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May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

An Evening With Steven dos Santos


May 31
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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




(Page Street,  $18.99)

Friday, May 31st, 7 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables


Books & Books is proud to present an evening with Steven Dos Santos discussing his new young adult horror novel, Malicia (Page Street,  $18.99).

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 the Book:

Four friends, three days, two lovers, and one very haunted theme park.

On a stormy Halloween weekend, Ray enlists his best friends Joaquin, Sofia, and Isabella to help him make a documentary of Malicia, the abandoned theme park off the coast of the Dominican Republic where his mother and brother died in a mass killing thirteen years ago. But what should be an easy weekend trip quickly turns into something darker because all four friends have come to Malicia for their own reasons:

Ray has come to Malicia to find out the truth of the massacre that destroyed his family. Isabella has come to make art out of Ray’s tragedy for her own personal gain. Sofia has come to support her friends in one last adventure before she goes to med school. Joaquin already knows the truth of the Malicia Massacre and he has come to betray his crush Ray to the evil that made the park possible.

With an impending hurricane and horrors around every corner, they all struggle to face the deadly storm and their own inner demons. But the deadliest evil of all is the ancient malignant presence on the island.


About the Author:

Steven dos Santos is a Dominican-American writer and the author of The Torch Keeper series and Dagger: The Dust Ops. Steven is an adjunct English Professor and a passionate advocate of LGBTQ+ rights. He currently resides in Miami.

About the Moderator

AURORA DOMINGUEZ is a high school and university educator, currently teaching Journalism and English at Boca Raton High School. She also teaches Mass Communications and Journalism courses at the University of Florida and Florida Atlantic University. Dominguez has been an editor and writer at places such as The Miami Herald, Where Magazine and J-14 Magazine. In 2015, she went from the newsroom to the classroom and still freelances for a variety of publications. Recently, she won Teacher of the Year for 2022 at Boca High, was chosen as one of 50 teachers in the United States to be honored by Disney and completed her summer studies at Oxford University in England on a full scholarship, where she received a certificate in English Literature. Dominguez lives with her husband and cat Luna in Hollywood, Florida.