Release Day! — A Time to Die Paperback

The paperback has been unleashed!

A Time to Die releases today in paperback. I’m a bit more excited about this than I am about the e-book, I’ll admit. My veins are made of rolled up paper. I’m not alone in this, either. (I see you, fellow paper-lover!)

I know a lot of you have already purchased (and read!) the book on Kindle, but if you want to go a step further and show extra support, the paperback offers many ways to do that:

  1. You can order a few copies and give them as gifts! I know you can give e-books as gifts, too, but…we all know the paperback’s more fun to unwrap. 😉
  2. You can order an extra paperback copy and donate it to your library. This is a fantastic way to support authors. Sometimes requesting the book at the library will get it on the shelves, but not always.

Where to find A Time to Die on the web:

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Even though Amazon says the paperback is out of stock, the next giant shipment of books will arrive in their warehouse tomorrow, so the books are delayed by only a day. Don’t let that hinder you! 😉

For those of you who missed last week’s post of information (what the book is about, why you should read it, etc) I’ve included it below. For everyone who’s already read the back cover eight hundred times (like me), tell me in the comments:

Which one do you gravitate toward? E-book or paperback?



About the Book

If you haven’t already, you can read about A Time to Die here. Here’s a brief summary:ATimetoDieCov

Imagine a world where everyone has a Clock showing them exactly how long they have to live. You keep yours on your nightstand. You see your Numbers every day. That is what A Time to Die is about.

Parvin Blackwater lives in this world. She’s seventeen-years-old and has one year left, only she believes she’s wasted her life. 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.

(Read a sample chapter!)

Who is this book for?

It’s geared toward ages 16 and up. Do you enjoy books like The Hunger Games or DivergentA Time to Die is in the same genre. The difference? This story is built off the foundation of faith in Christ. It’s Christian speculative fiction. My goal in this novel is not to “preach” but to address questions — even spiritual doubts — that we have all possibly asked at one point. To point us toward hope in Christ despite the uncertainties of life.

This book is for anyone who loves story and allows story to change them. It’s for anyone searching for hope in a forlorn type of world. It’s for anyone wondering what might change should they know how long they have to live.

Why should you read A Time to Die?

Some believe that fiction can’t really add much to our lives. I used to be one of those people — I read fiction for only entertainment’s sake. Over the past several years, I’ve seen how God used it to shape me. My prayer is that A Time to Die will be a “shaping” type of book.

My prayer is also that it will help renew your perspective on life, thus urging you to pursue life — to pursue God — with the utmost energy and passion. Just by writing it, I’ve gained deeper understanding on what it means to hone my vision and purpose for God.


Ever wonder what God’s purpose is for your life? Ever feel like you’ve wasted your life? These are two issues my main character, Parvin, has to address through her journey.

Most of all, A Time to Die was written to combat the hopelessness I noticed in some other dystopian novels.

Special launch week events to watch for:

Giveaway — Click on this link and scroll to the bottom of the post to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway for a signed copy of A Time to Die and/or an Amazon gift card!

Meet the Characters:

Meet Jude Meet ParvinMEET WILLOW Inside the Book Meet Skelley Chase


Other ways you can support:
  • Pray for this book and release! Pray that it glorifies God and continues to reach the hands of the readers who need it most.
  • Purchase a paperback copy of A Time to Die and donate it to your library.
  • After you read A Time to Die, write a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.
  • Purchase it as a gift for a friend (Christmas is just around the corner, right? 😉 )
  • SHARE this book and release with your friends, on your Facebook, through e-mail, on Twitter, etc.

This process of writing a book, watching God take it into the hands of a publisher, and now seeing it in print has been…overwhelmingly breathtaking. I’m in constant awe of the people who have stepped forward to support, mainly with their friendship and encouragement.

Each of you who visits my blog is one of those people. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. I thank God for you and I pray He continues to reveal His purpose and visions for your life.

I’m so excited to share this story with you. Please connect with me and ask any questions you’d like or tell me what you think of the book!



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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. Paperback, paperback, paperback!! 😀 I read the occasional eBook, but only if I have no other choice. So excited your book is out! Can’t wait to see what God does with it!!

  2. I think I am one of those rare writers who loves e-books. I love the convenience of having all of the books I’m reading in one place without having to tote that extra weight around. However, when I enjoy a book, I order the paperback copy, just to have it in my personal library.

  3. I tend to gravitate toward eBooks because paper books are pretty expensive in Australia, and their availability is sometimes limited. (You can order from Amazon but the postage to order from overseas is usually more than the book itself).

    eBooks level the playing field. It doesn’t matter where on earth you are, and you can read the most obscure indie author with no issue. Plus there is no room left in my house for any more physical books.

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