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Wanderlust Books includes a variety of stories that cross various genres including speculative fiction. My contemporary romance novels are about people who find themselves in compromising situations.  These thought provoking stories focus on life changing moments that cause the main characters to ask themselves what it is they truly want from life. My collection also includes horror. I Am The Shadowman is perfect when you want a late night fright! Please enjoy!

Loving In The Offbeat

ISBN-13: 978-0-9857613-8-7

Publication Date: Aug 17, 2013

Page Length: 356 Pages

Retail:  $19.95 Paperback / $9.95 ebook

Romance, love, and heart wrenching drama are intricately woven into this exciting sequel to LIVING IN THE OFFBEAT. This contemporary romance novel focuses on the relationships that developed around the couple while they searched for that elusive place of joy that resides In The Offbeat.


Several years have passed since Veronica met Luis at a beachside resort in the Dominican Republic. Just when they imagined life couldn’t get any better, everything changes when Luis places his business above their relationship. His misstep, along with other obstacles, causes them both to question their happy existence. Will love be enough to get them through the challenges of life?


“When did I forget what I was living for? Since when does wealth become the yardstick I measure myself by? I used to tell everyone who listened that living well isn’t about getting more things—it’s about being surrounded by family. Well, I don’t want to be “that guy” living in a mansion filled with expensive toys—alone and depressed... The time has come for me to fix this situation...” ~~~ As reflected upon by Luis Duarte



Old Graciola Young

ISBN-13: 978-0-9857613-6-3

Publication Date: May 2013

Retail: $ 9.95 Paperback  $5.95 ebook

A contemporary science fiction short story.

A gifted high school senior accidently discovers the Fountain of Youth during an experiment gone astray.  As a gift of gratitude for helping him gain admission to college, he gives his teacher a green apple that transforms her into the beautiful young woman she once was. The only way to maintain her youth is to continue eating the apples. Is the Granny Smith apple a blessing or a curse?

Living In The Offbeat

ISBN-13:  978-0-9857613-2-5

​Publication Date:  Aug 6, 2012

Page Length: 311 pages

Retail: $19.95 Paperback / $9.95 ebook

Living In The Offbeat is a contemporary love story about following your heart, your passion, your dreams, and discovering your purpose—what you are put here to do. 

Veronica Indigo Pierce has finally gotten her life back on track after her husband left her for a younger woman. It took years to recover, both emotionally and financially, yet she persevered. Veronica appears to have it all now—good friends, a stable career, a house in an affluent neighborhood, designer clothes, and an expensive car. Inevitably, she finds herself at a crossroads when she has to deal with an unexpected situation at work and comes face to face with lies, deceit, and betrayal from those closest to her. 

An unplanned vacation takes her to the beautiful island of the Dominican Republic where the idea of "Living In The Offbeat" comes to pass. Ultimately, she must make a choice between continuing to embrace the life she knows or give up everything to find her purpose and possibly discover true love.




I Am The Shadowman (And Other Supernatural Tales)

ISBN-13:  978-0985761301

​Publication Date: June 15, 2012

Page Length: 192 pages

Retail: $10.95 Paperback / $7.95 ebook

A novella of three short stories.

I Am The Shadowman ~~~ Aria has the unique ability of a Seer to detect sinister Shadowmen lurking inside their hosts like parasites. Unfortunately, Aria's thirst for killing soon takes over her life, and one careless misstep threatens to destroy everything she holds dear.

Greatview Island ~~~ The house beckoned the young couple with promises of beautiful sunsets and romantic walks on the beach. Little did they know of the horrors that awaited them after moving into their dream home on Greatview Island.

Oya - The Chosen Ones ~~~The quiet seaside community of Solstice finds itself caught in an age old battle between good and evil. And it's up to the youngest residents, the Oya, to rid the town of the evil forces.


More Than A Notion

Publication Date: November 17, 2011

ISBN-13:  978-0615554174

Page Length: 356 pages

Retail $19.95 Paperback / $9.95 ebook

Have you ever awakened from a dream and remarked, “It seemed so real!"? You knew you were dreaming, but could not shake the feeling that it felt like so much more. We have all experienced those mornings when we would rather do anything except go to work. For Lena Delgado, wife and mother of three, that morning arrived when she simply could not face another day of her drab existence and literally ends up "stuck in her dream". 

In More Than A Notion Lena takes lucid dreaming one step further when she travels to Italy and literally bumps into the man of her dreams. She questions decisions made during her marriage and realizes life is too short to be unhappy. On a quest to discover if dreams really do come true, Lena embarks upon an adventure-filled journey where she meets interesting characters that challenge her to step out of her comfort zone. In the process, she rediscovers herself and finds out it what it truly means to be alive.


How far will you go and what will you do in the name of love? This contemporary multicultural, multiethnic romance novel reveals it is More Than A Notion to take a leap of faith into the unknown and answer the call of destiny.

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