Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Straight Reading from the Library: Yucatan Dead by DV Berkom

Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for sending The Library a copy of Yucatan Dead to review. The author will be awarding a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. You can see the other stops on the tour here:


She was a dangerous man's she's his dangerous enemy.


For Kate Jones, being on the run from her former lover--the vicious leader of a Mexican drug cartel--was never going to be easy. But with a new identity, a new lover, and a new life in Arizona, she was beginning to believe she'd made it through the worst.

Then, in an act of twisted revenge, Kate's kidnapped and imprisoned by her deadly enemy, his intention to force her to pay back the money she stole before he kills her.

Fate intervenes and she finds herself working against the cartels deep in the Yucatan with a group of off-the-grid commandos. From peaceful northern Arizona to the steamy jungles of Mexico, Kate Jones must decide for herself if she'll continue to run...

...or turn and fight the evil that pursues her.


Want a thrill ride? Grab a copy of Yucatan Dead.

I can't say enough good things about this story. While it may not have appeased the romantic in me (next book will... right?), it certainly kept me riveted to the pages. I can't remember the last time a suspense/thriller type novel grabbed me so quickly and completely.

It has a strong, determined and amazingly courageous heroine, an evil, powerful villain (or two) and a cast of characters who are utterly unique and interesting and each one is necessary to the story ... only don't get too attached. Not everyone will survive this crazy ride.

Honestly, just thinking about the book again is making my heart pound. It's a not stop thrill ride from start to finish. I never knew what would happen next, and couldn't guess the ending. Really well written and plotted and I am waiting with bated breath for the next book, though I may satisfy the need by reading the rest of this series. Just a really great read. What are you waiting for? Grab a copy of your own, but set aside plenty of time to read it because you won't want to put it down.


DV Berkom is a slave to the voices in her head. As the author of two bestselling thriller series (Leine Basso and Kate Jones), her love of creating resilient, kick-*ss female 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 received her BA in political science from the University of Minnesota and promptly moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Many, many cross-country moves (and several years) later, she now lives just outside of Seattle, Washington with the love of her life, Mark, an ex-chef-turned contractor, and writes every chance she gets.

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  1. Sounds like this book would make a great movie. If that happened, who would you like to see play the major characters?

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

    1. That's a really hard question, Karen. There are so many brilliant actors who are working today, it would be hard to choose! I did create a board on Pinterest with possibilities, though, so if you're interested here's the link: That would be a great question to ask readers!

      Thanks for the comment :-)

  2. Thanks for hosting and for the fabulous review! I'm glad you enjoyed it--and yes, there's a bit more romance in the next book (look for it in a few weeks!). Some players from Yucatan Dead return :-)

  3. Great review, sounds like a good book.


  4. Love the review and really loved the except. sounds really exciting.

  5. Great reviews, and excerpts throughout tour. I'm so glad I was introduced to Yucatan Dead. Thanks fsor sharing

    1. Thanks for following the tour, Elise! I hope you enjoy Kate's adventures :-)

  6. Congratulations to Stephanie W, who won the $50 Amazon gift certificate! Thanks everyone for participating in the giveaway. It was great fun :-) And a special thanks goes out to Goddess Fish Promotions and Straight From the Library--you guys ROCK.

    All my best,