Author's Book list

Immortal Island Series

A fast paced Paranormal love story set in contemporary times. It combines a diverse and intriguing lovable set of characters, with an unrelenting sense of how powerful immortality really is. Sarah a human is thrown in the middle of it all.

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Spellbound
The Vampire Masquerade
The Fallen
The Reckoning

New Paranormal Series out Feat Avery Snow
Meet Avery Snow, a clairvoyant witch that speaks to the dead. In this series, Avery goes through supernatural situations that everyday people turn a blind eye to. Join Avery in her journey of self-discovery and mysterious adventures that will keep you guessing to the very end.

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Vol 2 coming soon...

Also a new contemporary Romance by Sabrina Ross

Lauren Miller's life has changed drastically after the death of her fiance Matthew. She moves back home to Portland from Los Angeles to help her mother. Lauren falls through a wormhole of emotions she is no used to. She meets up with old friends and soon enough is back to old habits. Through her best friend Cassie she meets a new beau...or two...

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IMMORTAL ISLAND

IMMORTAL ISLAND
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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Life

Well, been a little busy with real life this week. I finished my second book in the Immortal Series. Now I just need to edit it, over and over and over again. There isn't a rush to complete yet. since I dont have an agent yet so I have time to tweak it then tweak it somemore. I think I like how I ended it this time. Now to get some friends to read it and tell me what they think. then I can move forward.

Friday, January 22, 2010

QUERY

Immortal Island - Part One

new query just for the first part of the book. not the entire book.

Sarah’s parents live on an island called, Coffman’s Isle. What she doesn’t know, is that it is full of immortals. Sarah has visions of people and places she has never seen before. Her best friend Jeff; is also her college roommate and ex-boyfriend, who doesn’t hide the fact that he still loves her. Sarah’s parents are missing, so she goes to the Coffman’s isle police department to report it. That’s where she runs into the mysterious deputy named Chase. They have an instant attraction, but he appears to be secretive. Things become very hectic and Sarah’s life is in constant peril. There is a man in black named Zadkiel, who appears out of nowhere whenever she is alone. Chase tells her that Zadkiel is a vampire which he knows because he is one also. Chase is summoned to the council for breaking the law, leaving Sarah to fend for herself. She meets a high priestess, who is murdered by a pack of werewolves before they are able to piece everything together. With every turn there is a life or death situation, which forces Sarah to face the man who wants her dead. Sarah is at the end of her rope and the police cannot find her parents. Chase hasn’t returned from the council and now Zadkiel has requested her attendance to his masquerade, where she has no choice but to play his game or die.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

EVIT EDITOR

Well, I got some feedback on the query I wrote. lol I was expecting it to be harsh. I hate writing queries, really I do. I wish that they werent necessary, but they are and they are frutrating. However, I do want to follow the guidelines that publishers and agents have up. I dont want to give away the plot but you cant keep them guessing either so what to do now. I will rewrite it again (ARG) and re-submit it to EE see what he has to say about it. Every one likes Erick even in other forums, maybe he should have been the main character lol. possibly a sequel to the sequel.


Sabrina

Saturday, January 16, 2010

IMMORTAL ISLAND

Immortal isnt the frist book I ever finished, but it is the first one I am trying to get published. I wrote it about 9 years ago and gave up my dream to become a writer. I threw it in a box with everythig else I had ever written, since I was a teen and just forgot about it. IT wasn't until a year ago that I was inspired by a picture of Kate Winslet, to start writing again.

If I can post a photo of the one that inspired me I will try so you can see it.

I pulled out my old vampire novel that I had packed away and read it over. Boy was I glad I hadn't try to pitch it then. It was horrible. (lol) So I rewrote it and shared it with a few close friends who loved it Then I decided to really work on it and get it to the point of finding an agent and go from there. I took that extra step this time. I completed it edited myself and had a friend help with it. Then sent out my first set of queries last march.
I think i mailed about 25 letters. recieved them all back with sorry not for us, we are not taking new clients, or just a plane no. Yes very disheartened and wanted to give up but i did not. I bought the novel and short story writers market guide and tried again. This time emailing agents and publishers that were going green. once again. all no's but very kind no's. Then finally about two months ago jsut as i started to revise my query again and redo my story and make it a bit darker and try another genre I got an email requeting my full manuscript. AS you coulod imagine I was estatic right...no. I had redone my story and wasnt even hald way through and the word count had dropped and it wasnt tying into my second part yet. What do i do? well after debating on sending the drefull email that i revised my book adn it wasnt ready any more I typed up the email and sent it waiting witha heavy heart with a moving on letter. BUT NO they were willing to wait.
SO needless to say no I am playing the waiting game as they review the book. nervous as I am i still decided to revise my query again just in case. my motto 'alway be prepared.' I am sure that is everyones motto :)

Photos you can view -> PhotobucketSabrina

Friday, January 15, 2010

Agent time again

Hey there, so I redid my query once again as frustrating at that is. I really am not good at summarizing my story into 300 words. lol I just cant seem to do it. So now that I have rewritten it it is about 700 words. YIKES way over what they want but if I cut it down to 300 it seems like point form and informal. I swear writing a query is almost like torture for an author. ARG not sure what to do maybe if I post it here see what all you have to say. I work on it some more. I am always willing to perfect my writing. :)

Everything but the opening and closing sentence. It is formal and straight forward as any query should be. it is the middle I am struggling with. I have also added extra spacing so that it is easier to read and not chunked all together. ( the query it is actualy double spaced. Cheers..)

Sarah Daniels begins having visions of events that do not make any sense to her. But when she sees her parents' death, she must act. She goes to the small island where they live and reports them missing. In the sheriff's office she meets a handsome yet mysterious Undersheriff named Chase Gavenport, who she has a unique attraction to.

Things start to unravel every day she spends on the island. Then a strange man dressed in all black Zadkiel, begins to stalk her while at her parents’ home. Chase saves her from the attack from Zadkiel and they become close. Chase eventually reveals to her that he is a vampire and also tells her what the man in black wants.

Sarah’s ex-boyfriend Jeff, decides to complicate things even more by adding himself to the equation. He reveals that he is still in love with her and wants her back. Sarah can’t decide what she wants. They share a house just off campus with close friends and things start to really heat up.

She must choose between the vampire and the life of uncertainty he brings with him, or her best friend and ex-boyfriend who loves her because of what he thinks she is. A power is growing in her that she can't control and draws the preternatural beings of her new world to her. Her human friends can't help with the constant peril in her life. Witches, warlocks, were-animals and shape-shifters hunt her to claim her newfound power.

Chase disappears and no one will tell her where he is. While she searches frantically for him, Erick, a strange, angelic man saves her three times from the nightmare her life has become. Despite his white knight appearance, he too is a vampire.

After an exhausted effort at protecting herself without Chase around she then receives a mysterious letter. Hoping it is information about Chase and where he could be, instead she is invited to a Midnight Masquerade ball? Being thrown by the vilest of creatures out there, Zadkiel. She is warned that there is no way out of the invite. She will have to attend and fend for her life or die.

Zadkiel has no sympathy for human kind and would rather rid his world of them. During the sadistic game of cat and mouse Zadkiel tortures Sarah even more Chase, Ambrose and Erick are there to play the game. Chase has no memory of her, Ambrose is intrigued and Erick is full of sorrow. Then Zadkiel adds another twist when he hands her a pregnancy test complicating the game even further. Sarah must do what she can to save her life and the life now inside her…

After surviving the Masquerade with no help from chase and blood transfer from Ambrose, her unborn child (or is it children) are now infected with vampire blood. Now it's a waiting game. To see whether or not her children will live and be vampires killing her in the process with their savage birth, or if they are healthy and unharmed by the blood that was so easily given to her by the same vampire who on many occasions attempted take her life.

Ambrose and Sarah will forever be connected from that day forward. How will the father take the news let alone the truth of what they could be?
It turns out that the twins are affected by the vampire virus yet in different ways. Alaina is half vampire and half human, she prefers to drink blood. Wyatt is human but has all the abilities a vampire has, however he is more unique than they know... His blood is the key, the cure to vampirism.


and that is it.

Thanks.:)

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Beginnings

Well to day is my first blog, I am not entirely sure what I want to talk about just yet, but This year I plan to revise my Query one last time and send letters out. My book is altered some what and will be different than the ones I sent out before. I may decide to post some snippets of the books i have written maybe get some loyal readers.
Well like my profile says I am an aspiring writer. I have been writing stories since I can remember. Poetry made its way into my world in highschool and I wrote poems for years, now I concentrate more on short stories and novels. Well I hope that my blog is exciting enough to get and keep soem followes sooo... as cheesy as this may sound let the BLOGS begin ;0)

SL Ross Fave's

S.L's bookshelf

Night World, No. 1: Secret Vampire; Daughters of Darkness; Spellbinder (Night World, #1-3)
Night World, No. 2: Dark Angel; The Chosen; Soulmate
Night World, No. 3: Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight
Nightfall
The Fury and Dark Reunion
The Awakening and The Struggle
New Moon
Eclipse
Breaking Dawn
City of Bones
City of Ashes
City of Glass
Beautiful Creatures
Fallen
Spirit Bound
Burned
Marked
Betrayed
Chosen
Untamed


S.L's favorite books »
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S.L. Ross's books on Goodreads
Spellbound Spellbound (Immortal Island, #1)
reviews: 20
ratings: 40 (avg rating 4.12)

The Vampire Masquerade The Vampire Masquerade ( Immortal Island, #2)
reviews: 8
ratings: 21 (avg rating 4.33)

The Fallen The Fallen (Immortal Island, #3)
reviews: 8
ratings: 16 (avg rating 4.12)

The Reckoning The Reckoning (Immortal Island, #4)
reviews: 5
ratings: 7 (avg rating 4.57)

A New Witch In town A New Witch In town
reviews: 1
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)