Friday, January 13, 2012

Yesterday's Daughter Book Tour

A Tribute Books Mini Blog Tour - Official Stop

Yesterday's Daughter by Sallie Lundy-Frommer
Price: $12.99
ISBN: 9781460925232
Pages: 250
Release: January 24, 2011

Book Summary: 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, 

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Guest Post: Soulmates

“I wish I’d never met you!” 

“You make me sick!” 
“It’s not you, it’s me!” 
“How did we go so wrong?” 
“We just drifted apart.” 
“I’m sorry, but it’s over.” 

Most of us have been on the receiving end or were the initiators of ending a relationship. We have been hurt or hurt someone because of a love that no longer exists or was never there in the first place. Why are vampires and soulmates a timeless pairing, because they will never be the recipients of these types of farewells or any other dissolution of their bond because of a loss of love.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common characterizations for soulmates: destined, everlasting, lovers, defenders, other half, better half, and eternal love, to name a few. The word, soulmate, in and of itself conjures up and denotes an individual with whom you’re meant to spend your life and every incarnation of yourself. When you couple this notion of soulmates with these immortal beings, vampires, you have the perfect romantic brew.

If you look at famous couples like Romeo and Juliet, Cleopatra and Mark Antony, Elizabeth Bennett and Mr. Darcy, and imagine what their stories could have been if they’d gone beyond the life spans allowed them, the answer resounds clearly. Vampires, because of their immortality and soulmates because of their perfect never-ending love go hand and hand. The pairing is both literal and emotional, creating a timeless allure. Who among us isn’t just a little intrigued with the idea of loving someone and having them reciprocate so completely that you would follow them to the next life. For vampires and soulmates, time isn’t an issue. They will be together for all time.

In Yesterday’s Daughter, Malachi never stops searching for Sapphira even when everyone tells him to give up. He continues to search. Why? Because his soul drives him to search for her, he must find his other half. He must find the one person who will complete him. He must find his soulmate. That is a powerful image.

An immortal being and soulmate to share the passage of the ages, that’s just timeless.

Purchase Yesterday's Daughter: Amazon | Kindle | Nook |  Smashwords

About the author: I can’t remember a time when vampires have gotten more attention. With shows like True Blood, The Vampire Diariesand 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.
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Blog Tour Schedule:
January 4: BookChowDown
January 5: The Ink Puddle
January 7: The Writer's Voice
January 9: Addicted to Romance
January 11: The Plot Thickens
January 12: Books-n-Kisses
January 13: Reader Girls
January 17: Xpresso Reads
January 17: The Wormhole
January 18: Lisa's World of Books
January 24: vvb32 reads
January 30: From the TBR Pile

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  1. Laurie, we appreciate your hosting Sallie today at Reader Girls. I think the topic of soulmates and vampires is one that many find deeply intriguing, and I think Sallie made some really great points. Being immortal, vampires might actually have a shot at finding true love.

    1. Tribute Books,

      I couldn’t agree more. Having an extremely long life span or being immortal has to increase your chances of meeting your true-life mate.....:-)

      Thanks for your comment.

  2. Laurie,

    Many thanks for hosting me. I appreciate the time and effort you put into this.