he’s ever loved. In a heart racing ending, they must find a way to evade the preordained war that won’t also end Ren’s life.

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My thoughts:

I really enjoyed immersing myself in Ren's world. We follow as events unfold through Ren's eyes. The story opens with Ren and Joshua (her brother) at the cemetery during their parents funeral. From their on, we meet her friends, as well as Axel, the new ├╝ber-gorgeous boy in town. He is just not hanging around for fun - ah, but when it comes to Ren, he's having fun all the way - he has a purpose.  Then there's Dean, the playful, cocky bad boy in the story- but beneath all that cockiness, the boy has a soft spot for Ren. And as the story progresses we gt to know the part he plays in the story. And wow! This is fantastic and original story. Full of romance and action and suspense. By the end of it I had sighed, swooned, laughed and sobbed.

I highly recommend Dracian Legacy.

**For a chance to win an ecopy, the rafflecopter is located at the end of this post.**

I got a chance to interview Ren, Dean and Axel, and boy wasn't this fun! Without further ado, may I present Dean, Axel and Ren

Hey  Dean, Ren and Axel, Thank you so much for joining me here on my blog. Would you like anything to drink or eat before we begin?

Dean and Ren answer at the same time: Crush *giggles*

Axel: No thank you.

So Ren, given you are like the main ‘guy’ in this story-without you, there’d be no story—how does that make you feel?

REN: It makes me nervous. One, the story is told from my point of view and two, I hope I did a decent enough job. I want those that know our story to be able to connect with us and know just how dangerous the Telalians really are. But apart from that *shrugs* I guess every story needs a main character and I’m it for the Dracians. I’m honored really. 

Axel the first time you met Ren, what were your first impressions?

AXEL: She seemed a little shell-shocked the first time.

REN: in my defense, you did smack me with your bike *turns beet red*

AXEL: *takes her hand* Yes, I did. *smiles boyishly* But even for those few seconds, I couldn’t believe my luck. I had seen her almost year and half ago and then to see her again, now, it was like I couldn’t believe my luck. *turns slightly pink* But my first impression was that she was Shy, then she opened her mouth to tell me exactly what she thought. Although, *squeezes Ren’s hand* I think that was her nerves talking, because she avoided eye contact like no body’s business, unless she thought I wasn’t looking. And I was always looking.

Ren how do you feel about Axel?

REN: *turns seven shades of red* um…

DEAN: Nauseated, obviously. Look at her, she’s going to hyperventilate and die!

REN: Over dramatic much? *Smacks Dean in the chest and flinches* Ouch!

DEAN: You didn’t even hit me that hard.

REN: Shut up. *turns to Cece* What was the question again…? Oh, right, how do I feel about Axel. Um… *looks to Axel* like he’s the gravity that holds me in place and in one piece.

So, Dean describe yourself in one word. Describe Ren and Axel in one word.

DEAN: I’m eighth-wonder-of-the-world, Ren’s my best-friend and Axel is a Legion.

So Axel and Dean *winks* at both, you know you two are pretty gorgeous. Can I ask your ultimate dream girl?

DEAN: Let’s see…She’d have long brown hair, blue-amberish eyes, about five-foot six, weighs about one 
hundred twenty pounds, oh and has a great ass. Can’t have a dream girl without a great ass.

Ren, how are you feeling right now? You look a bit, nervous?

REN: *runs fingers through hair* I’m not nervous. 

DEAN: You’re so nervous, don’t even lie

REN: Maybe I’m nervous because of your Monkey-butt

DEAN: you so love my hot-ass monkey-butt

AXEL: Dean, seriously, shut-the-hell-up.

So, Axel, I love motorcycles *hint hint* do you, you know, take people on a ride, well other than Ren, that is?

AXEL: *shakes head* Sorry, some spots in life are meant for one special person. 

So, it was good to have you here, and I really appreciate taking time to visit. *smiles*
REN: Thank you for having us Cece

AXEL: it was our pleasure

DEAN: *rolls eyes* Did you have a good time, Cece? *winks* because that’s all that matters.

Oh my! Dean, thank you. I had a blast with you guys. Any last words Ren? Axel? Dean? Be nice. *eyes Dean*

DEAN: What? I’ve been really nice through this interview. Like really nice.

REN: Don’t forget to check out Dracian Legacy related links and news on twitter, facebook, goodreads, and pinterest. 

Author Bio

 Priya Kanaparti was born in India, grew up in Detroit, and is now living in Boise, ID. She attended Wayne State University for her undergrad degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology, and University of Phoenix for her Masters in Business Administration. Priya works as a project manager in software field during the day and lives in the world of her characters during the nights and weekends. She had found the love for reading and writing early this year, when she stayed home with her year old and needed something to occupy those 'downtime' hours.

She loves playing tennis on a good summer day and chess during the cold winters, but reading and writing has become a year round hobby.
She lives in Boise with her husband, son and a Yorkie. Dracian Legacy is her debut novel.

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