Monday, 24 September 2012

Orangeberry Pick of the Week #4 RT @RachelintheOC @AndriaKelly


Monday, 24th September 2012 

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Into the Arms of Madness by Regina Pacelli
Genre - Psychological Thriller / Suspense
Rating - PG13
4 (1 review)
Young newlyweds Todd and Bridget met at a two-hour seminar and took an immediate liking to each other.  Smart, caring, and quick-thinking individuals, very much in love, they've been devoted to each other and like two peas in a pod right from the start.  But, when Bridget learns bizarre and alarming things about Todd, things that he's kept hidden from her until their honeymoon, their idyllic romance begins careening out of control.

Todd has high hopes and wants nothing more than for Bridget to understand and be part of his world.  As Bridget struggles to understand things, and the situation escalates, the events that unfold will put their sanity and love for each other to the ultimate test.

Into the Arms of Madness is a fast-paced psychological thriller that will keep you locked in its embrace until the last page.

About the author 
Regina Pacelli is the author of two books, "Outsmart the Unexpected: Grow Your Creativity the Edge-of-your-seat Way," a book of dilemmas (in story form) you need to find a way out of, and a psychological suspense thriller, "Into the Arms of Madness". She has a background in computer science and public administration and lives in New York. You can visit the author's website at www.reginapacelli.com.

*****

The Art of Change by Kelly Andria
Genre - Romance / Literary Fiction
Rating - PG
4.9 (14 reviews)

When gallery owner Nellie, a giving yet neurotic New Yorker, brings together the mismatched cast of characters in the opening of Ryan Whittaker’s debut, a phallic show, little does she know that she is setting the scene for odd and unpredictable relationships, much like Shakespeare in Midsummer Night’s Dream.

The frenzied, magical mix-up is an outrageous farce with a deep moral message: there is a RIGHT place for everyone in this world and love and friendship cement us in it.

The Art of Change is a funny, smooth reading romance, which deals with bridging differences in gender, education, social milieu, in an insane but pragmatic, modern fairytale, set in New York City.

The twists of the plot are written without an ounce of cynicism but simply acknowledging that life is neither here nor there, neither black or white and all can be dealt with in real friendship and love.
*****

The Mancode Exposed by Rachel Thompson
Genre - Family Relationships / Humour
Rating - PG13
3.9 (83 reviews)

  • 'I'm over forty. I don't have a blankie. I have vodka.' 
  • Note: this is not a book of advice, how-to, or self-help. The author deconstructs stereotypes with satire. Totally different concept. 
  • 'I write about men, women, sex, & chocolate. My experiences, my truth, my martinis.' 
  • *Note: Thompson employs hashtags (i.e., the # sign) in her collection. Google it. These are not typos, people #deargod.
  • Looking for a humorous take on family relationships or love and romance? Look no further.
About the author 
I'm a chick who writes stuff that makes you laugh. My first book A Walk In The Snark hit #1 on the Kindle Motherhood list September, 2011 (do you think they know I talk about sex? Shhh.) & it's still on that list today! It's a chart mainstay now! I've been nominated for Funniest Blog, Best Humor Writer & Redhead Who Makes A Killer Dirty Martini (okay, I made the last one up, but it's true. Honest.), and mentioned in Forbes three times!

I released The Mancode: Exposed right after Thanksgiving 2011. It became a #1 bestseller and within one month of release, made the Top 100 overall Paid list & #1 on three or four other lists where sex & cursing probably aren't tolerated.

Two books of snarky goodness, baby.

NOTE: I write satire. A sense of humor is required. If you don't have one, don't buy my books. Simple.
I've been told I write in the style of that Dickens guy. Kidding.

I'm a mom, wife, and a recovering pharmaceuticals rep. It's been a long process but I'm doing okay, thanks.
Always fascinated by relationships, I write about how men (The Mancode) and women (Chickspeak) approach most things differently. I've also thrown in a few tidbits about marriage, kids, work life, being a mom, living in the OC (ya know-being a pale redhead living in a sea of blondes), coffee, and vodka. Not necessarily in that order, depending on the day.

I DON'T GIVE ADVICE. Don't read my books to find advice about how to be sweet or nice. I'm pretty much allergic to both of those words. Actually don't read my books for advice on anything. (My lawyer made me put that in just in case you know, you thought I could save your marriage or something - not).
Or, if you are looking for some light, heartfelt humor on everyday life, well, I'm really not your girl, either. Nothin' homespun about the Queen of Snark, baby. Mostly I just laugh at stuff and make up words (See "Refrigeratoritis and Manesia.") Yet somehow it all seems to work.

And don't call me cute. (Hint: Babies and puppies are cute. Grown women are soooo not.)
Special note to men: I write frequently about "The Mancode"--like how you guys do goofy stuff and we women try, and often fail, to understand. (Um, change the toilet paper roll much? Yeah, that's what I thought.) If that offends your sensibilities, this may not be the book for you. Yeah, I'm crushed.

Like everyone, I've also had some rough times. I share those with you, too. Life can't always be martinis and beaches. Wait, this is the OC (Orange County, CA, for those of you from Canada, or people on the East Coast who don't know California beyond LA). Naw, not even here.

Now go read an essay or two and find something to laugh at, would ya?

I have to go help my husband find the butter. Again.

**I'm almost done with book number three titled Broken Pieces -- a searingly honest look at the experiences that shape us -- due November, 2012.


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5. Drive On Hope (Short Story)
Amazon Kindle - 190
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6. Blog-A-Licious Directory 2012
Amazon Kindle - 1
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7. Pandora's Reading Room 1
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8. The Cat That Barked (Short Story)
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9. Dora's Essentials - Examining Anxiety
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10. Dora's Essentials - Books, Blogs & Smiles 2
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11. Elevenses from Around the World
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12. Genetically Modified Foods vs. Sustainability
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