Vashti Quiroz-Vega: The Fall of Lilith – #free until 2017-08-05! @VashtiQV

Dear friends and readers,

Please welcome author Vashti Quiroz-Vega and her latest book! Today is her birthday and Vashti has a wonderful surprise for us:

The Fall of Lilith is free on Amazon – today and tomorrow!

Happy birthday, dear Vashti!

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Hello everyone! I’m excited to be here at ‘My Train of Thoughts On…’ Blog. Thanks for having me, Karen!

My name is Vashti Quiroz-Vega and I’m a writer of Fantasy, Horror and Thriller. If you enjoy reading short stories in those genres and poetry you can do so on my blog, The Writer Next Door | Vashti Q. I’m here today to tell you a little about myself and to introduce my new novel, The Fall of Lilith.

I began reading, writing and storytelling early. In elementary school I drew pictures and wrote stories in comic book form and sold them for a quarter a piece. I grew up in a religious home, attended a religious private school and went to church regularly with my parents. I read many religious books. I also enjoyed fairy tales and mythology and devoured many of these types of books. I’ve always been curious about angels and other supernatural creatures. The combination of all of the above was the inspiration for The Fall of Lilith.

The Fall of Lilith is an adult (18+) epic fantasy with dark elements about angels. It is the first installment of my Fantasy Angels Series. The characters in this story are angels depicted in a very unique way. It is a story of many twists, surprises and a bit of controversy.

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Blurb

“I merely assisted you in doing what you desired all along.”

So says Lilith, the most exquisite of the angels. The two most important pledges an angel makes to God are those of obedience and celibacy, and dire consequences await any who break their oaths.

At first, the angels are happy in their celestial home, learning and exploring together. As they grow older, though, Lilith begins to question these pledges, which now seem arbitrary and stifling. Her challenge of the status quo leads to disagreement, jealousy, and strife among her peers. As the arguing and acrimony grow, lines are drawn and sides are chosen. Is war inevitable?

Filled with robust characters, incredible landscapes, and exciting action, The Fall of Lilith is an epic tale of seduction, betrayal, and revenge.

Free Will involves asking difficult questions and making hard choices, choices that require strength and sacrifice. These decisions can tear apart friendships and cause rifts between allies.

They can even threaten the foundations of Heaven.

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The Fall of Lilith is a compelling narrative that provides background on several well-known, supernatural figures. Though obviously religious in nature, Quiroz-Vega’s book strays far from traditional biblical text. Sea monsters, mermaids, and vampires share the stage with angels and demons. And illicit (and explicit) affairs, violent battles, and graphic injuries abound. Quiroz-Vega’s prose is incredibly descriptive.

A well-written, descriptive, and dark creation story.”–– Kirkus Reviews

Print length:  527 pages

Published:  2017-08-01

Buy link:  books2read.com/u/bWZzdz


Author Links

Blog:  http://vashtiqvega.wordpress.com

Facebook:  http://on.fb.me/1g0da7d

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/VashtiQV

Google+:  https://plus.google.com/+VashtiQVega

Tumblr:  http://vashtiq.tumblr.com

Amazon Profile:  https://www.amazon.com/Vashti-Quiroz-Vega/e/B00GTXG5W4/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1


10 Statements – Vashti Quiroz-Vega

 

Starlight Saga – Character Interview

Character Interview by author Sherry Soule

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.

To help promote this interstellar love story “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers. Today, Sherry has decided to interview her main character.

Meet Sloane Masterson, the heroine of the Starlight Saga!

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If a headstrong, gutsy, and imperfect heroine, with an eccentric fashion sense appeals to you, then you’ll love Sloane. 

If you’ve already read the novel, this interview should be amusing and insightful. And if you haven’t read LOST IN STARLIGHT yet, hopefully this fun character interview will pique your interest.

Please state your name:

Sloane Elizabeth Masterson

Astrological sign: 

Taurus

Age:

17

Height:

5’4”

Weight:

About 140 or so…

Hair /Eye Color:

I have longish blond hair dyed a bright purple and hazel eyes.

Job:

High School student and reporter for the Haven Gazette with my own horror movie column

Vehicle:

VW Jetta

Dog/Cat:

I have a fluffy black cat named Jinx.

Favorite food:

Cheeseburgers with extra mustard

Describe yourself in three words:

Dependable, Independent, Sensitive

Greatest flaw?

I guess I can sometimes be somewhat obnoxious at times and I can be extremely opinionated. My BFF says that I’m offensively curious because of my job as a HS reporter.

Best quality?

I think I’m very trustworthy, genuine, open-minded, and fiercely independent

Person you admire most?

Abigail “Abby” Sciuto from the TV show NCIS, and writer and director, Andrés Muschietti.

Hobbies?

Watching movies, shopping, posting reviews of horror flicks, and reading.

What frightens you most?

Fear of the unknown. And the thought of being normal and boring.

Favorite color?

Purple—duh!

What do you think would make a perfect first date?

Cuddling with a cute boy while watching a horror film with a tub of buttery popcorn!

Thanks for answering all of my questions, Sloane.

Thank you so much for hanging with Sloane and me today. It’s been an honor to reveal a different side regarding one of my favorite characters with all of you. If you haven’t seized your copy of this interstellar love story, LOST IN STARLIGHT yet, please do so.

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Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOST IN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!

Read the first 3 chapters on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/14214838-lost-in-starlight-syfy-romance

VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga

Is a star-crossed romance worth sacrificing your own life?

High school senior Sloane Masterson lives a quiet existence. She has awesome friends, gets excellent grades, and writes a column for the Haven Gazette. But her life goes from dullsville to bizarro when she witnesses mysterious loner Hayden Lancaster performing some freaky superhuman feats.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, and she’s not above stalking. But one look into Hayden’s remarkable eyes, and she’s crushing hard.

Even at the swoonworthy hunk’s insistence that hanging out with girls like Sloane is “off limits” by his strange family, she can’t resist him or wanting to solve the mystery.

Things get really complicated when a beautiful alien sets her sights on Hayden—and this devious girl’s not looking for a green card!

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. As their diverse worlds collide and the romantic sparks fly, Sloane must decide if Hayden’s secrets are worth risking her life to protect.

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official Blog: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com/

Twitter @SherrySoule: http://twitter.com/SherrySoule

Add to your TBR on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707942-lost-to-starlight

 

Starlight Saga – Favorite Character Moments

Favorite Character Moments by Author Sherry Soule

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.

To help promote this interstellar love story, “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers.

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Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOST IN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!

Read the first 3 chapters on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/story/14214838-lost-in-starlight-syfy-romance

VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga

Is a star-crossed romance worth sacrificing your own life?

High school senior Sloane Masterson lives a quiet existence. She has awesome friends, gets excellent grades, and writes a column for the Haven Gazette. But her life goes from dullsville to bizarro when she witnesses mysterious loner Hayden Lancaster performing some freaky superhuman feats.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, and she’s not above stalking. But one look into Hayden’s remarkable eyes, and she’s crushing hard.

Even at the swoonworthy hunk’s insistence that hanging out with girls like Sloane is “off limits” by his strange family, she can’t resist him or wanting to solve the mystery.

Things get really complicated when a beautiful alien sets her sights on Hayden—and this devious girl’s not looking for a green card!

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. As their diverse worlds collide and the romantic sparks fly, Sloane must decide if Hayden’s secrets are worth risking her life to protect.

Sherry has compiled a few of her favorite moments from the first book in the Starlight Saga, “LOST IN STARLIGHT.” Enjoy the excerpts!

Excerpt 1:

I’m suddenly aware that Hayden Lancaster’s blatantly staring at me. Hard to miss. He’s like a man among boys, at least in his flawless physique. His messenger bag is in one hand, and drumsticks stick out of his back pocket. I lift my hand in a hesitant little wave. He doesn’t return my gesture, just continues gazing at me through those thick lashes that frame his unique eyes. My head goes all woozy. Even my limbs feel jittery. Frustration and confusion are warring inside me for having any feelings for someone like him.

And what’s with the stare?

A wave of nervousness hits hard. Is there toilet paper hanging out of my jeans? Food stuck in my teeth? Or have Frankenstein bolts suddenly sprouted from my neck?

Being on Hayden’s radar is a little unsettling. I admit there’s something about Mr. Puppy Hero’s rare smiles, lopsided with an edge, that draw girls to him like insects buzzing a bug zapper. For better or worse, no one can resist Hayden Lancaster. Not even me….

Excerpt 2:

Do you believe in destiny, Hayden?” I ask.

I do now…but before I met you, I didn’t think there was any such thing as love-at-first-sight, or one person for everyone, or a soulmate. But when I’m near you, I think…I might be wrong.” His expression softens, and he runs his thumb across my bottom lip, causing the blood to sear in my veins. “You know what I believe now? That the universe has no conscience will, only inevitabilities, and it was inevitable that we should be together. It was fated—written in the stars—that no matter what, I’ll never stop trying to make you happy or wanting to keep you safe. I am lost in you, with no desire to escape.”

My breath snags in my throat. Even my knees wobble. How is it that he can say the most romantic things?

Excerpt 3:

My arms wrap around his body, pulling him closer. Hayden tilts his head and lowers his mouth to mine again—and all thoughts of judgy aliens and secret agents and disapproving parents instantly vanish. He kisses me hard, violently, with explosive feeling. He tastes tangy, almost like his spicy scent. His hands tangle in my hair, cradling my head gently. My body clenches in places I didn’t even know had muscles. My eyelids close as I stand there breathing heavily. Kissing Hayden is more electrifying and intense because I’ve never felt this way about anyone else before. Every cell in my body tingles and thrums with unnatural energy. Yearnings of want and need flow through me.

Hayden pulls back just enough so our gazes lock. “You’re mine now, Sloane,” he whispers.

What have I gotten myself into? With that one hot make out session everything’s changed. It’s been kicked up a notch.

I swallow. “Maybe we should think this through. Your brother, your parents will freak out—”

Screw them,” he says strongly. “I know we have to be careful, but I’ll figure out a solution. Do you trust me, Sloane?”

I do, but are you sure?”

We stare at each other, and the atmosphere crackles between us. He grabs my hips and jerks me against him. One of his hands tugs at my hair, gently pulling my head back as his mouth claims mine again. I put my hands on his arms to steady myself and kiss him back fiercely.

He breaks away without taking his smoldering gaze from mine. “It’s too late to change our minds,” he says. “We already sealed our fate with a kiss.”

Places you can visit author Sherry Soule:

Official Blog: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com/

Twitter @SherrySoule: http://twitter.com/SherrySoule

Add to your TBR on goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20707942-lost-to-starlight

Have A Character Named After You! – Starlight Saga

Have A Character Named After YOU!“

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new Upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.

To help promote this interstellar love story, “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers.

 

Get your name mentioned in the next book of the epic Starlight Saga!

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Have you always wanted to tell your family and friends that
you’re legendary? 

Well, I’m giving you the chance to be memorialized in a published book.

This giveaway is open internationally!

So let’s tell the book blogging world!

A random winner will get their name mentioned as a character in the second book of the Starlight Saga! I have a few secondary characters in mind…now all I need is a name.

You can use your full name or just your first name, whichever you’d prefer. Or if you win, you don’t have to use your real name, you can make one up, and it will be featured as a character in the next book.

The winner with the most points will be chosen by RANDOM and be contacted via email on June 25.

 

Details to enter this giveaway below:

You must comment on this post

Be a follower of Sherry’s Blog

Be a follower of this blog

Follow us both on Twitter – @SherrySoule & @okiewashere

That’s it! Good luck!

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Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOST IN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!

Read the first 3 chapters on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/43691448-lost-in-starlight-ya-syfy-romance-lost-in

VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga

Is a star-crossed romance worth sacrificing your own life?

High school senior Sloane Masterson lives a quiet existence. She has awesome friends, gets excellent grades, and writes a column for the Haven Gazette. But her life goes from dullsville to bizarro when she witnesses mysterious loner Hayden Lancaster performing some freaky superhuman feats.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, and she’s not above stalking. But one look into Hayden’s remarkable eyes, and she’s crushing hard.

Even at the swoonworthy hunk’s insistence that hanging out with girls like Sloane is “off limits” by his strange family, she can’t resist him or wanting to solve the mystery.

Things get really complicated when a beautiful alien sets her sights on Hayden—and this devious girl’s not looking for a green card!

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. As their diverse worlds collide and the romantic sparks fly, Sloane must decide if Hayden’s secrets are worth risking her life to protect.

 

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official Blog: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com

Twitter @SherrySoule: http://twitter.com/writersherry

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4925996.Sherry_Soule

Author Spotlight – Sherry Soule

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT

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Today bestselling author, Sherry Soule has some exciting news to share with us! She will be publishing a brand new upper YA / Sci-Fi romance series: the “Starlight Saga” with scorching-hot character chemistry, exciting suspense, and epic romance on June 26, 2014.

To help promote this interstellar love story “LOST IN STARLIGHT,” Sherry is doing this fun guest post to share the news with fellow booklovers.

All about Sherry Soule!

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Sherry Soule lives with her family and one very spoiled black cat in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the popular author of the acclaimed YA series, Spellbound and the bestselling paranormal romance novel, Immortal Eclipse.

Sherry writes thrilling tales of romance and suspense, often mingled with a dash of the mystical and a splash of trendy fashion. Her published novels do not include any graphic sex, explicit violence, or excessive profanity, so that all of her novels can be read and enjoyed by both teens and adults.

Aside from writing, she enjoys reading poetry, online shopping, digging through flea markets, and exploring old cemeteries and Victorian mansions. She is a major shopaholic and bookaholic, with an epic flair for fashion. Her love of literature began when she was a young girl and it has continued throughout her life.

Sherry’s life changed dramatically when she lost her job in 2009 and was out of work for almost two years. To keep from falling into a hopeless depression, she turned back to her first love—writing fiction. Getting her stories published has been a long journey for Sherry, who decided to go the Indie publishing route after several traditional publishers turned down one of her first manuscripts. Editors and agents loved the storyline, but didn’t think it fit the needs of the current market.

Discouraged, but convinced that there was a readership for her work, Sherry published her first novel with a small press and began intensely marketing it on the Internet. Her debut YA novel, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN was published by Moonlight Publishing. To her delight and surprise, the novel was praised and loved by book reviewers and readers everywhere.

21 Fun Facts about Sherry:

  1. Sherry was born in the rural town of Castro Valley, California.

  2. She adores her zany, dysfunctional family.
  3. Black cats are her favorite animal.
  4. She has been writing stories since she was seven-years-old.
  5. Sherry loves shoes, and she’s a wannabe fashionata.
  6. She is a total Twitter junkie. (Are there any support groups for this?)
  7. Halloween is her favorite holiday.
  8. She is a shopaholic, who loves bargain hunting for books and the latest fashions.
  9. Sherry loves to watch scary movies. (Not to be confused with slasher films)
  10. Her last name is pronounced, “Sue-Lay.”
  11. Her favorite number is “13.”
  12. Sherry is a firm believer that reading has the power to change the world.
  13. She loves getting new followers on her blog and twitter. It makes her super happy.
  14. She often crushes on fictional characters.
  15. Sherry’s snarky with a twisted sense of humor.
  16. She hearts vampires, aliens, and zombies.
  17. Sherry believes in ghosts and real demonic activity. (But she never “meddles” with the paranormal or the occult, other than doing research.)
  18. She is a TV fanatic: The Vampire Diaries, Once Upon a Time,SUPERNATURAL, The Walking Dead, The Tomorrow People, Game of Thrones, Lost Girl, Bates Motel, and The Originals.
  19. Sherry thinks the Winchester brothers kick butt.
  20. And she talks to herself a lot. And the computer. Sometimes the cat, too.
  21. “Lost in Starlight” is the fastest book that she’s ever written.

 

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Please mark your calendars to buy your copy of LOST IN STARLIGHT on June 26th 2014!

Read the first 3 chapters on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/43691448-lost-in-starlight-ya-syfy-romance-lost-in

VOLUME ONE: Starlight Saga

Is a star-crossed romance worth sacrificing your own life?

High school senior Sloane Masterson lives a quiet existence. She has awesome friends, gets excellent grades, and writes a column for the Haven Gazette. But her life goes from dullsville to bizarro when she witnesses mysterious loner Hayden Lancaster performing some freaky superhuman feats.

Like any good journalist, Sloane sets out to uncover the truth, and she’s not above stalking. But one look into Hayden’s remarkable eyes, and she’s crushing hard.

Even at the swoonworthy hunk’s insistence that hanging out with girls like Sloane is “off limits” by his strange family, she can’t resist him or wanting to solve the mystery.

Things get really complicated when a beautiful alien sets her sights on Hayden—and this devious girl’s not looking for a green card!

Now Sloane’s dealing with creepy government agents, über snobby extraterrestrials, and getting a crash course on the rules of interstellar dating. As their diverse worlds collide and the romantic sparks fly, Sloane must decide if Hayden’s secrets are worth risking her life to protect.

 

Places you can cyberstalk Sherry Soule:

Official Blog: http://www.sherrysoule.blogspot.com/

Twitter @SherrySoule: http://twitter.com/SherrySoule