Friday, February 1, 2013

Blog Tour, Book Review and Tour Wide 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

Links to find the book:

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+}

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.

My Thoughts and Review:
Ghost stories have always and will always, be one of my most favorite paranormal elements (beings?) to read about. Since I was little I have loved a good ghost story, which is why I wanted to read this one so much.

Not only did a get an excellent ghost story I got a really great historical one as well.

Croslydon managed to fuse the two elements together seamlessly and create a story that was not only suspenseful and creepy but rich in historic detail.

The characters were engaging and just when I thought I had it all figured out Croslydon threw in a twist that knocked me off my seat and threw me for a loop.

I loved the slight reincarnation factor thrown into the story as well. It really added a nice element to the plot and made the characters stand out all that much more to me.

The romance in this one was perfect. Not too over the top or steamy but definitely something I would say was geared more towards the older YA or even NA audience.

Overall this was very nicely done and I will be looking forward to the next book. 

To see a full list of all the Blogs taking part in the tour please click HERE!

Tour Wide Giveaway:

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  1. I love paranormal books, and also historical ones, so I'll make sure to check it out. Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. I know I just read a review for this one the other day. Obviously I did since I already entered the contest. It sounds good and I am like you. I love a good ghost story! Have a wonderful weekend, Ali.

  3. I love the sound of this with its historical and paranormal elements! Awesome review!

  4. Wonderful review. I haven't had a chance to get to this one yet, but I do have it for review. Now I am really looking forward to reading it.

  5. I love ghost stories! And I really like this cover too. Somehow I don't recall hearing of this book yet.

  6. congrats to Marion on the new release! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I love ghost books although sometimes they are so sad :-( I enjoy the ones that have a magical way to ends things happily! LOL With a reincarnation story I'm hoping maybe this one does work out.