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Ike Rose Sig Banner 2 by naturalBEAR Ike Rose Sig Banner 2 :iconnaturalbear:naturalBEAR 1 0
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Sample of MY VALENTINE PRINCE :iconnaturalbear:naturalBEAR 0 0
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Chinatown, NY 07-07-07 - v. 2 :iconnaturalbear:naturalBEAR 0 0
Chinatown, NY 07-07-07 - v. 1
Chinatown, NY - 07/07/07
version one
the twisted , wandering old streets of the Asian ghetto,
seeking in the sweltering afternoon sun the route
on a vaguely remembered map to the local branch library.
Certain landmarks: parks, squares, major streets
are faintly impressed in my heat befuddled mind.
But I find that the cross streets that I seek
do not intersect the avenues which I know best.
I am in no hurry on this sweltering day;
the journey has become an adventure
I seek shade more than I seek speed.
I wander off on a side street
in the shadow of the local prison,
stopping to gaze up at our city's own
modernly ornate Bridge of Sighs
leading to the adjacent courthouse,
cruelly windowed in blurry glass brick;
no last look at freedom for OUR condemned.
This leads me to a vaguely remembered
but now renovated old city park.
It is pl
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Ike Rose
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Current Residence: Brooklyn, NY
deviantWEAR sizing preference: XL
Favourite genre of music: Folk
Operating System: Windows XP -
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Touch
Shell of choice: Conch
Wallpaper of choice: always changing
Skin of choice: The one G*d gave me {G}
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian
Personal Quote: "But I being poor have only my dreams - step softly, for you step on my Dreams."
A Chance For Self Exposure
(yeah, if your mind's in the gutter, I'm talking to you)

I am making an offer to you Deviants :laughing: for an opportunity to present some of your work on my Blog  on "Man Candy Mondays". Many authors of gay erotic romances have a similar feature on their professional Blogs, but use photos or art they "borrow" from the Internet. (I've seen pieces I recognized from deviantArt friends on some Blogs.) :gallery:

As a creator of intellectual properties (mostly fiction) I am reluctant to do that except when an artist or photographer has made their work Public Domain. :heart:

This is YOUR chance to present a photo essay on male nudes or male love. :horny:
You can include between 200 and 300 words about yourself and your work,  as well as another 100 words or so telling a story of the photos or works of art you have selected.
(It's OK to just select 5 or 6 of your favorite photos.)
Since my Blog is labeled as  "Adult", I will allow works that are not allowed by deviantArt's TOS :police: – erections:above:, and if appropriate to the essay, sex. :lick: (For example, if you show a romance between your models that ends with them making love. :hump:)

Why would you want to do this? (other than to make my blog beautiful and HOT?)
Blogs by writers are mostly read by other writers of the same genre, and since I write male/male erotic romances, guess who comes to visit me? :manhug: We have little say with our publishers about book cover art, EXCEPT:
1: when a writer gets well known, s/he might be able to ask for a particular photo or photographer for the cover of a new book. Getting in with an e-publisher could get you in on their print book covers, too.

2: Most of us self-publish e-books. We may not be able to pay you more than a few cents for the cover art for each book sold (we usually don't make much) but again, it will expose you to a larger public. We might even want to use a few of your photos/art in a self published book; that would involve making a deal about percentages of sales.

If you have an idea :lightbulb: for a page, please write to me about it at:

There is a further opportunity. I am one of six authors of male/male romance fiction who have decided to start a blog dedicated exclusively to gay male fiction. "It's Raining Men"… is only one other.) The Blog launches 4/1/ 2011. It will be by and for writers and fans of the genre. (We'll have weekly guests for the seventh day.) We would love to do a "Man Candy" page on the blog, a separate page. So we need photos and art. We have one volunteer photographer from deviantArt already. Again, since this an "adult" blog, we are not limiting you, as long as it's "tasteful".

For the time being, "contributions" for "It's Raining Men" can also be sent to , although I will change that when the project is up and running. Put "It's Raining Men" or "Ike's Blog" in the subject.

PS: If anyone wants to design a better "Man Candy Monday" banner for my blog – PLEASE!!!! :heart: I am NOT an artist, and really am dedication most of my energies to writing now.
You can put your name and deviantArt address in 12 or 14 PT at the bottom.

:jawdrop: Thanks

Ike Rose, Author
  • Listening to: Steeley Span
  • Reading: "My Sexy Valentine"
  • Eating: Steamed Chinese Veggie Buns
  • Drinking: Coffee with cinnamon and other spices added


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TamerLorika Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Writer
Hi there;

I found your dA through the JMS page - I've been lurking on the Yahoo group after getting one of my manuscripts picked up last November.

Anyway, I don't like randomly adding/watching people who don't really know who I am, so I'd like to ask you instead - is it alright if I put you on my watch?
naturalBEAR Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It sure is.
DanOstergren Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for featuring my work on your blog!
jay-spectre Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Hey, ! What's up! One of your photos was linked on my site's Nightly Feature. Tonight's theme is "Self Portraits".

Every night my site, tracingthehorizon, hosts a round-up of links to some of the better photos from the day's search and points them out so people go and browse the good stuff .

If you have any problems or questions refer to my DA page or mssg me.

If you want to see the feature page with your work linked, just go
here: [link]

I do this to keep art on people's minds and bring photographers together! Enjoy!

davidfallu Featured By Owner May 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the favs!
Passion4Photos Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:s and the :+devwatch:. :D
davidfallu Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the watch! :hug:
dpapadakis Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you
cable9tuba Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
thanks for the add to your DA watch list :)
FuzennoTenshi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch!! :)
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