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Brothers LaFon, Part One: Crucial Lessons (Brothers LaFon #1)

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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, Je
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Kindle Edition, 56 pages
Published February 28th 2015 by Joseph Lance Tonlet
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Jack Pyke
Okay, I've been itching for so long to get this review out, and now I've bugged (and bugged and bugged) the author for his permission...

Where to start? Where the mother-in-all hell to start?

It’s got to be Miah.

I have a list of qualifiers and describers as long as a novel that I can use to describe Miah LaFon: sexual sadist, brutal, aggressive, obsessive, controlling, psychopath... He’s unlovable, untouchable, a cold bastard in so —so- many ways, but the best thing about him? He wouldn’t give a
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Debra
What a beautifully twisted tale! This story had me on the edge of my seat, gut churning the entire time. This is not a romance, but it is a dark and disturbing story of physical and psychological torture. If you've made it through and "enjoyed" stories like The Flesh Cartel #1: Capture and Antidote you'll probably like this one too, but take the warnings seriously if you are thinking of picking this up.

Opening and closing with the men as 30 year old adults, the majority of the story takes place
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Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
OH.MY.FUCKING.GAWD!!!

Did I just read that? Yep!

Did I like it...and even enjoy it?? Yes and Hell Yes!

Miah & Alexander have so quickly wormed their way into my life. I NEED more of this twisted f*ckeduppedness that JLT can give us.
My question is...how long do we have to wait for the next one?!

This book was rec'd to me because I was in the mood for 'twisted'..it sure as shit delivered! Thanks to those who mentioned this one.

*** Note to Fellow Readers: Please pay attention to ALL the warnings &
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JustJen "Miss Conduct"

A review by The Blogger Girls.

I truly don’t know where to start with this review. I was blown away with the storytelling abilities of Mr. Tonlet in Grif's Toy, and though this story is so very different from that one, the underlying skill is what still strikes me the most.

I guess it can’t be said enough that this story is not for the faint of heart; that the warnings are there for a purpose and should be heeded seriously. With that out of the way, this is the extremely twisted tale of two brothe
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Ann
Beautifully fucked up.

The kind of book that made me question my moral compass, because holy hell I should not be so damn intrigued by Jeremiah LaFon. He’s a sadistic psychopath with absolutely no fucks to give about anyone else’s opinion. It’s a seriously well done character study into the mind of Miah and his brother Alex. Alex gave the story its balance and a character to root for and empathize with. Growing up as the victimized brother to Miah’s brand of attention would do some hardcore dama
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Nicole Angela Bee Bee
Aug 23, 2015 Nicole Angela Bee Bee rated it it was amazing
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It’d been the first crack that had actually split his younger brother’s skin, and Miah frequently returned to the fledgling laceration with near hallowed reminiscence.

There are no words to describe the fierce protectiveness a mother feels for her son's penis. We apply petroleum jelly to his circumcision wound with as
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Tina




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

Damn, this was a brilliant first part of a story, an immensely powerful mindfuck! I don’t even have the words to express how much this book fucked with my head.

I was caught up in Miah’s narration right from the beginning, the psychotic bastard kind of fascinated me. His character is complex and perfectly elaborated. Miah is a sadist, lives are nothing to him… plus he’s a sexual sadist, who gets aroused from inflicting pain and humiliation on unwil
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Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog
Mar 02, 2015 Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Lisa Arbitrary - AttentionIsArbitrary M/M Blog by: Silkeeeeee
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--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
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Bev
The author's warnings are there for a reason. This is NOT a sweet and fluffy romance read...so if that’s what you’re after, step away from that one-click button and your kindle, do NOT pass go, do NOT collect 200. 5 dark and disturbed stars from me.

Well Mr Tonlet, what can I say?? It was everything that I was expecting..and more, so much more. Like some of the darkest things I’ve read...may be on steroids, hehe. I’m not going into the dynamics of the story; it’s covered fairly well in the blu
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Bey Deckard
This will get a good, proper review from me soon. However, in the meantime... yeah, what Jack said.
Sue bowdley
I really don't know how to start this review,......wow....counts to ten and breathes would be good.....Joseph is definitely in the Dark Reads group and can now join the corner I've put Jack L Pyke,Lynn Kelling and Kol Anderson in....He has good company.....This is quite a brutal story and I really don't know how to say any of this......I read this one in paperback even though I had the kindle version and I'm not sure if that made it better..Felt good holding an actual book.....Now about this ...more
Truus
Jul 28, 2016 Truus rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m
Fucking Hell was my first comment.

When you can read behind the tags/labels you will find a incredible good written story.
It will hold you by the throat
Against all knowledge I was waiting for some regret. There has to be some....
Nope, none, nada (of course).
Be aware their are people who are not sane in the head. It's reality.
And the way it was written down in this story my God.....Awesomeness ....... Obeisance JLT !
Toni FGMAMTC
This is my first book from JLT. I had no idea if he was a good writer or not. After finishing this, I have to say, he's got the skills. I read the warnings before starting this book. I like dark so I moved forward.

This novella is about two brothers. Miah is a true psychopath/sociopath. He's willing to go to inhuman lengths without batting and eye. His greatest pleasure is physically and psychologically torturing his little brother Alex. Alex lives in hell made by a brother he cannot reason with
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Amy
Mar 11, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
Wow, that was all kinds of messed up! And I loved every minute of it. Except the animal cruelty. I think I may have just found my first hard limit.

I hope we don't have to wait too long for book #2. I'm dying to see where things go with Miah and Alex :)
Brandon Shire
Mar 09, 2015 Brandon Shire rated it it was amazing
What a dark, twisted piece of debauchery. Loved it. Definitely NOT for everyone.
Kathy
Feb 28, 2015 Kathy rated it it was amazing
OH MY GOD!!! What a sick fuck! I recommend having your drink of choice close by because 1.) You will need it and 2.) Once you start you won’t want to stop. Not only did I not move while reading this story, I read it again, and again. It’s a scary place, in Miah’s mind, but it’s also intriguing and had me completely captivated.

Joseph Lance Tonlet, once again, brings his genius creativity and imagination to our tablets with Brothers LaFon. First…please read the author’s warnings before you take
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Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

4.5 Stars

This is a short introduction to brother’s Alexander and Jeremiah LaFon that packs a punch as we learn just how disturbed their relationship is as they grow up.

If you look up the word sadist in the dictionary its description is nowhere near strong enough to describe Jeremiah who seems evil to the core.

The story is told in flashbacks as Jeremiah, or Miah as we come to know him, tortures and abuses his younger brother in a bid to keep him close and compliant
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Christi Kirzner
Feb 28, 2015 Christi Kirzner rated it it was amazing
Joseph, you have written quite a challenge for me to process and finish, all 55ish pages of it. I say that as a compliment, because despite the subject matter which is difficult for me (I warned you I was wimpy), the way you have written these two people is fantastic. I see Miah's name on the page, at the beginning of the chapter and I grimace and I want to yell at Alex to run and get away from him, shake some sense into him. As a reader, to have such a strong reaction to a fictional character, ...more
carol
Mar 10, 2015 carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults who don't mind serials
Recommended to carol by: Jack L. Pyke
Where do I start...this has warnings, it is about as dark and twisted as they come, there is animal torture that horrified me, and I actually found this the hardest to get through. Then there is serious sadistic abuse, physical, sexual and perhaps worst of all emotional by one dominating, psychopathic older brother, Jeremiah/Miah, to his younger brother, Alex, who is forced to submit and endure. I say psychopath and mean it. See the classification of this condition and watch all the attributes ...more
Wendy Ann
Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 5 hearts

Well damn, I’m not often close to speechless, but this one did it. Shock and awe were present in equal parts as the story unfolded. It took a while for the words to come…


Giving a 5 heart rating for a story that isn’t remotely romantic, sweet or heartfelt is definitely something that gave me pause; however, there’s no question it’s worthy of 5 of something (and more). I’m just not sure what the appropriate symbol would be to represent the darkness i
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Beth
Apr 08, 2015 Beth rated it it was amazing
OK where to start… this is a short, intense, dark, unapologetic story. The author himself has made the following tags: GAY, EROTICA, FORCED SUBMISSION, THRILLER, NON-CON, INCEST, KIDNAPPING, CHILD ABUSE, ANIMAL CRUELTY. If any one or more of these are triggers for you, please step away now. This is not the book for you.


That being said, this book is a crazy, wild, disturbing ride. It’s a short story of about 80 pages. The plot moves along quickly as we first are introduced to Jeremiah (Miah) LaFo
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Fiona Warner
Nov 13, 2015 Fiona Warner rated it it was amazing
It's taken me a few hours to unscramble my thoughts and emotions after reading this latest offering from the wonderfully original Joseph Lance Tonlet. I read the entire lament of Alex and Miah in one go and don't think I took a breath or blinked once. It was a phenemonel introduction to The Brothers LaFon and I'm already under Miah's wicked spell. His impressive skills at inflicting grave evil on his younger brother had me quivering in my boots and like any good horror story I wanted to stop ...more
Jennifer
Mar 03, 2015 Jennifer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars
Uh...holy crap! I need more! Now!
Kathy Morris
Apr 19, 2015 Kathy Morris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-books
This book is about two brothers. Not your typical brothers. Their names are Alexander and Jeremiah. Jeremiah loves to torture and control Alex. He punishes with a belt and a knife. He has killed animals to prove to Alex that, that could be him. After several years of torture Alex couldn't take it any more. He ran. Ten years later Jeremiah and Alex meet in Jeremiah's office for some legal stuff. Alex finds out that Jeremiah has framed him for a murder that Alex didn't commit. Only Jeremiah can ...more
Lee Morin
Mar 06, 2015 Lee Morin rated it it was amazing
Shelves: man-on-man
I don't normally write reviews because I can never seem to lock down my thoughts enough to put them into words...but for Joseph, Miah and Alex, I'll do my best. Wow...this one left me disturbed and I frigging love it!!! I absolutely love when an author can write a book such as this novelette in all it's disturbing (I can't think of another word)amazing, taboo...ooh such taboo context. Ok, I have to mention that I'm a french Canadian so my wording may be wrong. Joseph has such a beautiful and ...more
Tracy
Mar 23, 2015 Tracy rated it it was amazing
How the hell do you review a book like this?
Intense
Dark
Evil
Brotherly love? I'm speechless...truly speechless...
Miah is probably the most scary character that I've ever come across...He truly has no remorse...He has no capacity to care but yet doesn't he? I mean could I even go as far to say he cares for Alex...
I don't even understand how I feel after reading this....My head is filled with all these images of the pain and suffering that Alex has gone through his whole life
Does he even understan
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Bey Deckard
Yea gods. It was even better on rereading it.

This is one of those books where I feel like when I say that I enjoyed every twisted minute of it, I'll wind up on some watch-list somewhere. *grins*

Wonderfully written with scenes of abusive sadism lovingly wrought... A powerful dynamic where love can be ugly and hate beautiful.

I especially loved the reveal, so to speak, at the end. Nice touch.

Can't wait for the next one.

JD
Yes 5 stars- that was seriously depraved and I can't wait for book 2!!! Very interesting; this is a new type of read for me but I like that it's different. Boy, this novelette packed a punch = the writing is so very good. Miah is one sick f##k but he is so intriguing!!! Again, oh boy where is this going.... Poor Alex:(
Gigi
Mar 01, 2015 Gigi marked it as queue-back-burner
Even though I pre-ordered this and am ready to go, I've decided to wait on this until the series is complete.
Silkeeeeee
Feb 02, 2015 Silkeeeeee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review will be posted on GGR-Review dot com
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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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