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Title: Dark Side of Purgatory
Publisher: Wild Child Publishing .
BLURB: Jaxon Slater was the life-of-the-party- guy until one day he woke up in Purgatory. He runs into a mean bunch of …guys…an unlikely guide and… possible redemption. His quest is finding a certain young woman and steering her away from the path of Destruction that killed him. He will need to face the wreckage of his past. Old temptations linger. Dark forces shadow his path.
EXCERPT: The damn lizard unnerved him and caused an involuntary shudder to run through him. He looked skyward. “I can wake up anytime now,” he stated, attempting to stir his sleeping self. He ran his hand through his thick hair. Jaxon felt a twinge of pain in his upper back. He tilted his head to one side of his shoulders and to the other. A cracking noise came from his neck. He glanced down the road and saw a movement. Recognition caused him to smile.
“Hey, Shorts! Hold up!” He ran towards the lone man standing by a high bar motorcycle. He laughed, realizing any normalcy in this dream was a goodthing. Shorts earned the nickname in grade school, because he never wore any undershorts. Although he was a few years older than Slater, growing up together in the old neighborhood created a tight a bond..
Slater panted from exertion while he jogged towards his old buddy. He stopped a few feet away, and leaned over, rested his hands at the top of his knees, gasping for air. It took a moment before he caught his breath. He stood up and looked over his old friend. He looked identical to the last time Jaxon saw him. Skinny dude, his lean face held a beard with a touch of gray beginning at his temples and chin, a pony tail; worn blue jeans, and a black turtle neck sporting The Doors; a band of the sixties.
Shorts gave a slight grin and shook his head.
“So, you’re here too?”
“Uh?” Slater responded. Unsure if he heard him right and smiled back. “I’m having this crazy dream. It’s funny you being here, I haven’t thought about you in…” He stopped. Slater’s eyes squinted a bit, trying to pull up an old memory. It came to him. “I thought you were…” His voice trailed off.
“Dead?” Shorts answered.
Shorts looked passed Slater, staring at nothing it seemed, until he spoke up, his voice low and heavy, as if coming from a deep well. “One hellav’a pile up on my bike.”
Slater remembered hearing about it now. Shorts going too fast around a corner on his Harley, grazing a telephone pole. Tipping sideways, the only thing in his way was the damn guide wire, bolted into the ground.
His forehead furrowed deep calling up the memory…. taken his head clean off. Slater glanced at Shorts’ neck, but the turtleneck he wore hid any…scars. He shuddered again. A feeling of anxiety began to stir in his stomach. “I guess I’m still dreaming.” He glanced down the paved road. “Where are we? It’s the old neighborhood, but different.”
Shorts tilted his head back and laughed. Meeting Slater’s look, Short’s eyes flashed red. Slater reared back, remembering the lizard’s eyes a few minutes earlier. His old friend opened his mouth to speak. Slater noticed his teeth were rotten, probably from all the meth he used to inject. His voice took on a different tone now, it seemed to echo as he spoke. An evil grin emerged.
“Why, we’re on the dark side of Purgatory, Slater.”
“Purgatory?” Slater questioned, his nightmare fears expanding. Shorts climbed on his bike.
“Come on, Bro.” He waved for Slater to get on. Jaxon Slater got behind him. Shorts turned, formed his fingers into a make believe gun, lowered his thumb, pretending to shoot him. “And you’re dead.”
BUY LINKS: Wild Child Publishing
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: I live in a small town in Washington State near the Cascade Mountains. I have worked in the Human Services field for thirty years, mainly in chemical addition. My writing genre has taken me to different arenas: suspense- One Step Ahead Of Danger, contemporary-Life Choices and now, with Dark Side Of Purgatory, the paranormal, and (Don’t Mess With) Clear Lake Women.
Writing has always been a great passion of mine and seeing my books published in the last few years, has certainly made my dreams come true.
I hope that you, the reader, will share your thoughts about this book with me. Please drop me a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I make my own book videos, which you can view at: www.lindahadaway.com
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