Monday, July 28, 2014

#CharacterInterview INCANTATION PARADOX by Annamaria Bazzi #magic #fantasy

Hello Readers! Today I'm interviewing Dolores Reynard from Annamaria Bazzi's newest book, Incantation Paradox. It seems that after an accident, middle-aged Dolores wakes up and finds herself in a strange bedroom--not just that, her body is now that of a teenager (Mona), and everyone at the house believes she IS Mona. Imagine this happening to you! Well, I got a chance to ask Dolores how she coped with this strange phenomenon.

What were your first thoughts when you realized you couldn't get back to your family?
Dolores – I really thought I’d go out of my mind, but I realized early on I needed to be very careful because my life was in danger. If I wanted to get back to my daughters I had to be cunning.

Did you enjoy being in Mona's young body or were you too worried about not being recognized by your own family?
Dolores – Who would be crazy enough not to enjoy the look and feel of a young body! Even in my worry, trying to figure out how to get back to my daughters, the elasticity of Mona’s body was quite pleasant. But they were thoughts and feelings kept in the background because my first priority was to discover how such a thing could ever happen. In books anything is possible, but in real life…

When did you get suspicious of Eric?
Dolores – This is a hard question due to Mona’s feelings always coming to the surface, fogging my thinking. Even though she had problems with the scoundrel, her puppy love feelings would drown me at times. Eric was tricky and I never really trusted him, but when he started to babble nonsense, my suspicions surfaced.

Did you wish you could expose him?
I did wish to expose him, but when Jason stepped in everything changed.

When you started falling in love with Jason, did you wish you could stay in your new life/body and never see Ethan again?
Never seeing Ethan again always sounded good after he slapped me with divorce papers. Although I didn’t want to leave Jason, I still wanted to go home to my girls. Besides, the young body felt great, but, in Mona’s body I looked like Jason’s daughter and that would have been awkward. No matter what my feelings were for him, I still wanted to go home.

Obviously you're a good mother and wanted to go back for Ella and Chloe. If and when you were to see them again, what would you say to them now that you've spent time as a teenager again?
It’s not so much what I’d say, but how I would deal with them and their problems. The living example is always worth so much more than words. When teens act out it’s because they are asserting who they are as individuals in a world they are still trying to comprehend. In the past, there have been times when I’ve overlooked this fact, forgetting their inexperience and in many cases their innocence.

Thanks, Dolores, for dropping by. I'm sure there's a happy ending to your story, but I don't want to give it away. The journey, of course, is worth the telling. I'm sure you agree.

Book Description:

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.

Incantation Paradox is available from:

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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  1. hello, Rachelle, thank you for being such a gracious host once again. I know Dolores also thanks you for helping to spread her story to readers. when you get a chance, stop by so we can chat about your new series :)

    1. you're welcome. thanks also for chatting with me and my characters too. :)