Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Deadly Potential (A Special Investigations Case File #1) by Jennifer Carole Lewis

Title: Deadly Potential
Series: A Special Investigations Case File, #1
Author: Jennifer Carole Lewis
Publisher: Soul Mate Publishing
Publication Date: October 23rd 2019
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance, Suspense
How can anyone protect themselves from a serial killer who can make someone forget they ever saw him? In a world where superpowers are very real, that’s where the Investigators of the Bureau of Special Investigations come in.

When songwriter and manager Katie Ballard first began getting letters, she thought they were just another example of the fan mail that has been pouring in ever since her sister Aggi first became the Princess of Pop. With a global concert tour to run and a sharp eye out for those who seek to take advantage of Aggi’s wealth and celebrity, Katie dismisses her secretive admirer until Investigators from Special Investigations arrive on her doorstep.

Investigator Ben Morgan’s life is all about his work, protecting both those who have powers and ordinary citizens from one another. But from the moment he takes this case, he finds himself distracted by the cool, competent manager being targeted by one of the most infamous serial killers of the last decade. He’ll need all of his renowned expertise and ability to think outside the box if he hopes to keep her alive.

For Katie, Ben might be one of the most attractive men she’s ever met but having her life turned upside down is hardly the way she wanted to begin a romance. She might be used to handling everything on her own, but she will have to trust Ben as a protector and with her heart.

Together they’ll fight to keep Katie alive and out of the hands of a man who thinks the best way to get a happily ever after is to make sure there’s no tomorrow.



Jennifer Carole Lewis is a full-time mom, a full-time administrator and a full-time writer, which means she is very much interested in speaking to anyone who comes up with any form of functional time-travel devices or practical cloning methods. Meanwhile, she spends her most of her time alternating between organizing and typing.

She is a devoted comic book geek and Marvel movie enthusiast. She spends far too much of her precious free time watching TV, especially police procedural dramas. Her enthusiasm outstrips her talent in karaoke, cross-stitch and jigsaw puzzles. She is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction and always enjoys seeking out new suggestions.

The Weird Way Your Brain Actually Works
by Jennifer Carole Lewis
I’m one of those people who get fascinated with figuring out how people’s minds and bodies work and while I was doing research for Deadly Potential, I found out some interesting facts about how our brains process information.

We tend to think of our senses as the equivalent of a camera, with perfect capture of the visual and audio around us. But we actually only process a small amount of what we take in, the rest is filled in by our memories and expectations. That’s why we can sometimes miss something that can seem completely obvious when we come back to it. (Like searching the fridge three times for those leftovers you were sure you put in there, only to find them sitting in the middle of the shelf when you look again.)

It leaves us vulnerable to overlooking potential signs of problems. We can fail to notice the hole in our shirt until we’re about to start the big business meeting. Or overlook the pothole in the sidewalk until we trip over the edge. Or miss seeing the dark form lurking off to the side while we hurry from our car to our home.

The other odd part about how our brains work is how we create long term memories. Memories are initially coded as short term, lasting only a few seconds unless the person makes an effort to remember or the memory has emotional weight (which is why we forget phone numbers five seconds after looking them up). If a memory isn’t transferred to long term memory, it vanishes.

That’s where the idea for my villain came from. We already have a tendency to overlook details we don’t consider important. What if a stalker could give his targets a psychic push to consider him a trivial detail? What if he could prevent long term memories from forming, effectively ensuring that no one would ever remember him? He could hide in plain sight, following his targets as closely as he wants.

It would take someone specially trained in dealing with psychics to know how to overcome such an advantage. This is the sort of thing my geek self adores, getting to figure out how various superpowers would really work. And it’s why I’m so excited about my Special Investigation Case Files series. I’m going to get to explore all kinds of supernatural abilities and showcase the dedicated people who are determined to protect the public from those who no one else can stop.
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