Book Projects

These are my current book projects to give you a sense of the type of novels I’m working on.

The Singularity of Cookies

WIP Avoiding Love Aesthetic
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Puerto Rican Karina Cortés works as a line supervisor at a cookie manufacturing plant located in Florida. Having dropped out of high school at seventeen, she’s grateful to be part of a growing business, to have been there since the beginning. She’s also happy with her single life, unlike her friends, whose lives revolve around men, or her mother, who lives only for her husband.

Work and play collide when she meets new mechanic, Ian Feliciano. A one-night-stand with him is tempting, but he’s Relationship Guy, the serious type, the type she avoids. Plus, they work together; she wouldn’t be able to disappear like she’s used to. Karina takes the risk and ends up sleeping over, eating breakfast in bed, and, worst of all, having feelings for him.

Unable to ignore her intense attraction, Karina’s new motto becomes, “don’t think about it.” She can control her feelings, she’s not weak like her friends or her mother. And with a looming plant inspection and two managers butting heads over how to prepare, Karina has enough to distract herself. But when she inevitably falls in love, she’ll have to decide whether her independence is worth more than the cost of hurting Ian and breaking her own heart.

Pulling Me Back In

Pulling Me Back In Aesthetic
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Gwen Prescott had her life figured out by the age of eight: she would work as a museum curator and marry her best friend, Jeff Crawford. There was nothing Gwen wouldn’t do for Jeff. She lost her virginity to him, defied her parents when they tried to keep them apart, put up with Jeff sleeping around, and almost gave up her dream college to run away with him. And in return, Jeff refused to take her with him and left her behind, never contacting her again.

Now twenty-four, Gwen is a gallery curator in NYC, convinced her love for Jeff was only an illusion; an unhealthy fixation fueled by hormones and adolescent fantasies. And yet, she’s still unable to let go.

After a chance encounter puts Jeff in her path, the pull she always felt for him—that need she could never fight or quite define—takes over. As Gwen rekindles her relationship with Jeff, she reverts to the naïve, submissive girl she used to be. But in order to have the happy ending she always dreamed of, Gwen will have to learn to stand up to Jeff and ask for what she wants—even if it means losing him—or keep living for his needs and desires at the expense of her own.