Dracian Legacy, The Blog Tour: Meet Priya Kanaparti

Welcome to the Dracian Legacy Blog Tour! On this stop, I ask debut REUTS author Priya Kanaparti all kinds of inappropriate questions, gush about Jensen Ackles…and we also talk about her book. Enjoy!

Note: To follow all the stops on this tour, please click here.

V: Tell me a little about yourself, (preferably something that has nothing to do with writing, since we’ve got SO many great DL blog tour stops to cover that jazz.)

PK: I’m a child at heart! I think rainbows are made out of skittles and that everyone should own a yorkie :).

V: I’m more of a cat person, myself. But YES to the Skittles, for sure. So, let’s talk book. Explain the plot of Dracian Legacy to me, in a haiku.

PK: *lol* Really? um… This is gonna be awful, but let me give it a shot!
Run from fate–you can’t
It will haunt you to the end
but try as you must
V: Are you kidding? That was AWESOME. Now, if you could hang out with your main character for a day, where would you go, and what would you do?
PK: I’d totally go hang out with Axel! I feel like I know the guy, but I don’t. I think I’ll take him to the arcades. Away from nature….
V: My kind of girl. What was the biggest obstacle you faced on the road to publication, and how did you survive?
PK: The biggest obstacle was hearing the word no from agents and publishers alike or that they love my story, but they want to change the characters. I took their advice and worked to make the story better and until I found a publisher that I felt would be best for me and my work!
V: (In case anyone is wondering, she’s talking about REUTS. Booyah. Oh yes I did.) What’s your favorite guilty pleasure TV show or movie?
PK: SUPERNATURAL & the Walking Dead — without a doubt.
V: YES. (I knew there was a reason I liked you.) Which of course, leads to the very important question of sexy male actors (or at least, in my mind, it does.) Have you “cast” your book yet? If so, who plays who?
PK: Not really! I only have this image of young Jensen Ackles for Axel and Young Jessica Alba for Ren! Every other character is a mystery to me!
V: Ackles, I knew it! He really does need to be in more movies. But enough fangirling for now. If you could go back in time and give yourself one piece of advice when you first started writing, what would it be?
PK: Learn to structure the story better and don’t start the story with all these strong feeling in the beginning! I’d have told myself to do a better job at plot development :).
V: Definitely some great advice for any aspiring writer. Thanks so much for joining me, Priya! To find out more about Dracian Legacy (which is available for pre-order NOW), keep reading!
More about PK: 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.
More about DL:

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?


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Finally, here’s where you can find Priya online: