Blood Atonement


 My very good friend Sara Saint John’s book, Blood Atonement, is out in print!  And look, it’s at Amazon

Here’s a taste… swiped this excerpt off her website.

Vlad nodded slowly as he held Matthias’ unblinking gaze. “Then let us drink on it, Brother.”

“Very well, but only one. I have a matter of great importance to attend.”

“One will be quite sufficient.” Vlad moved to a table stationed under the tapestry. Keeping his back to the king, he picked up a pitcher and filled two pewter tankards with deep red wine: Bikaver—the blood of the bull. He pulled a knife from his tunic. Mocking eyes lifted to the “White Knight of Christendom” as he slowly drew the fierce blade across his bare wrist.

Several drops of blood fell into the tankard to mingle with the wine. The ripples had not yet ceased to disturb its surface when he turned to hand the tainted drink to the king. “What should we drink to? Old times? Old adventures? Adventures yet to come, perhaps?”

Matthias took the tankard and lifted it. “Life. Let us drink to life.” He placed his lips on the rim.

Vlad’s eyes glowed as he watched him drink deeply. His lips drew back in a feral grin, revealing glistening white teeth. Taloned hands lifted his mug in salute. “Indeed. To life. Everlasting.”

Blood Atonement is available at or area
bookstores under ISBN: 1-59998-359-1

Sara has also been interviewed at World of Myth online zine.  You can read all about her here. 🙂

And… she has another short story published right now there as well!  You can read Cabin Painting here.  Uh, word of warning–you’ll see a sweet, beautiful blond in that interview–but a glimpse into that imagination through this story may finally put to rest one old cliche.  You know, the book by the cover one…

I need to go look at flowers or something. <g>


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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