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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Guest Book Review - Deep Fried and Pickled by Paisley Ray (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1) plus $20 Amazon / Paypal Giveaway

Paisley Ray books are not your typical fiction. A young woman's plan for an art history degree turns into an outrageous series of misadventures in this laugh-out-loud romp about a girl who enrolls in a southern college during the height of the crazy era that was the 1980’s. This collection crosses genres of chick lit, mystery, romance, humor, and action with the possibility of a corpse or two. To date there are 8 novels in this humorous romantic misadventure mystery series with book #9 due to release spring of 2016.

It’s ’86, the era of Pop Rocks, Jelly shoes, and big hair rock bands. Rachael O'Brien's freshman plan seems simple: Attend a southern college, earn a degree, party, and meet cute guys—hopefully acing the latter two.

But being threatened by a jealous She-Devil, avoiding the advances of a thirty-something redneck, and discovering an art fraud scheme thwart her “to do” list. On top of her troubles at school, Rachael finds herself forging a new relationship with her emotionally shaken father after Mom abandons the family to pursue a psychic calling.

Bad decision-making, law-bending behavior, and surprise romances make freshman year memorable in Paisley Ray’s DEEP FRIED AND PICKLED.

"I often get asked by readers what order THE RACHAEL O'BRIEN CHRONICLES books should be read in. Each book can be read without any prior knowledge of any of the others. That said, some readers do want to follow a chronological list of events in Rachael's southern fried, 80's college life antics so here it is"..... 
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"Being a Southern girl and child of the 80s myself, I enjoyed the characters, the setting and the period references. Good plot without being too serious or watered down."

"This fun and quirky mystery was very nostalgic for me as I got to relive the eighties through Rachael."

"An entertaining read. Fresh new characters and some zany plot twists kept me reading late into the night."
Above reviews from Amazon

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Guest Book Review by Ashley Lucas
Rachel obrien knows one thing and one thing only. Life is about to change. As a college freshman in 1986, she is prepared for new adventures, new friends and new stresses. What she was not prepared for are the following: her mom walks out on her dad to be a psychic in Arizona far from her home town of Canton, Ohio, her roommates boyfriend is a loser, and oh yeah that's right there is that whole art fraud situation she has going on.  All she wanted was to meet a nice boy and get her groove thing moving but instead she's tied up in an art fraud mystery while she beats off Katie Lee's strange 30 something friend's advances. It's turn after turn, adventure and misadventure one after another. One thing is certain, life as she knew it is never going to be the same!

About the Author

Born and raised in rural Pennsylvania, Paisley Ray, a steelworker's daughter spent summer breaks with relatives on the Carolina shores. It didn't take long for a love of southern to become rooted in her veins, and years later, yield the setting for her novels. Most days, Paisley can be found crafting the antics for the newest book in THE RACHAEL O'BRIEN CHRONICLES. 

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  1. The platform shoes - I had a love/hate relationship.

  2. I love the creative titles of your books.

  3. I love the creative titles of your books.

  4. Can't think of a favorite, but the first to come to mind - the 1986 Mets! :)

  5. Oh jelly shoes!!! That takes me back!! Sounds like an interesting read.

  6. Great giveaway and I would like to read more Southern books!

  7. I read and LOVED this book!! It brought back so many memories. And even there are some good lessons in there about friends and who isn't really a friend!

  8. Back to the Future and Michael Jackson's "Thriller"!

  9. I loved the music of the 1980s like U2, Prince, Springsteen, INXS, Duran Duran and Cyndi Lauper.


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