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About Abbie Zanders
Abbie Zanders is a USA Today Bestselling Author with more than 50 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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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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Scapegoat. Fall guy. Puppet. Stooge.
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.
As for the irritating woman who slips his dog cookies and is so willing to help? She’s a great source of inside information… and unexpected temptation. But can she be trusted?
Virginia Miller is used to working quietly from the shadows as a personal assistant to a powerful, wealthy businessman. That all changes when her boss suddenly goes missing and she’s thrust into a world of deception and international terrorism. To further complicate things, the compelling former SEAL with incredible green eyes thinks she’s the key to unravelling the mystery.
The most ironic thing of all is… he’s right. And he could ruin everything.
SEAL Out of Water is a stand-alone military romantic suspense with slow-burn romance and plenty of twists and turns to a happy ending you’ll never see coming.
Buy this page-turning, seasoned romance today!
Just because he's back home doesn't mean he can forget.
Every day is a struggle for Brian McCain. Betrayed by his best friend and abandoned by his country, he feels broken and unable to connect with anyone. But Tori Donovan is different. She shines a light into his darkness and keeps the demons at bay, at least for a little while.
Tori has demons of her own. All her life, she’s been let down by those who should have been protecting her. She’s learned the only one she can depend on is herself. Brian might be the exception. He’s a great guy, everything she’s looking for, but he’s too caught up in his own problems to see the truth.
When their relationship goes beyond friendship, Brian thinks the best option is to walk away. Tori’s sudden and unexpected disappearance is the wake-up call he needs, and Brian learns he’s not as alone or as broken as he thought.
PLEASE NOTE: Not Quite Broken was previously published as part of the USA Today Bestselling anthology, Love Under Siege. This single title edition is NOT significantly different.
Celina (Book 1): Celina Connelly has been waiting for the right one. When she meets bad boy biker Kyle McCullough, she's sure she's found him. There's just one problem - Kyle doesn't do good girls.
Jamie (Book 1.5): Jamie McCullough is devastated when he discovers the woman who refused his marriage proposal accepted another's - his brother's! But sometimes bad things happen for a good reason.
Johnny (Book 2): Johnny Connelly has a thing for sassy redheads, especially Stacey Mallory, a.k.a. erotic romance author Salienne Dulcette. Ever since the accident that took the use of her legs, Stacey lives vicariously through her characters, but Johnny proves the reality can be so much better.
Michael (Book 3): Former Army Ranger Michael Connelly suspects his match-making grandfather is up to something when he asks Michael to look into the new waitress at O'Leary's Diner. Bailey Keehan is hiding something, but they have no idea just how deep her secrets run.