Happy Saturday, everyone! Today is a great day for me, as an author. My book, The Fall of Lilith received a 5 star review from "Reader's Favorite"! #BookWorm #BookLover #HighFantasy #DarkFantasy Read the review below.
(Reviewed By Lit Amri for Readers’ Favorite)
The Fall of Lilith (Fantasy Angels Series), a high fantasy by Vashti Quiroz-Vega, starts with Book I: Heaven, where Lilith and her fellow angels reside in the bright realm of Floraison. Their life is peaceful but not ...entirely carefree, as God has set many rules for them. Lilith is not fond of the rules. She likes to manipulate others, and the gift of sight that she received from God fuels her desire for divine power. She’s the catalyst for the rebellion against Him. In Book II: Earth, Lilith and her defeated angels are banished to Earth and their angelic forms are changed. Personally, I prefer book two’s development and intensity. I was more intrigued about what the fallen angels would do next and how they would cope with their new surroundings.
The overall effect of The Fall of Lilith is that it spins an engaging and fresh perspective on the biblical tale of creation, making it a story you can get swept into. Despite its theme, I don’t find it preachy. Instead, as a fan of the fantasy genre, it appeals to me, particularly with the incorporated concept of vampirism and the undoing of Adam and Eve. Characterization is impeccable and character development is distinct, complex, and makes readers invest in them emotionally. You might find yourself lamenting that it’s over too soon, but the great thing is that more can be expected from the Fantasy Angels Series. On the whole, this is a commendable and imaginative work from Vashti Quiroz-Vega.
Hello, everyone. Welcome. I'm sure by now most people have heard the news about the "Florida School Shooting". For those of you who have not heard, I will give you a quick summary of what happened. On Valentine's Day (2-14-18) a heavily armed, 19 year old man, killed at least 17 people with an AR-15 assault rifle at his former high school in Parkland, Fl.. [ 220 more words ]
The Fall of Lilith by Vashti Quiroz-Vega @VashtiQV "[A] compelling narrative that . . . strays far from traditional biblical text . . . A well-written, descriptive, and dark story."--Kirkus Reviews a.co/61rGKHL 5⭐️Readers' Favorite, Literary Titan Award #RRBC #IARTG
Hi everyone! I hope you are all doing well. Last week my husband was sick with the flu, and guess what? That's right, now I have it. My body fought it for a while but finally gave in. So this weekend, I will be spending a lot of time indoors curled up with a book. Shy and Blush are this week's prompt words chosen by… [ 100 more words ]
Hello everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful day so far! Today, I'd like to share with you the first three books I've read and reviewed this year. And of course, my haiku poem. "A book is a dream you hold in your hands." ~Neil Gaiman ◊ When I hold a book close to my heart it fills with happiness and light… [ 1,031 more word ]
Hi everyone! I hope you are all having a great day! The weekend is upon us! ◊ ◊ Sing and Peace are this week's prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. [ 87 more words ]
Hi everyone! A very warm welcome to my blog! Press and Touch are this week's prompt words chosen by Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Ron hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called Ronovan Writes Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge every Monday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your haiku poem. He is an author and poet and also does author interviews and much more on his blog. [ 170 more words ]
Welcome, everyone! I'm very excited, because today I'm going to introduce a very talented writer and genuinely kind person: Author, Lizzie Chantree I'm taking part in the book launch tour of her fun new book, Ninja School Mum. ◊ ◊ Blurb: Obsessive-compulsive school mum, Skye, is a lonely elite spy, who is running from her past whilst trying to protect the future of her child. [ 829 more words ]
Hi everyone! A warm welcome to my blog! Since last year, I've been saying that I have a strong feeling that 2018 is going to be a great year for me. Well, so far I've had a great start to the new year. I mentioned earlier this week that the Rave Reviews Book Club had selected me as "Spotlight" Author for the month of January, which is amazing! [ 298 more words ]
Hi everyone! I have great news! The Rave reviews Book Club has selected me as their January "Spotlight" Author! This is great news, because it means that my writing and my new release, The Fall of Lilith will be showcased all month throughout social media. The RRBC's "Spotlight" Author Blog Tour began yesterday on Author, Wendy Scott's blog, Wendy Scott Fantasy Blog… [ 73 more words ]
Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you are all keeping warm. The temperature in S. Florida is 55º F and it's midday and the sun is blazing! 😮 To us, Floridians that's like -10º F, anywhere else. Ironically, today's prompt words from Ronovan Writes are Singe and Deep. Just reading the word singe warms me a little, but it also gives me an eerie feeling. [ 863 more words ]
Hi, everyone! Welcome! ◊ My best friend, Sophia won't stop wailing and howling in the middle of the night. "It burns, it burns!" she screams. I visit her at her mother's house, where her ashes are kept in an urn, but it doesn't help. ◊ ◊ Night terrors visit Sleep's become a memory I fear the darkness ◊ The blue in his eyes… [ 100 more words ]
Hi everyone! A warm welcome to my blog. I know December is a very busy month for many people but for me and my family it is downright cray-cray! We have lots of out-of-town guests. My niece Vanessa and her husband Luigi are here all the way from the island of Japan, my youngest sister, Kathy is down from NYC and my nephew Josh and niece Natasha are down from college (Tennessee). [ 260 more words ]
Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome! I hope you are all doing well. It's a beautiful day here in south Florida, although it's still a bit chilly and by chilly I mean 70º F––yep, definitely sock weather. 😉 ◊ I'm sharing a section from Chapter 16 from my novel, The Fall of Lilith today. The angel Fornues was a follower of Lilith and Satan and he too was cast out of heaven (Floraison). [ 1,257 more word ]
Happy Friday, everyone! Welcome to The Writer Next Door blog! For those of you that don't know me, my name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega but you can call me Vashti Q. 😉 A couple of weeks ago I had a very special guest on my blog. Her name is Gadreel and she is one of the characters from my new release, … [ 1,091 more word ]