Jasper’s bio

JasperI have had a lot of people ask about Jasper, http://tinyurl.com/p34thhb, prior and after purchasing my book. So I have come up with a small bio that I hand out to them concerning his royal greenness.

Jasper T. Williams was adopted in 1999 at the age of five. His first owner, an army soldier, either did not properly research how to take care of a parrot or her time in the service kept her from doing so. Jasper was held in a cage the size meant for cockatiels for the first five years of his life.

When he came home it took him 3-4 months before he would even come out. We made a promise to him that he would never been locked up in his new home. He would have the freedom to come and go as he please in reference to his cage.

Jasper is a yellow cheek Amazon, or the more popular term a Red Lored. They are native to the tropical regions of the Americas. They can live up to 80 years old.

The song that is written in my first book, “Jasper, Amazon Parrot: A Rainforest Adventure” is one I wrote for Jasper. As of today he has four songs written especially for him by me.

His favorite foods are any kind of potato. This can include the French fries, hash browns, mash or broiled. He loves spaghetti and if it is a green vegetable he will love it forever. If it is a fruit he will try it. His favorite is watermelon.

His favorite shows are Spongebob,Tom and Jerry and Scooby Doo. He has the good sense to not like Scrappy Do. His favorite channels are Discovery, Nat Geo and Cartoon Network. He loves when his dad plays the harmonica and loves to sing with us and at us. He loves it when my mom speaks French to him. He hates squirrels and small bugs.

Here is the link to our channel on Youtube.

http://tinyurl.com/qxz8769

One of the videos list his song and how it should be sung.

Forbidden Desires Cover Reveal Blitz

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Title: Forbidden Desires

Series: Forbidden; Book 1

Author: Lissette E. Manning

Release Date: August 28, 2014

Publisher: L. D. B. Press

Genre: Erotic Romance

Natalea Williams has always considered herself a bit of plain Jane. She lives the life of a bookworm, and keeps to herself whenever possible. Her way of life suits her just fine, and she won’t have things any other way. Yet when she wins a date with her favorite movie star, a contest her best friend unwittingly signed her up for, her life takes an unexpected turn.

Brody Michaels draws her in like a moth to a flame. He’s beautiful, brilliant, and quite charming. Quiet and reserved, he’s lived his life out of the public’s eye, a feat that has always drawn her attention. While Natalea finds it hard to believe he’s agreed to such a contest, she knows this is her only chance to meet him.

Taking off to New York, she finds herself immersed in a world she could only dream of. Catching Brody’s eye from the moment she decides to get his autograph, she’s immensely flattered by the attention he’s begun to shower her with. She’s more than happy to spend time with him whenever possible, even though she knows it’s something she shouldn’t really do.

When her life starts catching up with her, she’s forced to confront the harsh reality standing right in front of her, and soon realizes that all good things must come to an end. Brody belongs to someone else, and his world is one she’ll never truly be a part of. Her heart, unfortunately, refuses to listen to a word of reason, and pines for the man who’s swept her off her feet from the moment they first met.

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Goodreads:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20346625-forbidden-desires

Excerpt:

Natalea Williams scooped up the mail scattered across the floor, and scanned the envelopes with disinterest. She flipped through each one, rolling her eyes as bill after bill from various creditors caught her eye. None of them were worth her time until she came across a thick manila envelope with her name scrawled across its smooth surface in a slanted flowery script.

Dropping the rest of the mail onto the stand, she tore the envelope open, and promptly earned herself a small paper cut. She drew the offended digit between her lips, sucking at her finger as she pulled the letter open, and read the lines penned upon the paper. Her eyes widened with surprise as the letter’s contents sunk in.

What the heck?” she said aloud, taking a moment to reread the document. “That–That’s not possible!”

Natalea rushed down the hall toward the kitchen. She pulled the cordless phone out of its base, and dialed her best friend’s number. Tapping her foot with impatience, she eyed the letter with confusion. The call finally went through, and the person on the other end picked up.

What is it now, Nat?” Sheila Wynman inquired.

Hello to you, too,” Natalea quipped, rolling her eyes at the ceiling.

Sheila popped the gum she was chewing as she spoke into the receiver. “There’s only one reason why you’re callin’ me this early.”

Yeah?”

You got the letter, didn’t you?”

The manila envelope and the accompanying letter fluttered to the floor as Natalea held the phone tightly between her fingers. “You know what this is about?”

Sheila examined her fingernails and nodded, realizing a little too late that Natalea couldn’t see her doing so. “Yes,” she admitted.

How?”

Sheila cleared her throat and took a deep breath before replying, “I saw a kiosk in some store down in Soho announcin’ a contest for someone to win a date with THE Brody Michaels. I thought of you and how you’re positively gaga over him. Figured it wouldn’t hurt to sign you up for it.”

Natalea sighed with exasperation. “You’re crazy, you know that?”

Her best friend chuckled with amusement. “So they say. Did you win?”

Yeah.”

Sheila’s right arm rose into the air, and she pumped it with excitement. “Hoorah!” Her green eyes were bright with delight. “How long till you gotta meet him?”

Natalea bent down to pick up the letter, and quickly scanned it for what she needed to know. “Two weeks.”

Two weeks?”

Uh-huh.”

Sheila groaned as she made a mental list of what she needed to do in order to get her best friend ready for the event. “That’s not enough time, but I suppose we can make do.”

Make do with what?”

In gettin’ you ready. You do want to make a good impression, don’t you?”

Well, yeah, but . . .”

But nothin’, Nat. By the time I’m done with you, Brody Michaels won’t know what hit him.”

About the Author:

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 in 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 she hopes to be released soon enough.

 

Website:http://www.simplistik.org

Blog:http://www.simplistik.org/lissetteemanning

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LissetteElizabethManning

Twitter:http://www.twitter.com/xLizzieBethx

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Amazon Author Page:http://www.amazon.com/Lissette-E.-Manning/e/B00535P6O2

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“Squirrel Mafia” needs your help

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I have mentioned a few times my short book called Squirrel Mafia which is a non fiction book. Publishers did take an interest in it but they wanted me to make it fictional. Maybe down the road I can do that but for now the truth about these varmints need to be told.

I will be self publishing it soon. The dates have been finalized for the cover reveal for Squirrel Mafia which will include the media kit information. I am looking for some help. If you have time and are open to posting on your own blog about the release check out the form below. The cover release will be August 1st while the book will be released August 12th. This is truly a book that I am so very excited about. It has seen a lot of edits, picture changes and exchange of ideas and emails between my editor and myself. I am proud of the end product. It has come a long way.

http://tinyurl.com/p25gp3u