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About Abbie Zanders
Abbie Zanders is a USA Today Bestselling Author with more than 55 published romance novels to date. Her stories range from contemporary to paranormal and everything in between. She promises her readers two things: happily ever afters, always, and no cliffhangers, ever.
Born and raised in the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania, where she sets most of her stories, she’s known for small town romance featuring golden-hearted alpha heroes and strong, relatable heroines. Besides being an avid reader and writer, she loves animals (especially big dogs), American muscle cars, and 80's hair bands.
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After fifteen years in the army, Dylan Grant is more than ready to come home, settle down, and start a family of his own.
Thanks to one stolen, forbidden moment long ago, he might already have.
When Raven Blackstone returns to Birch Falls to settle her late father’s estate, she intends to close the book on that part of her life forever.
But it’s not that simple. Not only does she discover dangerous family secrets lurking in every shadowy corner, the only man she’s ever loved is back in town too. And when he discovers the truth she’s been hiding from him all these years, he’s not as willing to walk away.
Two secret pasts... one passionate love story.
Taryn Malone is stranded, broke, and desperate for help. But even if the sexy bartender she's been eyeing offers her a job for the evening... even if he seduces her with his impossibly intense blue eyes... even if every fiber of her heart tells her to stay with him... she can't.
Because Taryn Malone doesn't exist.
Jake Callaghan has been running the family's Irish pub for years now. When he sees Taryn standing out alone in the rain, he does what he's been trained to do as a SEAL - he rescues her. It has nothing to do with her full, firm curves, or her loose, golden-blonde hair, or the way she brushes against him that sends lightning bolts through his body. It's just the right thing to do.
But both Taryn and Jake are hiding secrets from each other. Dangerous secrets. And neither one of them knows just how dangerous it can be to fall in love...
Home is where the heart is... but what if you have nothing to go home to?
When Jaxson Adams is forced out of the service on a medical discharge, he returns to his hometown to find that very little has changed. The problem is, he has.
He’s no longer the carefree, wild child he’d once been. He’s seen and done things most people couldn’t imagine. Not in their dreams… and not in their worst nightmares.
Even worse, he’s lost his sense of purpose. He doesn’t belong anymore. And no one understands.
Then he finds the letters. Letters that change everything he thought he knew about his family and provide a new mission—to discover the truth and right decades-old wrongs in the process.
Penny Hoffmeier is a romantic at heart, even if the only romance she sees is the stuff she makes herself. She takes great pleasure in creating the perfect bouquets for every occasion from her family’s florist shop in Sumneyville, PA.
She’s a lover, not a fighter, but she likes scuttlebutt as much as the next girl, and the hot, former SEALs who set up a place for returning service men and women nearby are providing plenty of fodder these days.
So far, she’s managed to stay neutral in the escalating tensions between some locals and the Sanctuary guys. However, when the brooding, sexy stranger comes to town with a shocking secret about one of their own, remaining quietly on the sidelines proves impossible.
Will Jaxson be able to achieve his objective and move on with a clear conscience? Or will he make Penny his next mission?
He lost everything once. He’s not going to let it happen again.
Matt Winston led a charmed life. Great family, great friends, and a girl he’d do anything for.
Then tragedy struck. He lost everything, including his way. He dealt with it the only way he knew how - by becoming the best damn SEAL team leader he could be.
Now he’s out of the service, stronger, wiser, and with a new purpose: turning his burnt-out family legacy into a place where he can help fellow vets find their way back into civilian society.
Nothing will bring back what he lost—except possibly the small town corruption that brings her back to into his life.
When Hayley Freed left town suddenly all those years ago amidst rumors and scandal, the hardest part had been walking away from the only boy she’d ever loved.
He’d been her knight in shining armor then. In her heart, he still was.
Now she’s back, and she’s not alone. She’s bringing justice, vengeance, and karma with her. This US Deputy Marshal is on a mission, and it’s as personal as it gets.
And maybe, just maybe, she’ll get a second chance to do right by her knight in the process.
As Matt and Hayley work together to rid their sleepy little mountain town of the rampant greed and corruption threatening to destroy it, will they re-discover the magic that will give them the happily ever after they deserve?
Prodigal Son is the exciting conclusion to Abbie Zanders's Sanctuary series, a contemporary romantic suspense series featuring former military heroes and the women who always have their six.
Former SEAL Brian “Mad Dog” Sheppard might look like a gentle giant to some, but there's a very good reason for his call name. Threaten someone he cares about and he'll stop at nothing to protect them.
That includes his new team of fellow SEALs. They’re all about creating a safe haven for vets trying to readjust to civilian life. Everyone agrees it’s a great idea, but there are those who would much rather they take their good deeds somewhere else—preferably far away from the sleepy mountain town of Sumneyville.
Kate Handelmann is friendly and down-to-earth with very strong ties to the community. While she’s not a fan of gossip and firmly believes that actions speak louder than words, it’s impossible to ignore all the rumors surrounding the mysterious and potentially dangerous group of men settling in just outside of town.
When Mad Dog shows up at her dad’s hardware store, the instant and powerful attraction is undeniable, but Kate’s family already has other ideas—and he is definitely not part of their plan.
As tensions escalate between the men of Sanctuary and local residents, hard lines are drawn. With their chemistry off the charts, will Kate choose her family? Or will she sacrifice everything to be with the man she loves?
Shadow of Doubt is a contemporary romance featuring former military heroes and light suspense.
Have they found the secret recipe for happiness…or are they playing with fire?
No one knows more about peaches than master orchardist Tina Obermacher. The only thing she lacks is time to cultivate a personal life.
When the ladies of Sanctuary invite her for regular coffee and conversation, Tina jumps at the chance for some much-needed girl time—and the opportunity to cross paths with the hunk of laid-back hotness they call "Doc."
Cole Watson has found a comfortable niche in the northern PA mountains, helping fellow former servicemen and women transition back to civilian life. He’s not looking for a relationship, at least not until he meets Tina. Her womanly curves and intelligent eyes give the former SEAL a new mission: make her his.
It’s complicated, though. Not only do Tina’s brothers vehemently oppose Sanctuary, they’re into something far shadier than the family orchards, and Doc can’t warn Tina without jeopardizing years of undercover work.
The best he can do is be there to catch her when everything crumbles. The question is, once she learns the truth, will she let him?
Former SEAL Nick “Cage” Fumanti likes where his life is at. A city boy at heart, he’s made peace with the fresh air, open skies, and satisfaction he gets from helping make Sanctuary a success. The best part is, he’s all but forgotten the shady past that prompted him to join the Navy right out of high school. The only thing missing is someone to share it with, but since he’s much better with tech than he is with women, he doesn’t hold out much hope that’s going to happen.
Online journalist Gabriella De Rossi is tired of being passed over for the juicy assignments. She wants more than the puff pieces and human interest stories being tossed her way. She understands the seedy underworld better than most because she’s actually lived it. Sure, her personal experiences may have developed her empathetic tendencies, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have what it takes.
When Bree is sent to Pennsylvania to do a story on a new program to assist returning veterans re-acclimate into civilian society, she’s understandably less than enthusiastic. However, fate might actually be on her side for once. Not only does the former SEAL tasked with showing her around rouse her non-professional interest, but she soon discovers that the sleepy little mountain town of Sumneyville has its share of secrets… and so does her SEAL.
Revealing the truth could be the big break Bree’s been waiting for, but if doing so means losing Nick forever, is it worth it?
This latest installment in the Sanctuary series is a contemporary love story with plenty of steam, small town suspense, and humor to give you all the feels and leave you smiling.
When best laid plans go awry, it might be time to make a new plan.
Former SEAL Hugh “Heff” Bradley has put aside his womanizing ways to focus on making the Sanctuary a place for veterans in need. He knows how difficult the transition back to civilian life can be; he’s walked the razor’s edge himself a few times.
His plan: Use his special skills to make the project a reality and stop those trying to sabotage it. That means keeping his head down and his hands to himself. Then he meets her.
Sandy Summers knows exactly what she wants: to get out of Sumneyville for good. Fate seems to be conspiring against her, however, throwing up one obstacle after another. Her plan: Work two jobs, attend night school to earn a degree, accept a job offer in the city, and never look back.
Impulsively hooking-up with the sexy, skilled SEAL before she leaves wasn’t part of the plan. Neither was her absentee father showing up on her doorstep after fifteen years with another game changer. But she’s worked too hard and too long not to stick to her plan, even if it means walking away from the only good thing that’s happened to her in years.
Heff and Sandy know firsthand what can happen to the best laid plans. But when getting back on track means sacrificing a chance at true happiness, do they take it? Or do they make a new plan?
Best Laid Plans is a contemporary love story with enough steam, suspense, and humor to give you all the feels and leave you smiling.
They thought it was safe to lose their hearts. But the past is a dangerous stalker.
A smart SEAL knows when it’s time to pack it in. After 12 years on the teams, and a horrific mission that stretched him to the breaking point, Steve “Smoke” Tannen is transitioning to civilian life and a new job helping other vets who’ve forgotten how to see the world in shades of grey.
One spot of color is his pretty next-door neighbor. Delicate features, chestnut hair—and a fight-or-flight wariness in her grey-green eyes that triggers his protective instincts.
Samantha Applehoff would be laser focused on her goal of owning a coffee and bake shop—if she wasn’t always looking over her shoulder. She can’t shake the feeling she’s being watched, and now a secret admirer’s leaving gifts in her locked apartment.
To make matters worse, she’s not sure if her eerily quiet, unfailingly courteous, undeniably hot new neighbor is making her less anxious… or more.
The attraction is instant and their connection is real. But when Sam’s fears strike in real life, Smoke has only one shot to save her. And it could cost them their own happy ending.
You never forget your first love.
Lexi O’Connell has secretly been in love with Ian Callaghan for more than ten years. So when she returns to Pine Ridge and he turns those sexy crystal blue eyes her way, she doesn’t have a hope of resisting, even if she knows it can only be for one night.
Even if it will break her heart. Because while she would know him anywhere, he doesn’t even recognize her.
Ian Callaghan is mischievous, playful, and irresistible to women. When he sets his sights on the attractive young woman who has been discreetly staring at him, he doesn’t think twice about seducing her.
It wasn’t supposed to be more than one night. And falling in love with her was definitely not part of the plan.
A few days is all Ian needs to know that Lexi is The One. His croie. His soul mate. And he doesn’t understand how she can just walk away.
But what Ian doesn’t understand might just kill her.
WARNING: Due to strong language and steamy scenes of a sexual nature, this book is intended for mature (18+) readers only.
When a covert mission went full-on FUBAR, someone had to take the blame.
Zeke Ericsson knows this.
But he'd expected his CO—and the men he called brothers—to have his six.
He was wrong.
These days, his only allegiance is to himself. And if he's using his special skills to line his own pocket?
All the better. He's vowed never put his life on the line for anyone ever again.
Then she winds up in his crosshairs.
And FUBAR doesn't even begin to describe what happens next.
The doctor is in... trouble.
Maggie Flynn has always been a good girl. She leads a simple life and believes in helping others. Under normal circumstances, she would never even consider performing the dance of the seven veils at a bachelor party. But when her best friend begs for help and waves the promise of much-needed cash in her face, Maggie reluctantly agrees to step outside of her comfort zone and relax her lofty standards a little.
Most doctors don’t make house calls anymore, including Michael Callaghan. But he’s willing to make an exception when the pretty redhead with the jewel-like green eyes takes a header off the stage at his brother’s bachelor party. Something about her piques his masculine interest, and it’s not just her dancing.
Lightning hits the Callaghan clan a third time when Michael and Maggie find themselves snowbound during a classic nor’easter, but their bond is soon tested when Michael is forced to choose between following his finely-honed instincts and respecting Maggie’s wishes.
It’s a hell of a choice. Either way, he could lose her forever.