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Blog Tour: Yesterday's Daughter

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.
Please extend a warm welcome to Sallie Lundy-Frommer, author of Yesterday's Daughter, a YA/Adult Crossover paranormal romance, who is our guest today at Paranormal Indulgence, for her blog tour, which is hosted by Tribute Books!

Why would Yesterday's Daughter make a great book for Young Adult readers to pick up?

S: Was Yesterday’s Daughter written specifically for the young adult genre? No. Can it appeal to the young adult genre? Absolutely! Young adulthood can be plagued with problems, concerns, and lots of angst that do not all magically go away after age eighteen.

Sometimes young adults think that once they are away from home, in college, out from under the reigns of their parents, that once they’re “grown” they won’t have to contend with many of their parents’ pressures and expectations. When I look back on my youth, I remember having, what I now know were childish assumptions about “grown folks,” as my mother calls them. Hindsight is twenty twenty and I know now that some of the hurdles of youth can follow indefinitely.

Readers will watch Malachi lash out against attempts at parental manipulation and interference. He struggles with unspoken desires for unequivocal respect and acceptance from his parents. The audience sees Malachi deal with pressures from his peers to conform with and accept what is commonly believed to be true.

Sapphira grapples with questions of self-identity, who she really is, why she is not like everyone else and feelings of isolation. She is conscious of how others perceive her even as she makes claims of caring little about their opinions. But, she does care. She is not impervious to the need for companionship and acceptance.

Malachi and Sapphira’s concerns are such that they attract readers, young and mature. Yesterday’s Daughter taps into the paranormal romance that attracts young adults. The reader sees Sapphira, the protagonist, learning about herself and her people as she develops vampire skills and matures.

Feelings of being misunderstood, emotional angst, starving to be your own person, and feelings of loneliness are not singularly conditions of youth. They are facets of the human condition, of life. For these reasons, Yesterday’s Daughter is attractive to readers who enjoy this genre, regardless of age.

Thank you, Sallie!! I'm considering reading Yesterday's Daughter myself, if only to meet this mysterious VAMPIRE, Malachi.

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.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the tour!


Tribute Books said...

Asher, thanks for hosting Sallie today on your fantastic blog. I'm a fan! :)

Sallie, I agree I think young adult readers would eagerly devour your book.

Shelley Munro said...

Hi Sallie,

The self-doubt and fight for independence are both things that YA readers struggle with on a daily bais, so your story will definitely resonate with them. All the best with Yesterday's Daughter.

Sallie Lundy-Frommer said...

Hi Asher,

Thanks for letting me guest post today. You've been most kind and I appreciate it.

Sallie Lundy-Frommer said...

Hi Shelley Munro,

Thanks for stopping by. Your comments are most welcome. And we are definitely on the same page with respect to Yesterday’s Daughter connecting with YA readers. As you may know, this is my first book and much of it wasn’t planned.

But as I started writing the one conscious decision I recall making was that the story should be suitable for YA and up. Happily, Sapphira and Malachi revealed a story to me that’s appropriate for the tweeners and adults.

And thanks for your well wishes.