NIGHTWHERE is Samhain’s November Book Club Selection; B&N calls it “a Dark, Decadent, and Deeply Disturbing Masterpiece”

NIGHTWHERE IS THE NOVEMBER selection of the  Samhain Horror Book Club!

This means until this Friday, November 16th, you can get the trade paper edition or e-book copies for 40% off.

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I’ve been really excited about this novel over the past few weeks, because NightWhere has gotten a string of amazing 5-star reader reviews on Amazon and Goodreads as well as from regular ‘zine and website reviewers.

Last month, Paul Goat Allen wrote an amazing review titled NightWhere is a Dark, Decadent, and Deeply Disturbing Masterpiece on the Barnes & Noble Book Club Forums.

The review opens with a great image: “I’ve likened the impact of reading certain horror novels to being sucker-punched by a brass-knuckled fist, slapped in the face, and getting kicked in the groin by a steel-toed boot – but reading John Everson’s latest release, NightWhere, was so much more… it was like being brained by a wrecking ball!  The intensity – and audacity – of this narrative is just skull crushing.”

Hellnotes posted a review last week that said “John Everson has written what I already consider to be a true classic in every sense of the word. The author has invited the reader on a journey into the depths of Hell, knowing that once the last page is turned, the individual (man or woman) will never be the same again. I kid you not.”

Dreadful Tales did one of the first reviews of the book and called it “a batshit crazy, hot, wet ride into hell!”

Sizzling Hot Book Reviews said: “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. It has opened my eyes to a new author for sure.”

Dark Haven Book Reviews gave NightWhere a glowing review despite the reviewer admitting that she generally avoids horror at all costs! She went on to say this: NightWhere is a darkly erotic, deeply disturbing and hauntingly engaging tale that took my breath away – literally – and now weeks after I’ve read it, still pops into my psyche. I almost wrote above that NightWhere was ‘a hauntingly beautiful tale’ but that wouldn’t be accurate. This tale of heightened eroticism, degradation, masochism, graphic violence and often horrific imagery is the proverbial scrape across a chalk board or the fingernail stroke down one’s spine that elicits an aching twinge and shudder; and, weirdly, leaves you wanting more. NightWhere may not be ‘hauntingly beautiful’, but it’s a hell of a good read.

Dark Arts Magazine said this a couple weeks ago: “NightWhere is a demented journey into the most vile and disturbing depths of the human soul… This is easily the best novel Everson has crafted. Having read much of his work, this was the quickest read with the most relatable characters and a plot that kept with some interesting twists leading to an ending that will leave you cursing at the pages in a good way. As you are left with an ending cursing for more, begging for more of the pain.”

Not Now… Mommy’s Reading said “NightWhere can best be summed up in two words – FREE. KEY.”

The review went on to say: “I am a hardcore horror fan. I’ve read the likes of Edward Lee and Richard Laymon and not blinked an eye. *brushing my shoulders off  However, there were several times during my reading of this novel where I had to put down my Kindle and look around like, “WTFD?! (What The Front Door?!). Yeah – it was that disturbing. The thing I’d like to applaud Mr. Everson for though is where other authors in the horror genre have seemed to forget the art of the telling of a damn good story in favor of grossing the reader out – Everson takes the reader by the hand, leads them to bed, pulls the blanket under their chin and then sits back and tells a story that is so entertaining, so gripping you are instantly drawn in and kept there for the duration.”

Naturally, I’ve been blown away by the reception the book has received, and just hope in the coming weeks that readers keep finding it… and enjoying whatever crazy attraction it holds!

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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