Monday, December 10, 2012

Review & Giveaway - The Kate Jones Thriller Series - an FMB Blog Tour!

Hello fellow readers! Welcome to our blog tour stop for The Kate Jones Thriller Series by DV Berkom! I was so interested in signing up that I whined and begged to get a date. So there is actually another awesome blogger that has a stop on their blog today, so hop on over to Stitch Read Cook and check their post too! But before you do, check out my 4 star review, and definitely enter this giveaway.

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
Ebook Pages: 250


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.

Lily's Rating:


Talk about a woman with the worst damn luck on the entire planet! First she falls for ultimate bad boy, and leaving him (with a bag full of money) sets her on a patch of excitement that no one wishes for. The looking-over-your-shoulder-for-the-rest-of-your-life kind of excitement. Not fun.

But Kate is not a weakling either, and her resourcefulness was astonishing. This is a woman that will not quit easily and will not go down without a fight. But man... how many fights can one person take.  Kate sure can take a whole lot! WEEWWWW I am exhausted, people!

The first novella introduces us to the beginning of her troubles, and her constant run for her life as she is chased by her lover's goons. They always seem to be a step right behind her, way too close for comfort most of those encounters, but Kate always seems to find a way. The ending is a little abrupt for my taste. I was anticipating a greater sense of satisfaction, if only in the prolonged recounting of justice. But Kate does not yet feel safe, and keeps running.

Each novella that follows in this first batch of the series are just as quick and exciting as the first, without a single dull moment. It didn't take me long to rip through them all, absolutely riveted to every word. I am thrilled that I was able to read this series, and thank the author for being generous enough to provide me with her first 4 novellas of this thrilling series.

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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.

Tour Schedule:

Dec. 1st- Cocktails and Books (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 2nd- I am, Indeed (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 3rd- The Book Diva's Reads (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 4th- My Escape (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 5th- Sweet n' Sassi (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 6th- Mallory Heart Reviews (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 7th- The Avid Reader (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 8th- A Book Lover's Library (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 9th- TheFourHorsemenSeries (Review/Giveaway)
Dec. 10th- Stitch Read Cook (Review/Giveaway) 
Dec. 10th- Bookluvrs Haven (Review/Giveaway)


  1. Hi Lily! Thank you very much for hosting the Kate Jones series on your blog! I love having the chance to connect with your community of readers.

    I LOL'd when I read your review :-) When I first started writing about Kate I wanted to see how much trouble I could put her in, and then add more. Talk about FUN to write!

    I'm currently working on the next in the series (book #6) and hope to have it available sometime on February.

    Good luck to everyone who enters the giveaway! They'll get their choice of book #5 in the series (Cruising for Death--a full novel) or the first book in my new series, Serial Date (the sequel, Bad Traffick, will be available 12/19)
    Thanks again for hosting,
    Take care,

    1. YAY thank you for stopping in! Thank you for allowing us to double up today for the book tour. So happy I got to read your books and participate. I obviously didn't want to insert spoils so kept the review a little shorter than usual, but each book was just craaaaaazyyyyyy.

      I am looking forward to Book #5!


  2. I too lol'd at your review. I cant wait to get my hands on this series and tear through it! They sound like they are right up my alley :)

    1. Hi Kelli! Thanks for stopping by! :)

      If you are a fan of thrillers, this series is totally for you. Just hang on tight cause once you start them, your head will spin, you will get dizzy from holding your breath, and you may even forget a meal here and there. LOL



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