When Reviewer And Author Meet In The Middle…

This Review will be a little different than most, because this time you won’t only hear my perspective on the book WHITE SWANS: A REGENCY ERA you’ll have the added bonus of hearing from the author herself!!
Here’s what I had to say after reading the book ~
“I was really looking forward to reading this one. Being a  longtime fan of fantasy and fairy tales, this story was right up my alley. I was instantly intrigued by the strange new time and place that Kendika found herself in after waking up the a mysterious castle that would become her new home, or prison to be more precise.
As the story continued it was easy to connect with Kendika in spite of her rather unusual situation and I found myself following along, anxiously waiting to find out if she would be able to escape. But trying to break free from her magical prison isn’t Kendika’s only challenge. There are a set of haunting eyes that seem to keep watch over everything and everyone. Whoever or whatever they are, they don’t just sit by and watch idly from a distance. There are dire consequences to displeasing the “eyes”, a hard and painful lesson Kendika learns first hand.
I thoroughly enjoyed the creative twists and turns to this story. I have only one complaint and honestly, it may not even be valid. I don’t usually read short stories, so I’m not sure what is normally expected, but I would have liked a little bit more details in some situations and maybe a bit more back story regarding a few different things like Kendika’s parents and their sudden death for instance. However, I did love the ending! It definitely leaves you wanting more :-)”
And this was the response from author Annamaria Bazzi ~

“Karina I like to thank you for hosting the 6th stop of my blog tours for White Swans. This young adult series came about because I have a 13-year-old teen who swears she doesn’t read because novels are just too long. Some of her friends are of the same belief. As adults, we know the value of reading. Reading isn’t just to expand knowledge, but also to build a good and solid imagination. Without imagination no one would think outside the box, thus many of our technological advancements wouldn’t exits.

With this series I’m hoping to capture all the teens who believe as my daughter. Since it is a short story series, a new book will come out every month. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and see how many of these youngsters begin to read. I know fantasy isn’t for everyone, but if this particular series is successful, I might start another.

I would like to take the time to thank you for the wonderful review you’ve given this book. I do see you have some concerns you voice in the last paragraph.

Now, not all the answers can be given in the first book otherwise, all incentive to continue reading the series would be gone.

I never spent much time with the parents because they are not important to the story, but I do give one more detail in the second book that will explain a little more about Kendíka’s situation.

Because most people, like you, are used to reading novels the second book will have a few thousand words more as I try to eliminate the hurried feeling a few readers noted. You aren’t the only one to mention the rush, which seemed to bother other reviewers. At the same time, I need to keep in mind the purpose of this short story series–to get teens, who swear novels are too long and that’s why they don’t read, to actually pick up this short story and read–starting with my 13 year old daughter and some of her friends.

I’m glad you enjoyed the story and hope you’ll enjoy the second book just as much if not more. The adventure is just beginning, and new characters will surface to make the story intriguing for the young reader.”

If you follow the tour to the end that is to Chantel Rhodeau’s blog on April 5, you’ll meet a new character filled with ambitions. Tomorrow I’ll be visiting with Katie Jennings at http://katieajennings.wordpress.com
For a complete schedule of the Blog Tour, visit my blog: http://annamariabazzi.com

WhiteSwansARegencyEra for blogs

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.

Meet 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:

http://annamariabazzi.com blog

https://www.facebook.com/Author.annamariabazzi facebook page

annamariascorner@yahoo.com email

https://twitter.com/AMBazzi twitter

Links to Annamaria’s book

White Swans: A Regency Era

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-White-Swans-Regency-ebook/dp/B00BMXLKVM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1362486278&sr=1-1&keywords=white+swans%3A+a+regency+era

A Simple Matter of Justice

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-Simple-Matter-Justice-ebook/dp/B00APCB9N0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359345080&sr=8-1&keywords=a+simple+matter+of+justice

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-simple-matter-of-justice-annamaria-bazzi/1113992043?ean=2940016095110

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/265991

Revelations of Abaddon:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Revelation-of-Abaddon-ebook/dp/B00BCRB1H6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362486218&sr=8-1&keywords=revelation+of+abaddon

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/revelation-of-abaddon-annamaria-bazzi/1114317527?ean=2940044305984

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/283345


2 thoughts on “When Reviewer And Author Meet In The Middle…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s