At Home Among Sinners
In book one of the Callahan series, John Callahan is a good man with a sinister past — and his past will not let him live in peace. Against the odds, he matures from a teenage Belfast street thug and an IRA killer to a happily married man and expectant father.
Then fate snatches away his wife, his unborn child—and his world—in the flash of a tragic accident for which he feels responsible. Years later, just as he begins to find peace and serenity again as a monk in a rural Irish monastery, a vindictive superior banishes the handsome young priest to a derelict parish in New York City.
Ripped away from his quiet, secluded life, Father Callahan is plunged back into a dangerous cacophony of filth, corruption, and crime. Will he remain a celibate priest, or will he abandon the life of faith for more sensual pleasures?
Will he stay a good man or return to the dark criminal life he once knew so well?
In this exciting, insightful novel, Elizabeth Upton puts readers inside the mind of a passionate, wounded, and angry young priest as he struggles to live in a state of grace among new friends and enemies in a foreign land.
The Web of Darkness and Light
The demons never tire.
They cling to John Callahan, and, like the banshees of Irish legend, they fill his heart with wails of despair. But, no matter how he tries to live an exemplary life, the former IRA killer is haunted by memories of the horrors he has suffered — and those he has inflicted in return. Not the monastic life, not the vows of the priesthood, not even the move from Ireland to New York City has brought him peace.
In this second novel in the series by Elizabeth Upton, Callahan has resigned from the priesthood in the hope of living a simpler life as a professor at New York University. However, his promise to a distraught colleague — who soon turns up dead — plunges him into another mystery alongside his friend Ronald Casey, a detective with the NYPD.
Who would want to kill a professor of neuroscience? What is contained in the briefcase that she has guarded, quite literally, with her life? Soon it seemed clear that Dr. Shannon Grey Feather had discovered a cure for addiction and several complex brain disorders.
That is a medical breakthrough worth millions — and is it worth killing for?
Once again confronted by murder's cruelty and life's injustices, Callahan must find a killer while coming to terms with his criminal past. He longs for true peace and genuine love, but before he can hope for a bright future, he must revisit his dark past — where those demons dwell.
Lovers' Secrets and Revenge
How much does family matter? And what if there are unknown details about them?
John Callahan visits his beloved grandmother, Annabelle, at her 500-acre estate in Ireland. The peaceful countryside is beautiful, with lush hills that overlook the coastline, so different from Callahan’s home in New York City. After Annabelle dies, Callahan discovers that she’s left everything to him. However, there are some challenges with the staff, where secrets abound, including murder and heightened security on the estate that can’t seem to control the bad things that are happening.
Callahan is perplexed, wanting to solve the murder, understand the workings of the estate, and also longing for a relationship that would create a happy home. He meets Sara, the woman in charge of the horses at the estate, and longs to be with her.
Throughout the busy days of work, travel, and wondering if he’s in love, John remembers Annabelle’s word. “Whenever you need my help, rub this precious jewel for consolation, wisdom, and protection. Call me when needed, dearest Johnnie, and I shall come to you.”
Learn how Callahan meets the challenges of revenge, murder, and love to discover the true meaning of friends and family.
An Amazon best-selling Author, an American Author, and an Influential Writer of Fiction and Nonfiction Spiritual Books.
Her best-selling books, "Secrets of a Nun: My Story" and "The Silver Woman of Fire" helped set her firmly on the world's literary map. With many novels to her credit, she has released a new book in June 2022 titled 'Lovers' Secrets and Revenge.' Elizabeth's favorite she enjoyed writing is, 'The Shaman and The Mafia,' as she shares, "The creation of this story has been an exciting journey. If possible, I would love to meet all of the characters in this book in real life." Elizabeth's books and novels are available on Amazon online, Barnes & Noble, and featured on fine literary book sites.
Elizabeth was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA., until the age of sixteen, when she entered a New York State Convent and became a nun for twenty years, but she yearned for a more authentic spiritual life. Elizabeth left the convent and chose to attend and receive her B.A. from Syracuse University. Moving back to her native state of California, she attended and received her M.A. from Chapman University in psychology. The author began working for over thirty years in family counseling as a social worker and probation officer working with troubled teens and abused children. She is a speaker, spiritual mentor, and advisor.
Elizabeth is happily married and enjoys writing books for her reader fans around the world. When the author is not writing, she works out with a personal trainer to stay fit and healthy; she loves spending time on long walks on the beach with her husband and dog. Her favorite colors are blue, green, and gold. She enjoys reading good books by some of her favorite authors like Geraldine Brooks, Hanh, Jerry Archer, Joseph Murphy, and Michael Connelly. Elizabeth and her husband reside in Santa Barbara, California.