Battling Bears

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Blue-collar Simon, dropping out of college after the war in Vietnam ends, finds himself working in the hyper-masculine world of a warehouse, where he makes friends with the older Sam and Mike. He's at first horrified, then excited when he discovers that his 2 bar-brawling heroes fight each other and their poker pals for sexual favors.
Will he join in, perhaps discovering the love of his life? More

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About Ike Rose

Ike Rose writes historic erotic romance fiction, usually taking place during the decades before and after the Stonewall Riots, which he thinks were the Golden Days of Gay Liberation. It is the period when he himself came out. He lives with his lover of over thirty years in Brooklyn, NY. Ike insists that his successful long-term relationship is his main inspiration in writing romance fiction. Like most of his characters, Ike and his partner both grew up in
Brooklyn working-class homes.They both serve Milo, the Rottweiler dominetrix.

Ike’s writing often focuses on the unique struggles blue-collar gay men had coming out during his favorite time period. He includes details of his life as a single gay man hunting for love and companionship back in those days to
create a realistic atmosphere and romance.

With degrees in communications and social work, Ike has had professional and self-help articles published under another name, as well as some poetry. Ike has published several books with Smashwords, and stories in a number of anthologies.

Ike's sizable body of gay erotica can be found on the NIFTY website ( Under "Authors"/ "Prolific Authors" /Ike Rose . Ike publishes stories on Smashwords.

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Review by: Sandra Ramirez on March 14, 2012 :
I am so happy I downloaded this free book to my kindle. At first I was a bit taken back by the title but I thought what the hell just read it. I was very glad that I waited till i read the other books I had downloaded to read this. I REALLY liked it. It was a very touching and moving story about two men finding out about their true selves, and making it work in a time where it was wrong to admit to their feelings. I did see a couple of misspelled words, but otherwise it was very good story, I would recommend it. The author did a great job with the details and well developed characters, Simon"Samson" was my favorite he was great, kinda dense but great overall.
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