Re: Hello, I'm new and need advice please!!
Hello and Welcome to the Chrons!
Congratulations on writing -- and finishing -- two books! That is a great achievement. However, can I suggest that before you start submitting to agents, you have the first book read by someone who isn't family. Friends and loved ones are naturally biased and will love everything you have written -- that's their job after all! Unless they are themselves professionals, though, they will not know what is needed in terms of character development, story arc etc etc.
Getting a book published by professionals is very difficult, and you will only have one chance with an agent. It is therefore vital that you make the book the best you can before sending it out.
We have a Critiques section here, but it is only open to members with a minimum of 30 counted posts. What I suggest is that you settle in, read around lots of the threads we have about query letters and synopses -- which you will have to learn all about! -- and generally immerse yourself in the site. Then in due course put a piece of your first book up and we can give you preliminary advice. From that you might find someone who is willing to read the whole book and help you further and/or point you in the direction of a writers' group which will be invaluable.
I know that this seems a very long-winded process and contrary to what your friends think is a good idea, but publishing is a business and the best way to succeed is to approach it as such.
Anyway, I'm glad you've found us -- why don't you go over to Introductions and you can be welcomed officially into the Chrons family!