NightWhere press

IT’S BEEN SIX WEEKS since NightWhere hit the e-book shelves (and will be another 10 weeks still before the trade paperback is out in stores) but already there have been a bunch of great reviews that have turned up. And I’ve been interviewed about the book on Internet radio and online magazines as well.

Here are some of the things that have turned up about the novel:



SUSPENSE RADIO (audio):–inside-edition-july-21st-2012





What Music Do You Listen To For XXX
(Originally published on the Samhain Publishing Horror Blog)

Lured By Lust, Seduced by the Dark. How Far Would You Go?
(Originally published on the Samhain Publishing Horror Blog)

NIGHTWHERE debuts today!




“[NightWhere] is extremely well written, providing the kind of reading experience you get from Cormac McCarthy The Road or Scott Smith’s The Ruins — relentless in both realism and emotional impact.

If you can endure the extreme horror of writers like Edward Lee, I highly recommend this risky venture by John Everson. He takes the reader into the bleak darkness of addiction and obsession, but rather than relying on gore and shock, it is his emotionally charged depictions of the damned characters at its core that keep you hooked.”
– George Wilhite

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NightWhere is not a fluffy or light read, it will suck you and probably never let you go… NightWhere is not for the faint of heart. It may even give you nightmares. If you like a good story, with a complex plot, and complex characters I think you will enjoy NightWhere. While it is bloody, a bit gory, very shocking, and might give you unusual dreams – NightWhere is also very gripping. I can’t seem to get a lot of scenes out of my head and that’s not just the gory ones that made me gasp. I do highly recommend NightWhere.



“Seedy sex clubs, whips, chains, floggers. NightWhere. John Everson’s latest trek into a world of utter blackness proves to be a deeply grim journey that provides a cruel commentary on society, all the while merging a supernatural presence that chills beyond the bone…

As a whole, I thoroughly enjoyed this wild ride of over-the-top S&M… One round of NightWhere should teach anyone with a fully functional brain that open relationships are synonymous with disaster, and that those dark, sleazy looking sex clubs you spot from time to time may be far more dangerous than they seem.”
-Matt Molgaard

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NightWhere has all the themes I love in a good story: good v. evil, sin and redemption, and (believe it or not) love.  Mark’s love for Rae is pure, and it causes him to risk everything to try and save her.  Rae’s love for Mark is empty, and she seeks to fill the void within her with pain and acceptance by the people of NightWhere.  As Rae falls deeper under the seductive power of The Red, she struggles with the last remaining traces of her humanity.  There’s a lot to this book that make it more than a typical “torture porn.”

This is the third John Everson book I’ve read.  Last year I read (and loved) The Pumpkin Man and Siren.  And like these other novels, NightWhere combines reality with supernatural elements and creates a truly scary and unforgettable story.  If you’re anything like me, it’ll freak you out, but it’ll also make you come back to find out what happens next.  If you’re a horror fan and you can handle more graphic content, definitely read this book.  But afterward if you find a red invitation slipped under your door, do yourself a favor and don’t open it!

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“[John Everson] is to erotic horror what Jeff Strand is to comedic horror; a master. Everson paints gruesome imagery in his stories, often involving naked bodies writhing in viscera, but he is also a diehard romantic. Ultimately, it is love driving the plot of every Everson horror story. That’s also the case with his latest Samhain release NightWhere, but with more blood, guts, and torture than I’ve ever read in anything he’s done previously…

NightWhere is a batshit crazy, hot, wet ride into hell!”
-Meli Denton

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also posted on LITERARY MAYHEM:

“John took the gloves off on this one, and delivers a book about the darker side of sexual obsession. This book is not for the feint of  heart, be warned, this book is violent as all hell, with graphic scenes of sexual torture, pain and depravity…and I loved every word of it….

I can guarantee once you start NightWhere you will not be able to put it down, it sinks it’s hooks into you and you just have to turn the next page to see what will happen next. I have to admit that I am not usually a fan these types of stories but in John’s most capable hands NightWhere works on many levels and was one hell of a ride.

It is a definite read for any horror fiction lover and I highly recommend it.”
-Peter Schwotzer

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About John Everson

John Everson is a Bram Stoker Award-winning horror author with more than 100 published short stories and 14 novels of horror and dark fantasy currently in print. His first novel, Covenant, won the Bram Stoker Award for a First Novel in 2005. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a Bram Stoker Finalist in 2013. Its sequel, The Night Mother, was released in June 2023.

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