Abbie Zanders - book author
Abbie Zanders is a wife and mother of three (including a set of identical twins), born and raised in the mountains and valleys of Northeastern Pennsylvania. She has a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. Though she has spent the last 25+ years developing financial software for healthcare-based companies, she has also held second jobs as a pub waitress, a restaurant dessert baker, a secretary, and a bread shelf stock girl.
Hobbies and interests include romance novels (all genres), 80's hair bands and heavy metal, muscle cars, and really big dogs.
A voracious reader, she carries both a Nook and a Kindle with her at all times, as well as several mini-sized notebooks to jot down ideas when inspiration strikes. Writing is a life-long pursuit; it began somewhere in elementary school when she used to secretly draft scripts for then-popular TV shows, writing herself in as a main character, of course. Things have changed a lot since then - she now focuses on love stories for mature audiences - but her passion for writing remains the same.
She is both grateful and honored to be able to share her stories with those having a similar penchant for love stories, and promises her readers two things: no cliffhangers, and always happily ever afters.
Abbie Zanders is the author of books: Dangerous Secrets (Callaghan Brothers, #1), First and Only (Callaghan Brothers, #2), House Calls (Callaghan Brothers, #3), Seeking Vengeance (Callaghan Brothers, #4), Guardian Angel (Callaghan Brothers, #5), Beyond Affection (Callaghan Brothers, #6), Having Faith (Callaghan Brothers, #7), Bottom Line (Callaghan Brothers, #8), Forever Mine (Callaghan Brothers #9), Celina (The Connelly Cousins #1)
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...
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.
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.
Nicki Milligan knows all about monsters. She lives with them. Fights them every day.
She doesn’t have time for distractions, especially not the incredibly hot alpha-male who seems to have taken an interest and knows just how to push her buttons. In coming to Pine Ridge, she hopes to finally fulfill a childhood vow she made to her twin brother years earlier.
Because no child should have to endure what they did.
Ex-SEAL Sean Callaghan always knew that no ordinary woman would do it for him.
When he encounters Nicki Milligan in his garage, it is lust at first sight. She is his every dark fantasy wrapped up in one sexy package.
It doesn’t take him long to figure out that she’s so much more than that. Or that there’s a lot more to Nicki than meets the eye.
Sean knows he is tough, but Nicki might just be tougher. Now he just has to convince her that they were made for each other.
No one has been able to break through the icy shield Kane Callaghan has built around himself. No one except the tiny, stubborn woman willing to sacrifice herself for him. She haunts his dreams, but he has no idea who she is. Where she is. Or if he’ll ever see her again.
Rebecca Harrison spent the last twelve years with humanitarian relief organizations, travelling to some of the hardest hit areas of the world, but none has ever affected her as much as that tiny village in Africa. Because of him.
Fierce and beautiful and terrible, she can’t get him out of her mind. Kane. The avenging archangel who appeared out of nowhere, saving her from a fate worse than death. The one she was forced to leave behind.
Worlds apart, they are bound by the events of that one horrible night, though the chances of ever meeting again are too small to dare even hope. Of course, neither one realizes just how clever Fate can be…
From the moment he spotted the pretty blonde catching a few Z’s during his lecture, a spark ignited deep in his chest. And each minute he spends with the gentle-hearted Kindergarten teacher only fans the flames.
Lacie McCain is not the type of woman to be easily smitten, but as soon as the gorgeous lawyer turns those beautiful blues her way, she is a goner. His quiet intensity and gentlemanly charm are impossible to resist.
Shane and Lacie are meant to be together. Everyone can see that.
Everyone except the one who is determined to keep them apart.
Kieran Callaghan has it all. As the sole remaining single male of the Callaghan clan, he is drawing a lot of female attention. Not only is the former SEAL easy on the eyes and the poster boy for BodyWorks, the fitness center he owns/operates, but he is a genuinely nice guy with a white-knight complex.
The only thing he doesn’t have is the one thing he wants most: a croie with which to share his life.
Faith O’Connell is a young, single mom hoping for a fresh start for her and her teenage son. Life hasn’t been easy, but they’ve managed. Once forced to live off the charity of others, she is determined to make it on her own.
When Kieran shows up on her doorstep, Faith is quite sure she’s met the perfect man. He might just be the best friend she’s ever had, and her son adores him. But they come from two vastly different worlds, and Faith knows it can’t be anything more. She’s already been down that road once, and has the scars to prove it.
Kieran doesn’t care about any of that. Faith is his. And he will convince her that when you find your croie, nothing else matters.
Aidan Harrison likes it. Needs it. As CEO of the hugely successful Celtic Goddess franchise, he wields it as skillfully in the boardroom as he does the bedroom. It’s made him millions and put him at the top of his game. He wants for nothing.
Except a woman who is more interested in him than his bottom line.
As a close friend of the Callaghan family, he’s witnessed the croie phenomena seven times over in as many years. Dare he hope that by shedding his public persona, he might find a soul mate of his own? A woman capable of taking his inner beast and leaving his wealth, power, and prestige?
Everything about Mary O’Rourke is average. Brown hair, brown eyes, average height and weight. There is absolutely nothing remarkable about her, except her compassion.
She has spent her entire life taking care of others: her father, her husband, her man-crazy mother. She wishes that just once, someone would take care of her.
When a gorgeous stranger suddenly appears New Year’s Eve, she’s not sure what to think. He’s a walking contradiction. Aidan does things to her no man has ever done, and she likes it.
But can she trust him with her heart?
For his country — as a Navy SEAL in Vietnam.
For his family — as the proud son of immigrants, fierce friend, beloved husband, and father of seven strapping sons.
For his life — in war, in covert ops, and now unexpectedly stricken by a shadow that’s loomed over the Callaghan men for generations.
Jack’s most recent brush with death brings back a lifetime of memories in vivid, realistic detail. The best times of his life, as well as the worst. Through it all, he’s always fought the good fight, because he’s always had people depending on him.
But now, his sons are grown with families of their own. They run the Pub, the Team and the family, as well.
After twenty-five years without his croie, he’s tired. Tired of fighting, tired of existing without her. Especially when he is so close to seeing his Kathleen again.
I’ll love you forever, mo croie beloved.
When Celina meets Jamie McCullough, she knows right away that he’s a great guy. He’s handsome, intelligent, thoughtful, and treats her well. Jamie wants more than her friendship, but Celina is saving herself for the all-inclusive, heart-pounding, breath-stealing kind of magic that comes with finding the right one.
The kind she feels when she meets Jamie’s brother, Kyle.
The dark, brooding biker is all wrong for someone like her, and yet from the moment they meet, Celina knows Kyle is the one she’d been waiting for.
Kyle McCullough is the ultimate bad boy. He likes his machines fast and his women faster. When his younger brother comes to him for advice on seduction, Kyle laughs it off, believing no woman can be as perfect as Jamie makes her out to be.
He’s wrong. Not only is Celina beautiful and sexy, she’s got the class of a lady and the soul of a biker. And she's the only woman he’s ever wanted to spend time with outside of the bedroom as well as in it.
But it will never work. Lina’s not only his brother’s piece, she’s also his friend’s little sister.
Besides, she’s far too good for him. And Kyle doesn’t do good girls.