Blog Tour stop #9
Book: White Swans: A Regency Era
Author: annamaria Bazzi
Hello, Audra, and thank you so much for hosting the ninth stop of the blog tour. It’s been fun, especially when I take along a few of the characters with me. White Swans: A Regency Era is a young adult short story series designed for teens who believe novels are just too long to read. A new book will be coming out every month, so look for book II the first week of April.
Today, accompanying me are Kendíka, Saphora, Charles and the footman Wordsworth.
Saphora: I’m not sure why you would bring that scoundrel along.
Annamaria: Excuse me, but why did you call Wordsworth a scoundrel?
Saphora: You still don’t know much about this character, who keeps silent in every scene he appears in, but let me assure you, he’s a worthless, scheming S@#@
Charles: Please, let’s keep this clean. ~He turns to Kendíka and whispers~ I didn’t expect such language from her.
Kendíka: ~rolls eyes~ Well, she’s no saint.
Saphora: What are you two whispering about?
Charles: Oh, Kendíka was wondering how long she’ll keep her real feet next time around.
Annamaria: Why would you want to anger Saphora? Besides, we are here to make a good impression for readers, and you’re all running rampant. What will readers think of us? After such a display, would they want to read what happens to all of you?
Kendíka: Why not, we’re very interesting and different, especially because of your demented fetish with birds.
Saphora: It’s not Annamaria’s fetish, you seem to always forget that I’m the all powerful one.
Kendíka: I hate to burst your bubble, but the only powerful one here is Annamaria.
Before things get out of control, Kendika, can you tell us what you think of Annamaria?
Kendika: Annamaria is a mad woman, there’s no other way to describe her.
Saphora: You need to be more respectful—
Annamaria: Saphora is right. You never know what can happen to you if you’re mean to people.
Charles: Please ladies, we are visiting with Audra, show some decorum.
Charles, can you tell us that you think of Annamaria?
Charles: I believe her to be quite a creative person with an interesting ability to tell stories. She has a good solid imagination.
Annamaria: ~blushes knowing she created the character Charles~ Why thank you, Charles, that’s so kind of you.
Charles: I’m not sure kindness would describe it, after all you turned my father into a swan.
Saphora: Wait a minute! I’m the one that turns your kind into swans. I have the magic. Look at Wordsworth, he’s got a hump that grows and shrinks according to his action.
Kendíka: Are you the one that does that to him?
Saphora: No my dear, Wordsworth belongs to another.
Kendíka: I’m not a piece of property—
Annamaria: You need to calm yourself and not embarrass our gracious host.
Kendíka: The hell with all of this, I wish someone would tell me the truth about everything that’s happened to me and all the people in the fish bowl world I live in now.
Annamaria: You’ll find out more in the next book where I reveal several things.
Kendíka: I have to wait for a book to understand what’s happening to me?
Kendíka, if you could tell one important thing to Annamaria, what would it be?
Kendíka: Annamaria, the more I get to know you the more I’m convinced you are a crazy woman.
Charles, how would you respond to Kendíka’s words?
Charles: Annamaria is just a very creative person, one who loves untraditional adventures, placing her characters in situations where they need to grow if they want to survive.
Kendíka: She has a mean streak, that’s what she has.
Saphora: I think we need to wrap this up before I turn you into a swan for your belligerence.
Annamaria: I think you’re right. Audra, I hope we haven’t offended any of your readers. I just never know what to expect from these characters of mine. Thank you again for hosting this stop
White Swans: A Regency Era
Left an orphan, Kendíka cries herself to sleep and startles awake in a Regency castle. Terror consumes her, and she attempts to escape only to discover the new world is her prison. Having no choice, she attends a ball given by her guardian, Lord Deverow, to introduce her into society. He admonishes her to follow the rules and promises to protect her from the wrath of the strange, hazy set of eyes spying on everything. But when she ignores his warning, Kendíka learns firsthand what it means to be disobedient.
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.
You can visit Annamaria at:
https://www.facebook.com/Author.annamariabazzi facebook page
Links to Annamaria’s book
White Swans: A Regency Era
A Simple Matter of Justice
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