Since there are only five days until its release - *hyperventilates* - I thought I would share an excerpt from The Collector with you.
I hope you enjoy!
Ten years later...
Kale stood unseen under the dim streetlight, waiting. Night had lain down upon London like a thick blanket. The street glittered as if it mirrored the night sky because it was completely soaked from the pouring rain.
As he watched every human that passed him shivering helplessly, he found himself wondering how the water would feel against his skin.
He opened his mind and listened to the random babbling of each individual, their desires pouring from their minds along with their worries and fears. An ongoing trail of meaningless words...
“I dress up for him and he doesn’t even notice…”
“It’s bloody freezing. I just want to go home.”
“Man, I’ve got to get laid tonight…”
“I am so wasted!”
“I bet I look fat. Why did I wear this?”
“She dumped me. I can’t believe she dumped me!”
Humans. Everything affected them. Every word, touch… Why? What was the point in it all?
Why did he care about such things?
He dropped his head and allowed the fog to clear from his eyes. His chest suddenly felt tight.
She does not stand a chance. The thought echoed in his head. But why does it even matter?
It wasn’t the first time he had seen her. She had been only a child when they met, her young mind so open to all that lay around her. He had probably looked like a mortal to her.
She had watched as he took her father away.
But seeing her now, older, he found himself curious about her life. About her.
Always cars. Why must her life now end in such a way?
It shouldn’t matter. It wasn’t his place to know the details of those he collected. It wasn’t his place to be curious. It didn’t matter…
“It does not,” he told himself.
He lifted his head, eyes opening as he sensed the faint dark fog of death invading the air. It was time.
For some reason, his gut twisted as he watched Samantha emerge from the bar where she worked. Her long, auburn hair fell gracefully down her shoulders, framing her pale, heart-shaped face. She stopped abruptly, struggling to get her red umbrella working. He watched carefully as the heavy rain penetrated her thin, dark green coat, which fit snugly against her slender frame. She had grown into a beautiful woman.
Kale could hear the crunch of metal as the BMW hit the car. Samantha reacted to the sound, her gaze gliding over the space where he stood, droplets of rain rolling down her cheek as her eyes suddenly locked with his.
His back straightened. She was looking at him. Straight at him. Could she actually see him? How could she see him? He wasn’t on the mortal plain.
Her brow furrowed, a strange expression spreading across her face. Her head swung toward the BMW as her cell slipped from her hand.
The strange feeling exploded in Kale’s chest. A ripple of light rolled over the surface of his skin, and before he realized what he was doing, he ran toward her. He sensed the hood of the car near his leg as he wrapped his arms tightly around her waist and spun, pulling her along with him.
Time caught up.
Book| One Series| The Overseers
Release Date: October 12th 2011
Publisher: Cobblestone Press
After watching millions die, those human emotions are starting to take effect. Instead of collecting his next spirit from the car accident that is about to kill her, Kale saves her life. His punishment for ruining fate... is mortality.
Samantha hasn't been able to stop thinking about her beautiful hero. So when she stumbles across him, lying in a hospital bed with a small case of amnesia, she is more than happy to offer him her help. It's the least she can do to re-pay the man who saved her life.
Though Samantha soon learns that Kale isn't the guardian angel she thought he was, not to mention how far he has fallen to earn a place in her heart.