Showing posts with label Jorge Hernandez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jorge Hernandez. Show all posts

Friday, September 14, 2018

What is the best order to read your series? πŸ“š

It was the series that wasn't mean to be a series! 🀦🏼‍♀️However, that's fine because some of the coolest things in life happen when they aren't planned and this would be one of them.

In 2016 I wrote a book called We're All Animals with no intention of making it the first book in my current series. It was about a boy next door, very salt of the earth type guy who has his heart broken right out of high school, hooks up with a girl he's not really interested in at a party, she gets pregnant and his life suddenly takes an unexpected turn. There's a lot of drama in this book and it can get pretty dark however close to the end, a character named Diego Silva pops in and he was so intriguing, I felt the need to write another book about these characters.

Always be a Wolf came out in 2017 and continues to follow Chase and his journey after he moves to the city and starts a new life. We kind of touch on this a bit in the last book but things really take off in this second book. Unfortunately, he struggles with an unthinkable situation that tears his world apart. Toward the end of the book, Jorge Hernandez comes in like a hurricane and takes over as the protagonist.

The Devil is Smooth Like Honey came out in the latter part of 2017, giving us a proper introduction to Jorge Hernandez and his twisted world. New characters continue to be introduced, the series moves forward with murder and mayhem that will knock your socks off.

A Devil Named Hernandez was released in early 2018 and continues Jorge's journey through his dark world. In this book he is focusing on overtaking the Canadian pot industry, working his way through each province and not allowing anyone or anything to stand in his way. Just like the first book with Hernandez as the protagonist, you're taken on a crazy ride that never stops when learning about his day to day life that is anything but ordinary.

And the Devil will Laugh is the most recent book in the series, released in summer of 2018. Jorge continues to work to take over the pot industry, one province at a time while getting deeper into the political world with the goal of making his own rules. Murder and mayhem continue to be a theme as is racism and his fight against white supremacists.

I like to think this series has a bit of everything; romance, suspense, murder, comedy (although, dark comedy to be fair) and an unexpected family connection that you wouldn't expect. This group of people believes that loyalty is the most important thing and that you make the family you want.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Love, Romance and Fictional Couples ❤️

A romance writer, I am not, however you will find some love connections in a few of my books, specifically my most recent series involving a group of gangster-type personalities. This may not seem like the most natural place to find such characters but then again, isn't that what makes things a little bit more interesting?

Someone once commented on how Jorge Hernandez and Paige NoΓ«l-Hernandez were the 'twisted couple' of the literary world and I certainly can't argue with that point. The couple showed up in The Devil is Smooth Like Honey and have continued to be together in A Devil Named Hernandez and And the Devil Will Laugh. The pair didn't exactly meet in the most conventional manner (I don't want to spoil the surprise πŸ˜‰) but because of their shared attraction to depravity, their connection was a natural one.

What I love about this couple is that they are equals. Both are strong, vicious and slightly sadistic in their ways but there is also a soft side; Paige meditates and does yoga while Jorge has been known to have a very soft spot with his daughter, Maria. The couple is vastly different in personality. Jorge is loud, obnoxious and blunt whereas Paige is soft, quiet and calmer, however, this is what makes them work. They balance each other out yet neither feels the need to change the other. Perhaps this is why people find them so endearing.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Who are your favorite characters? 🀩

A few months ago, I took a survey with my readers. I asked them to pick their favorite character from my books. As it turns out, there are a few fan favorites. And now, the countdown.....



5. Paige NoΓ«l-Hernandez - The only female to make the top five, Paige has been a regular character in my last three books as the wife of Jorge Hernandez. People like Paige because she is very strong and assertive yet has a gentle, almost zen-like side. She likes to meditate, practice yoga and is an online self-help guru....did I mention that she's also an assassin? πŸ”ͺ
    4. Jimmy Groome - A blast from the past! Jimmy Groome was a self-destructive, rebellious rock star character from my second book. Readers often comment how they related to him since he was somewhat of a misfit, whether it be within his own family or society in general. He was the love interest of the main character, Tarah Kiersey.

    3. Chase Jacobs - Not surprisingly, the top three characters (and 4/5 on this list) are from my last few books. Unlike the rest, Chase has been a part of this series from day one. In fact, he was the original protagonists for both We're All Animals and Always be a Wolf. People love his boy-next-door image, his need to do the right thing but most of all, his honest and genuine personality. 

    2. Diego Silva - This feisty character came along at the end of We're All Animals and has been along for the ride ever since. Diego is abrupt, fidgety and carries a baseball bat in the trunk of his Lexus...you don't want to know why. 😏This Colombian is the loyal sidekick of Jorge Hernandez and helps him with all his dirty work. 

    1. Jorge Hernandez - Possibly the most notorious character I've ever written about, Jorge Hernandez came along at the end of Always be a Wolf and has been the protagonist for every book that has followed. Arrogant, abrupt, obnoxious and calculating at times, others would describe him as a leader that doesn't let anyone or anything stand in his way. A former king in the Mexican drug world, he now strives to take over the (legal) pot industry in Canada. 


    Saturday, September 8, 2018

    Why Jorge Hernandez is a fan favorite? 🀴🏽

    Jorge Hernandez has quickly become a fan favorite for a number of reasons. When asked, most readers comment on several things that stand out about this character despite his devious side (although, some people seem to like that too 🀭) he has some characteristics that make him quite appealing.

    To begin with, Hernandez is bold, powerful and a strong element in the criminal world. You have to remember that he's survived 20 years in the cartel business which is, in itself, a major accomplishment. If Mexican news and documentaries have taught us anything, it's that the drug world is hardly a safe profession to get involved in. However, all that aside, let's look at when this character joined the gang so you can have a brief introduction.

    Fans of this series will recall that Jorge Hernandez came along in the latter part of Always be a Wolf. At that time, he popped into and out of the book but essentially took over the series as the protagonists in The Devil is Smooth Like Honey and he's continued to do so in A Devil Named Hernandez and the most recent book, And the Devil Will Laugh. (Note that 'devil' is in all the book titles he's the protagonist in)

    Fans enjoy this antihero, alpha dog character simply because he is strong, confident and unapologetic. His loyalty lies with his close friends and family which is something that I think many people can appreciate. He would do anything for the people he loves; literally, anything. He's very passionate about life and goes after what he wants with complete confidence that he will get it. It is probably because of this arrogant insistence that in fact, he is so successful.

    Of course, he also has a surprisingly sensitive side when it comes to his family. His daughter will often tug at his heartstrings as does his wife, which is something we don't often expect from a gangster type character. You know where you stand with Jorge Hernandez whether it be a pleasant place or not. He is the king.


    Friday, September 7, 2018

    Do I need to read the entire series to understand your new book? 🧐

    A question I'm often asked is if it's necessary to read my entire series from the beginning in order to understand and enjoy the most recent book. The answer is...well, yes and no.

    To begin with, I attempt to write each novel as standalone as possible. I want people to be able to pick up the most recent book and be able to read it with ease and no confusion. For this reason, I often make reference to previous events from other books in quick, digestible descriptions but I try to avoid retelling the story because, for those following my series, I know it could be redundant.

    Spoiler Alert! As an example, in my second book in the series, Always be a Wolf, Chase Jacobs loses one of his sons. In my most recent book And the Devil Will Laugh, I make reference to it in a very general sense so that the reader has an understanding however, I don't repeat the entire story. I don't give details like how, why or explain the final resolution. Instead, I make a few broad hints and move on.

    Essentially, I want the reader to have an understanding within the context of the new story without having to wade through the previous storyline. I've done this many times and find it's the best method to keep everyone happy. ☺️

    The interesting thing about this series is that the first couple of books (We're All Animals and Always be a Wolf) center on the character Chase Jacobs, who tends to be slightly naive about what kind of world he is entering. A young man from rural Canada, his eyes are slowly opened up to the crime world he has joined.

    My last three books (The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, A Devil Named Hernandez and And the Devil Will Laugh) has Jorge Hernandez as the protagonist and while Chase is trusting and gentle, Jorge is strong and defiant. It's interesting because not only do you get to discover the contrast between the two characters but also, you can finally see the flip side of the story as you enter the criminal side of the story. I love the fact that there is a slow discovering in the series that allows the reader to see how someone unexpected might get pulled into this dark world.

    Of course, I explain this much better in the accompanying YouTube video below.







    Tuesday, September 4, 2018

    The Jorge Hernandez BLOG πŸ™€

    Jorge Hernandez checked into my seventh book, Always be a Wolf in 2017 and essentially took over. In fact, there was no way he couldn't have become the protagonist because his
    presence was much too strong to simply be a secondary character. The Mexican-Canadian was charming, powerful and dangerous but unlike many of the antiheroes in books and television, we weren't just viewing his forceful side but getting a peek into his everyday life. As it turns out, even this was anything but boring.  

    I decided to write a blog from this character's perspective because I wanted people to learn a little bit about what makes him tick. Granted, I've only written a few posts so far, but I plan to continue to add to it in the future. My hope is that it gives people an inside view of his life and unlike my books, it's written in a first-person perspective, hopefully creating a more personal connection between the reader and the character. 

    We follow Jorge's journey through my last three books; The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, A Devil Named Hernandez and my latest, And the Devil Will Laugh. And what's next? Let's just say that the journey is far from over. πŸ˜‰





    Tuesday, August 14, 2018

    And The Devil Will Laugh 😈

    The latest book in the Hernandez series! 😈😈😈Check out And The Devil Will Laugh



    Jorge Hernandez is a driven man. What he sets his mind on he goes after relentlessly, and doesn't care if he leaves his adversaries in body bags or covered in pools of blood.

    He's ruthless and determined to stake a claim on the Canadian legal marijuana industry. Government operated or privately owned, he and his loyal foot-soldiers will muscle in and tear off a big chunk of it for themselves.

    His sinister ambitions aren't limited to the pot business. He's also got dreams of making a splash in the political realm.

    Unfortunately, if you're rattling a few cages some very unsavory characters will take notice.

    But Jorge is more than a match for whoever takes him on - whether it be muck-raking journalists or political opponents who want to challenge the candidate he bought and paid for. Those who oppose him quickly learn he makes a formidable enemy.
    Politicians, police or white supremacists, nothing stands in his way because Jorge Hernandez always wins.


    The angels may sing in heaven but here on earth, the devil will laugh. 

    Watch Mima talk about this book.


    And learn about some of the topics brought up in this book.




    Sunday, February 18, 2018

    A Devil Named Hernandez by Mima 😈

    If you've been following my work, you might already know that the last few books I've written somehow became a series (although, it wasn't on purpose....it just sort of happened ☺️) The latest book in this is series is about to be released and I'm super excited! I had a blast writing this book and hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it. Check it out.




    In the thrilling sequel to The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, Jorge Hernandez is muscling in on the Canadian marijuana industry, unleashing the same savagery that made him a big player in the Mexican drug cartel. Whether it’s controlling politicians and government officials or using intimidation and violence to get what he wants, few people dare stand in his way.
      
    Although he takes on his enemies with a deceptive ease, it only takes a single threat to his family to bring out the demon inside of him. Fueled by blinding rage, he attacks with a relentless brutality, showing no remorse and offering no mercy.


    In a world tainted by racism, corruption, and greed, he proves once again there is a devil and his name is Jorge Hernandez.



    In this eye-opening look into the life of the silver-tongued Mexican fox, you find yourself rooting for the society's underbelly, as sex, drugs and death intermix with family, love, and friendship. 








    Also, check out my latest YouTube video where I talk about this book in a little more detail.



    And remembered how I mentioned that this book just sort of became a series? There are three books that precede it that you might like to check out too:




    It started with a broken heart and it took no time for Chase Jacobs' world to spin out of control. An unwanted pregnancy allows his mother and obsessive future bride to manipulate and control his life, turning him bitter and resentful. His destiny becomes a dark road to misery and whenever he tries to take the wheel, temptation only leads him further astray.
    When a provocative and sinister side of life introduces itself, Chase discovers there's an animal lurking inside each of us; a powerful creature that wants to take over. But will he let it win?












    In the gripping sequel to We're All Animals, Chase Jacobs moves to Toronto with his Colombian bosses, Diego and Jolene Silva, where they expand their elite sex party business. The underground's best-kept secret is going legit, but just as Chase starts a brand new life, tragedy strikes.
    The heartbreaking lessons ahead of him are the most difficult he's ever had to face, and Chase must rely on his new family to help him through. But will his blind faith in Diego and Jolene prove to be a mistake, and has he underestimated just how far they are willing to go to prove their loyalty?

    He learns there are times when passion and anger cause you to throw away the rule book even in the face of deadly consequences. He learns that words have a great deal of power but not as much power as silence. But most of all, Chase learns that in a world full of sheep, one should always be a wolf.








    El narco. A monster. Un diablo. Jorge Hernandez had been called many things, and it always made him laugh. If there was one word that could be used to describe him, it would be untouchable. Corrupt politicians combined with his charming disposition had contributed to Jorge's success, but it was often the underlying threats behind his handsome smile that sealed the deal. He was unstoppable.
    In Paige Noel, he had met his match. She was a woman as dangerous and sadistic as she was soft and gentle. The last thing he expected was to propose after an explosive first meeting, but the intense fire between them was as addictive as the thrill of violence and power.
    When some of his personal enemies turn up dead, Jorge shuffles his daughter into a Canadian school, deciding that things are getting a little too hot in Mexico; but does life ever slow down in this dark underground world?
    The devil is smooth like honey, but is heaven ever far away?