Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Release Day Blitz: Defining Us by Zoey Derrick

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Defining Us: The Story of Calvin & Eric is a Standalone, Full Length Novel. Can be read without reading the other books in this series.

Loving someone completely means giving them your heart, soul, body and mind. What happens when your heart and soul love someone, but your mind and body refuse to follow?

For Calvin Caldwell, being the lead guitarist of America’s hottest rock band 69 Bottles has its perks. Performing night after night with his closest friends, he finds peace with a guitar in his hands. Playing music wipes away his unimaginable past, albeit temporarily. He struggles not only with who he is as a person, but with who he wants to become and what he is hiding.

Being in love with someone certainly isn’t the problem. He’s been in love for a long time, but what defines him is what keeps him from the person he loves.

Seeing something you so desperately want, but can’t have…

Eric Richardson knows exactly what he wants out of life.

He wants to play bass with his friends because performing gives him a high better than any drug he’s ever used. Being on stage is where he feels most comfortable.

But what happens when being on stage is no longer enough to satisfy him? What happens when the person he loves, doesn’t love him in return?

You fight for it.

You define it.

You prove it.

A rock band, A tour bus, One wild ride…


This book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18 due to the following content and more: M/M sexual content where nothing is off limits. So If two men turn you on or give you a reading rush other books can't, then this books is for you.

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Defining Us: The Calvin & Eric Story by Zoey Derrick is the next book in the smoking hot 69 Bottles Series and let me tell you that Zoey Derrick DID NOT disappoint! You definitely need to read the books of this series in order to understand the relationship of Calvin and Eric (or Peacock and Mouse as they are always called), and I have been patiently waiting for their story for some time. This book is a 4 star read for me and if you enjoy a good love story that has struggle, determination, support, and family then this is definitely the book and series for you.

Calvin and Eric have been friends for as long as 69 Bottle has been a band, and over the last few years they have become closer then ever. Some might even think that something is going on between them, but despite their assurances that they are only the best of friends, there are underlying feelings that no matter how hard they try cannot be hidden. Once Eric comes out to his friends, his band mates that he is in fact gay, Calvin believes that maybe that is the push he needs to come forward himself. But the terror from his past hold him back from the one thing he truly wants with all of his heart that also makes him so sick to even think about, which is a relationship with Eric.

The struggle that Calvin goes through in this book is one that I can imagine is so real and evoked such emotion within me that at times I wanted to reach through the page and hug him, tell him that everything would be okay and that I would stand by his side as he worked through the demons that haunted him daily. And the way that his band mates, especially Eric stand by his side and help him however they can to get over the things that haunt him, shows what an amazing family they really are. This is a MUST READ!


It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.

Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.

Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.

The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.