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Thursday, December 6, 2012


Title: The Kate Jones Thriller Series Boxed Set
Series: The Kate Jones Thriller Series, Novellas 1-4
Author: DV Berkom
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Romance, Suspense, Thriller,
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 250


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Book Description:

"...Great story, fast-paced, quick read and all around fun!"

"'s a non-stop thrill ride..."

"...It's fast-paced from the get go and the action continues through to the end. This is how I like my books!"

Kate Jones Thriller Series Vol. 1 includes the complete text for the following four novellas:

BAD SPIRITS (Books 1-5): 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?

DEAD OF WINTER: Kate Jones is hiding out in small town Alaska when she witnesses an execution-style murder. Convinced the killers are Salazar's men and desperate to stop them from finding her, she reports the crime to local law enforcement, hoping to put them off her trail so she can escape.

DEATH RITES: When Kate has to leave Alaska (and Sam) behind, she runs to the last place she remembers feeling safe: the North Shore of Oahu. Against her better judgment, she re-establishes old connections, and soon faces a new problem in Alek, a gifted carver and avid surfer.

Then a brutal murder and theft of a priceless artifact from a museum is discovered, and Kate's thrown into the middle of what appears to be a violent ancient sect come to life. Her only chance of survival is to rely on her wits...

...and the ancient gods of Hawaii.

TOURING FOR DEATH: Kate Jones is hiding out from her shady past driving jeep tours through the rugged high desert of northern Arizona, determined to stop looking over her shoulder and find peace from her mistake of a gun-toting, former life. Testifying against a Mexican drug lord and a dirty DEA agent didn't turn out to be a life enhancing choice and she's been on the move ever since.

Now, five years have passed with no sign of trouble and Kate's finally starting to believe she's safe. Her current goal is to make enough money so she can get lost in the tropics when the tourist trade dies off. Unfortunately, it's the tourists that are dying off and she may be next.

About the Author:

DV Berkom grew up in the Midwest, received her BA in Political Science from the University of Minnesota, and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and at least a dozen moves later, she now resides outside of Seattle, Washington with her sweetheart Mark, an ex-chef-turned-contractor, and writes whenever she gets a chance. You're welcome to email her at or chat with her on Facebook- she loves to hear from readers as well as other writers.

Review of The Kate Jones Thriller Series 1-4 by D. V. Berkom
Reviewed for FMB Author Promotions Blog Hop
4 stars
The term “thriller” definitely applies to this novella series, and to the heroine of the title. Kate is blonde; reckless; risk-taking; almost constantly death-defying; and successful. She reminds me of a female James Bond, although she’s American and not British. She surely does like to put herself in harm’s way: in the first novella, for example, she has run away from her ex-lover-a Mexican DRUG LORD-(yes, I purposely capitalized it)-AND stolen his money! Now, that is, without a doubt, risk—taking. But that’s Kate; sort of a Type A personality adrenaline junkie is she. Readers who like their thrills non-stop (literally) with prime heroines who steal the stage (constantly) and who eat danger for breakfast, will really enjoy Kate Jones.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mallory! Thanks for the great review for the Kate Jones series! I especially like the line "eat danger for breakfast" --LOL.

    Thank you, too for hosting today. I appreciate the opportunity to connect with your followers.
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