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Monday, December 30, 2019

a mythopoeic land of hidden horrors and guiding spirits... Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III

Get ready because these characters will take you on some twist and turns and surprise you that's for sure. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. [...]
I liked his style of writing and one I got into it I was drawn in till the very end. - Dawn D., Goodreads

Description:

Winner of the Independent Press Award and the NYC Big Book Award for Visionary Fiction!

Eve Sanchez, a scholar of esoteric studies, is driven into unreal dimensions of horror and hope as she encounters a seductive and frightening man, criminal lawyer Sam Shear.

Sam introduces Eve to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s twisted affection threaten love and life. Struggling to sort through right from wrong, frightened yet determined, Eve nears despair.

Goddess of the Wild Thing reveals the dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where metaphysical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces impact her ability to love and be loved.

In the magical realm of Aztlan del Sur, a mythopoeic land of hidden horrors and guiding spirits, Eve, with three friends and a wise old woman, is caught in an age-old struggle about love—whether bad love is better than no love— and discovers that love is a wild thing.

I could picture clearly the fantastical sense of place . A must-read magical tale. ~ Luna Saint Claire, author of The Sleeping Serpent

GUEST POST
Science fiction-fantasy... today 

Science fiction-fantasy has jettisoned forward in recent years to form an exciting and stimulating phantasmagoric amalgam. Good literature shifts, changes, and matures. Now sci-fi/fantasy offers the discriminating reader the benefit of traditional sci-fi (stories about future scientific or technological advances and social and environmental changes) urban fantasy, steampunk, visionary fiction, occult thrillers, and metaphysical horror narratives. Sci-fi/fantasy readers delve into realms of heightened personal and social transformation, and mind-bending alterations in consciousness.

These trends are purposefully provocative, cortical neurons and mental consciousness stimulated to beyond the tried and true. Brains and psyches are capable of continued growth and development over a lifespan, good literature energizing that process. Genre stories such as sci-fi/fantasy, if inspired, are written in a unique idiom. They open fascinating worlds to everyday educated folks. As writers, our intent is to communicate. So, no matter the level of formal education, an ardent reader should be able to pick up our book and take their time, absorb, learn, and enjoy.

Good literature stands the test of time in terms of quality, accessibility, and the power to touch the human soul. Books from one-hundred, twenty, or ten years ago draw the passionate reader into new dimensions of experience and expand the mind — the objective of all passionate sci-fi/fantasy writers.


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, the Depth Psychology Alliance, the International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, and the International Association for Jungian Studies.

Author's Giveaway
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105 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

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

Thank you for hosting Goddess of the Wild Thing!

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Victoria Alexander said...

Absolutely LOVE this cover!

katieoscarlet said...

I really like this cover and enjoyed the description and guest post.

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

Thanks folks for your comments. Victoria, I appreciate your input on the cover! Thank you. Katie, I hope you get a chance to pick up the book and enjoy it as much as you have the description. Rita, if you get a chance give it a read and review - always appreciated!

Nancy Payette said...

Amazing cover

Dale Wilken said...

Every thing great post book sounds great.

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

Nancy and Dale - thanks for the input - I hope u get a chance to pick up a copy - have a great new year!

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

Calvin F. said...

Lovely colourful promo, cool.

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

Cali and Calvin - it was great to get your thumbs up at the end of the psychotherapy day here in New Mexico - good feelings back at u!

Bernie Wallace said...

How long did it take you to write your book?

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

Bernie ~ Goddess of the Wild Thing took about two years. My first book, The Unholy, took four. I write then rewrite dozens of times then onto at least three rounds of professional edits. The writing is in the rewriting (and editing) as Ray Carver said. Thanks for the question - hope you get a chance to give Goddess a read!

Christina Gould said...

What I liked best about today's post is the Goodreads quote that says the book will keep you on the edge of your seat. That drew me in. Thanks for the giveaway!

tetewa said...

Wild cover!

James Robert said...

Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

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

Christina, Tetewa, and James - I know for sure I was on the edge of my seat while writing Goddess of the Wild Thing! The cover, when I first saw it blew me away, the sense of my breath stopping for a microsecond, and I knew it was right. I hope you all go in for the giveaway and, if you get a chance, give GWT a read!

Bernie Wallace said...

How did you come up with the title of the book?

Christina Gould said...

"Get ready because these characters will take you on some twist and turns and surprise you..."

The part I liked best about this post is the above passage. I love surprises, lol! Thanks for the giveaway!

traciem72 said...

I love the purple and green on the cover! My email is tmcooper1972@gmail.com

Christina Gould said...

"I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. [...]"

I like books that keep you guessing. Thanks for the giveaway!

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

Traciem and Chrsitina - I hope u enjoy the read!

traciem72 said...

Happy 2020! My email is tmcooper1972@gmail.com

traciem72 said...

What are your goals for 2020?

traciem72 said...

Here's to a wonderful weekend!

Sherry said...

Sounds like a great read.

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

Sherry - thank you. I hope you get a chance to check it out!

traciem72 said...

Happy Sunday Funday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to an amazing week!

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

To an amazing week is right, traciem72...thank you!

traciem72 said...

Hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a wonderful Thursday!

Shannon said...

I love the cover and the quote at the top of the post.

traciem72 said...

Here's to an amazing week!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a wonderful day!

Nancy Payette said...

Fascinating cover. The Twitter buttons aren't tied to anything on the form?

traciem72 said...

Let's all have an amazing weekend!

traciem72 said...

Happy Saturday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Sunday Funday~

traciem72 said...

Hope everyone has a super week!

traciem72 said...

Happy Tuesday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Wednesday!

Bernie Wallace said...

What books are you looking forward to reading in 2020?

traciem72 said...

Happy, happy terrific Thursday!

Bernie Wallace said...

Would you ever like to see your book turned into a movie?

traciem72 said...

Happy Super Saturday!

Bernie Wallace said...

Which character changed the most from your first to final draft?

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

Bernie - definitely the protagonist, Eve. She's a scholar of esoterica who needs to find her way from head to heart. It's a rather treacherous, frightening journey!

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

Bernie - I also just caught your other question about the movie - only if it felt right, my dreams said it was good to go, and then things fell into place - so, it just depends. I'm into the written word, reading and writing. Films as well - if they work :)

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

traciem72 - spotted all your posts - let's be fb friends - send me a request and I'll confirm.

Bernie Wallace said...

Thanks for sharing. Your book looks like alot of fun.

Sandy Klocinski said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win! The cover got my attention. Love surprises

peg42 said...

This sounds like a great book. Love the cover.

susan1215 said...

Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

clc408 said...

I like seeing the spectacular cover. It's really striking.

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

susan, clc, peg42 - thanks for your comments - I hope you get a chance to delve into the story!

traciem72 said...

Here's to an awesome week!

traciem72 said...

Happy, happy Tuesday!

traciem72 said...

Enjoy your wonderful Wednesday!

traciem72 said...

Happy, happy , Thursday!

traciem72 said...

Happy weekend!

traciem72 said...

Happy, happy Saturday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a great week!

traciem72 said...

Hope everyone has an amazing day!

traciem72 said...

Happy wonderful Wednesday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Thursday!

traciem72 said...

Happy weekend!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a Super Saturday!

traciem72 said...

Enjoy your Sunday!

traciem72 said...

Hope everyone had a lovely Monday!

traciem72 said...

Enjoy your Tuesday!

traciem72 said...

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a terrific Thursday!

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a fantastic read! Awesome cover!

rosannepm said...

Today's post was intellectually advanced on the topic of science fiction Rosanne

traciem72 said...

Here's to an amazing weekend!

traciem72 said...

Have a beautiful day!

traciem72 said...

Happy Sunday Funday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Monday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to an awesome Tuesday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a wonderful Wednesday!

traciem72 said...

Hope everyone has a terrific day!

traciem72 said...

Happy Friday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a marvelous Monday!

Sherry said...

I love the cover.

traciem72 said...

I love the cover- so colorful!

traciem72 said...

Hope you all are having a great week!

traciem72 said...

Happy weekend!

traciem72 said...

Happy, happy Saturday!

traciem72 said...

Sunday Funday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Monday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to Tuesday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a winning Wednesday!

traciem72 said...

What a beautiful day!

traciem72 said...

Happy, happy Friday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Saturday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Sunday Funday!

traciem72 said...

Happy terrific day!

traciem72 said...

Wonderful Wednesday!

traciem72 said...

Here's to a sunny Saturday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Monday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Sunday!

traciem72 said...

Happy Monday!