Ring of Lies
When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident one rainy night, his widow, Grace, is overcome with grief…and panic. Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace.
Or so she thought.
She soon discovers Daniel kept secrets: an alias, mob ties, a list of numbers, a mysterious beach house in Florida… and a girlfriend who looks like Grace.
Swallowing her fear, she flies to Miami to claim the house Daniel left her. But the price of her curiosity is peril. Underworld figures stalk her. The other woman has left a damning trail of evidence pointing her way. And handsome, troubled FBI agent Jack West has crossed precarious paths with Grace before. He could be her savior or her damnation. All she knows for certain is that she longs to be in his arms.
With little to go on and danger at every turn, Grace must depend on Jack to help her navigate the criminal world of south Florida, and find the truth behind the Ring of Lies.
‘For everyone who craves dangerous armchair adventure with a dash of romance, this book is just the ticket for a thrilling ride.’ Coffee Time Romance and More
‘Victoria Howard pens a suspenseful tale full of intrigue.’ The Romance Studio’
Filled with danger, corruption, and a myriad of pitfalls for our hero and heroine to navigate through, it is really a thrill ride to the very end.’ Romance at Heart Magazine
Three Weeks Last Spring
Skye Dunbar needs to get away from London to put a disastrous affair behind her. When she rents a small cabin in Washington State’s San Juan Islands, the last thing she expects is to be accused of computer hacking.
Marine biologist Jedediah Walker is called in to investigate the large number of dead marine life being washed up on the islands beaches. And he has another problem – an unexpected, beautiful and suspicious new tenant renting his cabin. When Walker discovers that the fish contain a high concentration of toxic chemicals, he suspects that the chemicals are being deliberately dumped in Puget Sound. And later, when someone hacks into his computer, he realises it is no coincidence and sets out to find out more about his mysterious new tenant.However, Skye doesn’t like Walker from the moment she lays eyes on him. He feels the same. But that’s about to change.
‘The fast paced plot keeps the reader intrigued until the very end.’ Once Written
‘Ms. Howard knows just how to tune up the suspense.’ The Romance Studio
‘Three Weeks Last Spring is a romance that takes the reader on a remarkable journey that gets better with each page.’ Coffee Time Romance
The House on the Shore
When Anna MacDonald leaves Edinburgh to find peace in the Scottish Highlands, she gets a twofold surprise: a lost sailor teaches her to love again…while a mysterious stranger has plans to kill her.
Passed over for promotion by her boss—and boyfriend, Anna walks off the job in anger. But being reactionary has its price. Now she can no longer afford the rent on her Edinburgh apartment. So she retreats to the only place she has ever felt happy – her grandmother’s croft on the edge of a Highland loch. With no phone or neighbours, and only two border collies for company, Anna sets out to finally achieve her lifelong dream; to write—and sell—the novel that has burned within her for years.
Luke Tallantyre, a renowned Cape Cod artist, has sailed across the Atlantic to escape an artistic dry spell—and come to terms with his dangerous past. When his yacht develops a problem he drops anchor in Loch Hourn. He rows ashore, and knocking on the door of the croft, asks to use the telephone, but the reception he receives is less than welcoming – in fact it’s downright frosty.
Anna resents the cranky American’s intrusion to her seemingly idyllic life. Luke thinks she’s an ill-mannered hermit. But an unseen assassin is after one of them. So they unwillingly join forces and embark on an adventure neither ever imagined…including a chance at true love.
‘A can’t miss suspense thriller with a surprisingly potent punch.’ Apex Reviews
‘Thrilling until the very end, this book has a who-done-it attitude with such an aching tone of sensuality and love, it will keep you up all night just so you can finish this fantastic tale’ Coffee Time Romance and More
‘Beautifully written and a highly entertaining read.’ Working Girl Reviews
A Little Protection:
Handsome Matt Hemmings meets scientist Alexa McAllistair at a conference on nuclear energy in Rome…and against his professional judgment, he is smitten. The vulnerable – and beautiful – scientist arouses his protective instincts, and the desire to kiss her senseless. And it’s more than evident that she feels the same way about him.
But when protesters storm the conference, Alexa is trapped, and Matt’s quick thinking saves her life.
Once back in London, Alexa learns to her horror he is only her bodyguard. Matt must convince Alexa that even though he was initially paid to protect her, the love he now feels is real.
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Dark and Dangerous – two book set
Ring of Lies
Set in the steamy heat of the Florida Gulf Coast, Ring of Lies is the story of one woman’s struggle to find the truth surrounding her marriage and her husband’s true identity.
The House on the Shore: 2009 London Book Festival Honourable Mention.
Anna MacDonald leaves Edinburgh to find peace in her late grandmother’s remote cottage, where she can finally write the novel that has burned inside her for years. But mysterious accidents and unexplained events mean that her peace is short-lived.
I have some exciting news for my overseas readers – my books are now available in Spanish and Italian, and the Portuguese Edition of Ring of Lies will be published by Leabhar Books of Brazil in April. The Portuguese Editions of The House on the Shore and Three Weeks Last Spring will be available later in the year. You can purchase the books in either print or eBook format from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Nook and Google Play.