I’m very pleased to welcome back Annamaria Bazzi to Writing Whims. She’s come by today during her new release Book Tour for Incantation Paradox.
About Incantation Paradox (Urban Fantasy) – A car accident cuts Dolores Reynard’s life short, leaving her with a long list of unfulfilled dreams. When she awakens in a strange bed, inside a much younger body, and living with a new family—she can’t worry she might be going insane. How can she be a teenager again?
Jason Richmond understands the danger awaiting his new houseguest. Wanting to ease her concerns, he works to earn Dolores’ trust. But attraction flares in the most unexpected way, and he finds himself caught between setting the situation right and following his heart.
An enduring evil threatens not only the blossoming love but their lives as well. As Dolores and Jason struggle to unravel the truth behind her resurrection, they find themselves tangled in a web of murder, intrigue and magic. Only together can they hope to overcome the incantation paradox holding them captive.
Welcome back, Annamaria. Congratulations on the publication of your new book. Tell us about your vision of yourself as a writer.
I’ve been writing since a teenager, but once I had children I began to write for the young, wanting to instill in them the love of reading. As my children grew so did my novels. I occasionally write adult fiction, but mostly I concentrate on young adult in the hopes of capturing all those teens, who like my youngest don’t like to read. If I can turn even just one teenager to reading, my vision will be fulfilled.
What’s next for you?
Now that I’m done with Incantation Paradox, I’m working on the edits for White Swans A Regency World, which is a young adult story that takes place in a world mimicking the Regency Era. I originally started publish it as a short story series, but the idea never took off. I have now completed the entire novel, which, by the way, will also be a series about both Kendíka and Jillian.
How did you choose the title Incantation Paradox? Has it been the title from the very beginning?
When I first started writing the novel, I called it Trapped in a Nightmare. Later I Googled the title to see if other books had same title. I did find one and decided I wanted my book to have a unique title. Since I’m quite bad at coming up with interesting titles I solicited other author friends and Michael Drakich came up with title—Incantation Paradox.
It’s a great title. Michael is a great creative mind. How long do you estimate it took you to take the book from an idea to a finished, published novel?
To write the book, it only took me about three to four weeks; I can’t really remember, it’s been a while. I wrote it in first person. Submitted chapter to Critiquecircle.com and completed a second draft with the help of the critters. I stashed the novel away to distance myself from it. When I started working on it again, I became intrigued with Eric’s character and decided to rewrite it in third person so I could get into this character’s head. It took me another month or more to rewrite it since I was also writing White Swans A Regency World at the time. For the past few months, it’s been going back and forth between my editor and me. The novel will be coming out in mid May.
Is the book traditionally or self-published? Why did you choose one over the other?
Incantation Paradox is self-published. With the big six playing it safe and only publishing works from successful authors, ones that are known to have large following, translating in money, I’ve felt that I’d never be counted among these lucky few. Therefore, I’ve spent a great deal of energy on my platform and social media. If I had decided to go with a small press, I would still have to do most of the marketing, hence I’d rather be self-published and manage the book the way I want to.
You are a tireless marketer and promoter for other Indie Authors. Good job (and thank you!) Who is the antagonist in your book? Did you enjoy creating this character?
Eric is the antagonist, and he isn’t what he seems. Don’t want to spoil things, so all I’ll say is, he is pure evil. I did enjoy creating him, but to be honest I think he is a character that snuck up on me when I wasn’t paying attention and diligently working on my own edits. The evil exuding from him was too much and I had to investigate further.
Without giving us a spoiler, tell us a little bit about your favorite scene in this book.
My favorite scene is when Dolores wakes up in the hospital and sees Dr. Richmond. He looks and sounds familiar, but she cannot place him. Did she really meet him? Does she really know him? The questions build so much stress that she won’t eat until she has the answers.
Thank you for including Writing Whims on your blog tour. I wish you the greatest of success on Incantation Paradox and all your other endeavors.
About Annamaria Bazzi: 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.
Connect with Annamaria Bazzi
Blog – http://annamariabazzi.com
Website – http://www.annamariasbooks.com
Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Author.annamariabazzi
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Twitter – https://twitter.com/AMBazzi
Kendíka’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/kendika.burkeshire
Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/sobril