Poetry Friday

28 Sep

Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog.


My plan was to release my new book, Son of the Serpent late summer. Well, things don’t always work out the way we plan them. The formatting is taking a while and I am now looking at a publication date at the beginning of November.

However, Son of the Serpent is available for pre-order for only 99¢ (It’s the least I can do). If you were planning to purchase the eBook please take advantage of this pre-order price.

Meanwhile, I did finish the back cover copy which I will share with you today. Please feel free to give me your opinions on it in the comment section.

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Illustration for Son of the Serpent by Scarlett Fawn

Fall and Try are this week’s prompt words chosen by Colleen Chesebro ~ The Fairy Whisperer.

*The catch is that we can only use the synonyms to these words in our poems.

Colleen hosts a challenge that anyone could participate in called, Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge every Tuesday, and you have until Sunday to create a post featuring your Haiku, Tanka, Haibun or Cinquain poem. She is an author and poet, and also does book reviews and so much more on her blog. Be sure to check it out.

Stumble once or twice

Does the world end if you fail?

If you love your art

Have the courage to venture

Let the writer in you win

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Blurb (Back Cover Copy):


In Son of the Serpent, award-winning author Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts another fascinating glimpse into the dark, compelling world of fallen angels and demons, revealing more about their untold stories.


The war in heaven might be over, but the ambitions of the fallen angel Lilith reach far across the roots of history. Will there be a being powerful enough to stop her evil influence before the destruction of mankind?


Dracúl knows he is the son of Satan, but the rest of his memory has been taken from him. Alone and frightened, he awakens in a forest, beginning a quest to piece together who he is. The world he encounters is cruel, but he yearns to belong and find companionship. With each step he takes, another missing piece of his memory falls into place, revealing a truth that is ever more troubling . . .


A truth that will turn his quest for meaning into one fueled by the hot-blooded thirst for revenge. A truth that leads him to Lilith, the most wicked and ruthless of fallen angels and one he soon will have every reason to hate. His quest will consume him, perhaps ruin his life, but somehow Dracúl is determined to find both belonging and vengeance—to be good, in spite of his evil nature and the dark secrets that haunt him every step of the way.

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Available for pre-order, Monday 10/01/2018

Let me know what you thought of my book blurb.

Did it intrigue you?

Have a Happy Friday!

Preorder Son of the Serpent for only 99¢!


67 Responses to “Poetry Friday”

  1. Billy Ray Chitwood at 2:41 pm #

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    On Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 2:26 PM The Writer Next Door|Vashti Q wrote:

    > Vashti Q posted: “Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog. My plan was to > release my new book, Son of the Serpent late summer. Well, things don’t > always work out the way we plan them. The formatting is taking a while and > I am now looking at a publication date at the b” >

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  2. Kester James Finley at 2:46 pm #

    Squee! I’m excited and it sounds fantastic! I look forward to picking it up on pre-order. 😀 Have an awesome weekend and thank you for sharing. Cheers to your continued success!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 4:45 pm #

      Yay! Thank you, special K! Okay, that was corny. :/ But I do appreciate you so much! You have a great weekend too! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kester James Finley at 5:25 pm #

        LOL, I literally spit out sweet tea! I’m totally claiming that nickname, I’ll wear the title flawlessly. 😀

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      • Vashti Q at 5:35 pm #

        You earned it, my friend. Wear it proudly. 😉 ❤

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Gwen Plano at 3:28 pm #

    Congratulations, Vashti! I’ll definitely pre-order October 1st. I’m hooked and look forward to reading your new masterpiece. ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 4:46 pm #

      That’s wonderful, Gwen! Thank you very much! ❤ xx


  4. Stephen Geez at 4:09 pm #

    Reblogged this on Stephen Geez Blog.

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  5. Stephen Geez at 4:10 pm #

    Go, Vashti! Great blurb. Reblogged at StephenGeez.com and StephenGeez.WordPress.com.

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    • Vashti Q at 4:48 pm #

      Thank you, Stephen! That means a lot. Have a great weekend! 😀 xx


  6. Congrats on the new book on the horizon. Heck no, we never fail, when we get up and keep moving on. You go girl!! ❤

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    • Vashti Q at 4:53 pm #

      Thank you, Annette! You’re right, if we have the courage to continue, success may be around the corner. 😉 ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Bette A. Stevens at 8:38 pm #

    A lovely tanka to inspire us all, Vashti! ❤ xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:33 am #

      I’m so happy to hear that, Bette. Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Jill Weatherholt at 8:49 pm #

    Great blurb, Vashti! Congratulations! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Miriam Hurdle at 1:40 am #

    Congratulations, Vashti. I like the blurb very much. Love your tanka, I can relate. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:37 am #

      Hi Miriam! I’m so glad! Blurbs are so difficult to write. I’m happy you can relate to the Tanka. I believe true failure is when we stop trying. Have a wonderful weekend! ❤ xx

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      • Miriam Hurdle at 12:25 pm #

        Yes, it works and getting encouragement and feedback from friends keep us going. A wonderful weekend to you. Autumn’s first birthday party is this afternoon at the park. It’ll be fun! ❤ ❤

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      • Vashti Q at 1:21 pm #

        I agree. Have fun! ❤

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      • Miriam Hurdle at 1:53 pm #

        ❤ ❤

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  10. D.L Finn, Author at 3:33 am #

    Hi Vashti! The picture fits the images I have nicely:) I will be pre-ordering this Monday. Can’t wait to see what is going to happen next! Your blurb is exciting and leaves me wanting to know more. Have a great weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 9:29 am #

      Yay! That’s awesome, Denise! Thank you very much. You have a great weekend too! ❤ xx

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Annika Perry at 5:39 am #

    Vashti, this is a terrific book blurb – well done and you should be very proud! It gives us the hint of the story without revealing too much yet leaves us hooked for more! Wonderful Tanka as well…I love the idea of letting the writer within win! It’s difficult, endless obstacles but you’ve persevered and releasing yet another brilliant book! Happy Weekend! 😀

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    • Vashti Q at 9:27 am #

      What a wonderful comment, Annika! Thank you for the kind words. Trying to tell enough of the story to intrigue readers while not saying too much was difficult. Thank you for confirming that for me.
      Sometimes, we writers get in our own way. We have to allow ourselves to win sometimes. Have a lovely weekend, my friend! ❤ xx

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  12. Colleen Chesebro at 2:41 pm #

    OMG! Vashti!! I love it. I can’t wait to read this book. I’m taking advantage of the preorder. Now… your Tanka poem is fabulous as always. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 10:11 am #

      I’m so glad you like it, Colleen! Thank you. I’m doing my happy dance right now. 😀 ❤

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  13. balroop2013 at 3:08 pm #

    What a wonderful and intriguing blurb Vashti, it is compelling me again! Though I avoid dark fiction but your book about fallen Angels proved that all dark fiction is not scary.
    Congratulations and best wishes dear friend, I know your book is going to be a great success just as your inspiring Tanka is suggesting. Well done!

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    • Vashti Q at 10:16 am #

      Yay! Thank you so much, my friend! The topic of fallen angels is automatically labeled as dark fantasy, but I’m so happy you were willing to take a chance on The Fall of Lilith and now on Son of the Serpent. It means a lot to me. Thanks again! ❤ xx

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  14. dgkaye at 9:55 pm #

    Love the poem, the cover and the blurb Vashti. I only had to read book 1 to know I have to read book 2. Of course I pre-ordered! Thank you. ❤

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  15. Marje @ Kyrosmagica at 4:14 am #

    Wow, I absolutely love that image. Good luck with the second book in the series Vashti I am looking forward to reading it when I catch up with my TBR pile. 🙂

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  16. Adele Marie at 4:24 am #

    Vashti, I loved the blurb and the back cover. Excellent and beautiful. xxx

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  17. Many congratulations, Vashti. That’s a heck of a back cover. Having read the blurb, I can’t help but wonder who Dracúl’s mother is and why she chose the Devil to father a child with. It’s very intriguing.

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    • Vashti Q at 10:27 am #

      Hi Hugh! Thank you very much! This is the 2nd book in my Fantasy Angels Series. This one follows, The Fall of Lilith. They’re both stand alone books but it’s more fun to read them in order. I’m glad you find the blurb intriguing. The image on top is actually the image that is inserted into the book cover. 😀 xx

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      • Arr, forgive me, I read that wrong, Vashti. I’ve never seen a book with an inside cover before. What a great idea, although probably not new. In any case, it’s great artwork, Vashti.

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      • Vashti Q at 11:12 am #

        That’s okay, Hugh. I love the artwork. Scarlett’s depiction of my main character Dracúl is spot on. Thank you for stopping by and I appreciate your comments too. Have a wonderful week! ❤

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  18. robbiesinspiration at 6:14 am #

    The pictures are remarkable, VAshti. I really like them. A great verse too.

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    • Vashti Q at 10:31 am #

      Thank you, Robbie! The illustration was done by Scarlett Fawn and she did a magnificent job portraying the main character, Dracúl. I’m happy you liked the poem too. 😀 xx

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  19. markbierman at 6:19 am #

    Count me in for a copy. The blurb reads fantastic! All the best.

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  20. memadtwo at 4:59 pm #

    good advice! (K)

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  21. Olga at 8:46 pm #

    Love Scarlett’s image for your book. Your poetry can refer to anything in life that one is striving for. Experiencing miss steps is always a given, but perseverance overcomes. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q at 1:53 pm #

      She did a great job depicting my main character, Dracúl and that scene. I’m very happy with the illustration. Thank you! As I get older I’m realizing more and more that perseverance is the key to success. 😉

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  22. yvettemcalleiro at 9:24 pm #

    I love it all – the cover, the poem, and the blurb! Great job! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 1:16 pm #

      Hi Yvette! You just made my entire week! I’m so happy you approve. Thank you, my friend! ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  23. Nidhi at 5:19 am #

    Sounds interesting

    Liked by 1 person

  24. tomangel1 at 3:36 pm #

    Looking good – and do persist. A good blog here on How to Survive Writer’s Block –


    But well, done. Excellent work

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  25. D. Wallace Peach at 12:08 pm #

    A wonderful empowering poem, Vashti. I love the cover and the blurb! Good luck with your coming release. 🙂 November is right around the corner. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q at 3:30 pm #

      Thank you, Diana! Yes! I’m nervous and excited! Have a great day and weekend! 😀 xx

      Liked by 1 person

  26. Fragilistic at 9:10 pm #

    Amazing drawing, breathtaking



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