Friday, October 18, 2013

Presenting The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III, along with a $50 GC



THE UNHOLY
By
Paul DeBlassie III


AUTHOR INTERVIEW:


Can you describe your dream home?

I’m living in it…Spanish Mediterranean with a Victorian gothic feel.

If you could be any character, from any literary work, who would you choose to be? Why?

I would be the man in the story, "The Man Whom the Trees Loved" by Algernon Blackwood.

What is the first curse word that comes to mind?  How often and why do you use it?

Pinche madre…I only use it when I’m in a very very good mood …use it frequently!

How would you spend ten thousand bucks?

I’d buy an investment

What is your least favorite word?

least



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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.

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EXCERPT:

Lightning streaked across a midnight dark sky, making the neck hairs of a five-year-old girl crouched beneath a cluster of twenty-foot pines in the Turquoise Mountains of Aztlan stand on end. The long wavy strands of her auburn mane floated outward with the static charge. It felt as though the world was about to end.

Seconds later, lightning struck a lone tree nearby and a crash of thunder shook the ground. Her body rocked back and forth, trembling with terror. She lost her footing, sandstone crumbling beneath her feet, and then regained it; still, she did not feel safe. There appeared to be reddish eyes watching from behind scrub oaks and mountain pines, scanning her every movement and watching her quick breaths. Then everything became silent.

The girl leaned against the trunk of the nearest tree. The night air wrapped its frigid arms tightly around her, and she wondered if she would freeze to death or, even worse, stay there through the night and by morning be nothing but the blood and bones left by hungry animals. Her breaths became quicker and were so shallow that no air seemed to reach her lungs. The dusty earth gave up quick bursts of sand from gusts of northerly winds that blew so fiercely into her nostrils that she coughed but tried to stifle the sounds because she didn’t want to be noticed.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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. 


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18 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the great interview and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  2. I loved the interesting interview, thanks for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure. Thanks so much for all you do. :)

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  4. Interesting info! Love you, Elle!

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    1. You know I adore you back, my friend. Massive hugs.

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  5. Elle..thanks for hosting The Unholy on your site devoted to fulminations and ruminations...a good match!

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    1. Thanks so much, Paul, for the kindness. I agree we're a good match, you with your PhD in Psych, me with mine in Soc (with an emphasis in social psychology). We're like chocolate and peanut butter. :)

      Good luck with your book tour, and thanks for letting me participate.

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  6. A Spanish Mediterranean home would be lovely--especially if it was in Spain or the Mediterranean!

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    1. I agree completely! Where can we sign up for that? ;)

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  7. I enjoyed the interview which was short and sweet but to the point. The book sounds interesting for sure. It sounds like a book my family will also enjoy.
    Thanks for sharing :D
    Lori

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    1. That was my thought, too, Lori. Heaven knows *nothing* I write is ever short and to the point! ;)

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  8. I always like author interviews. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. I'm going to look up Pinche madre. Congratulations on both your book and living in your dream home.

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    1. Gasp- at Pinche madre. The words don't sounds a bad in Spanish. Going to have to utilize. Thanks.

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  10. Great interview!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    The Unholy sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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  11. I'd have to say my favourite part of the interview- pinche madre! (Too bad I can't use it at home- smaller kids=G-rating words at our house! I really enjoyed the descriptive excerpt- painted quite a picture in my imagination!
    kwhang at hotmail dot com

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  12. Thanks for all the comments, everyone! Glad to hear from y'all.

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