Illusions, Delusions By Alexander Raphael

I am always drawn to short stories. They are gems of storytelling. It gives me great pleasure to draw your attention to a collection of seven of such gems in my friend, Alex Raphael’s new book: Illusions, Delusions available in print or digital version on Amazon and Amazon UK.

Each of these stories is completely different in style from one another, showcasing Alex’s broad range in writing and imagination. Additionally, each tale will incite you to think deeply, look beyond the surface of the story and ask yourself the questions subtly raised within the narrative. What would you do? How would you answer?

This is Alex’s second book, after his debut: The Summer of Madness, which you should also check out if you haven’t already. He works as a journalist and copy editor and lives in London and is a wonderfully talented writer and blogger. Make sure to go visit him here.

Oh and one more thing…. I had the pleasure and privilege of doing the artwork for his book cover and profile picture:

The Year Of Drawing Adventurously – Week 9: Favorite Book

Following the chart to 52 drawings this year.

I struggled to pick just one book to call my favorite. I could have drawn a dozen or more, but I narrowed it down to two. I begin with Dune by Frank Herbert because it really is my all time favorite science fiction novel. This is my interpretation of Dune’s sand worms and Fremen. Next, the timeless classic: Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. The White Rabbit beckons you to follow him through the keyhole and into the garden beyond.

The Bucks County Novels, Book 4

And finally…. (last one, promise)! Tainted Inheritance is the fourth novel in the series, set in Doylestown, the seat of Bucks County and about twenty minutes from my home in West Rockhill. This book sets up the plot of my current work in progress. So for those of you who read along as I posted Breaking Bread last year, this is what happened before. Here is a synopsis of the story:

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Why would anyone want to hurt Olivia Sutton? Her life was finally coming together after her divorce. She’s found new love with contractor Leo Donovan and made a fresh start in a new home. When she becomes the victim of one too many random accidents, she realizes someone is stalking her. Has something in her past come back to haunt her? And can she and Leo discover the secret before it’s too late?

Available on Amazon, find it here.

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And check out my Amazon Author Page for other titles.