Thursday, September 25, 2014

Samantha Clark Mysteries Giveaway

Welcome To The Samantha Clark Mysteries Giveaway! 
We've joined some fellow mystery lovers to bring you this fun book tour organized by Beck Valley Book Tours! Read more about these two novels by Samantha and then hop along the tour and read reviews by readers a new review posting each day of the tour! Come back on the 26th to read Paige's review! Be sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win $25 Amazon or Paypal! 
"The Resurrection of Hannah is the story of a woman whose path is forever altered, her first tentative step leading to an astonishing life journey. As the story develops, Samantha is torn between the polarities of everyday existence ―between present and past, love and fear, hope and despair—finding herself unable to exist in two very different worlds, she must go full circle to find her way home. The Resurrection of Hannah was inspired by true events, the first in what I believe is a unique series full of gripping plots, memorable characters and unanticipated bends in the road. The sequel to this book," - Kathryne Arnold, author 

Samantha Clark meets with a monthly group to delve into subjects of interest. They dabble in
meditation, dream work, and hypnosis — just friends having fun. But lately Sammi is feeling off-kilter and plagued with poor sleep. Searching for a natural solution, she discovers a bitter herb known to induce slumber, whips up a concoction to sweeten the herb, and imbibes. Unbeknownst to her, these areas of experimentation are whirling together to form the perfect storm, one that will blow open an entrance in Sammi’s mind that leads to another world, a door that can never again be
closed.

She becomes enmeshed with two friends in a tug of war between life and death: Melissa is dealing with a complicated pregnancy and Julie is wrestling with cancer. Adding to this turmoil is Sammi’s disconnect with her career as a psychotherapist; her life doesn't seem to fit any longer. Into the drama walks Todd, a handsome, laid-back guy who lightens up her days. Trouble is, Sammi is having a hard time getting close, and a nagging sense of doubt and fear. Like so many times in the past …

But the topper to all this is the dreams. They begin innocuously…but quickly morph into mind-blowing spiritual adventures. The crazy nocturnal activity appears to be related to a soulful character trying to make himself known. In a quest to uncover the truth, Sammi researches clues discovered during her nighttime romps. What she finds is another facet of herself…all wrapped up in post-colonial 18th-century clothes.
Sammi flies off to New England, and with the aid of the Rev. Clark, her skeptical father, she embarks on an adventure, revealing a tragic, centuries-old mystery. One only Sammi can solve.

Paige's Review
“The Resurrection of Hannah: is a paranormal story intertwined with life, love, death, and the possibilities of reincarnation. 

Samantha Clark, our main character, goes on a journey down the road of self discover… However, the self she is discovering might not be her present self. Fascinated with dreams and their interpretations, Samantha becomes overwhelmed with the desire to learn the meanings of her own dreams… 

The ones that keep her restless at night, and drive her mad with curiosity during the day.

Would you be able to deal with it if your past life caught up to you? A life you never knew you had, a life you didn’t even know existed!

“The Resurrection of Hannah” was inspired by true events as it follows Samantha and her loved ones through a spiritual encounters like no other. This book is full of murder and mystery, which made it irresistible and impossible to put down.

I enjoyed that this book twisted together the use of alternative medical treatments, dream interpretations, as well as the physical and spiritual connections that surround Samantha and Hannah. Not many authors delve into this realm in such a way as Kathryne Arnold. She writes in a bold fashion that covers many aspects of the spiritual world, both mentally and physically.

Something new develops in every chapter, keeping it fresh and addictive.

Kathryne Arnold has given us a marvelous read. I also enjoyed learning about Hannah and Samantha’s connection. I could have never predicted their relationship. 

I was hooked from chapter one!

I look forward to reading “The Fear of Things to Come” (The second book in the Samantha Clark mystery series.)

“The Resurrection of Hannah” is Kathryne Arnold’s first novel.

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"As the book progresses the author does a great job getting you hooked.  A great suspenseful read that I'm sure you will enjoy" - Beck Valley Books

"This book carries the reader along and is difficult to put down. The suspense continues to the very end and this debut novelist has set the tone for a series readers will love." -Janice Phelps Williams, founder of Lucky Press, LLC

"The Fear of Things to Come, is considered a page-turner, a suspense/thriller/mystery that takes the protagonist on another grand adventure. Both novels present Samantha as she is confronted with diverse and surprising life occurrences, each tale presenting a labyrinth she must feel her way through, mirroring the shifting sands on which she stands. Samantha is an engaging lead character, full of human imperfection and spirit and strength, one whose infectious energy binds to the loved ones caught up in a her ever-changing life stories." - Kathryne Arnold, author

The DSM. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A voluminous, invaluable tool used by psychotherapists the world over to diagnose individuals with mental illness. Referenced by Samantha Clark countless times throughout her career, never suspecting that one day it would save her life.

Samantha receives a seemingly innocent but anonymous letter, and overnight her world changes forever. She becomes a victim in a frightening game of cat-and-mouse, a nightmare that begins when her boyfriend, Todd, fails to return to the wellness retreat they own in the woods of Florida. Working closely with police, Samantha and two trusted friends discover that Todd’s disappearance is linked to a series of murders occurring in a nearby county. They soon find themselves prey to a mentally ill patient from Samantha’s past, bent on revenge. With time bearing down, they must weave together the clues found in a succession of ominous letters and the DSM to save Todd. Their mission to unravel the mystery behind the kidnapping plunges them into a terrifying maze of danger, deception, and madness.

Paige's Review

“The Fear of Things to Come” is the sequel to “The Resurrection of Hannah,” in the Samantha Clark Mystery series by Kathryne Arnold.

Poor Samantha Clark is at it again!

As if what she went through in the first book was not enough, Samantha gets taken on an even more wild ride in this riveting sequel.

Dream interpretations, and reincarnation in book one were enough to keep you on the edge of your seat… “The Fear of Things to Come” and it’s twists and turns of intrigue, murder, and mayhem just might drive you over the edge.

This time, Samantha is faced with a harsh reality when she receives an anonymous letter, and finds out that Todd, her boyfriend and the love of her life has gone missing. With the help of the police, she will stop at nothing to find him… Dead or alive. 

What would you do if the one you loved turned up missing, only to be linked to a series of murders?
Will Donnie, a psychopath from Samantha’s past tear her world apart? Is he just human with a condition that makes him that way, or is there no help for this man? 

You will have to read to find the answers to those questions!

As I read this thriller, many emotions were provoked, I wanted a resolution and justice for Samantha and Todd as bad as Samantha wanted one for herself. 

If you like the rush of adrenaline like I do, or to be captivated by the fear of what is to come, then you will love “A Fear of Things to Come.”

Kathryne Arnold has done it again, only this time on a more grand scale.
Along the way you will meat Donnie, as I mentioned earlier, he is the villain of this story and his two henchmen Mick and Jeremy. They will stop at nothing to carry out Donnie’s plan of bringing a so called justice and equality to his life, by destroying the people he feels owe him something.

You will also mean Samantha’s friends Melissa and Rebecca who have come to help Samantha during this difficult time. They just might have some opinions and theories of their own to throw into the mix.
In order not to spoil, I will not go into much more detail. You must know however, that I loved this book and recommend it to readers who enjoy this genre. I promise you will be taken on a thrill ride, have your bones chilled, and have your senses elevated by this fantastic mystery.

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"An excellent psychological thriller written in a simplistic language and a plot that is well thought out and easy to follow." - Beck Valley Books"



"Well-written convoluted plot that stirs the heartbeat and sends chills down the spine." - review from Amazon



About the Author
I was raised in the northeastern United States, in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and resided in a half-dozen homes or towns throughout my growing up years. My father was a reverend with a flourishing career, moving the family to various parishes as his calling dictated, which I view in a positive light as I was exposed to different communities and lifestyles. After graduating from high school at the age of seventeen, I moved with my father to Massachusetts.

Thrilled to begin college in New England, I jumped in with both feet and managed to excel in biological and psychological studies upon which I secured my very first "real" job as a Senior Psychiatric Counselor at a group home for adults with mental illness. Wanting to further my learning, I attended Suffolk University in Beacon Hill in Boston, and graduated two years later, obtaining a Masters degree in Counseling and Human Relations.   Over the next twenty years I concentrated further on my work in counseling and social services and became a licensed practitioner.

Several years ago, due to a deep longing to express my feelings in an alternative manner, I literally sat down one day and began writing my first novel. The resultant book, The Resurrection of Hannah, had been born out of a series of powerful dreams, along with compelling and coexisting experiences that inspired me to create a story that would capture the strength of my emotions. I had a yearning to shape a tale based around individuals in my life that I believed would make engaging characters. I had a strong desire to experience a higher level of creativity, to literally produce something out of nothing- a fascinating and challenging endeavor I could not ignore. It was during this time that I became a clinical hypnotherapist and a nationally certified counselor, as well as starting a private practice as a psychotherapist.   I also decided to move back to friends and family in Florida and worked again at the local Hospice, then more recently in community mental health. Once bitten by the writing bug, I could not help but pen my second work of fiction, The Fear of Things to Come. I am now in the process of writing another novel in what I consider a unique collection of adventure stories, the third in the Samantha Clark Mystery Series.


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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

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10 comments:

  1. I would like to read The Fear of Things to Come.

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  2. maybe The Resurrection of Hannah

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  3. @rnorales62 & daydreaming_dee both come up Sorry, that page doesn’t exist!

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  4. I want to read The Fear of Things To Come

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  5. I would like to read the Resurrection of Hannah.

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  6. I want to read them both again now after reading your reviews, loved them the first time round too. x

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  7. Dear The Mommy Island,
    I really appreciate your very complimentary and thorough reviews of both of my novels! You did an excellent job and I really love all the wonderful remarks you made, I feel warm and fuzzy all over! Also really like your blog, very well done. Thanks also for helping to promote my books and giveaway during my book tour.
    Sincerely,
    Kathryne Arnold

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  8. I liked both books. Samantha is a good character to follow.

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  9. I'd read The Resurrection of Hannah first and then the second one.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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