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Mike Dellosso’s debut novel, The Hunted, is sure to scare your pants off – which is why I haven’t decided if I’m actually brave enough to read it. Oh, I’ve heard wonderful things about it – from everyone I know who has read it – but it’s precisely Mike’s skill of storytelling and bringing a thriller to life that leave me a little uncertain. My husband is currently reading the book, so I’ll wait to see what he advises.

In the meantime, I was thinking about what to post as a part of the tour, and I thought I’d try something different. You can read wonderful interviews with Mike at other stops along the tour. You can also read the first chapter of the book here.

But since we’re talking about scary stories – I want to hear yours. What’s been one of the scariest (in a terrifying or humorous sense) thing you’ve ever experienced?

For me, one crazy scary event occurred just after my senior year of high school. A girlfriend and I were driving home around midnight from a neighboring city. We turned off of the interstate onto a darker, more secluded highway. As we chatted about the evening, we noticed an empty car on the side of the road and even remarked about the oddity of its presence. A couple hundred yards beyond the car, I saw something. I instinctively began to slow down, and asked my friend, “Did you just see what I saw?” She solemnly nodded her head as we rolled to a stop, confirming that I had indeed just seen a body lying on the side of the road! We sat, suspended in time and in disbelief. As two young women, we weren’t sure of the safe action to take. We had heard that gangs in the area, as a part of initiation, would lie on the side of the road until someone stopped. When someone would finally get out to check on the person, other gang members would jump out of a hiding spot and attack the person.

And yet, if the person lying on the side of the road needed our help . . .

No other cars were in sight.

So I finally pulled out my bag phone (yes, bag phone!) and dialed 911. I spoke to the dispatch agent and told him everything I knew. Then I called my dad. As soon as I heard his voice, the tears began to flow. He reassured me we did the right thing, and told us to wait in the car until help arrived. Fortunately, the first two cars to finally stop carried two medical professionals. We drove back to the scene and let them know help was on the way. Turns out the body was that of an older woman who was in diabetic shock. The other passenger with her had gone for help, but in desperation she had climbed out of the car and started walking herself. Someone else stopped and had a bottle of orange juice in her car. Everything was going to be okay.

But it sure was scary!

So now I want to hear about your scary moments! Here are a few guidelines:

1) Write your post about a scary moment (truly terrifying or take a humorous spin)

2) Link back to this post: https://blogtourspot.wordpress.com/2008/06/02/the-hunted-blog-tour/ and let me know when your post is up.

3) Invite 5 more people to participate.

Think of it as telling ghost stories around the campfire!

I’m tagging Marcus, Alyssa, Llama Momma, Kellie, BJ and Ben. (I know, that’s six!) Mike is experiencing his own scary story that you can read about here. If I didn’t tag you and you want to participate too, just let me know when your post is up!

And don’t forget to check out The Hunted!

Scary Story Posts:

Gina talks about her CSI adventures in New York
Kellie shares about a plane hijacking experience
Julie‘s creepy experience being stalked
Marie‘s recounts near death experience
MEH tells about her experience with the Oklahoma City bombing
Mike‘s chilling tale about “the voice”
Terri also shares about a stalking experience
Chera shares about her spring break trip and Big Papa
BJ talks about scary secrets
Darcie talks about Golden Grahams
Megan tells about a traumatic experience with a hope-filled ending
Carol talks about a scary childhood game that was more than a game

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