Going Forth with the Fourth

. . . day of promotion.

Hey, it’s Rey.  It’s the fourth day for the free/discount promotion re The Connecticut Corpse Caper featuring my cousin JJ, my BFF Linda, and yours truly.

Caper got us sporting sleuthing caps (or as Adwin, JJ’s now ex-beau said, “Snoop Sister” bonnets).  Look who’s laughing now, though?  We solved the case!  Not bad for a trio of snoopers, huh?

To give you a quick overview: a few friends and family members gathered at Aunt Mat’s haunted mansion to collect a share of her inheritance.  We had to remain a week to collect our share, but if anyone left early, his or her share would have been added to ours.  We’d barely just arrived when one member of the group died—and not naturally, the poor flabby slob.  More bodies soon started dropping.  And, man, were there some weird goings-on (like ghostly, ghoulish ones).  The three of us put our heads together, collected clues, and succeeded in finally solving the bizarre case.  Can you spell f-u-n?

Promotion price?  F-R-E-E  (if only everything were)

Promotion dates:  May 10 – May 14 2020

Be good and stay well—back tomorrow.

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Three for Three

You’ve got Rey again.  Hey, how goes?  It’s the third day for the free/discount promotion re The Connecticut Corpse Caper featuring us three—my cousin JJ, my BFF Linda, and l’il ol’ lovely me.

 Caper was our first unofficial case—but it gave us a taste for private-eyeing, one we savored.

A bunch of us gathered at Aunt Mat’s supposedly haunted mansion to collect a share of her inheritance.  If we managed to stay a week, the money was ours; if anyone left early, their share would have been added to ours.  We were there but a few hours when one of the “guests” breathed his last—and not for any natural reason.  Then, the bodies started dropping (and I won’t mention all the weird happenings, including a ghost named Fred).  The three of us started checking for clues and succeeded in finding a few.  Needless to say, we finally figured out who the culprit was.  We made for good amateur sleuths . . . and now make for great P.I.s!

Promotion price?  F-R-E-E  (I just love that word)

Promotion dates:  May 10 – May 14 2020

Continue to stay healthy and safe—back tomorrow.

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Another Day, Another Plug

Hey, it’s Rey again.  It’s the second day for the free/discount promotion re The Connecticut Corpse Caper.

Caper was our first unofficial case.  Cousin Jilly (JJ), my BFF Linda, and I caught the private-eye bug solving a trying (bizarre) series of murders at our Aunt Mat’s haunted mansion.

A bunch of us were there to collect a share of her inheritance.  We had to stay a week and if anyone bailed out, their share went into the pot.  Well, we weren’t even there half-a-day when someone breathed his last, thanks to a little help (can you spell p-o-i-s-o-n?).  The three of us decided to do some snooping, er, sleuthing, and with a lot of trial and error, solved the “case”.

Promotion price?  F-R-E-E  (like, how much better can it get?)

Promotion dates:  May 10 – May 14 2020

Continue to be well—and see you all tomorrow.

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Our First Caper

Hey, it’s Rey.  I’m taking over the The Connecticut Corpse Caper promo posts; Linda and JJ will do the others.

 So-o, let me give you a brief rundown on The Connecticut Corpse Caper—our first caper, er, case (unofficial, of course). It  launched our professional P.I. careers, mostly thanks to me (it was my idea, after all).  Anyway, it is available for a discount / free promotion beginning today, hooray!  That’s May 10th for those not following calendars.

How did I get the idea?  Blame it on a crazy week at eccentric Aunt Mat’s haunted mansion.  A number of folks can inherit a nice bit of money (JJ and me included) if we stay the course.  If one decides to leave, the inheritance is divided between those who remain.  Before we know it, someone dies at dinner . . . and then a few more bodies drop and weird shenanigans occur.  We put on amateur sleuth hats and solve the crazy caper.

♦  Promotion price?  F-R-E-E  (ya can’t beat that)

♦  Promotion dates:  May 10 – May 14 2020

Take care—see ya again tomorrow!

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Shame on Me . . . Again!?

T’is true—t’is time again to do some shameless self-promotion.  Which begins <drum roll> tomorrow.

The gals from The Triple Threat Investigation Agency will take over after today—they have no cases and are looking for things to do.  And Rey’s proven quite the blogging/posting enthusiast this year (so expect her tomorrow).

The Connecticut Corpse Caper—which launched the professional P.I. careers of JJ, Rey, and Linda—will be available for a discount / free promotion beginning May 10th.

A crazy week at a haunted mansion—where a number of individuals can inherit a nice bit of money if they stay the course—results in a few murders and bizarre shenanigans.  JJ (Jill), Rey, and Linda, don amateur sleuth hats and determine to solve the crazy, complex caper. 

Promotion price?  F-R-E-E (sounds good to me)

Promotion dates:  May 10 – May 14 2020

Won’t you please help us boost our Popularity Index (PI)?

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WPMay9IIFrom the four of us, a big most grateful thank you!

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Bliss as a Blogger

So yesterday was my b-day.  And, as many of us do when another year comes and goes, I felt compelled to reflect on all that I’ve achieved over the years . . . since I started blogging (let’s leave writing/authoring, and personal growth, for other posts).

There’d been another blog site prior to this one—can’t even recall the name of it (I’d deleted it, silly me).  Had one follower.  The posts were a “potpourri” of thoughts and musings about everything and anything.  I thought some were very good.  Yes, most silly me for deleting it.  Live and learn.  Always.

When I first learned about blogging—posting one’s work for the world to read—I was intimidated.  Really?  You mean someone might actually want to read my stuff?  Somebody, a total stranger, may be tempted to react/comment?  (A bit naïve, but hey, we develop at different junctures).

Even if I only had one follower, the first blog wasn’t a failure.  I acquired a working knowledge of links and imbedding, GIFs and other media tools.  Trial and error helped immensely; nothing like screwing up big time to learn what not to do in future.

I’m happy with this current blog, although I recognize it needs a major face-lift, a goal I’d set two-some years ago.  So I state the same today as I’ve stated in past . . . that I [still] want to add editing and proofing services.  And yes, definitely (!), I must be more pro-active re networking.  Time, however, is not something I have much of—those of you who know and/or follow me, understand why.  So, patience is a virtue and, as such, I must be a paragon.  All will transpire when the cosmos decrees (or I win the big lotto pot).

Yup, another year has come and gone, and I’m still rather where I was when I first started.  Regardless, I pat myself on the back for the editing and writing advice and tidbits I’ve been able to provide; hopefully, some of you have found them of value.  And I pat my Triple Threat Investigation Agency private eyes—JJ, Rey, and Linda—on the backs, too.  They’ve posted numerous times on my behalf, and awesomely I might add.

For those of you toying with the idea of a blog, but haven’t yet taken that first step, I highly recommend you do.  It’s fun and therapeutic.  It can prove a sanctuary (it certainly has for me).  It gets the ol’ gray matter (and in my case, it truly is “ol’”) whirling and twirling.  You’ll meet some fantastic fellow bloggers along the way and discover like-minded communities.

I’ve found definite bliss as a blogger.  As they once said, it’s boss!  ♥

Gratefulness for Friends

Today’s post is a simple one – of gratitude, hope and faith, and evolution.

Friends, be they few or countless, are to cherish and respect.  Be it one or many, be grateful for their support, strength, camaraderie  . . . their tears, frustration, anger.  You know those that are true: they stand beside you through thick and thin.  They offer advice [and reprimands] when you’re uncertain, down, or waffling.  They cheer you on when you’re not certain you can make the last mile—and they wait at that finish line with a smile and a hug.

Friend: a person we know, like and trust. 

Friend: an individual we’re united with in a contest or combat or cause. 

Friend: someone who encourages and commiserates. 

Friend: somebody who puts up with your tear-crammed calls at any time of the day or night

Friend: a selfless soul who stands by your side (props you up) no matter what

Friend: J-o-a-n-i-e.  

Gratitude is something I don’t give enough of, maybe because I’m so absorbed in the 9-to-5 and mom-care—when not writing or editing—that I have no time to think about anything outside the box I’ve become welded in.

We may, time to time, feel lonely, but let’s not forget that we’re not alone. 

Today, I say thank you to all my friends and followers—for being there, for being you. 

Stay strong!