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One Year of Trap Me!

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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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Fred Patten likes our book! – Gave it 4 Stars

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Fred Patten, a historian of science fiction, fantasy, anime, manga and furry creations, has reviewed “Trap Me! – Finally, a Happy Gay Furry Adventure” and wrote his opinion of it over to Dogpatch Press – Link Here.

He also was kind and left a 4 Star Review over on Amazon, right over here.

Why are we excited over this? Well, he’s just one of the most respected literary critics of our fandom! You can read more about him and his awesome work over on his wiki page here.

Thank you, Fred, for taking the time to read our book and being so nice to us – two silly, young writers who don’t know much about art and who just want to add something good to this world. It’s people like you and our brilliant fans who give us the strength to go forth in our creations.

*big furry hug* 😀

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Book sent to Editor! – Fourth Draft finished

Trap Me 2 Cover Teaser

Yesssss, we finished it. Well, at least the version that gets to be chopped and massacred by our editor.

While our nice Mr. Editor does his thing, Cooper will be working away at the cover and the illustrations.

We haven’t been able to work on our game too much lately as the book got the better of us. However, we can confirm that (at least in this Fourth Draft form) it will be longer than the first book. Not by a lot, but it will feature more content.

We’ll keep you posted! 😀 Thank you for supporting us!

In the meantime, let’s chat. What did you like about the first book’s cover? Do you have a favorite illustration? What about the chapter banners, did you like those? What were your favorite elements?

Write your answers in the comments below!

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Two more chapters to go!

Chapter 18

Indeed, it is official! We are working on the FINAL two chapters of Trap Me 2!

Time to wrap things up, see who we bury and who lives (oops? Spoilers?) and making things awesome 😀

Thanks for staying with us all this time. Let’s bring it home, friends!

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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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Trap Me! – the Video Game – In Production

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We are happy to announce that we are in full production of our game: “Trap Me!”

The game will feature RPG elements, but its main focus will be exploration and mystery solving. The adventure will continue the events from the first “Trap Me!” book and lead on into the second book.

So far, the first rooms have been created and we just implemented the first puzzle. Follow our Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or Google+ page to get the latest news on the game (and book) development! 😀

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Rabbit Valley and Second Ed add “Trap Me!” to their stores

StoresIf you are a fan of Rabbit Valley or Second Ed, you can now buy our book from them as well!

Get it from Rabbit Valley right here.

Get it from Second Ed right here (you need to search “Trap Me” through the site’s search option).

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LAUNCHED! – Trap Me! – Finally, a Happy Gay Furry Adventure

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Paperback version:

Createspace
Amazon (USA)
Amazon (UK)
Amazon (CA)
Amazon (ES)
Amazon (IT)
Barnes & Noble
Rabbit Valley
Second Ed

Digital version (epub, mobi, pdf, rtf, lrf, pdb):

(yes, Kindle devices, iOS devices, Android devices, all ebook apps)
Smashwords

Amazon (USA)
Amazon (UK)
iTunes
Barnes & Noble
Kobo
Flipkart
txtr

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Book Blurb:

“Oh wow! You’re looking at our book!
Yes, let’s see…

Unconventional music composer Aidan Prowl, a canine in his right mind (sometimes), wants to go in search of an ancient musical instrument. Yes, all well and good, but the journey is dangerous and he knows that he shouldn’t go alone.

When opportunity strikes, quite literally—through his window—he gleefully blackmails Zack, a down-to-earth feline, into going with him. Aidan and Zack may end up finding more than they were looking for, and not only in the romantic sense—if they can both stay alive long enough—trapped in this thrilling treasure hunt filled with bandits, puzzles, suspenseful chases and so much more.

Keep your paws crossed and hold on tight as this book will take you through the most incredible furry adventure you will ever read, with colorful characters and, yes, steampunk nuances.”

– Chris and Cooper

The book includes:

  •  Over 30 beautiful pieces of paw-drawn artwork and illustrations
  •  A complete “Making Of” section that shows how the characters and the world came to be
  •  Text! (no, really, we checked) 
  •  A little surprise on the final page (Don’t peek!)

Dear friends, we hope you will enjoy it!

Please, if you have time, leave a review for us on Amazon or Smashwords. It will help us get more furries to see it! 😀

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