Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Guest: Paul DeBlassie and his new release Unholy

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.  

Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?

 I’ve always been pleased with who I am and terrified that I would seek to be other than I am because then the unique voice of the writer would be compromised and eventually lost.

What did you do on your last birthday?

Celebrate with my large family, a family of artists and writers who were thrilled that their psychologically thriller writer father’s next book would be published within the year.

Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?

I’m not a tat guy although many of my yogi pals do have quite a shocking and lovely display of them from one end of their body to the other.

What are you working on right now?

My next novel, The Dark Goddess…a supernatural thriller…Is Bad Love Better Than No Love?

Is your life anything like it was two years ago?

 You gotta be kidding….everything is turned upside down and inside out and is better than I could have ever imagined.


  One randomly chosen commenter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card.

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.


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.
Where to Buy:
Barnes and Noble


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

thank you for hosting

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

Isabel..what a great site you have..thanks for hosting The Unholy today!

Rita said...

Great excerpt, thank you. Sounds like a good book.


Natasha said...

Thanks for the excerpt and the interview!
Sounds like an amazing read!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Best of luck with the release!


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