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Goddess Of The Wild Thing: A Dynamic Spiritual Journey

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Winner of the Independent Press Award and the NYC Big Book Award, Goddess of the Wild Thing is a dramatic tale of one woman’s spiritual journey where magical happenings, unexpected turns of fate, and unseen forces impact her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a scholar of esoteric studies, is driven into unreal dimensions of horror and hope as she encounters a sedu ...more
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published October 3rd 2017
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Angela
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III is a thrilling paranormal/fantasy, it’s an original concept that the author filled full of rich and detailed descriptions and unique, interesting and well-developed characters. This is the first time that I have read any of this authors work, so I wasn’t sure of what to expect. I liked the concept of the story and decided to take a chance. While it took me a little while to get into the story, as it was a little slow in the beginning, once t
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Christine Woinich
May 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting and intellectual story. Some of the description was repetitive but the story was engrossing. This was evil versus good. Eve was a strong person but she had her doubts which could have led to a different ending. I loved how the good women trusted in each other, relied on each other, yet were their own persons. I also enjoyed the bit of romance between Eve and Sam. I found the psychologic side just as interesting as the metaphysical side.

I received a copy of this story thro
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Adrian Rose
First of all, let me say that I really admire how this author is able to weave his words together to keep the reader engaged, even though his writing is so meandering that it is sometimes almost impossible to tell the present from the scene building or description.
This has the promise of being a really great story, but I found myself becoming lost in the way that the novel was written, with past, present, and imagery being all mixed up together, sometimes in the same paragraph. As I said, the gi
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Maura
Dec 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recently, I’ve been reading lots of YA and open door romance and needed a bit of a break. I initially chose this story based on a few things; in the blurb it describes Eve Sanchez as ‘a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies…’ A strong, middle-aged woman is rarely written about these days so I snapped it up. The other reason I chose it is because of the struggle ‘with whether bad love is better than no love…’

It took me a little bit to get the flow of the author’s writing. Once I did,
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Iva Kenaz
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Will Eve give up on love or is she only destined to recognise it to the fullest along with its dark and light side? The goddess of the wild thing seems to be guiding her on a path that will change her soul forever. And though it’s sad and tragic at times, Eve is a powerful heroine who can decide for herself.

I’m very impressed by this unique, visionary book. This is one of those that I will certainly read again, just to return to that intricate fantasy, the clever descriptions, and Eve - the lov
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Iva Kenaz
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Will Eve give up on love or is she only destined to recognise it to the fullest along with its dark and light side? The goddess of the wild thing seems to be guiding her on a path that will change her soul forever. And though it’s sad and tragic at times, Eve is a powerful heroine who can decide for herself.

I’m very impressed by this unique, visionary book. This is one of those that I will certainly read again, just to return to that intricate fantasy, the clever descriptions, and Eve - the lov
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Sara Oxton
Jan 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Goddess of a Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie lll a fantasy of a four-star read. This was my first read by this author and it doesn’t disappoint, there is a bit of everything in this, thriller, fantasy, drama, action and paranormal fantasy thrown in. Overall there is a great story but there are a couple of things that didn’t settle with me, but the journey of self-discovery that Eve and her friends go on is well written and the story line will keep you hooked from start to end there are ups and down ...more
Luna Saint Claire
Nov 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goddess of the Wild Thing, by Paul DeBlassie III, brilliantly couples his in-depth knowledge of the human mind and behavior with his love of lore, imaginatively knitting a deeply psychological and esoteric story that will keep you turning the page. I could picture clearly the fantastical sense of place . A must-read magical tale. ~ Luna Saint Claire, author of The
Sleeping Serpent
Kim Shofner
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Awesome read! It's got it all. Good vs evil. Path to true love. Four great friends. This journey was gripping. There's plenty of twists and turns to keep you intrigued. The author's use of symbolism and attention to detail just made it so easy to follow along on the ride. The ending of the book was a surprise for me but I must say it couldn't have been more perfect.
Ally Swanson
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is an intriguing, compelling, thought-provoking, and engaging read!!

I liked the main and supporting characters as they seemed important for the story line and each added value to the book. I liked Eve best. She was a strong, smart, caring, thoughtful, compassionate woman. She has clearly had her struggles – both in love and life, but she continues to push forward.

A strong character development journey to root for and enjoy watching it unfold!

This book was filled with excellent plot obs
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Sherrie Cronin
Jun 18, 2020 rated it liked it
In Goddess of the Wild Thing, Paul DeBlassie III has written an unusual book. His descriptions are captivating, and his language is poetic. There is a repetition to his style that turns his prose into an incantation all its own. Goddess of the Wild Thing may be a book about spells, but a reader feels the author casting his own spell, too. It’s eerie yet effective.

I enjoyed getting to know Eve, the strong female protagonist. (You’ve got to love a woman who is being sucked into quicksand by an evi
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Angela Thompson
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Goddess of the Wild Thing Appeals to a Variety of Readers. Initially, I thought this book was more of a supernatural/horror thriller--when, in reality it is a mixture of much more. The novel is a unique blend of romance, psychology, the paranormal, and fantasy rolled into a thriller. I always say that I am not a romance novel reader--unless the novel holds more than a same old-same old romance. While romance is a focus of the novel; it is so well blended into the story as the author develops the ...more
Tracy Heath
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this fantasy romance, especially the fact that it was set in the Southwest. For me, that gave the story a bit of a different spin. I don’t recall reading a witch-centric story in the Southwest, so it has a little different flavor. It’s also set in the modern day, with a good mix of magic and reality that even non-fantasy readers can enjoy.

This story is fairly a straight up good vs. bad, love vs. evil/bad love kind of story. Generally, I like gray area in characters and stories, but th
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Bobbi Wagner
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Goddess of The Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III is a fantasy-thriller story with some romance mixed in. This is my first story by this author and I can't wait to see what else he has for us. I enjoyed his writing style that pulled me in from the beginning. His attention to details where descriptive and made a situation or item stand out more. His characters where creative and interesting. They will take you on some twists and turns that will leave you sitting on the edge of your seat just waitin ...more
Dawn Daughenbaugh
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Star

Goddess of The Wild Thing By Paul DeBlassie lll

 

Goddess of The Wild Thing By Paul DeBlassie lll is a fantasy-thrillerand a little bit of romance  thrown in to.I enjoyed this book once I got into it a bit. It started out a little slow but man once I got into it I couldn't put it down.This is my first book by this author and I will honesty say I can't wait to read more from this author. I liked his style of writing and one I got into it I was drawn in till the very end. His characters are ve
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Erin Davidson
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Goddess of the Wild thing by Paul DeBlassie III, fell flat for me. Whilst the story promised romance and magic, I found it to come across lacklustre. It was a book I really wanted to enjoy and tried very hard to like, but it all fell short. From the very beginning I found the story hard to follow with several characters introductions and their very similar descriptions, to the sudden change in narration and tense. I wanted to like Eve, but I couldn’t stand her, or her friends that all seemed lik ...more
E.A.
Goddess Of The Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III was a paranormal/fantasy thriller that will keep you on your toes and guessing until the very end.

This book was a bit out of my normal comfort zone, though I am a huge paranormal/fantasy fan, I don't read much in the psychological thriller-ish genre (though I do watch a lot of psychological thrille movie and TV) I find them in book form, boring, more so not so much the plots but the writing styles. This book, for me, though it did take me a few ch
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Majanka
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In Goddess of the Wild Thing, Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteris studies, encounters a seductive man with a frightening side to him… Sam is a bit of a ladies man, arrogant, confident, and I was a bit wary of him at first. He grew on me, though, and I began to like him as the book progressed – however, never as much as I liked Eve.

Eve was a balanced character, sometimes confident, sometimes lackin
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Debi
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Goddess Of The Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III

4 Stars

This is my first book by this author and I have mixed feelings about this story. On one hand the writing was absolutely amazing, on the other, this is not my chosen genre and because of that and only that I give it 4 stars. The story flowed great, but sometimes the descriptions of what was being described seemed to have more words than I thought necessary, and that could just be because this world that was created in this story isn't somethin
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Naomi Valkyrie
Dec 09, 2017 rated it liked it
I originally chose this book because the title intrigued me. After reading the synopsis, I was pretty sure this would be a stellar book. I don’t know whether it was the writing style or not, but I found it a challenging read, which is saying something since I will read just about anything and I rarely find a book that doesn’t capture my attention. The premise of the book is interesting, I just could not connect with the characters. This book has more of the feel of talking about the characters r ...more
Rebecca
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III is a paranormal/fantasy. This is the first time I have read any of this author's work, let alone read a paranormal/fantasy so I wasn’t sure what to expect. While it took me a little while to get into the story at first but the more I continued the more I became fully enthralled in what I was reading.
The story had so many twists and turns, good vs evil, which kept me turning the pages to find out what was happening. The story had a lot going on in
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Books On Fire Tours
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Books On Fire Tours: This was a difficult read. Not because it was a bad story. On the contrary. It was mind blowing! It was difficult because it messed with one's mind in the most clever and effective way, which only a Pscychologist can do. So what is it about?
Eve and her friends use yoga and other spiritual means to help them navigate life when it gets tricky, and the often elusive thing called love. Debating whether or not bad love is better than no love at all, they go through life's ups a
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Laura Furuta
Aug 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Goddess Of The Wild Thing
By: Paul DeBlassie III
5 out of 5 stars

The story Goddess Of The Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III is a book that I loved reading. It pulled me in from the very beginning and I didn’t want to put it down until I had read the final page. It takes you on a journey that includes dreams and also the supernatural. There are parts that are thrilling and had me wondering what was going to happen next. Eve and her friends are my favorite characters in the story. Eve is a woman who
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Liz
Aug 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Paul DeBlassie III was a completely new author to me when I picked up Goddess of the Wild Thing. I was drawn in by the eye-popping cover art and the minimal but gripping description of the novel. I will not lie, I really wanted to love this book. I had high hopes but it just fell short for me. I had a really hard time wanting to push through the first 30% of the novel. It just was very slow to build up and get to that point where I was hooked. Once it did though, it was a solid four star read.

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Anna Hirsch
Aug 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie
3 Stars

Paul DeBlassie has the capability of inventing worlds and describing things in minute detail. He is a psychologist who lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico and this influences his stories. The myths of Azlan are interwoven throughout his books.

This story is about Eve and her spiritual journey to overcoming the pain of unrequited love. Though she knows Sam is dangerous, she can’t help but be attracted. This causes a witch to take notice of her and
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Francis
Nov 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really didn’t know what to expect when I picked up Paul DeBlassie III’s Goddess of the Wild Thing. It stands out from other books I have read as a rich paranormal fantasy that draws on spiritual and psychological ideas to create a fascinating world and gripping story.
DeBlassie’s descriptive writing particularly caught my attention, with the level of detail and vivid language used really painting a picture. At times, I felt this slowed down the progress of the story or made it hard to keep up,
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Ashleigh
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie is a suspense, fantasy thriller centering around Eve and her journey through magical happenings and avoiding love at all costs. Eve wants the happily ever after but after such a sordid history in that department she has given it all up until Sam comes into the picture. Sam is someone that you could like as a person – once you got to know him – but comes off as a cocky ladies man who can get anyone he wants in the beginning. I both loved and hated Sam i ...more
Caralee
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie III

5 Stars!!!!


This was a very different story to that in which I am used to reading but I did enjoy it. The book delves into the supernatural and spiritual world. The story is full of twists and turns and the struggles of the four woman to find love. I found the book to be very deep and dark. The author has a unique way of bringing the characters and the situation to life and just draws the reader into the story. I found I couldnt put the book down.

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Nicole
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Goddess of the Wild Thing
By Paul DeBlassie lll
⅘ Stars


Goddess of the Wild Thing by Paul DeBlassie llll is a fantasy type story, With a little suspense and romance thrown in. This is my first time reading this author, but now that I have… it definitely won’t be my last!
Paul’s writing style is quite captivating. It will grab your attention from the get go and hold your interest until the very end. The characters are interesting and entertaining. You’ll enjoy the characters and story, from the st
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Carrie
Dec 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Goddess of the Wild Things by Paul DeBlassie III is a very different kind of writing. I did enjoy this style and thought the book, although it had a slow start, was overall very nice.

I really enjoyed how this book was centered around Eve and 3 of her friends as they discover if love is really worth it or if they should just give up. One of my favorite aspects about this book is the way Eve has a mental bond with her friend Graciela who had just died. Even though she is no longer alive Eve still
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Paul DeBlassie III, Ph.D., is a psychologist and writer living in his native New Mexico. Memberships include the Depth Psychology Alliance, International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Author's Guild, and the Visionary Fiction Alliance. He has for over thirty years treated patients in spiritual and emotional crises as well as writing and publishing visionary thrillers ...more

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