Tuesday, July 24, 2012

VBT# One Major Mistake - Starr Reina

Today's Author Spotlight is Starr Reina and her new book "One Major Mistake" , here on The Phantom Paragrapher.

Book Excerpt :
A bullet whizzed by Pavel’s arm and he took cover again. He noticed the direction it was coming from and pointed to it for the others’ benefit. He looked at Nick then nodded toward a wide pole adjacent to the dumpster he hid behind. He covered while Nick changed positions. Michaels stayed behind the bin while Pavel charged forward and snuck next to a van. Bullets dinged the front of the vehicle. With police officers covering her, Michaels moved up next to him from the other end of the dumpster she was behind. Everyone covered each other until they were able to get closer. Pavel looked at Michaels, who nodded to the back end of a van. He walked back and found Jackson on the ground, bloody.
Pavel immediately went to his side. Jackson was still alert and seemed to be in a lot of pain. He was breathing heavy and holding his side. Sweat was pouring down his temples and forehead.

Bio of Author :

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" is to be 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.
 She has won three Best Speaker awards as well as Best Evaluator at the Voice Ambassadors chapter of Toastmasters. Reina is a member of Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles Chapter and nationally. 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.

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