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L.J. Shen is 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.


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I've been asked about this a lot since Sparrow came out. Originally, Sparrow was supposed to be a standalone novel. But upon release…more
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I've been asked about this a lot since Sparrow came out. Originally, Sparrow was supposed to be a standalone novel. But upon release, it became evident that neither me nor the readers were quite ready to say goodbye to these characters just yet.

So even though I am locked up in my writing cave at the moment working on my next project, I'm definitely considering writing a follow-up to Sparrow.

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L.J. Shen Thank you so much. Sam will get a book, and Aisling will get a book. Whether they are going to get the SAME book is still up for debate. :)
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“I loved her when I hated her. And I loved her when I didn’t want anything to do with her. I was so crazy about her, the lines had blurred together. Feelings were mixed, emotions twisted together.”
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“You were always mine. -Black”
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“We’ve waited a long time for this. I want the real thing. Not the watered-down version. And the real thing is not only beautiful. It is also ugly. I want your truth.”
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2016 is going to ROCK! I cannot wait to read Sparrow!!!! Have an amazing holiday and thank you for your friendship!



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