Tuesday, 28 April 2015

CHARACTER STUDY: The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III || Q+A & GIVEAWAY!!

Hello there! Today I'm going to be doing a Character Study (which I've never done before!) of The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III

Here's the info on the book!

Goodreads summary:
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. 

GENRE: (Urban) Fantasy, Sci-Fi
AUTHOR: Paul DeBlssie III
PUBLISHER: Sunstone Press

PAGE NUMBER: 202
RELEASE DATE: August 1st 2013

To begin with, I'm going to show you the Q+A: 


Q & A with Paul DeBlassie III
Please give us your website addy, a list of your books and a short bio. http://www.pauldeblassieiii.com
 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.

How do you usually come up with a story idea? Dreams? Writer’s journal? Eavesdropping on conversations? Newspaper? Stories come to me as archetypal images that slam onto the white screen of my mind and scream for attention, generating a rhythm and pulse as I put words to paper and allow for the unfolding of dramatic fiction as was startlingly clear in the haunted image of the crazed and evil Archbishop Anarch and the young warrior-healer medicine woman, Claire Sanchez in The Unholy.

Do you find it difficult to juggle your time between marketing your current book and writing your next book? The overall life and process of being a published author for me is one of integrating both writing and pr, both aspects integral to who I am as a writer, so it isn’t difficult because there is no juggling only living the life of a writer and expressing myself in a given moment in a given venue.

What advice would you give a new author just entering into the self-publishing arena?
Whether a writer is self publishing or using a traditional publisher, what matters is that she or he constantly stay with the life of being a writer and all that that means, not give up, constantly put one foot in front of the other and write and live on!

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
I love time with my wife, Kate, and my grown children and their spouses, and my new granddaughter who is about to be borne! Creative process for me is birthed out of relationships lived creatively and to the best of my ability.
Who or what inspires you when your creative mojo is lagging? The problem is never that my creative mojo lags; it’s more about regulating the mojo so that it doesn’t completely possess my energies as often threatened during the writing of The Unholy when nightmarish images, soon to be set to paper, haunted my dreams and waking life!

Who is your Yoda—your seasoned mentor?
My seasoned mentors (there is more than one) are a sacred trinity of deceased gothic writers H.P. Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood, and Arthur Machen. They lean over my shoulder, whisper in my ear words of inspiration and dark magic! It’s quite a scintillating psychic process.
What person would you like to thank for inspiring you in your writing aspirations? How did this person help you? Kate, my wife, guided me to move from writing inspirational depth psychology to dramatic dark fiction since story can inform and inspire in a way that is much deeper than nonfiction since it moves directly past the defenses of the ego and into the deep unconscious mind where things sizzle, percolate, and are transformed!

Have you ever used songs for inspiration?
Right now as I’m writing, the blues is playing….Love Me With A Feeling…it’s what I usually right to…the blues…because it hits at the core of human existence…tragedy, triumph, realms of wondering and spirit and night frights and ghosts aplenty that haunt life and love.

Giveaway
Hey!! I'm giving away an e-book or print copy of this novel! Woooooho!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thanks bunches for reading this post :) It means the world, remember to comment and share and....
Like my blog's Facebook page and/or follow me on Twitter..if you wanna :1

Until next time...bye!!! :D

2 comments:

  1. This is a very interesting book! I just need to read it :P heeey Nylah btw! :)

    ReplyDelete