Thursday, February 27, 2014

Genres, the Dark Goddess, and Parenting!

Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use. 

I am a psychologist and writer. Psychological thrillers set in the mythopoeic realm of Aztlan are my specialty. They delve into dark regions of mind where good encounters evil, battle ensues, and darkness threatens to overcome light. In The Unholy, as one reader described it,things get going and then they get going stronger and faster and scarier. That’s how I write and how I enjoy telling stories.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release. 

The Unholy will be followed up by The Dark Goddess. In The Dark Goddess the question of whether bad love is better than no love is asked. It takes place in the phantasmagoric realm of Aztlan where dream, visions, and natural magic are everyday happenings!

Are you a parent? 

Kathy and I have been married thirty-six years, have four grown children, two writers and two artists who grew up with the tale of The Unholy. Each of them has said that it’s been strange reading on the page what was told them years back while the novel was in formation. They’re creative individuals with a keen eye and sharp who readily picked up on the shades, shadows, and moments of enlightenment in The Unholy.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Evocative and Memorable!

THE UNHOLY...Softcover and Kindle Edition " a riveting presentation by debut novelist, Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D. Let’s hope it’s not his last.

Dr. DeBlassie captures the essence of evil and weaves a provocative tale around its horrifi
c intentions. This is a dark book. Some of the images so eloquently described will make you shudder. It is also a soulful story, at times warming your heart like a baby’s breath, but often ripping through the delicate flesh with sharp talons.

Claire Sanchez hails from a long line of medicine women. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by a cloaked man, she turns her back on her heritage – yet finds it impossible to escape the natural talent inside her. When people around Claire start dying, she’s forced into a battle between good and evil. The malevolent archbishop exercising power to extort pain and suffering reminded me of the Inquisition.

The story takes place in Aztlan, a land clearly influenced by Dr. DeBlassie’s New Mexico surroundings. I enjoyed the Native American/Mayan flavor, in part due to the author’s exceptional ability to transport the reader into this mythical world. While I’m not one to savor graphic violence, I understand the scenes where this occurred served a purpose and successfully added darkness to the story, as well as deepening the psychological impact . . . at least for me.

THE UNHOLY is a novel that will haunt you for days after turning the last page. It’s not an easy read but it is memorable. Evocative. And at times, uncomfortable. Any book with the power to affect me so thoroughly, receives five stars." ---Deb Sanders Reviewer

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Travails, Magical Happenings, and the Unconscious!

Interview with Pembroke Sinclaire

Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
Over thirty years of treating patients who have suffered from the dark side of religion inspired The Unholy. The travails and dramatic life stories ushered my imagination into a phantasmagoric realm in which a young medicine woman engages in a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Dreams, such as ones experienced in therapy, and synchronous events, natural magical happenings, inform the healing process just as they guided Claire in her battle against evil!

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
The book was in process for ten years. After years of rejection from other publishing houses, Jim Smith of Sunstone Press in Santa Fe, New Mexico saw it and claimed it. The actual writing took two to three years with edits. The Unholy was its own journey of discovery and natural magical happenings!

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
Listening to the unconscious mind unfold creatively in the form of story, dramatic narrative is fascinating. The characters come alive, speak to you, tell you what to write, what they suffer, their challenges, and their outcome. The Unholy filtered through my waking life, dreams, and ongoing musings during the three years in which it was written. I totally enjoy the life of the story felt within the context of my daily life and inspiration and then taken to paper. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

"Hush now, child."

taken from

“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.