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.

When will the third book in the Jeremy Santos and The Outfit series be completed?

Yes, it’s true! There is a third book in the early stages of development. So far, we have written close to 32,000 words and divided it into 17 chapters.

There seems to be no end in sight to the troubles that our main character, Jeremy Santos, must deal with. Thankfully, he has his reliable sidekicks to help him along.

This new book, untitled as of yet, will pick up where Casa de los Santos left off, and we have included a prologue for those naughty followers that did not read books 1 or 2.

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