Happy book birthday to debut author Bette Maybee on the release of Phoenix: The Rising! Bette is a fellow Evernight Teen author, and her book marks the first title of the new teen offshoot of Evernight.

Here’s a bit about the book:

teen-phoenix21mEvery three hundred years, the immortal Phoenix returns to Paoha, a volcanic island just outside of present-day Bishop, California. There, it’s consumed in fire, and born again as a child–a fire-haired, green-eyed child. Well, those three hundred years are up, and it’s back…but it didn’t return alone.

Nephelim, offspring of human women and The Fallen Ones, 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 so, the killing begins. The real Phoenix will rise back to life in three days, and once identified, the Nephelim can prevent it from reaching its roosting spot. But the mortals they kill in the process are out of luck, and any red-haired, green-eyed seventeen-year-old in the area is fair game.

Recent transfer student, Julie Mason, doesn’t believe all this crap, but that all changes when she meets Eli Sullivan, and suddenly becomes a target herself.

Phoenix: The Rising is available through Evernight Teen, Amazon, and a whole slew of other places.

Here’s a bit more about Bette:

Bette Maybee

Bette Maybee

Bette Maybee 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. After surviving a fifteen-year career as a middle school Science and Language Arts teacher in the Catholic school systems, 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.

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Enjoy your day, Bette, and congratulations!