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One Year of Trap Me!

Trap Me Furry Gay Book Adventure Paperback Order Aidan Zack Elkin Books

Today, the 7th of November, marks the day of our first launch of “Trap Me! – Finally a Happy Gay Furry Adventure”.

We’d love to thank all of you who followed our progress from the very beginning and rooted for us along the way! You guys and girls are wonderful and we’re more than happy to keep bringing you the adventures of Aidan and Zack.

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I’ve never seen a book that looks quite like this. (…) 
If this is a volume 1, sign me up for the volume 2.
– Fred Patten, Furry’s favorite historian and reviewer

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The Second Book is in its final stages right now. The process is just slightly slowed down by the amount of work we still have to do – from the drawings that have greatly improved since Book 1 to the editing and careful word-placement that we’re going through in the final draft of the story.

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The relic quest reminiscent of Indiana Jones and Tomb Raider was a great choice – a lost artifact, former priests, a destroyed city, a map that was locked away and kept secret.

The right number of adventurers comes together at the right time, yet through it all,
not everything is as it appears.”

-Alina Popescu, book reviewer and enthusiast

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We have listened to your suggestions and your thoughts… and we improved the way we designed and wrote “Trap Me! 2”. The story flows better while the characters’ interactions are easier to follow. The drawings and illustrations take on a slightly different turn as the story grows a bit darker with each page.

…just… don’t read it at night, in the dark, with a flashlight. Just… don’t.

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I was hesitant. I see a lot of amateur writings that,
while they have good intentions, the authors tend to need a lot of coaching.


Fortunately, that’s not the case with this story.

-Katayama

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We still don’t have an official release date yet, sorry about that, but rest assured that we’re working on it day and night. For those who love percentages, let’s estimate that 90% of the book is actually done. These are all simply finishing touches that we are going through right now to make sure that you guys get the best out of your reading experience. 😀

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The characters are likable, the world is beautiful,
and I love how much of a good sense of humor ‘Trap Me!’ has…
-Nathan Hopp

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Therefore, in conclusion, thank you for spreading the word about our series. We’re not sure if Trap Me! 2 will be the last book or not, since Cooper and I are going through some difficult, financial-related, times – but rest assured that we’re aiming high, with a big smile on our muzzles.

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“This amazing adventure based in a steampunky fantasy universe full of furs made me so emotional,
whether it be anger at something a character did, sadness at something a character said

or the endless stream of “awwwwwwwwwwwwwww”s at Aiden and Zack’s blossoming romance.”
-Lewis Thorpe

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Here’s hoping for more! Biggest hugs to the best fanbase ever!

We love you guys,

Chris and Cooper

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Wow! The 9th chapter is complete! + Small Updates

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Cooper: Updates, updates! Good news all over! We just finished putting together Chapter 9, and can’t wait to move on to the next one!

By now we basically have the story outlined and we know exactly what should happen (and how) during the next chapters.

We’ve been building up on the evolution of our main characters, Aidan and Zack, and we can’t wait to show you! We love to see them in this dynamic, and so far they fit perfectly in our vision!

Now remember, this is just the first draft so far, the rawest it could be. Crooked handwriting, stroked text, ink stains and all that! We’re going to get through and edit and re-edit the whole document several times, until we have it complete, in the final format. (Just kidding about the ink stains, we actually use a pencil)

As for the book’s cover, I’m still working on it, still drawing, bit by bit. (I once tried drawing byte by byte instead, but I got an ‘unhandled exception’ — heh, computer jokes ^^ ). I just finished outlining one of the– *clears throat* main elements… which I can’t tell yet (otherwise Chris would -as he’d say- break my paws and then chase me all over the house). We’re debating if we should have a cover reveal before the actual launch of the book. But we’ll get back to you on that.

Also, keep your whiskers up and your ears perked for an upcoming Developfur Diary as we continue to work on our game.

Share your thoughts and leave a pawprint in the comments section below this post! :3

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Cover design for Trap Me 2 is being made

Trap Me 2 Sketch

After debating and talking for quite some time, Cooper and I decided what should the cover of Trap Me 2 look like.

Cooper started sketching right away and, even if it’s just a general “sketch” now, it looks like it’s going to be really awesome. Obviously we cannot share with you more than that, but we might have a cover reveal this time before the actual book launch.

Let’s see how many of you can predict what it will look like. 😀 Who knows, maybe we’ll send the first lucky furry a digital version of Trap Me 2.

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Trap Me 2 – Chapter 4 has been written!

Trap Me 2 Chapter 4

Just a quick update, we have finished Chapter 4.

Now we’re right in the middle of Chapter 5 and we kind of assume we might reach 20 Chapters at the end of this project.

Stay tuned for more updates about the book and the game!

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1 Day Left!

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Today’s achievements:

Cooper – Sketched out an illustration for Chris to work on, as a general angle and vision regarding the artwork. Continued working on his own pieces. One and a half to go.

Chris – With the help of a friend, he put together the final version of the manuscript. Added the correct Font and the correct size, modified margins, inserted pictures. The book starts to take its final form.

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3 Days left!

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Today’s achievements:

Cooper – Finished another illustration. Four more to go.

Chris – Rewrote the book blurb (back cover text) to fit with the choices you made through our POLL. (Took about 5 hours to make it perfect).

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6 Days!

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Today’s achievements:

Cooper – 99% of the back cover done. Managing details now. 5 More images to finish.

Chris – Finished last contribution to the appendix. Thinking about “What to write on the back of the book?” and also “Should we add a cool image on the first page or just the title?”

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Stretching our paws to the finish! 7 more days to go!

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Today’s Achievements:

Cooper – 90% of the back cover done. Adding details and colors. It looks REALLY good.

Chris – Tried his paws at an entire illustration. Nailed it. Will go nice with Chapter 5.

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8 more sunsets to go!

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Today’s accomplishments:

Cooper – Halfway through the back cover. Looking good. Needs adjustment for width.

Chris – One more page for the appendix. Not rushed, just perfect.

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Appendix done!

Trap Me Map

We thought it would be a nice thing to add to the book.

Basically, it is a very short, info-filled “Making Of” that we wrote and added at the end of our adventure. It has concept art, it talks about unused ideas and gives a little more insight on the characters.

If there is anything in particular you’d like to know or have it added, write your suggestion in the comments! 😀

Hang on tight, we are almost there! We know it is a slow process, but you wouldn’t want something unfinished in the end, right?

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