Sunday, 27 January 2013

Giveaway & Excerpt: Oxford Whispers by Marion Croslydon

Oxford Whispers (The Oxford Trilogy, # 1)
Today I'm excited to share with you a little about Oxford Whispers by Marion Croslydon.
Publication Date: October 8th 2012
Publisher: Carlux Publishing

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…


“First time here?” asked a clipped voice behind her at the jammed-up counter. 
She turned around and leaned against the bar to support herself as she lifted her gaze from the light blue shirt he wore, to a crisp collar, and followed the line of his neck to the handsome face above.  

Earl Boy himself. 

Madison cleared her throat, but only managed a ‘Yes’ that sounded like a croak. 

He’s hotter than the hinges on the gates of hell.

He chuckled, clearly enjoying her agitation.  But his voice was soft when he asked, “American? Where from?”

The smell of his freshly laundered clothes drifted over her.  Bergamot or lavender, Madison couldn’t say which, but the fragrance contrasted with the sweat and cheap perfume of the crowd.

“Louisiana,” Bad Boy is chatting me up.

The full-lips-slash-chiseled-cheekbones combo was full-on cliché, but would melt a freaking iceberg.  

He gave her a rueful smile and she tried turning away, but couldn’t find the necessary space at the crowded bar. Pivoting her head, she strained for a better view of possible avenues of retreat.

“You arrived with Ginger Girl.”

“No idea who you’re talking about…Blondie.” The steel in her voice had chinks in it.

Sparkles lit up in his eyes, and her heart missed a beat. Shivers—chilly then warm—ran down her spine, and back up again.  The student bartender shook her elbow and signaled toward a glass on the bar.  She held out the exact change, keeping her arm strong, her hand still, but her new ‘friend’ stopped her midway.

“Allow me. I’m Rupert, by the way.”

Sounds like the start of something interesting! 

Marion's Bio: 
In addition to being an author, I 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.

Website           Facebook       Twitter: @MCroslydon

Now here's the awesome part.  Marion Croslydon has generously offered to giveaway a e-copy of Oxford Whispers to one lucky winner. Thank you! The giveaway is INTERNATIONAL so fill out the rafflecopter below for a chance to win! The only requirement is that you follow the blog.   

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  1. Niceeee! It definitely sounds like the start of something VERY interesting<3
    Thanks for sharing Rachel :)

  2. Oh, I've come across good buzz for Oxford Whispers. I do like the excerpt. I love witty Brit boys. Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing (:

  4. Oh it definitely does sound like the start of something. ;) This is set at Oxford University? Cool! :) I haven't come across it before, so I'll be sure to check it out on Goodreads. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Uu, Rupert! *swoon* I just finished this a few days ago for my blog tour review, which is scheduled to be posted tomorrow, and aside from the original setting, Rupert is what I liked the most. He is one gorgeous, swoon-worthy boy, let me tell you. Just imagine: handsome, a future Earl, and that awesome British accent. I can never resist a Brit accent, I'm pathetic that way.

    Oh, and something totally unrelated, Flann was right about my name... she should know, lol, we are great friends. It's pronounced Maya, we just spell it differently. She told me you guys mentioned it. I'm glad you're having fun.

  6. Rachel this sounds fantastic :D I've added it onto my Goodreads ever-growing list LOL

  7. I can't wait to read this book, its been on my Kindle for ages. I love the concept of this book and it featured in Oxford Uni, somewhere very different from other novels of this genre. Thanks for Sharing Rachel! :)

  8. Just finished this book. Loved that excerpt, enjoyed this book. :)

  9. Ooh, this sounds so interesting! I love the lighting on the cover and the excerpt has me intrigued for sure. Thanks for sharing, Rachel! :)

  10. 'He’s hotter than the hinges on the gates of hell.' - Sounds good!

  11. I have to say, I loved this quote "He’s hotter than the hinges on the gates of hell."

    It made me smile!

    It sounds like a very fun book. Great excerpt. Thanks for sharing, Rachel! :)

  12. This book sounds really good and I enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for sharing Rachel and for the giveaway :)

  13. Loved the excerpt! Sounds like a great-read :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Rupert sounds like an interesting character! *Winks*
    I saw the book tour for this title but I passed on it thinking I wouldn't enjoy it! I'd love to hear what others think of it before I can get to it. Thanks for sharing, Rachel! :)


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