Monday, February 4, 2013

Just 23 Days to Go!




It's only a little over 3 weeks (Feb. 26) until Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery hits the book stores! This week I received 2 large cartons filled with my copies of the book from the publisher. After working so hard to get it write/right, opening the cartons was a real thrill, and one I'll never get tired of! 

I'm so happy with the cover of Scent to Kill. It's what I dreamed of when I wanted to write a cozy mystery so long ago. It's really evocative of the story too, which is about a psychic and a haunted mansion and lavender fields and aromatherapy. 

At the beginning of each chapter in the book I focus on a different scent and it's therapeutic uses. The second chapter begins with Willow McQuade, holistic/naturopathic doctor, talking about Jasmine, one of her (and my) favorite scents: 

"The aroma of jasmine (Jasminum officinale v. grandiflorum) is intoxicatingly sweet, exotic, and floral. It is incredibly therapeutic for a variety of conditions. Jasmine essential oil eases mild depression, anxiety, and tension. It also balances energy and helps you feel more optimistic. It calms coughs and laryngitis, soothes sore muscles, stiffness, and sprains. You can apply it topically, use it on a warm or cool compress, put it in the bath, inhale it from your palm, or put it in your diffuser. It will make any room an oasis."


One of my favorite places to buy essential oils is Floracopeia: www.floracopeia.com. For a chance to win a copy of Scent to Kill: A Natural Remedies Mystery please leave a comment about your favorite scent and how you use it! Until then, I'm yours naturally! Chrystle Fiedler  

11 comments:

Betty Hechtman said...

I love your cover. What great colors. Good to know about Jasmine. I love the scent and now know about all the great uses.

Liz said...

Congratulations.

Jasmine is a wonderful scent.

petite said...

Lavender is my favorite scent. It is soothing, soft and lovely. I put it under my pillow and in my bureau where I keep my clothing.

Linda O. Johnston said...

It's always so much fun to anticipate the publication of a new book, Chrystle. I should know. I've got 2 coming out this week! I can just imagine the scents that you've described... lovely!

llk10 retired said...

There are so many wonderful scents. My current favorite is Juniper.

traveler said...

Lemon is the scent which I prefer above all others for its freshness, lift and it is invaluable for so many purposes.

Kelly B said...

Oh how wonderful, another book in the series. I loved the first book and cannot wait to read this one. Jasmine, what a wonderful scent. Congratulations on your upcoming release!!

llk10 retired said...

Right now my favorite scent is Juniper.

cyn209 said...

my favorite scent is lavender.....i use it as an air freshener & i love how my room smells every time i walk into it!!!
thank you for the giveaway!!!!

Chrystle Fiedler said...

Thanks so much to everyone for stopping by! It's great to know that there are so many aromatherapy enthusiasts out there. It's pretty amazing what essential oils can do! I'll be sharing about these oils each week and you'll see what I mean!

I'll have another giveaway on Monday! The winner today is: KellyB!

Please send your mailing address to me at chrystle@chrystlefiedler.com!

Anne Canadeo said...

Lavendar is my favorite scent, Chrystle. I keep a little vial of lavender oil on my desk and take a sniff or two for an instant de-stresser while I'm writing. It looks surreally beautiful growing in a field. The cover art has really captured that feeling. Best of luck on Scent to Kill.