Monday, January 2, 2012

Blog Tour: "Yesterday's Daughter" by Sallie Lundy-Frommer

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I'd like to welcome Sallie Lundy-Frommer to the blog today.  This is the first stop on her "Yesterday's Daughter" Blog Tour, promoted by Tribute Books (http://www.tribute-books.com)!  I'm excited to have Sallie here and love the subject she's chosen to talk about: Soulmates....

Sallie's Thoughts:


"Soulmates, I’ve been thinking about this concept lately.  What is a soulmate? 

You’ll find many definitions.  But the rudiments common among most categorizations are:
                      ~A person with whom you feel an immediate connection
                       ~A person that completes you
                      ~The sense of rightness about the individual
                      ~The person with whom you are destined to spend your life

I could go on and on with these definitions, but let me give you my opinion.  A soulmate is that one person whose love for you is complete, physically, mentally and spiritually.  A soulmate props you up when you are weak, cheers your accomplishments, wipes your brow when you’re sick, makes you laugh and kisses your tears.  A soulmate would die for you and will live for you.  A soulmate stimulates your mind and body, snuggles close, is forever your defender, and accepts in kind the same from you.  When I wrote Yesterday’s Daughter, I held these ideas in mind when describing the love between Malachi and Sapphira.  I think many writers instill their stories with soulmates because it’s the zenith of love...The love most of us want desperately.

So, do I think most people find their life mate?

This is a hard question to answer.  If I say no, you may think I’m jaded and if I say yes, you might think I’ve read one too many romance novels.  Well, perhaps I have.

I’m going to hedge here and say, yes and no.  I think people find love in all its forms, soulmate or not.  I think most people want to be with that perfect someone who meets their every need, to meet the Yin to their Yang.  Whether that someone is their soulmate, only they can decide.

What are your thoughts?"

Saph's Thoughts:

I never believed in the concept of soulmates and after I married my first husband, he pretty much proved to me why I thought it to be a ridiculous idea.  After it was all said and done, he was absolutely none of the aforementioned things.  But, to keep this blog nice and happy today, we won't talk about him anymore.  

I will, instead, talk about my soulmate.  Yep, you read that correctly...My Soulmate.   I am remarried to the most remarkable man!  He is indeed everything mentioned in the above post by Sallie and more.  He is everything that I ever wanted in a spouse.  Now don't get me wrong---no one is perfect and we certain have our moments full of arguing, disagreeing, and not seeing eye-to-eye but, unlike my first marriage, this marriage has many, many more good times than bad.

Thank you so much Sallie for taking time out of your day to come talk to us here on Sappyria's Book Reviews!

So, My Dear Readers---What are your thoughts on Soulmates?

Information About "Yesterday's Daughter:

Yesterday's Daughter 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, somewhere.

Sallie Lundy-Frommer Bio:
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.


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14 comments:

Tribute Books said...

Amber, thanks a million for hosting Sallie today. Your blog is a fitting host since the main character in Sallie's book is named Sapphira :)

Sallie, the topic of soulmates has always fascinated me and it's great to read your thoughts from a writer's point of view.

Sapphyria said...

I thought the name similarity was pretty neat :)

It was my pleasure to host Sallie and her book today. Thank you!

Sallie Lundy-Frommer said...

Good morning Sapphyria,

Thanks for having me and making me feel so welcome. No doubt, serendipity is at work with the similarly in the name of your blog and the name main character in Yesterday’s Daughter. The is great karma....:-)

Sapphyria said...

Thank you for joining me today Sallie!

Romance Girl said...

Depending on your circumstances, I think you can have more then one soul mate in your life. Especially if you lose one to death. My man is definately not perfect; but he has held me up on more then one occassion. Do I live for him. Yes, I do, but there are times that I could club him. That being said, I can't imagine my life without him.

Lori Z. said...

Thoughts on soulmates - I'm sure I married mine. The husband is the first guy I dated for more than 2 weeks - we'll be married 24 years this July.

I know that without him in my life, I would not be the person I am now. He completes me.

Now, I'm not saying everything is sunshine and lollipops, there are days I want to hit him upside the head.

Sallie, the book sounds really interesting. I'm definitely putting it on my TBR list.

Lori

Sallie Lundy-Frommer said...

Hi Romance Girl,
I think you have a point. Should a person lose a soulmate to death, they may find another soulmate. And yet, the term soulmate implies there can be only one. So, how can an individual find another soulmate in the event of the loss of one, if there can be only one? I think the answer lies in the fact that no two loves are identical. So a person can love another partner just as passionately. Their emotional, physical, and spiritual combination creates a new pairing of soulmates.

Sallie Lundy-Frommer said...

Hi Lori,
I married my soulmate too. We’re two lucky ladies!!! It’s funny how things just fall into place. I pretty much didn’t think I’d ever get married, for many reasons, not because I was down on guys or anything. But for reasons it would take too long to explain, I figured I would not marry.
Then one night I went to a party with a friend. I didn’t even want to go, but I didn’t want her their alone. Long story short, my future husband was there. We just clicked. Now between dating and marriage, we’ve been together 22 years.
And you’re so right, it not sunshine and lollipops all the time.....I still can’t get him to change the toilet paper roll....:-)

Thanks for your comments Lori.

Rebecca said...

I loved reading this post! I am going to go check out Yesterday's Daughter now! Thanks:)

Sallie Lundy-Frommer said...

Thanks Rebecca,

I'm glad you enjoyed the post and I hope you like Yesterday's Daughter. I'd love to have your feedback.

Thanks again...:-)

Sapphyria said...

Thank you everyone for stopping buy my blog today and leaving comments!

Thanks again to Tribute Books and Sallie Lundy-Frommer!!

GMC said...

To find one's soul mate is akin to inner peace.

Sallie Lundy-Frommer said...

GMC,

That’s a wonderful way of putting it....finding a soulmate is like having inner peace...

Do you think most people find their soulmates? Is it like finding a needle in a haystack or a low ball in high weed?....I think so. Those of us with our soulmates are the lucky few.....

GMC said...

Hi, Sallie,

Yes, I believe many are fortunate to find the second half of their soul.