Friday, June 21, 2013

Interview: Author versus Character ~ Annamaria Bazzi ~ White Swans: Revelations

Today, Annamaria Bazzi is visiting with me again to tell me about her newest release, the third story in her Young Adult Fantasy series the White Swans. First, lets check out her cover and read the product description.

After attempting to accept her fate in the strange fishbowl world, Kendíka decides it’s impossible. Call her a pet, will they? Determination revived, she tempts her “master’s” fury by trying to make life better for the people of Deverow’s Duchy. She will bring technology to the Regency era or end up a swan trying.

Still longing for a higher station in her new existence, Jillian sets her sights on Harry, the Count of Paddington. The only problem? Getting the man to take notice of her. Perhaps discovering some common ground—besides their rabbit-like features—will do the trick.

Thanks for coming here, Annamaria. Always a pleasure to see you and find out what you've been writing about.

Thank you Chantel for hosting the tour stop, I always enjoy guesting on your blog. 

So, tell us about the newest White Swans book.

As the third book of the White Swans series came out and I prepared for the tour I drew a blank—what to write for your stop. I’ve spent weeks pondering what to do and I’m still coming up dry, so—

Jillian: Why can’t you take me along on the tour? Why do you always take Kendíka? 

Annamaria: Jillian! What are you doing here?

Jillian: I want to be part of the tour.

Annamaria: I did not intend to take anyone with me. But, I guess if you are here I’ll introduce you to Chantel and her readers. Chantel, I’d like you to meet Jillian, the character that popped into the series in the second book, The New Girl in Town.

Chantel: I’m pleased to meet you, Jillian. If you could tell me something we don’t know about Annamaria, what would it be?

Jillian: She plays favoritism. Everything good always happens to Kendíka, while I have to struggle to get what I want. Now the wonderful and handsome Duke Deverow is falling in love with her and I have nothing.

Annamaria: Good things happen to Kendíka because she’s always trying to help others. People see the good in her heart and it draws them to her. One very good thing has happened to you, which you don’t want to acknowledge, you are now Saphora’s pet.

Jillian: All the good that’s going to do me.

Annamaria: It will always depend on how you react and what you do in the circumstances thrown at you in the surrounding events. 

Jillian: You’re full of poppycock. 

Chantel: Before things get out of hand, Jillian can you tell us what you want out of your new life.

Jillian: I don’t want to be a maid. I want to be a woman of position, of status, of influence like Kendíka.

Annamaria: She has gained that position because of her good heart and the good she does for people, you included.

Jillian: (rolls eyes) Miss goody-goody is just a puppet. I don’t want to be a puppet.

Chantel: What makes you think she’s a puppet?

Jillian: Haven’t you noticed how she does everything that’s expected of her?

Annamaria: Okay, Jillian, now you’re pulling things out of the air. Have you buried your head in the sand like an ostrich? 

Jillian: There you go again taking her side.

Annamaria: I think it’s time to thank our host before you get out of hand. Chantel, I hope we haven’t upset your readers too much, and I do want to thank you again for hosting this tour stop.

Chantel: Thanks for stopping by. Didn’t mean to cause a fight between you guys, but it was good to meet Jilian, and I am, of course, always glad to visit with you, Annamaria. 

About the Author:
Although born in the United States, Annamaria Bazzi spent a great deal of her childhood in Sicily, Italy, in a town called Sciacca. Italian was the language spoken at home. Therefore, she had no problems when she found herself growing up in a strange country.

Upon returning to the states, she promised herself she would speak without an accent.

She attended Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan, where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Computers with a minor in Spanish.

Annamaria spent twenty years programming systems for large corporations, creating innovative solution, and addressing customer problems. During those years, she raised four daughters and one husband. Annamaria lives in Richmond Virginia with her small family where she now dedicates a good part of her day writing.

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Links to Annamaria’s book

White Swans: Revelations


White Swans: The New Girl in Town - FREE right now! Today (6/21) is the last day to grab it!

White Swans: A Regency Era

A Simple Matter of Justice

Revelations of Abaddon: 


  1. thank you so much, Schantel, for hosting the tour stop. as always it was a pleasure visiting with you

    1. Thanks for coming by. You are on a great schedule with all your releases! Can't wait to read them! Congratulations!!


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