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A paralegal by day, she’s an author by night. Apart from being an award winning author for her short story “Cut”, Reina has appeared in a blaze and made her mark on the literary world with her Ivanovich Series. The first is “In the Name of Revenge”, the second, “Deadly Decisions” and the third, “One Major Mistake” was released July 10, 2012. Having studied and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Literature/Creative Writing, she has found her unique style and is known for her works’ distinctive voice, making every character stand out.
Reina is the artistic creator of the Ivanovich series featuring Pavel Ivanovich. Flanking Ivanovich’s side in “Deadly Decisions” is Teresa Mancini, who vies with Ivanovich for readers’ attention. According to J.M. LeDuc, who was “raised in an Italian family”, Teresa “is perfect...like all your characters”. Reina is also the author of young adult novella “Cruel Whispers” and its sequel novel “Cruel Past”.
Reina is an executive editor for Suspense Magazine. She has been interviewed in the newspaper and on the radio with relation to her fiction work. She has been a co-host on Suspense Radio.
Reina is a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW) and of Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles Chapter and nationally. She has won three Best Speaker awards as well as Best Evaluator at the Voice Ambassadors chapter of Toastmasters. She has always been active in events. As co-chair and main coordinator for the West Coast Author Premiere, she arranged the weekend-long event to help authors from all over network, learn and share their work with the public. Reina has also been instrumental in compiling authors and planning a local author event at Barnes and Noble in Ventura, California along with the store’s event manager.
Please read more about Starr at www.QueenWriter.com or visit her blog at www.qw-blog.blogspot.com.
on Nov. 07, 2010 :
Romance, peril, crime and intrigue. This story is about Pavel Ivanovich and how his quest for revenge against the mob boss who killed his parents puts the woman and child he leaves behind in mortal peril.
Starr Reina is a promising talent who has an intuition for the makings of a good thriller.
(reviewed long after purchase)
on Oct. 02, 2010 :
This was an awesome story. It keeps you captivated through the whole thing. It has a lot of suspense and just makes you want more. I was sorry to see it end..........
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on Sep. 23, 2010 :
A month after he graduates high school, Pavel Ivanovich witnesses the execution murder of his parents. He wants revenge, and is willing to go to any length to get it. Almost.
Reina weaves a tale of intrigue and suspicion, where loyalties are stretched to their limits. In Part II (the book is in three parts) the story shifts up a gear. Tension mounts and we really start to get to know Pavel Ivanovich. The characters are well drawn and distinctive, the dialogue convincing. And I loved the twist at the end. I started suspecting not all was as it seemed about two-thirds of the way through the book, but I didn’t come close to guessing what it was.
"In the Name of Revenge" is the first novel in a series. Included at the end of the book is a sample of the next one in the series, "Deadly Decisions". If the preview is anything to go by, it’s going to be a gripping series.
(reviewed long after purchase)