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The Summer of Madness is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contact me on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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The Summer of Madness by Alexander Raphael


Target Age: YA / NA / Adult
Genre: Romantic literary fiction

Tour Dates: 16th - 25th September

Publication Date: March 2019

Formats available: Mobi, PDF or Paperbacks

Estimated Page Count -43

Standalone Short Story

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) or basic promo  / spotlight posts

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In the summer of love, or rather of madness, a whole set of stories are emerging. But there is one that has got everyone talking. When Kurt Vannes decides to win back his ex-girlfriend with the help of a literary classic, he sets off a string of events that will build to a dramatic finale.

About Alexander Raphael

Half-Welsh, half-Mexican and growing up in London, Alex Raphael was surrounded by different influences and interests. But it was always books that spoke to him most and had the greatest impact.

He started writing when at college, where his love of reading evolved into a desire to write, in particular focusing on poetry and short stories. Studying English and American Literature at university meant he took a break from writing, as well as giving him the chance to see more of Mexico on his travels. He concentrated on his journalistic career while working on different writing projects, but his favourite genre of literature has always been short stories as they are what first inspired him to write.

That’s why his first book was The Summer of Madness, a romantic short story that tells of a guy who goes out to try to win his ex-girlfriend back. Will you be rooting for Kurt and his big public gesture or is it more complicated than that and you don’t want her to date him again? Either way you’ll get to know a memorable set of characters along for the ride.

His second book Illusions, Delusions reflects Raphael’s love of alternative short stories from the writers of his childhood and challenges the idea of the narrative. Will your favourite be the story in the form of a questionnaire, a poem or a set of jokes, among the seven very different styles?

Alex Raphael is currently working on his third collection of short stories, which will provide a wide blend of genres and an assortment of very original premises and distinctive character, with his trademark imagination, humour and memorable dialogue.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

16th September

  1.  So Fine Print

  2.  Jypsylynn

  3. Book Off I’m Reading

17th September

  1. Northernreader

  2. Joanna Victoria

  3. Book Me Some Time

18th September

  1. karenandherbooks

  2. B for bookreview

  3. Passion_Pour_La_Literature_

19th September

  1. donnasbookblog

  2. Rajiv's Reviews

  3. Bookriot

20th September

  1. Jessica Belmont

  2. Pickled Thoughts and Pinot

  3. Curled up with a good book

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