Friday, February 1, 2013

Review & Giveaway: Oxford Whispers by Marion Croslydon

Title: Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy, #1)

Author: Marion Croslydon

Release date: October 8th, 2012

Genre: Paranormal

Age Group: New Adult

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Book Description:

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead. She has vowed to ignore her Voodoo-stamped heritage and the psychic gift passed down through her Louisiana family. The world of the living is where she wants to belong.

But her resolution shatters when the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class at Oxford—begin to haunt her. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War.

College becomes more complicated when Madison falls hard for Rupert Vance, a troubled aristocrat and descendant of one of the characters in the painting. With the spirit of a murderer after her, she realizes that her own first love may also be doomed…


{Upper-YA/New Adult - Recommended 17+}

My Review

I love books set in Louisiana.  I just love that whole Southern Antebellum, Southern gothic type of setting.  Oxford Whispers isn't exactly set in Louisiana but our heroine is from there.  And she has that whole psychic voodoo thing going on, which is also cool. To escape that whole voodoo heritage our heroine, Madison, goes off to college in England.  While she is there she begins to be haunted by the ghosts of a pair of lovers she sees in a painting.  To complicate things more she falls in love with Rupert who is a descendant of the lovers and their relationship may be doomed before it even starts by the spirit of a murderer.

I loved this book, and plan to read all of them in the series.  The characters are likable - especially Madison. I like that she is kind of nerdy but she is also full of spunk.  She's a smart girl, and I like books with smart girls that can take care of themselves and aren't tripping all over themselves and waiting for a boy to rescue them.

The pacing was well done and the story so engrossing that I read it in one sitting, and then read it again more slowly.  Ms. Croslydon is an excellent story teller and as I said, I can't wait to see how this series continues.  It's paranormal, but refreshingly different from all the other paranormal stuff out their right now.  Check it out if you're looking for something otherworldly and amazing.

About the author

In addition to being an author, I work as an entrepreneur, wife and mother-of-one but spend a good deal of time with books, DVDs and listening to my mp3 player; all for the sake of inspiration, of course.

My debut series, The Oxford Trilogy, has been a blast to write because I can indulge in my favorite types of music: Country and English rock.

My main goal as a writer is to make readers dream bigger and cause their hearts to beat a little faster.
Since my writing is all about sharing dreams and stories, I love connecting with fellow readers and authors.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yay, I'm glad you like this so much. I am so ready for the next book. Great reveiw.

Jenea @ Books Live Forever

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