Lissette E. Manning
Lissette E. Manning is an author from Connecticut. She has been writing since she was six-years-old, and spends most of her time trying to place her thoughts into order and giving life to the stories that are always brewing inside her head.
She enjoys reading books, listening to music, playing the occasional video game, watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. She’s also a bit of a computer geek.
Her writing genres of choice are Science-Fiction/Fantasy, Romance, Paranormal, Short Stories, as well as Poetry. She’s currently working on several projects such as The Secret Keeper, Tales of Velosia: The Prophecy, The Corsicanth Princess, and many more.
by Lissette E. Manning
Sometimes, some secrets are better left unknown.
From the moment Artemis brought news of the Child of Calamity to his attention, Apollo’s life has never been the same. Though he’s not exactly sure if Callidora Spiros is truly what his sister says she is, he’s willing to give the girl the benefit of a doubt. After all, the young woman is beautiful, and draws him in like a moth to a flame.
by Lissette E. Manning
The truth is sometimes hard to bear.
From the moment news of The Child Of Calamity arrived on her doorstep, Leto knew things would never stay the same. Never once did she imagine that her precious daughter would use Zeus’ sacred prophecy to achieve an end to her own means. Deep inside, she’s always believed that goodness lay in Artemis’ heart.
Power Play (TCOCs Omnibus Edition)
by Lissette E. Manning
The fight for Mount Olympus has begun.
Artemis has an agenda. One she aims to fulfill. Her goal is to obtain her father’s throne by any means necessary. To do that, she’ll need as much help as she can get.
Refusing to sit on the sidelines, she’ll soon set events into motion that will change life as she and the rest of the Greek pantheon knows it.
by Lissette E. Manning
Sometimes, the past is better left buried.
Upon learning of Artemis’ intentions, Hades has vowed to thwart her every plan. He’s not sure as to why she’s set her sights on the beautiful Callidora Spiros, but he refuses to allow her the upper hand. The gods are treacherous and deceitful, more so when they want something.
by Lissette E. Manning
Iocasta has a secret. One, she’s loath to reveal.
It’s no secret that Iocasta Meldren is the apple of her father’s eye. As the Goddess of Life and Love, she’s lived a very privileged life. For as long as she can remember, she’s basked in the adoration of those who follow her, an adoration she makes the most of.
A chance encounter one fateful night robs her of that which she holds the most dear.
The Goddess's Wishes
by Lissette E. Manning
Her wish is their command.
Artemis has a plan. Her eye has fallen on the throne of Olympus, and she’ll do anything to get it. She knows Zeus won’t give it up so easily, but she’s determined to dethrone him, none-the-less. Her father is known for his infamous romps amongst the mortals. Surely, there must be something she can use against him?
by Lissette E. Manning
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A world too different from what we once knew . . . all we hold onto now is survival.
The Kindred Curse Anthology
on Nov. 09, 2011
Isabelle and her mother have been on the run ever since she can remember. A strange disease that is passed on through the blood to every new generation attracts vampires from far and wide - a fact that neither woman can deny.
Having lost her father and her twin sister to the very evil that stalks them night by night, Isabelle finds herself haunted by memories she can't escape. Her heart yearns to be reunited with the part of her that's missing, but she knows that it's impossible. Gabriella is dead and will remain that way for the rest of eternity.
Intrigued by a book she's found at the library, she loses track of time and finds herself surrounded by a pack of vampires who refuse to let her go easily as she tries to make it back home. Inadvertently invoking a spell, she summons forth an entity that must protect her from those around her. Yet she never imagined that her doing so would have dire consequences.
Having attracted the elder vampire's interest, Isabella realizes that her days are numbered. Her blood sings to his and Xavier is convinced that she is the one he's meant to be with. She soon finds herself falling under his spell. Unable to truly break free, she accepts the fact that certain sacrifices must be made. Even if it means losing the one thing that has come to mean the most to her in such a short time.
While this was a short novella, it read and felt as if it were a novel. Terra has such a way of telling the story that you get hooked into it from the very start. While it ends on a cliffhanger, I'm pretty sure that the next part in the series won't disappoint. She's that good of writer and I truly recommend this book.
Amaranth (The Resistance Trilogy, #1)
on Feb. 17, 2012
Intent on outrunning her abusive past, Camille has decided to set up new roots in the beautiful state of Louisiana. It’s lore and intrigue draws her in and she soon feels at home amongst the people there. Yet she can never forget that wonderful man she came across while vacationing in Paris. Unknowingly spiraling into another abusive relationship, Camille is determined to get out of it, once and for all.
Yet she never imagined Andrew would make it so difficult to get out of it. He’s intent on claiming her completely and will not allow anyone to get close to her. Until Gavin enters the scene, of course. It’s then that Andrew’s petty jealousy’s come out to play.
Thwarting her ex-boyfriend’s attempts to end her life at every turn, Camille finds it within herself to fight back completely. She refuses to allow him the upper hand and tells herself she will not fall into his traps ever again. When Gavin’s true nature is accidentally exposed, she realizes that the legends surrounding vampires are actually real. These supernatural beings really do exist.
As she begins to wonder what she’s gotten herself into, she takes matters into her own hands and decides to help Gavin every step of the way. Her love for him makes this possible as she never felt anything quite like what she feels for Gavin for anyone else before. As the enemy’s forces draw ever closer, the couple is determined to set things straight and band together in hopes of achieving the goals they’ve set forth. Yet they never imagined that the secrets of the past would come back to haunt them in the long run.
I absolutely loved this book. Absolutely loved the vampire angle on this one. I think Rachael did beautifully in building the world around her characters. The topic of being in an abusive relationship is something anyone can relate to and she did a remarkable job in drawing out Camille’s thoughts and feelings as well as her insecurities. I’m looking forward to what’s coming next in this series.
Illicit Magic (Book 1, Stella Mayweather Series)
on April 17, 2012
With her parents taken from her at a very early age, Stella Mayweather has spent most of her young life bounced around from foster home to foster home. The existence of unexplained powers has caused her to live a solitary existence, something she much prefers, since it allows her to live in anonymity. Keeping away from others is the only way she can ensure no one else gets hurt when bursts of her powers surface unexpectedly. Yet, at times, she yearns to have someone she can depend on. To have that one friend who would be understanding about who and what she is.
An unexpected attack on her one night draws her attention to the unexplained burnings occurring all over Europe. Woman are are being burned alive on supposed accounts of their being witches. The reasons behind such things elude Stella, yet she can't deny the fact that she has always been different. When help arrives unexpectedly, she knows she has no choice but to do what has been asked of her. Surviving to live another day is a must and she'll do anything to make sure that happens.
Accepting Etoile's helping hand, she's catapulted into a world she never really knew existed. She'd always know that there were others like her out there, yet she never expected to meet them so soon in so short a time. As secrets surrounding her true origins come to light, Stella begins to question everything she's ever known in hopes of coming to terms with her parents untimely deaths so long ago.
With no other option but to accept the new life she's been given, Stella immerses herself in learning all she needs to know. She's intent on making the most of the gifts she's been bestowed. Getting used to them, however, isn't as easy as it seems. Her new teacher, Evan, is determined to show Stella that she definitely has what it takes in handling her raw power. She's willing to do as he asks of her, yet never once did she imagine finding herself attracted to him.
When it becomes apparent that someone is out for blood, Stella's especially, the Council decides to protect her, at all costs. The repeated attempts on her life are jarring, yet she's willing to show everyone that she's more than what they think of her. As more and more secrets, both hers and those surrounding her new family, make it into the light, she comes to the realization that there's quite a bit she doesn't know. Things have been kept from her a reason. While curiosity has killed the cat in the past, Stella knows she'll need to get to the bottom of things if she's to live a peaceful life. But first, she'll need to stay alive long enough in order to achieve it.
This book is the beginning of a great series. Action packed and quite addicting to read, the reader finds him/herself immersed in a world full of magic and intrigue. A world where appearances are definitely deceiving. I'm definitely look forward to what comes next!
Ever Shade (A Dark Faerie Tale #1)
on Nov. 01, 2012
Shade's life hasn't always been easy. Part of her feels as if she's an outsider looking in on it. She can hear voices in her head and she has powers she can't quite explain. Her best friend, Brisa, is the only one really knows Shade's secret, one she'll carry with her to the grave. Yet neither can deny that her powers are something they don't quite understand.
On the way home from school one day, she comes across a boy unlike anything she's ever known. He's cool, very different, and there's something about him that piques her interest, even if she won't admit it. Putting her trust within his hands, albeit reluctantly, Shade follows him into a world she never knew existed. A world where all sorts of Faerie's rule supreme.
Blown away by the fact that the people within this new realm know exactly who she is and have been expecting her arrival for a very long time, Shade isn't sure what's expected of her. Deep inside, she believes she's nothing special. The Seelie court, on the other hand, are quite sure of who she is and of what she's capable of. In their eyes, she just needs to unlock and learn the power she possesses inside.
Setting off on a mission that can save the Faerie realm from destruction, Shade begins to wonder just what she's gotten herself into. A slew of people are determined to make sure she doesn't complete the objectives that have been set out before her. Each disaster she and the group she's traveling with encounter along the way only succeeds to heighten her desire in achieving her every goal and Shade will stop at nothing until she's restored balance to a world she's slowly coming to love the longer she remains within its walls.
This was quite an intriguing story. Very different from most Faerie stories I've read thus far. Shade is the sort of character any one can relate to, although I must admit her crying got to me after awhile. It's a very good story and I found it very delightful in getting to know what the people traveling with her were like as well as watching the world Alexia has created for her beloved characters unfold. I look forward to what she has in store next for the series.
on May 09, 2013
A tooth's life is truly ordinary, and quite uneventful. The darkness that surrounds it is something it knows intimately. Rarely, will it see the light of day. Though it can hope to have its world turn out differently.
In Root Canal, we join a tooth whom has lived its entire life surrounded by that darkness. Its life is the same, day in and day out. It shares space with others of its kind, along with a warm pink tongue, and a generous cheek to keep it cozy. In its mind, its living the high life. Yet everything changes when its beloved owner changes things up, and introduces it to a whole new environment.
Acidic drinks, sugary sweets, and salty foods - there's a myriad of items that can take away from a tooth's life. The ensuing cavities are a nightmare, and the pain that follows can be never-ending. A tooth can only hope that the person taking care of it will be more lenient. That he or she will wisen up, and make its life better. Sometimes, for some, unfortunately, that is a possibility that may never happen.
When a trip to the dentist becomes a necessity, a tooth's life takes a drastic turn. It begins to think about the endless possibilities that come from such endeavors. Will the tooth continue to exist? Will it be sent to tooth heaven? Will the pain ever go away? Those questions and more filter through a tooth's mind. Granted, they might be inanimate, but they provide us with a means of enjoying the foods we eat. Sometimes, saving one is the only way to go, even if you have to endure the pain of doing so in the process.
This was such a delightful short story. I enjoyed it immensely. Sharon has done a wonderful job in depicting the life of a tooth as it struggles to survive amidst the 'atrocities' committed against it by its beloved owner. We can feel its angst as it tries to understand why its owner isn't more caring of him and his brothers/sisters, as well as feel its happiness when its life is spared, to some extent.
She's spun a wonderful tale about everyday happenings when it comes to taking care of your teeth and going to the dentist. To see the tooth tell its story in such a warm and insightful way is quite refreshing. It really is. Sharon has a way with words that draws you in from the very beginning. I look forward to more of what she has coming her way in the future.