Behind the Book: Drakon’s Promise by N.J. Walters


I’ve known for a long time I wanted to write a series about drakons. Years ago, I wrote a single novella featuring a drakon, but it was a fantasy story, taking place in a fictional world. I knew I wanted to create a new series, bringing an entirely new version of drakons into our world.

Before I started writing Drakon’s Promise, I had to decide on the rules of the world I was creating. Or rather, I had to allow my characters to tell me about themselves. It turns out that drakons are the offspring of full-blooded dragons—who came through a portal to our world for a brief time four thousand years ago—and human women. The offspring of their mating created male drakons, whose base form is human, but they do have a dragon side. Scorned and forsaken by their sires for being too human, feared and, in some cases, abandoned by their mothers for their dragon nature, they have forged their own way in the world by keeping their identity a secret and fading into the realm of myth and legend.

But there are those who know drakons are real. They want to capture and control them because all drakons have amassed treasure, but even more than that, their blood can cure illness and prolong the life of the one who drinks it. Unfortunately, the potency of the blood doesn’t last long once it leaves the drakon, which is why the Knights of the Dragon want to imprison them. The Knights are powerful men and women in banking, pharmaceuticals, and technology from all around the globe. They call them dragons, because they don’t want to acknowledge the human side of the men they want to enslave.

How do the hero and heroine meet?

Well, Sarah is a librarian with an usual gift. She has an affinity for books and the gift of psychometry. She can absorb the energy surrounding a book and tell much about its past and who owned it. It also allows her to find particular books. And that skill is what brings her to the attention of the Knights. When she comes to realize her dream job is more of a nightmare, she knows she has to make a choice that will change her life, and leads her to meeting the hero, who just happens to be a drakon.

Want to know what happens next? You’ll have to read the book…


drakonspromise_500About Drakon’s Promise:

Darius Varkas is a drakon. He’s neither human nor dragon.

He’s both.

He’s also the target of an ancient order who want to capture all drakons for their blood. When fresh, a drakon’s blood can cure any illness and prolong a human’s life, and the Knights will stop at nothing to get it.

When librarian Sarah Anderson stumbles across a rare book belonging to the Knights of the Dragon, she’s quickly thrust into a dangerous world of secrets and shifters and things she never would have believed possible. When the Knights realize Sarah has a secret of her own, she becomes just as much a target as Darius. Her scary dragon shifter just might be her best chance at survival.


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About N.J. Walters:

N.J. Walters is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who has always been a voracious reader, and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, werewolves, dragons, time-travelers, seductive handymen, and next-door neighbors with smoldering good looks—all vie for her attention. It’s a tough life, but someone’s got to live it.

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