Joseph Lance Tonlet

Louis Stevens

quillon's covert

TAGS: Gay, Erotica, Romance, Taboo, Incest

RELEASE DATE: 12/18/15



Cover Graphic Artist:

Preston Hultz


M/M, Romance, Erotica, Taboo

Martin is a guy’s guy, one who enjoys the simple things in life: baseball games with his son, family days, barbecues, and date nights with his lovely wife.

Once a year for two weeks, Martin takes his son, Marty, to Quillon’s Covert, a rustic family cabin secluded in the beautiful California mountains. Since before those long days of learning to play ball, Marty has loved his dad, but as Marty matures, Martin starts to see something else settle in his son’s uncertain gaze. What’s there lingers a little more than it should, and it seems far more appraising than it once was.

As Marty shows every sign of taking the lead, Martin is faced with the tough choices most parents never see: lose his son by being a father, or try to balance what’s best for their relationship by being something… more.

But with another trip to Quillon’s Covert on the horizon, has the point of no return already begun?


NOTE: This book contains incest

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Title: Quillon’s Covert

Author: Joseph Lance Tonlet and Louis Stevens

Genre: Gay Romance/Taboo/Erotic/Incest

Length: 43,780 words

Publisher: JLT Publishings

Heat Level: Explicit





 Quillon’s Covert by Joseph Lance Tonlet and Louis Stevens is, without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever read. If you have read the blurb, you probably have already figured out there is something deeper between father and son.

 This story won’t be for everyone, due to the subject matter. The sad part is many will cast it aside in disgust without even giving it its due. I implore you to, at least, give it a chance and here’s why.

The authors do an incredible job of taking the reader on a journey with the two main characters, Martin and Marty Jr. For two weeks, every summer, these two spend their time, at their cabin in the California Mountains, alone. Just father and son spending quality time together. That’s pretty cool in itself that a father, gives up his work, leaves his wife…whom he loves very much… behind to spend quality time just with his son.

Marty has always loved his father and they have always had a special bond between them. But, as the years go by and puberty starts to take its course with Marty, he realizes that not only is he gay but, the intensity of his feelings towards his father have deepened as well.

He keeps this new revelation to himself for quite a while. Partly because it scares him, and partly because he doesn’t want to lose his father over these feelings that surely will pass. By the time Marty turns 17 he lets it slip that his “ever present teenage boy erection” may be caused by more than just hormones.

It puts a damper on their fun for sure but Martin, being the wonderful dad that he is and always in tune with his son’s feelings, assures Marty that it’s okay to have these weird feelings and if by 18 he stills feels the same, they will discuss it.

Never, ever, does anything inappropriate or creepy come into play in this story. Martin has never even thought of his son in this way, but at the same time, once he learns of Marty’s feelings he does everything in his power to help him work through them by talking and trying to understand.

The authors take great pains in showing the reader the progression of Marty’s feelings over the years. Each year is mapped out for the reader so that you are always aware of the age of both father and son. Marty worries, profusely, over his feelings and where they may be leading him. It’s not something he takes lightly and his biggest fear is what Martin may think or how he may react.

I found this story absolutely, breathtakingly, beautiful in its translation and the connection that comes across is so palpable -within your chest- that these two share. Martin and Marty work between them to find a solution that works best for them. They have a magnitude of understanding and love for each other and, as the reader, you can feel the emotions as if they were a living and breathing entity around them. The only thing that keeps coming to mind is WOW…OMG…WOW…so beautiful.

The feelings that Marty have are never discussed or acted upon away from the cabin. It’s during these two weeks and only these two that it seems like the walls come down and they, both, can be free. Free to be just two guys loving life and loving each other. Gah!! It’s so freaking good.

I don’t know how I would act if this happened with my family in real life. I admit I would be freaked out and probably over exaggerate. But, I can honestly admit that while reading this story I experienced so many feels for both father and son and I wanted them to have this deep and profound love that was so powerfully strong and so endearing.  

All I know is how much I was moved by this story, how engrossed I became as I read each word. Sometimes over and over again because I wasn’t ready to give up or move away from the connection that I was feeling.

If these two brilliant authors work together again, no matter the subject, I will be right there to take in and absorb every word. Together, they have produced a beautiful and heartwarming story that will stay with me for a long time. And, in the process they have opened my mind and taught me something that I wouldn’t have considered before this.

       5Stars from me



* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from the author and/or promoter*

about the authors


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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LOUIS is a gay romance author born and raised in South Africa. He was a shy outcast who had few friends in school; generally feeling excluded and on the fringe of society. However, when he discovered gay romance and erotica in 2007, at the age of seventeen, his mind and world opened up.

He wrote his first story, A Better Life, longhand in a 197 page spiral notebook, on his bed every night with a pillow curled under his chin. Although the book wouldn’t be published until 2011, with the now defunct Silver Publishing, he found the experience entirely liberating. He's considered himself a writer ever since.


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