Top 13 Reads of 2013

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    2013 bought us some amazing reads and here at MSBO we agonised over which were our top 13 reads…….
    Top 13 Reads of 2013

    A Cappella-Yessi Smith
    Security Series-Harper Sloan
    Way Series-HJ Bellus
    Series-Marie Wathen
    Night With Him-KS Smith
    Girl to Love Series-Violet Duke
    Liberty-Maureen Mayer
    Series-Marie Force
    Series-Melissa Collins
    Series-SE Hall
    Me Slowly-Joya Ryan
    Top 13 Reads of 2013
    a Cappella – Yessi Smith
    Far Series – Abbi Glines
    Drowning – Jessica Park
    Is – Cassandra P Lewis
    Left of Me – Amanda Maxlyn
    Truth – Beth Ashworth
    Way Series – HJ Bellus
    Security Series – Harper Sloan
    or Else – Nichele Reese
    Dublin Street Series – Samantha Young
    Series – Aleatha Romig
    Awake – Riley Mackenzie
    Me Series – Kristen Proby 
    Top 13 Reads of 2013

    A Capella -Yessi Smith
    Series – Marie Force
    Away Series – Penelope Douglas
    ‘Burg Series – Kristen Ashley
    Mountain Series – Kristen Ashley
    Man Series – Kristen Ashley
    Series – Kristen Ashley
    Way Series – HJ Bellus
    Series – Marie Wathen
    Series – Kathleen Brooks
    Brothers Series- Kathleen Brooks
    Security Series – Harper Sloan
    of Falling S.L. Jennings

    Top 13 Reads of 2013
    A Cappella- Yessi Smith
    Sydney Lane
    Tango- Scarlett Jade
    Colleen Hoover
    Hope- Colleen Hoover
    Cinderella-Colleen Hoover
    My Girl-Heidi McLaughlin
    Way Series- HJ Bellus
    Man- Jodi Ellen Malpas
    Never Series- Cheryl McIntyre
    Your Love Series- J.C. Reed
    Katy Evans
    Top 13 Reads of 2013

     Expired Regrets – Megan Smith
     The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
     It’s Kind of a Funny Story – Ned Vizzini
     The Fifth Wave – Rick Yancy
    The Never List – Koethi Zan
    Paradise – Toni Morrison
    Divergent – Veronica Roth
    One Night with Him – Megan Smith
    The Passage – Justin Cronin
     The Twelve – Justin Cronin
    My Today – HJ Bellus
     My Now and Forever – HJ Bellus
    Anthem – Ayn Rand
     The Fault in our Stars – John Green

    Top 13 Reads of 2013

    Losing Hope – Colleen Hoover

     The Vincent Boys – Abbi Glines
    The Vincent
    Brothers – Abbi Glines
    Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
    How Beauty
    Met the Beast – Jax Garren
    Thief – Taryn Fisher
    Redemption of Callie & Kayden – Jessica Sorensen
     Wicked Beats – Olivia Cunning
    Redemption – Sylvain Reynard
     The Edge of Always – J. Redmerski
    Undeniable – Madeline Sheehan
    Unbeautifully -Madeline Sheehan

    Unattainable – Madeline Sheehan


    Accepted Fate by Charisse Reid~COVER REVEAL

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    What do you do when everything you had planned out for yourself gets changed in one summer? Do you embrace the new or fight to keep things the same?

    For seventeen year old Kinzleigh everything was going just as she always planned. She had great friends, went to a school she loved, and always knew she was destined for greatness. One step already completed towards acquiring the job she has forever dreamed of, a pro football cheerleader. Nothing and no one was going to stand in her way, especially not love. What she doesn’t expect is for her parents to suddenly change everything and send her spiraling into a life she didn’t want for herself, especially after meeting one blue eyed boy she can’t stop dreaming about. Her life is changing at every turn. She is learning that sometimes life has different plans than our own. When she finally accepts the hand fate has dealt, everything is ripped from her once again.

    Can she accept the ugly fate that was chosen for her or will she fight to once again accept it.

    I finally reach the end and sit, placing my legs over the side, but because
    of my height they do not reach the water. The night begins to replay through my
    thoughts. I can’t believe everything I’ve worked so hard for is crashing down
    around me. Being squad captain of one of the top 5 squads in the country
    guaranteed me a spot on almost any college in the country. Even if this Hicksville
    town, Mississippi has a cheer leading squad, will they even have room for
    another cheerleader? Do they even compete? Now, I’m going to have to work
    harder just to get a tryout at the colleges I’m interested in.
    Why would my parents just pick up and move us when I have one year of
    high school left? How do they expect me to just leave everything I know behind
    and start over? I have friends here, family, that has to mean something to them.
    This isn’t fair. Maybe I can think of a way to stay behind. I just have to. My
    parents have got to understand what this will do to me. I just want to wake up
    and realize this is all a dream. All I can do is stare out at the ocean, lost in
    All of my emotions finally catch up to me and the tears start to fall, heavier
    this time. I can’t stop them anymore. I don’t know what to do. Everything was
    going great in my life and now the misery is about to begin. I don’t even try to
    wipe the tears away anymore, I just let them flow. I don’t understand out of all the
    states in the continental U.S., why my parents have to choose some po-dunk
    town in Mississippi. I can’t imagine the kind of people that reside there. After that
    big hurricane, Katrina I think, they had people walking around barefooted and
    missing teeth. Do they even have shopping malls and designer clothes, I wonder,
    or is it full of trailer parks and cow fields. My stomach turns at the thought.
    I’m not sure how long I’ve been sitting there, staring at the water, but my
    back is beginning to hurt and I’m growing tired from crying, but the tears continue
    to fall. I should just go home and go to bed, but I’m not ready to face my parents
    yet. I lay back against the pier, looking into the sky. Its dark, but the sky is clear.
    There is not a cloud for miles. It’s beautiful glancing out at all the stars, shining
    brightly. It’s also a full moon tonight. A strange peacefulness begins to wash over
    me, causing me to close my eyes. Clearly my mind is not in normal territory,
    because I would never close my eyes late at night on a public beach. There are
    too many creeps out there.
    I couldn’t have been laying there but what seemed like a few minutes. I
    must have dozed off when, “Mind if I join you,” flows through my ears in a deep,
    raspy voice. My eyes pop open and a tall familiar face is standing over me,
    looking down, with a smile on his face.
    I begin to panic and sit up in a hurry, embarrassed. Embarrassment is a
    rare trait for me and this guy has brought it out twice in one day. “I’m sorry, I don’t
    usually do this, it’s been a bad night.” I look back out at the water, gripping the
    side of the pier, as if the most beautiful boy isn’t standing behind me. Right then, I
    can feel his breathing on the back of my neck, quickening my heart rate. In the
    short time, he has managed to squat behind me, the inside of each knee resting
    against my side.
    He begins to whisper in my ear, “May I keep you company for a while? I’ll
    be quiet if that’s what you need.” His breath is so light, it tickles my ear. I can
    barely breath, let alone speak, so I just nod. My head is fuzzy and I can’t think
    when he’s this close.
    He sits beside me and removes his shoes, placing his feet in the water. I’m
    finally able to exhale the breath I’ve been holding. “How long have you been
    here?” I turn and glance at him, to find that he’s staring at me. I don’t know where
    this guy is from, I don’t really care, but he’s gorgeous. I never take an interest in a
    guy, it’s one of my few rules, but following rules have gotten me nowhere,
    obviously. I’m not thinking clearly anyway, I guess I can break my rule and enjoy
    his company for a while. He is leaving soon anyway and right now I need a
    distraction from all this bad news.
    He reaches out slowly, as if he’s afraid I’ll run away, placing his hand over
    my cheek, rubbing his thumb underneath my eye, freeing it from the wetness of
    the tears. Great, I have no idea what I look like right now. “I needed to clear my
    head and came to the beach, I saw you standing by the water earlier, are you
    My eyes close at the warmth from his hand. I should be mad he followed
    me, but I can’t. I just want him near me, but no personal questions. I don’t need
    him to know me or what makes me tick. I don’t need any complications. I open
    my eyes to him staring at my lips. “Can we just exist together without trying to
    obtain personal quota? Let’s just enjoy casual company, two people needing
    nothing from each other. Clearly you’re not from here, meaning you’ll be gone
    soon. I’m not one of those girls that needs or wants to know everything about you
    nor do I want to spill my entire life to you. We don’t have to pretend with each
    other, lets call this what it is. Can you do that?”
    He just stares at me as if he’s trying to figure me out, like I’m a book full of
    secrets. He seems lost in my eyes, amused, confused, I don’t know. We sit there
    staring at each other as if we can’t pull away. He doesn’t say anything, just bites
    his lip as if he’s trying to answer his own question, or to make a decision. I’m
    about to get up and walk away, when his other hand reaches behind my neck,
    pulling me closer. His lips stop in front of mine, close enough to touch, when he
    whispers, “Beautiful,” and crashes his lips to mine.
    His lips are so soft and full, but needy. His warm tongue slips through the
    opening of my lips, requesting entry. Our tongues taste, touch, and dance
    together. A moan, barely more than a whisper, escapes my lips. I run my hands
    across his arms and up his neck, into the back of his hair. My heart is beating
    wildly. Foreign emotions are running through my body. I have never felt this need
    before, but it’s as if my body needs more. Suddenly, I feel like I need to cross my
    legs from the spasms down below. What is he doing to me? What does this
    mean? He turns, laying me against the pier. He has one hand on my waist, the
    other beside my head, holding his weight above me, like when we were at the
    beach. He continues to kiss me, taking my bottom lip into his mouth, lightly
    sucking. He makes a low growling sound from his throat. I’m not sure why until I
    feel his need pressed against the bottom of my belly, making my eyes go wide
    from surprise. Oh no, I can’t go there. As if he can sense my panic, he stops. He
    kisses me one last time softly and releases my lips.
    He looks me in the eyes, a smile growing across his face. He brushes his
    fingers through my hair, down my arm and grabs me by the hand, interlacing his
    fingers with mine. “Nothing personal huh, I think I can do that.” His lips brush
    mine quickly before he moves back to his spot of the pier, pulling me by my hand
    to sit between his legs. “I promise I’ll be good for the rest of the night. I’ve just
    wanted to do that all day.”
    I’m completely and utterly speechless. I have no idea what I’m doing. I
    never do reckless or unplanned things like this. I have no idea who this guy is,
    really, and now I’m sitting on the pier making out with him. I really need to get my
    head back in the game. I always think everything through before I make a
    decision. Being around him takes away my ability to process. Right now there are
    so many unknowns, but what I do know is that I’m not ready for it to end just yet.
    Meet the Author
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    Charisse Reid lives in the small town of Purvis, Mississippi. She is married with a
    four year old daughter. She developed a love for reading through iBooks and
    Kindle app, on her iPad, a year ago she never would have imagined. She loves
    to escape for a while through the characters of a good romance. Any romance
    will do, but she has developed a passion for indie authors. They seem to usually
    develop the best stories in her opinion. Her personal favorite is Young Adult and
    rocker romance. Got to love those tattooed bad boys right? She never would
    have dreamed of writing until a fellow author friend mentioned she should try it
    through editing a work in progress for her.
    At first, she thought it was funny because editing was as close as she thought
    she would get to the creative side of book writing, but then came up with a
    storyline and decided to give it a shot. Now she absolutely loves to write and has
    several books lined up that she cannot wait to share with the world.
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    This Regret by Victoria Ashley~Cover Reveal

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    Phoenix has been stumbling through life since her brother Adric’s tragic death but after eight years, she is finally piecing what remains together. She has a nice apartment, a steady job and not to mention a fresh new ‘relationship’ with her childhood friend, Kade Haze. He’s the sexy boy next door that she never even dreamed of falling for, but can’t seem to stop the pull she feels toward him.
    Just when life began to make sense again and a feeling of normalcy was on the horizon, Phoenix’s carefully constructed walls come crashing down.
    When walking into the tattoo shop one day, the last thing that she’s expecting to see is Kellan Haze, Adric’s best friend that no one has seen or heard from since the day that they found her brother’s body. He’s nothing as she remembers him as a child, with his wild messy hair, tattoos that cover most of his undeniably sexy body and eyes so intense that it makes her legs quiver with one look. The one thing that even she can’t deny is the instant rush that she feels just by being in his presence.
    But how can you choose between love and lust when one of these hold a dark secret, one that can crush your world to pieces and leave you gasping for air. Who can you trust when your mind is pulling you in two different directions and your heart has to choose for you?
    The Haze brothers are sexy, daring and possibly . . . dangerous.
    This Regret is a story of love, lust, betrayal and danger with an ending that no one saw coming.
    I sit there fighting to catch my breath as I watch him run his hands over his face before running his fingers through his hair, tugging it.
    “That’s all I’ll ever be to you, isn’t it? Adric’s little sister,” I say stiffly. “I’m not a child anymore and I have taken more pain than you know. You think you’ve been hurting over the years, well fuck you Kellan because I’ve been hurting worse.” I stand up from the desk and pull my skirt down. I’m in so much heartache right now, especially after getting to feel those lips on mine, just to take the feeling away and never give it again. It hurts like hell, but I refuse to show it. “Oh and don’t ever kiss me again. I don’t think your brother would like his lips to be where yours has been.”
    The look on his face is as if I’ve just slapped him. It’s the same look that Kade had given me when I called him by his brother’s name. I don’t even know why I just said what I said. Maybe I want to hurt him just as bad as he has hurt me over the years.
    He rubs a hand over his mouth and looks me in the eye. “You’re right. I don’t think he would like that either.” He stares me in the eyes while walking over to stand in front of me. His eyes trail down to my lips as he speaks again. “But I think I fucking hate his lips on yours more.”
    Before I can speak, his lips crush mine again as he backs me up against the wall. This time he doesn’t even ask for entrance, he just takes it. He places his hand on my chin and pushes my head back, causing me to gasp as he slips his tongue into my mouth. His tongue hungrily caresses mine and this time, I feel the coolness of the steel in his mouth as he swirls his tongue around mine, before sucking it into his mouth. “Fuck the rules and fuck what Kade wants. Here’s to making this day better. Today, you’re mine.”
    I look at his mouth as he runs his tongue over his lip and looks me in the eye. “Kellan, you don’t have to-“
    “Come with me,” he breathes. “I have places that I want to take you.”
    His Adams apple bobs as he looks at me waiting for a response. “What about the party and your family?”
    “Screw the party, Phoenix. This day is about you and being sure that you never have to suffer on this day again. Give me a chance to change your mind.”
    He looks at me pleadingly and I can’t help but to give in. A part of me doesn’t even care where he’s taking me as long as I’m with him. “Okay, take me anywhere you want.”
    I hope this is the right decision or I’m in for a world of hurt.
    Meet Victoria
    Victoria Ashley grew up in Rockford, IL and has had a passion for reading for as long as she can remember. After finding a reading app where it allowed readers to upload their own stories, she gave it a shot and writing became her passion.
    She lives for a good romance book with tattooed bad boys that are just highly misunderstood and is not afraid to be caught crying during a good read. When she’s not reading or writing about bad boys, you can find her watching her favorite shows such as, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter and True Blood.
    She is the author of Wake Up Call and is currently working on her next book, This Regret releasing in February 2014.
    Please check out her author page https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaAshleyAuthor1.
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