Reyna Hawk


Reyna Hawk is a 47 yr. old mother of one son and grandmother to one. Born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio she has had the passion for story telling and writing since her teen years. Reyna's main genre is romantic suspense although she does have works in the paranormal genre. Reyna currently holds an Associate of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Culture Anthropology. Reyna is currently published under Ravenswood Publishing, GMTA Independent Publishing LLC, and Libertine Press.

Reyna's work includes the following:

The Valentine/Petrilo Series consists of five books:
Looking Through Blind Eyes
Reflection of Secrets
Shattered Visions Haunted Memories
Revealing Visions
Seeing Karma

The edited and revised Valentine/Petrilo Series is due for release in 2015!

Angels and Arrows is a paranormal romantic suspense based on true accounts of paranormal activities. Available now!

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. It really didn't influence my writing; the place that has influenced my writing is where my family originates from... the Great Smoky Mountains!! Anyone who has read my books will notice all but one has the mountains as a setting!
When did you first start writing?
I began writing back in the early 1990's.... I just recently had the nerve to begin publishing. Actually, due to the wonders of the internet and self-publishing avenues I am able to get my work to the general public.
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Where to find Reyna Hawk online

Where to buy in print


My interview with Ed Tyll
Love this man! My interview with the funny and great Ed Tyll


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Smashwords book reviews by Reyna Hawk

  • Aside of Murder on Aug. 15, 2012

    I love a good mystery/suspense book. The thrill of discovering twists and turns in the story is something I look for in books. I looked forward to reading Aside of Murder hoping for this same type of feeling. First, let me say it is a good book; it’s just not what I was expecting. I really liked the idea of how all the characters ended up being connected in some way; these types of story are intriguing to me. In the beginning as I was reading I couldn’t figure out what was happening. Many times it flipped to another part of the story and I was a bit lost. However, I quickly figured out it had changed to the other characters. At first I thought the story revolved around two call girls; Shelly and Ann. But then when the characters Joan and Sue were introduced I was lost; at first not sure what they had to with the call girls. What I didn’t like about the book was there was no real suspense. Parts that could have been held and released later were told right away. Also, the one main twist in the story was never explained how it came to be. I don’t want to tell what it is because I don’t want to be a spoiler here. However, it left me wondering just how it would have pulled off. There was no explanation so it seemed unrealistic. I know this is fiction and therefore it shouldn’t matter; but it’s a major part of the book. I just feel there should have been an explanation as to how Shelly did this. I give this book only 3 petals/stars because I did like it; but wasn’t one of the better books I’ve read. I didn’t like how there was no mystery to the story and all was revealed as it happened. Had there been more suspense to the story and that one major twist explained then I would have given 4 petals. I was given this book for free by the author and was in no way paid for my review.