Taj and Cheyenne. Twenty years ago, they were young and innocent and on the brink of passion. Then something terrible happened. Now a chance encounter will take them back to the night that changed their lives forever... It is eight P.M., a few weeks before Chritsmas. New York is vibrantly alive with holiday cheer. With snow blanketing the ground, last-minute shoppers rush in and out of brightly lit stores, while carolers brave the cold to bring music to the streets. Stopping at an old stone church with his girlfriend, Nicole, Taj joins in song with the other worshippers...and hears a soulful, hauntingly familiar voice. Moments later, Cheyenne, seated in the front pew, is stunned when a stranger leans in and softly murmurs a name she thought she'd never hear again: "Jazz..." Suddenly, she is hurled back through the years, to the brutal event that shattered their innocence and ideals, and the pact she and Taj made in its horrific afemath. But two decades have brought changes. Cheyenne is married now. Yet from the moment she and Taj meet again -- awakening long-buried memories and rekindling desire -- they realize that they hold the power to liberate themselves from the dark echoes of the past. For they have been given a precious gift -- one that will determine the rest of their lives. The choice is up to them. Introducing a pair of unforgettable characters, whose bond transcends time and distance, Jasminium tells a mesmerizing story of the very human need for connection, and of the power of love to transform lives.
Jonathan Luckett is a native of Brooklyn who has been writing since the seventh grade. He is also the author of Feeding Frenzy, Jasmimium, and Dissolve. He lives in Maryland. Visit www.jonathanluckett.com.