Today I am hosting the brilliant Priya Kanaparti for an interview about her YA paranormal romance novel, Dracian Legacy, just released from REUTS Publications!
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.
Dracian Legacy was originally self published. What do you think has been the best part of being with REUTS Publications versus self published?
Being a self published author, it was like trying to run a business single handedly. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve met some AWESOME people during that process, but it was exhausting. So when I found a publisher that was as excited about the book as I was, I knew I found a home to my characters! The best part really is that knowing that I’m not the only one that’s invested in wanting a success with my story :).
What is your favorite element of Dracian Legacy in its present incarnation?
I love that Ren’s character is so well developed! She doesn’t seem like she’s all over the place. Her journey in this version is something you’d see of a person that’s made mistakes, learned from them and is changing with them.
What part of the story came to you first? What was your biggest inspiration?
The first part that came to me was the bashing between Ren and Dean in the cafe from chapter 1. I knew that Dean was going to be a handful from that moment on ward. But trying to figure why and what the story was about took some time. The biggest inspiration for me has been my two favorite authors. Reading their work, really motivated me to work a little harder and try to be as good as they are!
If you could spend a day with any one of your characters, who would it be and what would you do?
Dean! I’m completely shamelessly biased toward Dean. I’d spend sometime and watch him. Not stalkerish. I want to understand him and the complexity around him.
Sum up your favorite Dracian Legacy character in a tweet–140 characters or less!
Dracian Legacy is about the Kshadrian race that’s been at war for centuries and a girl that’s center of it all.
Bad Boys or Good Boys?
Good boys that are badass :).
What’s a question you’ve always wanted to be asked in an interview? What’s your answer?
haha. I saw a similar question from another interviewer, so I had the chance to think about my answer: I wouldn’t mind being asked about my dog – Koda – the under appreciated, overly loved fur ball :).
Thank you again Elisabeth for your support and having me on your blog today!
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