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
All available Books by SL/Sabrina Ross

Sunday, September 23, 2012

SYTYCW contest

The contest has begun!
I have offically put in my entry for the contest. The book I am using is Immortal Island - Spellbound.
What better way to get more recognition and land a publisher than to enter a contest with a completed and edited manuscript.
I hope I win but I wont hold my breath. It is self published anyway so either way copies of the original have been sold. I have made some minor changes of course to reach the word count needed for that genre so to the new comers who have not read it it will be its oringal to the those of you who have read it it is just minor details added, no change to the plot so you wont be missing anything important to the series.
Here is my entry Immortal island Spellbound SYTYCW entry
I hope you all get out there on OCT 2nd to vote for my story and any others you like but MINE mostly! teehee.
Thanks vamp lovers see you on the flip side.
Cheers
xoxo Sabrina

Saturday, September 22, 2012

CONTEST

Well,
One day left for the contest and entries can be submitted. I am so nervous about submitting my work. Not because I may not make the top 25 but that someone might take the time to tell me I suck! This isn't my livelihood so it's not the end all be all if I dont write anymore. I just find that it makes me happier when I write. Not sure how crazy that sounds but I love writing its like a scape for me.
I do have people who have enjoyed my work completed or not. I have plenty ideas to write down its just a matter of completeing to its entirety.
Wish me luck those of you who follow my blog, this is where I will keep you posted with the results good or bad from the contest.
Cheers
Xoxo Sabrina

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Writing


So I have decided to stick with my favourite genre. I find that if I stray and try and write something other than paranormal fiction it tends to go unfinished. I am not a romance writer as much as I would like to be considering the market for it. It is the biggest seller. I like paranormal romance and enjoy writing romance in a paranormal setting. Real life is just so .... boring. You go to work, get married have kids and work until you retire if you can retire then, you die... whats the fun in that?
Okay I never said I was an optimist.
I like the fact that you can write about characters who can live forever are untouchable and unpredictable. I like the fantasy part in the wrting not the realism. I live reality every day, my break is the books I choose to read or write. If I can't get away as often as I would like to, I break free by reading a book or writing a book that keeps me excited.
Don't get me wrong I enjoy a good romance with steaming sex in it but not as often as others. It is a challenge that maybe I will have to take if my paranormal career doesnt take off. :)
Come on all you vampire lovers out there, break free and grasp your inner vamp!

Teehee. Until next time
Cheers
xoxo Sabrina

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Writing

I love writing.
100% of the time I do.
The hardest part I find is finding an agent that believes in your work as much as you do.
That and my grammar and punctuation seem to be my nemeses.
I wish I could hire a ghost writer with impeccable writing skills. Give them my story and see how it turns out. I'm not a bad writer nor am I a beginner. I just need some --er refresher in detecting the errors of my way, when it comes to my writing. It is not easy to edit your own work but there aren't many people out there that want to really pick it apart for free.
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When I write I dont stop until the story is completely out of my head. Which I am sure most writers do. I find that if I stop to edit while I write, I dont end up finishing the story.
I use several tools while writing. I find it works well.
- Pen and paper. Whether its loose leaf paper or a subject book.
- Music for inspiration. I choose the music fitted to the genre I am currently writing.
- Pictures of the charcters. (by this I mean if I need a blond woman I do a google search for blonde females or actress' that suit my characters features and save it in the folder for that book. I do that for all characters involved in the story.)
- I read a lot of whatever genre I decide to take a shot at. I will look up the genre and search for books that interests me.
- Watch movies in that genre
- Even google searches on the elements of my story be it paranormal, romance or horror.

It's fun researching while writing too. You can learn a lot just by looking it up to see other peoples perspectives. When I really got into writing about vampires it was fun to read all the different ideas everyone had on what a vampire is. Mind you I am a huge fan of the super scary, dangerous yet unbelievably irresistible vampires over the sparkly ones. (I am a twilight fan too)
It is a fun genre to write because with vampires you can pretty much make anything you want happen. It doesn't matter if it's true because vampires arent real. Well I guess it's not just vampires but any paranormal creature/character you create. There are no limits when writing them. Well without making it sound ridiculous... However even ridiculous stories seems to make it to a recognized publisher these days. *sigh*
Anywho that is my post for today. Hope you all had a lovely weekend.
Cheers
xoxo Sabrina

Sunday, September 9, 2012

So you think you can write!

Dear followers, I have decided that I am entering in this contest so you think you can dance sytycd.
Problem is I dont have a story already written that is 80,000 words for the genre I am entering in! YIKES. I do have the first chapter ready to go, now for the compelete manusript! God help me!
I will enter every year until I win! I hope I win the firts time but hey if at first you dont succeed try again. So i will do my best to get my entry in on time (wish i had seen the add for the contest months ago!) and if I miss it I will try again next year when the contest begins. so I guess I better get to work.

I will keep you all posted on whether or not I got my chapter 1 entry in on time and there after!
Wish me luck! Cheers xoxo Sabrina

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


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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)