News and Reviews

The latest news and reviews of the horror and dark fantasy fiction of author John Everson.

COVER REVEAL:  The Bloodstained Doll

May 20, 2024

AudiobooksFLAME TREE PRESS has unveiled the cover to my 15th novel, The Bloodstained Doll, which will be released on Oct. 8, 2024 in hardcover, paperbook and e-book.

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The Night Mother has been nominated for a 2024 Splatterpunk Award!

February 15, 2024

AudiobooksTHE NIGHT MOTHER has been nominated for a 2024 Splatterpunk Award in the Best Novel Category! The awards were created by Brian Keene and Wrath James White and will be given out at Killercon in Austin, TX in August.

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NightWhere, The Night Mother, Violet Eyes & The Pumpkin Man now on Audible!

December 9, 2023

AudiobooksFRIGHT NIGHT AUDIO has produced four of my novels over the past three months! You can now listen to samples and download NightWhere, The Night Mother, Violet Eyes and The Pumpkin Man on Amazon and Audible!

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The Night Mother has been released!

June 4, 2023

THE NIGHT MOTHER the sequel to NightWhere, is finally available! The Night Mother is a novel I wanted to write for a decade and continues the story of Mark and Rae and the mysterious guardian Selena, as well as introduces some new faces to the NightWhere universe. Early reviews have given it “10 lashes out of 10!” and called it “titillating extreme horror for the truly daring.”

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A Return to NightWhereThe Night Mother coming June 1st!

February 8, 2023

THIS SPRING,  an updated edition of my Bram Stoker Finalist erotic horror novel NightWhere will appear, and just a month later, the long-awaited sequel to the novel that one reviewer called “50 Shades meets Hellraiser” will finally be unleashed!

The Night Mother will be released on June 1, 2023!

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Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds is now available!

March 22, 2022

Five Deaths for Seven SongbirdsMY 13TH NOVEL, Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds, is now available from bookstores everywhere!! This novel is my homage to the great giallo films of the ’70s, from directors like Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci, Sergio Martino, Umberto Lenzi and more. I will be debuting it this weekend in person at HorrorHound Weekend in Cincinnati!

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21 Nights of Giallo: A Countdown to Five Deaths!

March 1, 2022

21 Nights of GialloFOR THE FIRST three weeks in March, I’ll be reviewing a classic giallo movie every night on my blog, a fun lead-up to the release of  Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds on March 22nd! From Argento to Bava to Fulci to Martino, I’m planning to rewatch and talk about some of the wildest movies ever made!

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Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds cover revealed; set to debut 3-22-22

July 25, 2021

Five Deaths For Seven Songbirds Cover RevealedMY NEXT NOVEL  is titled Five Deaths for Seven Songbirds, and is in final copy edit stages now. This week, the publisher released the cover art and announced that it will debut on 3-22-22! This novel is my homage to the giallo genre, so hoping it will resonate with both my regular horror fans and fans of the Italian horror/thriller film genre that was popular in the ’70s.

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Voodoo Heart hits Best Of Lists for 2020

January 17, 2021

Voodoo Heart on Best Of ListsVOODOO HEART  has hit several bloggers’ “Best Of” lists for 2020, which is awesome! It’s also gotten a great review from the American Library Association’s BookList and an amazing array of inventive images on social media from readers and reviewers.

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It’s V-Day: Voodoo Heart is now available!

October 20, 2020

Voodoo Heart ReleasedTODAY IS THE OFFICIAL  release day of my 12th novel of horror and the macabre! This one has been in the works fore a very long time — I wrote “Vigilantes of Love,” the short story that inspired the novel, 17 years ago! So I’m anxious to hear what readers think of the full-length story.

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Catch my characters Danika and Mila Dubov, now on Netflix in V Wars!

December 12, 2019

Dr. Luther Swann, Michael Fayne, Mila Dubov, Danika DubovA FEW YEARS AGO,  I wrote a couple stories about two sisters, Danika and Mila Dubov, who become vampires in the V-Wars books created and edited by Jonathan Maberry.  On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, V Wars moved from the page to the screen, debuting as a new Netflix series that includes my characters Danika and Mila!

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The Devil’s Equinox is now available!

June 27, 2019

The Devil's EquinoxMY 11TH NOVEL,  The Devil’s Equinox is now available on Amazon, Barnes & Nobles and other major bookstore sites! finally be released and available at bookstores everywhere! To promote the release, I’ll be signing at the Naperville Barnes & Noble on July 7 and appearing all weekend at Flashback Weekend in Chicago in August and HorrorHound Weekend in September!

House By The Cemetery Blog Tour

October 2, 2018

IT’S OCTOBER. In just a few days, my 10th novel, The House By The Cemetery will finally be released and available at bookstores everywhere! To spread the word, my publisher, Flame Tree Press, has set up a blog tour running over the next week…
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House By The Cemetery signing at Book Expo America (BEA) announced!

May 13, 2018

Book Expo AmericaON MAY 31st, I will be signing preview copies of The House By The Cemetery at the Javits Center in New York City as part of the annual Book Expo America (BEA) conference! Signing at Book Expo America is one of those bucket list kind of things for me… I’ve wanted to go to BEA ever since my first novel, Covenant, came out in paperback ten years ago. BEA is the biggest book convention in…
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The House By The Cemetery cover revealed!

February 25, 2018

LAST MONTH, I got a peek at the cover for The House By The Cemetery, my 10th novel overall, and my first for Flame Tree Press. I’ve been itching to share it ever since, but had to wait for a final version from the publisher. And at last… here it is! Take a look and let me know what you think? The House By The Cemetery was the very first book signed for Flame Tree Publishing’s new Flame Tree Press imprint and will be released October 6, 2018…
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NightWhere hits Best Reads of 2017 List!

December 29, 2017

THE BEAUTY IN RUINS review site gave my 6th novel, NightWhere, a glowing review earlier this year on its associated blog WTF Are You Reading? This week, the site listed the book as one of the top reads of 2017 calling it “a work of erotic horror that delivered on both fronts.”

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The House By The Cemetery announced!

October 12, 2017

LAST MONTH, I signed a contract for my 10th novel, The House by the Cemetery, with a new imprint from a long established UK house, Flame Tree Publishing. I’ll once again be working with Don D’Auria, my editor from Leisure Books and Samhain Publishing, and am proud to say I was the first author to finalize a deal for the new venture, which will also include my Samhain pals Jonathan Janz and Hunter Shea.
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Field of Flesh released!

July 1, 2017

“FIELD OF FLESH” my NightWhere tie-in novelette, is finally available as a standalone e-book with its own cover! When I wrote the story, it was originally intended to be released as a standalone e-book, but then I had an offer to publish it in Dark Discoveries magazine, and so the e-book edition was postponed. It then was collected in Sacrificing Virgins, and once again, delayed. But now, four years after it was written, it’s finally available as I always intended!
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