By Thomas D'Agostino
New England is wealthy in background and secret. a number of sleepy little cities and farming groups distinguish the region's scenic tranquility. yet no longer in the past, New Englanders lived in worry of spectral ghouls believed to upward thrust from their graves and stopover at relations within the evening to suck their lives away. even if the observe "vampire" used to be by no means spoken, ratings of households disinterred family throughout the eighteenth and 19th centuries trying to find telltale indicators that certainly one of them could be what's now often called the recent England vampire.
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Josh pushed open the kitchen door and ran. "Alex! " At the fear in her younger brother's voice and the danger shimmering in the room, Alexandria whirled around with preternatural speed, her body a blur. The high-speed, souped-up mixer was in her hands, still on. Garlic-cheese mashed potatoes splattered onto the walls and ceiling. One glob hit Mikhail squarely on his left cheekbone. Alexandria gasped aloud and stood frozen, holding the mixer upright—sending more potatoes flying around the room. Her horrified gaze remained fixed on the prince.