Thursday, March 27, 2014

The haunting attraction of a cover image

Would you choose a book by its cover? Do scenes or people attract you more in cover images, making you pick the book from the shelf and turn it to read the blurb? But what if the image is simply a face--what part of that face will grab you and draw you in? Is it ethnicity, expression, beauty, convention, or more?

I'm delighted to welcome author annamaria bazzi to my blog today, revealing the wonderful (and haunting) cover for her new book Incantation Paradox, and introducing a truly intriguing protagonist, Dolores. I think it's the eyes that grab me in this cover. I wish I could say what the expression means, but to me, it's haunting, and makes me want to know more. So read on; enjoy the blurb. Over to you annamaria.


Book: Incantation Paradox
Author: annamaria bazzi
Cover Designer: Natasha Brown
Release Date: Undetermined
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Blurb:
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.

Meet Dolores:
IncantationParadox-FacebookHello, my name is Dolores and I'm a forty-something mother of two high school girls, Ella and Chloe. On my way to their recital, I was in a car accident that changed my life forever. We all desire to be young again, but never in someone else's body. If you think magic doesn't exist, think again. There truly are people in the world who can wield magic, and I'm not talking the illusion kind we see on stage, I'm talking real magic, the magic you read in books with wizards and sorceresses. You don't have to take my word, read my story and find out for yourself the ordeal I had to go through to find my way back home.

 Author Bio: 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:


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1 comment:

Annamaria said...

Sheila, i want to take the time to thank you for helping me with the cover reveal of my first full length novel. thank you