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.

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 (http://www.nifty.org/nifty/frauthors.html) Under "Authors"/ "Prolific Authors" /Ike Rose . Ike publishes stories on Smashwords.

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Where to find Ike Rose online


Battling Bears
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,570. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
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?
The Truck Driver - Book Two - Manlove Miniatures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,950. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(5.00 from 1 review)
Two straight men, a hitchhiking former soldier & a farmer in a pick-up truck meet in anger & misunderstanding fueled by lust, loneliness & booze. After a violent clash that results in rough sex, they rapidly find themselves engaged in passionate lovemaking. A passionate, long-term relationship develops between the men. WARNING: Some readers may be offended by their language or by their violence
The Leather Jacket - Book One - Manlove Miniatures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Gay erotic short story: A young man in the 1970's leather scene can't afford to buy a used leather jacket to enhance his growing role as a BDSM leathersex top. At a new bar, he sees an ad: "FOR SALE. Used leather jacket, $35, see bartender." It's being sold by a real NYC cop, a hot wet-dream come true for the young man. And the attraction is VERY mutual. Is it love or lust, & does it matter?

Smashwords book reviews by Ike Rose

  • Love in the Library on Jan. 26, 2011

    A very cute little story. I particularly liked the sense of nervousness the main character Johnny has about his attraction to the hot stranger, and the playfulness and inventiveness of their sexual encounters, which are more hinted at than revealed. Having worked in a library - this was a fantasy come true. It was humorous and touching It was just too short.
  • Joy Ride on Feb. 18, 2011

    A hot little story, well done, sexy and without any pretense. I agree that there should have been more sex - face it, there wasn't too much character development, so a longer sex scene would have been nice.
  • Whiskey Dreams on July 02, 2012

    Excellent book - well written with believable characters and no gross anachronism (one of the hardest things about writing historic gay romances)