Rafflecopter of Matchstick Men

Hey Everyone!

As we know, there are countless amazing books released every single day, and having yours noticed is either a stroke of incredible luck or – most often – it’s achieved by the kindness of others: family, friends, readers, reviewers.

I posted not too long ago about two such amazing books: On His Knees and Matchstick Men by Adira August.

In that post I spoke about being a submissive and the difficulty I’m often presented with when finding books (I feel) accurately reflect the healthy, happy, strong, well-adjusted individuals I believe us to be. Again, these two books do that in a very entertaining way; after all, reading fiction is mostly about entertainment, right? *smiles* Oh yeah, these books hit ‘all the right spots’ in that respect, too. *naughty grins*

Circling back to the first paragraph above, and how challenging it can be to get your book noticed, a few friends and I teamed up to pay it forward and, hopefully, get these two books a bit more well-deserved recognition. Paired with the generous hosts sites listed below, is a Rafflecopter offering twenty <20> eBook copies of Matchstick Men.

So, if you’re interested in reading a few books where, in my humble opinion, the author gets it (submissives) right, download the Instafreebie copy of On His Knees, and then enter the giveaway for Matchstick Men. With both, you’ll find vivid characters, well-rounded stories, and an utterly beautiful D/s dynamic. But, fair warning, you may also find yourself with a major book hangover. *winks*

Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to offer our sincere gratitude not only to the blog sites which are hosting this giveaway, but to all reviewers. Y’all are incredible! The devotion of time and energy in reading books, composing helpful recommendations, and generally assisting authors is unmeasurable – just as our eternal thanks is. Yeah, y’all effin’ rock!

To enter the Rafflecopter giveaway, click any of these gracious host sites:

Attention Is Arbitrary
Books Laid Bare Boys
Diverse Reader
Kimmers’ Erotic Book Blog (includes a review)
OJ He Say!
The Blogger Girls (includes a review)
The Way She Reads (includes a review)

Peace, happy reading, and best of luck with the giveaway,
JLT
JosephLanceTonlet.com
#pleasurethroughdenial

Two Great D/s Reads

Hey everyone!

It’s been awhile since my last post, but I had to share two books I recently had the pleasure of reading: On His Knees and Matchstick Men. They’re part of (what I hope will be a long running) series.

In the past I’ve written about being a submissive, and what that means to me personally. I’ve also written about how I view myself, how I view my needs, how I view my service, and how I can sometimes be slightly less than thrilled with the way submissives are frequently portrayed in M/M fiction.

Submissives are real people, with real needs and desires. And, in my experience, we are healthy, happy, strong, well-adjusted individuals. Yet most of the submissives I read don’t come across as such. I don’t particularly want to delve into a deep discussion about why we tend to be portrayed the way we are, that’s really not the point of this post.

What is the point are two great reads by Adira August I wanted to share with you. In my truly humble opinion, this author gets it (submissives) right…and it’s a pure joy to read.

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On His Knees is a short introduction (a novelette of 63 pages) to the two main characters, and it’s available via Instafreebie until August 1st, 2017.

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Matchstick Men picks up where On His Knees leaves off, and continues on with the main characters’ stories – while incorporating an intriguing murder mystery.

Both are incredibly entertaining D/s reads which also incorporate accurate, positive, realistic portrayals (flaws and all) of submissives – again, in my humble opinion.

If they end up in your library, I truly hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Peace,
JLT
JosephLanceTonlet.com
#pleasurethroughdenial

Kríe Captivity by Kora Knight

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Gah! Such a beautiful book! If you’re a fan of the Upending Tad series, then you can’t miss this new one from Kora Knight! As I said in my review, my only question is where I can get my very own Kríe?…cuz I want me some of that purple goodness!

And speaking of reviews, remember, they are the lifeblood of books. If you enjoyed it, please give it some love on Goodreads, Amazon, or your favorite review platform.

Buy link: Kríe Captivity

Peace,
JLT
#pleasurethroughdenial
www.josephlancetonlet.com

“For Real” by Alexis Hall

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So, before I say anything, let me throw out my standard disclaimer: I’m shit at writing reviews. Like total shit. Thus, it’s best not to even think of this as a review. Yeah, look at it as some random words on a page…ramblings, if you will.

Gah! This fucking book was amazing. Simply and completely amazing!

  • It’s my first read by Mr. Hall – and considering his back catalogue, I’m very likely late to the party – but it won’t be my last.
  • Yes, I do espouse my love of ‘darker’ reads – quite fervently and frequently – and this book certainly does not fit into that category. Sure, the fundamental elements are that of a D/s relationship, but it’s totally on the sweet side of BDSM. So, for those whose tastes are generally lighter than mine, have no fear, this is a love story at its finest.
  • The thing that struck me most – aside from the fucking brilliant writing – was the way reading it made me feel. Stepping back a second, it’s no secret that I’m a submissive in a self-styled D/s relationship. And, to that end, I do enjoy a good D/s story. However, For Real far surpasses ‘good’. It’s probably the best story I’ve read to date describing how I feel as a submissive. What joys are to be had, what fulfillment there is to be found, what contentment I derive from it, and lastly, the unparalleled euphoria that I find in the giving of myself…the giving of my service. Just…fuck, yeah, all of it. Don’t get me wrong; I’m not saying it is the best. But what I’m saying, from a personal perspective, it’s the best I’ve ever read. It hit me the hardest, it felt closest to home, and it touched me deeply in a very pleasant way.
  • The Lemon Meringue Pie scene – Jesus, that goddamn beautiful scene alone makes the entire fucking book worth reading. And it’s just one scene of countless others. And the story is peppered with small lines like, “Thank you for allowing me to kneel for you,” that simply tear at me in the most satisfying way. ~shakes head grinning in recollection~
  • If you’ve ever wondered what some submissives (certainly me) find gratifying about the choices they make, ya gots ta read this book! Fuck, dude, so good! Hammer/Nail/Head

In closing I offer my most humble thank you to Mr. Hall…For Real is a ride I won’t soon forget!

Peace,
JLT
#pleasurethroughdenial
JosephLanceTonlet

Twice the Hands to Hold, by Louis Stevens

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Full disclosure: I know the author of this book personally and consider him a close FB friend. And it was indeed due to said friendship that I picked up Twice the Hands to Hold.

Another admission, this is a book I’d consider far from my wheelhouse. My go-to reads tend to be much darker, grittier, and I admit, depraved. This book, on the other hand, is definitely what I’d consider sweet.

That said, I enjoyed the hell out of it! The main character’s relationships, their history, and their quest for happiness and fulfillment grabbed me within the first few pages and didn’t let go…even after I’d finished the book.

If well-written characters and interesting storylines are your thing (oh and handsome twins *wink*) then do yourself a favor and pickup Mr. Stevens Twice the Hands to Hold, you’ll be really glad you did.

Links
ARe
Smashwords
Amazon
Goodreads

Peace,
JLT
#pleasurethroughdenial
JosephLanceTonlet.com