Amazon Banned

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The email was quick and to the point:

During our review process, we found that this content is in violation of our content guidelines. As a result, we cannot offer this book for sale…

Best regards,
Kindle Direct Publishing

I won’t entertain the entire censorship debate. After all, there’s really no point…folks on both sides have strong feelings, and there’s really no appealing Amazon’s decision. I wrote a book (the book burning within me to be written) that I knew likely violated The Zon’s Terms Of Service and published it with them (see edit below). To be honest, it sold (and remained purchase-able) far better, and for longer, than I ever could have expected. That, more than anything, is what this post is about.

Brothers_Cover_400x600

To you, the readers and reviewers who supported and bought Brothers LaFon, you have my most sincere and heartfelt thanks. Again, the sales and reviews far, FAR surpassed my wildest imagination.

Brothers LaFon was conceived and written as a serial. For those of you who’ve read Part One, never fear, the remaining parts will be published – just not on Amazon. *wink*

Brothers LaFon, Part One continues to be available via several marketplaces. For a complete list, please visit my website at http://www.josephlancetonlet.com/Brothers_LaFon.php

Again, my deepest thanks for the support you’ve shown both me, and this naughty novelette! Words cannot express my gratitude.

Peace,
JLT
#pleasurethroughdenial

PS Look for new ‘banned cover art’ soon! *grins*

Edit: 07/06/15
I’ve had a few people ask what Amazon’s Content Guidelines are. This is a direct quote and the total sum of what they offer authors:

Offensive Content
What we deem offensive is probably about what you would expect.

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4 thoughts on “Amazon Banned

  1. I truly enjoyed your fist book and I’m looking forward to reading book 2! I would to have a rider for when book 2 is released. Is there anyway I can have a reminder?

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    • Hey Tounorris!

      Thanks so much for the kind words – I can’t tell you how much they mean to me!

      If you following me on any of the social media (listed on my website) – or if you follow this blog – you won’t be able to miss my next release! *winks*

      Again, thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment!

      Pleace,
      JLT =)

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  2. I haven’t read this book but I have just finished Grif’s Toy and, whilst being out of my comfort zone re the ‘chocolate’ relationship dynamics, I finished the book utterly in love with Grif. In fact your eloquent writing brought me to tears several times. Well done.

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    • Luciology,

      Wow! Thank you so much for the kind words. I’m completely thrilled you enjoyed Grif’s Toy! *happy dance*

      Indeed, Grif and Wes do share a rather dynamic relationship that can push the boundaries of some reader’s comfort zones. However, it’s my sincere hope that folks come away from the story, as you did, with an understanding of just how perfectly matched this couple is – kinks and all.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to drop me a line…and don’t be a stranger!

      Peace,
      JLT =)

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