Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. Psychologist/Writer

The Unholy

Balancing Life and Writing...

December 15, 2014

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Balancing life and writing is a matter of listening to the energy coming from self, family, and friends so that nothing tips more one way than the other and the creative juices stay flowing rather than being depleted by excessive writing and are therefore constantly in a state of being replenished. I had a (more…)

Darkness, Light, and the Working Writer...

December 13, 2014

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Working Writers Interview...

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from and how long have you been writing?

I am a psychologist and writer. Psychological thrillers set in the mythopoeic realm of Aztlan are my specialty. They delve into dark regions of mind where good encounters evil, battle ensues, and darkness threatens (more…)

Love, Rage, and Flying Free...

December 11, 2014

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"The stronger the character in terms of the capacity for both love and rage the more compelling they are and it is in this that the true character is birthed. Love and rage are in essence the nests in which the characters are cared for and nourished and then allowed to fly free.

I (more…)

Healing Images...

December 10, 2014

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Writing Daze Interview...

Why I Wrote This Book:

Writing The Unholy was motivated by my work treating survivors of the dark side of religion for over thirty years. The dark side of religion generates a shame-based spirituality, and when people experience the dark side of religion their unconscious minds are profoundly violated. Rather than (more…)

Release Your Superhero!

December 9, 2014

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Good stories tell us about releasing our inner superhero, something that's challenging and inspires us to get through what we have to otherwise if we stop we drop and best not to do that and just go ahead and let loose your inner superhero!

The challenge of accessing the inner superhero is intense. There's (more…)

Find Your Rage - Find Yourself...

December 8, 2014

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"Then there appeared women warrior-healers with colorful streaks painted vertically on their bodies who taunted her and lunged threateningly. Their chants and bare feet on red-hot coals of bonfires terrified Claire. Never before had she witnessed such contained yet directed rage." (The Unholy pp. 58, 59)

In the tradition of depth psychological healing, when you find (more…)

Raining Books Interview...

December 7, 2014

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This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Thanks for stopping by It's Raining Books. Why (more…)

Inner Meaning, Horror, and Archetypal Energy...

December 6, 2014

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Research Tips by Paul DeBlassie author of The Unholy
December 5, 2014

What you need to know about your story is often presenting itself to you during the course of daily life by what happens, what you read, and what you want to avoid, so listen, take internal notes and then hit the page. I find (more…)

Research Tips for The Unholy My Advice to Writers

December 5, 2014

Tags: Evil Archbishop, Dark fantasy, Urban fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy thriller, Spiritual thriller, Religious abuse, New Age Fiction, Mystical Powers, Medicine Woman, Hero’s Journey

At The Hot Author Report I talk about research tips for all writers and my experiences with research for The Unholy. What you need to know about your story is often presenting itself to you during the course of daily life by what happens, what you (more…)

Evil and Woman's Courage.... Lessons Learned From My Heroine with Giveaway

December 3, 2014

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Lessons Learned From My Heroine, Claire Sanchez in The Unholy and Giveaway at Lori's Reading Corner.

Claire Sanchez, 25 year old medicine woman, curandera, is a young woman who has lost her mother when she was five years old, witnessed her murder at the hands of a black robed man. She is a woman of tremendous courage and resolve.

Fear tries (more…)

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About The Unholy
New Age Fiction
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.

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