[Blog Tour] Saving Mary: The possession by Deidre D Havrelock (Review, Interview, & Giveaway!)

Published: April 1,2012
By: Etcetera Press
Pages: 170
Summary (Goodreads):
If you’re a fan of supernatural fiction then you will be captivated by this true story about a spiritually sensitive girl and the path that led to her possession. Part one of a two-part series, Saving Mary is the story of a modern-day Mary Magdalene—the woman from whom Jesus cast out seven demons.
Deidre Daily is drawn to anything seemingly spiritual, desperately seeking a spiritual existence. But inside this vibrant girl hides a terrified child who sincerely believes she has married the devil. Through a series of spiritual encounters her fear turns into reality, and she ends up possessed.
Deidre’s fascinating memoir relays her story from childhood to adolescence: invisible eyes leering at her from the corner of her bedroom, horrible nightmares tormenting her, and her desperate attempt to find God—only to end up possessed. It is a candid account of possession from a first-person perspective. This dark memoir brings to light an intricate world of deceitful spirits hell-bent on manipulating and damaging an innocent girl’s life, not only through her dreams, but also through seemingly every-day encounters.
Travel with Deidre into the mysterious world of spirits, ghosts and demons. Awaken yourself to a world that isn’t supposed to exist; a world that’s as intriguing as it is sinister. And then emerge as a new person—invigorated, aware and intent on living in the light. Saving Mary; Not just another story about a girl and her exorcist.
Karina's Review:
This book was a bit confusing. It’s not an easy read and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone under 15. To me this book had a sort of southern vibe to it with phrases like “Shoot and darn” or “sweet baby Jesus”.
I absolutely loved the analogy with Mary trying to hold on to her family to her hanging off a train. There aren’t many characters in this book, well there are but everything cycles around Mary. Mary’s constant struggle between good and bad, god and satan, has a strange twist to it.
You would think she’s a good kid, but is she really all good? Mary constantly prays for god’s help, but she thinks she’s ignored. Is she? Did she really “marry” the devil, or was it all really just in her head? This book takes a lot of thought, it is not an easy read.
I really want to read the sequel, and find out what happens. There is a lot of spiritual and finding out who you are sort of theme to this book. I love how from the very beginning Mary is different because she is half indian and half irish. I also wondered weather her name has any symbolism behind it. What do you think?
I give this 4.5/5 feathers. It was a really interesting and odd book. I wanted to know what happened but at the same time it was just so different. I highly recommend this book if you want something different and not the same old genre.
Book Trailer:
Quick Fun Interview:
1)If you were a superhero what would your name be?
A: I’d be Super Sensitive. I’m a naturally spiritually sensitive chick.
2)If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
A: Those dreams where you can fly, those are the best. So I pick flying. I don’t want to be stretchy—that’s too weird. And I don’t want to be anything where I’m naked, like the invisible woman. I don’t like being cold.
3)What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
A: Vanilla…but I read somewhere that only really complicated people choose vanilla!
4)What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
A: Oh gosh, my quirk is that I write in bed. I sometimes get my laptop and stay in bed for hours! My husband calls it ‘my office.’
5)Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
A: There are things that go on, strange supernatural things, that for your own safety—or the safety of your children—you should know about.
About the Author:
Deidre D Havrelock grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where she eventually met her husband to be, DJ. It was DJ who initially noticed Deidre’s dark state and worked to seek out someone willing to perform her exorcism.
Eventually, the newlyweds found their way to the southern hot spot of Brooks, AB where Deidre began writing. From there the family trekked across eastern Canada to Moncton, NB where they learned to love French fries with cheese curds and gravy.
Currently nestled in the hills of Kennewick, Washington, Deidre has two horses, one dog, three cats and too many rabbits…and let’s not forget her wonderful husband and three energetic daughters. Her memoir, Saving Mary: The Possession chronicles her dark childhood and the path that led to her demonic possession.
She is currently working to finish book two of her spiritual memoir, Saving Mary: The Deliverance.
You can find her on:Facebook / Goodreads / Blog / Amazon
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