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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Unholy


THE UNHOLY

By

Paul DeBlassie III

 

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:


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.
 
 
 
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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Readers, Paul is giving away a $50 gift certificate from either Amazon or B&N, so follow his tour and enter often. Use the link below to enter. You can find his schedule at http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/08/virtual-book-tour-unholy-by-paul.html
 
 
Link to the rafflecopter to register for the prize: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e43419
 
 
 
 

 

4 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

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

Elaine...thank you for hosting The Unholy! Happy Thanksgiving!

Rita said...

I can't wait to read this fabulous book.

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Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
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