Title: Phoenix: The Rising
Author: Bette Maybee
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Every 300 years, the immortal Phoenix returns to Mono Lake to be reborn–but this time it didn’t return alone. The Nephilim are back in force, trying to keep it from being reborn so one of them can claim its immortality. But first they have to figure out who the Phoenix is–and any red-haired, green-eyed, seventeen-year-old in the area is fair game. And so, the killing begins…
Julie Mason doesn’t believe all this legend crap until she falls for Eli Sullivan, whose hallucination-inducing kiss not only saves her, but makes her the Nephilim’s prime target. But, it’s worth the risk. Her death is inevitable…not even Eli can prevent it. All she has to do is keep the Nephilim off Eli’s trail until The Rising. Once Eli is reborn and forgets his past life, Julie’s life is over, whether she’s dead or not. At least that’s what she thinks…
I am so thrilled to be part of the blog tour for Bette’s book, Phoenix: The Rising! This lovely book debuted just a few days ago, and holy wow, I cannot wait to pick myself up a copy and get to reading! Let’s forget for just a second that there is some oh so lovely eye candy going on with that cover (because seriously, how could you NOT notice that!) and focus on the summary alone. It sounds like it is going to be made of pure awesome–there is romance involved, some possible fighting/killing (I swear, I must have been a 10-year old boy in a past life with the amount of excitement I feel over this possibility), and quite a bit of suspense! And as if I needed anymore convincing, I received the playlist that Bette put together for this book; it is full of win!
I’ve created a Spotify playlist complete with all of the songs that Bette selected that you can listen & subscribe to below. I also selected a few of my favorite songs from her playlist to feature as YouTube videos for you guys! Enjoy and please be sure to check out all the giveaway details at the bottom of this post!
Skinny Love by Birdy
It was love at first listen with this song!
Girls Like You by The Naked And Famous
The Naked And Famous write songs that are made for soundtracks, movie or book form!
High & Dry by Radiohead
It’s Radiohead and this song is fabulous. Enough said.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bette is a new author who loves to dabble in different genres, but they always have one thing in common. Romance! She just can’t help herself! Whether it’s young adult, paranormal, or women’s fiction, all her tales must have a dark, swoon-worthy hunk as the center of attention!
Bette has lived most of her life in Iowa with her husband, Tim, eating corn-on-the-cob and tipping cows. (JK—she’s never tipped a single cow, although she does moo at them whenever she gets a chance.) She’s also a mom to three gorgeous kids, Allison, John, and Tim, and a mother-in-law (the good kind) to Tim’s beautiful wife, Pippi. After surviving a fifteen-year career as a middle school Science and Language Arts teacher in the Catholic school systems (for which she deserves a MEDAL!), she now spends her days assisting university faculty, who, thank goodness, don’t have a habit of doing the gallon challenge as her former charges did and are easily tamed with a bowl of Jolly Ranchers. She reserves her evenings for writing and tweeting, which is really okay with her husband because then he has free rein with the TV.
PURCHASE THE BOOK:
The winner will receive an e-copy of Phoenix: The Rising! To be entered to win, please leave a comment on this post letting us know what your favorite song from the playlist is! Giveaway ends Saturday, January 19th!