A History of Vampires in New England by Thomas D'Agostino

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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Skyler deliberately stepped on several small puddles so that the thin ice crunched beneath her feet and cracks veined out toward the expanse of snow-covered ground. For good measure she jumped onto the next one, splattering ice and dirt out onto the snow. " Alexandria tried not to look at the spreading mud over the pristine snow. It looked too much like the long shadowed arm reaching for her—reaching for victims—in her nightmares. She took a deep breath, trying to push down the familiar dread building.

Sadly, it's true. " Mikhail's hand stopped in the act of brushing the last of the white globs away. "Me? " "I can do it," Josef said. "I've wanted to try out the mixer. " He waved his hand and the bowl of mashed potatoes rose in the air. The bowl jerked awkwardly as it made its way past Aidan toward Josef and Mikhail, almost head level with the prince. Aidan caught it before it could get more than halfway across the room. " Alexandria echoed. " Mikhail stepped back and turned to glare at Josef.

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.

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