Cover Spot: The Heart of the Phoenix by Barbara Bettis


THE HEART OF THE PHOENIX, the first in the Brotherhood of the Phoenix series, re-released Sept. 22 through Amazon Encore, and I’m so excited for Sir Stephen and Lady Evelynn to be in the forefront again. Here’s a glimpse of their story.

Some call him a ruthless mercenary; she calls him the knight of her heart.


Lady Evelynn’s childhood hero is home—bitter, hard, tempting as sin. And haunted by secrets. A now-grown Evie offers friendship, but Sir Stephen’s cruel rejection crushes her, and she resolves to forget him. Yet when an unexpected war throws them together, she finds love isn’t so easy to dismiss. If only the king hadn’t betrothed her to another.

Can Be Cruel

Sir Stephen lives a double life while he seeks the treacherous outlaws who murdered his friends. Driven by revenge he thinks his heart is closed to love until his childhood shadow, Lady Evie, unexpectedly challenges that belief. He rebuffs her, but he can’t forget her, although he knows she’s to wed the king’s favorite.

And Deadly

When his drive for vengeance leads to Evie’s kidnapping, Stephen must choose between retribution and the love he’s denied too long. Surely King John will see reason. Convict the murderers; convince the king. Simple. Until a startling revelation threatens everything.

Barb-4I’d love for you to visit me.





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23 Responses to Cover Spot: The Heart of the Phoenix by Barbara Bettis

  1. Allison says:

    What an exciting story. It sounds like a great read!


  2. Sounds like a great read Barbara. Best of luck and congratulations.


  3. redljameson says:

    Squee!!! I’m in love with this cover!!! the colors just grabbed me. Or was it the guy on the cover? Hee-hee! Congratulations on the rerelease!


  4. Melissa Keir says:

    Beautiful cover and it sounds like a wonderful story! All the best!


  5. Great cover reveal, and your book sounds terrific, Barbara. Good luck with the release!


  6. allybroadfield says:

    I have cover envy. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. alannalucas27 says:

    Congrats on the release! Love the cover 🙂


  8. Mary Morgan says:

    Congratulations, Barbara! Wishing you all the best! I loved how amazon kept portions of the old cover. Simply gorgeous!


    • Barbara Bettis says:

      I appreciate the good wishes, Mary. I like being able to keep it, too. With changes to the second one due out later, the letter and the ‘look’ will be consistent. Something I’d hoped for!


  9. Congratulations on your release of The Heart of the Phoenix, Barb. Everyone will enjoy Evelynn’s and Sir Stephen’s wonderful story.


  10. tenajean says:

    Congrats on your release through Amazon Encore! Enjoy!


  11. Congrats on the release through Amazon Encore, Barbara!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Thanks for having me here today, Jenna. I’m so excited about the release tomorrow! Cheers.

    Liked by 1 person

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