Wednesday, July 22, 2020

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for The Unholy by Paul DeBlassie III. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt as well as a guest post. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Follow the rest of the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Unholy
Author: Paul DeBlassie III
Publisher: Sunstone Press
Publication Date: August 1st 2013
Print Length: 202 pages
Genre: Thriller
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Winner of the International Book Award and Pinnacle Book Award for Visionary Fiction!

The Unholy is a dramatic story of Claire Sanchez, a young medicine woman, intent on discovering the closely-guarded secrets of her past. Forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop, William Anarch, she confronts the dark side of religion and the horror of one man's will to power.

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EXCERPT:
“Hush now, child,” said a voice she recognized as that of her mother’s closest friend. “The man cannot harm you, mijita, as long as you are with us. We will make him think you are dead. But you must be very quiet. Ya no llores,” the woman warned, raising a finger to her lips.

The woman then carried her into a dark cave illuminated by the light of a single candle. The cave was frightening, with shadows of what appeared to be goblins and demons dancing on the red sandstone walls. “I will return for you soon. You will be safe here,” the woman said. The girl watched the woman walk away, shivering as a breeze blew through the cave’s narrow passages.

Closing her eyes, she rocked back and forth—imagining herself safe in her mother’s arms—then opened her eyes to the light of the full moon shining through the mouth of the cave. The shadows on the walls were just shadows now, no longer goblins and demons. As she slipped into a trance, images flickered in her mind. She saw the woman who had brought her to this place scattering pieces of raw meat around the open mesa where her mother had struggled, helped by two other women the girl could not identify.

Suddenly, the scene shifted to a stone ledge jutting over the mesa, and she heard the pounding footsteps of a man running toward the women. The girl felt her heart race and her breathing quicken, afraid that the bad man would spot them and kill them. Then the image shifted again, and she now saw on the mesa three gray wolves circling the raw meat and the man walking away from the granite ledge. As he left, she heard his thought: The child is dead.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. is a depth psychologist and award-winning writer living in his native New Mexico. He specializes in treating individuals in emotional and spiritual crisis. His novels, visionary thrillers, delve deep into archetypal realities as they play out dramatically in the lives of everyday people. Memberships include the Author’s Guild, Visionary Fiction Alliance, Depth Psychology Alliance, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the International Association for Jungian Studies.

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GUEST POST:
- Do you believe religion is harmful or hurtful? Why?

The dark side of religion enchants, seduces, then strikes. In The Unholy, we witness the dramatic enactment of religion’s magical intrigues, its deceptions, and the necessity of seeing past illusion and into truth. What we face, we deal with. What we don’t, kills us.
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GIVEAWAY:
Paul DeBlassie III will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

161 comments:

  1. Are any of the characters in your book based off of people that you know?

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    1. ahhh...as is said, novels are always in some way autobiographical!

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  2. Good morning and thank you for the book description and giveaway. 

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  3. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

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  4. Thanks for the opportunity to win! The cover graphics are awesome!

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  5. I love a good thriller, one of my favorite genres. This has a terrific cover.

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  6. The last two entries on the rafflectopter for twitter are not working/broken linnks

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  7. I always like to read the About the Author part of the book related posts!

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  8. I really like the blurb and the cover.

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  9. happy thursday loving the cover thank you

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  10. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  11. Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie or tv show?

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  12. i love the exerpt, gives me a great idea of your writing style and voice!

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  13. Have a fun Friday! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  14. How many hours a day do you spend writing?

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  15. I love that this book is a thriller - yes!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  71. What I liked best about today's post is the beautiful book cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  72. HAPPY SATURDAY THANKS FOR BEING AMAZING AUTHOR

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  73. "Winner of the International Book Award and Pinnacle Book Award for Visionary Fiction!"

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  86. What was your favourite book as a kid?

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  91. What was your favourite book as a kid?

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  103. What is it about the Thriller genre that appeals to you?

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  105. The favorite part of any book review post for me is always the section about the author.

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  106. I like the excerpt and the cover is pretty good too.

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  107. What was yr favourite book as a kid?

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  108. What's yr go to writing snack?

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  109. Do you use Media Mail to send yr books?

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  110. I really enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  111. I love the excerpt and the cover.

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  112. Thanks for the giveaway. I like the cover.

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