Showing posts with label The Devil is Smooth Like Honey. Show all posts
Showing posts with label The Devil is Smooth Like Honey. Show all posts

Saturday, September 22, 2018

We're All Animals πŸ₯Š

We’re all animals; led by our desires, ready to fight in the light of fear yet with a soul that leads us on a path to wherever we must go.


It started with a broken heart and it took no time for Chase Jacob’s 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?

It became the series that wasn’t meant to be a series! Starting with We’re All Animals we follow Chase Jacobs from his days in small-town Alberta to the big city, where he connects with a group of sinister characters in the follow-up, Always be a Wolf.   
The books are then taken over by a new protagonist, Jorge Hernandez. Mima’s most loved character, Hernandez is bold, abrupt and always gets what he wants. Part of the Mexican drug cartel, by the time we reach The Devil is Smooth Like Honey, it’s very clear that Chase Jacbos has stepped into a world of organized crime. We follow the group along in A Devil Named Hernandez where they start to get involved in politics and the legal pot industry…but don’t worry, the murder and mayhem continue right through to And the Devil Will Laugh


Thursday, September 20, 2018

Always be a Wolf 🐺

Always be a Wolf is my seventh book  and the second in my current series. It follows We're All Animals and follows the lives of a group of people heavily involved in organized crime. Here's a quick synopsis of the book:

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.




Let's talk about Chase Jacobs - SPOILER ALERT! πŸ₯Š

Chase Jacobs is a fan favorite because he is gentle, kind and very much the boy next door. He tries to do the right thing in most situations and is known overall as a salt of the earth kind of guy.

Chase came along in the first book for this series, We're All Animals and has stuck around for the entire series. When we first met him, Chase was 18 years old and just graduating high school. Suddenly dumped by his first girlfriend, he was confused about what had gone wrong as he hung out at a house party. After one of the guests sets her sights on him, she slips something in his drink to 'loosen him up' and the two end up hitting the sheets. Although it was automatically a regrettable mistake for Chase, it quickly becomes more regrettable in the weeks that follow when he learns that the girl is pregnant. From this point on, Chase's life starts to spin out of control.

We continue to follow along with Chase at the protagonist in Always be a Wolf and we later switch gears, when Jorge Hernandez takes over as the protagonist in The Devil is Smooth like Honey, A Devil Named Hernandez and And the Devil Will Laugh.

Chase is also half indigenous, young, attractive and an overall sweetheart. ❤️This is why so many of the other characters are so drawn to him. In one of the books, Jorge Hernandez even jokes, " Why does everyone fall in love with Chase Jacobs?"




Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Always be a Wolf 🐺

Always be a Wolf is the follow up to We're All Animals and is the second book in Mima's current suspense/thriller series following the dark world of organized crime.

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. 




Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Devil is Smooth Like Honey 😈

The Devil is Smooth Like Honey is the 3rd books in the current series by Mima. It follows We're All Animals and Always be a Wolf. Here's a quick overview of the book.

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 NoΓ«l, 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 good news is if you love the books, there are more following Hernandez and his crew:

Check out the CBC interviews, local articles and more at www.mimaonfire.com



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˜‰





Sunday, September 2, 2018

Let's talk about the character Diego Silva 🏳️‍πŸŒˆπŸ‡¨πŸ‡΄

The character Diego Silva came along at the end of We're All Animals and he's been in every one of my books since. He's definitely a fan favorite with a very distinct personality.

Diego Silva is abrupt, vocal and direct, however, he also carries this nervous energy, almost as if he is wired on caffeine (and he probably is πŸ˜„) and can't stop moving. He's known for his sudden, loud remarks almost as if he has anxiety brewing underneath the surface. Of course, he has an unexpected soft side that sometimes comes out but it's not something everyone sees and certainly not his enemies.

Diego is the brother of Jolene Silva, the woman who originally hired Chase Jacobs in We're All Animals. He made a surprise appearance at the end of the book but had such a strong presence that I just had to continue to write about him. In fact, the book that follows, Always be a Wolf, is as much about Diego as Chase, despite the fact that Chase is the protagonist. The book centers on their friendship and learning about Diego through Chase's eyes. It's really an interesting interpretation considering that Chase is highly observant and sensitive.

Something that isn't obvious to readers right away is that Diego is gay. This isn't something he tries to hide but I think because of the collection of alpha dog personalities that he surrounds himself with, he is careful who he tells. I like that fact that he's a 'gay gangster' because we are so used to seeing these mobster type guys as womanizers who attempt to show off their idea of masculinity whereas Diego breaks that mold in a sense. He is as much a 'tough guy' as others but when he's spending time with Paige NoΓ«l-Hernandez, his close friend, we often remove this mask to express himself in a more sensitive, gentle manner.

It's also interesting that Diego would end up being close friends with Jorge Hernandez, an alpha male who is in many ways his polar opposite. However, he makes many references within the books as Diego being his hermano or brother and with the exception to occasionally teasing him about his sexuality, shows no judgment or prejudice.

There's something very special about Diego that draws people to him. Whether it be other characters or readers, I think he has a unique combination of characteristics that we both relate to and admire.


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.




Monday, October 2, 2017

The Series that Wasn't Meant to be a Series 🀭

When I started the book We're All Animals back in 2016, I really hadn't anticipated that it would turn into the series it has become. Now with the recent release of the third book (and having started the fourth), I recognize that maybe it is time to let people know about the series and the best order to read these books. So, here we go...

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?



Check out the CBC interview here.


Check out the YouTube video here.







The second book in the series is Always be a Wolf, published in April 2017. 




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.


Check out the YouTube video here.





The third book in this series was published in the fall of 2017 and is called The Devil is Smooth like Honey



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 NoΓ«l, 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?


Check out the CBC interview here.

Check out the YouTube video here.


The fourth book is A Devil Named Hernandez


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 its 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 (Amazon review).


Check out the CBC interview here






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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Music that inspired The Devil is Smooth Like Honey 😈

Can you believe that's it's been less than six months since I published Always be a Wolf? In no time at all, I created the sequel - The Devil is Smooth Like Honey and baby, it's hot stuff!


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 NoΓ«l, he had met his match. A woman who’s 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?


Of course, just like any book that I write, there is a list of songs that I was drawn to through the writing process. You might be surprised by a few.....

1. LAY IT ON THE LINE - TRIUMPH
This is the first song that captivated me, back in chapter one when Jorge is arriving in Toronto after a less than stellar trip from Mexico.


2. ONE DAY - ASAF AVIDAN

I think that once you read the book, this song will make a lot of sense...




3. Miracles - JEFFERSON STARSHIP

It seems like the strangest choice for a book about a group of criminals, however, this song really captures the relationship between Jorge and Paige. 



4. SHOUT AT THE DEVIL - MOTLEY CRUE

If there was a song that captured Jorge Hernandez, this is it! 








5.  NO MORE MR. NICE GUY - ALICE COOPER

This song stems from a line in the book where Jolene insists there will be 'no more Mrs. Nice Guy' for her...




Throughout the writing process, I also listened to a great deal of Spanish guitar and developed a deep love for the beauty of the music. This is one of the places I would listen:




That about covers everything for this book. I'm already discovering the music that I will be listening to for the next one;-)





Check out the CBC interview!