Friday, January 18, 2013

Aromatherapy, A TV Psychic & Murder!


by Willow McQuade, ND, naturopathic doctor, from SCENT to KILL, the second in the NATURAL REMEDIES MYSTERY series (RELEASED Feb. 26th) by Chrystle Fiedler
 
It’s great to visit Killer Characters again so I can update you on my latest adventure! My new book SCENT to KILL, the second installment of my NATURAL REMEDIES mystery series, documents my efforts to find out who murdered the producer of a new psychic television show. It all started when my hunky ex-cop boyfriend Jackson Spade, and I were invited to attend an exclusive party for the show before production started at a mansion on Long Island’s idyllic East End. However, I was much more interested in visiting the estate’s lavender farm, seeking inspiration for the new aromatherapy workshops I would be holding at my store, Nature’s Way Market CafĂ©.   

But before the party was over, Roger Bixby one of the producers was dead and the police suspected murder. Roger was working on the show, MJ’s Mind, with Carly Bixby, his ex-wife and the new girlfriend of my ex from L.A., TV writer/producer Simon Lewis. After I left the party, late that night, I got a frantic text from Simon asking for my help. Since Simon had a fight with Roger earlier in the evening, and because of his death is now the primary shareholder in Galaxy films, my ex became the prime suspect. Simon begged me to crack the case and clear him and well, I just couldn’t say no. MJ McClellan, the psychic and star of the show also asked me for help. She hired me to provide natural remedies, including aromatherapy, massage, acupuncture and yoga to soothe the agitated crew of her show. 


To find the killer, I had to deal with ghosts in a haunted mansion, a truly dysfunctional family, death threats and “accidents,” while trying to untangle a homicide identical to one committed during prohibition. Thankfully, Jackson had been hired to provide security and was there to watch my back and help me solve this spooky mystery.

As a bonus, you’ll find dozens of natural aromatherapy cures throughout the book that can improve your health. I think you’ll be surprised at how much they can help you feel better in mind, body and spirit. In fact, my good friend Chrystle Fiedler, the author who tells my stories will be sharing aromatherapy tips every Monday at Killer Hobbies (http://www.killerhobbies.blogspot.com) Stop by for natural remedies and giveaways galore!

Until next time, I am yours, naturally,

Willow McQuade   

For a chance to win a copy of Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery just post your favorite natural cure in the comment section!     

Congratulations to Aurian, the winner of a copy of Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery!

Chrystle Fiedler is the author of SCENT TO KILL, (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) the second in the NATURAL REMEDIES MYSTERY series, DEATH DROPS: A Natural Remedies Mystery, the non-fiction title THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO NATURAL REMEDIES (Alpha, 2009), co-author of BEAT SUGAR ADDICTION NOW! (Fairwinds Press, 2010), currently in its fourth printing, the BEAT SUGAR ADDICTION NOW! COOKBOOK (Fairwinds Press, 2012) and THE COUNTRY ALMANAC OF HOME REMEDIES (Fairwinds, 2011). Chrystle’s magazine articles featuring natural remedies have appeared in many national publications including Natural Health, Vegetarian Times, Better Homes & Gardens and Remedy. 

19 comments:

  1. I honestly don't have a favorite natural cure. I just don't know enough about them.

    nlb1050@yahoo.com

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  2. That's okay Nancy! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I don't have a natural cure either but I do squeeze lemon juice into hot water when I have a cold. I add a little honey to sweeten it. I drink that and my chest feels better.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  4. I don't know if you'd call this a natural cure or not but I find that a nap (I'm 71) can cure most anything! :)

    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  5. When I have a sore throat, I gargle with salt water. I am sure it helps.

    lynettek51(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. Apple cider vinegar applied to a canker sore in your mouth will heal it within a day or 2. It also helps get shampoo residue out of your hair if you rinse your hair with lemon juice every few shampoos.

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  7. I'm a big believer in naps, Karen! All of the other natural cures are good ones - simple but effective! Since Scent to Kill features aromatherapy there are over a dozen cures inside. I was even surprised when I learned how effective scents can be when it comes to boosting health and well-being. Thanks everyone for stopping by and sharing! Chrystle

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  8. not sure if this is considered a natural remedy; maybe more a daily essential, but i believe in drinking plenty of water daily!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

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  9. Table spoon full of sugar for hiccups, I'm sure I have more but that is the only thing I can think of.

    MinDaf @ Aol.com

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  10. This sounds like a fun book, looking forward to reading it someday. I like honey in my tea for a sore throat, and I love all kinds of different bathoils and scents in my bath water. My favourite is lavender.

    auriansbooks at gmail dot com

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  11. Home made saline nasal rinse with kosher salt and baking soda - way cheaper than store bought and more effective in clearing out sinuses and reducing swelling with a cold. kuzlin(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. Hot lemonade with whiskey for a sore throat and cold. If it doesn't help the sore throat--at least you are happier!!
    suefarrell.farrell@gmail.com

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  13. I use peppermint oil for headaches, stomaches etc- it really calms down nausea

    drakebdog@gmail.com

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  14. Apple cider vinigar has been the first thing to help prevent and get rid of kidney stones. I have been pleaged with the things since I was 20. At least I don't have to have surgery everyyear now.

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  15. Put a potato sliced in two on your stomach to cure the hiccups.
    Sandy Smith

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  16. My favorite has to be the old honey & lemon in hot water for a sore throat. Very effective though.

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