Tallow Jones Book 2 Cover Reveal and Updates!

Howdy folks! I know it’s been a bit quiet around these parts. Tumbleweeds were blowing the last two months, but a lot has been happening behind the scenes.

I’ve been working on a few side projects as well as writing the sequel to Tallow Jones: Wizard Detective. I’m ready to announce some things.

One thing I have done was change the series title for the Tallow Jones books. For a while I had it as “The Tallow Novels”, but I never really liked the feel of it. I also called it, “The Tallow Jones Mysteries”. But neither of those titles said much of what the book was about or dealt with its ties to the Bowl of Souls Series.

I finally settled on the series title, “Wizard of Mysteries“. I think that readers of the Bowl of Souls will get where that comes from seeing as how Tallow was the Wizard of Mysteries at the Mage School before Locksher. So “Tallow Jones: Wizard Detective” is “Wizard of Mysteries Book One”.

Book 2 will be titled, Tallow Jones: Blood Trail and I think this may be my best book cover yet.

Blood Trail cover Ebook

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I am very excited to announce that this cover was made by my friend Ethan Nicolle! Some of you may recognize the name. He is the co-creator and artist of the webcomic sensation, Axe Cop as well as the creator and artist of Bearmageddon, and he is working on an upcoming book titled, Bears Want to Kill You. You’ve probably seen his bear memes passed around social media, (often unattributed). Please check him out and support him!

Ethan’s work on Bearmageddon and the site Bearmageddon News made him come quickly to mind as I considered the cover for Blood Trail. The scene is from the opening chapter of the book where Tallow is confronted most unexpectedly by an oxbear.

Now, I am very tempted to post that chapter here. It explains the cover image and makes for a great preview of what is ahead for the characters, but it also ruins the big twist of book one so I’m hesitant. Let me know if you think I should post it anyway so that those of you who have read Tallow Jones: Wizard Detective can wet their whistles.

If you haven’t read Wizard of Mysteries book one, you should do so now! There have been a few hitches and delays along the way, but Blood Trail is slated for release this summer. If you want to become an Alpha Reader and get a head start, go over to my Patreon Page and join up at Squirrel level or higher. You can read my finished chapters so far and give me feedback. Help me edit the book and let me know what is working.

Also, I should tell you all that I have begun outlining my next book, Sir Edge which is part of the Bowl of Souls Series and book one of The Dark Prophet Saga. The saga takes place 16 years after the events of Behemoth so the characters and world will be in a very different place from when we last saw them. Also, there are certain children who will have grown up enough to start on the path to their destinies.

I’ll start principle writing as soon as I’m finished with Blood Trail so if you want to get in on this book early it’s another good reason to join my Patreon. You can choose certain levels of patronage that let me name a character in the book after you or even create your own monster or city in the world. Check out the page for details!

Thank you all for your patience and support. I am excited to share these stories and characters with all of you!

Trevor H. Cooley


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