Yesterday’s Daughter is full of suspense and surprises as the plot develops. It holds a mirror to contemporary society so we can consider our feelings about people who seem different from us, the assumptions we may make about other groups, and the consequences of those assumptions. Yesterday’s Daughter is 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. *amazon.com*
COVER LOVE!!! I loved this cover from the 1st time I saw it, but I avoided the book in the beginning because I've had my fill of Vampire Love Stories. I'd like to say, you can't judge a book by it's cover, in this case you can't judge a book by the synopsis on the cover. I was blown away at how good this book was! The characters are well versed and the story well written, you will be captivated from the start. Fast paced and action packed you will not be able to put this book down until there are no more pages to read!
Grace has always known she was different, found lost and wandering the streets at an early age she was placed in Foster Care and her young life of Hell ensued. Developing a sensitivity to the sun at an early age and a taste for blood, she always knew she was a vampire.
Malachi is a Guardian for his people, his people are Vampires, he is on a life long search for his "life mate" (soul mate) Sapphira, while fulfilling his duties as a Guardian and protecting his people from the "Harvesters". Harvesters are just that, they are humans that Harvest the blood of vampires, consuming they extend their life and their strength.
What unfolds between the pages of this beautiful book is a story of Love, Loss and Betrayal that will leave your head spinning. Frommer keeps you guessing up until the very end as to who the Betrayer is and why. This book is a MUST READ for any fans of Paranormal, Romance and Vampires (or all of the above!). I give this book 5/5 but, that's just my two cents!
Here is my Interview with Sallie; along with the links for her book and so much more! (contest details to follow)
*Tell me a bit about yourself, where you were born and where you call home?
I was born on a farm in the rural South to a family of migrant farm workers. In fact, my family is huge. Some might call it a clan. I’m the youngest of 10children. Yup, I have six brothers and three sisters. And yes, holidays are a zoo. Anyway, at an early age, my family moved to the urban Northeast. No more running in the cotton fields for me….:-) I now live in the suburban Northeast with my husband and a large assortment of plants. I don’t have any children but as you can well imagine, I have tons of nieces and nephews. As for my education, I was the first in my family to go to college. I hold bachelors and masters degrees in Human Resource Management.
*What was your inspiration for Yesterday's Daughter?
Since the idea for Yesterday’s Daughter came to me in my dreams, there wasn’t any person or event that I can identify as inspiring me to write this book. I just think that the years of reading paranormal romance novels and seeing movies with supernatural characters motivated me.
*For those who are unfamiliar with your novel, Yesterday's Daughter, how would you introduce it?
It’s a story about searches, a search for identity, a search for the truth and a search for a life mate. Grace is alone and lonely, an escapee from the foster care system and its abuses. In the years since making her escape, Grace has made a life for herself that is little more than existence. She can’t have any real friends. No one can get close to her or they would notice her peculiarities. She must keep her strange behavior secret to stay safe. If anyone knew, she drank blood or was allergic to sunlight she’d end up locked up. Grace doesn’t know how or why she is the way she is, she only knows her differences began in puberty. And then there’s Malachi who has been searching for his life mate for decades even though she is believed to have gone into the Void. Nevertheless, Malachi searches on, alone in his belief and determination to find the one woman born with whom he’s to share his near immortal existence.
*Your storyline for The Harvesters & the Guardians is so unique, what research did you do to come up with the finished story? Or, was it a fantastical idea?
Maybe I shouldn’t admit this but I didn’t do any research for the characters, neither the Harvesters nor the Guardians. They are as they came to me in my dreams.
*What are the Pro’s and Con’s to being an Indie Author?
As an Indie author, I’m the boss. I’m in control of every decision, every word…:) But I’m on my own in terms of marketing. I don’t have the “machine” behind me that traditional publishers provide their writers for social networking, trade shows, appearances, everything. It’s just me and it can be very overwhelming at times.
*What has been the most interesting comment (or review) about your book?
I once received a really bad review in which the reader complained that Yesterday’s Daughter was not erotica. I laughed; Yesterday’s Daughter is definitely NOT erotica. In that same review, the reader said she felt the story was too much like those written by J. R. Ward (The Black Dagger Brotherhood.) I laughed some more….:) I’m a huge fan of J. R. Ward, but my little book isn’t even on the same plant as the BDB series.
*Who is your favorite Author?
Some of my favorite authors are Jean Auel, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, Christine Feehan, Sir. Arthur Conan Doyle, Jeaniene Frost, Dee Henderson, Larry McMurthry, Nalini Singh, George Shuman and Jhumpa Lahiri.
*What are you reading right now?
I’m reading “The Time Weaver” by Thomas A. Knight, “Victoria Secret’s” by Cg Brumby and “Loving the Rain” by Jeff LaFerny.
Some readers complain that there are an awful lot of vampire novels out there these days. I'm sure you knew that already, so what made you decide to enter the crowded genre in which you are working.
There was no conscious decision to write a vampire novel. Now my subconscious, that’s a whole other story. Is there a shrink in the house? Honestly, sometimes I wish Sapphira and Malachi’s story were different because so many people think that if you write a vampire story, you’re just trying to be another Stephenie Meyer.
But, I had to write the story the way the characters revealed it to me in my dreams and while I listened to their conversations. When writing Yesterday’s Daughter, I felt like a secretary to Malachi and Sapphira, writing their story as they told it. I didn’t write a vampire story to jump on the fang train. I wrote a vampire love story because it was inside me.
*What three words would you use to describe Yesterday's Daughter?
Suspenseful, Engaging, and Romantic
*How did you think up of the concept for the book?
I guess the only way to describe it is to say, the book just came to me. It started in my dreams and progressed to the point where I was hearing conversations between characters when awake. The dreams and conversations came in snippets and brief glances. I’m one of those people fortunate enough or not so fortunate, depending on how you look at it, who remembers their dreams. After waking, I’d think about the glimpses Malachi and Sapphira had shown me, mulling them over and over. When the characters began to encroach on my waking hours to the point where they couldn’t be ignored. I began to write, to give thema voice. In short, the concept of Yesterday’s Daughter was a seed deeply planted in and grown from my dreams.
*What did you enjoy the most about writing this book?
That’s easy to answer. I enjoyed the suspense, trying to figure out what would happen next. I know it sounds hokey, but I was on a roller coaster ride like any other reader. I didn’t know what would happen next, until the characters revealed it to me.
*Which character reminds you most of yourself? And why?
I’d have to say that Voreece is the character that best reminds me of myself because he’s not a feature character. He’s part of the supporting cast, but he plays an important role in Malachi’s life and is steadfast and loyal. That pretty much describes me. I know if you were to ask friends and family about me, they’d say that I’m a dependable and committed friend, sister and daughter. And I have no desire to be the focus of the spotlight. I’d rather flourish in the shadows.
*What is something readers would be surprised to learn about Yesterday's Daughter?
I think it will surprise readers to discover the reasons for the actions of the lead betrayer. His reasons are both contemporary and ancient.
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