Welcome to a very special date in Two Dudes, Brews & Books history. When my business partner Jeremy and I talked about goals for our company this year, we talked about getting our brand name out there in multiple ways. One of the things we discussed was a podcast between the two of us.

And so it begins, because today we will record our first podcast. We are both very excited and hope that you the reader will join us. A lot of podcasts take a lot of your time during the day. Ours will not. We plan on making it short and sweet. Hopefully you will enjoy it and pass the word on. I will give you an update when you can hear it.

And if you haven’t all ready, check out the new home of Two Dudes, Brews and Books website! http://ucfgk04.wix.com/twodudesbrewsbooks

As far as Paranormal Contact, I’m making good progress. I’m on page 59 of the story. I have said it before and I will say it again. It’s a lot darker than the first book and quite honestly better written, I think. I have learned a lot since writing “Everything Comes Full Circle”. I hope it will show!

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New Banner & New Website

A lot has been happening over at my company Two Dudes, Brews and Books. We have an awesome new website that you should check out to find out more about myself and my business partner Jeremy Croston. Check it out at http://ucfgk04.wix.com/twodudesbrewsbooks

If that wasn’t enough, we have updated our banner as well. I think it looks pretty awesome. I hope you like it too.

Banner Let us know what you think!

I did some writing this past weekend and I think you will like the direction that I am heading the story. We are getting into the action of the story. There’s some trouble a-brewing for a few of the characters. I’m up to page 55 right now. I think you will like it! At least I hope so!

I am a Paranormal Investigator

Remember the final scene of Iron Man where Tony Stark had a press conference. And his final words were “I am Iron Man”. Well if I had a presser (as they say in the business) I would declare myself not as a super hero, but as a paranormal investigator.

It’s something that has always interested me, ever since I was a young boy. I hope that people will be able to read my passion about the paranormal through this book. In fact, the anecdotes that the characters tell are based partially on events that have occurred in my life.

As a young boy, my godfather (RIP) would tell me stories about the paranormal. I never asked for them. But he told me anyway. He was my first exposure to things like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness monster. Every time I left his house, I was scared. But I couldn’t wait to go back and learn more.

As I grew up, my interest grew. I have been on a few ghost hunts myself. I have experienced a few things that I can’t quite explain. And I’m proud of my experiences as a paranormal investigator. I plan on doing more of in my future.

What makes this book more exciting (and this is breaking news) is that I intend it to be a series. There will at least be a second Paranormal Contact book, with more personal stories included. Everything Comes Full Circle is a stand alone book with no need for a sequel. But Paranormal Contact will have at least one sequel, if not more.

Another half-chapter in “Paranormal Contact”

What you are about to read is actually the set up for the entire book “Paranormal Contact”. Earlier in the book the characters of Jason, Shawn and Brad were sharing their experiences they have had with the paranormal. They involve everything from ghosts to demons. This is what actually gets the action going for the novel.

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“We don’t have a good alien story!” Shawn momentarily glared at Brad, who just laughed it off.

“Actually, I have a story about a possible UFO sighting,” Jason said.

“It’s probably just as scary as your window knocking story,” Shawn said as he shook his head.

“Let him tell the story!” Brad snapped.

“It was about fifteen years or so ago. It was probably around eight o’clock at night when I went out to collect some wood for the wood burning stove. The wood piles were on the side of the house. As I stepped out of the garage. As I did and I know this sounds really stupid, I looked up to the skies and said something like ‘I know you guys are out there somewhere’. Give me a break. I was watching a show about aliens when my dad told me to get the wood.” Shawn rolled his eyes in disgust. “I turned the corner from the garage and that’s when I saw it….”

“What did you see?” Greg asked. His eyes opened wide as he listened. Brad listened intently as well. Shawn, however, sat in his chair zoning out a little bit.

“As I came around the corner I saw three lights hovering above the trees behind my house. They were in a triangle shape with two lights on top and a third light on the bottom.” As he spoke he held up his hands to illustrate it. “I felt like I was out there for like five minutes. All of a sudden the lights zoomed off to the right. I ran inside to tell my father what I saw. He asked me why I was gone for twenty minutes and didn’t bring back any wood with me. I told him what happened. He didn’t believe me,”

Greg sat there with his mouth slightly open in shock. “That was just out in the back yard here?” Jason nodded his head.

“It was probably a plane or a helicopter. I am sure it wasn’t anything extraterrestrial,” Shawn said. Brad turned to him with a scowl on his face. “What? Am I not allowed to have my opinion on something? Whatever.” Shawn turned to Jason. “Good story, man” he said sarcastically. “So anyway, back to what I was saying before Jason’s story. I think we should make this trip just a little more interesting.”

“What did you have in mind?” Jason asked.

“ Very simple. We turn this into a little competition. We find a place that is a bit of a hot spot for aliens as well as ghosts. And we break up into two teams. First team to get undeniable evidence wins.”

“What constitutes undeniable evidence? What do the winning teams win?” asked Greg.

Shawn’s forehead crinkled as he thought for a second. “I don’t know. Why do I have to think of everything? We can think of that on the way. The question is are you in?” Shawn looked at Brad.

“I don’t think you need to ask me that. I’m in,” he said confidently. Shawn turned his attention to Jason.

“Sounds like fun. You can come me in as well.” Everyone looked at Greg.

He took a deep breath. Greg could feel all the eyes in the room on him. He looked down at the ground nervously before standing up, allowing his eyes to look everyone. “You only live once. What’s the worse that could happen?”

“Well then it’s settled, gentlemen. Brad and I will take on aliens. Jason and Greg will take on ghosts. First team to have undeniable proof wins. But I will leave it up to you as to what the prize is and what is undeniable evidence.”

A Scene from “Paranormal Contact”

This is one of the scenes that I have been working on in the last few days. Katie works at the hotel that our main characters stay at. She is a non believer in the paranormal. In this scene, there is a mention of a previous scene. Basically Denise sees Katie moments after she was called into the manager’s office, so she is a little panicked immediately following. I hope that you will like this small scene. Even though it’s small, I think it’s an important scene. Let me know your thoughts!

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Katie stood behind the desk in the lobby. There was no one in line in front of her. She glanced down at her keyboard as she surfed the internet. Denise came in from the door that is behind Katie. She walked up to Katie, putting her hand on Katie’s left shoulder.

“You doing better?” Denise asked. Katie was startled and let out a small shriek. “Sorry. I didn’t mean to sneak up behind you like.” Denise chuckled.

“No. You’re fine. I’m doing all right. Thanks for asking. How was your lunch?” Katie responded. She glanced over her shoulder at Denise.

“Leftovers from last night. Nothing too exciting here. You want to talk to me about what was going on when I saw you last time?” Denise walked over to the other computer behind the desk.

“It’s nothing to worry about. I am fine. I promise,” Katie responded. She forced a smile at Denise.

“Oh I know you will be fine. I have no doubt about that,” Denise responded. “Slow day?”

“Yeah, we had a few check ins earlier today. I think we are going to be slow for the rest of the day actually.”

“Great. Well, at least then I can get some work done around here!” Denise laughed. She reached into one of the desk drawers and pulled out a half finished crossword puzzle.

“There you go, Denise. You will have plenty of time to get that done. And probably another two or three after that one!” Katie looked over at Denise, who wasn’t paying attention to anything other than her crossword puzzle.

Katie continued to surf the internet in quiet. Suddenly, she let out another shriek. She looked around quickly over her right shoulder.

“What is it?” Denise said. She dropped her crossword puzzle to the floor.

Katie spun around in her chair quickly looking around in both directions again. “Did you just put your hand on my shoulder again?” Katie asked. Her voice trembled slightly.

“No. I was all the way over here. Why?” Denise walked over to her side. Katie was breathing heavier than normal. “What’s going on? Are you okay?”

“No. I. I don’t know. I could have sworn I felt a hand on my right shoulder. Clear as day, I felt something on my shoulder touching me. Just for a second,” Her cheeks were flushed red.

“Maybe you just felt like you did. Or maybe you could still feel when I touched you earlier?”

“No, Denise. You touched my left shoulder. This was on my right shoulder,” Katie responded. She was almost in a panic. “This isn’t funny.”

“I never said it was funny. I don’t know what to tell you. It wasn’t me. I promise you that!” Katie continued to look around. “You going to be all right?”

“I think so. That was just so weird. I know what I felt. But there is no one here.”

“Listen. Take a few deep breaths. Go get a drink of water. I think that I can handle the front desk for a few minutes. You need to get yourself together. You’re falling apart,” Denise said. Katie nodded her head and walked through the door behind her. She continued to walk down a hallway until she found the women’s bathroom. She pushed the door open.

Katie walked up to the sink and turned on the cold water. Leaning over the sink, she cupped her hands under the running water. Katie splashed the cold water on her face. She leaned back and looked in the water.

“Get it together. You’re imagining things!” she whispered to herself. She watched as the water dribbled down her face. She tried to regulate her breathing. She splashed herself once again with cold weather. This time when she cupped her hands under the water, she brought her hands to her mouth, slurping at the water. Her head turned around quickly, checking the surrounding area. Katie turned off the water.

She walked out of the bathroom and walked down the hallway back to the lobby. Denise was still at the desk, wearing a sweater over her shoulder.

“You feeling better?” Denise asked, putting the crossword puzzle down on the desk.

“I think so. I could have sworn that I felt a hand on my shoulder. Maybe it was nothing. I don’t know what to tell you.” Katie cocked her head to the side as she looked over at Denise. “Did you have that sweater on before?”

“No. I grabbed it while you were gone. I started to get cold. But now, I don’t feel cold anymore. What about you?”

“No, I’m fine. That’s odd.”

Progress report on “Paranormal Contact”

Good afternoon everyone. Hope you are having a good week so far. I just wanted to let everyone know how it was going with my second novel.

I think it’s going very well. I am a little behind schedule, but otherwise it is going very well. I do think it will be longer than “Everything Comes Full Circle” was. I am currently on page 38 on my writing. And the real action hasn’t even started yet.

A major difference is the number of main characters. With “Full Circle” there were a lot of characters, some of which felt like they got lost in the mix. Here, there is only eight primary characters with a lot more characters only in a handful of scenes. So I can focus more on the individuality of each character, which I hope will allow them to stick out more, I hope that as readers, you will be able to identify with at least one or two of the characters.

Meet more Characters in “Paranormal Contact”… Part two

Last time we took a look at some of the characters in my second book. It’s time for you to meet more of them. Starting with Shawn.

Shawn is an old classmate of Jason and Greg’s. They went to the same high school, but is a few years younger. He is very brash and full of bravado. He is the kind of guy that no matter what story you have to tell, he can top it. He is a bit full of himself at time (most times) but in the end, he is a good person. Most of the time.

His best friend is Brad. Brad actually was in Jason and Greg’s class. He is a bit sarcastic at times. He is very loyal to Shawn, even when sometimes he can’t stand his antics. They are pretty much inseparable. I don’t know that there are many scenes that the two characters don’t share together. Both Shawn and Brad are strong believers in the paranormal, having had a unique experience together that can’t be denied.

We will also meet Katie. She works at a bed and breakfast that the characters stay at. She does not believe in the paranormal. She has never experienced anything so she has no reason to believe in it. She has a sarcastic streak in her, which doesn’t always work out well for her job.

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What would you like the next installment to be? If you comment or email me at Jefftrel@gmail.com with a suggestion I just might be willing to oblige. If you would like to find out more about the author (namely me!) or order my first book, find out more right here at http://www.amazon.com/Jeff-Trelewicz/e/B00SYXM2NS/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1424369433&sr=1-2-ent 

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