D.V. Berkom


DV Berkom is the USA Today best selling author of action-packed thrillers. Her love of creating resilient, kick-ass women characters stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, mysteries, and thrillers, and longing to find the female equivalent within those pages.

Raised in the Midwest, she earned a BA in political science from the University of Minnesota and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and many adventures later, she wrote her first novel and was hooked. Bad Spirits, the first Kate Jones thriller, was published as an online serial in 2010 and was immediately popular with eBook fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso series in early 2012 with Serial Date.

D.V. currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mark, and is currently hard at work on her next thriller. Her most recent books include Leine Basso thriller, Plague of Traitors, Shadow of the Jaguar, and Dakota Burn, and the Claire Whitcomb Western series, Retribution, Gunslinger, and Legend.

For more information, visit her website at www.dvberkom.com. To be included on her exclusive Readers' List and be the first to hear about new releases and subscriber-only offers, go to: http://bit.ly/DVB_RL

Other books by DV Berkom:
The Kate Jones Thriller Series:
Box set Vol 1: Bad Spirits, Dead of Winter, Death Rites, Touring for Death
Cruising for Death
Yucatán Dead
A One Way Ticket to Dead
Vigilante Dead

The Leine Basso Thriller Series:
Serial Date
Bad Traffick
The Body Market
A Killing Truth
The Last Deception
Dark Return
Dakota Burn
Shadow of the Jaguar
Plague of Traitors

Claire Whitcomb Westerns:

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the Midwest region of the US, dividing my time between a small town and a major city (my parents liked to move a lot). I think the work ethic instilled in me while growing up helped me immensely with my writing. Self-discipline is key to any real output, at least for me. That, and being able to adjust to change. Small towns and big cities are vastly different from each other and I like to think learning to adapt has helped me deal with the shifting sands of self-publishing.
When did you first start writing?
The first thing I remember writing was an illustrated short story about the joys of housework at age seven. Even then, I had tongue firmly in cheek...

As for novels, I finished my first in 2006. Even though I made every mistake known to newbie writers (and some unknown) the rush of accomplishment I experienced had me hooked. Now I can't imagine myself doing anything else.
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Where to find D.V. Berkom online


Bad Traffick (Leine Basso Thriller)
Dangerous obsessions take center stage when a former assassin and a homicide detective race against the clock to find a missing girl before she's sold to the highest bidder.

Bad Spirits (1-5) Kate Jones Thriller #1
BAD SPIRITS (Books 1-5) is the first novella in the Kate Jones Thriller Series. Kate Jones is on the run with a backpack full of money, intent on finding her way back to the United States from Mexico. Unfortunately, a ruthless drug lord named Salazar is just as intent on finding her, retrieving his stolen money, and making her pay for ever having left him. Is there anyone she can trust?

The Body Market (Leine Basso Thriller #3)
A retired assassin is called in when a celebration south of the border turns into a nightmare.

The Last Deception
The 6th book in the pulse-pounding Leine Basso thriller series.


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Smashwords book reviews by D.V. Berkom

  • Drawing Breath on Feb. 13, 2014

    Stellar Novel with Well-Drawn Characters Drawing Breath simply took my breath away with its well-drawn characters and absorbing story line. Boris deftly weaves together the stories of Daniel and Caitlin, the 2 main protagonists in the book, and I found myself pulled back again and again into their lives and the lives of those around them. Boris writes as a humanist, showing us the intrinsic value in the everyday. I was impressed with her ability to weave in the small events that (generally unnoticed) wind up giving so much meaning to our lives. Her willingness to write about the big events of life with uncommon sensitivity also speaks to her humanity. Highly recommended.