by M. Jay Williams

Book Cover: The Hallowed Bloodline: Us vs. Them
Editions:Paperback - First: $ 17.99
ISBN: 979-8558957624
Size: 6.00 x 9.00 in
Pages: 536

Ehane Freeman is a Native American witch who is obsessed with his family’s turbulent past. He is a descendant of Sassascus, the sachem of the Pequot tribe. In the Freeman family, it is the firstborn male who becomes the guardian of the coveted Teetonki zeal chest, their most secrete heirloom, which holds generations of magical tomes. Ehane doesn’t feel his older brother is capable of protecting the chest.
Ehane stole the chest and sought help from his friends. Together they conjured a spell to bring them to his great ancestor, Sassascus. The problem was that Sassascus lived in 17th century Connecticut. Ehane brought them to a point in time just before the Mystic Massacre. One of the darkest times in Connecticut’s history, certainly not a place for three 21st century men.
Dohate traveled back with his friends to pursue Ehane. While in the past, the friends wrestle with the ethical ramifications of screwing with time. They turned on each other and went their own way. Two longtime enemies found they have to work together to thwart the powerful witch who lived in Fort Saybrook. The men discover they work together well, and that had things in common. They found themselves falling in love with each other.
Their actions in the past derailed history to the point of preventing the Pequot war from happening. The men have to find a way to come together again. It will take nothing less than them all working together to restore the original course of history.

Published:
Editors:
Illustrators:
Cover Artists:
Genres:
Tags:
Excerpt:

Dohate anxiously looked around for Yutu. He couldn’t believe how much he had missed her while he was gone. Tezmon saw her first, and he elbowed Dohate to make him aware of her presence. That’s when the most beautiful young Indian woman in the Pequot territory came running into Dohate’s open arms. She greeted him with a big hug and a kiss. The tan dress she wore could hardly contain her ample breasts. She had a beautiful shapely figure. Her outfit was cut low and showed off her tan muscular thighs. Dohate could feel her bosom pressed against him while she held him close.

“Dohate, it is good you are back.” She said all too seriously. He sensed that something was off. He had known her long enough to know when something was bothering her.

READ MORE

“Did you miss me?” Dohate kissed her again and saw the seriousness on her face. He asked her, “What’s wrong?” Yutu pulled him away from the others. Dohate kept his arm around her thin waist. He felt her soft skin rub against his as they walked. He glanced over his shoulder at Tezmon as they walked away, and he gave his friend a subtle wink and a smile.

“I think you should know . . . It’s your brother.” Yutu’s voice was hushed, and she looked over her shoulder before she continued, “Sassacus.” She suddenly fell silent when she saw Rowtaq and Sassacus approach them.

“What about Ehane?” Dohate asked her. She was too frightened to answer him. Rowtaq grabbed her by the arm and pulled her away from Dohate. He gave her a forceful shove.

“Off with you. Make yourself useful tend to the cooking.” Rowtaq said authoritatively, and she ran away from them. She didn’t look back. She was usually a strong-willed woman Dohate had never seen her so docile. He wondered why Rowtaq would treat her so unfeelingly.

“What the hell, Rowtaq!” Dohate felt his anger rise. Tezmon could sense something was going on. In a flash, he was by Dohate’s side.

“Come with us,” Sassacus command them. As they walked through the hamlet Dohate had a strange feeling everyone was watching as they passed. He realized that they were headed toward the wigwam Ehane had built. The one they now shared.

“What’s going on?” Dohate stopped in his tracks and stared into Sassacus’ eyes to demand an answer. He noticed Rowtaq was carrying his bow that, on its own, wasn’t a big deal. What unnerved him was how tight Rowtaq gripped the handle. Tezmon picked up on the tension as well. He gave Dohate the slightest of head nods. Dohate knew no matter what, Tezmon would have his back if necessary. They were almost at their wigwam. Dohate looked around for Ehane, he was nowhere to be found. He thought surely, Ehane would come to greet him once he returned. “Where’s Ehane?” Dohate demanded. He caught the subtle look Sassacus threw in Rowtaq's direction.

Dohate dusted away from the men without warning, he materialized inside of their wigwam to find Ehane’s dead body on the ground. He fell to his knees beside his brother and took Ehane’s hand into his own. Ehane’s skin was cold and clammy. “No, no, no, not again, God not again.” His eyes filled with tears. His mind flashed back to when his father laid dying in Daggetts cavern. Dohate gently placed Ehane’s arms across his chest and raced out of the wigwam.

COLLAPSE
Reviews:David B. Paulk on Amazon wrote:

David B. Paulk
5.0 out of 5 stars Sibling Rivalry and Time Travel
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2021
Verified Purchase
Like real life the distribution of an Estate tends to create sibling rivalry, this time that leads to time travel. While back in time the brothers rediscover their lost boyhood relationship and some of their friends find love and acceptance. The web of fantasy and historical fiction leads the reader on a path to adventure that ends with a change to the timeline with joyful results for the hero's. A great sequel to The Guardian. I can't wait for the third in the series.


About the Author

I was born and raised in Southern New England. I have an interest in history. I am a college graduate, with a bachelor's degree in fine arts. The Hallowed Bloodline series has been with me for a long time. It started as a simple question in the back of my mind. I wondered if I was somehow thrown back in time to Connecticut's 17th century would I warn them of what was about to happen? Should I, knowing any changes to the past could irrevocably change the present? Would I still consider changing the past?

I couldn't find a gay-themed book out there that captured my favorite guilty pleasures, sexy male witches, werewolves, and time travel. I was very fixated on the time travel aspect of the story which drove me to create something I had never found on bookshelves or online. I'd consider my book to be an erotic science fiction/fantasy with elements from actual history sprinkled in.



Other Books By M. Jay Williams