[Cover Reveal] – Brett Michael Orr – The Bureau of Time


THE BUREAU OF TIME is the debut YA SF/thriller novel from Brett Michael Orr, available now on Amazon worldwide! Mark it as to read in Goodreads and stay up-to-date with The Bureau of Time by following @BrettMichaelOrr on Twitter!

Full excerpt below.


Since I rarely participate in cover reveals, let me style this post in the best way I know how: by going full out Best Man wedding speech. Because I can. Now to put Brett on full blast.

Sometimes you come across people around the world who randomly follow you on Twitter and shoot you a quick “thanks for following” reply — I’ll admit, this was how Brett introduced himself (much to the anxiety of those against “follow for follow“). But who was I to complain? The dearth of male book bloggers staggers around 13%.

Our first conversation concerned dog earring pages. I don’t remember his response but Brett cut to the chase (and I imagined him holding a passive-aggressive smile while saying it). For someone I just met to not beat around the superficial get-to-know-you-niceness, well…I dig it.

Since then, I’ve been [playfully] making fun of him and his debut novel, The Bureau of Time, in a roundabout, marketable, and AusLit-centric way. Just think of the most Australian thing ever and make a hashtag out of it. From starting that #TheBureauOfLamington trend to shipping Brett with a friend some of you may know as Aentee @ Read at Midnight (Brentee was their ship name and they’re only half a continent away from each other, ugh feels), it was playful fun with subtle promotional hype for his book.

Because I guess this is my way of showing friendship? (That’s what I tell myself at least…) I’ve even bowed down to his voice as it is THE voice. #accentsarefun — Exhibit A:

Point is: Brett’s one of the first authors I’ve spoken to not with the mindset of “oh shit, you’re someone famous” — I mean, there’s that too — but really, truly, as just another mate.

So I’ll raise this digital glass to you, Brett. And your voice.

Now I’ll shut up and get to the point of this whole post, the cover reveal:

The Bureau of Time Official Blurb

You can not change fate.

Cassandra Wright is a Timewalker – a teenager with a genetic mutation that allows her to manipulate the flow of time. But her inexplicable powers have made her a target for Adjusters – monstrous assassins from a parallel universe.

Saved from almost certain death, Cassie is pulled into a secret agency sworn to defend our timeline against these threats: the Bureau of Temporal Integrity, Monitoring, and Execution. Cassie’s life soon becomes entwined with Shaun Briars – a reckless Timewalker with an alluring smile and dark suspicions about the Bureau itself.

When Cassie and Shaun cross into the parallel universe, they discover a world in the grips of nuclear winter, with a new war threatening to spill over into our universe. With time running out, they must learn the true history of Timewalkers, confront the unforgivable crimes of their future selves, and defy their own fate to save two worlds.

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8 thoughts on “[Cover Reveal] – Brett Michael Orr – The Bureau of Time”

  1. Wow, this was quite an impressive write-up Joey! Thank you so much, it’s quite heartfelt and pretty convincing – thanks for the time on your blog, and I hope you’ll like the Bureau if you can eventually read it!


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