Thursday, February 25, 2016

Deep Fried and Pickled Tour and 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."

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MY HONEST REVIEW OF Deep Fried & Pickled

When Rachael arrived at North Carolina College, she had no idea that it would be the last time she would see her parents together. Soon after, her mother left to find herself, and her father quickly becomes attached to a younger girlfriend. This makes Rachael spend more time with her new dorm sisters, who help her experience all the freedom and trouble she can handle, and then some.

This was a fun mystery with a cast of characters that leave you wondering what they’ll do next. Rachael and her wacky friends found trouble without even trying. There were some laugh-out-loud moments, and the chapter titles were as funny as the southern slang. Hailing from the south myself, I can relate.

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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. My favourite memory is going to my first New Kids on the Block concert.

  2. My favorite memory of the 80's is the Detroit Tigers winning the World Series in 1984.