Monday, May 11, 2015

"The Footsteps I Follow: Authors I Admire or Why Writing is a Form of Personal Therapy" by Paul DeBlassie III, Author of The Unholy

I have the pleasure of introducing you all to Paul DeBlassie III. 
He dropped by the blog today to talk with us.

The Footsteps I Follow: Authors I Admire or Why Writing is a Form of Personal Therapy

The tried and true authors for me are the old gothic masters. Algernon Blackwood, H.P. Lovecraft, Arthur Machen move into the psychic world. Their writing is replete with dreams, visions, psychic thrills, and everyday chills. When I write they stand over my shoulder and whisper inspirations. As I listen to them, I am moved and dramatic changes happen on the page and in my life. 

What I write affects me, transforms my thinking and life. Readers have told me that the images and narrative in The Unholy propel them into different realities that turn their life inside out and upside down. This is a good thing, they state, since they were sorely stuck and in need of psychic restoration!

Book Details:

Publisher: Sunstone Press (October, 2013) 
Category: New Age Fiction/Metaphysical Thriller, Paranormal Thriller 
Tour Date: April & May 2015 
Available in: Print & ebook, 203 Pages 
Winner of the 2014 International Book Award and the Pinnacle Achievement Award! 

About The Unholy:

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. 

Praise for 'The Unholy' by Paul DeBlassie III:

"The imagery throughout is amazing and I love the writing style. The plot kept me engaged throughout and the backstory is intricate and makes you think. This is a relatively quick read but I would suggest starting when you’ve got time to invest. Because you won’t want to put it down once you pick it up!"-Shana, The Bookie Monster "The mystical novel, ‘The Unholy’ by Paul DeBlassie III is jam packed with native folklore, dreams and magic coming from all directions, which lead to the sadness and mystery that lures Claire, the heroine of the story, into a realm of discovery. The narrative of this book is fast paced and easy to read. Claire is a strong female character, who has to not only fight against others, but also herself. There are so many components that made this novel unique, such as the setting of Aztlan, the Native American beliefs, religion, magic, and the overwhelming dark forces present. Paul DeBlassie III succeeds at telling a riveting story with an inventive narrative that carefully intertwines cultural and romantic elements into the good vs. evil fight, which pulsates throughout all the pages of the book."-Red City Review 

"The theme of the novel is pretty basic, good vs. evil. But the author takes that theme, twists it around, comes up with intriguing characters who often walk the balance between right and wrong, and takes things to a whole new level. There’s action, suspense, a hint of romance, and definitely enough darkness to share around in this book. The writing style is very descriptive, almost poetic. Intruiging."- Majanka, I Heart Reading 

"A new take on the classic good versus evil, The Unholy is well written and will leave you wanting more. I was intrigued by the native lore that was used to develop the story, and also on how strong of a hold the Archbishop has on the people of the town – his fear and power is overwhelming. I really enjoyed the story and how the characters prepared for what was to come."-Tracee, Review From Here 

"This is really a very good read but I have to warn you it’s really dark. It reminded me of watching a movie where it is overcast, gloomy, a bit foggy and there are crows and ravens around. Well this had all that plus a psychiatric hospital, ancient and mystical powers, a cult, and unknown forces at work. There is a sinister feeling that hangs over you as you read through this captivating story. It is really well written and so vivid, I had such a clear sense of where this all took place. The characters were very well done. The evil person is really dark and warped and creepy. As I said this is quite a dark story but it is well told and a really good read. The very first chapter draws you into this story and will keep you reading to see whether good or evil wins. I definitely recommend it."-Maggie Thom, Author of 'The Caspian Wine Series'

Meet the Author:


About Paul DeBlassie III: PAUL DeBLASSIE III, PhD, is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. A member of the Depth Psychology Alliance, the Transpersonal Psychology Association, and the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, he has for over thirty years treated survivors of the dark side of religion. 

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Follow the Tour:

Cassandra M's Place Apr 2 Review & Giveaway 
BookJunkieMom Apr 7 Excerpt, Guest Post, & Giveaway 
Mallory Heart Reviews Apr 8 Review 
Second Book to the Right Apr 8 Excerpt & Interview 
Elizabeth McKenna Romance Author Apr 9 Interview & Excerpt 
Inspire to Read Apr 10 Excerpt 
Confessions Of A Reader Apr 13 Excerpt 
Pinky's Favorite Reads Apr 14 Excerpt & Interview 
Lisa's Writopia Apr 15 Guest Post 
What U Talking Bout Willis? Apr 20 Guest Post 
Books, Authors, Blogs Apr 23 Review 
Winter Reads Apr 27 Interview & Giveaway 
Happy Tails and Tales Apr 30 Interview & Giveaway 
Pam Funke's Book Reviews May 1 Review 
Life is Fairytale Will Never End May 4 Review & Interview 
Sapphyria's Book Reviews May 11 Guest Post 
Books, Books, and More Books May 14 Review & Guest Post


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

Thank you for hosting The Unholy!

Sapphyria said...

You're very welcome!!

Teddy Rose said...

Thanks for taking part in the tour and hosting Paul!

Sapphyria said...

You're welcome, Teddy. It was my pleasure.

Denise said...

Sounds like a good book! Thank you for the giveaway!