Goddess of the Wild Thing Book Review

This morning, we have the opportunity to share our review of a new novel from author Paul DeBlassie, III.  Goddess of the Wild Thing seems to incorporate many genre as it combines romance and fantasy with a darker, psychological thriller element.    What did I think of Goddess of the Wild Thing?

About the Book 

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 influence her ability to love and be loved. Eve Sanchez, a middle-aged woman and scholar of esoteric studies, encounters a seductive but frightening man who introduces her to a supernatural world in which the wicked powers of a surrogate mother’s twisted affection threaten love and life. In the mystic realm of Aztlan del Sur, Eve and three friends struggle with whether bad love is better than no love and discover that love is a wild thing.

I received a complimentary ebook copy of this book for use in my review.  All opinions are my own.

My Review

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 characters and their supernatural world with plot twists and glimpses of real-world, human nature.  Fans of romance novels will enjoy the story as will fans of paranormal thrillers.

The Author's Writing Style Keeps Readers Engaged.   Initially, it took me a few chapters of the book to settle into the setting and the characters as the plot began to develop.  Once I understood some of the issues at hand, the author allowed me to see the story from the various character points of view as the story progressed.  This really made the story more complete and strengthened my connections to the characters.  There were still characters that I didn't necessarily like (all of the time)--but, I was able to better understand some of the relationships and the plot twists.

Would I recommend Goddess of the Wild Thing?   Fans who seek more than just a love triangle in their romance novels--or some realism in their fantasy novels--should plan to add this to their reading list.    There are so many forces coming into play from both the real world and the magical one that this book was a unique read that was difficult to put down.  I would recommend it to supernatural romance fans--but, I also think that fans of psychological thrillers and dramas will be intrigued as well.

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Meet 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.

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