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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



LibraryThing Giveaway

Okay, so I’ve been going back and forth on wanting to set up an e-book giveaway (I don’t have any of my stuff in KDP Select at the moment and have had sketchy luck with other promos I’ve tried) cuz we all know how much I LOVE to give away books. This weekend, a writer friend alerted me to the member giveaway service on LibraryThing (where the heck have I been, right?). It’s similar to a Goodreads Giveaway in that there’s a limited time to sign up to receive the books, but different because in addition to paperbacks you can give away e-books (and audiobooks). Yay!

Anyway, all that is to say that I’m giving away 100 E-COPIES each of SERIAL DATE and YUCATAN DEAD right now on LibraryThing. Here’s the link to the Giveaway Page, if you’re interested. Just scroll down until you see whichever books you’d like to receive and then click the “Request it!” link on the right. That’s it. (If you make a mistake and don’t want the book you just requested, you can ‘unrequest’ it 🙂 ) There are several books available, some e-books, some paperbacks, some pre-releases.  YUCATAN DEAD is available until June 28th and SERIAL DATE is available until June 29th. (The giveaway is open to all countries.) If you do request either or both of the books, I’d be deliriously happy if you’d leave a short recommendation on your favorite bookish website.

What are you waiting for? Slide on over to LibraryThing and request yourself some free books!

Cover for Serial DateSERIAL DATE description:

**Warning** This book has violence, strong language, black humor, sleazy politicians, and sex. Close enough to the five essential food groups as far as I’m concerned…Definitely R-rated.

A retired assassin. A serial killer with a social agenda.

Determined to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a job working security at one of television’s most popular reality shows, Serial Date. When a contestant is found dead in the prop closet, it appears the killer is one of the ‘bachelors’ on the show- an ex-con billed as a serial killer- but the detective in charge of the case isn’t so sure.

When Leine’s estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the real killer, she’s forced to rely on old skills to find her, and must come to terms with who she really is. She soon realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and she’ll need to use all of her cunning to stop him…and rescue her daughter.

“If you like fast-paced action, great lead characters, and don’t mind a few F-bombs and the occasional gore, DV Berkom is the author for you.” – Jen Blood, bestselling author of the Erin Solomon Mysteries

“Serial Date was a surprisingly entertaining read with witty writing and dark humor…The prose is sharp and gritty. I love satires and this one was no exception…I highly recommend Serial Date to those who enjoy murder mysteries with a touch of satire.” -Seattle Post Intelligencer

“This book is without a doubt one of the most engaging, complex and enthralling mysteries that had me totally in its grip…” -Confessions of a Reader

“…Serial Date is one of those rare books full of rich sub-plots and interesting, well-developed characters…” -Night Owl Book Reviews

cover for Yucatan DeadYUCATAN DEAD description:

***Although Yucatan Dead is the 6th book in the Kate Jones Thriller Series, it can easily be read as a stand alone.

She was a dangerous man’s lover…now she’s his dangerous enemy.

For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover—the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel—was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she’d made it through the worst.

Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate’s kidnapped and imprisoned by her deadly enemy, his intention to force her to pay back the money she stole before he kills her.

Fate intervenes and she finds herself working against the cartels deep in the Yucatan with a group of off-the-grid commandos. From peaceful northern Arizona to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Kate Jones must decide for herself if she’ll continue to run…

…or turn and fight the evil that pursues her.

“…an unrelenting thriller of a tension-filled novel…Yucatan Dead is the stuff of which blockbuster movies are made…very highly recommended…” ~ Midwest Book Review

“Yucatan Dead is a gripping thriller with a gutsy heroine and a tightly woven plot; it will no doubt please Berkom’s current fans and gather more.” ~ Pacific Book Review

“…Yucatan Dead ratchets up the tension from the start as Kate deals with hit women, warring Mexican drug cartels, and unofficial paramilitary organizations. Survival is never a given…” ~ Big Al’s Books ‘n Pals


Yucatan Dead on Sale

Cover for Yucatan DeadHey there! YUCATAN DEAD is on SALE for the first time for $0.99 through tomorrow (Sunday 4/20) for Kindle and Nook (normally $4.99). For all you folks who shun the big etailers, here’s a Smashwords Code for 80% off.  Enter KX99S at the time of check out and the price will change to $0.99. (The Smashwords code is good until April 25.)

Here are the links:

Amazon (global link)

Barnes & Noble

Smashwords  (remember to use the code KX99S)


Yucatan Dead nominated for Readers’ Choice Award

Seal of approval from Big Al's Book and PalsThis is very exciting…YUCATAN DEAD has been nominated in the thriller category for a Big Al’s Books and Pals Readers’ Choice Award! For those of you who don’t know Big Al, he and his Pals are professional book reviewers and heavy supporters of the indie publishing movement. Having YD nominated is quite an honor. If you want to get in on the fun, click on this link to Big Al’s blog and scroll down to the Rafflecopter form. Each entry will give you multiple chances to win an Amazon gift certificate and free books ‘n stuff.

If you liked YUCATAN DEAD, I’d love your support (here’s a link to Big Al’s review). There are some excellent books in each genre, so please check them out and consider voting for your favorites. Thanks, and GOOD LUCK 🙂

Yucatan Dead and a $50 Gift Certificate

cover for Yucatan DeadMy virtual book tour for Yucatan Dead has officially begun! And what a great beginning it is–woke up to a fantastic 5-star review on the Long and Short Of It reviews:

“Wow!  My heart is still pounding.  When I started reading this story I didn’t realize that I would be on the edge of my seat during the entire book. I just couldn’t put this book down…” read the rest of the review here.

As part of the tour, and to show my undying gratitude for all the support ya’ll have given me throughout 2013, I’m giving away a $50 Amazon gift certificate–go here to enter the raffle (scroll down the page to the Rafflecopter thingy). Enter early and often 🙂

Here are the rest of the stops on the tour:

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Enter to win a $50 Amazon.com Gift Certificate!

Click on the links below to enter the giveaway:

January 15: Long and Short Reviews
January 22: The Write to Read
January 22: Our Wolves Den
January 29: It’s Raining Books
February 5: Booklover Sue
February 12: Straight from the Library
February 19: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
February 26: My Tangled Skeins Book Reviews

Thanks again for all of your support, and GOOD LUCK!

New Interview!

Today, the tables are turned and the inimitable Lucy Pireel interviews me on her blog. I’d love it if you’d stop by and leave a comment 🙂

And here’s her great review of Yucatan Dead…


NOR Names Yucatan Dead a Top Pick

Link to NOR review for Yucatan DeadThis morning when I checked my email I found out that Night Owl Reviews named Yucatan Dead a Top Pick! Talk about a great way to start the weekend 😀 Thank you, Josie!


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