GENRE: Gay Interracial Erotic Romance
LENGTH: 69,748 words
Growing up is hard enough, but it’s worse as a pacifist whose country is at war. Jim and Brian are neighbors, best friends, and high school graduates heading for college. In 1970 the Vietnam War raged, and Brian and Jim, both pacifists, worry about being drafted.To make matters worse, both men are gay and far from out. When Brian finally admits his feelings for his friend, he’s surprised and pleased Jim feels the same.Brian’s father teaches jujitsu, and the two men learn the ancient art, though neither believes in fighting. They struggle to overcome their pacifist tendencies amid racial tension and homophobia that threatens to tear their lives -- and their love -- apart.Can Brian and Jim turn fear into courage and learn to defend themselves, and each other, to create a life of love?EXCERPT:Note: may contain sexually explicit scenes of a homoerotic nature.