Saturday, February 2, 2013


 *I received this book from ATOMR Tours & the author
 in exchange for my honest review & participation in this tour*

Pages: 324 (e-book format)
Release Date: Oct. 8, 2012
Publisher: Carlux Publishing
Event organized by: AToMR Tours
Purchase: Amazon
My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Madison LeBon is dead set against the dead. 

Her fresh start at Oxford University is a brand new beginning. She finally has a chance to turn the page on her psychic powers and cumbersome voodoo heritage. Snakes, dolls, ghosts, and spirits: Farewell… 

Not quite. 

When the tragic lovers in a painting—the subject of her first history class—begin to haunt her, she must accept her gift before life imitates art. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis, a Puritan from the English Civil War. Unfortunately, said nemesis is now going all homicidal on Madison. 

College becomes more complicated when she 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, Madison realizes that her own first love may also be doomed….
My Review

Writing Style:

Oxford Whispers is the finest written debut novel that I have encountered up-to-date. From the moment I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down! Marion Croslydon displays the writing techniques of a veteran author. The way she defines her characters and the world they live in is absolutely exquisite. She blends real facts and fiction seamlessly, giving her story a realistic touch. The plot of her novel is very intricate and mixes a story of the past with the present. I was a bit thrown off by the lapse in time between/during chapters but in the end everything fell in to place perfectly. My favorite element of Croslydon’s writing is the humor she uses in her character dialogue. (I found myself giggling often) 

I was pleased to find out that many details of the plot were based off of real life situations, places, and traditions. The painting described in the story is real! Many details of the city including the various taverns/coffeehouses the characters visit are also real places! Little things like that truly bring the story to life in such a wonderful way. After reading about all these places I seriously want to see England one day!

If your interested you can take a look at the beautiful painting "The Wounded Cavalier" and find out some facts about the artist  here.

My Opinion:

I loved everything about Oxford Whispers! I felt an instant connection to this book! It has a bit of something for everyone; a love story with a historic background interlaced with paranormal, voodoo, suspense, revenge, and art elements. I mean come on… what more could you want?! It also has a few steamy sexual scenes for added pleasure. =-P  

Madison LeBon and Rupert Vance have complicated lives. Both are trying to conceal who they truly are but for very different reasons. When they are together all their troubles and fears melt away. They bring out the best and sometimes even the worst of each other. I believe that their relationship illustrates true love. True love isn’t always perfect, honestly it’s perfectly imperfect. I just hate that they have to face so many obstacles to be happy together.

The story of Sarah, Robert, and Peter broke my heart. (I won’t speak much on this because I do not what to spoil anything.)  However, I love the way their story combines with Madison’s. It amazes me what people will do because of love, jealously, and revenge. 

I am utterly upset that I have to wait for 2 months before the next book in this series is released! I NEED the next book like right now, right now. I advise for you to go pick up Oxford Whispers now, the ride it will take you on will be unforgettable.
A Giveaway
1 Print Copy Of Oxford Whispers (international)
8 e-book copies of Oxford Whispers (international) 

Direct Link to rafflecopter form: HERE

*This giveaway has been provided by ATOMR Tours & the author*

From 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.
Don’t hesitate to contact me! 

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