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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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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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Review by April

Defining Us: The Calvin & Eric Story by Zoey Derrick

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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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?

Calvin......... this guy is so broken, I truly didn't think there would be anyway to piece him back together, but his closest friend, Eric is determined to help guide Calvin through the nightmare he so desperately wants to leave behind.

Calvin and Eric are band mates and friends, but Eric, who is outwardly gay, wants more, but there is a huge wall that Calvin has built around himself, that separates the two of them from pushing through to get that happily ever after.

Kissing Eric, that was what I needed. My mind has quieted and my desire for him is taking over. Pushing aside my demons. He is my talisman and he is the one I know that will get me through this.

Even with all the cards stacked against them, Eric had faith that Calvin would finally battle his demons.

Changing what defines me has always been a goal for me, but I never in my wildest dreams imagined that it would be Eric who would be that true mark of hope, desire, desperation and love. I never imagined he'd be the one to change me, to help redefine me, to fight the need to prove to me that he is what I want, what I need and who I trust most.

This story deals with a heavy subject matter known as Conversion therapy. I've heard about this and while reading this story, it made me so angry to know that there are people out there that think it's an acceptable form of treatment. I do NOT believe in this AT ALL!!!!!!

I won't rant about this treatment method because it will only make me more angry, and that's not what this story is about.

This is a story about overcoming stigmas. Its about coming full circle to accepting who you are and living the life you are meant to live. It's about love and friendships and fighting for what you want.

Final honest rating: 4 stars

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About the author
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.
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