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$25 Amazon/PP-WW-The Samantha Clark Mysteries-Kathryn Arnold-Ends 10/5

Monday, September 8, 2014



Do you believe in reincarnation and/or that your dreams are telling you something? Have you ever been somewhere and could swear you have been there before but know you have not? Perhaps you met someone that you feel so close to but they are total strangers. Well I for one will NEVER SAY NEVER! In this novel Samantha Clark, a psychotherapist, is being haunted by dreams. She enlists the aid of her friends and her father to get to the bottom of it. Relationships have never been Samantha's strong suit-but she really does not know why. This is really a heartwarming story of two lovers who reach across the ages to help and to finally be with who they were destined to be with.

I did enjoy this book and give it a 5 star without hesitation.

"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.

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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.
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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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42 comments :

Sharon Martin said...

I really enjoyed this one, as I got further into the story I really became hooked. I don't know if I would have had the strength to continue as Samantha did to find out the truth.

Jenn said...

This looks like a great page turner for me! Id be hooked right into it.

Maria said...

I love mysteries! Samantha sounds like a strong female character that I would love to learn more about.

Leelo R said...

"The Fear of Things to Come" sounds very interesting book. Great giveaway!

Lame Shrill Owl said...

I do really believe that our dreams tell us something on a subconscious level that we might not be able to think about when we are awake. Sounds interesting.

Czjai Reyes-Ocampo said...

Whenever I hear the word 'reincarnation' the first thing that comes to mind is Christopher Reeve and Somewhere in Time. I've watched this movie too many times prompting me to believe in reincarnation and life after death.

Scott said...

I don't know if I believe in reincarnation, but I do believe that our dreams are often something our brain is trying to tell us. For me it is usually saying "quit drinking caffeine before bed"!

Holly S. said...

The book sounds amazing! Just the kind of story I love to read.

Lesley said...

I really enjoy reading books like these, mystery novels are awesome. Thank you for sharing, I hope I win the giveaway, but if not, I'll just buy the books.

Christy Maurer said...

Even though I don't believe in reincarnation, these books sound really good! Samantha sounds like a great main character too.

Kathryne Arnold said...

Dear Miki,
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to read and review my debut novel, as well as doing such a wonderful job at spotlighting my work on your blog. I really appreciate such a thoughtful five star review. You made my day!

Sincerely,
Kathryne Arnold

Ashley Pomykala said...

This sounds like a really great book. I want to also thank you for the giveaway! I have entered and I hope that I win. These books really do sound like ones that I would fall in love with.

Kung Phoo said...

It happens to me all the time.. i have some very vivid dreams and want to know what they mean.. so vivid i can feel what is going on.

Kristi Maloney said...

I do believe our dreams are telling us something. Boy would I love to have dreams about a "soulful character trying to make himself known!" Those dreams don't sound too tough to take! Well, if I can't have the dreams myself, I would certainly love to read the book and live vicariously through Sammi!

Danielle Royalegacy said...

I don't believe in reincarnation or that our dreams are telling us something, but reading about it is always fun.

mail4rosey said...

I laughed about the friends just having fun. ;) I entered the giveaway, thanks for hosting.

Holly @ Woman Tribune said...

I love a good mystery book. "The Fear of Things to Come" really grabbed my attention and I am really intrigued. Just the title alone made me need to read on to find out what it's about. I entered the giveaway, too. How could I not!?

Theresa Mahoney said...

I have deja vous all the time! I think someone once said that it just means that we are on the path our lives were mapped out for. Don't know if I believe that, but to each their own. This does sound like an intriguing book!

The Positive MOM said...

I do believe that our dreams have deeper meaning than is generally believed. I have a recurring dream since childhood that I believe is a vision from a premortal life or from a life to come. Sounds like an interesting read that I would enjoy.

Uplifting Families Parenting Advice said...

The second book sounds awesome. I love a good page turner, thank you for sharing.

Erika said...

Boy have I been having lots of intense dreams this past year, especially about my ex. And weird physical symptoms in me and my cat that wouldn't go away until I started addressing issues with my ex. Sounds like a good read. I can almost smell absinthe.

StacieinAtlanta said...

The first book sounds really interesting. I am an avid reader and those are the kinds of stories that I like.

Marika said...

I've been wanting to enter this book tour, but couldn't find where. Reincarnation is one of my favorite topics (I believe in reincarnation, in fact) and I've read quite a few books - mysteries or even non-fiction - about it. Oh well, I guess adding it to my TBR wish list and hoping to catch another book tour for this author at some point.

Fathima Syed Ali said...

I don't believe in reincarnation. But sounds like an amazing story, with lot of interesting aspects, from Kathryne Arnold.

Kathryne Arnold said...

Miki,
You did a wonderful job of promoting my book tour and giveaway, and I didn't expect to get such a great response about the subject matter in my book. Love it!! Keep up the good work :)
Kathryne Arnold

Anonymous said...


'The fear of things to come' is the one i want to read...thanks...

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Angel said...

The author has a very interesting biography. And Florida seems like a nice place to live.

Melissa Vera said...

This sounds like such an awesome book. Yes I believe in deja vu.

Growing Up Madison said...

This sounds like a real page turner. I am actually running out of books to be read on my Kindle so this one is definitely going on my list.

Momi Glenz said...

thanks for hosting the giveaway, I hope I win...

Anonymous said...

The fear of things to come - great title - great cover.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

bn100 said...

not sure yet

Molli Reisman said...

i only just heard of these, so im not sure where to start. they look great, though

andie said...

abrennan09@hotmail.com
Just heard of this author, so I will read any of them - thanks.

Mai Tran said...

The Fear of Things to Come

Bex Smith said...

The fear of things to come

Kassandra Zamora said...

Fear of Things to Come :)

Judy Thomas said...

I would love to read all of them as I have not had a chance yet.

Jody Doncaster said...

The Fear of Things to Come sounds great as well

Jennifer Shelton said...

I would love to read the Resurrection Of Hannah!

pippirose said...

I'd love to read The Fear of Things to Come. Sounds fantastic!

lilyk said...

The Resurrection of Hannah looks very interesting!

 
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