“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
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.
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Links to Annamaria’s book
White Swans: A Regency Era
A Simple Matter of Justice
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