Joseph Lance Tonlet on Brothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons and The Curious Nature Of Incest ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway

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Title: Brothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons
Author: Joseph Lance Tonlet
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Bey Deckard / Preston Hultz
Publication Date:02/28/2015
Genre/Sub-Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, Thriller


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.


Prism recently reviewed Brothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons. You can find the review here.

The Curious Nature Of Incest:

The Goodreads list of Popular Incest Books contains 1,251 entries. One thousand two hundred and fifty-one entries. The Wikipedia page Incest In Popular Culture is extensive and has no less than six subcategories—documenting everything from literature, to film, to music and more. A Google search of Incest In Fiction returns a staggering 816,000 results. Unquestionably, incest is…talked about. Even if that talk is more often than not done in hushed tones.

I can’t even begin to explain the mystery, the intrigue, the fascination, or the draw incest has on others. No, I can only speak to the appeal it holds for me—and my experience with it.

Many, MANY years ago, when the hubz and I were young men, his favorite brother came for a visit. Actually, it would be the first of several visits. Those all-too-brief encounters, between the three of us, will be forever etched into my favorite memories.

When the first itches of what would become Brothers LaFon began prickling at my mind, I thought it might be interesting to take things in a different direction—far removed from those wonderful experiences I was fortunate enough to have been involved in. Indeed, what if the encounters hadn’t been beautiful? What if they hadn’t been consensual? What if there were much darker issues at play?

“Alex let his jeans fall on the dingy yellow press-and-stick tiles next to his shirt. He stood naked and scared in front of his own brother and, not for the first time, thought about how fucked up the entire thing was. Normal brothers didn’t get naked in front of one another—at least not like this. Normal brothers didn’t beat one another—torture one another. No, he saw normal brothers all the time and, for the most part, they loved one another.”

What resulted from that incessant itching is, hopefully, a complex story about the relationship between two brothers. A story where one brother’s needs are nothing short of heinous, while the other’s are kind, and benevolent, and pure. A story where there’s a ‘captor’ and a ‘captive’. A story where one individual holds all the power while the other is powerless. And finally, a story about desperation and obsession. Oh, and just to spice things up a bit, there’s also a bit of naughty brother-on-brother action. *winks*

So, if you’re in the mood for a dark, gritty, disturbing read, then perhaps consider picking up a copy of Brothers—after you’ve read ALL the tags and warnings!

Here’s to letting your freak-flag fly in all its glory! *grins*

JLT =)


About the Author:


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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19 thoughts on “Joseph Lance Tonlet on Brothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons and The Curious Nature Of Incest ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Guest Blog, Local Giveaway

  1. Twincest/brocest is my guilty pleasure. I don’t know why lol. I read this last night, Mr. Tonlet, and absolutely loved it! I can’t wait for the next one. Congrats on the book, and…um…thanks for that little factoid. 😉

  2. Joseph, you know how excited I am to read this. The Brothers are already loaded up and waiting on the Kindle! Thank you for such a fascinating post. 🙂

    • Jennie LovesBooks,

      It’s a serial so it’s only part of the brother’s story. I wouldn’t say it’s a cliffhanger, but again, their story does continue in part two. As for the first part of your question…well…I’m going to be a bit evasive and answer with: I am a HUGE fan of reading books with a HEA. *wink*

      JLT =)

  3. Each of these blog posts just makes one want to read it more, when really those warnings should make one walk (or run) the other way.

    • JenCW,

      YAY! *whispers* I’ll let you in on a little secret, that’s certainly the ‘marketing goal’. *wink* However, on a more personal level, I enjoy the hell out of exploring Brothers LaFon on a deeper level…and the interaction these post offer…so damn enjoyable!

      JLT =)

    • H.B,

      God, so do I! But, as I’ve said before, I’m a self-admitted, proud deviant and it’s always a pleasure to meet likeminded folks! If you have any read recommendations, I’d love it if you’d share them.

      JLT =)

  4. I will be DL this book. It has a very deep theme and I want to find out how Alexander is going to make it through all this. Just finished reading Alex and Drew by Justin South and I hop that Alexander makes out as good as Alex did in this book. I am a sucker for great endings.

    • falicesidoma,

      Thanks for the compliments! I’ve not had the pleasure of reading Alex and Drew by Justin South – but, based on your recommendation, I’ve added it to my TBR. Thanks! Woot!

      I sincerely hope you enjoy Brothers LaFon!

      JLT =)

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