Join the Bowl of Souls Discord Server.

Howdy Folks!

I have some fun news and a short update for you.

We now have a Bowl of Souls Discord server!

What is a Discord server? I had that same question. I have heard of it before from a few fandoms I have, but never looked too deep into it. Luckily, I have a daughter who is up to date on all the newest apps and when she told me she wanted to make a Discord for Bowl of Souls she was really enthusiastic.

Discord is a chatting app where you can get together with like-minded fans and talk about the things you like. The only way to join a particular server is if you’re invited, so this keeps out the creepers and weirdos. My daughter is moderating the server and I will be popping in from time-to-time to interact with fans.

To join the Bowl of Souls Discord server and talk about the characters and series with other fans, simply click on the invitation link below:

(Updated) https://discord.gg/tSDtCJg

This should be a fun new way to talk to each other and keep up to date on the latest fan theories and such.

In other news, I will be announcing the title to Book Eleven in the Bowl of Souls this weekend. I am hard at work writing on it and hope to be finished before the end of April (Fingers Crossed).

Also, just a reminder, I will be signing and selling books at the Coffee County Middle School tonight 3/17/17 from 5-7 P.M. if any of you are in the area and can make it.

Coffee County Middle School

3063 Woodbury Highway, Manchester, TN 37355

Thank you!

Trevor

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Book Signing in Manchester, TN

Howdy, Folks!

I will be signing and selling books at the Coffee County Middle School in Manchester TN this Friday, March 17th. It will be from 5-7:00 PM and I will be there with twenty other local authors.

Here is the address if you would like to attend. I hope I get to meet some of you.

Coffee County Middle School, 3320 Woodbury Hwy, Manchester, TN 37355

My next appearance will be at JordanCon April 21-27. Jordancon is an amazing event for fans of the Wheel of Time and fantasy novels in general. Here is the link to the convention site. http://jordancon.org/

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Priestess of War Audiobook Available Now!!

It’s here, folks!

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http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Priestess-of-War-Audiobook/B06X9LJ99Y

Narrated beautifully by Andrew Tell, the audiobook is 14 Hrs 10 Min long and includes a preview of the Noose Jumpers audiobook.

The Priestess of War is the 10th book of the Bowl of Souls Series and book 5 of the Jharro Grove saga. It is the penultimate book of the Jharro Grove saga and focuses heavily on Fist and the Black Lake.

Here is the back cover blurb:

Born of war and kept young only by the darkest of magic, the Dark Prophet’s most powerful priestess has returned to the Trafalgan Mountains to take control of the Black Lake’s mindless evil.

Now, with a growing army of the infested and dead under her power, she turns her gaze on Dremaldria.

Fist’s chances of helping his former tribe destroy the Black Lake are bleak at best. The combined help of the Academy and the Mage School may not be enough to help him defeat the Priestess of War.

I’m so excited to share this with you. Get your copy today and let me know what you think in the comments below!

Trevor H. Cooley

 

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Priestess of War Audiobook is Finished!

Andrew Tell has finished his narration of Priestess of War! I have listened to it and it is great. The book has been uploaded to Audible and Itunes and now we just have to wait for their approval process.

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When will it be available to purchase? It usually takes 5-10 business days for processing. That being said, we have been lucky with the last two books and they have been available within a week!

So keep checking Audible and let me know the minute you see it. I’ll post again when I have an active link.

Trevor

 

 

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Mid February Update: Audiobook News and Jordancon

Howdy folks!

In today’s update post I’ll let you know what the current news is as well as give you a taste of what’s to come.

  1. First up, the Noose Jumpers Short Film has been accepted to the Chattanooga Film Festival! It takes place April 6-9 in Chattanooga TN. My brother, Jared Cooley, who directed the film will be there and I might go as well. I’ll let you know for sure as we get closer.

Festival Site: https://chattfilmfest.org/

More about the short film: http://trevorhcooley.com/noose-jumpers-short-film/

Chatfilm fest

2. I will be have a booth at Jordancon in Atlanta, GA April 21-23. Jordancon is named after late author Robert Jordan, who wrote the Wheel of Time and was one of my favorite fantasy writers. He was a huge influence on me. The convention is focused on fantasy and sci-fi writing and will be attended by many writers in the genre.

This will be my first time there and I am really excited. I will have books with me and will sign anything reasonable. Come and see me!

Here is a link to the website for the convention so that you can get more information. I hope that some of you can come. http://jordancon.org/

3. The Priestess of War audiobook is really close to completion!

 

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Andrew Tell finished narration on the last chapter yesterday. We are now working on the editing process. That should take a few days but we are very close, folks. I’ll post again once we have uploaded the book to Audible. Once that has been done, Audible usually posts it within 5-10 business days. I can’t wait to hear your opinions on this book!

4. Coming soon:

The Jharro Grove: Book Six title reveal should come within the next couple weeks. I have narrowed the title down to a small handful of choices. This will be the last book of the Jharro Grove Saga.

Once I get a few more chapters written I will start posting some Jharro Grove: Book Six mini previews on my Facebook Page. Once I have several up I will compile them and post them here. These are short previews, usually just a few paragraphs and they are teasers. Just small tastes of the book that is to come. Think of them as small clips from scenes someone like those that make up a movie trailer. I did this for Priestess of War back in November and December. Spoilers will be very minor.

 

 

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Priestess of War Audiobook and Giveaway News

I have an update for y’all. Andrew Tell has started narration on Priestess of War! He has already finished the first two and a half hours and hopes to be finished by mid month. Once he’s done, we’ll submit the book to Audible and Itunes. I’ll let you know when we are there.

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In celebration of that newly coming book, I am extending my free audiobook promotion. It works like this. To bring more interest into the audiobooks of the series, I am offering a one time free code for any of the Bowl of Souls books 1-7, including Hilt’s Pride, and Noose Jumpers!

The rules are like this:

  1. Only one free book per person.
  2. It has to be books 1-7 of the Bowl of Souls.
  3. I am also including Hilt’s Pride and Noose Jumpers.
  4. To get your copy email me at brotheredge@gmail.com.

That’s it. In your email, tell me which book you want and I’ll reply with the code and instructions on how to use it.

Thanks everyone! I am excited to get Priestess of War into your ear holes.

Trevor H. Cooley

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My Interview With AXE COP Creator Ethan Nicolle! And free stuff!

Howdy folks! Exciting stuff happening! I recently did a creator interview with Axe Cop creator Ethan Nicolle and if you know much about my sense of humor and the kind of things I like, you know this was a big thrill for me. I had a long time love of comic books while in my teens and comic stories greatly influenced the way I write today.

Ethan Nicolle, Creator of Axe Cop and Bearmageddon, amazing artist and dreamer of dreams.

I have been a fan of Ethan Nicolle since 2011 when I first heard about Axe Cop, a character Ethan created with his five-year-old little brother. Ethan was already a fantastic comic book artist, having been nominated for an Eisner Award for his comic: Chumble Spuzz. When he spent a few days playing make believe with his five-year-old brother Malachai, he had the idea to make a comic of their imaginary adventures. He posted the resulting pages online and it blew up, spawning a long-running web comic, three Dark Horse comic series, and a Fox animated show.

Episode 1

He has since also worked on a separate comic series titled, Bearmageddon, which is another hilarious satirical series that I like to think of as a zombie apocalypse story, but with bears instead of zombies. Ethan has also gotten into writing, spending several years writing episodes of Veggie Tales for Dreamworks.

Recently, we started a bit of a conversation on Twitter and became Facebook friends. Ethan is readying himself to make the plunge into novel writing and wanted to pick my brain about self publishing and strategize his approach. That conversation turned into a sort of co-interview, where we asked each other questions about our work and how we go about things like overarching story and character development. Ethan posted this interview on his site today, which you can view here:

http://www.ethannicolle.com/single-post/2017/01/10/A-Conversation-With-Fantasy-Author-Trevor-H-Cooley

Free Stuff!

As part of this interview, Ethan has kindly offered my readers a free digital copy of Bearmageddon Volume one. It is awesome and well worth your time. To get your copy, simply go to the link here: https://the-axe-and-bear-store.myshopify.com/products/bearmageddon-volume-1-digital and enter the code SQUIRRELFIST.

The version of Bearmageddon he is offering my readers is the full, high resolution version with bonus material. There is a free version you can get when you subscribe to his email, but this is the version that usually costs 3.99

Now there are 30 copies available and it is first come, first served, so get in quickly!

More about Ethan:

Ethan Nicolle first broke into comics when he created Chumble Spuzz for SLG Publishing in 2007 which was nominated for an Eisner Award for humor in 2009. He went on to create a web comic called Axe Cop with his little brother that became a viral sensation and went on to become an animated series on FOX and FXX. He has had multiple pitches optioned at Cartoon Network and spent three years as staff writer and story editor on VeggieTales in the House at Dreamworks Animation. He also did the book illustrations for Nick Offerman’s books Gumption and Good Clean Fun.

Read his comics and more at the links below:

 AxeCop.com, EthanNicolle.com Bearmageddon.com and BearmageddonNews.com

Bearmageddon News is a really fun bear-oriented satirical site. Give it a look.

Thanks!

Trevor

 

 

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Priestess of War is Available in Paperback

Howdy folks!

You read the headline. The Priestess of War paperback is now here. Click to enlarge and see more of Renu’s beautiful artwork.

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Here is the link to the book on Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/6836553

The Amazon link is here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1542348137

It’s been over a week since the release of Priestess of War on Kindle and I’m happy with the response from those of you who have had the time to read it. Here’s one review I enjoyed from Jubal Early.

Trevor H Cooley is the reason I have Amazon Unlimited. Discovering a talented author that does not have the backing of a large publishing house has become a bit of a hobby for me. Trevor was my first. You can really tell that he has grown as an author over the course of his 10 novels (11 if you count Noosejumper’s which is a different series).

I don’t want to give plot points away, but for a book series that started with your standard “young bumbling protagonist discovers that he is super awesome” trope, it has developed into a story with mostly three dimensional characters that you genuinely care about. Trevor’s strength is in the relationships he builds. Considering that most of his characters have at least one other person that they are bound to that can read their thoughts, Trevor does a great job distinguishing between inner monologues, inner dialogues, and actual dialogue, which occasionally overlap.

I loved this book. While not my favorite book in the series, it is without question the most well written and continues the story very well. I hope you give this author a chance. He is delivering an excellent experience.

 

Thanks, Jubal! If you haven’t got your copy yet, please do.

https://www.amazon.com/Priestess-War-Bowl-Souls-Book-ebook/dp/B01MS0TLEU

Despite the excitement and response from readers so far, the books overall sales numbers have been slower than expected. For some reason Amazon hasn’t yet sent out messages to my past readership to let them know that the new book is out. If people don’t know, it’s really quiet and we need to get this book to climb the charts so that new readers will hear about the series. So, if you have finished the book, please leave a review of your own. That will help get Amazon’s attention.

Thank you all so much for your support. Without you, there wouldn’t be a Bowl of Souls series.

Sincerely,

Trevor H. Cooley

P.S. For those of you waiting eagerly for the audiobook, it will be just a little bit longer. Andrew Tell has a couple of projects to finish for other authors before he can get started. I will keep you posted. If you haven’t read any of the audiobooks or are somewhere in the middle, let me know and I can get you one free copy. I’m still running that promotion (books 1-8) and for now I’m also including Noose Jumpers as an option.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Today is the day for Priestess of War

That’s right folks, it should be here any time today. I’ll put up links as soon as I got ’em.

Here it is!! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MS0TLEU

Here are some stats:

Today!! Here are some stats.
25 chapters
120k words
1 Squirrel
2 Raptoids
A whole mess of Ogres

Maggots by the gallon

An Army of dead things.

One roast leg of Mammoth

A swearing contest

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Priestess of War release on Christmas Eve!

Keep this image in your mind:
There is a room surrounded in smoke and crackling electricity. A fire is blazing in the hearth. At a table in the center of the room are Justan and Willum playing cards against Theodore and Artemus. The air is full of Yuletide cheer . . . and thinly veiled insults.
Merry Christmas all!

That’s right, just four days away! It’s my gift to you!

If you want to get me something, please buy it! I’ll have full details on the release date.

Finishing up the ending and doing edit work as we speak! Exciting times!

In the meantime, if you can’t wait and want to give me an early present, Noose Jumpers is already available!

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For you audiobook readers it will take a little longer. As soon as the book is ready, I’ll be sending a copy directly to Andrew Tell so that he can start recording. Depending on his schedule, we could see narration finished at some point in the next month. Stay tuned!

 

Trevor H. Cooley

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