Author Name: Jay Jordan Hawke
Book Name: Onwaachige the Dreamer
Series: The Two-spirit Chronicles
Series is best read in order.
Release Date: December 17, 2015
What would you do for the boy you loved? What if to save him you had to abandon him forever?
Fourteen-year-old Joshua Ishkoday faces an impossible decision as a terrifying dream sets him upon a thrilling and treacherous journey of self-exploration through the dangerous vastness of the Wisconsin northwoods. There, along with his best friends, Mokwa and Little Deer, Joshua summons the power to confront his greatest fears. To do so, all he has to do is trust in his dreams. Unfortunately, Joshua discovers that his dreams have been deceiving him thanks to the intrusion of strange creatures. For out in the middle of the forest dwell the enigmatic Memegwesi, bizarre manitous who have a special plan for Joshua. Joshua soon realizes that he has three monsters to battle: the extraordinary creatures haunting his dreams, the dangerous torrential storm brewing in the northwoods, and finally, the greatest demon of all—his homophobic mother.
Pages or Words: 200 pages/57,547 words
Categories: Fantasy, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult
Onwaachige the Dreamer –
Seconds later, Joshua opened his eyes feeling calm and centered. It felt as though nothing could ever hurt him again. Still, he didn’t know what to do next. He needed a plan. But at least whatever was coming, he could face it. Nothing could disturb this perfect calm.
“Welcome back, Pukawiss!” came a familiar shout from behind, pulling Joshua from his daydream. The voice was followed by the forceful sound of footprints impacting the muddy lakefront as someone quickly approached. Joshua didn’t have to open his eyes to see who was coming toward him. He could never forget that voice. Joshua sat up but didn’t have time to turn around.
“Oh my God, bro, I missed you so much,” Mokwa said as he sat down next to Joshua, wrapping his arms around him as he did so. “It’s so good to see you again.”
Joshua melted into Mokwa’s arms as a rush of painful emotions surfaced, disturbing his perfect tranquility. All the trauma he had experienced, from Levi’s bullying to Cody’s betrayal, from Pastor Bob’s cruelty to the tragic death of a young boy, all invaded Joshua’s inner peace, eliciting a loud and emotional flood of tears. He returned Mokwa’s loving embrace, but he could say nothing. All he could do was cry. And as he wrapped his arms around Mokwa and felt the comfort of his strong arms, he remembered how much he had loved Mokwa, and how much he still loved him. And then he cried even harder.
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Jay Jordan Hawke holds a bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. in history, as well as a second master’s in Outdoor Education. He loves everything sci-fi, especially Star Trek! He teaches high school history and anxiously awaits the day when he can write full time. His hobbies include camping, movies, reading, running, and writing. His first book, Pukawiss the Outcast, was a Lambda Literary Award finalist for Best Young Adult Gay Fiction. He resides in one of the Great Lakes states.
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Facebook: (fanpage) https://www.facebook.com/JayJordanHawke
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Goodreads Link: http://www.goodreads.com/JayJordanHawke
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Cover Artist: Anne Cain
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