BEASTLY BUSINESSMEN AND GUITAR GODS by Asta Idonea

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Release Date: 18 March, 2016

BEASTLY BUSINESSMEN AND GUITAR GODS

FAIRYTALES AND MYTHS FOR THE MODERN GAY

The modern age is devoid of magic.

Or is it?

How else could a stolen guitar or a lost shoe lead to love?

What but magic could spark romance at a workplace assessment?

Or turn a mean-spirited monster into a man?

Six fairytales and myths are given a contemporary MM twist in this collection of stories, proving that sometimes the mundane can be magical too.

DRAGGED INTO LOVE (Þrymskviða)
When Theo’s landlord steals a prized guitar in lieu of rent owed, he informs Theo he will return the instrument on one condition: he wants a date with Theo’s twin sister.

LOVE’S CODE (Ariadne and Theseus)
Andre must pass the examination if he wants to keep his job.

However, he is distracted by his unspoken love for fellow programmer, Eren.

GUESSING GAMES (Rumplestiltskin)

Sasha told a little white lie in his job interview and it won him the role.

Only now he is faced with a pile of work he doesn’t know how to complete.

ASSIGNATIONS AND ULTIMATUMS (The Strange Elopement of Tinirau)

Hunter and Ross are in love, but Ross’ father keeps trying to set him up with undesirable, yet powerful, older men, the latest of whom happens to be Ross’ boss.

LOST AND FOUND (Cinderella)
Cillian is dreading the work masquerade ball, but once there he finds himself romanced by a dashing stranger, only to flee when he discovers the man’s identity.

A DEBT IS A DEBT (Beauty and the Beast)

Dunstan Griffin is not a man to let a debt slide, so when debtor Alfred Siskin offers the EA services of his son, Wynn, in lieu of payment, Dunstan accepts.

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CHAPTER ONE

PROLOGUE

ONCE UPON A time the world was a place of magic and fantasy. People believed in fairy realms, healing potions, and true love’s kiss, and witchcraft, spells, and curses were accepted as fact, a part of life. Once upon a time….

But those days are long gone. The world has changed, magic replaced by technology, wonder by disillusionment, and fairytales and myths reduced to the purview of children, bound within the pages of a book or on the screen, no longer real but pure make believe.

Or are they?

Let us, dear reader, travel together to a place where all is not as it seems. Come with me to London’s financial district. Hand in hand, we will enter the imposing yet innocuous office building of DunGriffinCorp. It doesn’t look like much at first glance, I grant you. No different from any other firm here in the City. But take the time to peel back the layers and you may be surprised at what you find. For within these walls magic and romance still abound. The employees of DunGriffinCorp don’t know it yet, but several of them are about to have their lives changed forever.

There’s Andre over by the photocopier, desperate to retain his place in the firm at the end of biannual employee assessments, as much to continue to indulge his unspoken lust for his colleague, Eren, as to keep his job.

Heading toward us now is shy Cillian, all but invisible to most of his co-workers and wishing more than anything he could find a way to avoid compulsory attendance at the upcoming office party.

And what of Ross exiting the lift over there? His family are dealing with the revelation of his homosexuality by attempting to match him with a suitably wealthy and powerful older man, not knowing he’s already found his perfect partner and is caught up in the throes of a secret romance.

Oh, and here comes Sasha, new to the firm and determined to pass his probationary period no matter what it takes. He’s talking with Fran, the company’s HR guru. Her twin brother, Theo, has been quite the handful lately, but she’s not one to brook any nonsense and will doubtless sort him out in short order.

On high, reigning over them all is the company’s domineering young CEO, Dunstan Griffin the Second, famous not only for his playboy lifestyle but also for his rigorous adherence to discipline and a culture of fear. Not a man you want to cross, trust me. His employees have good reason for referring to him as “The Beast” behind his back.

So turn the page with me, gentle reader. Discover their stories for yourself. And maybe you too will begin to believe….

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