Guest Author: L.J. Hadaway

Please help me welcome L.J. Hadaway to Lisa’s World of Books today.  She is here today to discuss her most recent book. Dark Side Of Purgatory.  Please give her a warm welcome

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Hello- I’m happy to be here today. My latest book, Dark Side Of Purgatory, has taken me to places I haven’t been before-Purgatory, for one. For any of you out there that has known- cared for- or loved -an alcoholic- or addict-this will be a book you can connect with. For any of you that like to read about the “paranormal,” or ghosts…. this is up your dark alley.


The main character, Jaxon Slater, is the class clown. He’s the guy we dated briefly in high school, only to hear later he was killed in a drunk driving accident. He’s the uncle know body wants around during the holiday season because he drinks too much. He’s the guy who’s tried to straighten himself out numerous times, only to fall back into his addiction. And as much as he is not a hero type- that is the role he will need to take on for the quest he must complete. He needs to help a young woman who is on his same path of destruction.


Go on, take the journey with Jaxon. There will be times you laugh, times you want to cheer him along, and maybe a tear or two will fall. You won’t be sorry you took the trip with him. 

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Dark Side of Purgatory by L.J. Hawaway


By L.J. Hadaway

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.

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Everyone knows Jaxon Slater. He’s the life-of-the-party guy. He’s the fun guy we want to invite to our out door barbeques but not marry our daughters. He is our nephew, the next-door neighbor who drinks too much, a friend of a friend that overdosed on heroin. He’s the class clown in high school that was always in trouble from drinking and driving.

Jaxon Slater has ‘pushed the envelope’ and tried to scam his way through most of his life. He’s charismatic and good-looking. Many things come easy to Jaxon. Sobriety isn’t one of them. He’s tried staying clean numerous times but always falls back into relapse, using one more time. His long time sponsor had warned him plenty… His last use of heroin landed him dead-in Purgatory.

Jaxon believes he is having a terrible nightmare until he finds an old friend and recalls how he died. Reality sets in and Jaxon begins to learn the rules of the strange land. He runs into a mean bunch of guys, an unlikely guide and… possible redemption. His quest is to find a certain young woman and steer her away from the path of Destruction that killed him. In doing so, he will need to face the wreckage of his past. Old temptations linger and Dark forces shadow his path. Jaxon has no idea his journey will take him to an abyss of his deepest fears.


L.J. Hadaway

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. 

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: 

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Thank you for reading…..If you have a “Jaxon Slater” in your life, please remember him in your prayers. There’s always hope.

5 thoughts on “Guest Author: L.J. Hadaway

  1. Books sounds interesting. Is it Paranormal Romance?

      • Lisa & Jes- it is a paranormal- but not romance and not YA… I’m sorry if that impression came through–Linda Hadaway

  2. Lisa – thank you again for letting me share my novel, Dark Side Of Purgatory, with your readers today.Until next time…Linda Hadaway

  3. I liked the post and hearing more about the character. He sounds very interesting.


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