Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt | Midnight Blue by L.J. Shen


Midnight Blue, an all-new sexy standalone from LJ Shen is available NOW!


Midnight Blue

Author: LJ Shen

Release Date: January 18th


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It should have been easy.

I needed the money. He needed a babysitter to keep him from snorting himself to death.

I was cherry-picked especially for him. Responsible. Optimistic. Warm. Innocent.

The worst part is that I should have known better.

Alex Winslow. British rock star. Serial heartbreaker. Casanova with whiskey eyes.

“Don’t get near the devil in a leather jacket. He’ll chew you up and spit you out.”

Sounds familiar? That’s because it was a headline in a tabloid the second time he got arrested.

Guess what? I didn’t listen.

I signed the contract.

World tour. Three months. Four Continents. One hundred shows.

My name is Indigo Bellamy, and I sold my soul to a tattooed god.

Problem was, my soul wasn’t enough for Alex Winslow. He ended up taking my body, too.

Then he took my heart.

Then he took my all.


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A passionate and emotional rock star romance!

Alex Winslow easily makes my bad boys you have to love shelf. He was a Rock God, cocky and arrogant. A complete jerk who was self absorbed and unapologetic. His addiction to cocaine and alcohol has gotten him into trouble one too many times and so his PR people hire a nanny to go on tour with him to cater to his emotional needs and keep him in line away from drugs.

Indie gets chosen for the job and from the first meeting, Alex tries to make her life a living hell. He belittles her and attempts to embarrass her anyway he can. Indie sticks it out though because the job ensures her financial security and she has family back home counting on her.

Here’s the thing with Alex though- underneath the egotistical arsehole behaviour we get glimpses of sweetness in this broken, beautiful, sexy man. So you have no choice but to be drawn to him and I completely get how Indie fell for him. Also just to be clear, Indie was no pushover. She was poor and had no world experience. She had never even been on a plane before travelling with Alex. Yet she stood toe to toe with Alex and became his equal. She was one hell of a strong heroine and gave as good as she got. His constant provocation and her defiance actually created some serious sexual tension.

A beautiful thing happens when Indie actually becomes Alex’s muse. She becomes his inspiration and in turn his passion for her really stars to burn.

“I found my well in the middle of the desert… Now it’s time to drink from it. Every. Single. Drop.”

Indie’s brain is smart enough to guard her heart because Alex clearly tells her he is not looking for a relationship with her. However her heart refuses to listen.

The last third of the book has some shocking revelations that kept the story even more interesting. This book was fast paced and sexy. I fell in love with this passionate bad boy rockstar, minus the jeggings, because just no… And when he gets his crap together and goes after Indie, well he just stole my heart.

She was my muse. She was my life. She was my all.

4.5 Stars
Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Moderate
POV: Dual




Nat’s words came back and haunted me like a bad haircut from the eighties. An irrational need to check the goods took over me. It wasn’t like he minded. According to the rumors, his dick had seen more cameras than Kendall Jenner. Slowly—so painfully slowly—my eyes drifted down his sinewy body. I just wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Whatever I had in mind, though, didn’t come close to the real thing. Thick, long but not atrocious. With thin veins running through its length.

“Nice view?” he groaned, tucking his junk back into his briefs. His profile was glorious. Strong jaw, pouty lips, eyes like sex…

My eyes snapped up when I realized he was talking to me. “I wasn’t…”

“Looking? Yes, you were. Next time take a picture. It lasts longer.” He rolled his zipper upward and flushed the toilet with the toe of his boot. He turned around and squirted soap into his palm, washing his hands almost violently—rubbing between each finger and scratching his knuckles like he wanted to shed his own skin. When he was done, he looked around for a towel.

I cleared my throat, scrambling to regain my wits. “Longer than the glimpse or longer than your performance?”

Casually—so unbearably casually—he wiped his wet hands over my purple dress. I gasped, moving sideways. It looked like he was about to open the door and get out, but before I had the chance to yell at him for using me as a human towel, he slammed me against the wall, bracing both his arms above my head and pinning me to my spot. I let out a shriek of surprise at the sudden proximity.

Alex Winslow is touching me. Willingly, my surprisingly pitiful brain squealed.

Heat rolled off his body, making my back arch and my breath catch in my throat.

“Let’s make one thing clear—I could fuck you to a point of numbness without even breaking a sweat if I wanted to. Now, careful, New Girl. If you don’t keep your distance from me, I think I just might.”


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L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.


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