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Publication: April 30, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Age Demographic: Mature YA/New Adult
Promotional Event: AToMR
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…
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…
Firsts – This is why I write New Adult. Oxford Whispers is about falling in love for the first time, but also leaving home for the first time and being on one’s own…
Honesty – Madison and Rupert go through a lot of troubles because they’re not honest with each other… and with themselves. The story shows how they’re learning to be true to themselves or to each other.
Grief – How to recover from loss, but also how it’s often mixed with guilt.
Romance – Again, sorry if it sounds obvious since it’s the genre I’m writing. As a writer, I’m always trying to develop a relationship from a romantic angle. Sex is important (so are sex scenes and they’re not easy to write!), but in this 50-Shades era, let’s not forget about the ‘va-va-voom’…