AUTHOR VASHTI QUIROZ-VEGA IS ON A #RRBC “SPOTLIGHT” BLOG TOUR


I AM HONORED TO BE HOSTING AUTHOR VASHTI QUIROZ-VEGA ON MY BLOG. VASHTI QUIROZ-VEGA IS THE AUTHOR OF THE FALL OF LILITH, A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND VERY INTERESTING READ. PLEASE HELP ME TO GIVE HER A WARM WELCOME.

BOOK INFO:

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

THE FALL OF LILITH  (http://a.co/61rGKHL)

Father

by Vashti Quiroz-Vega

His brown eyes deepened into polished onyx, and upon them came a mist of tears.

He watched with the facade of a brave man as his baby boy entered the world.

As if his mind and body were not consumed by overwhelming fears.

What are my duties? There are no guidelines. Where do I start?

The babe in his arms felt so natural, yet so alien. A fire blazed in his chest.

“You are a father now.” The words were jolting, yet pleasing to his heart.

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His brown eyes deepened into polished onyx, and upon them came a mist of tears.

He watched with the façade of a calm man as his son toddled, taking his first steps.

As if his mind and body were not consumed by overwhelming fears.

What if he falls? What if he hurts himself? Then I would have failed as a father.

The toddler tottered to him and embraced his dad with dulcet giggles.

As he held his son, it did not feel alien. His heart gave way for love to conquer.

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His brown eyes deepened into polished onyx, and upon them came a mist of tears.

He watched with the façade of a cool man as his son introduced him to his first girl.

As if his mind and body were not consumed by overwhelming fears.

What if he falls in love? What if she breaks his heart?

He embraced his son and slipped extra cash in his pocket.

As he held his son, it felt like love, and he rested assured his son was smart.

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His brown eyes deepened into polished onyx, and upon them came a mist of tears.

He watched with the façade of a brave man as his son grew and had sons of his own.

As if his mind and body were not consumed by overwhelming fears.

Did I raise him right? Did I teach him to be a good husband and father?

He embraced his son, and they were swathed by the love they both felt.

As he held his son, his questions were answered, and he grew calmer.

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His son’s brown eyes deepened into polished onyx, and upon them came a mist of tears.

He watched his father wear the façade of a spent man as he lay on a hospital bed.

His son’s mind and body were consumed by overwhelming fears.

Am I doing the right thing? Who am I to decide when his time has come?

His face dampened with sorrow as he embraced his father.

As he held his father’s weary body and gazed into his dimming eyes, his questions were answered, and he grew calmer.

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His brown eyes deepen into polished onyx, and upon them comes a mist of tears.

He watches with the façade of a pitiful man as his son reaches for that plug.

He is ready to leave this world and grateful his son has let go of his fears.

As his son holds his ruined body, and he feels the lifeblood drain from his eyes, he knows he has raised him right.

His mind and body are consumed with overwhelming love.

His son has given him the gift of peace, and his happy spirit travels toward the light.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Vashti Quiroz-Vega is a writer of fantasy, horror, and suspense/thriller. When she isn’t creating extraordinary worlds or fleshing out powerful characters, she enjoys reading, traveling, kayaking, photography, and seeking adventures. She lives in Florida with her husband and fur baby, a Pomeranian named Scribbles (who’s also her writing buddy).

Twitter -@VashtiQV

Facebook – http://on.fb.me/1g0da7d

Website – http://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com

 

42 thoughts on “AUTHOR VASHTI QUIROZ-VEGA IS ON A #RRBC “SPOTLIGHT” BLOG TOUR

    1. Hello Micki! It was a very emotional piece for me to write for several reasons. I still can’t read it all the way through without tears. Thank you for taking the time to read it. I’m happy you liked it. ❤

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    1. Hi Patricia! Yay! Thank you very much for stopping by, commenting and for having, The Fall of Lilith high on your TBR list! That makes me very excited! I hope you enjoy it, once you get to it. 😀 xx

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  1. Beautiful, Vashti. Absolutely beautiful! Your tour has been such a delight and it’s with a humble heart that I say thank YOU for sharing your talent, joy, and passion with us. XO
    Thank you, Joy, for hosting and for the warm welcome, as always. 🙂

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    1. Hello Natalie! I’m very grateful for that beautiful and touching comment, my friend. I’m also thankful for all the support you’ve shown me throughout the “Spotlight” Author Blog Tour and before. I love your book, The Heart’s Lullaby, it’s a gift that keeps on giving, because I read from it again and again. Every poem is beautiful, so it brings a tear to my eye to read that you enjoyed my poem as well. Thank you! ❤ xx
      Joy has been a delightful host and I am happy and grateful to be a guest on her blog. 😀

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  2. Hello Vashti,
    Your book sounds absolutely fascinating. I have bought it already and it is on my kindle waiting for me. I look forward to reading it. Congratulations on being the RRBC spotlight author for this month and thank you for stopping by yesterday in the chat session. I was interested that you work in the medical field (OB/GYN) so we have common ground. Every success to you Vashti.

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    1. Hello Julie! I’m so happy to see you here! Thank you very much for purchasing my book. I hope you enjoy reading it, once you get around to it. I enjoyed the chat very much. It’s fun getting to know my RRBC family. I wish it could be around my dinning room table over coffee and tea, but this will have to do for now (until Nonnie thinks up a way we can all meet in person in some live conference (wink-wink)). I have your book too and look forward to reading it. Yes, we do have much in common. Thank you! ❤

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  3. Heart-wrenching and soul-fulfilling at the same time! This one left me a bit drained, but it was beautifully written. I love seeing another side to your writing. Thanks for sharing this with us, Vashti! Thanks for hosting her, Joy! 🙂

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    1. Hi Yvette! I still can’t read this poem without tearing up. It means a lot to me that you read it and appreciated it. Thank you for following the blog tour. I’m thankful for your support. ❤

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  4. Thank you, Vashti. It was lovely to take a life journey with this father and experience his turmoil! Do we ever know if we’re doing it right? Glad he found out in the end. It’s been great hanging out with you this week. Thanks, Joy, for your hospitality!

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  5. I’m not crying, you’re crying! Such a beautifully powerful offering, V! Thank you for sharing and allowing us all insight into your world. Much love and success! Joy, thank you for hosting such a great writer, big hugs for all you do!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Kester! You’ve been such a huge supporter, since day one and it’s no different this week. Thank you, thank you, thank you. This poem means a lot to me, because I wrote it for a friend who’s dad was dying and as I wrote it I couldn’t help thinking of my father who was also ill at the time. Now, I can’t read it without crying. ❤

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  6. I’ve been so occupied trying to keep up with the comments on my host blog that I am late getting over here. I don’t know when the post went up but was trying my best to keep up with it.

    CONGRATULATIONS Vashti on the last day of your week-long tour. I can tell you that its not over yet, so enjoy the ride.

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    1. Hi Shirley! You’ve been great about following the tour and making it to all the stops. Thank you very much! I’ve enjoyed the tour very much. I’m so happy to be on Joy’s lovely blog today. I hope you like the poem. Thank you! ❤

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  7. Oh my goodness, Joy! I am so happy to be featured on your blog. Thank you very much for sharing my “Father” poem! You have a beautiful blog and the background color matches my book––bonus! (wink, wink). Seriously, I also want to thank you for being so supportive during my spotlight month. What can I say? You’re wonderful! ❤

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