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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

Comments (57)

  1. Vashti Q says:

    Hi Olga! Thanks once more for reading The Fall of Lilith, especially because I know you’re not a fan of high or epic fantasy. I appreciate the review and blog feature too. You’re the best❣️

    1. Thanks, Vashti! I have a soft spot for angels and demons and love your writing. Good luck with the rest of the series! You have many fans waiting for it!

      1. Aw, thank you, my friend! <3

  2. dgkaye says:

    Fantastic rundown on Vashti’s book, which I am currently reading. I have to agree I am reading much fast in Book 2 part. And I also don’t usually read fantasy books but was curious to read this because of my obsession with angels. This is definitely an epic read! 🙂 x

    1. Angels are always popular and I look forward to reading your review, Debby. Thanks for the comment about Twitter. I’ve reconnected all my social media accounts. I hope that solves the problem… Or time does. Have a great day! 🙂

      1. dgkaye says:

        Great Olga. I just tried it – tweeted! 🙂 Happy writing! 🙂

        1. Thanks so much, Debby! You’re a true trooper!

          1. dgkaye says:

            My pleasure Olga. 🙂 x

      2. You know, I didn’t realize how popular angels were until after I began writing this book. I’ve always been fascinated by angels and thought it was because I was raised in a religious family. I’m happy to know that many people are fascinated by these beings. There isn’t much information in the Bible about angels and Lilith comes from Jewish Mythology and is not mentioned in the Bible at all. The worlds in this book, including Floraison were inspired by several worlds I’ve read about in fantasies and mythologies as well as religious books (fiction and non-fiction). This book is not based on the Bible, like most people think. There are some biblical facts in the book, but there are also facts from Hebrew scriptures and the Quran. I did that to make the story seem real in the readers’ minds, but there’s a lot of fantasy and mythology mixed in as well. 😀

        1. I’m sure each reader can identify with some aspects of the story. I noticed how popular angels are when I was looking for images for one of my books and I realised they were literally everywhere. A Spanish author who’d also written on the topic asked me if I also felt they seemed to have become more present, so perhaps, “we are legion” comes to mind!

          1. I agree, Olga. It’s interesting, it does come to mind.

    2. Hi Debby! Thank you for reading, The Fall of Lilith. I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying it although you’re not usually a fan of epic/high fantasy. Thanks for visiting here and leaving a comment. You’re always very supportive. 😀 xx

      1. dgkaye says:

        Hi Vashti. My pleasure as always. And yes, I’m right there with your characters. Some them I don’t mind telling you I’d like to give them a shaking LOL – a sign of great writing! <3

        1. I don’t blame you at all, Debby. Ha, ha! Thank you❣️

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  3. dgkaye says:

    P.S. I couldn’t share on Twitter as your Twitter share button is temporarily not working. 🙁

  4. Great review, Olga. This book was an amazing saga. I loved it! <3 Like Debby Gies said, I couldn't share on Twitter either. <3

    1. Thanks, Colleen. I remember your review and was one of the things that pushed it up my list of books. I hope I’ve solved the Twitter problem… (It’s never ending). 🙂

      1. Thanks. I’m glad you got it fixed. That’s one reason I’ve stayed with WordPress.com. ❤️

        1. Thanks. I think it might have been because the title of the post was quite long, but it seems sorted now. Thanks, Colleen! (I don’t think I’d manage to learn the ins and outs of another platform now!)

          1. LOL! I know what you mean, Olga. I hear changes are coming to the WP editor. I would love to be able to set up a template for my different posts. It would be so much easier. <3

          2. There’s probably a way to do it, but I’m not very technical. I wonder if there might be some useful plugins…

          3. I have to upgrade to the business class for plugins. Once I have more books published, I will probably do that. The new Guttenberg program I think will address that.

          4. I can’t say that the upgrade has done much for me. The plans I had for the blog at the time never came to pass and I wonder, but once you’ve set it up it’s difficult to change it back again (although I’m trying to keep my free blog up-to-date just in case). You blog much more often than I do, so I think it will make more of a difference to you. All the best.

          5. Good points, Olga. Thanks for your advice always. ❤️

          6. Thank you. 🙂

    2. Hi Colleen! Thank you for the lovely comment! I’m so happy you loved the book! Every time I read that I do my ‘Happy Dance’! Ha, ha! <3

      1. As well you should, Vashti. Congratulations! <3

        1. Thank you!

  5. Fabulous review, Olga. I like your reference to the femme fatale; and like you, I give a thumbs up for Drácul’s point of view 🙂 ❤️

    1. Thanks, Tina. I remember really enjoying a book called Women in Film Noir (I hope it will reach me in Barcelona soon, as my books are still in transit) Ed. by E. Ann Kaplan, a collection of great essays about women in film noir, and we did talk about it plenty on my courses on film. It is a fascinating figure and Vashti does a great job creating the character. I love Drácul and wonder what he’ll get up to! Have a great day!

      1. Thank you, Olga! <3

      2. A bit of impaling, I imagine. Exploring our dark side can actually be fun 🙂

        1. You’re probably right. Oh, and I totally agree! 😉

    2. Hi Tina! I definitely had some self-serving, villainous women in mind when I wrote Lilith’s character. I’m so glad you like the idea of the next book being in Dracúl’s POV. He’s a complex character and hopefully likable as well. Thank you! <3 xx

    1. Thanks, Sally. A very ambitious and excellently written novel.

        1. Thanks, Sally. Sounds like a great series (although risky for those of us with long reading lists!).

      1. Thank you, Olga! I appreciate your comment. 😀 xx

    2. Thank you, Sally! I’m very grateful for this review. Olga’s done a wonderful job expressing her opinion on the book. I love that. 😀 xx

        1. Thank you for putting this review on your ‘Author Update’!

  6. ‘ A civil war in Heaven’ makes it sound very interesting, Olga. The cover is just wonderful too.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Vashti has an excellent taste and always finds beautiful images for her blog posts as well. I am reading a book by a historian looking at documents on the Spanish Civil War, and it makes one think. (I hope to finish it soon). 🙂

    2. Thank you very much, Pete! 😀 xx

  7. A fabulous review to share, Olga! I’m currently reading this and absolutely love the story and imagery Vashti has crafted. I just finished book 1 and eagerly looking forward to book 2. It’s so hard to put down; I have to pause briefly to catch up with a few other things before I delve in again. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing. Bravo to Vashti!

    1. Hi Natalie! Thank you very much for reading, The Fall of Lilith. I’m happy you enjoyed Book 1 and I hope you enjoy Book 2 as well. Thanks for your marvelous support. <3 😀 xxx

    2. Thanks, Natalie. I look forward to reading your review too. Real life has a way of interrupting our reading, doesn’t it? Keep enjoying it!

  8. A detailed and enjoyable review of this book, Olga. I have this but must be in the right mood for horror/heavy as I don’t read it often.

    1. It has very magical moments as well, Robbie, but also very dark ones. Enjoy the rest of the week. ♥

      1. Thanks for that, Olga!❤️

        1. Have a lovely weekend, Vashti! And many thanks for replying to all the comments. It’s great to see authors engaging with their readers and reviewers. ♥

    2. Hi Robbie! Olga is always meticulous when it comes to her reviews. It read much like a detailed analysis, which I find fascinating. My sister is very much like you. She doesn’t normally read dark fiction. I could never get her to read any of my Stephen King or Anne Rice novels, but she read this book and to my surprise she enjoyed it. So don’t be afraid to read it.

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