Monday, January 13, 2020

Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III - Book Tour and Giveaway

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.


“Shirley spoke up, “Maybe we just gotta give it up and say there’s no good out there and no damn good men.” Shirley spat on the sidewalk, as she was prone to do when attitudes turned south and a pissed-off mood overrode a physician’s reserve. A petite woman, hovering around five-foot-three, she was a spitfire to friends and foes. Her red hair was a fine match for her spicy temperament. She never hesitated to snap her tongue, making an envious woman or cocky man shrivel and long to crawl into a nearby hole and cry. Shirley lived as a healer and a warrior, a woman who cared tenderly for the hurting and raged viciously at pretense and abuse.  

Eve, Shirley, and two other friends, Tanya and Samantha, were plagued by man troubles the way pollution settles in during dusty days and humid nights in the Middle Rio Grande Valley of Aztlan del Sur. They were four esteemed professional women who could have any man they chose. Yet time and again, they went for the lower, the bad, the  worst. They sabotaged the good, the permanent. Commitment was a frightening consideration for four women who’d suffered childhoods of parental dysfunctional neglect and split-ups. They often quipped, “We found each other because like finds like.” Tonight, Eve’s troubles were front and center. She’d done it again or at least worried she had. The glitch in the man was in the type she attracted: charmers—striking and untrue. Suffering had begun. Time was critical. To stick it out or get out was her dilemma.  Things with a new man had taken a terrifying turn.”


What should readers expect when they pick up your book?

Readers say Goddess of the Wild Thing transports you into an amazing spiritual journey exploring the power of fate and love.

What inspired you to write this book?

As a psychotherapist with over thirty years of treating survivors of bad love, I was jettisoned out of nonfiction to tell a tale of relationship horrors and human transformation.

What is your favorite scene in the book?

In Goddess of the Wild Thing, there’s a pivotal scene in which a wise old woman struggles against evil, a sacrifice needed before a young woman finds her path on her quest for love 

What are your future ambitions?

I’m finishing my third metaphysical thriller, Goddess of Everything, a tale of mother love gone bad and the need to break free.

The best book/s you ever read?

I’m always reading the best book! Tim Prasil’s Guilt is a Ghost, Isobel Balckthorne’s The Unlikely Occultist, The Haunting of Blackwood House by Darcy Coates rank #1 among my current reads. As for what has an abiding spot on my desk, it’s Algernon Blackwood’s The Complete John Silence Stories — a wellspring of inspiration and revolutionary thought.

How long have you been writing?

Writing and psychotherapy have been my gigs for thirty-five years. The past five years have seen the publication of my metaphysical thrillers, The Unholy and Goddess of the Wild Thing. Goddess of Everything, a thriller of mother love gone bad and the need to break free, is coming out in 2020!

Anything else you might want to add?

It’s a thrill to be featured on your blog today, and I hope Goddess of the Wild Thing spins the phantasmagoric yarn your readers will find provocative and hopeful for matters of life and love.


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.

Paul DeBlassie III will be awarding $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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  1. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work

  2. How did the book change from your first to final draft?

    1. Oh my gosh! I go through dozens of rewrites and edits before the book goes to my professional editors for beta reads, etc. So, there's a lot of changes but the heart of the story beats stronger with each one!

  3. Really great post - I enjoyed reading it!

    1. Victoria,
      I'm glad you enjoyed the post. The style and tone are similar in Goddess of the Wild Thing!

  4. Would you mind sharing some of your favorite book titles and authors?

    1. Bea, lately I've been into Tim Prasil, Guilt is a Ghost, and Isobel Blackthorne, The Unlikely Occultist. My go to classical author is Algernon Blackwood.

  5. This book sounds like it would be fun to read.

  6. Bernie, I hope u decide to give it a literary whirl!