Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Deep Fried and Pickled Book Review 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"..... 
DEEP FRIED AND PICKLED 
SUMMER FLAMBÉ  
SHELLED AND SHUCKED 
TOAD IN THE HOLE 
JOHNNY CAKES 
SWAMP CABBAGE
PRAISE THE LARD 
HOT TAMALE -- New Release

My thoughts:

This book was such a flashback for me! It was so much fun to revisit the 80s (even if I wasn't in college partying at the time), and I adored the references to the things I grew up with, including stretching the phone cord across the hall to make a call in private.

Rachael leaves strict parents and goes away to college, where she finds almost everything she's looking for in college. She finds a fun roommate, interesting dorm neighbors, lots of alcohol and classes that she enjoys. The one thing she can't find is a guy! As Rachael scours the area for a man, she stumbles upon several mysteries that keep popping into her life. 

This is a fun, lighthearted mystery with a heavy dose of college misbehavior and flashbacks to a long-forgotten time.


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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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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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