Today, I want to welcome Sallie Lundy-Frommer, author of Yesterday's Daughter, and thanks her and Tribute Books for asking me to be apart of this mini blog tour.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: Yesterday's Daughter
Author: Sallie Lundy-Frommer
Paperback: 250 pages
Publication Date: January 24th, 2011
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An emotionally laden paranormal vampire romance novel woven with layers of betrayal, love and loss.Grace Stone, who later learns her true identity is Sapphira, is a loner who survives abuse in the foster care system after being abandoned as a child. A brilliant student, she escapes from her brutal foster parents as a teenager and creates a life for herself. But, her life is little more than existence; plagued with questions about what she really is, a family that she has never known and the never-ending need to keep her differences hidden.She is alone and lonely, believing it will always remain so until Malachi appears in her life. Malachi, a Guardian of the vampire communities, has searched for his life mate, Sapphira, for decades. He refuses to cease searching for Sapphira even though she is believed dead by all. Conflict arises over the decades between Malachi and his family because of his refusals to accept another mate. But his very soul drives him on to continue his search, knowing that he could not exist if Sapphira were not in the world, somewhere.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I can’t remember a time when vampires have gotten more attention. With shows like True Blood, The Vampire Diaries and Being Human and popular books like the Twilight and Dark Series, it’s seems like they’re everywhere. Vampires have always been my favorite supernatural characters. But why? Why am I fascinated with these fantasy beings? Why are you? My interest drove me to write a book, Yesterday’s Daughter. But I could have written about anything, werewolves, cat people or some other paranormal beings, but I chose vampires. Why, I wrote about vampires? I’m not sure I can fully explain why. Maybe I chose vampires because they exude prowess and majesty. But, that would be an all too simple answer. And when I think about it, I know it’s not a complete answer. But it’s a start. What do you think? Why are so many people so interested in these mythical creatures.
As for me, I was born on a farm in the rural South to a family of migrant farm workers. At an early age,my family moved to the urban North-East. Now I live in the suburban North-East with my husband and a large assortment of plants. I hold bachelors and masters degrees in Human Resource Management and currently work in the health care industry.
by Sallie Lundy-Frommer
We’re all a product of so many influences that form our perspectives; family, friends, failures, accomplishments, co-workers, television, books, radio and the list could go on and on. The idea of perspectives and how they are formed made me take a step back and think about Sapphira’s perspective and why I sculpted it the way I did.
You have to understand, I’m not an author who can say that writing was a calling for me, that I studied writing in college or any of the things that some authors can make claim to. So, I didn’t consciously use any writing techniques to develop Sapphira character perspective. Perhaps, I shouldn’t admit this, but it is the truth. I just wrote and wrote. Where Sapphira led, I followed. I suppose some might say, I’m now doing what I should have done in the beginning. Maybe, but I’d rather view the glass as half-full.
So, now I’m analyzing Sapphira’s perspective. She is a product of her environment, as we all are. But she’s a woman with many questions, and nowhere to go for answers. Found as a young child wandering the streets with no memory, Sapphira ends up in the foster care system, enduring abuses. Coupled with the struggle to survive the system, she eventually has the added burden of knowing something is different about her. She has no one to turn to with her concerns, for fear of being diagnosed as crazy by medical professionals or actually being insane.
Sapphira’s perspective is honed in the tumultuous sandbox that she grew up in, the foster care system. Even after she escapes the system and creates a life for herself; the choices she makes are from the perspective of a fugitive, watchful, solitary, and secretive. Like a downed pilot, she’s in survival mode until Malachi comes into her life. As she discovers more about herself, the lens though which she’s been viewing her life and possibilities widen.
Revelations lead Sapphira into dangers she never conceived and joys believed to beyond her reach. She evolves, as does her perspective. She’s not the same person at the end of the book that readers meet in the beginning. Sapphira's “perspective glasses” are changed; she has a new prescription.
Thank you so much for allowing me to be a host on this blog tour, and thanks to everyone who stops by! There are more Tour Dates listed below, be sure to check them all out!!
January 2- Sapphyria's Book Reviews
January 3- Unabridged Bookshelf
January 4- BookChowDown
January 5- The Ink Puddle
January 6- Paranormal Indulgence
January 7- The Writer's Voice
January 9- Addicted To Romance
January 10- The Character Connection
January 10- Mom in Love with Fiction
January 11- The Plot Thickens
January 12- Books-n-Kisses
January 13- I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read
January 13- Reader Girls
January 16- City Girl Who Loves To Read
January 17- Xpresso Reads
January 17- The Wormhole
January 18- Lisa's World of Books
January 20- Mrs. Papillion "The Book Worm"
January 24- wb32 reads
January 30- From the TBR Pile