Download e-book for kindle: A History of Vampires in New England by Thomas D'Agostino

By Thomas D'Agostino

ISBN-10: 1614230188

ISBN-13: 9781614230182

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 push from their graves and stopover at relations within the evening to suck their lives away. even if the note "vampire" used to be by no means spoken, ratings of households disinterred family in the course of the eighteenth and 19th centuries looking for telltale indicators that considered one of them may be what's now known as the hot England vampire.

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He could choose to be young, his face smooth, his hair black. He could catch an explosion in a force- field container. But under the weight of loneliness he is just another old man. His friends have gone. Robin grew up, came out, moved to San Francisco, he's in politics now. " The last time Green saw him, the Cave smelled and the Bat looked like Howard Hughes: long fingernails, dirty beard. Iguana's dead. Atom, dead. Thunderbolt, dead. And Lana. His girl, his only girl. He remembers every moment they spent together, but the good times are fading.

I averted my eyes as quickly as I could and swallowed down the bile that rose in my throat. This was Pam on a bad night. I checked on my target. Rudy was down, though he wouldn't stay that way. If elves were as tough as fairies, he'd be up within a half hour. I grabbed the towel from the top of the microwave and wiped off the gun, then tossed it on the desk. I don't really know why--I just had to get rid of it. "We have to get out of here," I said to Pam, and she dropped the bloody ears. Slowly and deliberately, she wiped her hands on the chair cushion.

No screen to change behind, no makeup table, no hangers--no clothes hooks, even. There was a full- length mirror propped against the wall, and that was it. The glamour just overwhelmed me. The aspiring strippers were all blondes: At least, they'd achieved blonde-dom by some means. They glanced at us and looked away. One face looked vaguely familiar. I helped Pam to a chair. She sat heavily. Her complexion was still hectic, but at least the red patches were fading and she looked more like a regular vampire and less like cherry vanilla ice cream.

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