Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Save the Date: RainbowCon 2015

Save the Date for RainbowCon 2015: 
Walk on the Wild Side

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I hope to see you in Tampa!

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Review: The Brothers LaFon by Joseph Lance Tonlet

Brothers LaFon 
(Part One) Crucial Lessons
by Joseph Lance Tonlet

5 Stars

Paperback, 78 pages
Published February 28th 2015
ISBN - 1508532559 (ISBN13: 9781508532552)
Edition Language - English

Series - Brothers LaFon #1

Available for purchase at:

Author site

--I wrote the following review nearly a month ago. Per the author’s request I held my review until the book's release. As I prepare to post it now, I realize that my reservations on continuing with the series have mellowed. I’m more anxious to get to book 2 than I would have thought. This review reads a bit different from my norm, simply because when I wrote my initial thoughts I was a mess. Head fuck describes this all the way around. But I'll refrain from using that term too much, because I'd like to get this review on Amazon.

I know you like dark stuff, but do you like to read really dark stuff? I've been given an ARC for something that has pushed all my limits. The warnings include, but aren’t limited to: animal abuse, forced submission, incest. Take these seriously.

It was only 56 pages and to be honest it was brilliantly written, but I'm stuck on writing a review. Author Jack L. Pyke and Vicki (SilkeeeeeeReads) recommended this new-to-me author. Maybe I was expecting more of a mind bender, which it is, but it took the path of true torture to achieve that twistedness.

“I. Don't. Like. You. That's why," hissed Miah.”

Half of the mind twist results in one brother hiding from the other. 

Then he’s found. 

That’s where this short leaves off. 

The other half of the mind twist is on me. How could I possibly want to read more? But I do. I really do need to know: How Alex survives. If the author can convince me that Alex could have “true” feelings for Miah. And whether or not Miah can have any redeemable qualities. I don’t think so. None. So why would I want Alex to get what he needs from Miah? See, head, uh, bender. 

There's a thread of deepest primal power and submission that connects even your stongest denial to the story. The head screw that Miah puts Alex through is visceral. You will feel it. Hate it. And if you're like me try to find meaning by dissecting it. That is an element that I love.

There is one puzzling plot issue for me. Why didn’t Alex run away much earlier? I find myself trying to ignore that and move on, but it’s nagging at me.

I don’t know how far I’ll go with this. I’m being honest. It’s tough stuff and it’ll have everything to do with my mindset. Again, the writing is near flawless, but the subject matter may prove too traumatizing, for me. I'm learning that I do have limits.

--So, that was a month ago. And those nagging thoughts haven’t stopped. Like a drill to my brain, Lance Tonlet’s writing-twisted as it is-has transfixed my morose curiosity. If I can convince the author to let me get my hands on book two, I’ll devour it. No promises on likeability, but I guess sometimes one wants to be pushed further than they think they can go.


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.


About the Author:
I'm a born and raised Southern Californian—with a twenty-year stint of living in the Midwest. I love the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego and consider myself lucky to live where people dream of vacationing.

I am lifelong reader of m/m fiction, and I began my writing career one night sitting at my MacBook…I’ve never looked back. I write to bring the characters I dreams about—and who often keep me awake at night—to life.

Interested in more? Click on the Blog link (NSFW 18+). Joseph Lance Tonlet - Home

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I would like to thank the author for providing me with a review copy in exchange for my honest review.

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