Today I have the great pleasure to welcome Contemporary Romance author; Roxie Cooper to Chicks, Rogues and Scandals. So Sit back and lets get to know a little about Roxy…
Roxie was born and bred in Middlesbrough. She’s always had an overactive imagination; she’s that person who listens to your conversations in coffee shops and by the time you leave, she’s created an entire novel out of your life.
After reading Classics at Newcastle University, she realised she needed a break from studying Latin, Ancient Greek and all that serious stuff, so naturally, she became a dancer in a nightclub (à la Coyote Ugly) for a few years, before going travelling and living in Australia. When she returned, she swapped dancing on a bar, to practising at the Bar, and became a barrister for 7 years. She’s got a thing for wearing wigs and weird costumes, clearly.
It was after constantly being told “Oh! You don’t look like a barrister!” that the idea for her debut novel was born.
Roxie lives in Yarm, a pretty little market town in the North-East. She’s a bit (lot) obsessed with Prince and spends far too much time watching him on YouTube. Her hobbies include watching musicals, making her hair as big (and blonde) as possible, and wishing she was Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
She is currently writing her second novel.
Don’t listen to people who say you have to write loads of terrible books before you write a good one. My debut novel was the first book I ever wrote and the final book isn’t that different to the first draft. Have faith in your writing. Everyone is different.
DO NOT EDIT AS YOU GO ALONG. You will never finish it. Take enough care with the first draft so that it’s not a complete mess, but don’t dwell over every single sentence.
Never, ever compare yourself to anyone else. If you’ve created a compelling story, people will want to read it.
Amanda Bentley has always dreamed of being a barrister…
But as a platinum blonde bombshell from the wrong side of town, with a perfect tan and sleek high heels, she doesn’t exactly look the part – or fit in with the brash public school boys and cold posh girls of Newcastle Crown Court’s robing room. Amanda’s never been one to back down from a challenge, and so when she wins a prestigious pupillage following law school, she’s determined to make the most of her chance – and make all her dreams come true.
Only three things stand in her way: Sid Ryder – the sexy, irresistible barrister who she absolutely cannot, under any circumstances, sleep with. At all. Marty Gregg – her smarmy law school nemesis, who she’s in direct competition with for the top job. And her big, dark secret that could jeopardise everything she’s worked so hard for.
Who said that following the laws of attraction was going to be easy…?
Perfects for fans of Legally Blonde, Lindsey Kelk and Joanna Bolouri
‘Laugh-out-loud funny, dramatic in places, fast-paced and fun, this sparkling novel quite literally had me hooked from the first page. I loved all the legal gossip, the back-stabbing and the richly-developed characters and I was routing for Amanda all the way. I downed this novel like my favourite Prosecco!’Sasha Wagstaff
‘Well, its a 5* from me. What an unforgettable debut’ Samantha Tonge
‘Couldn’t resist. Its slick and props funny too.’ Alexandra Brown
‘The Law of Attraction…made me feel all the feels. Thought it was sassy, sexy and smart’ Anna Bell
It’s a fun, feisty and fabulous read, and I can’t wait to see what Roxie will write next.’ Cressida McLaughlin
The Law of Attraction can be purchased at Amazon.