Blood Witness – A Novel by Dave Hitt

I wanted to read a novel about a Jehovah’s Witness becoming a vampire.  JW’s are adverse to any kind of blood ingestion, so he’d have some trouble with that.  On the other hand, they believe Christ died on a stake, not a cross, so crucifixes wouldn’t bother him.   It would be even more interesting to contrast the horror of being trapped in a mind-numbing cult to the horror of  having to kill people, lots of people, to survive.  But no such novel existed.

So I wrote one.

Chris Anderson is a high school senior, a Jehovah’s Witness who has discovered a strange new power he can’t quite control.   Catharine Nightshade is one of the world’s oldest vampires, and she’s on the prowl for a new lover.  Together the two of them discover a threat that could result in the end of vampires everywhere, and change the world of man forever.  And the only solution is to break the One Law that binds them all.

Blood Witness is now available as a free podiobook at  You can subscribe to it through iTunes or any podcatcher.  You can even listen to it directly on the site.  New episodes will be released every Wednesday.

When a vampire Jehovah’s Witness knocks on your door, don’t invite him in.

20 Comment(s)

  1. Great concept.
    Just wondering, are you a former JW?

    Todd Hebert | Feb 20, 2009 | Reply

  2. Way former. I escaped 30+ years ago. Wrote the novel 20+ years ago, which is why it’s set in the 80s. Bought the domain name 3 years ago. Figured it was about time to spring it on the world.

    Dave Hitt | Feb 21, 2009 | Reply

  3. 20 years ago? Holy shit we’re old.

    Johnny Virgil | Feb 22, 2009 | Reply

  4. Escape from what? You don’t make people serve God! You have to accept it freely. Nobody make you worship by force. Nobody hold you against your will. If your not interested it all on you and nobody else. But you know that. O and your character was a witness and drank blood his not a witness no more, because witness is a verd. Something you are ways doing when you stop your not one! But you know that too!

    Dave No hit | Apr 29, 2009 | Reply

  5. “Witness is a verd”? I’ve misplaced my Goober/English – English/Goober dictionary, so you’ll have to ‘splain it to me, Loopy.

    Chris drank blood for the first time in this week’s episode – #11. Did you just grab that episode, or listen to the whole thing leading up to it? That’s an awful lot of exposure to evil apostate literature.

    I stand by my use of the word “escape.” Cults like Jehovah’s Witnesses use coercive methods to enslave their followers. Methods that are so coercive it takes most escapees at least five or six years to clean all the crap out of their heads and get on with a normal life. Then they still have to deal with relatives who, in the name of Jehovah, treat them worse that yesterdays garbage.

    If you are trapped in that cult, you don’t even realize it. (That’s the nature of cults.) I would suggest you read “Crisis of Conscience” and/or “Combating Cult Mind Control.” It may just open your eyes. Be warned, though, that waking up leads to escaping, and escaping is a very painful, emotionally wrenching experience. Not as painful as turning into a vampire, but close.

    Dave Hitt | Apr 30, 2009 | Reply

  6. I am not associated with JW at all, but I did once have a boyfriend break up with me after a fun weekend in Vegas…he did it for the JW’s…ugh.

    Anyway, this is a fascinating story…love that the dad met his demise!

    Angela | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  7. . . . Or did he? Stay tuned….

    Dave Hitt | May 28, 2009 | Reply

  8. Hi I am in America on a road trip with another ex JW friend both now very committed born again atheists and both enjoying life to the full. Downloaded your book because of the Vampire factor and found the whole JW sub-plot really so accurate and a real surprise to be there. Told my wife about it who is on JW Recovery (thinkngal)who I told about and she mentioned on the book discussion small world as I hear you responded to her comment. John
    PS great listen we are into the last few chapters and it has filled many a long mile on our trip.

    John Law | Oct 25, 2009 | Reply

  9. Have to go again to get follow ups.

    John Law | Oct 25, 2009 | Reply

  10. I Loved the story and the reading. Great Job!!

    Gary Spears | Nov 18, 2009 | Reply

  11. Glad you liked it John.

    If you could do me a favor, please post a review on (in order of importance) iTunes, and/or

    Hittman | Nov 23, 2009 | Reply

  12. Loved the story, found it so different from other vampire novels. Hope you do more of them soon.

    Rachel | Dec 29, 2009 | Reply

  13. That entire comment was totally incomprehensible. I’d like to ask if English is your second language before ruthlessly obliterating your attempt at using it. And boy, I wish the Churchies would learn how to type (speak?) so they didn’t all sound so ignorant. It really makes it an unfair fight when it seems like the only people capable of forming a coherent sentence are all on the same side.

    aketzle | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

  14. That “reply” was supposed to be to Dave No Hit. Apparently this site doesn’t roll like that.

    aketzle | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

  15. My computer won’t let me go to your book. :( Is there a hard copy somewhere I can buy?

    aketzle | Jul 2, 2010 | Reply

  16. I don’t have a hard copy available. It’s only available as a free audiobook.

    If you can’t get it from, you can find it on iTunes – just search for Blood Witness. You can also find it on

    Hittman | Jul 3, 2010 | Reply

  17. Great story! Loved it.

    So when is Bloodwitness 2 coming?

    KFJ | Aug 4, 2010 | Reply

  18. Don’t know if it will happen, but if it does it will be several years away.

    Hittman | Aug 8, 2010 | Reply

  19. I would love to see a Blood Witness 2. the first one was so well done and i think it should be taken further.

    Paul Sack | Mar 29, 2011 | Reply

  20. I’m loving this book so far. In response to Dave No Hit. I also escaped this religion 30 years ago when I was a young man. I had to hide my true feelings about it to get away. These are very disturbed people. Sadly some of them are related to me. This is a great representation of a young man trapped in this religion. Thank you Hittman

    Jeremy | Nov 28, 2018 | Reply

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