Friday, December 19, 2014

Guest post Spotlight from Paul DeBlassie III (& a giveaway! ends 12/30/14)

Let's give a warm welcome to Paul DeBlassie III the author of The Unholy! He was kind enough to join us today for and interview and to share his plans for the holidays and a few of his favorite things! So without further ado may I introduce Paul DeBlassie III!

How Do You Celebrate the Holidays?

As a writer of what some have referred to as pagan literature, I celebrate the holidays by attuning myself to nature. My family and I, celebrate the seasons and important facets of human life such as gratitude and good will. In writing The Unholy, the medicine women listen to natural forces such as this and find that they are able to live their lives much better, more harmoniously, and attuned to healing forces. There is so much in the course of one day to fill my life that I have to make sure and get time to heal myself, to relax, sink into marriage and family life. Ultimately, it’s the wonder of marriage and family life that grounds and heals me, keeps my feet on the ground, keeps me real and keeps me going!

What is your favorite season?

Spring is my favorite season especially here in Aztlan,(New Mexico)as the high-mountain desert teems with budding life and the turquoise skies are crystalline clear.

What was your favorite subject in school?

Psychology, religious studies, and English were favorite subjects of mine, all of them coming together as a thriller writer who explores the dark side of religion as is dramatized in The Unholy.

What is your favorite heartbreak song?

Willie Nelson’s rendition of You Were Always on my Mind is a cautionary tale to me of the need for love and to express it with a full heart and sincerity lest the moment pass and leave us with regret, something best to avoid for the sake of truth to self and a loving relationship.

What is your favorite movie?

I have lots of favorite movies, but I was recently impressed by the tragic tale of Philomena in which the protagonist can be seen as having been permanently damaged by the dark side of religion.

What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy weekend?

Rainy days are for curling into self and reading good books and spinning tales of intrigue.

What is your favorite breakfast food?

Red chile breakfast burritos served up piping hot in the land of Aztlan is my favorite food to start off on the path of an enlightening day!

What is your favorite dessert?

In Aztlan we have a specialty desert called natillas, a chilled custard with whipped egg white, nutmeg, and cinnamon…a real soul warmer!

Do you prefer rain or snow?
Here in Aztlan, the high mountain desert, we are grateful for all form of precipitation of both the snowy and purely liquid variety.

If your personality was a color, what would it be?

I’m a blue guy, the color of the unconscious mind as deep calls unto deep and color vibrates with a soulful resonance.

Paule 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.  

***** Now onto the giveaway! Paul is being kind enough to offer a print copy of The Unholy to one lucky U.S. winner or an e-copy if the winner is located internationally!     *****

Here are the rules! 

To become eligible to win, all you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter form below! 

·     The giveaway will start on Dec 18, 2014 and end on Dec 30, 2014
·     A winner will be picked on Dec 30, 2014 and will be notified by email
·     The winner of the contest will be announced on this blog
·     The giveaway is open to U.S. residents only for the physical copy or kindle version and international winners will receive only the kindle version

·     You will receive your choice of a physical copy or kindle version, if that is what you prefer in and are located in the U.S., of the book The Unholy. If you are located outside the U.S. you will receive an e-copy. The winner will receive the book within two weeks after the winner is announced

Remember to please leave your email address in the Rafflecopter so we have a way to contact and verify the winner's information! This is important. If you do not leave an email addy then I won't be able to contact you and therefore you won't be able to win.

Where else you can find Paul around the web:

The Unholy on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Paul DeBlassie III on Amazon

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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