Wednesday, June 5, 2013

DRACIAN LEGACY by Priya Kanaparti:
Special Snippet

Fantasy and romance collide for Writer Wednesday with DRACIAN LEGACY by debut author Priya Kanaparti! Today, she's sharing a special snippet just for us.

About Dracian Legacy
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 become difficult as Ren’s life is constantly threatened by the Goarders, humans who sold their souls, a Proxy Succubi, and the leader of the Telalians, who has been searching for her as well.

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.

Special Snippet
“Stop. Stop. Stop,” I yelled as it started to drizzle.

The bike came to an abrupt stop. Axel turned to me with a concerned expression and a crease between his brows. “Is everything okay?”

I nodded with a wicked smile, taking off the helmet and handing it to him. I dismounted the bike easily.

“It’s going to pour soon, Ren.”

That was precisely why I needed him to stop. Rain in August was very rare so I had every intention of enjoying it. I ran forward, arms wide open and face tilted toward the sky as small droplets welcomed me with soft kisses of unspoken peace.

I kicked and jumped and ran in the puddles, embracing the cold raindrops washing over my face, arms, and entire body. I felt like I was five again. This felt amazing. I had been grounded countless times for playing in the rain and getting sick. But it was worth it every time. There was nothing like the feel of cold rain kissing my skin on a hot summer day.

I twirled around as the shower came to an end. I scowled at the sky for taking away my serenity so soon. Axel stared at me, equally drenched. His brown hair drooped over his eyes and his shirt hugged every ripple and contour of his body. I wondered how long it took God to create that sculpture.

I bit my lip to keep myself from saying something stupid. It was hard to breathe when he looked at me like that, like I was someone he’d been longing for.

“What?” I asked, walking toward him.

“You’re ridiculous—”

Heat crept up my face. “Well, you’re a pompous ass.”

He surprised me with a smile. He parked his bike off the side of the road in the gravel and walked toward me—every step measured and decisive.

“You’re ridiculously beautiful,” he said, tucking a strand of my wet hair behind my ear.

My heart pounded against my ribcage. His eyes stared into mine. Why is he looking at me like that? The backs of his fingers grazed my cheek gently. I swallowed hard at his tender touch. He dropped his hand and leaned in closer. A whiff of his scent engulfed my senses. I inhaled deeply and sighed. Blood rushed faster and time froze, pushing everything else into oblivion. It was just him and me.

His lips moved against my ear seductively. “We’re here.”

Sweet. Lord.

“You coming?” he called over his shoulder, chuckling.

One word snuck into my head. Addiction.

About the Author
Priya Kanaparti was born in India, grew up in Detroit, and is now settled 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 in 2012, when she stayed home with her son 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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Thank you to Priya for stopping by the blog today. Be sure to check out DRACIAN LEGACY and mark your calendars for book 2, DRACIAN ORIGINS expected 2014.


  1. This sounds promising, and I love the cover! Is it YA or NA though?

    1. Thank you Heather. The book is a YA- Paranormal-Fantasy-Romance (Heavy on romance for this first book :))

  2. Hi Tina! Thank you for having me on your blog today!