GRL 2014 Blog Tour Toni Griffin Talks GRL Virginity and More ~ Guest Post with Giveaway!

I would like to thank Toni Griffn for stopping by on the GRL 2014 Featured Blogger Tour to talk GRL, Holland Brothers and more.  There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.


GRL 2014 – What I Expect

Thank you to the wonderful people at Prism Book alliance for hosting me today. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Toni Griffin and I’ve been writing in the MM genre since 2011. I’m Aussie and all but one of my series is set here in the beautiful country I call home.

I’ll be making my second trip to the USA this October to take part in GRL in Chicago. I cannot tell you how excited I am to attend. I booked and paid for my flights on the 23rd December last year in preparation. If I hadn’t been lucky enough to get in as an author then I was going to be there as a reader. Due to life and circumstances I’d been unable to make the trip to previous GRLs.

Getting a place as a featured author in February was one hell of a ride for me. With the time difference, when the site went live, it was 2:30am here… Everyone across the globe was scrambling for the few places available and when my computer screen went completely white, not once but twice while I was trying to reload the page I thought I had missed out. My heart was pounding and my hands were shaking when I got through to the checkout page. I was so excited. I didn’t get to sleep that night until well after 4am and I had to be up at 6:30am the following morning for work. Can you say tired?

Now the waiting began.

Is it October yet? This seems to be a constant feeling in my life. Although I know that the time will soon be upon us and once it’s here it’s going to fly by and before I know it it’ll be over. I don’t like this thought.

I was asked to post about the top ten moments from past GRL or the top ten of what I’m looking forward to most if this is my first one.

Well seeing as how I’m a GRL virgin I don’t know if I can list ten things I’m looking forward to as I have absolutely no idea what to expect, but I’ll give it a go.

  1. Catching up with the fellow authors that make up Mischief Corner Books. I met these wonder people back in 2010 on my first trip to the States and I don’t think there’s been a day that’s gone by since then that we haven’t kept in contact with each other. Thank god for Facebook group messaging and their stickers…. We still maintain there needs to be squirrel and platypus stickers… Hopefully one day Facebook will listen to us.
  2. Meeting the readers. I’ve never been to an event of this size before and will probably be so overwhelmed and not know what I’m doing, but don’t let that stop you from coming up and saying hi. I would love to meet you all.
  3. Going all fan girl on some of the authors I have been reading for years. Mary Calmes, better watch out. (Just saying)
  4. Interacting with people that love the same genre that I do. It’s not every day that I get to talk face to face with others that enjoy reading the same books as me. On the rare occasions when I have been able to I’ve had such a wonderful time.
  5. The hotel looks amazing from everything I’ve seen and I can’t wait to get there and relax before all the crazy starts.
  6. There are several authors I met previously in 2010 and I’m looking forward to seeing them again and hopefully getting a drink and catching up.
  7. Actually getting my hands on print versions of my books. At the moment I have none as the shipping to Australia is so expensive I decided to wait and pick them up when I arrived. I cannot wait to hold my entire Holland Brothers series as individual print books.
  8. SWAG – Yes I said it. I’m looking forward to both getting and giving out swag. I still haven’t fully decided on what I’m doing for swag, so if you have any suggestions feel free to comment below.

That’s about all I can think of at this time… Not bad. I was only two off. I look forward to hopefully meeting a lot of you in October. I’ll be the tall one with the strange Aussie accent. Until then.

Is it October yet?

Up next for Toni – Forbidden Mate:

Forbidden Mate – Holland Brothers book 4 – Coming July 5

I’ve recently undertaken the project of expanding all four stories in my Holland Brothers series. The first three books all had between 17k-25k words added to them. Forbidden Mate, however, took me by complete surprise. The story has grown from 35k to 81k. It’s currently in its final stages of edits and will be released on 5th July.


Finding his mate should have been Patrick Holland’s greatest day, instead it turned into a nightmare with one phone call. His mate didn’t want him. His heart broke, but at sixteen he was too young to do anything. The next ten years—ten long years— of Patrick’s life are spent at odds with his mate. Split by forces he can’t comprehend and a long line of misunderstandings, Patrick doubts he’ll ever get the man he’s both loved and hated.


Jake Richmond never expected to come home from uni to find the youngest Holland brother was his mate. Knowing the news might uplift his still grieving father, Jake shares the news only to have his young mate threatened. Jake does the only thing he can think of, protect Patrick. The next ten years are nothing but torture for Jake as he watches his mate grow into a remarkable young man.


They say time heals all wounds, but how much time?

About the Author

Profile PictureToni Griffin lives in Darwin, the smallest of Australia’s capital cities. Born and raised in the state, she’s a Territorian through and through. Growing up Toni hated English with a passion (as her editors can probably attest to) and found her strength lies with numbers. 

Now, though, she loves escaping to the worlds she creates and hopes to continue to do so for many years to come. She’s a single mother of one and works full time. When she’s not writing you can just about guarantee that she will be reading one of the many MM authors she loves.

Feel free to drop her a line at anytime.





For a complete list of books, go to:

Buy Links:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble


Leave a comment for your chance to win a copy of Forbidden Mate upon its release.

Contest ends 11 May @ 11:59pm CST.  Must be 18 or older to win.  Void where prohibited.


Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

This post may contain affiliate links.
Prism Book Alliance® assumes no liability for the ownership of photos or content used in guest posts and interviews.  The post author assumes all responsibility and liability for this content.

25 thoughts on “GRL 2014 Blog Tour Toni Griffin Talks GRL Virginity and More ~ Guest Post with Giveaway!

  1. I hope you have a great time at GRL, Toni. And I always love getting bookmarks, pens and things like that. Bookmarks are probably my favorite because I collecting them and I always keep them. Always.

    Thanks for the chance to win, btw. I’m a huge fan of the series. 😀

  2. Have a great time at GRL Toni! It’s something I’d love to go to as well, but as an author it’s got to be spectacular! Enjoy your print editions! I can’t wait for this book! By the time I found the Holland Brothers you wee already revising them. I have been trying my best to be patient for this one, but I want it!!!

    Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  3. Hi Toni, I hope you enjoy yourself at GLR and I’m really looking forward to the next “Holland Brother” book.


  4. Have fun at GRL 2014! Sounds like an amazing time for both authors and readers. I have this series on my wishlist – thanks for the chance at winning a book.

  5. I am so excited! I started this series in December and have been waiting (maybe not the most patiently lol) for Forbidden Mate to be re-released! Thanks for the chance to win!
    Have fun at GRL!

  6. I look forward to reading the newly expanded series and really look forward to meeting you at GRL where my partner and I are attending for the first time, me as a reader and him as my pack mule. Is it October yet?

  7. Hi Toni – I received your last swag as there were extras and I must say I love the pens the most…especially when there is a handsome man on it. I have an ereader (no more reading paperback) but I am certain there will be people who love bookmarks as well. Have fun at GRL and hopefully one day I can fly down to the states to attend.

    I am sooooo looking forward to reading Forbidden Mate and have followed along as the story grew.

  8. Um… it ok if we fan stalk you? Cause I will be doing that! 🙂 Cant wait to meet you finally! Ive met Freddy and Angel so I need you to finish my collection! Mwahahahah *cough* anyway….Swag! I LOVE pens! Something useful is always better for me. Paper products, like bookmarks I always ignore or end up throwing away since its clutter and I have too much of that in my house already! LOL

  9. Really I am glad you are coming back for a visit to the states and sorry I am going to miss seeing you. I can’t wait until this book comes out . I need more of the holland brothers. But that’s a whole month away. Btw this is was a fun interview to read

  10. G’day Toni, when I discovered your books, I was so excited to find an Aussie author, and Aussie settings. I love this genre of writing, and you have nailed some great relationships with the Holland Brothers and Atherton Pack. I just want more! Enjoy your trip to the States, the GRL sounds awesome, and if you’re ever in Melbourne, I’d love to buy you a drink to say thanks for the fabulous books. Cheers, Mal

    • Hi Mal.

      I’ll be in Melbourne again next year for the cricket World Cup final. End of March. 🙂


  11. Hi. I have enjoyed your books I read the Holland Brothers series and have enjoyed the revisions you have done on the first 3 books so far. Thanks for the chance to win Forbidden Mate. Hope your trip to the US is fun. Have a great time at GRL. 🙂

  12. I hope you enjoy your time at the GRL and don’t have to many fan girl moments or moments where you are to embarrassed to talk to another author you have always wanted to meet. Apart from Mary Calmes I wonder what other authors have inspired your writing?

    Please count me in for this competition, as I would love to read Forbidden Mate when it is released.

  13. i have all your other books. the original and the rewrites. fingers crossed i win this LOL you writers are making me poor

  14. Toni I can’t wait for the 4th book to come out. This is one of my favorite. Keep writing and I will keep reading.

  15. I hope you have fun a GRL!! I hope to go someday. I read the expanded versions of the other books as well as the original and I they really are better. It fleshes out the story so much more and I am able to get into the story better. Can’t wait to read this one!

  16. Toni I have really enjoyed the Holland Brothers series and look forward to reading the new versions and the latest book! I have been to all the GRLs and they are THE best time 🙂 Can’t wait to meet you and I’m sure you will love it.

  17. I am very excited for Forbidden Mate to be re-released. I have read all the Holland Brothes books many times and have the first 3 in the new versions also. The new ones are well worth buying them again. I hope GRL is everything you hope it is and I will definitely be looking for you there. Hope I get a chance to meet you.

Leave a Reply