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16 October 2013

A Look At Paul DeBlassie III & 'The Unholy' ( @GoddessFish #thriller #supernatural )

Today we have author Paul DeBlassie III visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
...* Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D., is a psychologist and writer living in Albuquerque who has treated survivors of the dark side of religion for more than 30 years. His professional consultation practice — SoulCare — is devoted to the tending of the soul. Dr. DeBlassie writes fiction with a healing emphasis. He has been deeply influenced by the mestizo myth of Aztlan, its surreal beauty and natural magic. He is a member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

What are you going to tell us about today?
...* My book The Unholy. But first the lessons I learned from my hero (heroine/villain).
...* Claire Sanchez, 25 year old medicine woman, curandera, is a young woman who has lost her mother when she was five years old, witnessed her murder at the hands of a black robed man. She is a woman of tremendous courage and resolve. Fear tries to get her by the throat and squeeze the life out of her. There are so many times that she fought not to give up, to surrender to despair. I find her so human here, the draw to give up and make oneself disappear when confronted with evil. Evil, the real thing, can be so overwhelming, big and mysterious, and appear to be way out of our influence or control. She is one person, a very young and inexperienced person at that, up against a veritable force not only of society but of nature gone bad. To feel the odds stacked against you and yet know that you can’t be true to yourself, to your life, and to go on with life without getting answers and doing what you need to do to find those answers, no matter what, is sheer inspiration. Courage is courage only when it is face to face with one bad ass enemy…Archbishop William Anarch! If she dies then she knows that she has done what she has needed to do. Death is a real possibility for her. She knows this and yet has to risk it in order to be true to herself as a woman. To risk everything, life itself, in order to be true to self…that is courage and this is a lesson to be learned.

A look into the story

~ Blurb ~
...* A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic land of Aztlan, The Unholy is a novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision.

~ Excerpt ~
...* “Help me? Help yourself! Face what is yours to face,” Elizabeth hissed. She yanked the door open then forced it to slam behind her.
...* Claire stood still for a moment, feeling as if a tornado had swept through the room. Elizabeth’s demand had left her shaken. She drew a deep breath, then went to her desk and picked up her tea, noticing her trembling hands.
...* Turning toward the window, Claire saw a muscular orderly accompanying Elizabeth to the locked ward at the far end of the hospital compound. A flock of crows circled high overhead, seeming to follow the two receding figures. As they arrived at the outer doors of the locked unit, the orderly reached for his keys. The crows circled while the two crossed the threshold of the unit, Elizabeth suddenly pausing, turning, and looking outside, her gaze riveted on the flock of birds.
...* All but two flew off, disappearing into the piƱon-covered hills. The two that remained came to rest on the red brick wall adjacent to the locked unit, their black eyes boring into Elizabeth. She looked panicked then enraged and, shaking a finger at the creatures, yelled something. Her frantic gestures told Claire that she was screeching curses to ward off evil.
...* Claire took a step back from the window, from the impact of Elizabeth’s rage.
...* The orderly grabbed Elizabeth roughly by the arm and pulled her inside.
...* The crows waited, watched, then flew away.

Buy The Unholy here...
Sunstone Press | Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Find Paul DeBlassie III here...
Website | Blog

Thank you for joining us here today, Paul DeBlassie III! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D./SoulCare said...

Love and lust in the wild west and The Unholy are definitely a wild pair for today! Thank you for hosting me.

Rita said...

The Unholy sounds like a great read.


Eva Millien said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds great. evamillien at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!


Natasha D said...

Great interview!
Thanks for the excerpt and the chance to win!
Sounds like a great read!!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com