Monday, May 30, 2011

CFBA presents DARKNESS FOLLOWS by Mike Dellosso

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Darkness Follows
(Realms - May 3, 2011)
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, was a newspaper correspondent/columnist for over three years, has published several articles for The Candle of Prayer inspirational booklets, and 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, the International Christian Writers, and International Thriller Writers. His short stories have appeared with Amazon Shorts and in Coach's Midnight Diner genre anthology. 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.

Mike Dellosso writes novels of suspense for both the mind and the soul. He writes to both entertain and challenge. In addition to his novels, Mike is also an adjunct professor at Lancaster Bible College and a faculty member at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writer's Conference.


Sam Travis lives in a Civil War era farmhouse in Gettysburg, PA, where he awakens one morning to find an old journal with an entry by a Union soldier, Lt. Whiting…written in Sam’s own handwriting. When this happens several more times, both at night and during waking “trances,” Sam begins to question his own sanity while becoming obsessed with Lt. Whiting and his bone-chilling journal entries. As the entries begin to mimic Sam’s own life, he is drawn into an evil plot that could cost many lives, including his own.

Can the unconditional love of Sam's daughter, Eva, break through his hardened heart before a killer on the loose catches up with them and Sam’s past spurs him to do the unthinkable?

If you would like to read the Prologue and first chapter of Darkness Follows, go HERE

From the first page of Darkness Follows, Mike Dellosso throws the reader into the middle of the action. Short chapters keep the pace zipping along, making it a hard book to put down. Set against the backdrop of Gettysburg, Delloso draws interesting parallels between contemporary times and the Civil War era. Most importantly, he creates characters who engage the reader. As important information is doled out, piece by piece, we become more invested in their stories, and must know what makes these people tick. As Dellosso himself has said, this is primarily a story of the pure love between a father and his daughter. All in all, he provides a profoundly satisfying - and sometimes startling - reading experience.

Because some readers are more sensitive than others, you may want to know there's a fairly high body count. Also, readers who dislike any kind of harm done to animals should proceed with caution. But I wouldn't let that stop you from reading this book. Darkness Follows is a powerful portrait of the darkness that seeks to devour mankind, and the only Light able to defeat it.

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