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Merry Christmas!

And Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a wonderful, peace- and joy-filled holiday season, and an absolutely fantastic start to 2019. I’m certainly ready for a new year!

Christmas tree

PS: What would a holiday post be without a gift? YUCATAN DEAD (A Kate Jones Thriller) is on sale for .99 through January 4th.  Click here for links to all available platforms. It’s the closest thing I’ve got to a Christmas story 🙂

cover for Yucatan Dead



Everything’s on SALE

Big Sale

Through January 28th, all books in both the Kate Jones and the Leine Basso thriller series are ON SALE for 25-75% off. If you haven’t had the chance to pick up these award-winning, bestselling thrillers, there’s still time :-)

Details below:

**US $ or equivalent, depending on country**

Kate Jones Thrillers:

The Kate Jones Thriller series, Vol. 1 (#1-4) – $2.99

Cruising for Death (#5) – $2.99

Yucatán Dead (#6) – $2.99

A One Way Ticket to Dead (#7) – $2.99

Leine Basso Crime Thrillers:

Serial Date (#1) – $2.99

Bad Traffick (#2) – $2.99

The Body Market (#3) – ONLY $0.99

Cargo (#4) –  $2.99 

Purchase links:




Barnes and Noble



Goodreads Giveaway

Hey everybody! It’s that time again–I’m giving away 2 signed print copies of the latest Kate Jones Thriller, A ONE WAY TICKET TO DEAD (Kate Jones #7) on Goodreads.

Although it’s “#7” it can easily be read all by its lonesome. Of course, I’m hoping that you’ll think it’s so danged good you’ll want to read the others in the series if you haven’t already 🙂 Click on the link below to enter (Giveaway ends 5/28/14)


Goodreads Book Giveaway

A One Way Ticket to Dead by D.V. Berkom

A One Way Ticket to Dead

by D.V. Berkom

Giveaway ends May 28, 2014.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

New Kate Jones Cover

Okay–it’s finally starting to feel like a real book! The new Kate Jones thriller, A One Way Ticket to Dead, is so close to being ready I can taste it. For someone with issues in the patience department, it’s this last bit before publication that makes me bat-shit crazy…kind of like getting to the end of a long race where you just want to %&*! FINISH. No worries, though. I can usually circumvent any impending implosion with some deep breathing and a glass or two of wine.

I’m aiming for a February release (okay, it may be closer to the end of February… 🙂 ) To whet your appetite and to appease my imprudent nature, here’s a peek at the new cover:

cover for A One Way Ticket to Dead

I especially like the visceral impact of the blood-smeared money and the MP5 standing on top of it. Definitely appropriate to the theme of the book. Don’t worry, Kate’s still got a problem with inappropriate sarcasm and there are touches of levity  throughout, but her arc is demanding a bit more maturity. I leave it to you to figure out what the hell that means. Here’s the description:

“After years of running from her ex—a vicious Mexican drug lord—and his subsequent death, Kate Jones is ready to bury the past and try to piece together a new normal. But first there’s a loose end to tie and it involves digging up old ghosts that are best left alone.

Unaware her actions have attracted the notice of a powerful enemy, Kate is plunged into a deadly fight for survival as both her life and the lives of the children of a man she once loved hang in the balance. And, with the possibility of a cartel informant inside the DEA, Kate isn’t sure who she can trust.

From the emerald-green shores of Seattle to the lush Yucatan jungle and unforgiving Sonoran desert, Kate Jones must once again face her past…and hope she survives.”

What do ya think? Do you like the cover? Does the blurb grab you? Inquiring minds want to know. Any and all comments are welcome. Really.

I’ll be sending out a new issue of the newsletter in the next few weeks and expect to have a couple of giveaways included, so if you’re interested, here’s the link to sign up: http://bit.ly/1d67TKm . I only send them out about 3-4 times a year, so I won’t spam you–promise.

Off to do ANOTHER edit. Sigh. That bottle of cab on the kitchen counter is calling my name..

.Schwappender Wein

Thriller Ink Interview

Keyboard and penThere’s a fun interview over at Thriller Ink today–find out why I write action/adventure and whether I put real people in my novels 🙂


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