Canadian author writes about criminals, corruption & lots of violence. Not for the faint of heart.

March 21, 2019

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With blood on his hands, Jorge Hernandez has enforced a brutal takeover of the Canadian legalized marijuana industry. Now facing opponents who want to challenge the existing laws, the former Mexican crime lord has no intentions of backing down. His brash style and sharp tongue captivate the media while behind the scenes, those who oppose him are often met by his crime family’s ruthless style of justice.

When a heartbreaking tragedy tears through the country and whispers of racism and government neglect dominates the news, Canada’s latest media darling finds himself courted by the nationally disgraced party. He has murdered, terrorized and tortured to get to the top and now he’s being groomed to lead one of the country’s political parties.

In the latest book in this brutal series, Jorge Hernandez insists that nothing is more important than the truth…and yet, the devil may lie….

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October 6, 2018 

‘The Sopranos and the Corleones have got nothing on Jorge Hernandez and his kin in Michelle M Arsenault’s latest erotic thriller, “And the Devil will Laugh.”‘¬†

August 23, 2018

Check out my CBC interview about my new book, And The Devil Will Laugh ?I talk to Angela Walker about the fifth book in the Hernandez series, why I love this character and what’s coming next. Check it out an don’t forget to share it with all your book loving friends!¬†¬†

August 17, 2018

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 Рwhether 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.


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June 23, 2018   

FREE Bookmarks!!!¬†While supplies last! If you’re interested, please send a message to: or contact me through my social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) @mimaonfire)

April 29, 2018

The reviews for A Devil Named Hernandez keep coming in!  

Canadian author Michelle M. Arsenault, known to many loyal readers as simply MIMA, has treachery in her writer’s dark, twisted heart. Or shall I say the dark, twisted hearts of Jorge Hernandez and his partner in homicide and in love, Paige Hernandez.¬†– Jim Brown

After first being introduced to Jorge Hernandez in Always Be a Wolf, one of Mima’s previous works, he quickly became my favorite character in her newest line of fiction. Somehow working to toe that line between family man and mobster, Jorge Hernandez’s life is anything but boring. – Mitchell Whitlock

If you want to learn more about the book, please check out my CBC interview  Pot, politics, crime and even some love. NEW!! Check out the blog that goes with the book! 

March 5, 2018

Thanks so much to Digital Book Girl for naming me Author of the Month!!¬† Find @digitalbookgirl on Twitter and Facebook! ‚̧¬†‚̧¬†‚̧

February 23, 2018

Check out my CBC interview!

THE NEW BOOK IS OUT!!!¬† –¬†A Devil Named Hernandez¬†



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February 14, 2018

New book coming soon РLearn about A Devil Named Hernandez!!  I will post the cover soon. In the meanwhile, check out the synopsis!

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.

January 25, 2018

The sequel to The Devil is Smooth Like Honey is coming soon!!! Sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a thing! ?

November 26, 2017  

Such a terrific response to my latest book – The Devil is Smooth Like Honey! ?¬†Check out the interviews, sign up for the newsletter and keep up on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and of course, YouTube! The new book is over half done!! Thanks for all the support! ‚̧¬†‚̧¬†‚̧

September 22, 2017

Check out my Awesome interview with CBC!! Thank you to Angela Walker! ‚̧

September 13, 2017

The Devil is Smooth Like Honey is out!! Check out the retailers where you can purchase it! Also, here is a video where I talk about the book.




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September 9


COMING SOON!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 No√ęl, he had met his match. A woman who‚Äôs 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?


Great news!!! My new book is coming soon! Check out this video to learn more:-) For more videos talking about my books and writing, check out my YOUTUBE CHANNEL!

The new book is OUT!!! Want to learn where you can purchase, Always be a Wolf? Check out the list below or stop by your local bookstore or library and asked to have it ordered in! I will update the list below as my book appears on each site:-)                                                                                                                 



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April 27, 2017

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In a world full of sheep, always be a wolf

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, April 2017 ‚Äď The Canadian author known as Mima recently published her seventh book, Always be a Wolf, the sequel to We‚Äôre All Animals, released in 2016.

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 élite 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 rulebook, 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, always be a wolf

 To learn more about Always be a Wolf, check out either of these YouTube videos, where the author discusses the new book: Video 1  Video 2

Check out this CBC interview to learn more about We’re All Animals, the first book in the series.

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Mima novels are available at all online retailers, including Chapters, Amazon, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and more!!!

April 19, 2017

The new cover (and synopsis) are here!! Check it out! Always be a Wolf!! 

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 élite 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 rulebook, 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, always be a wolf.

February 19, 2017

Learn about the new book –¬†Always be a Wolf¬†– coming soon!!!

February 9, 2017

I have a couple of pieces of news to share – first of all, I currently have a few¬†FREE¬†eBook promo cards to give out for We’re All Animals. If you’re interested, you can either contact me through social media or *Limited quantities

Second, of all, I officially announced my NEXT¬†book title today. The sequel to We’re All Animals will be called – Always be a Wolf. This book should be out sometime within the next couple of months but, of course, I will let you know! Sign up for my newsletter to keep up with all the latest information, interviews and giveaways!!

December 3, 2016

Have your checked out my YouTube channel yet? NEW¬†videos added weekly!! ¬†‚ėļ

October 28, 2016

PEI Author Releases Sixth Book, ‘We’re All Animals’ – Journal-Pioneer, October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

Another one of my books are at the #GlowinskiLibrary in #Poland – a wonderful cause started after a retired gentleman decided to start his own library! Learn more here


Also, an awesome article ¬†We’re All Animals¬†in The Buzz! Thanks guys!

October 25, 2016

Check out my YouTube channel – more on the way!

September 21, 2016

Check out my interview with CBC Mainstreet¬†for¬†We’re All Animals!!!!!

September 16, 2016

Great news!!! My latest book, We’re All Animals is starting to pop up on various online retailers! To learn more about the book, go here.

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September 6, 2016

Check out the cover for my next book –¬†We’re All Animals –¬†coming out this fall!!

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.  Click here to learn more!

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June 16, 2016

I can’t believe I haven’t shared this with you before! My favorite book review for A Spark before the Fire and corresponding tweet! ¬†Here is the link to the book review (since it’s kind of hard to see;-)

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May 26, 2016

Check out my radio interview with CBC Mainstreet! Very exciting!!

May 24, 2016

Happy to announce that my books are now available at Coles Summerside! Thanks to Jessica and her gang for adding The Rock Star of Vampires and Different Shades of the Same Color to their selection!


April 9, 2016

Awesome book review for Different Shades of the Same Color in this weekend’s Journal-Pioneer!! Thank you Desiree for such a thoughtful and awesome review!!


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I’m happy to announce that my books will now be available at a popular salon in my hometown in Prince Edward Island! I’m very excited because Island Beauty Secrets is one of my favorite spots in western PEI; the ladies have created such a positive, friendly atmosphere that I felt it was an ideal location to sell my books:-)

Different Shades of the Same Color is getting awesome reviews; the most common of which, is that readers are shocked by the ending (not to mention a few other details along the way;-) Check out all the terrific reviews on Chapters, Amazon and more!

March 9, 2016 

Each time I publish a GL for Mima xbook, I always send a copy to the Glowinski’s Library: one man’s dream in Poland. This awesome, retired gentleman saw a need for a library in his community – so he started one! All books are donated by the authors!! A great cause! Check out all my books in this image and thanks again to an awesome man!

January 6, 2016


Great news! Different Shades of the Same Color is now available online! I will list the places it is available as it becomes available:



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December 25, 2015

Join my online book launch!!  Win prizes, learn info on the new book and more!

December 16, 2015

Great news!! My next book – Different Shades of the Same Color – is almost ready!! SKU-001055726_COVER-lowThought you might want to check out the awesome new cover and learn what it’s about!

It all started when Natasha Parsons hit her head Рin a very undignified manner- at her uncle’s political fundraiser. Suddenly, she finds herself exiled to the country and discovering some surprising truths about her family and her own life. In a world of prejudice and judgment, Natasha quickly learns that we’re all different shades of the same color, but is she ready to accept the darkness that’s lurking around the corner?

Different Shades of the Same Color will be available in early 2016! Sign up for my newsletter to keep up to date on giveaways, interviews and more!!

November 11, 2015

photoWelcome to Mima on Fire! Happy to announce that my next book will be available in early 2016! In the meanwhile, have you checked out this fantastic foursomeūüėČ

Thanks for your support and keep in touch!


Welcome to! Learn about Mima¬†here. You can also check out interviews, newspaper article and more¬†here. If you don’t care about any of this and just want to check out the books, jump on¬†this page¬†and even preview the first chapters! Thanks for dropping by:-)

June 27, 2015

Check out my interview with The Guardian

June 22, 2015

Check out my podcast with Marky Mark! So much fun!!

May 7, 2015

New article about Her Name is Mariah in The Buzz and an interview with the West Prince Graphic! 

April 3, 2015

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Great news guys! Her Name is Mariah has started to show up on all your favorite online book retailers! Here are a few links where you can find my new book and I will continue to add new links as they come in!


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March 24, 2015

Great news guys! I finally have the cover for my new book –¬†Her Name is Mariah –¬†to be released in spring 2015!! Sign up for my newsletter to keep up to date on the latest news, including when you can buy your copy!!¬†new cover

March 13, 2015

Hey guys, today is my birthday!! And to celebrate, I’m going to direct you to a recent blog post¬†where I am giving away FREE ebook copies of¬†The Rock Star of Vampires.¬†Just check out the end of the blog for all the¬†promo codes and information on how to get your own FREE copy! If none of these codes work, check in with me through the connect¬†link and I will see if I have anymore kicking around my desk.

Meanwhile, check out all my blogs – both my¬†personal¬†and¬†writing¬†–¬†comment, share and like!! I will soon have more information (and a cover!) to show you for my new book,¬†Her Name is Mariah.¬†I can’t wait for you to see it!

Happy Spring!!

January 31, 2015

Hey guys! I wanted to let you know that the new book has been submitted to the publisher!! I can’t wait until Her Name is Mariah is released and available for everyone to photocheck out!

Meanwhile, learn about the music that inspired me while writing the book (as well as the summary) in today’s blog.¬†

As always, I encourage you to sign up for my newsletter to keep up with all the latest! Keep in touch and have a great weekend!!

January 20, 2015

Hey guys! Just wanted to check in and share a couple pieces of exciting news! First of all, The Rock Star of Vampires can now be found on iTunes! I want to thank the good people at Apple, as well as iUniverse, for working out a few kinks to make this situation possible.

My second piece of news is regarding my fourth book, which will be a follow up to The Rock Star of Vampires. Edits are almost done, the cover is picked out (will post as soon as I have the final version) and today I would like to announce the title.

Her Name is Mariah

Those¬†who have read my last book will be familiar with the character Mariah Nichols and I’ve been told, people are anxious to see what happens next!! I can’t wait to share it with you:-)

November 5, 2014

Ever have one of those days where you wake up super early, with the intention of getting phototons of work done and little hiccups screw up your entire morning? Welcome to my November 5, 2014;-) But that’s fine. I think it is a great opportunity to update my site and check in with my readers!

So what’s new? I’m editing two manuscripts, thinking about when I will publish the follow up to my last book, The Rock Star of Vampires and also looking into some other opportunities! Very exciting!!

What about you? Read any good books lately? Well, if you’re looking for a GREAT read, check out My books page and take a walk on the dark side! Have a musician, a vampire fan a reader on your Christmas list? Check out one of my books to add to your online shopping list.

Thanks for checking in and keep in touch – I want to know what you look for in a great book. Happy November

September 28, 2014

Can you believe that we are rapidly approaching October?!? When the hell did that 

Picture 451happen:-) Time to get some spooky fall reading, starting with The Rock Star of Vampires! I’m excited to report that this book is doing exceptionally well and getting some awesome reviews! I’m fortunate enough to have readers from all around the world for both my books and my two blogs – The Truth and the Dark Side and Mima on Fire, the blog.

So what’s new? I’m currently working on two different manuscripts and recently, I’ve published a blog on LinkedIn.

Interested in getting a free e-book version of The Rock Star of Vampires? I still have a few more to give away. Just sign up for my newsletter and send me a quick email (askmimaonfire (at) telling me why can’t wait to read this book! I only have a few copies, so act fast!!

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Happy Fall!

August 7, 2014

All three of my books in the Glowinski Library in Poland

All three of my books in the Glowinski Library in Poland

Check it out! All three of my books are now located in the Glowinski Library in Poland! It’s always such a pleasure to donate my books to this awesome library, knowing that I am in the company of some fabulous authors from all around the world!

Enjoy the rest of the summer and to keep up to date on the latest contest, interviews and more, sign up for my newsletter!

August 2, 2014

Hey guys! Just wanted to let you know that I am now on Instagram!

May 22, 2014

Check out my latest (newspaper) interview with the Journal-Pioneer!

May 10, 2014

It’s finally here! The Rock Star of Vampires is now available for purchase!!! Check out the first chapter and let me know what you think! Where can you buy it, here are just a few of the retailers you can find it!

Amazon.comThe Rock Star of Vampires to be released in spring 2014!


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April 18, 2014The Rock Star of Vampires to be released in spring 2014!

Great news! My next book – The Rock Star of Vampires – is out!!! I’m excited to be able to show you the new cover and synopsis. My good friend, Mitchell Whitlock collaborated with me on the synopsis and I think it rocks!!!!

Did Hollywood get it wrong?

 A year after transforming into a mortal vampire, Ava Lilith continues to have a lackluster life. The new dietary requirements and the intensifying of her senses aside, she continues to face unhappiness rather than the glamorous and provocative lifestyle that television and movies would suggest.

¬†She then learns of an underground society of immortal vampires, led by the mysterious ‚Äėrock star of vampires‚Äô. Cloaked in shadow, this Immortal sect controls the major powers of the world – from business and finance to science and politics – all manipulated for personal gain and to keep their existence concealed.

 Ava finds herself drawn to this secret world where she could live forever and pursue all her dreams. But what will she lose, in order to gain immortality?