We are so happy to welcome a new author to Sinfully today… Joseph Lance Tonlet is here with his debut novel Grif’s Toy, the first book in the Tease and Denial series. Check out his fabulous guest post, all about sex! Yep… you don’t want to miss it! And that’s not all, because Joseph is also gifting one lucky reader an e-copy of Grif’s Toy.
We also have another new welcome… to Liza… who has joined the team here at Sinfully as a reviewer, we are excited to have her on board and she has jumped right in with Grif’s Toy… which she loved! Check out her 5 Star review.
A Word from Joseph Lance Tonlet
Merriam-Webster defines sexual intercourse as “…sexual activity between two people…” However, as adults, we know there’s far more to the act of sex than this simple definition suggests. Sex is messy, and it’s complicated, and it’s sometimes painful. Conversely, it can just as easily be clean, and simple, and joyous. More often, it’s a combination of all of the above – and more.
As an erotic writer, my hope is to convey that emotion-filled mix in my stories. Indeed, I want to take you someplace, sexually, you may never have been before – get you to feel things you may not have felt before. Add in elements of BDSM (particularly D/s) – my personal favorite – and there’s an entirely new range of feelings and emotions to explore.
Grif’s Toy excerpt:
“I cautiously nodded my head. “I’ve never been able to admit it to anyone, but as much as I feared it—did everything in my power to ensure that it never happened—I desperately wanted to somehow be exposed to one of the Grindr hookups and have him….” I broke off. I only had so much courage...could only share so much.
Wes picked up my thought. “And have him humiliate you?”
Reading BDSM stories – following along as a character encounters something for the first time – can be a heady experience. Why? Perhaps it’s the taboo factor? Indeed, often times the topics explored are considered fringe, and thus, not readily discussed. Subjects such as humiliation and orgasm control can be far outside some people’s comfort zone. But we have the supreme thrill of living out these forbidden adventures simply by turning the page. And if we’re lucky, that ride takes us to places we’ve never dreamed of.
He spoke mildly, but in a tone I’d dubbed early on as his toppy tone, “Every time we make love, we both come.”
I whimpered, nodded my head, and rolled the tip of my tongue across the pad of his thick finger. Stubby was now fully awake.
With a glint in his eye, he said, “But I’ve got the man-sized dick and you’ve got…Stubby.”
His free hand edged down my pecs, across my flat stomach, and past my straining dick to take hold of my balls.
I nodded again and groaned as he exerted more pressure on my nuts. My tongue, now with a mind of its own, licked and flicked his finger in earnest.
“We both know that’s not right, Grif. I have a cock, and you have a toy.”
He slipped his finger from my mouth and slid it to one of my nipples. God, I loved the way he knew exactly how to pinch and tweak them to drive me insane.
His lips moved across my face placing soft kisses on my nose, my eyes, and my forehead while the pressure on my balls steadily increased. I panted.
“So what I’m asking is if you’ll allow me to remedy this imbalance. I'd like to decide what’s reasonable—to decide when Stubby receives, or deserves, an orgasm.”
Of course, for me as a reader, an enjoyable story holds more than hot sex; it allows us to feel what is happening when panting and sweat aren’t the primary focus. When characters open themselves up and allow themselves to be honest, to be vulnerable, that’s when the true connection happens, in my humble opinion. Yes, I enjoy a bit of ‘fluff’ in my BDSM. *wink*
I cupped his cheeks in both hands and asked, “How do you always know exactly what I need? I’ve never felt so close to anyone, or felt more love for anyone than I do for you.” I leaned forward and placed my lips to his. Pulling back I whispered, “Yes, I happily, and with pleasure, give this to you, Wes.”
Sex, reading about it, writing about it, doing it, is a wondrous and wonderful thing. If you choose to accompany Grif on his journey of sexual self-discovery – one that’s altogether messy, and complicated, and painful, and simple, and clean, and joyous – my sincere hope is you’ll experience something new, something thrilling, something titillating, and perhaps something a bit deeper too.
Grif’s Toy: Tease and Denial Book One by Joseph Lance Tonlet
Title ~ Grif’s Toy: Tease and Denial Book One
Author ~ Joseph Lance Tonlet
Published ~ 1st November 2014
Genre ~ M/M Romance , BDSM
Grif believes he’ll live his life as a virgin. After all, who would want him? How could anyone find him, a guy who came with less than man-sized equipment, worthy of their love?
What he hadn’t counted on were the two amazing men who would change his life. After entering college, he meets Tate, his fun-loving, wealthy roommate. While years later, with Tate now just a memory, Wes, a handsome, rugged ex-marine who runs his own security firm enters his life.
Both men force him to see his value, despite his size and insecurities.
I love reading stories about men who are very real – real looks, real problems, including those of the physical variety. This story is about Grif, who has a unique problem, for a book character at least, and who has struggled to find someone who is prepared to not only love him, but give him what he needs.
The reader finds out, as the story unfolds that Grif had actually been lucky enough to find two such men in his life. Some of the chapters in this book show Grif’s current life with his partner Wes, and others flashback to the time when Grif first realized he had a problem, his friendship with Tate, a straight man, during college, and how he lost Tate and then found Wes. These flashbacks are a crucial part of the story, as without them we wouldn’t understand some of the things that Grif enjoys with Wes.
I truly loved the connection between the men in this story. Grif is so competent in so many things, but thanks to his little problem, he feels so inadequate in relationships. Tate is a delight – straight, sexy but such a good friend to Grif in all ways. Wes is strong but so unbelievably kind when needed, that it takes my breath away. The dialogue between Grif and Tate was in keeping with their type of friendship and yet when Grif meets Wes the author is able to show how in some ways Grif has become a true adult, but in others he is still the insecure young man he was with Tate.
This is a story about Grif’s growth as a sexual human being. Learning what he needs, and what he likes and then trusting in first Tate and then years later in Wes to give him those things. But the author has also done an excellent job in creating well-rounded secondary characters. Matthew, in particular, Pavel, Peter, Lance and Dalton. The story did end abruptly and I’m sure I won’t be the only one who hopes there will be a sequel, either with Grif and Wes, or with some of the other characters in this book.
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Meet 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.
Joseph is gifting an e-copy of Grif’s Toy to one lucky reader, all you need to do is enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win.