Showing posts with label drugs. Show all posts
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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 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?

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Should your readers be the censorship police?

Anyone who has ever picked up one of my books, probably figured out very quickly that I don’t exactly avoid taboo and edgy topics. It’s not that I necessarily pick subjects that I think might ruffle people’s feathers, so much as that I write what inspires me… and what inspires me often is a reflection of how I see society and as it turns out, that happens to be the same topics that occasionally make some people uncomfortable.

Does this make me less inclined to use content or language that might upset readers?

Not a chance.

It all began with my first book, Fire. Since it was (obviously) my first novel, many people didn’t know what to expect. Would I write a cute little love story about star-crossed lovers, who meet and live happily ever after? Perhaps a cozy little story about a talented young woman, who gets discovered by a big record label and her life falls into place, in a perfect and delightful fashion.

Well, not quite.

My first book did have a girl meets guy scenario and she does go on to be a rock star, but it also dove into the dark world of sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. There are suggestions that recording artists are actually surrounded by enablers who encourage their stars to do whatever is necessary to stay in the spotlight - the label views them as a product to sell rather than human beings.

The topics of domestic violence, sex tapes and infidelity also can be found in this book.

My second book – A Spark before the Fire, deals a great deal with rape, addiction, casual teenage sex, drugs, alcohol abuse and teen pregnancy.

My third was slightly tame in comparison to my first two, proving that not all my books are laced with profanity. Having said that, The Rock Star of Vampires didn’t exactly avoid the topic of casual sex and actually pushed the envelope a little further by broaching the subject of threesomes and same sex encounters. So I guess it is kind of like baking a cake with less sugar, but you throw in a bucket of honey instead because either way, some people are going to complain that it is just a little too much.

My fourth and latest book, Her Name is Mariah, perhaps takes things in a different direction. This time around, one of the most significant characters is transgender, while my protagonist spends some time working in a Montreal strip club and has a pretty casual attitude toward sex. There’s also suicide and a murder. Two of the big 'A' topics also come up (abortion and alcoholism) in this book. 

As I have said many times, when I write, the story tends to flow naturally and I don't tend to over analyze, but go with it. Considering that I'm often surprised and enticed by where the story takes me, it is my wish that my readers feel the same way. As I always say, welcome to the land of the taboo; one page at a time.

Canadian author Mima is known for her complicated and diverse characters, a dark style and for never shying away from controversial topics. To request an interview or if you are interested in doing a book review, please send requests here  

Mima is the author of Fire and the prequel, A Spark before the Fire, as well as The Rock Star of Vampires  Her Name is Mariah and Different Shades of the Same Color. Join Mima on Facebook, TwitterG+ and Goodreads also, check out her Amazon Author Page

For some reading, check out her blogs – personal or writing

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