Two young women are thrown together by fate. One, Jasmine, is finding her feet in a new land, the other, Violetta, has been in the same place so long she feels she has taken root, but they both need a friend. Jasmine is soon shocked that such a simple thing as friendship can bring dangers to the surface. Dangers that have been left dead and buried for too long. Dangers such as Sebastian, the mysterious young man that is caught in Violetta’s orbit, but who is he, an ex-lover, a relative, or just a friend? Whoever he is, he suddenly makes Jasmine’s life a lot more complicated, but then the real danger is revealed, a danger much closer to home. Jasmine is soon caught up in ancient mysteries she cannot hope to fully understand, mysteries of the blood.
Forever Young is a modern take on a classic Gothic novel, combining horror, death, and romance. It is firmly in the tradition of the most famous books of the genre but it is also something new. The book introduces us to Jasmine, a student of the occult, newly arrived in Venice, and to Violetta, who is trapped in an ancient and violent world with no escape. After the two meet, Jasmine gradually awakes in Violetta the desire to escape.
Jasmine seems to be a lifeline for Violetta, but the relationship goes both ways and is just as likely to pull Jasmine to damnation as it is to lift Violetta to salvation, especially after Jasmine meets Sebastian, a man Violetta has known for a very long time. Initially Jasmine cannot tell if Sebastian is Violetta's friend, brother, or lover, but she does know how she feels about him.
Unfortunately, the awakening in Violetta does not go unnoticed by the man Violetta calls her father, the man who has had the greatest influence on her life, the man who refuses to let her go. Join them all, and a cast of other colorful characters, on a trip through a somber lagoon to the ancient city sitting serenely at its center, Venice, where noblemen, noblewomen, spies, magic, slaves, and monsters mix, and Jasmine is destined to learn more secrets than are healthy for her.