#NewBook by Vashti Quiroz-Vega @VashtiQV: The Rise of Gadreel

Hi everyone. Today, it gives me great pleasure to host fellow author and friend, Vashti Quiroz-Vega while she showcases her latest book. I have this whole series on my TBR and can’t wait to get to it. I’ll let Vashti tell you more >>>

Hi, everyone! Welcome to the first day of my book tour. Thank you for having me as a guest on your blog, Harmony! {My pleasure!}

The Rise of Gadreel is a high/dark supernatural fantasy set in the medieval period. It is aimed at an adult (18+) audience. I always told myself that I would never write as if someone were looking over my shoulder. My first draft consists of words written the way they pour out of my head, raw and true. Although I begin the story, my characters tend to take over, each of them competing to steer the story in a way that best suits them, which usually leads to many twists and unexpected outcomes. Ultimately, the strongest of them takes the lead. Following the blurb, I will share a short excerpt to hopefully entice you to read more.


In The Fall of Lilith, award-winning author Vashti Quiroz-Vega took readers inside the gates of heaven for a front-row seat to Lucifer’s rebellion. In Son of the Serpent, she introduced Dracúl, tormented offspring of fallen angels. Now, in The Rise of Gadreel, Quiroz-Vega is back with the next chapter in her Fantasy Angels saga—a gripping tale of hope and redemption set against the fiery backdrop of a demon’s insatiable thirst for power and revenge. Lilith is gone, suffering the torments of the damned in hell. Satan, once known as Lucifer, endures endless agony in an earthly prison. Yet their foul legacy lives on, spread by a corrupted priesthood that uses the blackest magic to fan the flames of evil and hate throughout the world.  The former angel Gadreel, who fought and fell alongside Lilith and Lucifer, only to join Dracúl in his fight against them, is weary of war. Repenting of past sins, she wants nothing more than to be left in peace. But when a new threat to humankind arises, Gadreel is given the chance she has prayed for—the chance to earn God’s forgiveness.
Now, with the aid of Dracúl and a trio of uncanny allies—a man of air, a man of stone, and a woman of fire—at her side, Gadreel must find the courage to confront her past and forge a new future for herself . . . and the world. 


In this excerpt, Gadreel, Dracúl, Sabina, Golem, and Thomas are headed to London, England, when an incoming storm prompts them to take shelter at an Abbey where they will also rest for the night.

We spotted the abbey on a cliff above the port town of Whitby, overlooking the North Sea. By the time we reached it, the sky had gone dark with the bruise of thick, angry clouds. As I stood before the Romanesque-style stone abbey, a lone drop of rain touched just beneath my eye, like a teardrop, and a foreboding shook my entire existence. “I have a bad feeling about this place. I don’t think we should enter,” Golem said, taking a step back. “What are you saying?” Dracúl put Sabina down and moved toward the entrance. “Wait,” I said. “I don’t feel right about this place either.” Sabina agreed.  “We’re all tired and cold.” Dracúl shoved his long, dark hair back from his face in clear frustration. “This is Whitby Abbey, a Christian monastery.” “Something evil lurks in there now,” I mumbled. I did not mean to frighten anyone, but chills ran up and down my spine, and they were not caused by the weather. “Oh bloody hell!” Golem said and threw his arm up in the air. “The sun has set, the temperature has plummeted, and there’s a storm coming,” Dracúl said. “What are we supposed to do?” He flashed that irritating, smug grin he wears when he’s convinced he’s about to win an argument. “Besides, we’re God’s warriors. If there are evil forces lurking in this place, who better than us to abolish them?” With those words, he entered the abbey’s warming room. “Well, let’s go then. I’m absolutely knackered,” Golem grumbled. He took Sabina’s hand, and they followed Dracúl inside. Thomas, surrounded by a dim indigo aura, trailed close behind them. I stared at the sinister, hulking masses of architecture looming before me against the dark, moonless night, seeing little more than the crumbling walls. Having caught Dracúl’s statement about faith and being God’s warriors, I stood corrected. I drew in a long breath and plodded inside. 

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35 Comments on “#NewBook by Vashti Quiroz-Vega @VashtiQV: The Rise of Gadreel

  1. It’s great to see Vashti here. Congratulations on your new release, Vashti. I enjoyed reading the blurb and the excerpt. I have pre-ordered it so it’s on my Kindle. Thank you Harmony for hosting.

  2. It’s great to see Vashti here today, Harmony. What a great post to launch her tour. Sending her best wishes for much success with The Rise of Gadreel!

  3. Great to see you featuring Vashti’s riveting read here today Harmony. I devoured the series! #Recommended! 🙂 x

  4. Thank you for showcasing Vashti’s new book, Harmony! It is definitely on my TBR list. Best wishes, Vashti!

  5. I cannot wait to read this book. I have it on my kindle. I loved the first two, and Gadreel is my favorite character, so I know I’m going to enjoy this story. Thanks for sharing Vashti’s book, Harmony. 🙂

  6. Hi Vashti, Hi Harmony,

    Vashti, I have to admit that I haven’t read any of your books so far, but this book has caught my interest. Your blurb is amazing and your excerpt incited my curiosity. It is on my TBR list.

    Harmony, thank you for opening your blog for Vashti’s book.
    Wishing you both all the best.

    Shalom aleichem