Wednesday, June 18, 2008

CFBA Introduces The Hunted by Mike Dellosso

This week, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance is introducing The Hunted (Realms - June 3, 2008) by Mike Dellosso

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Mike now lives in Hanover, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Jen, and their three daughters. He writes a monthly column for Writer . . .Interrupted. He was a newspaper correspondent/columnist for over three years and has published several articles for The Candle of Prayer inspirational booklets. Mike also has edited and contributed to numerous Christian-themed Web sites and e-newsletters.

Mike is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, the Relief Writer's Network, and International Thriller Writers. He received his BA degree in sports exercise and medicine from Messiah College and his MBS degree in theology from Master's Graduate School of Divinity.

You can read a great interview with Mike on TitleTrakk.


A town's deadly secret will drive one man to the edge of his faith...

After learning of the disappearance of his nephew, Joe Saunders returns to his childhood home of Dark Hills to aid in the search effort. When Caleb is found, badly mauled and clinging to life, Joe embarks on a mission to find the beast responsible. But the more Joe delves into the fabric of his old hometown, the more he realizes Dark Hills has a dark secret, shrouded for three generations in a deadly code of silence.

As Joe unravels the truth behind a series of unexplained animal attacks, murder, and corruption at the highest level of law enforcement, he is led to a final showdown where he must entrust his very life into God's hands. Will his young faith be strong ehough to battle the demonic forces of The Hunted.

If you would like to read the first chapter, go HERE.

Mike Dellosso could very well be the next Frank Peretti-if you liked The Oath and Monster, you are going to love The Hunted.
--C.J. Darlington, Cofounder and book editor,

A spine-tingling tale of hidden secrets, buried hopes, and second chances. A story best read with all the lights on and an extra flashlight--just in case!
--Amy Wallace, author of Ransomed Dreams

Mike Dellosso's pins-and-needles thriller hurtles the reader down a dark and twisted path. I dare you to take this one home!
--Jill Elizabeth Nelson, author of the To Catch a Thief suspense series

With hints of Frank Peretti and Stephen King, The Hunted is a chilling debut."
--Creston Mapes, author of Nobody

A vicious enemy, a family secret, a thirst for revenge, and a need for reconciliation all drive The Hunted from intriguing beginning to thrilling conclusion."
--Kathryn Mackel, author of Vanished

Read this someplace safe as you experience the incredibly descriptive world of The Hunted. And sleep with the lights on.
--Austin Boyd, author of Mars Hill Classified trilogy


Now it's my turn to read The Hunted, a book I've been looking forward to for a long time. As soon as it came in the mail, my daughter confiscated it and I never saw it again. Here's what she had to say to my questions:

Me: Why did you tear open my package and confiscate The Hunted before I could get my hands on it.

Daughter: I needed something good to read and I needed it immediately.

Me: What grabbed you about this particular book?

Daughter: All the characters--even the mean ones--were so intriguing.

Me: Even from the first page? I've never seen a book grab hold of you like The Hunted did.

Daughter: I know. Even from the beginning it was very suspenseful --grabbed me and kept me. His characters knew a secret and I wanted to know it too. :)
Mike Dellosso never gave me enough info to satisfy me so I had to keep reading. He's really good at teasing us into turning pages.

Me: Did anything in particular impress you about this new author?

Daughter: Yeah, he sure knows how to write from the woman's perspective. Maggie was very real. I liked her a lot.

Me: Okay, where's The Hunted? It's my turn to be intrigued by new author Mike Dellosso.

It's in my book case because it's a keeper. So when's his next book coming out? I need something really good to read.

Mike, keep us updated!


Mike Dellosso said...

Hey, Jess, thanks so much for posting about my book. It's much appreciated.


Marcia Gruver said...

Oh, Mike. Two comparisons to Peretti and one to Stephen King? Consider me hooked. I guess because I write sweet historical romance, I need your type of books for balance. Just tell me where to throw down my money!

Mike Dellosso said...

Thanks, Marcia! Amazon's always a good bet :)Hope you enjoy it.

Chick Lit Gurrl said...

I'll have to check out the book - I'm always willing to support my fellow Baltimoreans! :-)