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L.J. Shen

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L.J. Shen is USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author of contemporary romance books. She lives in California with her husband, son and lazy cat.
When she's not writing, she enjoys reading a good book with a glass of wine and catching up on her favorite HBO and Netflix shows.

Yeah, she's a badass like that.

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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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