A Time to Rise has a Release Date!

Well hey there, Ninjas!

I’m off teaching at the One Year Adventure Novel conference right now (aka: eating pizza and hanging out with awesome cosplay bookworms.) So I’m going to keep this short. A Time to Rise officially has a release date!! I’ve been telling people, “Sometime in the fall” for far too long. Now, at last, you can start the countdown.

So . . . the moment you’ve all been waiting for . . .


Just kidding. That’s not nearly as fun. 😉  Okay, okay, I’ll get to it. (As if you can’t just scroll down and skip my silly delaying . . . but that’s no fun.)

The official release date for A Time to Rise is . . .




A Time to Rise - Release Date




[insert confetti and celebratory music here]

See what I did? I made this little clock photo with the release date. See? SEE? *calms down*

Tada! October 14, 2016! That’s only 120 days away! *weeps* We can do this, my precious hazelnuts . . . we can do this. We will wait together. And while you wait, you can add A Time to Rise to your Goodreads. Or you can enter the Goodreads giveaway for A Time to Die and the one for A Time to Speak.

BUT, in other news:



This is not the cover.

This is not the cover.

Yes. The cover. Yesterday. A Time to Rise. IT’S AMAZING. I can’t stop screaming. I love it! In fact, the cover designer has to redo it because I drooled over it so much I drowned my computer. And all the files inside. So, while the 120 days may seem FOREVER away (compared to the life of Elrond, 120 days ain’t nuthin’) I have juicy tidbits to help with the wait.

Starting tomorrow I’ll be brainstorming and planning and talking with Gilead/Enclave’s fabulous marketing superstar about the cover reveal. If you’re interested in getting in on the action and maybe helping reveal via your blog, consider joining my Street Team!

That’s it for now! As much as I’d like to crank out 1,000 words of bookish awesomeness for a blog post (I’m not short on ideas, that’s for sure) I must get my beauty sleep so that I can wake up looking like a beast and teach young padowans about writing.


I love my life.


So…is October 14 too far away? Or just right? 

What are you going to do to help cope while waiting for its release?


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. Omw, yay!! I’m so excited, I’ve been waiting eagerly to read it and I’m glad I finally know the release date!! I live your books, Nadine! 😀

  2. YEY RELEASE DATE! Also I love the clock!
    Yey cover reveal! 🙂 This is exciting! I might have to go reread A time to Die

  3. EK! Yay! I can’t wait to see the cover and then devour it >:) But I probably should focus on getting A Time to Speak? Probably.
    Jeniqua @ Jeniqua Writes

  4. YUS IT’S HERE!!!! *screeching and throwing things and running around the house*

  5. So, so, so excited for you!!!!!!!! In time for my birthday again!! (hint, hint) 😛

  6. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!! Finally!!!!!!!!! Only 120 more days…I can do this…I must do this.
    And I can’t wait for the reveal….I can’t wait for this!!!!!!!!! I will be reading my head off until October. Maybe I’ll create some weirdo selections about a time to rise


    Also, one of my internet friends is at the OYAN. And I’m not. 🙁 (She’s Rosey Mucklestone.)

  8. AAAAAHHHH!!! *runs in circles screaming* I CAN’T WAIT FOR A TIME TO RISE!

    *pants* So. Excited.

    I made a countdown! xD http://www.webcountdown.net/?a=a5uhjix

  9. Ohhh I can’t wait! Well I guess I can, but I am so excited! Just epic!!!! AHHHHHH

  10. And oooooohhh do I want to see the cover!



    *squeeeee* I’m so excited! And that release date picture is awesome sauce. 😀 *huggles this post* <3

  12. *pastes your epic countdown into the bookmark bar on my computer* 😉

  13. How exciting!! I can’t wait to start reading your series. Your other two covers are spectacular, so I’m sure this one will be just as great. Congratulations!!! 😀 😀

    ~one of your many precious hazelnuts

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