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Award Winning Author Starr Gardinier Reina Signs With The Wild Rose Press

“The Other Side: Trent’s Story” slated for publication by the Black Rose line

Tarzana, CA; September 7, 2014:  Starr Gardinier Reina announced today that she has signed with The Wild Rose Press in their Black Rose imprint.

Her second book in her Other Side series—“The Other Side: Trent’s Story”—is a further saga of protagonists Trent Miller and Melinda James, told in the first person narrative of Trent Miller and supporting characters.

“It’s a dark paranormal,” Starr says, “that, I’m told, gives readers creepy chills along the spine.” In her first book, “The Other Side: Melinda’s Story,” Melinda James was essentially captive in an insane asylum—Skyview Haven—through no fault of her own. The book conveys Melinda’s journey told in her voice to a psychiatrist, beginning when her father ‘died’ to her eventual release from Skyview.  Her harrowing ordeal leaves the reader wondering what’s real and what’s not. Starr asks the readers: “If I tell you the story, will you believe me?” and it’s what Melinda asks of her psychiatrist. Melinda’s father is dead. He tries to warn her from the ‘Other Side’ that killers want something only she can give them. They are beginning to get too close for comfort. Does the ‘Other Side’ exist or is it all in Melinda’s mind? As portals open and close, Melinda must find a way to understand that the voices speaking are sending dire warnings. She is out of time. They are desperate to take what they feel is theirs and will stop at nothing to get it.

Now, Trent Miller picks up his own story in “The Other Side: Trent’s Story.” Going from what he believes is his own delving down the insanity tunnel, Trent narrates his story about just how much evil there is in the world, and how we don’t even realize it. Melinda James is finally out of Skyview Haven and is living her life. This second book series focuses on Melinda James’s life after the institution with Trent Miller, a young man she befriended. Trying to get her life back on track, Melinda shares a house with Trent as roommates when unspeakable acts begin to happen, and they are not of this universe.  Melinda and Trent call a priest and attempt a house blessing, but that has the reverse effect and things go from bad to worse. An evil entity is out to get them and they don't know why.  Melinda is haunted, harassed, possessed, and finally kidnapped. And Trent must save her while trying to keep himself alive. Trent travels down into what he figures must be Hell, battling evil while trying to save Melinda, and also trying to protect the Other Side from evil entering the sacred grounds.

Starr says that, “I believe creativity is limited to one’s imagination. The Other Side series beckoned me from deep within the recesses of my psyche; begging to be written.” She is now working on the third book in this series, which will be told in the viewpoint of evil at its most wicked.

Please follow Starr at www.twitter.com/SGReina, www.facebook.com/pages/Starr-Gardinier-Reina/192142470838341 and check her blog at www.qw-blog.blogspot.com and websites at www.queenwriter.com and www.editing.queenwriter.com for release date information. The Other Side: Trent’s Story will be available at Amazon, Nook, Itunes and all major digital release retailers.

A new Young Adult Paranormal

"The Other Side: Melinda's Story"


If I tell you the story, will you believe me?

Melinda James’ father is dead. But he tries to warn her from the ‘Other Side’ that the killers from the past want something only Melinda can give them. And they are beginning to get far too close for comfort. Can dead people protect the living? And if they can, will it be enough? And does this ‘Other Side’ really exist or is this all in Melinda’s mind?

In her world, as portals open and close, Melinda must find a way to understand that the voices speaking are sending dire warnings. She is out of time. They are here, desperate to take what they feel is theirs and they will stop at nothing to get it.

Email me at sreina@queenwriter.com your thoughts and comments of this new young adult paranormal.

In the meantime, stayed tuned for more announcements as to the re-release of this novel and it's upcoming saga in Trent's Story.






Starr's final story in the Ivanivich series can be purchased beginning July 10, 2012 from amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, smashwords.com or any books are sold. Check under 'Press' to read reviews.


Despite having brought down two major crime families, Pavel’s life is still filled with problems. The two bright things in his world: Teresa Mancini, his fiancée, who, on a good day, has the ability to bring him to his knees and his daughter Rita Grace, a result of a whirlwind affair before he fell in love with Teresa.

Once again, murder is the prime evil propelling Pavel into his latest case. After the murder of his partner and friend Nick Haxton’s ex-wife Brenda, Pavel leads a team to dethrone Guillermo Diaz, the leader of a drug gang believed to be responsible for Brenda’s death. Detective Danni Stone joins the local agency. Stone knows Diaz on the most intimate of levels, and Pavel views this as suspicious.

As if Pavel can take anymore, Teresa receives a substantially large check from an anonymous benefactor, and insists that Pavel deal with it while she decides how to spend it. But not before she uses her iron-willed determination to find out who the benefactor is even if it means breaking into her attorney’s office looking for answers. Being thrown in jail would stop any ordinary woman, but apparently not Teresa.

Join Pavel as he wades through harrowing situations, suspects aplenty and suspense in this third thrilling installment of the Ivanovich Series.

Please stay tuned for this novel's re-release!



Starr's new novel "Deadly Decisions" was released on February 1, 2011. You may purchase your copy directly from amazon.com. Please look under the tab 'Press' to read what some have already said.


"Deadly Decisions" is crime-driven novel interwoven with drama, suspense, wit and edge-of-your-seat action. Trouble and misery can be part of life's ordeals, but for Ivanovich and Mancini they are everyday concerns. After his debacle of a life in "In the Name of Revenge", Pavel Ivanovich tries to find a new direction. Instead, his days are upended with the constant turmoil of drama with Teresa Mancini—the spoiled daughter of a mob boss, wanna-be agent and Pavel's girlfriend—thrown in the mix. Bullets fly, bombs explode and people get hurt. Ivanovich's existence is an entire commotion of murder and mayhem, including a near-death experience and many other, narrow escapes while Mancini tries to become involved waist-deep in every one of Pavel’s cases.

Travel with Pavel as he continues with crime-ridden, investigative cases while Teresa 'tries' to help him in "One Major Mistake", the third in the Ivanovich Series, coming soon.

Please stay tuned for this novel's re-release!



Starr's new novel "In the Name of Revenge" was released June 2010. You may purchase your copy directly from amazon.com. This crime mystery has been touted to be Starr's best yet! Please look under the tab 'Press' to read what some have already said.


Russian muscle Pavel Ivanovich lends his unique talent in serving Italian mob boss Carlo Mancini. How much help is Pavel really? Is Mancini too trusting? Does he place his faith in the wrong people? In order for Pavel to prove his loyalty Carlo forces him to date his more than spoiled daughter Teresa with the expectation of marriage. Roberto, always the odd man out with Carlo, the man who Teresa is in love with, is less than happy with the situation. All the while Pavel works for Carlo he has a separate mission; to avenge his parents' grisly murders. Will his own investigation and personal agenda get in the way for the job he does for the Mancini family? What happens when Carlo finds out that Pavel is not too trustworthy?

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Please stay tuned for this novel's re-release!


EXCITING NEWS! Starr has just PLACED THIRD out or more than two hundred submissions with her short story "Cut"! The contest was hosted by SuspenseMagazine.com. Please see their March issue for their announcement.


In addition to her novella and novels, Starr is a dramatist of short stories. As an author, she is being sponsored by the Suspense Magazine. If you would like to read some of these free of charge, please click here. These are randomly changed every so often, so check back frequently.


Blog: For educational information and news, please see her QueenWriter News blog by clicking here.

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