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I thought this was a well-thought-out story, well written, and just enough of a twist that I personally second-guessed who I thought was the killer! Definitely check it out if you like thrillers. - Killing Karma

MalloriGoodreads Reviewer

The author writes different chapters from various character perspectives depending on what they offer to the story. Overall, it’s a clean, fast read. I recommend this book to fans of murder mysteries with a touch of romance. - Killing Karma

Holly NaselloReedsy Reviewer

A great storyline that makes you wonder is there such a thing as a past life... It pulled me in, and I couldn't stop reading. - Killing Karma

Meeshy_aAmazon Reviewer

"Such an interesting and fresh take on serial killers!... I absolutely loved the way the author intertwined the whole concept of past lives into the main plot. Every detail really added more to the story. - Killing Karma

Chanelle Gruca Goodreads Reviewer

I found the past-life regression aspect of the story interesting and enjoyable. I can't say I've read another story with this aspect to it so it was refreshing. - Killing Karma

AlieshaAmazon Reivewer

A highly gripping tale that builds a believable world full of unexpected twists and turns... An easy-to-read, engrossing whodunit and why is crafted skillfully here. - Killing Karma

MadameGoodreads Reviewer

Loved it! Was immersed from the very beginning and couldn’t wait to see how it would play out... Very likable characters, a very interesting story, and very well written. - Killing Karma

RitaFoodreads Reviewer

From the beginning paragraph to the last sentence, I was truly captivated; I even found myself holding my breath at times… I highly recommend “Killing Karma” to any reader that enjoys turning pages. Definitely 5 stars!!! - Killing Karma

David K KasiewiczGoodreads Reviewer

“There are many things woven into the fabric of this amazing book… you’re really immersed in the story and gripped by great storytelling… it is a wonderful book. - Killing Karma

Bookie.readsBookstgram reviewer

A series of killings has cast a reign of terror over Detroit, and even the seasoned Detective Harlow has no idea what to make of them. As a cop, he understands revenge killings, but these homicides are taking the concept of payback to new heights that nothing has ever prepared him for. If you like a little noir with your crime fiction, this book is for you! - Killing Karma

R. Keefe - Amazon ReviewTrue Crime Writer

I found it very hard to put down. The characters were so believable. I felt ... as if I was in the book myself. - The Blind Affect

"A beautiful book dealing with a terrifying subject. Gorgeously written and illustrated. - An Angry Earth

Paula BerinsteinGoodreads Author/Reviewer

Impossible to put down. - The Blind Affect

"This book was so good and well written. It's one of those books that really makes you stop and think about life." - The Blind Affect

TinaGoodreads Reviewer

“A powerful literary take, at once intense and poignant... Poeltl’s writing is emotionally intense and assured, the pacing expert. Finely crafted and alive, the novel makes for a knockout.” - The Blind Affect

This was a fascinating book. I was very surprised at how the three lives interacted at the end. I loved the way the author used popular songs to set the mood and the time frame. - The Blind Affect

ErinGoodreads Reviewer

While the characters had tragic stories, they were well written, and I cared about them and wanted them to overcome their obstacles. - The Blind Affect

TomGoodreads Reviewer

The storyline was very captivating and kept me wanting to read more. - A.I. Insurrection, Armageddon

P.Miller- Amazon Reviewer

This is the third book in the series. I would say it was the best of the three. It kept me on the edge of my seat, never wanting to put the book down. - A.I. Insurrection, Exodus

P.MillerAmazon Reviewer

A tale of triumph over trauma, (with) a fantastic twist. The three character's stories come together in the most serendipitous way. - The Blind Affect

Susie Helmereedsy reviewer

... Poeltl does what a good writer does - he doesn't tell us, he shows us the lives of these characters... It's a timely story. Catherine - The Blind Affect

CatherineGoodreads Reviewer

A sometimes disturbing but always profound look at three characters whose lives take on haunting courses...
Rose - The Blind Affect

RoseGoodreads Reviewer

"Gorgeously written and illustrated. I love the myth-like tone, which offers children a bit of distance from a scary subject. Kudos to the author for striking just the right note. Highly recommended. - An Angry Earth

"A great resource to use with kids who are old enough to understand the concept of cause and effect. Would make a great Earth Day read for schools as well. - An Angry Earth

The author has a clear and lucid style that takes the reader from one vivid situation to another... The Judas Syndrome

... an interesting look into a possible and all too real future... The Judas Syndrome

I had trouble putting it down the first night and finished it in one day... The Judas Syndrome

It's a compelling read, heartbreaking, but emotionally very, very real... The Judas Syndrome

I am eager to read more.,, The Judas Syndrome

As someone who writes myself, I can honestly say I'm jealous over that ending. I wish I'd written it... The Judas Syndrome

Everyone should probably keep an eye out for more by this author. Rebirth Book Two of The Judas Syndrome

It grabs your attention and pulls you in with misery and wonder, till you're desperate to know what's next. Rebirth Book Two of The Judas Syndrome

The supernatural themes lightly touched on in the first book have become prominent and are well woven into the story. Rebirth Book Two of The Judas Syndrome

Great PA (Post Apocalyptic) book, I cannot wait for number 3. Rebirth Book Two of The Judas Syndrome

[West of Noreaso] definitely one of the most interesting children books I've read in a while! My nieces and I can't wait to see if they go on any new adventures! West of Noreaso

This book caught my attention as I love anything to do with superstitions, so it definitely seemed to be a perfect book for me. Having now read it, I’m not disappointed. West of Noreaso

This book will blow you away with it's profound, yet simplistic message that science and spirituality are intrinsically linked. I have shared this with my 5 year old daughter and love the reaction I'm getting! Hello ME - If a Tree Falls in the Forest...

The author does a wonderful job explaining and illustrating how spirituality and science are complimentary to each other. This series will certainly help stimulate discussions between children, their parents and siblings on this topic. Hello Me - If a Tree Falls in the Forest

This book will keep you wondering about everything you've ever dreamed of!! Literally. Very well written. I can't wait to read about what he comes up with next! Her Past's Present

This is a terrific novel! It is very well written and moves right along with a gripping story line and several plot twists. Her Past's Present

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Where do authors pull inspiration from?

Where do authors pull inspiration from?

Well, I can only speak for myself when you ask the question, where do authors pull their inspiration from, and for me, that’s from other creative sources, my interests, and the day-to-day. I love all things creative. I also appreciate every day: the brief conversations at the office, the turmoil, and the upheaval of being human;

Where do authors pull inspiration from?
Where do authors pull inspiration from?

Well, I can only speak for myself when you ask the question, where do authors pull their inspiration from, and for me, that’s from other creative sources, my interests, and the day-to-day. I love all things creative. I also appreciate every day: the brief conversations at the office, the turmoil, and the upheaval of being human;

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Describing Crime Fiction as a Genre
Describing Crime Fiction as a Genre

Crime fiction, as a genre, can be explained as a story in which crime is central to the plot. Both crime fiction and true crime genres share this element.  Elements of crime fiction – The Protagonist  Other key elements include a detective, the killer, or a victim of the crime as the protagonist.  But, typically, in

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Songs about Reincarnation & Past Lives
Songs about Reincarnation & Past Lives

Songs about Reincarnation & Past Lives Songs about reincarnation and past lives tend to bolster my writing. If you know my books, then you know there is an underlying theme of reincarnation in most of them. I love music of virtually every genre, as I like my books, so I decided to do some digging.

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