Tuesday, June 2

***Release Day Blitz & Review*** My Mind's Eye by Gillian Jones

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Title: My Mind's Eye 
Series: Pub Fiction #1 
Author: Gillian Jones 
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Buy Links: AMAZON US / UK / CA


Blurb

Ryker 

She is the epitome of the girl next door, but with a feistiness that makes my dick throb. 
I'm drawn to her like no other. She stirs things in me I have no desire to feel, makes me long for things I shouldn't. 
This is my game. I choose the players. I never play for keeps. 
I don't believe in fate. I make my own destiny. I work hard and play harder. Luck is for pussies, karma for idiots. Me, I make shit happen. 
Meeting her fucked up my plan. Threw me off my game. 
I'm now face to face with my karma. Her name is Kat Rollins. 

Kat 

Ryker Eddison is the epitome of a player. You know the type: Mr. Get In and Get Out. 
He's all about the chase, wanting just one night. Everyone knows this, I know this. Still, I find myself craving him, my greedy body betraying what my heart and mind already know: he will only bring me pain. 
He's the guy that girls like me should avoid. I'm smart, I know better. But when I'm with him, I feel things I’ve never felt before. Things I never knew I wanted. 
I can't deny it … I like the chase. The high is explosive but I'm afraid if I give in, I may end up losing more than I can handle: my heart.



Review

She's the only girl not wanting a piece of him, determined not to fall captive to his charm. But can Kat resist the temptation, when the brooding, gorgeous-it-hurts-to-look-at-him player, turns out to be the exception to the rule?

Oh Ryker, what's a girl gotta do to be on the receiving end of that sexy growl? Hot damn! My Mind's Eye swept me into a book induced coma where for that short time I became oblivious to anything but Kat, Ryker and their amazing group of friends. From the intriguing prologue to the ever so sweet epilogue, page after page was filled with hilarious moments between friends, drooling over swoon worthy college boys, and some pretty raunchy sexy scenes. Ladies, if you love a dirty talker, Ryker is the man for you. You will not come away from this novel without having fallen for these pretty damn incredible characters. Each were unique in their own ways and brought colour to the story, all adding a piece of themselves to create this fun-loving and totally enjoyable read. 

- It turns out, I'm not ruined; I was just fucked over. I feel like I just needed her. I needed Kat to come along and show me not all chicks are Melissas and what a real relationship is like.- Ryker

If you're expecting just another typical NA college romance here, you will definitely be pleasantly surprised. Different key elements brought originality to My Mind's Eye that I have yet to read in any other books in its genre. For this reason, along with Gillian's story telling abilities My Mind's Eye is every bit of a five star read for me. Typically I prefer a more emotional read with a heavier plot, but Kat and Ryker stole my heart and we're just too much fun that I couldn't not enjoy the pleasant change of pace. This crew with their witty banter and crazy antics will leave you wanting so much more, I know I certainly didn't want it all to end! 

For a debut novel, Gillian has proven some serious potential for amazing things I'm sure are to come. My Mind's Eye progresses steadily and the story unfolds over many months in which the author has written beautifully. It's cute, it's edgy and has just the perfect amount of drama. So well done Gillian, you kicked ass with your debut. Except now I'm anxiously waiting, hoping and praying Claire will get her own book because that girl was my absolute favourite! <3 

Pub Fiction. College boys. Honeybutter eyes. The best friends a girl could ask for. That growl. An unforgettable halloween party and still, SO much more... A sweet romance about two people who balance each other out perfectly, an unlikely couple that find happiness in more forms than one. 

An amazing, heart warming romance sure to put a smile on your face leave your panties wet.

★☆★ 5 Honeybutter Stars! ★☆★
Reviewed by Bel Burgess




Excerpt

Kat 

“Where do you want to sit, Kat?” Beth asks, and I scan the library for an open table closest to one of the exits. The girls are more than aware of my little quirks since the fire, so they usually allow me to choose our spot when out together. We’ve been spending a lot of time all together, so it’s something I’ve been very open about. I’m so lucky to have met them, because they have all been more than understanding about everything, including my dad adding the extra safety gear around the house. 


Once we're settled at the long study table, Radha, Beth, Jenn, Laurie, and I pop open our laptops with the intention of finishing up our research notes that we need for our essays. 


“God, this inquiry stuff is killing me. I feel like we’ve been working on it forever. Have you had any luck finding good journal artic—” Jenn interrupts her own words and I look to where she’s staring. “Holy cheese monkeys! Look at that fucking guy over by the reserve desk; holy rainbows, he’s pretty.” She all but drools. I see who she’s talking about and immediately my heart begins to pick up its pace. 


Really? Really? Does he need to be everywhere I am? 


“Oh, shit, guys, look down, and just keep looking down. Please, do not draw attention to us.” 


“Kat, are you batshit loopy or what? ‘Don’t draw attention?’ Hell, girl, I wanna rip my fucking clothes off and ask him to go bag me in the stacks over there, ‘cause hot damn, woman, that man is fine, and I would like to fuck —a lot,” Radha shares while she’s fanning herself, sinking further and further into her chair. 


“First of all, you need to stop hanging around Claire, Radha. You just freaked me the hell out with that Claire-ism. Next thing I know, you’ll be calling me Jedi or grasshopper.” I try to stifle my laugh because it was really quite funny. “Second, that over there is none other than Ryker Eddison. The torturer of all things Kat Rollins. So, yeah, keep it the fuck down, ladies. I do not need him to see me.” I sigh in defeat as the fuckers do exactly what I just asked them not to. 


“OH, MY GOD, KAT!” Beth shouts. 


“No way! He is sooo fucking hot,” Beth and Laurie practically yell in unison. Perfect. Draw attention to us, to me. 


“Guys, this is a library. Please shut up! I said I do not want him to see me,” I plead a bit louder. 


“Holy snickerdoodles, Kat. Claire is right; you need to tap that!” Laurie is now looking right at him. 


“Please, Laur, keep your voice down. Stop gawking,” I mutter, my eyes still looking downcast at the keys of my laptop. 


“Ohh shit, Kat, he’s on the move. He’s looking this way. Jesus, he really is fine with a capital F for fuck me,” laughs Beth. 


I want to throat-punch her. Please don’t see me. Please don’t see me. Unwillingly, my brain is an asshole and shuts down as I seek Ryker out. I can’t help it. It’s like I just need to see him. Lifting my head, I gasp in an immediate breath as Ryker Eddison is staring at me. He’s like ten feet in front of our table, and he’s just standing there, like the beautiful Adonis he is. Finally, as my eyes make their way from his shoes back up to his eyes, I suddenly feel the urge to smoke, because for the first time in my life, I, Kat Rollins, Miss Uptight, just eye-fucked a man. Not only in public, but with my friends sitting beside me giggling at my blatant display of appreciation. As our eyes meet, his go wide before he nods and gives me the biggest shit-eating grin known to man. All before he mouths, I see you too, baby, without anyone seeing him and saunters out the library doors, leaving me speechless. 


“Well, that was just all kinds of hot. Jesus, Kat. That was the sexiest eye-fuck I have ever seen. Tell us again how you don’t wanna tap that,” Laurie basically calls me out. After telling them all about my recent Ryker experiences, we finally manage to get a bit of work done. Well, they do.



Author Bio
I'm a wife, and mother. My Mind's Eye is my first book writing adventure! Eeeeek! I'm Canadian so I might spell things a little odd once in a while ;) I love red wine, adore my friends and I'm so completely in love with my hubby and little boy. I'm addicted to shoe shopping! But my biggest addiction however is reading. That shit runs deep in my veins, I'm a lover of alpha males, hot sex, with a side of angst all topped off with the happy ever after. I'm a new indie author and I can't wait to start this journey.
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