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New Paranormal The Other Side: Melinda’s Story Released by Starr Gardinier Reina

June 20, 2013

Suspense novelist, Starr Gardinier Reina is please to announce the release of her new young adult paranormal, The Other Side: Melinda’s Story.

Thousand Oaks, CA, June 13, 2013 — Suspense novelist, Starr Gardinier Reina is please to announce the release of her new young adult paranormal, The Other Side: Melinda’s Story.



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

Melinda James is begging for people to believe her story. To her, it’s not a tale. There are cops and even family members who believe she is responsible for the mayhem that followed the death of her father.

Those events were terrifying and unbelievable. Her father begins to speak with her from the ‘Other Side,’ and warns her to take her mother and older brother Kyle and leave immediately because his death was no accident, like everyone assumed. But Melinda doesn’t take her father’s words to heart. Soon, her family members and friends begin to disappear, and all she’s left with is a ‘crazy’ story that none of the psychiatrists will believe.

Because she refuses to sway from the story she knows to be true, she is put in Skyview Haven, a mental institution. Murderers are still on the loose and they want something only Melinda has. But all Melinda wants is to get out of Skyview Haven and live her life.

As she journeys from one dangerous incident to the next, her dead best friend and family members try to help from the ‘Other Side.’ Will it be enough? Can dead people protect the living?

Does this ‘Other Side’ even exist? Will Melinda get her new doctor, Alex Leever, to finally believe her so she can be freed from the asylum? As portals open and close and a new friend arrives on the scene to perhaps protect or destroy Melinda’s well-being, she must find a way to understand that the voices speaking are sending a dire warning: that the killers from the past still exist and are beginning to get far too close for comfort.

The Other Side: Melinda’s Story is available in print and ebook format.

Starr Gardinier Reina is also the author of In the Name of Revenge (ISBN: 978-1467968850), Deadly Decisions (ISBN: 978-1467972291), and One Major Mistake (ISBN: 978-1478204152)

Book Information:
The Other Side: Melinda’s Story
Author: Starr Gardinier Reina
Publisher: Suspense Publishing
ISBN: 978-1483940762
Published: April 2013
Pages: 268

About the 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,” (the Ivanovich series featuring Pavel Ivanovich.) In that series, flanking Ivanovich’s side 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.”

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 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.

Reina is a member of International Thriller Writers (ITW) and of Sisters in Crime, Los Angeles Chapter and nationally. She has won three Best Speaker awards as well as Best Evaluator at the Voice Ambassadors chapter of Toastmasters. 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.

Please read more about Starr at or visit her blog at .

Starr Gardinier Reina
Thousand Oaks, California


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