Poetry Friday ~ Fantasy Angels Series

4 Sep

Hi, everyone! I hope you’re all having a fabulous start to the weekend.

“It’s the first of the month and you know what that means! Poets get to choose their own syllabic poetry form, theme, words, images, etc.” ~ Colleen Chesebro

The 3rd and final book in my Fantasy Angels Series, The Rise of Gadreel will be released in a couple of months. So today I’d like to talk a little about the first two books in the series and what they’re about.

The Fall of Lilith, the first book in the series is an origins story. The origin of the angels, of the revolution in heaven, of other supernatural beings that came into existance when fallen angels evolved upon landing in different areas of a primitive planet, the origin of Earth, of mankind and sin.

“I really enjoyed this book. I love when stories put a spin on biblical/historical stories, and this one definitely kept me entertained. Lilith is a deceptive little thing, and I loved reading about her journey, though I will admit that Gadreel held most of my affection throughout the book (which would probably really anger Lilith…lol!).”–Amazon Review

BLURB:

In The Fall of Lilith, Vashti Quiroz-Vega crafts an irresistible new take on heaven and hell that boldly lays bare the passionate, conflicted natures of God’s first creations: the resplendent celestial beings known as angels. 

If you think you know their story, think again.

Endowed with every gift of mind, body, and spirit, the angels reside in a paradise bounded by divine laws, chief of which are obedience to God, and celibacy. In all other things, the angels possess free will, that they may add in their own unique ways to God’s unfolding plan.

Lilith, most exquisite of angels, finds the rules arbitrary and stifling. She yearns to follow no plan but her own: a plan that leads to the throne now occupied by God himself. With clever words and forbidden caresses, Lilith sows discontent among the angels. Soon the virus of rebellion has spread to the greatest of them all: Lucifer.

Now, as angel is pitted against angel, old loyalties are betrayed and friendships broken. Lust, envy, pride, and ambition arise to shake the foundations of heaven . . . and beyond. For what begins as a war in paradise invades God’s newest creation, a planet known as Earth. It is there, in the garden called Eden, that Lilith, Lucifer, and the other rebel angels will seek a final desperate victory—or a venomous revenge.

“[A] compelling narrative that . . . strays far from traditional biblical text . . . A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story.”—Kirkus Reviews

Spark of perfection

snuffed by ashes of desire

deep in the horrors

of ambition and envy

you evolved into evil

Son of the Serpent, the 2nd book in the series describes the life of Dracúl, the son of Lilith and Satan. He was abandoned in a forest as a small child. Despite being the son of demons he rejected evil. Tired of feeling lonely and insignificant he leaves the forest where he grew up alone. As a young man he meets Cain, the eldest son of Adam and Eve, and his adventure through time begins. After the shock of discovering who his parents were and the fact that his mother tried to kill him, leaving him for dead in a forest he began a quest to find her, to learn why. Despite many trials he refused to be like his parents and continued his efforts to be good. While on his journey to find his mother he witnessed many historical events like: the murder of Abel by his brother Cain, the building of the Tower of Babel, and the flood among others.

“It is rare in my experience to enjoy book two of a series even more than book one. And given that book one earned five stars from me, the fact that this book exceeds even that is a testament to the skill and clear love of this genre that permeates the work of author Vashti Quiroz-Vega.” –Amazon Review

BLURB:

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.

The son of demons, and the last hope for the world.

A glance at the past

spark a pain my heart can’t share

an eye for an eye

revenge I planned from afar

but love & woe have worked their will

I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about my Fantasy Angels Series. I want to thank everyone who has purchased, read and reviewed the first two books in the series. I sincerely appreciate it. ❤

53 Responses to “Poetry Friday ~ Fantasy Angels Series”

  1. John W. Howell September 4, 2020 at 3:10 pm #

    Have a great holiday weekend, Vashti. Great stuff. 😁

    Liked by 1 person

  2. olganm September 4, 2020 at 3:15 pm #

    Good luck with the new book, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 5, 2020 at 4:16 pm #

      Thank you, Olga! Enjoy your Sunday. 😀 xo

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  3. Soooz September 4, 2020 at 4:29 pm #

    I’m a huge fan of your work, Vashti! I can’t wait to read Gadreel. Love the poem. 😊

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  4. Colleen M. Chesebro September 4, 2020 at 6:07 pm #

    Sis… this is a brilliant recap of your angel series! The tanka poems are excellent! I can’t wait to read the third book. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 5, 2020 at 4:30 pm #

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the post, Sis! I’m really happy with the way these tankas turned out. Yay! Thank you! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Jill Weatherholt September 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm #

    Great post, Vashti! I hope you guys have a fantastic long weekend! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 5, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

      Thank you very much, Jill! Wishing you and your loved ones the same. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  6. D.L. Finn, Author September 5, 2020 at 3:32 am #

    Loved your tankas they really captured your books:) I can’t wait for book 3! Have a fantastic weekend xo

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 5, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

      Hi, Denise! Thank you! That’s so awesome! I can’t wait to release it. Have a fabulous long weekend too! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Annette Rochelle Aben September 5, 2020 at 6:08 am #

    You are kicking butt and taking names here! The books, the poetry… I believe the movie would be next. Of course, YOU should write the screenplay!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 5, 2020 at 4:38 pm #

      Woo-hoo! You sure know how to encourage a gal. You’d make an excellent life coach, my friend! Thank you very much. Have a wonderful long weekend! ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. September 5, 2020 at 7:42 am #

    Terrific Tanka Vashti and great recap..look forward to showcasing the new book when ready. ♥

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  9. balroop2013 September 5, 2020 at 12:27 pm #

    I love how you’ve summed up both your books poetically Vashti. Wishing you a wonderful weekend.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 5, 2020 at 4:43 pm #

      That’s great, Balroop! I’m ecstatic that you enjoyed the poems. Wishing you a fabulous weekend too. ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  10. yvettemcalleiro September 5, 2020 at 6:06 pm #

    I read the review you posted for The Fall of Lilith and thought, “Hey, that sounds like me!” So, I went back and found my review and yup, it’s me. Lol! I’m so excited about Gadreel’s story. I definitely plan to read Dracul’s story very soon. Your poems for these two books were great! 🙂

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    • Vashti Q September 7, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

      Ha, ha. I wasn’t sure if it was alright to use names for the review quotes. I love those lines from your review. I’m so happy you plan to read “Son of the Serpent.” Many of the readers that read both books in the series said it was even better than The Fall of Lilith. Gadreel is my favorite character in the series, and I had a lot of fun writing her book. I’m glad you enjoyed the tankas. Thank you! ❤
      I read "The One Betrayed" and will be posting the review everywhere soon. I only found "The One Discovered" on BookBub. Are you planning on uploading the other books in the series on there?

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      • yvettemcalleiro September 9, 2020 at 10:08 pm #

        Gadreel was my favorite in book one, and I can’t wait to read her story! Thanks for reading The One Betrayed. I truly appreciate it. 🙂
        I only have The One Discovered on other platforms because I offer it for free. I have all the other books in the series in Kindle Unlimited, so I can’t have them on other platforms. I’m thinking of moving The One Enlightened to other platforms as well. I’d love to hear your thoughts about it. 🙂

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    • Vashti Q September 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm #

      I have all my books on Kindle Unlimited too. I still have them on BookBub. I think what they mean is not to put them with any other retailer like Barnes & Noble or iBooks. . . .

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  11. Marje @ Kyrosmagica September 6, 2020 at 4:18 am #

    Great poetry to promote your new book Vashti. Hope you are doing well take care, Marje x

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 7, 2020 at 4:28 pm #

      Hi, Marje! Thank you very much! I’m glad you enjoyed the poems. I’m doing well. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones too. 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

  12. karenringalls September 6, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

    I love the poetry, Vashti, and am looking forward to the release of your new book.

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    • Vashti Q September 7, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

      Yay! Thank you, Karen. I’m happy you liked the tankas. Gadreel’s my favorite character in the series, so I had a lot fun fun writing The Rise of Gadreel. I hope you enjoy it when the time comes. ❤

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  13. dgkaye September 6, 2020 at 8:35 pm #

    Loved the poetry precisely representing both books Vashti. I’m so looking forward to book 3 (as you know, lol). I’m also looking forward to getting a teaser about it from you too. ❤ xx

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    • Vashti Q September 7, 2020 at 4:34 pm #

      I’m so happy you enjoyed the post, Debby! Yay! Thank you! I will give you a great teaser. I can’t wait. ❤ xo

      Liked by 1 person

  14. robertawrites235681907 September 7, 2020 at 5:23 am #

    It seems you and I both dug deeply into the anguish and despair of the current environment this week, VAshti. Well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. D. Wallace Peach September 7, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

    That was awesome, Vashti. I love how you distilled each book down in to a tanka. How creative!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 7, 2020 at 4:39 pm #

      Thank you, Diana! That means a lot coming from you. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. 😀 xo

      Liked by 1 person

  16. judeitakali September 9, 2020 at 12:06 am #

    Dear Vashti, I will get my hands on your books, they feel amazing. Just need a bit more time to settle. Amazing poetry too. Lots of love and admiration from me💕

    Liked by 1 person

  17. jazzytower September 10, 2020 at 8:00 pm #

    Nice recap of your series, now all I have to do is dive in. Nice poem.

    Pat

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 12, 2020 at 2:08 pm #

      Hi Pat! Thank you very much. Dive in! Ha, ha. 😉 Have a fabulous weekend and stay safe!

      Like

  18. Jan Sikes September 13, 2020 at 1:13 pm #

    Hi, Vashti! For some reason, I found this post in my SPAM folder! Ugh! I enjoyed “Lilith” and this post is a reminder that I still need to read “Son of Serpent!” Congrats on book 3!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 14, 2020 at 5:37 pm #

      Hi, Jan! I find posts and comments in my spam folder all the time. I’m not sure why that happens. Thank you for your visit and comment. Many of the RRBC members that have read Son of the Serpent say it’s even better than The Fall of Lilith. Thank you! ❤

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  19. Miriam Hurdle September 14, 2020 at 11:19 pm #

    You’re so creative, Vashti! What a great way to write poems and connected them to your books! Congratulations on your progress of the third book coming up in a couple months. Let me know when you have a release date and do the launch!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 15, 2020 at 10:19 pm #

      Thank you so much for the kind words, Miriam. I appreciate you❣️ I will definitely let you know when I get a release date. Thanks again, my friend!

      Liked by 1 person

      • Miriam Hurdle September 16, 2020 at 1:47 pm #

        You’re welcome, Vashti! I look forward to your release. ❤

        Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 16, 2020 at 3:40 pm #

      ❤ xo

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