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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Unholy Tour

Author Paul DeBlassie III is doing a virtual book tour to promote his novel, The Unholy Tour. During this tour, the author will be giving away a $50 gift certificate with either Amazon or Barnes & Noble, to one randomly drawn commenter. So the more comments you leave, the better chance you stand to win this prize!

Please note you'll have to use this Rafflecopter code to post your comment:

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. 

Here's a little interview to get to know Paul better:

If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

Chile and beans..I live in New Mexico

Are you a romantic?

Especially when it comes to the lady next to me and my homeland New Mexico.

Do you listen to music when you're writing?

Either hard rock, metal, or correlli.

Do you ever read your stories out loud?


What are your future ambitions?

To write more thrillers.

Now what's the book about?

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.



  1. Thanks or having me today Nickie...wonderful site to be hosted on with The Unholy!

    1. Thanks for the compliment, Paul. It's great having you here - and, btw, I've updated the info.

  2. Sounds like a great read.


  3. I don't know much about correlli...would be good to discover!


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

  5. I love hard rock and metal music!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com