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Wes’ Denial (Tease and Denial #2) by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Wes' DenialWes’ Denial (Tease and Denial #2) by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Published by JLT Publishing

Released on September 1, 2016

Word/Page Count: 103,000+ words / 301 pages

Categories: M/M, Romance, Erotica, BDSM, D/s


Wes has spent his life looking for that one special guy who will understand and love him—all of him. From his tender vanilla side, to his darker debauched side.

Throughout high school, his successful career in the Marines, and as a BDSM Dom, he’s remained confident his partner is out there waiting to be found.

However, several events shake his normally unflappable self–assurance.

And, even after he finds Grif, will his past catch up with him and possibly drive his soul mate away?

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Our thoughts:

Joseph Lance Tonlet, the master of the word! He brings us another intricate story for the Tease and Denial series. In Wes’ Denial, we go back and explore Wes’ past and also his present. For every scene with Wes and Grif, there is a scene from the past. We have Wes in high school, as he’s exploring his sexuality and his desire to dominate. We also get to explore Wes the Marine. In the Marine Corps he gets a real taste for the need to hurt while dominating and it scares him. He has to figure out a way to control himself to keep the person he’s playing with safe. That’s when we’re introduced to Thomas and Henrik.

Tonlet has a way of weaving a story so that we’re hanging on every word, every page, as we keep turning to find out more. I really like Wes and Grif together. They have quite the dynamic. Grif’s insecurities and his strength of character are ever-present during their vanilla and chocolate play. Wes has a way of controlling every situation, dominating Grif, but also being completely respectful of the boundaries set. In between all of the domination and submission and the play/games, we actually have a true love story between Grif and Wes. Wes is always needing to reassure and console Grif that he will stay with him as he is very insecure in the fact that  Wes will truly be around forever.

Wes has two big secrets that he’s keeping from Grif. They’ve impacted what he will and won’t do with Grif in scene or chocolate. Those secrets rear themselves during the flashbacks. That how he discloses to Grif. But, we get the actually reliving. It’s intense and yet gives great insight into Wes and his mindset.

Grif is remarkable. In the end his strength is the ultimate and his love, deep. Tonlet leaves us shredded but it was a lovely end to a true lifelong romance.



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Meet the author:


Joseph Lance Tonlet

JOSEPH is a born and raised Southern Californian—with a twenty-year stint of living in the Midwest. He loves the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego and considers himself lucky to live where people dream of vacationing.

A lifelong reader of m/m fiction, he began his writing career one night sitting at his MacBook and has never looked back. He writes to bring the characters he dreams about to life.

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Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet and Louis Stevens

Quillon's CovertQuillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet and Louis Stevens

Released December 18, 2015

Published by Freedom Island Investments Publishing

Cover art by Preston Hultz

Genres: Gay, Erotica, Romance, Taboo

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Martin is a guy’s guy, one who enjoys the simple things in life: baseball games with his son, family days, barbecues, and date nights with his lovely wife.

Once a year for two weeks, Martin takes his son, Marty, to Quillon’s Covert, a rustic family cabin secluded in the beautiful California mountains. Since before those long days of learning to play ball, Marty has loved his dad, but as Marty matures, Martin starts to see something else settle in his son’s uncertain gaze. What’s there lingers a little more than it should, and it seems far more appraising than it once was.

As Marty shows every sign of taking the lead, Martin is faced with the tough choices most parents never see: lose his son by being a father, or try to balance what’s best for their relationship by being something… more.

But with another trip to Quillon’s Covert on the horizon, has the point of no return already begun?

Note: This book contains incest


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Our thoughts:

I guess I should preface this review with a warning. This is a taboo romance. If you are not comfortable with incestuous relationships then you might want to skip this review.

Tonlet and Stevens put themselves out there with this story that starts at Quillon’s Covert, a cabin that father and son travel to every year. It’s a place they can be themselves and have a great father and son bonding for two weeks. It’s a time to look forward to, build great memories and have fun.

All is well in their safe haven until Marty transitions towards puberty. He starts to harbor a growing attraction to his father, he’s always been extra close to him. For years nothing is acted upon or spoken about by Marty until he’s seventeen. Martin acknowledges the interest Marty has but refuses to act on any of it. I think he secretly hopes Marty will find a boyfriend, forget about his puberty induced crush, and move on. That doesn’t happen.

Okay, I can see how this situation could potentially happen in real life. Some boys crush on their mothers. Some girls crush on their fathers. Some gay boys crush on their dads. It was just harder for me grasp hold of knowing that Marty’s father was truly in love with his mother and not gay. He had to jump through two hurdles to even consider the situation. His love for Marty was very strong and deep and I guess that trumped all? I’m still a little baffled by it. Hanging around the cabin for two weeks completely naked probably didn’t help matters at all! Temptations were just blatantly presented. Ha!

Tonlet and Stevens don’t hold back at all with Marty and Martin. Once the men decide to have a physical relationship they’re very intimate. It’s not rushed, forced or just for getting off. Everything is done for optimum feels and intensity. There are a lot of sexy times and even some kink.

Over the span of 12 years they develop this two-week relationship that they’ve managed to keep secret the rest of their lives. It’s pretty intense and although they’re happy and blissed out, as the reader you fear for them. Fear that they’ll be discovered or something will happen to one of them. Fear that they know no matter how mush they love each other, their relationship is consider wrong and perverted to most people. I think the real fear from Marty and Martin is that they could potentially move on and leave this behind. Could they? Would they?

Quillon’s Covert is a unique story. I’ve honestly read nothing like it. I’ve read taboo subjects before but I found this story to be quite different from those I’ve read in the past.

Open your mind to a different kind of love.


Brothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons (Brothers LaFon #1) by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Brothers LaFon Part OneReleased 28 February 2015

Published by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Cover art by Bey Deckard and Preston Hultz

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Alexander LaFon lives a nightmare, but he deals with it. Deals with the fact that his mother abandoned him as an infant, deals with the fact that his father is never home, and deals with the fact that his older brother, Jeremiah, tortures him.

He dreams of escaping his mobile-home prison and finding a normal life. Of breaking free of his agony, finding a woman to love, becoming a teacher.

But some horrors you can never outrun. There’s nowhere to hide. Some nightmares chase you in your sleep and steal your freedom like a brutal thief. Some brothers never give up and never answer why.

Note: This book contains graphic violence, non-consensual sex, child abuse, and animal cruelty.


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Our thoughts:

Sometime you read a story that feels like it is written for the shock factor more than any other reason; I can appreciate that. :) Miah La Fon is a sadistic, psychopath. He’s controlling, physically and sexually abusive, and just one step away from serial killer material. This guy is scary crazy.

Unfortunately, Alex is the focus of all of Miah’s rage and hate. He has been mentally abused by Miah for years. The mental abuse became physical abuse then quickly moved to sexual abuse. There is nothing appealing or sexy about non-consensual sex between siblings. Alex is a shaking, scared, mess of a kid. He’s endured so much pain and ‘crazytown’ from Miah.

Tonlet’s writing is masterful as always. He manages to capture every detail of a scene and mesmerize his readers. Even during a tough abuse scene, you feel the victim shake, can smell their fear and hear their cries of pain. Yet, Tonlet manages to also display the rush of adrenaline and pure bliss from the sadistic predator. The way Tonlet writes this story, it is easy to grasp how hard is was for Alex to leave, to run from Miah and the abuse. It was all just life and the way things were. for Alex. He managed the good times along with the bad. Miah just managed Alex, manipulating him in every way.

When Alex escapes from Miah, it was a pleasure to read. The escape from Miah is short-lived. I’m just sad this short didn’t end with Alex grabbing that precious knife of Miah’s and stabbing it into his brother’s eye or heart! Maybe in part two?!

Best Reads of 2014

It’s that time of year when we look back on all the books we’ve read in 2014. Some books are barely memorable and others we cannot forget. Those that stuck with us, for whatever reason,  we’d like to share with you in hopes that you will find them as memorable as we did. Here’s to a year of wonderful books, creative writers, beautiful covers and profound stories. We can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for us!

Kristy’s List:

Every year I fail miserably at narrowing my list down to ten books. I will do my best but I seriously doubt I will be successful this year as there were so many books I loved this year. I’m happy to say that a few were not only ‘new to me’ authors, but also debut authors! Always take a chance, one never knows if a gem of a book is just waiting to be discovered. Here’s my favorites from 2014 (not necessarily published in 2014, just read in 2014).

Phoenix by Melanie Tushmore: A rockin’ kind of love!
For A Reason by Jessie G: A protective kind of love!
Grif’s Toy by Joseph Lance Tonlet: An unusual kinkster finds a partner.
Tales from the Edge Series by LM Somerton: BDSM heaven!
Sinners Series by Rhys Ford: Irish men, what’s not to love??
Guarded by Cat Grant and L.A. Witt: The rocker, the bodyguard and some kink.
Spencer by JP Barnaby: BROKEN BOY Aaron’s love, enough said.
Training Season by Leta Blake: Holy hot dominance…and skates.
Bonds of Denial by Lynda Aicher: Leaving the business for love.
Maybe This Time by AM Arthur: Taming the party boy.
Summer Symphony by Brandon Shire: Moving past grief.
Fear: A Copper Horse by KA Merikan: Dystopian horse fetish at its finest.

Janette’s List:

2014 was a great year for me book wise – I’ve had the privilege to read so many amazing books! As Kristy said, there are just so many I loved, so it’s always tough to put together this list. I could’ve included so many, but I forced myself to narrow it down to just 10. Many of them are written by writers I discovered in 2014, and others are new books by old favorites.  The one thing these books seem to have in common is that each surprised me. I didn’t really expect to love them the way that I did which just goes to show that preconceived notions can be misleading. I hope you’ll take the time to check them out if you haven’t had a chance already, and if you have, let me know what you thought. Here’s to finding more great reads in 2015!

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1.  A Forbidden Rumspringa by Keira Andrews
2. Complementary Colors by Adrienne Wilder
3. In the Raw by Eileen Griffin & Nikka Michaels
4. Strain by Amelia C. Gormley
5. After Christmas Eve by Michael Rupured
6. The Immortal Crown by Richelle Mead
7. Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny’s Lair by Amy Lane
8. The Trouble with Honor by Julia London
9. Public Display of Everything by Cara Dee
10. The Rebel Pirate by Donna Thorland

Pam’s List:

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Black Dog (Hellhound Chronicles #1) by Caitlin Kittredge
Immortal Crown (Age of X #2) by Richelle Mead
Love, in English (Love in English #1) by Karina Halle
Love, in Spanish (Love in English #2) by Karina Halle
Tangled (Tangled #1) by Emma Chase
Visions (Cainsville #2) by Kelley Armstrong
Seventh Grave and No Body (Charley Davidson #7) by Darynda Jones
The Professional (Gamemaker #1) by Kresley Cole
The King (Black Dagger Brotherhood #12) JR Ward
The Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy #3) by Deborah Harkness