Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Teaser Tuesday

So I'm switching it up this week, instead of Tuesday Twist I am going to share a snippet from The Collector again. I would have done it yesterday but the collages are new and I was dying to share them!!! So without further ado... the next installment of The Collector.

I loved them all. Each and everyone one of them. Some gave me more trouble than others, but I was strong enough to take them on. It wasn't easy keeping it a secret, I prefered the life I lived that no one knew about, but I also know if I wanted to enjoy it then I would have to keep quiet.

I had been watching her for weeks, and just like every Monday at 10PM she was walking her dog and setting her trash out for morning pick up. I had learned that night was the best time to watch them. No one around to nose around in your business. I would grab her garbage and sift through the until I found something worth reading. I needed to know what their lives were like, what they enjoyed doing, how many people would know if they were missing.

That was the key. Kidnapping... not killing. No one knew they died, no one knew I would keep them, hold them, torture them, until I was done. They remained on the Missing Persons Report, and always in a county I did not reside in. I always watched these mediocre people at work, seeing on the news that they left evidence behind. I remained clean, almost a bit neurotic, but it is what needed if you don't want to get caught.

And I don't want to get caught.

--Hope you enjoyed!--

Just incase you haven't noticed I'm at 499 followers! Thank you to all of you who support this blog! I couldn't have continued this far without you!! Contest soon to come!!! Just waiting for that one! Also I've been pre-occupied the last week and it's because of all the book reading I have going on!!! I just got my copy of Matched and hope to finish it soon!!

38 comments:

Aubrie said...

Wow, what a great excerpt! I want to read the whole book to see if he gets caught in the end!

The Alliterative Allomorph said...

Nope 500!!!! WOOOOOOT!!!!!

The Zhush said...

OK! New here...and not just "hooked" but number 500 as well! wow!

Jen said...

Aubrie - Thank you! I think everyone would like to know what happens to him in the end!

Jessica - AHHH! I can't flippin believe it!

Yay Zhush!!!! Thank you so much for making my 500th follower! I coudln't be happier!!! Thanks for stopping by!

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Creepy excerpt!Interesting voice for such a morbid situation - I loved it. :)

JustineDell said...

The Zhush made you 500! Sweet! Go girl!

~JD

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

I'm joining the chant "You are at 500!"
Congrats.

Great exerpt too. I can't wait to read the whole book.

I'm also a teeny bit jealous you are reading MATCHED. I can't wait to read it. Please tell me good things about it.:)

Summer said...

Nice excerpt, Jen. Have you read or watched the Dexter Morgan series by Jeff Lindsay? You may want to (and not just because it's awesome).

Congrats on the 500, girl!

Melissa said...

Your at five hundred girl! Congratulations!!! Celebrate like crazy.

I was waiting for this excerpt (as you know I thought it was coming on monday) but wow! I really enjoy it. I also like that the killer is neurotic because that will make catching him all the more difficult.

This is a really intriguing snippet and I'm starting to wonder if you just like torturing me....

Jaydee Morgan said...

Enjoyed your snippet - you have something good happening here! And congrats on reaching the 500 mark :)

Matthew Rush said...

You've got 500 now!! Congrats Jen.

TerryLynnJohnson said...

WOW! 500, but does not surprise me! Thanks for the excerpt. definitely intrigueing.

tywo said...

First, how do you come up with all these great ideas!! oh my. love your blog!
I think you are the cause of me sitting at Barnes and Noble for hours everyday, reading different things I never thought I'd enjoy. ha. You inspire me. :)



LOVE!

j.leigh.bailey said...

Okay, that was a little creepy. I don't know if I want to know more or if my dreams are safer if I don't!

By the way, I have an award for you at my blog!

Meredith said...

Congrats on 500! And I love this excerpt--so creepy that he goes through the trash of the people he kidnaps! I've got to be so careful about what I throw away now... :)

Joanne said...

Congrats on 500! And great suspense in your excerpt. A few good twists thrown in, keeping us turning the pages!

Christina Lee said...

ooooh, creepy...intriguing!

500 500 500!!!!

Creepy Query Girl said...

Ooooh, creepy excerpt! Congrats Fortune 500!!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks for sharing the excerpt. Congrats on the followers! Yay:)

Elle Strauss said...

Congrats on reaching 500!
I linked to you on my blog today, inspired by Project Jen.

Crystal Cook said...

CONGRATS on 500!!! WOO HOO!!!

Love this excerpt, but e-gads Jen, he's totally creepy :) Good job with the creepiness, this book would make me sleep with the light on!

Theresa Milstein said...

I love that snippet!

Wow, you're at 500 followers now. Woo hoo! Congratulations!

I can't wait to hear about Matched.

Diane J. said...

Ooohh, eerie, it gave me chills. You hit a strong cord with the spying, but adding that he/she searches the trash to know more, ups the freaky factor. I can't wait to read it.

Yippee! You're at 500, whoohoo!

Guinevere said...

Interesting excerpt! Hope you love Matched - it looks interesting and I can't wait you read what you think of it. :)

knk said...

lovely post happy tuesday enjoy

Talli Roland said...

Whoa, scary stuff!

Congrats on being almost at 500 followers! That's amazing, Jen. But so well deserved! :)

Sandy Shin said...

Congratulations on reaching 500 followers!

And oh, MATCHED! I really do hope to talk about it with you when you're done. :D :D :D

And I love your teaser. Terrifying and very well-written. You've captured the voice so, so well. :)

Vicki Rocho said...

500 followers! WOO HOO! Excited for you!

You better catch this guy or I'm never going out after dark again.
*shudder*

Jemi Fraser said...

Congrats on the 500!

I enjoyed the snippet - although I'm not putting my garbage out at night anymore!

Kimberly Franklin said...

This was creeptastic!! Seriously gave me a little shudder. :)

Amanda Sablan said...

Holy Jesus, 500 rockstars!

Your passage was nicely done! I loved how eerily creepy it was. I read and write a lot of things like that. >:D

Lynn said...

Jen, you got me wondering. What is going on??
Even the title has me hooked.
And congratulations on half a thousand followers!

elizabeth mueller said...

Ooh, that's creepy scary interesting stuff! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, now I can track you down and follow you! :D

Eva said...

I see you broke 500 followers, congrats!!!

Ok so about The Collector... so creepy and so awesome. you have a talent for pulling the reader into the story. I am really curious as to how this story takes shape and I'm kicking my chair right now because I guess I have to wait until you post more :) Lol..

And also I'm jealous that you are reading Matched, I can't wait to pick it up once it comes out.

Wendy said...

Thanks so much for the comments on my blog! It was all so nice to hear! I can't wait to spend some time on yours when I'm fully awake. Just reading this excerpt makes me want more more more!

Glad to have found you!

Kris & Kels said...

Wow, fantastic, it left me with goose bumps!!!

<3 Kelsey Leigh

Clara said...

Woawoawoa, that was so scary!!! Great work here Jen!!!

Talei said...

Oh Jen, that last paragraph gave me the shivers, I'm going to watching outside my driveway when I put the rubbish out now...eek! Well done!

And 500 fantastic followers!! I think a celebration is in order! Go Jen! I'm so glad I found your blog! ;)