The female characters in the Jeremy Santos series

Here is a brief introduction to the female characters in the Jeremy Santos and The Outfit series of books. Up to now, the ladies that fill the pages of our books are strong and beautiful, but each in their own way. These are the women that Jeremy has encountered:

Veronica Delgado: Astrological sign: Libra

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She meets Jeremy and it appears that they have a strong relationship. Choices later push them in opposite directions, but there is always a connection between them even after she gets married and has twins.

Christina Delgado: Astrological sign: Taurus

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Ronnie’s younger sister is on an upward trajectory. When the story begins, she is still in high school. We see her graduate, enlist in the Air Force, and then she joins the FBI police force. We see that she can be strong both mentally and physically, yet still harbor doubts about what to do in life.

Esperanza Delgado, Mother/ Wife/ Grandmother: Astrological sign: Sagittarius

This lady is a traditional stay at home mother to Ronnie and Chris. She is devoted to keeping her family together while her husband, Richard, is working late at the auto factory. She has a sixth sense about people and can pick up on bad vibes, and does not take kindly to the stranger that her son-in-law introduces into his family.

Juliana Escobedo, MD: Astrological sign: Leo

Attended University with Jeremy then went off to medical school while he went off to law school. Their paths don’t cross until years later when Jeremy returns to San Antonio to defend a client and calls on her to help him build his case. Her biological clock is ticking and tries to rekindle the flame of her past romance with Jeremy. She confronts him but does not see what is coming.

Sonja Matamoros, DVM: Astrological sign: Aquarius

The privileged daughter of a wealthy Mexican family that catches Jeremy’s eye. She is the vet that tends to Rufus when he has a fall. She gets caught up in a whirlwind, perhaps of her own making. Can Jeremy save her?

Bridgette O’Shaughnessy, CPA: Astrological sign: Gemini

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She actively pursues him or so it appears. She is a multifaceted character with deep secrets of her own. Jeremy knows her game and plays along to see how far she will go in her efforts to keep him under her control.

Are your characters fundamentally good people?

Are your characters fundamentally good people when all is said and done? Can they live with themselves at the end of the day? Do you love them? If they were flesh and blood, would you be proud to have them as part of your family?

We believe that the answers to these questions lie in the motivation for the things that YOU make them do!

If you have created a villain, do you identify with the villain and his or her villainy?

Jeremy Santos, for example, was never in trouble with the law growing up. He had parents that loved him and still do. He is smart enough to have graduated from college and law school, but when the time came to launch his career, he went his own way. He rejected the corporate law firms that came to court him, and instead attempted to launch his own business working day and night and just scraping by.

By pure chance or luck he meets the distinguished and fabulously successful Alfonso Allende who sees the potential just waiting to be…exploited? Allende has his own agenda and knows exactly how to handle the young and impressionable Jeremy. Eventually Jeremy is under the Allende spell and joins the organization known as The Outfit.

Jeremy is loyal to a fault. He is the type of person that you would want to have as a friend. Smart and focused, he is quick to find a solution to every type of problem that comes his way. He manages to turn rivals into friends or at least allies. He never comes close to being a villain and every thing he does he does for good reason. At the very most he is the better of two evils.

So, in the end, yes we love him! We’ll make sure that Jeremy Santos never does anything against his nature. We won’t betray him or let him down.

Jeremy Santos is the main character in our books:

Lawless Order: Jeremy Santos and The Outfit

Casa de los Santos: The continuing saga of Jeremy Santos and The Outfit

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Seven things to know about Jeremy Santos

Lawless Order: Jeremy Santos and The Outfit and Casa de los Santos: The Continuing Saga of Jeremy Santos and The Outfit are the first two books in our Jeremy Santos series of novels. Here are seven things you need to know about our main character, Jeremy Santos:

1. His current residence is outside Denver, Colorado. This mountain retreat has spectacular views of the Rockies and an indoor, custom built, heated pool.

2. He is a lawyer in good standing with the American Bar Association, but he is also a KINGPIN of an underworld organization known as The Outfit.

3. Jeremy is single minded in his pursuit of success; he is therefore unattached. But no worries, he gets plenty of attention from the opposite sex! He is immersed in the nefarious and deadly business of The Outfit, so his lifestyle makes it impossible for him to settle down.

4. He is an only child who graduated from an expensive college preparatory school. His parents worked second jobs to pay his tuition. He earned a full scholarship to attend a private university close to home.

5. He is passionate about swimming. It keeps him fit both mentally and physically. He practices his chosen sport several times each week. When he travels away from home, his prime requirement is a lap lane pool.

6. Does Jeremy have any vices? Hmm, well, he does enjoy smoking Cuban cigars and he does so only after he has taken care of business, or pleasure!

7. Jeremy has a dog named Rufus that he adopted from an animal shelter after he passed the Bar exam. So, Rufus has been with Jeremy for many years now, and is mentioned in both books 1 & 2. Rufus has his own personal handler and trainer, a man named Reuben, to keep him mentally alert and physically active.