Release Date for A Time to Speak!

You asked. I postponed, tried to distract you, procrastinated…

…and you were rabidly patient with me. At last, I can reveal to you the release date for A Time to Speak! (Tweet this)

But the advantage of being forced to wait so long in a cloud of vague “Autumn” references, is that now…the release is closer than it would have been if I’d told you earlier! (See what I did there?)

Okay, without further ado…

…the release date…


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Release Date



It’s on a Friday, which means that you can spend the whole weekend reading it! It also takes place in October, which means I plan to have all sorts of autumn decorations going on in my house. The book picks up in early October, so it’s perfect timing!

Not just that but…

A Time to Speak is available for pre-order! (tweet this)

See? I planned two surprises for you because I forced you to wait so long. All you have to do is click here or here or on the picture below to pre-order the beautiful, thick (but not too thick) continuation to Parvin’s story. *squeal*

A Time to Speak, Pre-Order Page for Website - BLACK


We planned this date carefully. (Okay, okay, I had no say in it whatsoever, I was simply told.) so that you could order extra copies in time for Christmas. This release date is actually helping you prepare for Christmas in advance! 😉

So what’s next?

I’m starting the editing process for book three, but it’s too early for you to get excited about that. I get it, you’re focused on book two. 😛 I’ll be entering into launch plans these next couple months, which will include giveaways, new promotion ideas, possibly a launch team, and a Facebook party!

So be honest now…

Q: Who’s excited, and how do you plan to celebrate? 

Some celebration options:

  • Read or re-read A Time to Die.
  • Have a major A Time to Speak readathon on October 17th.
  • Go climb a giant ice cliff with an ice pick.
  • Dress up like Parvin and go fight wolves
  • Make popcorn and wait for the A Time to Die movie to come out. 😛


Q: Do you think I should do a launch team for A Time to Speak?

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. Great news, Nadine! I can’t wait! I’m so excited for you!

  2. This is awesome! I’m so excited! And I’m totally going to climb a giant ice cliff with a ice pick. 😉

  3. Well, dang! Maybe I *do* need that Parvin outfit so I can go fight wolves! 😉

    Congrats on the release date. Looking forward to reading it.

  4. *squeals* A Time to Speak has a release date!!!! Yay! And it is only a couple of weeks before my birthday! *Happy dance*

  5. sierrafaith327

    I plan on re-reading A Time To Die! YES!! Do a Launch team please 😀 😀

  6. Yay! I just finished A Time to Die a few days ago and it was absolutely amazing. I’m still reeling from the pure genius of the book’s premise, and I can’t wait for A Time to Speak. I was actually just wondering when it would come out, so this is perfect timing. I say yes to the launch team! Depending on your requirements I might not be able to be part of it because I don’t have Facebook or Amazon, but I do have my blog and Goodreads, and I hope to post a review of A Time to Die anyway.

    • Wow, thank you Ana! 😀 I’m so glad you liked it! I’m looking forward to your review. 😀

      Regarding launch team, even if you’re not on the actual “team”, I’d love for you to still help promote it and take part in giveaways and things. I love your willingness to participate. I hope you still apply when I open up applications for the team! 🙂

  7. YES!!! You should do a launch team!! 😀


  8. YAY!!!! I am so excited!!! I loved A Time to Die and totally plan to reread it before the release date! I can’t wait for A Time to Speak! Thank you for the amazing book! *retreats into a corner to fangirl more*

    • Yay!!! I can’t WAIT for you to read A Time to Speak, Lily! I had far too much fun writing that one. I still love reading through it (which reminds me…I need to do that this week. Hm…)

      Can I join your fangirl corner? 😉

      Oh, and if you think of it (and are willing), would you consider writing a brief review of ATtD on Amazon and/or Goodreads? That would be EVER so helpful and will get the book into the hands of more readers! *shameless begging is over*

      Thank you for reading, Lily! It’s comments like yours that leave me totally squealing. 😀

  9. Hurray! So exciting! Argh, I think I will be at a fundraising banquet that evening, so if there’s a Facebook party I may miss it – waaaah. You have such awesome Facebook parties! 🙂

    • Aw thanks Bethany! I’m thinking that, if I do a FB party, it would probably be the week after the release — a Tuesday, maybe — because Fridays are often busy for people. Haven’t set the date yet, but I’m willing to bet it won’t be on the ACTUAL release date. We’ll see.

      There’s hope! 😉

  10. Bring it on! It just amazes me all that you have accomplished! I think we should celebrate in all of those ways and your launch team was awesome so yes to that too!

  11. Yes! I am rereading A Time to Die so that it’s fresh in my mind. I must say, I’ve never wanted to know what was in Reid’s journal as much as I do right now! I’m burning with curiosity.
    Excited and eager for Book 2!

  12. Yes! You should have a launch team! You might also consider a book trailer and some read-alouds of excerpts via Periscope.

    I’d volunteer to be on the launch team. Yeah, I’m the creepy 40-something dad that likes to point my teen girls to good YA fiction.

    • That’s a good idea, John! I like the idea of doing some read-alouds.

      And the launch team applications will be open to anyone! 😀 I don’t think pointing your teen girls to good YA fiction is creepy at all. 😀

  13. A Time to Speak! xD *does a happy dance* And a Launch Team! *does another* I’m so excited, Nadine. 🙂

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