Monday, July 28, 2014

Incantation, paradox, and an interview with a teen

I have a very special guest on my blog today--Ella, daughter of Dolores from Annamaria Bazzi's Incantation Paradox. Teenager Ella has no idea of the strange, mind-body-and-soul changing journey her mother is about to embark on, but I thought it would be interesting to learn a little of how she might feel about it all. If you've not read, or heard about the book, make sure you scroll down this page to find out more. And don't forget the rafflecopter at the end of the post--2 Digital Copies of Incantation Paradox are up for grabs.
But first, here's Ella:

1.     Hi Ella.
Hello Ms. Sheila, thank you for inviting.

2.     Can I ask how old you are, or what grade you're in?
I’m seventeen and in ready for twelfth grade.

3.     What's your favorite music/band/...? Do you know what your Mom's favorite is? Your Dad's?
That’s a lot of question. I like a few bands, and different types of music. Let me see, there’s Imagine Dragons, and Maroon5. You know I’m in love with Adam Levin, right? I also like Blake Shelton, Eminem Beyonce… I could go on forever. My Mom? Oh, she really like Nickolback, Maroon5, Green Day and this obscure band called Fools and Horses. I’m not sure what my Dad likes, but I’ve caught him listening to this old guy named Julio Iglesias, I think that’s Enrique’s father, but I’m not sure. My Mom would know because she seems to like both of them.

4.     Have you ever wondered what your Mom looked like as a teenager?
I really don’t have to wonder what she looked like. She has a lot of pictures. She’s a mix between Chloe and me, but I do wonder what she was like as a teenager.

5.     Do you think teenagers' lives are very different today from when your Mom was a teen?
Oh yes! She didn’t have to deal with the kind of peer pressure I have to deal with, all the drugs and sex that’s everywhere.

6.     How do you think your Mom would cope as a teen in the modern world?
Hell no! Sorry, I’m not supposed to use four letter words. One thing Moms never understand is that they are very naïve when it comes to the lives of their children.

7.     Did you know your Mom came from a "broken home"? How do you think that affected her relationship with you and your sister?
Yes, I know that Mom came from a broken home. Many times after Mom and Dad fought she would reassure us that she would never break up the family because she knew what it was like. Everything my Mom does is to protect Chloe and me.

8.     Did you know your parents were going to get divorced?
Mom tried to hide that from us for a long time. But you need to understand, Chloe and I knew that Dad sent her divorce papers and we knew how long it took her to sign them. They used to fight too much and Dad never wanted to carry his weight, I mean really wanted a real job.

9.     Did you ever wonder what would happen to you if something bad happened to your Mom?
Nothing’s ever going to happen to Mom. She’s invincible.

10.  What if she has a really bad car accident? What will you do?
Why would you ask such a thing? That’s terrible! And no I would not go live with my Dad and his stupid wife. She’s so young she could be my sister. I would try to stay with Chloe and live in our home with the help of some of our good neighbors.

It was real nice chatting with you. Thank you Ms. Sheila.
 It was really nice chatting with you too Ella. Thank you for stopping by.
And now, for my readers, here's some more information about the book--it's the story of Ella's mother, and it's kind of scary, as you'll see...

About Incantation Paradox:

Magic is an illusion. It doesn’t really exist. Or does it?

A horrible car accident destroys Dolores Reynard’s life. But instead of waking up in a hospital bed, she awakens in a teenager’s body. Soon, she discovers she is at the heart of the murderous mystery surrounding the death of Mona, the young girl whose body she occupies. Caught between an evil greater than she ever imagined and a wizard who heals her tattered heart, she is forced to play a dangerous game of intrigue in the hopes of finding a way to return to her previous life.

Will magic be her ally, or will it lead to her demise once and for all.

Where to buy Incantation Paradox:

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.
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The Tour Schedule:
28th July - Esraa Bassiouny - Book Review 
28th July - Andrea Buginsky - Interview 
28th July - Rachelle Ayala - Character Interview 
28th July - Ilana - Book Review 
28th July - Sheila Deeth - Character Interview 
28th July - Ruth Hill - Spotlight 
29th July - Linzé Brandon - Guest Post 
29th July - Kyra Dune - Interview 
29th July - Rae Quigley - Interview 
29th July - Cremona - Interview 
30th July - Anubha - Book Review 
31st July - Aparna Singh - Spotlight 
31st July - Tina Chan - Book Review 
31st July - Myra White - Spotlight 
01st August - Falguni Kothari - Guest Post 
01st August - Emma White - Spotlight 
01st August - D.E. Haggerty - Spotlight 
02nd August - Deea - Spotlight 
02nd August - Jenn S - Book Review 
02nd August - Kay - Spotlight 
04th August - Lakshmi Menon - Interview 
05th August - Maniparna Sengupta Majumder - Book Review 
05th August - Aimee Maguire - Book Review 
06th August - Vicky - Spotlight 
06th August - Kisha - Interview 
07th August - Mohur - Spotlight 
08th August - Dr Sanchit Bhandari - Guest Post 
08th August - DelSheree Gladden - Guest Post 
08th August - Mindy Wall - Book Review 
09th August - Elizabeth McKenna - Spotlight 
09th August - Kay LaLone - Book Review 
09th August - Serenity - Book Review 
09th August - Cinta Garcia de la Rosa - Spotlight  


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1 comment:

Annamaria said...

Sheila, thank you so much for being such a gracious host. I hope your readers enjoyed the interview with Ella. when you have the time stop by my round table and let's chat :)