Thursday, October 10, 2013

Blog Tour: The Unholy (+50 Amazon Giftcard Giveaway!)

Title: The Unholy
Author: Paul Deblassie
Series: N/A
Pages: 202
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Date Published: August 1st, 2013
Format: eBook
Genre: Mystery/Suspense/Fantasy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours

Synopsis:
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. 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.
A Short Interview: Featuring Paul Deblassie
What is your favorite television show?

 Hannibal

What is something you’ve lied about?

 I never lie

 Do you like kissing in public?

 Kissing anywhere and all the time is a matter of life well lived.

What kind of music you like?

Classical, hard rock, some metal, some new age.

Do you like to dance?

 Free form 
Try an 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.
Meet Paul!
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.  
To win the $50 Amazon Giftcard attached to this tour, please fill out the rafflecopter below! Also, don't hesitate to ask quesitons. You get to chat with authors here during tours! Don't forget how amazing that is! 
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17 comments:

  1. Andra...thanks for hosting The Unholy..a blonde bookworm and a bearded writer..quite a literary pair for today!

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    1. Hi Paul!
      Glad to have you here :) I've found that beards, blondes, and books go quite well together...though maybe not all on the same person :D So how are you enjoying the tour so far?

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  2. The story sounds very intriguing.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a great book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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

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  5. I like the synopsis. It tells a good bit about the theme of the book, which makes one want to go out and purchase a copy. Thank you for the chance to win :)

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  6. By reading just this little excerpt form the book ,I can tell it's a thriller or suspence novel,which I love to read!

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  7. I like the expert, and interested that the author is a psychologist dealing w/ religious issue

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  8. I enjoyed the teaser excerpt. I like getting a sample before I buy something!

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  9. I liked the honesty of the authors responses to you your questions. They didn't seem canned or cheeky.

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  10. I love the interview... It is always nice to actually hear what an author has to say. Thanks for a chance

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