Pssst! I Have Secrets to Tell You. Pick One!

We’re coming up on that time of year again! Launch season. (Not to be confused with “Lunch” season. Because lunch season is EVERY DAY, my friends. *runs off to make pizza.* ) It’s the most wonderful time of the year (she says, as she drinks nine cups of tea and pulls out her hair. *manic giggle*)

I’ve been planning my blog posts and trying to think what you might enjoy as a “countdown special” to the release of A Time to Rise on October 14th. I want to have a few “big reveals” for us all to drool over while those book-binding drones take forever to get us our copies of A Time to Rise (which, by the way, can be pre-ordered and submitted for free book swag!)

And what better way for me to figure out what you want than . . . TO ASK YOU! (Am I not genius?) Here is a poll, my friends. Vote on your TOP THREE squeal-worthy events. And if there’s not something that seems squeal-worthy to you on there . . . add your own option!

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Which Top 3 Special Reveals Do You Want for The Rise Tour?

All this voting is getting you excited. Isn’t it? Isn’t it?! And maybe it’s making you want to re-read the series (or start the series, if you’ve been waiting for it to be completed first.) Or maybe it’s making you wish there were ARCs (advance reader copies) of A Time to Rise. Or maybe it’s making you just want to be involved somehow in the launch of the book! (Do you see what I”m doing here, my friends?)

Well . . . IT’S YOUR LUCKY DAY! Because there just happens to be a special sign-up page with details and review copies and ARCs, just for pretty little you. Let me explain:

let me explain

Since I’m releasing A Time to Rise — the final book in the Out of Time Series — I thought it’d be more fun to do a bigger launch, where people can request review copies of any of my books, and bloggers can get on board. So, that being said . . . you can hop on over to The Rise Tour page if you’re interested in participating in the launch.

The Rise Tour Promo 2

I am getting ready to contact applicants and sign ups close in one week. So if you’re interested at all, now’s your chance. If you’ve been wanting to read A Time to Die, but don’t have a copy to read . . . DESPAIR NO LONGER! This is your chance, young padowan.


Your turn!

Which “reveal” option are you the most excited about?

How do you like to pass the time when waiting for a book 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. Alice Farrelly

    I can’t wait to read the first sentence!

  2. Oh the first sentence,I want to see that. And a fan art contest would be so cool!


  4. Are we allowed to sign up to get a copy to review without a blog, if we’d post the review on Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes and Noble, etc.?

    • You may still sign up, but that will be taken into account in the selection process. But don’t let it deter you! Just make a note in the comments to let us know. 🙂

  5. Emily Joy Drown


    Eek, all the options sound great, but my absolute favorites would be a new character reveal, a 15 Random Facts sesson, and a fan-art contest. 😀

  6. I’ve heard so many good things about your books from my friends so I decided to request a review copy of A Time to Die. Hopefully you don’t mind a newbie requesting one. 🙂

    This looks like so much fun! I can’t wait to read your books. ^_^

  7. I am addicted to playlists, so that would definitely be my top choice for the reveal! I am so so excited for this next book as I just recently read the first two books in the Out of Time Series, and I am addicted! I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

    As for my way to pass time before a book release, I stalk it on Amazon, waiting for the date it releases and begging my parents to let me pre-order it because I must have it.

  8. 15 facts is my favorite. However I’m excited about the idea of an art contest. You have some talented fans!!
    What do I do to pass the time?
    I have a huge TBR pile, so there’s always something I’m excited about. Right now it’s “Waking Beauty”. I’m also working through a combined list of “100 bests” – BBC, YA, chapter books (yeah, I’m reading all of those books I should have read at 10).
    That said, I’m dropping them all when ATTR releases!

  9. The form answers will only be seen by you, correct? I don’t want to give my address to the internet :).

  10. I’M SO EXCITED!!!

    When I saw the Ninja-Newsletter thingy last week (it was one of the times that I was actually on the internet) with the A TIME TO RISE sign-ups … I squealed to my whole family. And promptly signed up. 😉


  11. I entered your Thunderclap thing (which is totally awesome) and requested the first book to review. BECAUSE I CAN’T WAIT ANY LONGER!! I shall lose friends if I don’t read these books soon! And I have no explanation for recommending them to people until I’ve read their awesomeness for myself XD

  12. Oooh *squeals for eternity* SO COOL. First line! Fist Line! I wanna read the first line! xD

    • LOL. Don’t forget to take a breath. That “eternity” of squealing might not be that long if you don’t. 😉

      And let me just say…the first line may or may not shred you. Just sayin’.

  13. FAN ART CONTEST. O.O I was thinking about this just a few days ago! o.o That would be epic. Epic, epic, epic. ^-^

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