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July 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

An Afternoon with J.T. Geissinger and L.J. Shen


Books & Books


July 28
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books presents…



Pen Pal

(Bramble, $17.99)



(Bloom Books, $16.99)

Sunday, July 28th, 5 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an afternoon with J.T. Geissinger and L.J. Shen discussing their new novels Pen Pal (Bramble, $17.99) and Bane (Bloom Books, $16.99)

This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase the night of the event! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.

About Pen Pal:

The high-octane sexiness of Katee Robert meets the addicting thrills of Rachel Hawkins with a delicious twist in this dark romance from indie superstar J. T. Geissinger, now with a brand new bonus chapter!

The first letter arrived the day my husband was buried. It was postmarked from the state penitentiary, and contained a single sentence:

I’ll wait forever if I have to.

It was signed by Dante, a man I didn’t know.

Out of simple curiosity, I wrote back to ask him what exactly he was waiting for. His reply?


I told the mystery man he had the wrong girl. He said he didn’t. I said we’d never met, but he said I was wrong.

We went back and forth, exchanging letters every week that grew increasingly more intimate. Then one day, the letters stopped. When I found out why, it was already too late.

Dante was at my doorstep.

And nothing on earth could have prepared me for what happened next.


About Bane:

“Snow White waited for the prince. You’ll be the one saving yourself in this story.”

Last Jesse heard, Roman “Bane” Protsenko, naked surfer and habitual pothead, was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living. Which is why she’s more than a little surprised to find him at her door, looking for her friendship, her services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.

Her scarred heart calls to his, but Jesse is on a boycott. Literally. After all she’s been through, she’s cut boys from her life permanently. The problem is, Bane is not a boy. He’s all man, and she’s falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

Because to Bane, Jesse Carter—hot as hell, cold as ice—is just a means to an end. He made a deal with her oil tycoon stepfather, and she’s collateral, a plaything for him to kill some time with on his path to power. She might be one tough nut to crack, but Bane has the teeth for it.

At least, until he finds that inside her damaged shell, Jesse has claws, too. And when she digs them in deep under his skin, Bane is no longer sure who he really is…or if he ever wants to let her go.


About the Authors:

J.T. Geissinger is a #1 international and indie bestselling author of thirty-one novels. Ranging from funny, feisty romcoms to intense erotic thrillers, her books have sold over fifteen million copies worldwide and been translated into more than twenty languages. She is a three-time finalist in both contemporary and paranormal romance for the RITA® Award, the highest distinction in romance fiction from the Romance Writers of America®. She is also a recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book, the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and the HOLT Medallion for Best Erotic Romance.

L.J. Shen is a USA Today, WSJ, Washington Post and #1 Amazon Kindle Store bestselling author of contemporary romance books. She writes angsty books, unredeemable anti-heroes who are in Elon Musk’s tax bracket, and sassy heroines who bring them to their knees (for more reasons than one). HEAs and groveling are guaranteed. She lives in Florida with her husband, three sons, and a disturbingly active imagination.