Horror Books and Dark Fantasy Tales
Since the year 2000, I’ve published more than 20 horror books. It all started with
– a collection of the erotic horror, dark fantasy and science fiction stories I’d written for magazines throughout the 1990s. Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions a collection of light and dark fantasy tales followed in 2003. Vigilantes of Love,
My first novel,
, appeared in a limited edition from Delirium in 2004. The following year it won a Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. It was translated and published in Poland in 2007, the same year Leisure Books in New York bought the rights to Covenant Covenant and the sequel , and reissued them in mass market paperback format. I wrote three more novels for Leisure before I followed my editor to Samhain Publishing. I published three novels and a collection with Samhain, starting with the Bram Stoker Award finalist Sacrifice . In 2017, I sold my 10th novel, NightWhere to The House By The Cemetery Flame Tree Press in the UK, which was released in October 2018. They released my 13th novel, in March 2022. Here’s a quick thumbnail look at all of my horror books ~ from novels to novelettes to story collections! Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds Novels:
THE NIGHT MOTHER (Flame Tree Press) COMING IN JUNE 2023
*** SEQUEL TO NIGHTWHERE! ***
The Night Mother will bring the world to its very knees.
~ Read More ~ FIVE DEATHS FOR SEVEN SONGBIRDS (Flame Tree Press) 2022
A modern giallo! Someone is killing them one by one. Will Eve be next?
~ Read More ~ VOODOO HEART (Flame Tree Press) 2020
A new novel of voodoo and occult horror set in the dark, secret places of New Orleans!
~ Read More ~ THE DEVIL'S EQUINOX (Flame Tree Press) 2019
What if you met a witch? What if your darkest midnight wish came true?
~ Read More ~ THE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY (Flame Tree Press) 2018
A new novel of terror at Bachelor's Grove Cemetery!
~ Read More ~ REDEMPTION (Dark Arts Books) 2016
What if you woke up in Hell? Visit the world of the Curburide demons in this exciting conclusion to the trilogy begun in
~ Read More ~ THE FAMILY TREE (Samhain Publishing) 2014
When Scott stumbles upon the bony secrets hidden in the roots of an ancient tree, he must find a way to escape the hideous fate of his ancestors...
~ Read More ~ VIOLET EYES (Samhain Publishing) 2013
Rachel thought that moving to the Everglades was the best way to escape her past...until the spiders came!
~ Read More ~ NIGHTWHERE (Samhain Publishing) 2012
*** BRAM STOKER AWARD FINALIST! ***
She yearned to go beyond... but some curtains should never be opened.
~ Read More ~ THE PUMPKIN MAN (Dorchester Publishing) 2011
When Jennica inherited her aunt's cottage by the ocean, she thought it would make a great spot for a summer getaway. But that was before she learned about ... The Pumpkin Man!
~ Read More ~ SIREN (Leisure Books) 2010
Evan is entranced by the alluring song of the beautiful naked woman in the surf... But this is no mere seductress. Ligeia is a siren, one of the legendary sea creatures who prey on unsuspecting men. And she has claimed Evan...
~ Read More ~ THE 13TH (Leisure Books) 2009
Castle House Lodge. A century ago it was an exclusive resort hotel. But for 25 years it's stood empty, a haunting shadow of its former glories. Now, it has reopened. But a word of warning... Don't go in the basement!
~ Read More ~ SACRIFICE (Leisure Books) 2009
They're coming. A race of sadistic spirits known as the Curburide are about to arrive in our world, bringing horrors beyond imagination. Can Joe, who has seen the demons before, and Alex, a burgeoning witch, stop them before it's too late?
~ Read More ~ COVENANT (Leisure Books) 2008
*** BRAM STOKER AWARD WINNER ***
Reporter Joe Kieran wants to know the reason behind a century of deaths and whispered legends surrounding Terrel's Peak. But curiosity has its price...
~ Read More ~ Short Fiction Collections:
SACRIFICING VIRGINS (Samhain Publishing) 2015
21 tales from the bleeding edge... and beyond!
~ Read More ~ NEEDLES & SINS (Necro Publications) 2007
19 stories of deception and redemption, including the Bram Stoker Award Finalist "Letting Go."
~ Read More ~ VIGILANTES OF LOVE (Twilight Tales) 2003
21 tales of dark magic, the macabre and things that happen when you go one step beyond.
~ Read More ~ CAGE OF BONES & OTHER DEADLY OBSESSIONS (Delirium Books) 2000
20 tales of obsession, dark decadence and erotic horror!
~ Read More ~ CANDY IN THE DUMPSTER (Dark Arts Books) 2006
The first release from Dark Arts featured three stories each from four authors. Includes John's "Pumpkin Head" and the first appearance of "The White House."
~ Read More ~ CREEPTYCH (Delirium Books) 2010
A short three-story hardcover anthology which featured the first appearance of "Violet Lagoon."
~ Read More ~ Cokolwiek Zechcesz (Dom Horroru) 2017
POLISH-ONLY COLLECTION. Five stories of horror, including "Field of Flesh," "Whatever You Want" and "Failure."
~ Read More ~ Dark Erotic Geschichten (Festa Verlag) 2021
GERMAN-ONLY COLLECTION. 21 stories of erotic horror, including "Field of Flesh," "Pumpkin Head" and "The Mouth."
~ Read More ~ Novelettes:
FIELD OF FLESH (Dark Arts Books) 2017
A new glimpse into the sinister world of
~ Read More ~ WITCH TRAPPED (Kindle Worlds) 2013
A first season Vampire Diaries story following the Mystic Falls witch Bonnie!
~ Read More ~ VIOLET LAGOON (Dark Arts Books) 2013
When a quartet of co-eds reenact The Blue Lagoon on an abandoned Florida Key, they find more than just sex and sand is on the agenda.
~ Read More ~ FAILURE (Delirium Books) 2006
When three desperate teens meet Aaron, a practitioner of the dark arts who offers them the best high in exchange for kinky sex inside a pentagram, things can only go from bad to worse.
~ Read More ~ As Editor:
SPOOKS! (Twilight Tales) 2004 Edited by Tina L. Jens and John Everson
Ghostly Revenge. Ghostly Salvation. Ghostly Poltergeistic Pranks...29 tales of the Unexplained, the Unexpected, and the Undead.
~ Out of Print ~
IN DELIRIUM II (Delirium Books) 2007 Edited by John Everson
A tribute anthology to Delirium Books proprietor Shane Staley, comprised of stories written by authors previously published by Delirium Books.
~ Out of Print~ SINS OF THE SIRENS (Dark Arts Books) 2008 Edited by John Everson
A four-author erotic horror collection featuring Loren Rhoads, Maria Alexander, Mehitobel Wilson and Christa Faust.
SWALLOWED BY THE CRACKS (Dark Arts Books) 2011 Edited by Bill Breedlove and John Everson
A four-author horror and dark fantasy collection featuring Lee Thomas, Gary McMahon, S.G. Browne and Michael Marshall Smith.