Book Title: TouchStone for ever (The Story of Us Trilogy, #3)
Author: Sydney Jamesson
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 23, 2014
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
What would you give to save the one you love? Ayden Stone and Elizabeth Parker are soul mates. They have played at love, succumbed to the magnetic pull of destiny, and forgiven themselves and each other for misadventures in life and love. Now they must look to the future and forever, bearing the scars of battles they have fought and won, together. To keep a promise, one of these fateful lovers must make an agonizing choice and commit to an impossible task; to embark upon an adventure filled with magical moments and unforgivable acts of personal sacrifice. But…with great self-sacrifice comes betrayal. TouchStone for ever is the culmination of an epic love story written in the stars, involving a contemporary Princess and her charming Prince. Readers will experience blazing passion, the anguish of a broken heart and every emotion in between as Beth Parker shares her thoughts and feelings about love, life, and a desperate wish for her happy ever after. Sleeping Beauty has awakened from a great sleep but, sadly, not all fairy tales have a happy ending…not even when you belong together forever, and you’re prepared to give… Everything!
In a flash, he takes hold of both my wrists and wraps them behind me. I feel my back pressing against the doorframe.
The provocative scent of masculine essence and sex on his naked body causes me to shiver and, sensing my responsiveness, he draws his tongue along the soft skin beneath my chin. “Your perfume and your playfulness is a powerful aphrodisiac, Beth.” He nuzzles into my wet hair and I feel the hardness of his erection though the soft bathrobe.
“Ayden, I have neither the time nor the stamina to make love.”
He whispers into my ear. “Who said anything about making love?” He takes hold of my earlobe between his teeth and gives it a gentle tug. “Right now I would like nothing more than to fuck you. Maybe then you would be less inclined to question my stamina.”
His words cause me to widen my eyes and swallow deeply. “I don’t question it,” I reply, softly. “I fear it.”
There are those moments in life when a person you respect says something to you that strikes a chord, we’ve all had them … that moment came one Parents’ Evening when I was 16. An inspirational teacher said; “Your daughter should consider a career in Journalism or as a writer, she has a vivid imagination and a flair for creative writing …” As a wide-eyed teenager, those words were music to my ears. How prophetic was it that I went on to do just that …
I have worked in Insurance, Fashion and in advertising as a Copywriter and Commercial Journalist and loved every minute of it; creative people are a lot of fun to be around. I swapped the day job for a more meaningful enterprise: having our daughter Jenna. Now 29, she’s a fiercely independent woman living the dream in Australia. She was a heavenly surprise that had me working freelance for four years, doing what I could between feeds, playgroups and afternoon lessons in preparation for starting school. It’s a ‘story’ we can all identify with, I’m sure.
I made a sideways move into teaching in 1997 and, six years later, became Head of English in a High School, making it my mission in life to introduce young people to a range of quality reading material. I try to foster a love of all things creative in my students and encourage them to find that creativity within themselves.
For as long as I can remember, I have lived with The Story of Us in my head. The fact that Elizabeth Parker is an English teacher should come as no surprise; as novelists we write, initially, about what we know … Yet, I should confess, she isn’t me but rather that young, sensitive and naïve woman we all were or still are. The difference being, she has been victimized and, because of it, remained hidden. But, unlike some characters who may have suffered at the hands of others, she is not damaged: wary yes, but not damaged. She still believes people are innately good and that is one of her many qualities. It is her propensity for compassion that allows her to invite Ayden Stone into her world when, on the face of it, he’s exactly what she doesn’t need.
So that’s me, furiously typing away until the early hours, unveiling the intricacies of a 21st century fairy-tale; creating an epic story that melds a heady mixture of romance suspense and a touch of the miraculous.
Meet Elizabeth Stone; Bolder than ever
In TouchStone for ever, the reader meets a new Beth Parker Stone. She is stronger, bolder; so deep and magnificent is her love for Ayden Stone, she will do everything in her power to hold on to it. She takes the reader on new adventures as she travels the world with Ayden, experiences “everything” and must make decisions daily that, to us, are unthinkable. She must work through the heartbreak; feel the guilt associated with betrayal before considering self-sacrifice, all for the sake of love. As Ayden was the central character in TSFG, as narrator Beth must carry the story forward. She has already earned the readers’ trust in TouchStone for play and TouchStone for giving, but in TouchStone for ever, asks them to believe in her to do the right thing for her one true love; trust her to feel empowered by Ayden’s words, “Be bold, baby.”