ARC Giveaway #3 for A Time to Die

Are you getting tired of giveaways?

Yeah, me neither. [grin]

Last Advanced Copies

If you haven’t kept up with the past posts, let me give you a quick run-down.

  • I’m giving away a FREE advanced copy (paperback!) of my dystopian book, A Time to Die, every week until I run out. Which, incidentally, is next week. You have two more chances, people!
  • What does an advanced copy mean? Well, it means you get a copy of my book earlier than the rest of the world, in exchange for an honest review on Amazon, Goodreads, and/or (preferably and) your personal blog if you have one.
  • If you don’t win one of the paperback ARCs (sad face) you still have a chance to read it early by joining my Launch Team (applications close August 19th.)
  • What is A Time to Die about? Here you go:


You can read an excerpt from chapter one here. Or join my newsletter and read the entirety chapter one!

How would you live if you knew the day you’d die?
Parvin Blackwater believes she has wasted her life. At only seventeen, she has one year left according to the Clock by her bedside. In a last-ditch effort to make a difference, she tries to rescue Radicals from the government’s crooked justice system.
But when the authorities find out about her illegal activity, they cast her through the Wall — her people’s death sentence. What she finds on the other side about the world, about eternity, and about herself changes Parvin forever and might just save her people. But her clock is running out.
This is book one in the “Out of Time” trilogy (subsequent volumes coming in 2015 and 2016).


Now, on to the giveaway! The winner from last week’s Rafflecopter ARC giveaway is: Laura Pol! Congratulations! Please check your e-mail inbox (if it’s empty, shoot me an e-mail through the contact page.)

Everyone else, don’t forget to enter for this week’s ARC of A Time to Die. There will one more up for grabs after this one! If you’re not interested (or have already won) please share with a friend, family member, blogger, literate cat, or cyborg you think would enjoy it.


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About Nadine Brandes

Nadine Brandes is an adventurer, fusing authentic faith with bold imagination. She never received her Hogwarts letter, but rest assured she’s no Muggle (and would have been in Ravenclaw House, thank you very much.) This Harry Potter super-nerd has been known to eat an entire package of Oreos (family size) by herself, and watches Fiddler on the Roof at least once a year. She writes about brave living, finding purpose, and other worlds soaked in imagination. Her dystopian trilogy (The Out of Time Series) challenged her to pursue shalom, which is now her favorite word (followed closely by bumbershoot.) When Nadine’s not taste-testing a new chai or editing fantasy novels, she and her knight-in-shining armor (nickname: “hubby”) are out pursuing adventures.
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  1. I’ve only reviewed a book once on Amazon. I used to never write reviews (I never read reviews either). But, when I started looking more seriously at publishing and realized how important reviews can be, I realized that I’d better step up and treat other authors how I’d like to be treated some day, which meant actually commenting on blogs and writing reviews.

    • That’s very admirable. And I certainly appreciate it, as I’m sure every every author & blogger does. I always used to read reviews but never wrote them. That’s changed now. 🙂

  2. I can’t wait to read it, Nadine. Looks great!

  3. I have been immersed in Italian, but I sure would like to know if fluently. I am conjugations-of-foreign-verbs challenged. HAHAHAHAH!

  4. Well, if I were to win, I would probably sing a happy song and then (of course!) read it as quickly as possible!

  5. Jennifer Evans

    I love prompts! I will answer all of them, because that is what I have to do for graduate school, and I am a perfectionist. I can’t leave a question unanswered; it might feel left out! 😛

    What makes books stand out to you? The cover, someone’s recommendation, a shout-out on Facebook, etc?
    Well, of course the thing that makes this book stand out to me the most is the fact that my friend wrote it! But, otherwise, I would have to say that reading the excerpt you posted a few months ago is what really intrigued me. I’ve been very interested in dystopian future novels lately, and this book seems very promising in its concept.

    What will you do if you win this advanced copy?
    I will make Nadine sign it and then brag to my grandchildren that I got one of the first copies ever of Nadine Brandes’ first novel. 🙂 Before then, however, I will read it and then brag to all my friends that I read it before them (Yes, there will be a lot of bragging involved. I tend to do this any time I win a raffle).

    If you could learn any language, what would it be?
    I would learn Spanish, because my sister speaks it pretty well, and I’d like to keep up with her. Sometimes she leaves me voicemails in Spanish for me to decipher!

  6. I will read it and then pass it on to a friend… borrow of course.

I love hearing from you!