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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  168 ratings  ·  78 reviews
She yearned to go beyond... but some curtains should never be opened.

When Rae broached the idea of visiting an underground sex club, Mark didn't blink. He should have. Because NightWhere is not your usual swingers club. Where it’s held on a given night… only those who receive the red invitations know. Soon Rae is indulging in her lust for pain. And Mark is warned by a beau...more
ebook, 394 pages
Published June 5th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Chris
If I was to give this review a title it would be (tongue firmly planted in cheek) "Hellraiser meets 50 Shades..." and while this is mostly a joke it is also not far from the truth. Those unfamiliar with John Everson should pick up his Stoker Award-winning Covenant and its sequel, Sacrifice, which in this reader's opinion is a much better place to start, since Everson's body of work (at least that I've read) is not quite so...gruesome and explicitly graphic, which is not a bad thing. If you're a...more
Tressa
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Christine Strowbridge
Have you ever read the last page of a book then turn the page and realize that there's nothing else so you go back and re-read the last page again thinking maybe something else will materialize after you turn the page AGAIN? Well, um, me either, I totally wouldn't do something crazy like that. Okay, fine, I did.

This book was my first "horror" book. I had no idea what to expect. I mean, I had envisioned Nightmare on Elm Street kind of horror. But what I got was suspense, mystery, erotica, maybe...more
Dee Wy
A BDSM horror book? By an author who has won the Bram Stoker award for his horror fiction no less? Yes, it's true and I just inhaled this story as fast as I could. The fact that I loved this book with all it's depravity, blood and gore, surprises me, and it may take me a while to figure out why. But for now, I'm just basking in the joy of reading something very different in the BDSM genre with prose that is bound to chill the bones of everyone who reads it.

The blurb does a good job of describing...more
David Watson
If your into bondage, S&M and kinky sex clubs then there is a place for you called NightWhere. Except you can’t go looking for it, NightWhere looks for you. NightWhere by John Everson is the story of a secret swinger’s club where all your dreams and nightmares about pain and degradation come true.

Rae wasn’t satisfied with her marriage to Mark, she wanted more and whips, chains and bizarre sex is what she was looking for. Mark reluctantly starts to go to underground sex clubs with Rae to keep...more
♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme
Mar 18, 2013 ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Horror BDSM readers
Recommended to ♆ BookAddict by: Dee Wy
Shelves: bdsm, horror, lcf
Where do I start with this one? Is it a 3 star or a 2 star? I'm not sure. I ended up with a 2.5 star which truncates down to a 2 star. It was a little better than okay but I can't say that I quite liked it. This is definitely a horror BDSM story which didn't appeal to me even though I really wanted it to appeal to me. It wasn't the horror that bothered me. Even the evil perverse portrayals of BDSM didn't really bother me. I mean, some of the scenes, I could see it in a Tarantino movie easily. As...more
Nikki
Nightwhere is about Rae, who needs a firm hand in the sex department and Mark, her husband, who can only go so far. To keep her as his wife, he agrees to BDSM clubs and swinging, but only with the others knowledge and permission. The couple get an exclusive invite to Nightwhere where blood and pain are an everyday occurrence. Rae instantly gets drawn in to the scene, leaving Mark to trail after her. One night Rae doesn't come home and Mark starts to realize that the Nightwhere is not a regular c...more
Julz
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Paul Nelson
Nightwhere tells the story of Mark and his wife Rae, Mark realised early on in his relationship with his wife that she is insatiable and that he on his own would never be able to satisfy his partner. So they are regulars on the swinger scene, Rae searches for the ultimate thrill, Mark goes along because he doesn’t want to lose her and their relationship defines the word ‘open’.

They receive an invite to the elusive Nightwhere club, a club that you don’t find, it finds you, Rae finally finds grat...more
David Church
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Blu
Nightwhere can best be summed up in two words - FREE. KEY.

(I'll give you a moment to figure it out).

Nightwhere by John Everson is an emotionally intense ride into the underground world of BDSM/swing-style sex clubs. Everson pulls no punches in this novel that is extremely graphic in terms of gore and eroticism.

Very dark in nature - and I do mean VERY - Nightwhere follows the story of Mark and Rae, a young married couple who are into the swinger lifestyle. After being invited to Nightwhere, an...more
Melissa
NightWhere by John Everson is not my kind of 'horror' story. To me, it was the story of a selfish, highly self-indulgent woman and the weak, clueless husband to whom she was married. I was never able to find any sympathy for either of the main characters, so I never cared what happened to either of them. As for the BDSM, it was truly overplayed.

I cannot recommend this book, but if you like BDSM horror it may be your cup of tea. Don't let me stop you!!



Bill
Intense! John Everson really turns up the heat with NightWhere. I had no idea what to expect from an "erotic horror" novel. I would say it was a lot more horror than erotic. This is a couples journey into some seriously dark and over the line kinky s@*t. One drawn into the dark and one trying to save and be saved. This novel is dripping in blood and takes the reader for one hell of a wild ride! Literally! Enjoy!
Nick Cato
Mark and Rae are a young married couple living in Chicago. Rae's desire for something more leads them to an open relationship among the local swinger scene. But in time, even different partners leave Rae unfulfilled. Mark is enjoying things, although he'd be more than happy remaining monogamous with his wife if she so chose. What she chooses are at first trips to tamer S&M clubs, and eventually, they are invited to NIGHTWHERE, an invite-only, urban legend of a club where it's reported one ca...more
carol
Aug 03, 2013 carol rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults, horror and possibly BDSM readers.
Recommended to carol by: Bedtime stories...last thing I'd want for bedtime sorry.
This is a horror story, make no bones about it, 'scuse the pun. On John Everson's creativity for his vision and development of the stages of hellish horror that make Nightwhere, I'd give 5 stars, and I guess this is one of the main reasons this book won the Bram Stoker Horror Award and for the development of the story.
As a horror story I would give it 5 stars.
As a BDSM story I would give it no more than 2 stars. I already dislike the way many people already have a negative view of BDSM practice...more
Tim
Nothing I have ever read by Everson prepared me for the ride he took me on in NightWhere. The power and revulsion of the scenes in the book and the descent of the characters into an almost unimaginable world were something I could have never conceived. At the same time I could not put it down. The characters are so well drawn and their actions so believable that scenes from the book recur in my thoughts regularly. Very moving experience.
Bridget R.
This is what erotic horror/horror erotica (take your pick) should be. A twisted story with incredibly hot scenes. This was wonderful, and though I felt like the twist (view spoiler) was forced to give balance, it still gets five stars.
Joely Burkhart
Wow, what a gory, disturbing read! It wasn't so much "erotica" as horror, although the sex was explicit and disturbing. If you're tired of the standard BDSM club scene, then this is definitely a unique horrifying twist.
Barks & Bites
Apr 29, 2014 Barks & Bites marked it as to-read
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Benjamin Ethridge
Brilliant entertainment that handles the themes of need and desire with sinister grace. NightWhere is both a novel you want to return to because you need to see what happens next, while also being terribly uneasy about the proposition. The characterization is not deep, but it doesn't need to be. Each character's desire defines them-- all else is irrelevant. I don't even think what the main character does for a living is mentioned, although he goes to work on occasion during the story. Several mi...more
George Wilhite
“NightWhere” is a great new novel from John Everson. Though I highly recommend the book to all fans of horror and suspense, this does come with the warning that the subject matter is extremely graphic and intense in both sexual and violent content. It is never gratuitous, however, for to hold back anything depicted in its pages would betray the premise and the book would suffer for it.

“NightWhere” proves that not only has Everson grown as an artist over the last ten books, he is also brave enoug...more
William M.
3 AND ½ STARS

John Everson’s NightWhere, regardless if you enjoyed it or not, will surely keep you reading if for no other reason than to see how extreme the author will go. Personally, I enjoyed it, and had a huge grin on my face for the majority of the book. Take author Edward Lee’s sexual perversion, Wrath James White’s gory tortures, and a touch of Michael Laimo’s occult storylines and you have a good idea of what you are in for.

My big problem, however, was essentially the main character’s mo...more
LinBee
With most of Everson's books, once I pick them up, I can't put them down. This was no exception. I think I read it in 2 days. When I did put it down, it was grudgingly even though I HAD to. This novel is a deeper journey into the erotic side of horror than usual. It's a fast paced, wild ride from start to finish. And the ending...well, let's say as the book opens, you never even thought that was the direction this book was going to take.

First we meet a couple, Rae & Mark, who are into the sw...more
Emily
I really went back and forth on how many stars to give this book. I cannot say that I would ever recommend it to another person. It's dark, grim, disturbing. It has the dubious distinction of being the only book that I have ever read that gave me nightmares (think reading about NightWhere is bad? Try dreaming about being in it). It is twisted and drags the reader into a horrible world.

All of this makes it one of the best horror novels I've ever read. It's disturbing on a very primal, very viscer...more
Joe Hempel
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Kaisersoze
There's a great deal of love for John Everson here on Goodreads, and he's an especially popular author throughout my favourite group on this site: Horror Aficionados. Both of which explain the high expectations I went into NightWhere with ... and maybe that's why I find myself a bit disappointed with this one.

The concept is fantastic - a kinky sex club catering to those with darker than dark interests that is clearly something more than it purports to be - but somewhere along the way I grew dese...more
Lace
Dark as Children of the Corn. Insecurities override judgment and action. The marriage between insecure Mark to the obsessively pain seeking Rae creates a series of pleasure driven interactions with other sex partners. Each new situation becomes old and boring, which causes Rae's need to explore and identify deeply hidden sexual desires. Once identified at Nightwhere, Rae's pain/pleasure need becomes her sole reason for living. Conversely, Mark is driven by what he determines as his inability to...more
Zosia
The highest praise I can give this book, is that it feels like XIX author of Schadenfreude and Kitty Thomas author of Comfort Food collaborated ... sublime

The perfect balance of torture and porn.
David Bernstein
NightWhere will elicit a few different kinds of reactions. Either you will not be able to put it down until its finished, or you'll need to take breaks to catch your breath or clear your mind. NightWhere is an EXTREMELY erotic horror novel, filled with not only sex, but explicit no-holds barred sex, degradation, and violence. But it's also a great story and an exploration into the extreme and the supernatural. Sliding NightWhere into the "horror" category leads one to believe it's just a horror...more
Tim
Hmmmmm. I don't know. But after reading a hundred or so pages of torture porn it starts to wear a bit thin. Maybe I just don't understand why anyone would be into pain and being tortured in a sexual way? I am not saying that it is wrong if you enjoy that; to each their own. But it just seemed to me that the motivation for some of the characters to engage in this behavior seemed a bit - I dunno - random? thin?. The writing was ok, not bad by any stretch but description after description of people...more
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