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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Amy Brennan

Goddess of EverythingGoddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Wow. All I have to say is that I was unable to read this novel when I was home alone, which is what I was hoping to do! The way this author weaves this blood-curdling tale is phenomenal, I honestly cannot say that I have ever read anything like this before, and though it certainly gave me goosebumps in the worst way, I could see myself reading other works by him. Written works such as these aren’t easy to read, but that’s all part of the fun, and horror. Growing up in a religious household and reading this work of art really had me gripping the edge of my seat.

The internal and external struggles had by the characters, namely Gabriel, brings tears to my eyes, as nothing is truly ever black and white. There is evil in this world, and there aren’t many novels that cover the dark side of people, religion, or people’s feelings/thoughts/opinions. The way that this author describes the struggles, the connection between the nuns and Mother Juana, Gabriel, and Consuela, and the bumps along the way, you can just tell that he poured his all into these pages. I look forward to reading this again once I have the mindset to really dig deep and will be back to edit this review once I do so. Well done!

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Shannon Fowler

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

DeBlassie has upped the ante with this “blood curdling” story. Unlike any of his other crazy stories, Goddess of Everything is above and beyond normal craziness.

This story is about Mother Juana and her need for…blood, death, obedience and well, everything. Mother Juana’s son Gabriel is torn between his love for his wife, his mother and life in general.

These characters are well developed, enough so that you know if you met up with Mother Juana you would want to run the other way. And if you met up with Gabriel you would see the devotion and love this man has for those around him especially those less fortunate.

The plot of this story is unbelievable, disheartening, and downright disturbing. Way to go DeBlassie. If you enjoy dark stories with a touch of mystery and crazy, this may be one you put at the top of your list.

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Micalah Weatherholtz

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like.. What ?! What in the world did I just read ? Those are my immediate thoughts of this book after turning its last few pages.

Goddess of Everything starts in a cemetery with a young boy and his Mother. You soon realize this woman is not everything she seems on the surface with what transpires at the boys fathers funeral.

This is absolutely the definition of a supernatural, psychological thriller. It’s a newer, often unexplored subject that I don’t feel gets touched on to much. It’s fresh. This book is a wild, crazy, edge of your seat ride to the very end. It most definitely is a blood curdling ride as well with its depictions of child abuse, and murder which I feel should definitely have some trigger warnings involved for a more sensitive audience as it’s definitely an intense read! There are tons of corrupt people involved and it’s hard to really trust anyone throughout the book but I do think Consuela was one of the best in this book. As hard as she tried to open Gabriel’s eyes to the evil that was his mother she remained steadfast and strong for him never aggressive or defensive while she let him fight his own demons and wage his battles inside himself. They fought until the very end which eventually paid off. If you can look past the triggers mentioned and are looking for fresh, albeit hard to read, new subject matter in your thrillers this might be the book for you! It’s an absolute nail bitter.

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Jenique Bornman

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What an unexpected surprise this book was.
Mr DeBlassie has one of the most interesting ways of telling a story that I’ve seen in a long time. It’s almost like sitting around a campfire listening to urban legends.
This dark thriller with some supernatural aspects was yet again an excellent example of this mans talents, he took the normal good vs evil to a whole new level with exceptional world building and character development.

Definitely not for the faint hearted but an AMAZING read.

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review byGoddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of Paul DeBlassie III’s books before so approached Goddess of Everything with excitement which the book definitely lived up to! In Aztlan, DeBlassie has created a spiritual playground where he can draw on different traditions and beliefs to create a thought-provoking fantasy world.
Goddess of Everything is a dark book, filled with death from the opening scene at a cemetery. There are themes of corrupt power and loyalties as well. It’s intense at times, but in a gripping way that will have you frantically turning the pages.
I particularly liked Consuela, a grounding presence in Gabriél’s life. It is hard being the wife in a book about a mother-son relationship and Consuela brings characterfulness and independence to the role!
For me, this is a four-star book, and I’m definitely keen to read more of DeBlassie’s books. I would recommend this to anyone looking for something different from anything you’ve read before!

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Felicia Bates

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie is the second book I’ve read by this author and honestly, it won’t be the last. It took me longer than usual to finish this book because I wouldn’t allow myself to read it to unwind before bed. I felt that the intricate storyline and attention to detail needed my undivided attention, not the groggy re-reading of lines.
I will admit that I am used to thrillers that have me on the edge of my seat, carrying the book everywhere to get one more page in, and while I was really invested in this storyline, the attraction wasn’t the same. I contribute this to the visual picture and the need to slow down and take it ALL in vs feverishly reading the words for what is next.
I think what had me drawn to this book and the author in general, is how unique I feel that not only the storyline is, but Paul DeBlassie lll can write something so thrilling with a poetic feel to it. I give Goddess of Everything 4 stars.

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Robin Rankin

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III

This book was beautifully written.   I couldn’t get over how well the words painted the visual picture for me.  I think that stuck with me more than o could have anticipated.

This was an interesting story to read, especially as someone who doesn’t like magic, etc.  I found myself fully drawn into the story.

Gabriel had a purpose from the beginning and that was to help the children who were born and raised in horrible situations and conditions.   I’m sure when he decided his career path he had no idea what it would truly entail.

I would recommend this book even if you aren’t in the supernatural genre.  The way this book was written was worth the time.

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Erin Wolf

Goddess of EverythingGoddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I give Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III, 4 stars.

This was a very unique and interesting story. The way it is written reminds me of the stories passed down from generation to generation by the peoples whom have roamed this earth for many, many years. It also seems fable-like, there is definitely great wisdom to be found within the story. The author has a very unique style of writing, relying less on spoken dialogue and more on giving us very detailed descriptions of what exactly is happening. I will admit, it took some getting used to, but once I got used to it, I was pulled in. This is the essential good vs. evil, but the evil is in hiding. I could not wait to find out who would prevail.

This is very much an adult book, as some of the subjects maybe disturbing to the younger people and hose fainter of heart. That being said, if you are interested in a suspense/horror tale with supernatural elements that also teaches you a lesson, this book is for you.

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Heidi Schoolman

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This novel is a Thriller and is just under 200 pages. This story follows Gabriel, a psychiatric healer, Consuela, his wife, and Juana, his mother. His mother is the Superior of the Nunnery and the Orphanage. He tries to counsel the children at the orphanage and when Gabriel discovers children come up missing with no explanation, he starts asking questions that his mother does not like. His wife pushes him to discover these children are being sacrificed. This ritual is done to make Mother Superior and her nuns immortal. Then the unthinkable happens. Dear mother has kidnapped their four-year-old son. This is most definitely one of those books that will have you on the edge of your seat.

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Goddess of Everything by Paul DeBlassie III – Review by Carrie Reed

Goddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son's Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and LoveGoddess of Everything: A Blood-Curdling Tale of the Affection of One Mother for Her Son and Her Son’s Struggle for Truth, Freedom, and Love by Paul DeBlassie III
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 stars!
It is a bit dark, but the story had me captivated, I could not put the book down.
What a fun read, and fun in the sense that the mystery, story and characters were so detailed. Gabriel and his mother’s relationship seems weird to me, and when Gabriel tries to discover why the children at the orphanage were going missing, she gets upset with all the questions. It is interesting to watch the inner turmoil in Gabriel as he wrestles with his love for his mother and his wife Consuela. The twists and turns throughout will keep you engaged and wanting more. I am very please with this book and will now be looking into more books by this author.

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