Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Blog Tour, Book Excerpt and Giveaway: Dracian Legacy by Priya Kanaparti

Title: Dracian Legacy
Author: Priya Kanaparti
Series: Book One
Published: Feb. 14, 2013
Genre: YA Fantasy

Book Description:

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

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About the Author:
Indie YA/NA Author. DRACIAN LEGACY, a YA Paranormal Romance releases in 2013. I strongly believe that true love concurs all and that's what I write about.
I live in beautiful city of Boise, ID. I'm a full time working mom and part time YA Novel Author.
I love to connect with people and would love to hear from you!

Chapter 1 Continued
I never once felt like I was talking to my dead parents. It felt real, like they were here listening, watching, and comforting me. I knelt at their tombstone and noticed a fresh bouquet of gardenias. Since they were my mom’s favorite and not many knew that fact, I reasoned my brother must have stopped by.
“Hi, Momma. Hi, Daddy.”
A cold breeze seemed to pass through me. I wrapped my arms around my knees, pulling them to my chest.
“I miss you guys. A lot. Sorry I don’t visit often.” I paused, taking a deep breath. “Everyone’s telling me I need to let go of this… talking to you instead of people. People who are alive.”
I looked around the empty cemetery, noting the sky full of stars and the bright, full moon, not a cloud in sight. I sat there talking to them for about a half-hour, telling them about my life—school, friends, Joshua, and my hobbies: running and designing on Photoshop.
I got up, patting my hands on my butt, brushing off any earthly residue from my white shorts.
“It’s getting late. I’ll come back soon.” I put my hand on their tombstone. “I really miss you guys and I hope someday—”
I jumped, surprised at the eerie voice.
“W-who’s there?”
Two foggy figures stood before me. No. How could it be? My parents. Their mystic shapes solidified. I let out a stifled sob and my hand clamped over my mouth.
“Ren, it’s okay. We…” My mom looked at my dad for support. My voice was still lost.
“We just wanted you to know how proud we are… You’ve been so brave.”
I looked at Mom, then Dad, and then back to Mom. I reached my hand out to touch them. They both moved forward, wrapping their arms around me and engulfing me in their warmth. Familiarity rushed through my mind. My body went limp and my legs buckled underneath me. I fell to the ground in their embrace.
“Listen, darling girl. I wish we had more time, but we’re taking a risk as it is. Keep this on you always. It will protect you, keep you safe,” she said, lifting the amulet around my neck, which was previously hidden beneath my shirt.
“Safe? Safe from what, Mom?” A shiver rose up my spine as another cold breeze rushed around my body.
My mom glanced over her shoulder to the empty, dark cemetery. She turned to my dad, tugging at his arm, her voice dropping into a whisper as her eyes widened, terrified.
“Jim, they found us. We have to leave.” She turned to me, cupping her hand over my cheek tenderly, and smiled with her lips pressed together. “Ren, know that we love you. You’ve made us very proud. Be safe. You and your brother can protect each other. We love you, darling. Good-bye, Ren.”
They faded from my arms. My stomach clenched painfully. I’d lost them all over again.
“Mom… Dad… Please don’t…” I choked. The last trace of my parents’ smiles disappeared into thin air. “Don’t leave me again. Please. I love you.”
I couldn’t stop crying. My throat felt tight, like thick fog constricted my windpipes. I didn’t know if I just had the mother of all hallucinations or if it was real. I wanted it to be real—desperately.

To view the other stops on the Tour please see below:
March 5th: Beth Ann Masarik @ - Romance – Excerpt
March 7th: Musings of a Writing Reader @ - Guest Post - Making of 3 main characters
Just a booklover @ - DEAN POV

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  1. oo love the cover! thank you for sneak peak of chapter 1!

  2. A promising start! Thanks for sharing today. I love the cover... it is dramatic and eye catching!

  3. Love this excerpt, and that cover is beautiful! I like what I see so far, and I'm very intrigued to check this book out. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. This sounds good, and I enjoyed the sneak peak.

  5. I like the cover! And the sneak peek made is sound good!

  6. This sounds interesting, my dear. The cover is pretty! Thanks for sharing. :)

  7. Pretty cover! Sounds interesting!

  8. Pretty cover and I enjoyed the excerpt :)