Cover Reveal for A Time to Speak

We’ve just started summer, which means autumn is around the corner, which means A Time to Speak is releasing soon…which means it’s time for a cover reveal!

The covers for the Out of Time Series are designed by Kirk DouPonce from DogEared Design and I couldn’t be more flattered to work with him. He’s a genius and — lucky me! — I get to flaunt is beautiful art everywhere on my book. (Totally squeal-worthy.)

Today I’m, not only revealing the cover for book two, but I’m having a giveaway to celebrate! (Because I’m a dork who likes to do giveaways whenever possible.)

So, without further ado…here is the new cover for A Time to Speak. (Tweet this)


*squeal* The more I stare at it, the more it sucks me in.

Now for the blurb (warning, if you haven’t read the first book, A Time to Die there are spoilers in the blurb!)

How do you live after you planned to die? (Tweet this)

Parvin Blackwater should have died in her brother’s place. She didn’t. Now she’s the only one who can protect her village, but no one wants to listen. When the Council starts forcing “new and improved” Clocks on the public, those who refuse are declared Radicals and exiled.

Having been across the Wall once, Parvin is the only one who can save them. But instead of going through the Wall, she’s packed into a boxcar, loaded on a cargo ship, and forced out to sea.  How will she lead when facing the unknown? 

Worse yet, why are people suddenly dying before their Clocks have zeroed-out? 

What do you think? Like it? Hate it?

Any guesses on what will happen in the story? 

ATimetoDieCov--Illumination AwardTo celebrate, I’m giving away a personalized paperback copy of A Time to Die book one in the Out of Time Series. (Tweet this) The rafflecopter entry is below. Also, throughout the next week, there will be a mini cover reveal tour and each different blog will reveal some goofy fun facts about me and about the Out of Time series. The links to the upcoming posts are below the giveaway.

Please share this post with anyone you think would enjoy this dystopian series! And tell me in the comments what you think of the cover!
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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. So EXCITED for this BOOK!!!!!!!! *SQUEAL* And I love this cover! 🙂

  2. Great looking cover, Nadine. Looking forward to reading the new book!

  3. Love the cover!! It looks very exciting and adventurous. 🙂 Can’t wait to read it!

  4. Crazy beautiful, Nadine! Can’t wait to read.


  5. I love the cover, so entrancing! I can’t wait to read it.

  6. WOW! I love the cover! I feel that I am being pulled in to that crevice….

  7. The cover looks fantastic! And the blurb sounds amazing. I can hardly wait to read it!

  8. This cover is GORGEOUS. I’m in love with it. *swoons*

    And I still haven’t gotten to read A Time to Die…working on it. 😛 Hey, at least soon I could read both at once without having to wait forever and ever. 😉

    • Exactly! These books are definitely meant to be read back-to-back. Though I’ll apologize in advance for the cliff-hanger ending in book two. 😛 Prepare yourself.

  9. This book cover is just as pretty as the first one!

  10. I love the cover for A Time to Speak, it looks great! I haven’t been able to read A Time to Die yet, but both books sound like the type I’d enjoy. I know I really enjoyed the excerpt for the first book.

  11. Love that cover!! I’m going to enter the giveaway, and since I already have a signed copy of A Time to Die, if I win I’ll donate this copy to our church library. 😀

  12. Love the cover! Definitely sucks you in and down, down, down. ha! Looking forward to reading the next installment of Parvin’s story 🙂

  13. Gorgeous cover!!! Can’t wait ’til it’s out…

  14. AH!! The cover is amazing, thrilling, and totally makes me need to read this series! Well, I already did need to, but anyway… ;D It’s incredible! I’m so, so excited to read both A Time to Die and A Time to Speak!

    Blessings! 🙂

  15. Congratulations on this beautiful cover, Nadine! =) I love the colors and the font of the title.

    I ordered A Time To Die from the library, but they said there weren’t any copies unavailable. *sniffles* So I’ll have to buy it sometime when I have spare cash! ^_^

  16. Nadine,

    I have a hard enough figuring out how my stories are going to end! I have no idea how A Time To Speak will end.

    I’d love a copy of A Time to Die. The sample chapter drew me in from the first line and I’ve been looking forward to reading it ever since!

  17. I recently finished _A Time to Die_ and really enjoyed it. I’ll be writing a review for Youth Reads at Looking forward to this next book!

    • That’s wonderful, Ellen! 🙂 If you haven’t already, you can copy that same review to Amazon and Goodreads and get an extra 5 entries in the giveaway above! 🙂 (Or just add the review onto those sites to help A Time to Die garner more attention. 😛 )

  18. Emileigh Latham

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! I’M SO EXCITED!!! (if you can’t tell!) 😉

  19. It looks really good!

  20. Polaris Northstar

    Awesome cover! very dramatic!

  21. Ah, Nadine! It’s beautiful!!! My TBR pile is a bit larger now! 😛

  22. The cover is really cool and the next book I can’t wait!

  23. Looks awesome! Can’t wait to read it!

  24. Agh! I thought I was excited to read “A Time to Speak” before, but now? Wow, the cover is amazing, Nadine! And the blurb! Let’s just say the story is headed in a whole new direction that I hadn’t anticipated and is WAY more exciting than what I had imagined. So stoked!

  25. The cover is awesome! It is very much in the same theme as A Time to Die. The cover is the first thing that got my attention when browsing books on goodread!

  26. Love the cover and the blurb! So excited, can’t wait!!

  27. Love the cover! It’s so cool the way the title seems to be hanging off the cliff. And it matches A Time to Die’s cover perfectly.

  28. I’m so excited!!! This cover is even cooler than the last one; and I love the color scheme. Congrats Nadine!

  29. FABULOUS COVER!!! And the blurb is SO intriguing!! Congrats!! Looking forward to reading it! (dang, I used waaaay too many exclamation points. HA!)

  30. I am speechless… I am… in love with this series. so… I cannot breathe for how excited I am. I just…. (insert excited squeal!!) cannot help being thrilled!! Love the cover. LOVE! Congratulations!!

  31. Beautiful cover!! I didn’t read the blurb because I haven’t read “A Time to Die” and don’t want to spoil it! 😀

    • Good! I’m glad you didn’t read the blurb! I know how much self control that takes. 😛 You’ll be VERY glad that you didn’t. Can’t wait to hear what you think when you read both books!

  32. I’m not doing the contest because I already have a copy of the book, but I just wanted to say the cover looks so intriguing and the blurb reveals more twists than I could have imagined. Wow! I really love this series!


    • Thank you Rebecca! 🙂 I had a lot of fun writing this book and I think everyone will really like the new adventures it takes Parvin on. 🙂 Can’t wait for you to read it!

  33. Hello!

    You are a new to me author and I am excited to learn about your novels. I’m really into dystopian, speculative fiction and your novels sound great! I’d love to win the first one so I could read it in time for the second ones release.

    • Oh, I forgot to mention that I love the cover! I am quite interested in what is down that crevice.

    • Thank you, Jessica! Oooh, I’d love for you to win so you could read it! 😀 May the odds be in your favor! 😉

      Whenever you do read A Time to Die, please come tell me what you thought of it!! 😀 So glad you like the new cover!

  34. Love the cover!

  35. I haven’t read A Time to Die yet, but I keep hearing good things about it. Would love to win a copy!

  36. The cover is indeed awesome. Custom art! I’m reading A TIME TO DIE now, and you can write! :o)

  37. This cover looks awesome, Nadine… I can’t wait to read both of these books. 😀

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