QSFer Arthur Griffin has a new MM historical fantasy out: The Lusty Adventures of Theseus.
The myth of Theseus and the Minotaur has never been quite this steamy!
Handsome Theseus journeys to Athens to claim his birthright as heir to the throne, and along the way he meets the roguish Pirithous, who teaches him all about matters of the heart … and body. After a saucy encounter with a male nymph, they at last reach the city, and Theseus is shocked to discover his father, the king, has a tradition of sacrificing youths to the Minotaur, the monster inhabiting the island nation of Crete.
Theseus, a hero at heart, knows he must do what he can to stop this terrible practice. After he and Pirithous liberate a male slave named Iphitrion, the three set out to slay the Minotaur. Once they arrive at Crete, they learn the island nation is ruled by a mad tyrant with a fetish for orgies who immediately strips Theseus and company of their clothes.
Theseus soon discovers the king keeps a menagerie of mystical creatures hostage, and he must free them in addition to slaying the Minotaur and bringing his true love home to safety. Can Theseus successfully slay the beast, dethrone the tyrant, and save himself and his one true love?
Arthur Griffin fell in love with mythology as a six-year-old when his mother, not able to find a sitter, took him with her to her art history class. They were studying Renaissance paintings of Greek and Roman legends, and he learned two very important things that day.
One, that there was a whole new world of thrilling stories and myths for him to explore and be enchanted by.
And two, dude! A lot of people were naked back then!
Since then, he’s always enjoyed the steamier side of stories of the ancient world, and is thrilled to be exploring them in his writing. Sometimes his stories are set in a fictional version of the past, or sometimes the gods of old come knockin’ (boots) in the present, but almost always there’s some element of mythology visible in his work.
Arthur lives in Los Angeles with his boyfriend and two imaginary dogs. He had an imaginary cat, but it died.
When he’s not writing fantastical tales of two (or more) dudes doing the bone dance, he enjoys hiking, karaoke, superhero comics, getting drinks in West Hollywood, going to the beach, going to the gym, going to the movies, and writing non-smutty screenplays. (But for the record, smut is WAY more fun.)