Blog Tour: One Major Mistake


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One Major Mistake
Starr Gardineier Reina
Date Published: 7/10/12
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 wants to be present at his demise.
During the investigations,
not only does the team grieve with Nick over Brenda’s death, they also deal
with the loss of their long-time Assistant Director in Charge Steven Lazlo, who
was gunned down in their own backyard. Pavel has a particularly hard time
dealing with Lazlo’s death and is determined to hold everyone involved
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
Join Pavel as he wades
through harrowing situations, suspects aplenty and suspense in this third
thrilling installment of the Ivanovich Series. 
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
 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.


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.
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.





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One Major Mistake is a suspense crime thriller that I can get behind. This book is written so realistically you would think you were reading the story from a police report and news article itself. This story brings you down into the truth depth of a run down town filled with crimes from drugs up to murder and everything in between. 
I know I will be reading this book again and again. Truly any suspense lover should have a copy of this. Easy connection to the well defined characters and easy flow through the fast paced and hard times of being on the tail of a murderer.  You won’t want to put this book down, I didn’t.


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