L.H. Cosway


L.H. Cosway has a BA in English Literature and Greek and Roman Civilisation and an MA in Postcolonial Literature. She lives in Dublin city. Her inspiration to write comes from music. Her favourite things in life include writing stories, vintage clothing, dark cabaret music, food, musical comedy, and of course, books.

She thinks that imperfect people are the most interesting kind. They tell the best stories.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes! It was a funny story I wrote at school about Santa Claus getting stuck up the chimney.
How do you approach cover design?
I use stock images for my covers. Usually I will find the images I want to use, come up with a concept then let my cover designer put it all together for me.
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Where to find L.H. Cosway online


A Crack in Everything and How the Light Gets In are books #1 and #2 in L.H. Cosway's Cracks duet.
A Crack in Everything
Price: $4.99 USD.
How the Light Gets In
Price: $4.99 USD.
A suspenseful and sexy contemporary romance series comprising of a collection of standalone love stories.
Six of Hearts
Price: Free!
Hearts of Fire
Price: $4.99 USD.
King of Hearts
Price: $4.99 USD.
Hearts of Blue
Price: $4.99 USD.
Cross My Heart
Price: $2.99 USD.


It Had To Be You
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,450. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Multicultural & Interracial
At twenty-seven, Yvonne Flynn never knew her eighteen year old neighbour had a secret crush on her. At least not until he kissed her one night and she had to let him down gently. Now thirty-nine, that awkward boy has walked back into her life a man.
Sidequest for Love
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,170. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Romantic Comedy
Being an avid online gamer, Afric O’ Connor loves a challenge. Helping Neil Durant reveal himself to the girl he’s been catfishing makes for the perfect sidequest. Besides, it’s not like she isn’t getting something in return. Neil has a head for numbers and Afric’s finances are a mess.
Beyond the Sea
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,400. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
On a lonely cliff beside the vast blue sea there is a house. In the house there lives a girl, and in the girl there lives a dream. Soon she'll be as free as the fishes that swim beneath the water. But until then she bides her time and lives quietly, her every move ruled over by an uncaring, heartless stepmother.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,150. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Opposites attract when happy-go-lucky Maisie Wilkins ends up spending the night with Cameron Grant, the grumpiest, sexiest guy at the office Christmas party.
Something in the Air
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Michaela makes the ultimate mistake when she falls for her boss. Things are made even more complicated when she has to move into his house.
Off the Air
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,760. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Leanne Simmons and Callum Davidson never had an easy relationship. From enemies to lovers and back to enemies, they’ve been on again/off again for years. Things come to a head when Callum gets into an altercation with a rival for Leanne’s affections. Their management decide enough is enough and give them both an ultimatum: sign the contract or leave the show.
Air Kiss: A Running on Air Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Leanne Simmons and Callum Davidson are complete opposites. As soon as they meet they know they won’t get along. However, for the sake of their TV show they agree to put their differences aside, but it’s not as easy as they think.
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,240. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Ellen Grant pretends to be someone she's not. Adopting a false persona is the only way she can break free of the socially awkward, romantically inept girl she really is. And it’s all going swimmingly until she catches the eye of a man at her local coffee shop. Julian Fairchild has been noticing her for a while. Unfortunately, the woman he thinks he’s obsessed with is a fake.
The Cad and the Co-Ed
Series: Rugby. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 109,880. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Keeping a secret this big is going to take lots of balls. Specifically, rugby balls.
How the Light Gets In
Series: Cracks. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,180. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Dylan O’Dea, my childhood sweetheart, had once meant everything to me. Now we were strangers, and honestly, after eleven years I never thought I’d see him again. I’d been in a dark place for a while. Slowly but surely, I was letting the light back in, but there was something missing. Maybe, if I was brave enough to take the chance, Dylan could be my happy ending.
A Crack in Everything
Series: Cracks. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,040. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Life used to be simple. I was a city girl with humble dreams. Then Dylan O’Dea broke into my flat, held me against the wall and told me to stay quiet. It was like in the movies, where the universe zeros in on a single scene. I looked into his eyes and knew he was going to change me. A Crack in Everything is a contemporary
Hearts on Air
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,990. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » New adult
3 weeks. 5 cities. 15 impossible stunts. One reality show. Hop on board for the final installment in the Hearts series, a fast-paced, sexy romance full of thrills and excitement. **Hearts on Air is a contemporary romance and book #6 in the Hearts series, however it can also be read as a complete standalone.**
Cross My Heart
Series: Hearts, Book #5.75. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,640. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Cross My Heart is a contemporary romance novella and tells the story of the youngest Cross brother, Liam Cross. It is #5.75 in the Hearts series.
The Hearts Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 411,410. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Get the first four books in L.H. Cosway’s HEARTS series, a collection of interconnected standalone novels that have everything a romance reader could ask for. From friends-to-lovers to second chance romance to star-crossed lovers, these stories will have you glued to the pages.
Thief of Hearts
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,570. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
When the dark and mysterious ex-con Stuart Cross enters Andrea Anderson's classroom, she has no idea how her perfectly ordinary life is about to be turned upside down. Thief of Hearts is a sexy student-teacher romance with a twist
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,950. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(5.00 from 1 review)
Once upon a time, Damon Atwood was Hollywood’s golden boy. Now he’s finally ready to make his return, starting with a lead role in a musical on London’s West End. As a choreographer’s assistant, Rose Taylor has always faded into the background. She doesn't predict how the mysterious and strangely introverted man will need her to teach him how to be a star again.
The Player and the Pixie
Series: Rugby. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,950. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?
Hearts of Blue
Series: Hearts, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,060. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
She upholds the law. He breaks it. Hearts of Blue is a standalone contemporary romance that tells the story of star-crossed lovers Karla Sheehan and Lee Cross, a police constable and the thief who steals her heart.
King of Hearts
Series: Hearts, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,380. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
I used to rule the world. I never cared much for love and romance until I met Alexis. I could feel it the very moment she walked into the interview, with her outspoken charm and vivacious personality. She cast all the others in shadow, made me laugh when life held no humour. Our friendship should have remained professional, but it wasn’t long before the lines started to blur.
Hearts of Fire
Series: Hearts, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,540. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
The Circus Spektakulär is proud to present Jack McCabe: Fire-breather, knife-thrower, risk-taker. My house burned down when I was just a boy, robbing me of both my parents. Now I breathe fire, eat the poison that almost killed me. Crowds come to see me night after night. Men for the spectacle, women for the thrill. I’m an oddity to be stared at and desired. With each flame I spit, I risk my life.
The Hooker and the Hermit
Series: Rugby. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 125,150. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Ronan is sent to Davidson & Croft Media to reshape his public image, he never expects to cross paths with shy but beautiful Annie, nor does he expect his fierce attraction to her. He couldn’t be happier when her boss suggests pairing them together. What lengths will Annie take to keep her virtual identity concealed? And what happens when the hooker discovers who the hermit really is?
Killer Queen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,960. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Do you want to read my diary you nosy little devils? Have a glass of champagne (you’ll need it) and get comfortable because you’re in for some crazy shenanigans brought to you straight from the horse’s mouth. The moment I first laid eyes on my Freda I knew that we were kindred. My world was a grey place. I was at my lowest ebb. Then she came along and patches of colour began to spring forth.
Six of Hearts
Series: Hearts, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 108,910. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Step right up and meet Jay Fields: Illusionist. Mentalist. Trickster. I think in triangles. You think in straight lines. Smoke and mirrors, sleight of hand, misdirection. I trick and deceive. But most of all, I put on a good show. She doesn’t remember me, but she’s the reason for everything. She’ll be my prize at the end of all this.
Still Life with Strings
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,400. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
My name is Jade Lennon and I stand still for money. The night I saw Shane Arthur watching me everything changed. He wants me to teach him how to live. I’m not sure how much a twenty-six year old recovering alcoholic who works in a bar and moonlights as a living statue can teach a world class concert violinist, but I’m sure going to try. An adult contemporary romance.
The Nature of Cruelty
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,450. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
(5.00 from 1 review)
This a standalone contemporary romance novel about love, hate, cruelty and forgiveness. Her name is Lana. She has an illness, but she doesn’t let it rule her. His name is Robert. He breaks the ones who love him. When fear takes over, we use cruelty as a mask. Robert and Lana’s story will see their masks slip away as the love they feel on the inside shows its true face.
Painted Faces
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,180. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.00 from 1 review)
Come forth with an open mind, for an unconventional tale of love.. Dublin native Freda Wilson considers herself to be an acquired taste. She has a habit of making offensive jokes and speaking her mind too often. She doesn't have the best track record with first impressions, which is why she gets a surprise when her new neighbour Nicholas takes a shine to her.

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Smashwords book reviews by L.H. Cosway

  • Love is Fear on Feb. 22, 2012

    I really enjoyed this installment of the Valerie Dearborn novels, it had a great mixture of action and romance. I was a little disappointed that things didn't work out between Valerie and Jack, but a very good new storyline was introduced about the fae which was intriguing. The only negative I could point out was that the sex scene were a little overkill at times. But I absolutely adored Hanson's characterization of Rachel, as I found her to be a very interesting persona, she's cruel and uncaring on the outside while emotional and vulnerable on the inside. In all, this was a highly enjoyable read which ended on a breathtaking cliffhanger, and I can't wait to see what happens next.
  • In the Middle of Nowhere (Willow's Journey #1) on July 16, 2012

    A touching young adult tale containing loss, alienation and first love. I enjoyed reading this novel as it contained many of the feelings and experiences common in the lives of teenagers. Willow has had to move away to a remote island off Portland with her mother and younger brother because they can no longer afford to keep their home. Willow goes through her school life relatively unnoticed until one day a boy throws a paper airplane at her in class. This boy is Micheal and Willow finds herself becoming ever more intrigued by him and how he seems to miss school for weeks or months on end. Add to this a new boyfriend of her mother's whom Willow is not quite sure about and the pretty girl at school befriending her, and you have the usual tribulations experienced in young adulthood. I liked Willow as the narrator as she was very believable as a teenager who keeps things from her parent and tries to figure out her feelings towards Michael. The only thing I would have liked for this story would be to see more interaction between Michael and Willow, as he is absent for most of it. However, I can understand why the author made him so absent as we discover the real cause of why he's always going into fits of coughing and missing so much school. I have to admit that I shed a few tears towards the end and was afraid that the ending would be terribly sad but then the author turned it around and surprised me. I liked how it ended because it gave me hope for the future of the characters. I can't fault the writing at all as it was superb and Knudsen portrayed the mindset of her young protagonist perfectly. I also liked the sense of separation from the world and loneliness we feel with her description of the island, especially when Willow's going towards it on the ferry one day and it is completely covered in snow. In all, I would recommend this to fans of books by the likes of Nicholas Sparks or books that deal with real life issues. It's an emotional read, but a good one.