Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods by Asta Idonea Blog Tour, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods

by

Asta Idonea

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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Excerpt

from A Debt is a Debt

Wynn settled his father into his favourite armchair and then retreated to the kitchen to make them both a cup of tea. His mind was racing with so many thoughts he had trouble concentrating. It took him nearly five minutes just to remember to switch the kettle on.

His father’s fears made him uneasy. Wynn had never met Dunstan Griffin, but naturally he knew the young CEO’s story. Who didn’t? The guy was in the paper several times a week. Sometimes it was the financial reviews, offering commentary on yet another ingenious and revolutionary business strategy; other times it was the tabloids, reporting on his latest conquest. Dunstan Griffin was never seen with the same person on his arm twice. He switched between men and women so fast the papers could scarcely keep up, and yet one thing was always constant: his dates were never anything less than physical perfection, with models, musicians, and actors being the order of the day.

If his father was worried about Wynn’s virtue, working with the billionaire playboy day and night, Wynn could reassure him on that score. After all, Wynn was nothing special. He would have described himself as average-looking at most, and he’d never had much success with romance. He was altogether too shy and that seemed to put off the handful of women who had shown an interest over the years. He was too delicate for others. Too feminine with his Cupid’s bow and long dark lashes. No, he was not Dunstan Griffin’s type at all.

So what was the problem? Mr Griffin would work Wynn hard, no doubt, but Wynn had never feared toil and would knuckle down and do what needed to be done. It would be a long, hard year, but hopefully a profitable one in terms of experience. Everyone knew jobs at DunGriffinCorp were amongst the most sought-after in the country, and here was Wynn with a key role handed to him on a plate. It was only for a year, and afterward it would look wonderful on his CV. He could do this. He would not let his father down.

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About Asta

NICKI J. MARKUS was born in England in 1982, but now lives in Adelaide, South Australia with her husband. She has loved both reading and writing from a young age and is also a keen linguist, having studied several foreign languages.

Nicki launched her writing career in 2011. She published works through Wicked Nights Publishing and Silver Publishing before both companies closed their doors. She is now self-publishing some of her works, including the novella Time Keepers and the fantasy novel The Ragnarök Chronicles.

Nicki also writes M/M fiction under the alternate pen name of ASTA IDONEA and has had several short stories published by Wayward Ink Publishing. She is currently working on her first M/M novella.

Nicki works as a freelance editor and proofreader, and in her spare time she enjoys: music, theatre, cinema, photography, sketching, and cross stitch. She also loves history, folklore and mythology, pen-palling, and travel.

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Review

18412130._SY540_Title: Beastly Businessmen and Guitar Gods

Author: Asta Idonea (Nicki J. Markus)

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Anthology 198 pages

ISBN: 9781925222821

Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (March 18, 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: 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 M/M twist in this collection of stories, proving that sometimes the mundane can be magical, too.

Product Link(s): WIP | ARe | Amazon

Review: I don’t know what I was really expecting but I can tell you that it was not these six stories. I have never been a fan of anthologies and I am afraid that the idea has not changed. I am also not a fan of fairy tales, even if it involves gorgeous men. I have to admit though that the first one was a laugh.

DRAGGED INTO LOVE ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts 

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.

Except that there is a twist to it all. His sister has another idea on how to get back what was his. However he finds out that there is a bit more going on.

Now this is a cute story but way to damn short for anything other than a taste. I wouldn’t mind if it was made into an actual story but as it is, I was disappointed in it. It has a little plot or story line but mainly it just didn’t go well wi

LOVE’S CODE ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts 

Andre must pass the examination if he wants to keep his job. However, he is distracted by his unspoken love for fellow programmer, Eren.

This was way too short to get anything more than just a tease from it. Andre has a goal but the one that interest him is distracting him big time. It is kind of a cute little story, but doesn’t really do anything for me.

GUESSING GAMES ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts

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.

Well in one part at least it will teach Sasha a lesson but in the other damn he gets his man. This is just too damn short to actually get into. I was a bit disappointed in it.

ASSIGNATIONS AND ULTIMATUMS ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts 

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.

I just don’t get it, why have a great idea and make it a short story. I mean it is not just short but very short. It was a dang tease. These two were hot together but damn it was a bust.

LOST AND FOUND ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts 

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 masquerade ball and the little man loses his shoe and the prince will find him. I mean fairy tales sounding. Which I suppose it was one just a bit changed. It was too damn short to get anything more than just a taste.

A DEBT IS A DEBT ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts 

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.

I know the feeling of needing to pay off a debt but damn this was just twisted. I am sorry but it was not even appeasing at all.

Overall

I gave each story a three but to me they were actually a two heart rating. For one they were just a teaser and didn’t really give me a story at all. Then they are based off of fairy tales with a twist. Which for me was a disappointment all the way around.  I just couldn’t even get into it and that is saying a lot considering that they were so damn short.

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