Man, two kids, ten devices and an internet-sized generation gap
a former Guardian and BBC writer, and author of The
a hilarious story of mid-life crisis, family, technology, and coping
with the modern workplace.
Cooper is a depressed, analogue throwback; a cynical, alcoholic
Gen-Xer whose glory days are behind him. He’s unemployed, his
marriage has broken down, he’s addicted to internet hook-ups, and
is deeply ashamed of his son Geronimo, who lives life dressed as a
Jack’s daughter engineers a job for him at totally-lit tech firm
Sweet, he’s confronted by a Millennial and Zoomer culture he can’t
relate to. He loathes every detail – every IM, gif and emoji –
apart from Freya, twenty years his junior and addicted to
broadcasting her life on social media.
Jack evolve to fit in at Sweet, or will he remain a dinosaur stuck in
the 1980s? And will he halt his slide into loneliness and repair his
is for every Gen-Xer who ever struggled with a device, and for
everyone else who loves emojis ... said no one ever.
reading for anyone in the workplace over 40, and a handbook for those
cocky bastards who are not.’
available: the chilling start to the high-octane, can't-put-it-down
Leine Basso thriller series.
deadly assassin. A perpetual target. A double-cross she never saw
say the truth will set you free, but what if it kills you first?
eliminates terrorists for a living. After a routine assassination
almost gets her killed, she chalks it up to a fluke. Her lover and
fellow assassin, Carlos, has another idea altogether. He thinks their
boss is setting them up for a fall.
Carlos goes missing and a bombing thwarts another mission, Leine
suspects the stakes are far higher than she could ever imagine, and
wonders if the man in charge might have it in for her after all.
you like no-nonsense heroines, page-turning plots, and twists you
won’t see coming, then you’ll love D.V. Berkom’s tension-filled
A Killing Truth to find out how the story began…
Basso] is a sassy, kick-arse, no-nonsense,
I'll-eat-your-balls-for-breakfast type of woman. She simply rocks.
Berkom's books are ones when you almost forget to breathe. They're
fast-paced, taut with tension and sheer joy from start to
Killing Truth] introduces one of modern fiction's deadliest
Charles A. Ray
is my third Leine Basso, and like the others, the action never lets
up. Leine is the female Jack Reacher only she does it all without
being 6'5" and weighing 265 pounds, so that makes her more
incredible. If you like page-turners, you'll love this book."~
Polly Iyer, bestselling suspense author
Killing Truth would make an excellent introduction to D.V. Berkom's
writing...she's one of my favorites... love how she just puts you
right in the pages and you just don't want to end."~Hornfan2
Leine Basso series by DV Berkom is jam-packed with action and
adventure and Leine Basso is one bad*** protagonist..."
someone who has read all of the other current Leine Basso books
first, I can say that A Killing Truth had me in suspense the entire
twists and turns. An excellent thriller that pits Leine against not
only international criminals but her own boss."
the world needs now is more female characters like bad ass Leine
Basso. Bought the trio of books that follow this one because of how
much I enjoyed the plot and twists along the way." ~shzann
former assassin is drawn into the twisted game of a serial killer who
may be a grisly remnant from her past.
happens when a reality show turns deadly?
to leave her old life behind, retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a
job working security at one of television's most popular reality
shows, Serial Date. When a contestant is found dead in the prop
closet, it appears the killer is one of the 'bachelors' on the show-
an ex-con billed as a serial killer- but the detective in charge of
the case isn't so sure.
Leine's estranged daughter is abducted by a man claiming to be the
real killer, she's forced to rely on old skills to find her. She soon
realizes the murderer may be a grisly remnant from her past and
she'll need to use all of her cunning to stop him...
rescue her daughter.
you like black humor, no-nonsense heroines, and heart-stopping
action, you'll love Serial Date. Download it today!
you like fast-paced action, great lead characters, and don't mind a
few F-bombs and the occasional gore, DV Berkom is the author for
Date has everything a mystery/thriller needs to be successful,
fast-paced and action packed, strong and memorable characters and a
story that will grab you from beginning to end..." ~ Confessions
of a Reader
should you read it? In a nutshell it's a fast-paced, non-linear story
with some creepy elements mashed together with a splash of romance
and dark humour. What's not to like?" ~Indie
obsessions take center stage when a former assassin and a homicide
detective race against the clock to find a missing girl before she's
sold to the highest bidder.
as a person of interest in three cold case murders she didn't commit,
and required to stay in L.A., retired assassin Leine Basso accepts a
temporary position as a security specialist for A-list actor Miles
Fournier. Soon, a woman contacts Miles, claiming to be his long-lost
sister. Her twelve-year-old daughter, Mara, has been abducted and
she's desperate to get her back.
learns from a contact that Mara escaped, but the traffickers are
determined to track her down and deliver her to their powerful
client. Running out of time, Leine must find Mara before they do, or
she will be lost forever.
retired assassin is called in when a celebration south of the border
turns into a nightmare.
hired by a wealthy Beverly Hills power couple to find their missing
daughter, Elise, last seen partying with her boyfriend at a club in
Tijuana. At first, police believe the two teenagers are the victims
of a carjacking. But when Leine finds their missing vehicle with a
mutilated body inside, and the local cartel warns her away, she knows
if Elise isn’t already dead, she will be soon, or worse.
the lethal world of organized crime, there’s always a worse.
Leine races to uncover the reason behind Elise Bennett’s
disappearance, she must also battle the powerful interests fighting
to keep her from the truth.
for the Leine Basso Thriller series:
this, this is what thrillers are made of: grit, spunk, and
no-nonsense unputdownability...Quite simply: Brilliant " ~
'n Kindle Book Reviews
Berkom gives us a badass heroine that's fun to root for. Once Leine
discovers what is happening, there is no stopping her...an edge of
your seat thriller that delivers!" ~ Night
a doubt one of the most engaging, complex and enthralling mysteries
that had me totally in its grip..." ~
of a Reader
will be overjoyed with this gritty thriller...following Basso as she
works her tradecraft is a pleasure..." ~ BestThrillers.com
really exciting heroine for action thriller fans everywhere, but a
long overdue tough and plausible literary role-model for women."~
adventurous young backpacker, captured and sold. A black market
merchant who will stop at nothing to amass the power he craves. The
one woman who can stop him before he destroys everything…
by memories of an op gone bad, former assassin Leine
to Bangkok in search of a missing backpacker. With help from an old
contact, she discovers the man responsible for the girl’s
disappearance is connected to a violent Hong Kong triad and is the
linchpin of an extensive trafficking network—both animal and
enemies isn’t new for Leine, but making one in the triad is—she
soon finds herself a prisoner on board a cargo ship headed for
ensure her survival and to continue her hunt for the missing girl,
she must join forces with Derek, an ivory poacher who promises to
to stay up all night? Everybody's favorite assassin is back with a
vengeance in this high-octane, can't-put-it-down espionage thriller.
Deception. A nation on the brink of war…
when former assassin Leine Basso thinks she’s free from the
business of death, a desperate call from a friend drags her back into
the dark world of espionage and arms dealers.
you in on page one and doesn't set you free until the end. Another
sure-fire winner in a spectacular series." ~Tim
Tigner, International Bestselling Author of the Kyle Achilles
Berkom has created one kick-ass heroine in Leine Basso--a woman who
can do it all in the dog-kill-dog world of international espionage."
Carson Black, New York Times Bestselling Author
once started, The Last Deception is difficult to put down...[T]he
globe-trotting Leine uncovers acts of international espionage that
lead her on a desperate hunt for an elusive spy that could bring down
the world." Midwest
former assassin, battling her demons. A sinister enemy, determined to
destroy her. A wily street kid caught in the middle.
assassin Leine Basso is fresh off an assignment rescuing an American
teenager from a terrorist group in Libya when she thwarts the murder
of a street kid in Tripoli. Leine agrees to help the girl, but must
first visit a refugee camp to uncover the reason behind a rash of
the camp, Leine comes under a surprise attack--but only a handful of
people knew her true mission. The more she discovers about the
abductions, the more of a target she becomes, forcing her to revisit
a dark and violent past she thought she'd left behind. But it's
easy--too easy to fall back into her old ways.
that could get her killed.
Leine be able to survive a dark return?
you like gritty, fast-paced, can't-put-it-down thrillers with an
action-packed story ripped from the headlines, then you'll love Dark
Return. Download your copy today!
for Dark Return:
couldn’t put it down. My entire Saturday has been spent reading
Dark Return.” ~Sharon
of the best reads to come out in this genre in quite awhile. You
won’t want to put this book down.” ~Yvonne
There is no other way to describe it. I read it in one go it was that
good. Leine is one hell of a badass.” ~Silver
Return was a thrill-a-minute, page-turning suspense that never lets
up with action and intrigue. The author, DV Berkom, is a master when
it comes to character development and the story line.” ~ Paula
Berkom has honed her skills as writer to such a fine art that it is
indeed very difficult to tear yourself away from any of her books."
paced and full of action, this book will keep you both entertained
and intrigued from start to finish. Highly recommended!!" ~Derek
book will captivate you from the first paragraph to the last. It is
full of action and non-stop adventure..." ~txdoc
book in the series, they just keep getting better and better!! Read
them from the first in the series or just jump in here. Brilliant
read." ~ Sally
has matured as a solid writer with similarities to Mark Greaney, Mark
Dawson (John Milton series), and a whisper of Barry Eisler."
assassin Leine Basso has severed ties with everyone she loves to keep
them safe while she hunts for the ruthless terrorist, Salome. There
are rumblings that the French-born assassin is planning another
attack and Leine’s determined to stop her before it’s too
Leine thwart her plans, or will Salome’s own twisted vengeance mean
the end for Leine and everyone she loves?
London to Edinburgh to the City of Angels, Salome’s making a
comeback—and that comeback includes killing Leine.
kidnapped girl. A ruthless criminal who preys on the innocent. Two
killers who will stop at nothing to bring him down.
assassin Leine Basso was supposed to be in sunny LA, watching the
first class of operatives graduate from the new anti-trafficking
academy. Instead, she’s in North Dakota in the middle of a brutal
winter, helping old friend Derek van der Haar track down and
eliminate a deadly group of criminals hell-bent on providing young
girls to the highest bidder.
closer Leine and Derek get to the organization, the more dangerous
the mission becomes. Soon, it’s evident that the traffickers are
playing for keeps—and don’t care who they kill.
a story ripped from the headlines, Dakota Burn reveals the dark
underbelly of the Bakken oil fields, where human life is a commodity
and outlaws still rule.
you enjoy books by Mark Dawson, Barry Eisler, and Mark Greaney,
you’ll love D.V. Berkom. Download this gritty, action-packed
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
in the Midwest, she earned a BA in political science and promptly
moved to Mexico to live on a sailboat. Several years and many
adventures later, she wrote her first novel and was hooked. The Kate
Jones adventure thriller, Bad Spirits, was first published in 2010 as
an online serial, and was immediately popular with Kindle and Nook
fans. Dead of Winter, Death Rites, and Touring for Death soon
followed before she began the far grittier Leine Basso thriller
series in early 2012 with Serial Date.
currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, Mark, and
several imaginary characters who like to tell her what to do.
for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Victoria Aveyard, Dark Unicorn is the
first of the new and mysterious adult fantasy series Horn
Wrenyve knows her oath to return her Kingdom’s missing artifact,
the Heart of Spellshallow, means one of the King’s children will
die. Even if Wren is cunning, fast, and strong enough, there’s a
good chance it will still be her.
the Heart, magic will flee the land faster than the night flees the
day. Without the Heart, Spellshallow, and everything in it will cease
to exist. As her brother’s shameful thievery is uncovered, Wren
must swallow her pride and accept help from allies whom she knows she
Thackery is the ambitious son of the richest and most powerful
councilman—her very ex, scorned lover—and the wounds Wren caused
him are still raw.
Calen isn’t a boy at all. Trapped in human form after a hideous
defeat, Calen may have lost his horn, but is still a unicorn—a
self-serving, treacherous scoundrel, as dangerous to any man who
crosses him as he is to the innocence of every fair maiden.
Luckily for Wren, she was already doomed.
find the Heart and restore the magic, to retrieve the lost horn, Wren
and her unfortunate travel companions must survive three separate
realms—each more deadly than the last. Unknown enemies and strange
magic hinder their way, and yet the most perilous thing is what lies
within their own hearts.
has three beautiful children and an amazingly supportive spouse and
lives with them in Arizona. Tylor's days are spent enjoying the
breathtaking blue skies and pink sunsets while writing a variety of
genres. When not writing, Taylor enjoys traveling to new places,
tasting new and exciting foods, binging on Netflix, and experiencing
everything that life has to offer from barbecues to scuba diving.
Taylor is author of the Werewolf M.D. series with more in the works.
is an American gypsy, and former pirate. She has been from sea to
shining sea--and though she is currently trapped in the desert
against her will, she escapes everyday in the form of many books.
is quite the season indeed for friendly meetings. At Christmas every
body invites their friends about them, and people think little of
even the worst weather. I was snowed up at a friend’s house once
for a week. Nothing could be pleasanter.” ~Emma
New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors as
they share stories inspired by Jane Austen to fill your Yuletide with
love and joy.
a Regency holiday in Austen’s own home to modern stories with a
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one side was a table occupied by some chattering girls, cutting up
silk and gold paper; and on the other were trestles and trays,
bending under the weight of brawn and cold pies, where riotous boys
were holding high revel; the whole completed by a roaring Christmas
fire, which seemed determined to be heard in spite of the noise of
the others.” ~Persuasion
the author of Returning
to Mr. Darcy, Alexandria, Journey of the Heart, and
Disillusionments of the Heart.
A lover of all romance, fantasy, cat whisperer, and Kermit
obsessed, the author currently lives in Virginia with her boyfriend
and two cats. She is a Special Education teacher and aspires to win
the lottery one day and to have a lifetime of pizza and cheez-its so
she would no longer have to cook or do the dishes ever again.
Today, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times bestselling author
Margo Bond Collins
is a former college English professor who, tired of explaining the
difference between "hanged" and "hung," turned to
writing romance novels instead. (Sometimes her heroines kill
also writes under the alter ego of Ivy Hearne.
fell in love with Pride & Prejudice when I read it in high
school. Something about that time - the courtly manners of society,
the clothing, and so many other things. Don't get me a wrong, I'm a
modern girl and wouldn't last a day without my modern conveniences,
but I can still fantasize about that time period.
husband is my inspiration for Mr. Darcy & Colonel Fitzwilliam
(when the good colonel appears in one of my books). My husband has
the manners of Darcy but has been a military man like the colonel -
so I got both in one man.
whether with Kernstock or Bellabone
pen name, is from the land of thousands of lakes, home of Santa
Claus, and technology giant Nokia, also known as Finland. At age 24
she was bitten by the publishing bug in her native tongue. The bug
bit so fiercly that she made her mission to publish all her future
stories to wider audience just year after. That she did, and now at
25 her first book written in English is in preorder.
and rased with finnish sisu, and beaten in shape with sauna birch
leaf brooms, Sophie writes Fantasy and Horror. No genre will be safe
from her vigilant and witty writing style though. She will be
providing all kinds of stories from short and sweet to long and
gritty. None with romantic sub plot though. She focuses on platonic
friendships, epic battles beyond tonsil fencing, and the endless
ideas leading to world beyond imagination.
short, her muse is obiviously in drugs and needs intervention.
she'll also add Sci-Fi/Dystopian into her fresh list of books and
invites in new pen name to the Sophiesphere circle of things.
E. Pearson found her love of Jane
Austen's work when she was 15 by watching the 1995 adaptation of
Pride and Prejudice by Andrew Davies, Over the following years she
not only read Miss Austen's books multiple times but also read
several fan fiction books, which led her to begin writing her own
Jane Austen Fan Fiction in 2010 as she wished to have a Darcy that
fitted the way she saw him.
is a Waynesburg, Pennsylvania native. She went to Waynesburg High
School and graduated Cum Laude from Waynesburg College with a
Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts. Currently lives in Sacramento,
California where she spent the last 33 years working at Northrop
have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and
progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural
book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in
all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for
good measure. She also started writing poetry in grade school and
continues to do so today.
an avid reader, the consummate daydreamer and an incurable romantic
with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters
and story lines because she realized she had her own stories to
is married to John, who believes she can do anything. She has a son,
Ty; a daughter, Danika; and four beautiful grandchildren, Aries,
Victoria, Maya, and Tobias.
reading and writing, she also enjoys photography, travel, music, and
Burdorf is an avid reader,
photographer and lover of all things sparkly. Writing is a passion
that is only quenched when THE END is written on the last page of a
manuscript. Nothing says home to her, though, like the presence of
her family. Susan encourages you to correspond with her and is
available for public appearances at schools and conferences.