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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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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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Yes, there will be a Shane and Izzy book, I'm working on it as we speak.

I know not everyone was rooting for Shane in Tyed but I'm hoping you'll change your mind when book #2 is out.
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David Gardner Hi there, you might like to check out one of my travelogues about tripping through Italy - "White roads and red wine: A couple's journey through Italy"

Angela Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :). I love your book and look forward to chatting with you :)!!!

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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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