by S. H. Clark
Young Adult Romance
Date Published: 02-14-2023
Publisher: Fire & Ice YA (Melange)
It’s been sixteen years since Norae Whelan’s adoption.
She’s conquered her past by baking her way through her challenges. All
that’s left is culinary school, until a unique stranger offers her an
opportunity to learn the truth of her birth and with it, the trial of facing
down what she thought she left behind.
Her birth mother’s hometown is a place where memories hide beneath
the floorboards of an eclectic house. Inheriting a house and all its
mysteries is one thing. The instant attraction to Orion Reise is another.
There’s only one problem. Orion’s blind, and the reason behind
it lurks through the downtown streets, dying to take him away.
With the end of summer fast approaching, Norae must make some big
decisions. She’ll have to decide if falling in love with Orion is
worth the price of letting go of her past and embracing a potentially,
About the Author
S. H. Clark is a romance author in the following sub-genres: young adult,
contemporary, horror, and fantasy.
Clark lives in Southern California with her two cats and her beloved coffee
maker. When she’s not writing, which is rare, she’s an elementary school
teacher on one of California’s Native reservations. She holds multiple
secondary degrees, including an MFA in Creative Writing, has a bookshelf
overflowing with paranormal romances, and loves to write to the sound of a
It’s been said Clark has attempted to conjure Cadbury Cream Eggs with her
Harry Potter wand.
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by Kelly Anne Manuel
Date Published: 07/22/2022
Publisher: Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc.
“The World Small” was born as a poem and remains so in this newly
minted Book Two of Kelly Anne Manuel’s Essentials Series. In this story the
Child is invited to experience their sleep time ritual with the comfort of
It is a remarkable combination of relaxation yet imagination igniting
prose. “The World Small” offers a standing invitation to the
Child. The Child will learn that no matter where they are on the planet,
Nature has common elements. She is always available for discovery and
In the story Nature is personified as a unifying presence to our planet.
The simple words take on new meaning as the illustrations pair perfectly
with their presentation. The illustrations spark curiosity as they start
with a map and end with the evening sky. The story identifies common
elements such as the sky, sun, clouds and rainbows, to create continuity for
any number of environments.
Children who begin their sleep time ritual with “The World Small”
will benefit from the rhythm of the words and the message they send. The
message that how Children play and enjoy the world around them no matter
their geographic location is designed to awaken curiosity and stimulate
conversations on the topic. It is in Early Childhood that a Child’s view of
the world and their place in it is under major construction.
“The World Small” is a tool in a Caregiver’s toolbox to assist
with that healthy formation. The idea that we are united as a global
community with elements of Nature and human nature is an important message
that the author feels Children’s literature must reflect. The Child who
reads this book will be rewarded with unlimited travels into imagination and
how they would like to play once they arrive there.