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D.V. Berkom

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DV Berkom is the USA Today bestselling author of action-packed, riveting adventure and crime thrillers. Known for creating resilient, kick-ass female characters and page-turning plots, her love of the genre stems from a lifelong addiction to reading spy novels, action/adventure stories, and thrillers.

A restless soul and adventurer at heart, she spent years moving around the US and traveling to exotic locales before she wrote her first novel and was hooked. More than a dozen books later, she now makes her home 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 the Claire Whitcomb Western Series: Retribution, Gunslinger, and Legend, and the latest i
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A Week of BADASS Women – Day 4

Hey there! Happy Wednesday! We’re on Day 4 of celebrating BADASS Women over at my other blog. Today I’m 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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If you’ve ever visited a prison, you’ve seen more than a few people that you know will never be rehabilitated, never turn over a new leaf, never be anything but criminals until the day they die. Sad but true. Martin Scorcese and Quentin Tarantino wouldn’t have careers if there weren’t men and women like that.
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My latest novel, SQUEEZE ME, comes out on Aug. 25th. It’s set mostly in Palm Beach, a rich island town where there are no strip clubs. There are, however, mega-mansions where all sorts of mischief goes on. I also threw in a giant python and a President who can barely fit into his tanning bed. Again, there are historical precedents. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50644565-squeeze-me
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My latest novel, SQUEEZE ME, comes out on Aug. 25th. It’s set mostly in Palm Beach, a rich island town where there are no strip clubs. There are, however, mega-mansions where all sorts of mischief goes on. I also threw in a giant python and a President who can barely fit into his tanning bed. Again, there are historical precedents. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50644565-squeeze-me
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“Of course there’s no hope,” García said, “but don’t let it get you down.”
Al Garcia is one of my favorite and most reliable detective characters, inspired by a Miami homicide cop I knew back in the wild days of the cocaine wars. If you didn’t have a sense of humor back then, the streets could swallow your soul.
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D.V. Berkom My pleasure, Beth! Hope things are going well.
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Beth Hi D.V.,
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