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D.V. Berkom

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DV Berkom is the USA Today bestselling author of two action-packed thriller series featuring strong female leads (Leine Basso and Kate Jones). 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.

DV currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mark, and several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do. Her most recent books include Dakota Burn, Absolution, Dark Return, The Last Deception, Vigilante Dead, and A Killing Truth.

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D.V. Berkom Chocolate. And wine. And, I get to lie for a living.
D.V. Berkom Hi Edward! Thanks for your question. My experience with Africa stems from a close friend who is a hot-air balloon pilot who lived in Tanzania and now…moreHi Edward! Thanks for your question. My experience with Africa stems from a close friend who is a hot-air balloon pilot who lived in Tanzania and now lives in Kenya. And certainly, a ton of research goes into my books--interviews, articles, travel, etc.--whether I've visited the area in question or not. My hope is that I capture the essence of each setting as authentically as possible.
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A Week of BADASS Women – Day 4

Hey there! Happy Wednesday! Were on Day 4 of celebrating BADASS Women over at my other blog. Today Im featuring badass thriller author Kristi Belcamino and her new release, ONE-EYED-JACK. Come on over and enter to win a signed copy! Miss any of the badassery? Click on the links below to catch up: Day 1 []
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“at dizzying speed, shifting her unsettled stomach into epic nausea. I didn’t have that much to drink. She’d been at the bar for less than an hour, waiting with her friends from the hostel for the legendary lady boys to appear. The thought that the bartender had spiked her beer skated across her mind, but she rejected the idea. Why drug a customer who was obviously part of the backpacking crowd and wouldn’t have much money? The motorized rickshaw turned down an unfamiliar street, heading in the opposite direction from the hostel. “Wait—where are we going?” she asked, her breathing shallow. The words echoed in her brain, like she was standing in a hole.  Slowly, she swiveled her head. Alak, the guy she’d been talking to who worked at the hostel, sat across the seat studying her closely, as though she were an insect pinned to a bug board. Frowning, she glanced in the rearview mirror. The driver was watching”
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D.V. Berkom My pleasure, Beth! Hope things are going well.
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DV

Beth wrote: "Hi D.V.,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery/thriller author on Goodreads!
- Beth"



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Beth Hi D.V.,
Thanks for sending a friend request to this fellow mystery/thriller author on Goodreads!
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