#BadMoonRising Unwitting (Erica Rosen MD #2) by Deven Greene #thriller #geneticengineering

Today is this author’s first time participating in BMR, and it’s also release day for the second book in her series – congrats! Read on to see how the shower scene in Psycho was nearly a real life experience for her. Welcome Deven Greene!

What urban legend scares you most?

This is the scariest to me, because it’s the most believable and I dreamt about it:

I wake up uncomfortable, freezing cold. Before I open my eyes, I try to move but the pain is too intense. I’m on a hard surface, not in my bed. Something isn’t right—fear takes over me. Finally, I overcome my dread and open my eyes. How did this happen? I’m in a bathtub, almost completely covered by water and melting ice cubes. Streaks of blood are suspended in the water, and overlie some of the remaining ice. On the far edge of the bathtub, leaning against the wall, is a cardboard sign with instructions: “Your kidneys are gone. Get to a hospital immediately.”

Would you rather dunk for apples or carve a Jack o’ lantern?

Believe it or not, I’ve never dunked for apples, but I have carved many a Jack o’ lantern. Nothing elaborate, but it’s fun just the same. I particularly enjoy cutting around the teeth in Jack’s smile. So, I would definitely prefer to carve a Jack o’ lantern.

If you watch horror movies, are you the person who yells at the characters, covers your eyes, or falls asleep?

I’d be yelling at the characters. “Get out of there!” or “Cut it out – well, not literally, I mean stop what you’re doing!” I have to admit, though, I’m not a big fan of horror movies.

Allow me to segue into a true story along the lines of horror. When I was a college student living in the dormitory, I came home late from a date. Almost everyone on the floor was asleep, but I got to talking to a friend of mine. I wanted to take a shower, so we continued talking while I took a shower in one of the many shower stalls. My friend continued to talk to me from outside the shower curtain. We moved from subject to subject, and she asked me if I’d ever seen the movie Psycho. Before I could answer, she asked, “Do you remember the shower scene?” Then she immediately turned off all the lights. It was pitch black, I was in the shower, and I just SCREAMED. I screamed non-stop until I realized I’d been set up. I started laughing then, but for a while there, I was very scared.

Would you and your main character get along?

I would definitely get along with my main character. She’s a doctor, like me, although she is a pediatrician, while I’m a pathologist. She’s more adventuresome than I am, but that would work—she can go on adventures, and I can write about them.

If you could spend the day with another popular author, who would you choose?

I would choose David Sedaris. He is a humorist, and his type of writing is very different from my own. He finds humor in everyday things, and I would like to add more of that to my books. His talent probably wouldn’t rub off on me, but hopefully I could learn something from him.

How would you describe your book’s ideal reader?

My ideal reader is someone who loves the thriller genre and enjoys learning about new things, especially in medical or scientific fields. I include background information on the subject at hand. I aim to give enough detail to make it interesting, but not so much that it becomes tedious.

Dr. Erica Rosen’s world is turned upside down after a suicide bomber explodes amidst a large crowd entering Oracle Park baseball stadium, near her San Francisco home. Many are killed or injured, and police have no leads in solving the case.

Erica becomes involved after a teacher of young autistic men calls her. The teacher believes her students are involved in the bombing but is afraid to contact law enforcement. She reaches out to Erica, who has experience with special needs children.

Erica arrives at the school but finds the police already there and a young autistic man doing a jigsaw puzzle, oblivious to his murdered teacher on the floor. The young man has information about the mastermind behind the bombing but has limited ability to speak. Erica is determined to protect him, prevent further bombings, and find his missing classmates.

Purchase Link

Unwitting (Erica Rosen MD #2)

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Unnatural (Erica Rosen MD #1)

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Author Bio and Social Media

Fiction writer Deven Greene lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Ever since childhood, Deven has been interested in science.  After working as a biochemist, she went back to school and became a pathologist.  When writing fiction, the author usually incorporates elements of medicine or science. Deven has penned several short stories. Unnatural, Erica Rosen MD Trilogy Book 1 is the first novel the author has published. Her recently completed novel, Unwitting, is the second novel in the trilogy.

Website:  https://www.devengreene.com

Blog:  https://www.devengreene.com/blog

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/dgreenewriter/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/devengreeneauthor/

Twitter:  @DGreeneauthor

47 thoughts on “#BadMoonRising Unwitting (Erica Rosen MD #2) by Deven Greene #thriller #geneticengineering

  1. There was a show on TV with Kiefer Sutherland and David Mazouz called Touch, where the son had autism but was instrumental in solving an ongoing mystery. (He had special powers, but that’s beside the point.) The premise was fascinating. Your book reminded me of that. Wishing you all the best with it, Deven.

    Thanks, Teri.

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    1. I remember that show – probably another one of my regulars that was canceled. La Brea also caught my interest this season, but I kept avoiding it because I knew if I got hooked it would be canceled. I broke down and recorded several episodes but haven’t watched them yet.

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        1. Deven Greene

          I’m not familiar with any of those shows (La Brea or Touch). I tend to watch only netflix or HBO (when the series is over). That way, I can watch the shows every day until I’m through. I don’t have to worry about them being cancelled on me. Believe it or not, I am currently watching West Wing on Netflix – a series that ended years ago.

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  3. Fun interview, Teri and Deven. All except for the nightmares I’m likely to have about waking up with no kidneys, and stuff. But still. Fun. 😂

    I like the premise of your series, Deven, so will be check on Amazon shortly. Great post! 🤗

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      1. 😁😁😁😁 Yes! That’s it. I’ve never thought about my kidneys before, and now I can’t STOP thinking about them. Wondering if they’re safe. Hoping there’ll be enough ice in the tub when I wake up without them! Stuff like that!

        Good Golly, Olly … what have you started??? 😂

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  4. suerovens

    Hmmm. I don’t care for practical jokes – I think that “shower prank” would have been the end of that particular friendship. But, on a more positive note, loved the interview!! 🙂 (LOL – had to start off all judgey on your college friend!)

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  5. Having your kidneys stolen is certainly something to fear. I always find this sort of ‘possibly true’ story much more scary than actual paranormal or horror stories. There are people out there who would steal your kidneys although they probably wouldn’t bother with the bath. Denen’s book sounds very interesting and the autism twist attracts me.

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  6. I think you’re right – if someone wanted to steal your kidneys they wouldn’t bother with the ice a bath. while they were at it, they’d probably take your liver, lungs and heart, too. there’s no recovering from that.

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  7. I love the cover of your book, Deven, especially all the jigsaw pieces. It sounds like a mystery where you have to have all the pieces to solve the mystery.
    I laughed at the shower prank you were involved in. It reminds me of some of the teen-slasher horror movies that include them so that you’re never sure whether something horrible is really about to happen.

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  8. Victoria Zigler

    Your shower experience reminds me of when one of my brothers and I went to see “The Ring” with a couple of friends. Right after the movie ended – while me and my brother were walking home, having gone in a different direction to the friends – his mobile phone rang. It showed an unknown number, and when he answered it, a voice said, “Seven Days,” and hung up. Took ages for me to calm my brother down enough to get him to realize it was just his friend withholding his number and calling my brother as a joke. Not so easily scared, I personally found it highly amusing, but my brother – who’s very easily scared, despite his love of horror movies – didn’t share my amusement, and only stopped worrying I was wrong about it being a joke a couple of weeks later, when enough time had passed that the seven days prediction was clearly not going to come true.

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