The End of Purgatory

Book 1 of the Awakening To Love series

Caught Between Heaven and Hell

Twenty-two-year-old Zhara Walinski finds herself caught between the hell of her current six-year relationship with Damien Mcknight and the heaven promised by her new crush, John Hamilton.

Where does a young woman go when Hell kicks you out but you don’t feel good enough for Heaven?

For Zhara, there’s only one place to go: Purgatory.

A Family Once United Now Divided

A small bar on the outskirts of a small town outside of Reno, Purgatory is run by Zhara’s older brother and sister, Mike and Gabby Montrose. The Montrose family took in twelve-year-old Zhara with open arms, but the death of their grandfather four years ago has taken its toll, and disagreements over Zhara’s relationship with Damien have caused a distance to develop between the once close-knit family.

A Devil Unleashed

Zhara’s relationship with Damien was never easy, but John’s presence in Zhara’s life brings out a side of Damien she didn’t know existed. Now her family is threatened, her future is at stake, and nobody knows what Damien will do next.

A Choice To Be Made

With Damien determined to keep her under his control, Zhara soon finds that the only way out is to face up to the fire or risk having it consume her for good. Everything she cares about and everyone she loves is on the line, and she’s the only one with the power to save them.

Ideal for Readers Who…

  • Are confused about love and what it means
  • Are in a controlling or abusive relationship or are recovering from one
  • Want a clear picture of what a relationship with a narcissist looks like

The Sound Track for the Book

Purgatory’s a place where you’re caught between the heaven of real love and the hell of its counterfeits
Damien’s a devil in disguise, but his kiss is a temptation Zhara struggles to resist.
Zhara’s confusion about love captured in a song.
Just because Zhara’s ready to walk away doesn’t mean Damien’s ready to let her go.
John’s determined to be the man who will be there for Zhara no matter what comes.

What Readers Are Saying

I didn’t expect this to be a love story! I honestly thought it was a mystery or horror type of book. It’s a great fantasy romance book with an unexpected plot twist. I finished this book in one day because I couldn’t stop turning the pages, haha!

A well-written, engaging, and fast-paced fiction novel. I had a hard time putting it down! Highly recommend it!

This dark, chilling tale of a controlling relationship kept me turning pages and held my attention. Well-written and compelling, with interesting characters and plot twists that you won’t see coming. A great read.

The book focuses on the relationship between Zhara and Damien.
An exploration of the dark side of passionate relationships and the search for love.
It gives important insights on how to recognize the difference between false and true love.

I received the book from the author and leaving a fair review.
This book is a love story between Zhara and Damien. It is well-written fantasy with a lot of unexpected plot twists. The story is really great, and I found myself thinking about it even when I finished it. Strongly recommend!

I felt like this book spoke to me. Having been involved in a passionate relationship like this before it was like reliving what I had experienced! It is a very powerful well written story and I was very engaged reading it

Conflicting relationship story between Zhara and Damien facing such obstacles after finding out the family has been threatened. The book is spellbound, and I was not able to put it down. At part, I had to re-read to make sure what was going on. Still not enough to stir me away from such a great story.

This is a love story with sharp edges, dark corners, and unpredictable plot twists. Engaging characters hold your attention right up to the end. This page turner has real world situations with real world characters. Cringe!

This book is a wild ride of fantasy and fiction, taking you into the depth of purgatory and then bearing witness to the dramatic end of this intermediate state. Readers of character-driven storylines and larger-than-life scenarios rejoice