Oxford Whispers (The Ghosts and Vodoo Series, Book #1)

First Love. First Blood.

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 voodoo heritage. Snakes, dolls, ghosts, and spirits: Farewell…

Not quite.

When the tragic lovers in a painting begin to haunt her, she must accept her gift before life imitates art. The lovers warn her against their own nemesis. 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, could Madison’s own first love also be doomed?

If you love paranormal romances with many twists, a smart heroine, and a protective bad-boy hero ready to be redeemed, you will love Oxford Whispers.

Buy Oxford Whispers now for a unique mix of ANGST, SUSPENSE, and straight-up STEAM!


Praise for Oxford Whispers

Oxford Whispers is a real page turner. I highly recommend this hugely enjoyable book. The characters come to life and the author’s descriptions of Oxford tempt you to want to go and visit this city. I like the historical aspect and also the painting that the story was based on. Right now you can see the painting at the Pre- Raphaelite exhibition at Tate Britain – awesome! Can’t wait for the second part. JMS



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More Praises for Oxford Whispers

“Oxford Whispers is a haunting tale about the power of history, heritage and love.” 4.5 stars and IndieReader Approved
“Oxford Whispers is a romantic mystery with delightful characters and acompletely engaging plot.” Books Live Forever
“What can I say about Rupert? I thing the only two words I can think ofare gorgeous and sexy!!!” Krystina at Ever and Ever Sight
“Oxford Whispers was an incredibly well-researched and thought out debut novel.” Just My Opinion
“It’s a debut novel that has consistent good writing style. It’s apage-turner with twists, right when I figured it out, I discovered itwas entirely something else. And for that I can say that MarionCroslydon is an author we’ll be reading more.” Bookshelves Confessions
“Oxford Whispers’ is one of those books which when reading makes me sigh quietly with happiness :-).” Kirsty at All in One Place
“If you are looking for a book filled with secrets and lies, ghosts andvisions, romance and danger, look no further.” Tammy at Books, Bonesand Buffy
“I liked this book…I really bloody liked it.” Gliterary Girl
“This book has the perfect mix of everything. Mystery, Angst, Suspense,Romance, Paranormal, and straight up STEAMY moments!” YA Vixen”This book is a real gem.” Sandee Loves Books

This book was a little hard to put into a “category” because it’s a romance between two college students but their modern relationship is overshadowed by the ghosts of one that took place in the 1600’s between their ancestors. The characters are complex and interesting and the plot revolves around the heroine’s research into a relatively obscure painting that she’s using for her Master’s level work at Oxford University. The painting belongs to the family of an Earl whose son is also an Oxford student, and despite their widely different backgrounds, the two are drawn together, just as their ancestors were. And just as back then, there is a jealous villain willing to go to any lengths to prevent their happiness.

Madison comes from a single parent home on the Louisiana Bayou and her grandmother is a Voodoun priestess, from a long line of “gifted” women with abilities to speak to the dead, and Madison is no different, despite her Yale and Oxford education. Rupert is the son of an English nobleman who has a terrible relationship with his father, is on the rowing team, has lots of emotional baggage but not so great grades, and who was not at all likeable at first. As she becomes more deeply involved in the story of the lives of the people in the painting, more threatening things happen to Madison. She also becomes Rupert’s tutor and they become closer which causes strange things to happen to him also. Can they solve the mystery and stop history from repeating itself?

There is some sexual content, violence and mild profanity in this story. This book is the first in a series of Oxford mysteries with a paranormal twist from this author.

Heat factor moderate. Cindy