Welcome to nigelcooperauthor.co.uk, the official internet resource on the English author Nigel Cooper. This site aims to give visitors a real insight into Nigel's works, inluding his debut dark romance crime novel, Email From A Vampire, his second novel, Sophia, and his childhood memoir, Boy. You can also find details on his future novels. To buy any of the books click on the appropriate link on the right.
“My parents had to try for eighteen months to conceive me, but my father was adamant he wanted one last child. After eighteen months of trying, my mother eventually conceived and nine months later I was born. My birth was a difficult one. It was like I was never meant to be in this world.”
Boy is Nigel Cooper’s memoir from the age of five to sixteen. It tells the shocking, brutal, disturbing, emotional story of his childhood spent in and out of various care homes and institutions during the 1970s and 1980s.
When Nigel was just seven years old, after the untimely death of his sister and father, his mother asked social services to take him away – and then his nightmare began. For the next nine years of his life, Nigel was repeatedly rejected by his mother and spent his childhood among bullies, abusers, psychopaths and criminals. He spent time in a children’s psychiatric hospital, where they carried out unimaginable tests, pumped him full of drugs and physically abused him; care homes, where he would come face to face with rough estate kids who would beat him up, force him to steal for them and threaten his life; and barbaric assessment centres for disturbed and delinquent children, where the staff were, at times, sicker than the children.
The system tried to break Nigel and it was a miracle that he survived. The British care system robbed him of his childhood. His story is truly extraordinary and will do a lot more than shed light on what it was like growing up during the Jimmy Savile years.
Boy is powerfully written, edgy, gripping and beautifully crafted.
"Visceral, heart-wrenching and utterly compelling" Mikey Walsh, author of the international best-selling Gypsy Boy
Published: August 27th 2015
Publisher: Ebury, Penguin Random House
ISBN: 9781785030789 (paperback)
ASIN: B00VOOEIV8 (kindle)
A story of love, loss, and mania
Sometimes your state-of-mind has a dark side...
SOPHIA: 22-YEAR OLD CONCERT CELLIST, SOON TO BE ENGAGED, A PERFECT BOYFRIEND, A PERFECT FAMILY, A PERFECT LIFE
But Sophia’s picture-perfect life is about to take a drastic turn for the worse. After the tragic untimely death of her beloved boyfriend, Spencer, something happens to her – something dark.
After a period of post-traumatic stress, Sophia develops a dark and severe personality disorder. Gone is the gracious upper middle class girl. In her place stands a dysfunctional young woman on a frenetic path of self-destruction and mayhem.
Sophia’s world starts to fall apart. Something dark has got a grip on her mind and it refuses to let go. Her psychologist has never seen a case like quite like it and is at a total loss.
Sophia has recoiled into a dark and dangerous place in her mind, but now it’s spilling out into the real world with a vengeance. She proceeds to tear her family apart, alienate her friends and destroy her career; soon there will be nothing left.
Can her new best friend, Delphine, save her before it’s too late?
"An insanely addictive read. Sophia is a powerful and moving story that has, at its heart, one of the most compelling characters I've ever read. Sophia's journey is brilliantly written, with a host of memorable supporting characters, leading to a devastating and unpredictable conclusion. This book will stay with you long after you've finished it.” Amy Cross, international best selling author
Published: January 2014
Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing
ISBN: 9780957330733 (paperback)
ASIN: B00HSSJ4RM (kindle)
EMAIL FROM A VAMPIRE
"Gripping new dark vampire romance crime thriller that will leave you breathless!"
Love, desire and a trail of cold-blooded murders ...
Tania de Pré is an ordinary journalist looking for her next big story. But when she receives an email from the mysterious, erudite and deeply sensual Tristan Syhier Burnel - a man alleging himself to be a thousand-year old vampire who wants her to publish his life story - she is plunged into a world of murder, intrigue and overwhelming sexual desire.
Teaming up with DI Maldini and his CSI team, Tania and Tristan find themselves on the trail of a malevolent bloodsucker, who will stop at nothing to ensure that the secrets of vampirism remain underground …
Dark, stylish, romantic and sexy, Email From A Vampire will do for London what True Blood did for Louisiana.
Published: July 2012
Publisher: Generic Pool Publishing
ISBN: 9780957330702 (paperback)
ASIN: B008PIDXNA (kindle)