January 30, 2013

Oxford Whispers Tour- Review & Giveaway

Hey everyone! Today we have a stop on the Oxford Whispers Tour. I have a review for you all and there is a giveaway for you to enter. I would like to thank AToMR tours for letting me be a part of this tour and Marion Croslydon for letting me read this book.

Title: Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy, #1)
Author: Marion Croslydon
Release date: October 8th, 2012
Genre: Paranormal 
Age Group: New Adult

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
This is a very intriguing book. You get a wonderful blend of now and the past and you can tell the author knows the places you visit and has done her research. You actually feel you are in Oxford or even in Louisiana. The author does a fantastic job as well with the way the characters speak. Madison our leading lady has some fantastic lines that I love and are now some of my favorite quotes. The book every now in then does slow down but it doesn't happen often and the rest of the time it stays a good pace.

I did enjoy the characters even at times I wanted to smack them. Madison is very smart, has powers she doesn't want and fights her attraction to Rupert. She is a good character and easy to remember. I love the way she talks. Rupert is the sexy guy who even tho you know you shouldn't you want any way. He has a haunting past and doesn't want to let go of it. He also has a snobby girlfriend that his father just loves cause she is from the right kind of family. That is bad considering you can see the chemistry between him and Madison. Sarah,Peter and Robert I will let you read the book to see about them but I do want to mention Pippa Madison's friend. This is the girl I wanted to smack. While she was a friend of Madison she doesn't care one but to sleep with whoever she can and doesn't seem to care what anyone thinks about it. She just got on my nerves but she does add her own flair to the book.

The plot is a great one. A painting intrigues Madison and she must find out more about it. It also seems to trigger her powers to see dead people and she gets sucked into a past love story that seems similar to her own. It also seems to drive a dead person to want to kill her and someone she cares about. She has to figure out the mystery behind the painting and try to stay safe. She is also fighting her attraction to Rupert the whole time and not really wanting to use her powers. Using her powers may be the only choice she has tho. This book combines different times in a way that goes very smoothly and makes it a joy to read. This is a little different paranormal book and a nice change. I will be checking out more of this authors work.

4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

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.

Links to find the book: 

(1) Print Copy of OXFORD WHISPER - International, and (8) eBook copies of OXFORD WHSIPERS - International

Tour Schedule


  1. Sounds like a very interesting book. I've added to my TBR list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for the giveaway :)


  3. This book sounds GREAT!!! Can't wait to read it!!!!!

  4. Thanks for the interview and sneak peak, looks to be a great book! Thank you for the chance to win :)