[Blog Tour] The Summer of Madness – Alex Raphael

Here I am, back with another blog tour. Surprising, right ? Today is my stop in the blog tour for “The Summer of Madness” written by Alex Raphael.

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.

Kurt Vannes is an interesting character. He would do anything to get the love of his life back, after he realises he has been doing something wrong. He uses a classic, I’ve actually never read, to try and get her back. In this very short story, the author pictures how far someone could go when in love with someone else. The character here, is ready to show the world (or at least the place he lives in, first) how much he loves this woman, and that he would do anything for her, even though is realising it a bit too late.

I enjoyed this short story, it’s a very quick read so it’s easy to read. I wasn’t expecting anything, so I wasn’t disappointed or anything. I would have loved a different end, but I think it was the right choice with the story so I wouldn’t want to read another end, now. I ‘ve never read the classic read by the character: “Wuthering Heights” written by Emily Brontë and published in 1847.

Author Bio:

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.

Purchase Links:

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Where to find the author:



I hope you appreciated this tour, and will want to find out more about this short story.

Morgane. x


  1. Thanks for agreeing to review it. I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 It’s such a good feeling when someone like yourself who reads so much enjoys the characters and the way the story unfolds.

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