Trust is everything, especially to Italian mob boss Carlo Mancini. Inducted into the Mancini family, Russian muscle Pavel Ivanovich is believed to be a prized asset, so much so that Mancini entrusts him to court his spoiled daughter with expectations of marriage. Little does Carlo know, his faith and trust are misplaced because Pavel has a separate mission: to avenge his parents' grisly murders. Trust is everything. Will Pavel’s personal agenda get in the way?
FTW: So what is the history behind creating the story "In the Name of Revenge."
SR: "I love to read and write mystery/crime/suspense novels. In addition, investigative methods have always interested me, as have FBI and crime organizations. Realizing crime is certainly not the way to go, I decided to have the FBI take control. The Ivanovich series was born. This is an avenue I can explore, delve into and share with my readers the passion I hold. The antagonist Pavel Ivanovich leaps off the pages vowing revenge on those who ruined his life. In the series, Ivanovich triumphs over crime and brings along with him Teresa Mancini, oddly enough, a crime boss' daughter. As a pair, they spar but fit together nicely in a weird sort of way. The Ivanovich series combines suspense and crime at its best with humor and rallies to bring page-turning stories with surprises readers don't see coming."
According to Suspense Magazine, Starr Gardinier Reina is a new star who has arrived in the writing world. 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 fiction novel "In the Name of Revenge". She is known for her works' distinctive voice, making every character stand out.
Reina is the artistic creator of the Ivanovich series featuring Pavel Ivanovich in "In the Name of Revenge". Flanking Ivanovich's side in "Deadly Decisions" (to be released February 1, 2011) is Teresa Mancini, who vies with Ivanovich for readers' attention. She 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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