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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  426 ratings  ·  122 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 beautif
Kindle Edition, 312 pages
Published January 8th 2017 by Dark Arts Books (first published June 5th 2012)
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Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 21, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
This hardcover is numbered 80 of 100 copies printed and is signed by John Everson.

Eclipse Limited Hardcover #14

Cover by Philip Simpson
Tim Miller
Dec 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm usually not into erotic type stuff, but this is something of another sort entirely. Very few books leave me going "What in the heck?" and sticks with me after I've read it. Very few books leave me thinking about them during times I'm not reading them and leave me waiting to be able to read them again. This was one of them. The last book to do this was Survivor by JF Gonzalez. That book, like Nightwhere leave me asking myself "Could I ever write anything even close to this?" Probably not. Eve ...more
Jim Dooley
May 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read in a blurb for this book that it was a cross between HELLRAISER and 50 SHADES OF GREY. Well, I’m definitely a fan of THE HELLBOUND HEART, although I’m not the intended audience for 50 SHADES OF GREY.

So, how did I end up reading NIGHTWHERE? Actually, it all began with a tornado warning.

An alert woke me out of a sound sleep, and the text said “Take cover NOW!” Immediately, the sirens were wailing. Being by myself, I grabbed my dog and iPad and raced for the basement while the wind
David Watson
Nov 03, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Dec 03, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Horror BDSM readers
Recommended to ♆ BookAddict by: Dee Wy
Shelves: bdsm, lcf, horror
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
Warning: This is not a dark erotica or BDSM fantasy read. It’s a horror themed book that includes graphic erotic scenes that are highly disturbing. The emphasis is on S & M at the receiving end of sociopathic mentality Doms . Safe words are never used or addressed, ever.

Blue. Red. Black. Meaningless terms until I read this book and found out why I never want to hear them used in this sequence with BDSM ever again. I was totally sucked into this story with its graphic violence, go
Mar 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, erotica, demons
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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
Not Now...Mommy's Reading
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
David Church
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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 o
Ms. 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
Oct 07, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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!!

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May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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,
Paul Nelson
Dec 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was Clive Barker's The Hellbound Heart that first opened my eyes to the erotic potential of true, blood-curdling horror. The House of Blood by Wayne C. Rogers (sadly out of print) came next, upping factors both fetish and fear, and making me wonder how much further an author could take it. While it's taken me far too long to enjoy the answer, it comes in the form of John Everson's NightWhere, the glorious finale in an unholy thematic trinity of blood, bondage, and blasphemy.

Nick Cato
Nov 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 01, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  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 pr
Nov 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was the strangest book of my life, but a very interesting one, too. I wasn't sure whether to read it or not, because I was afraid it would be too hard for my guts. It wasn't.
It was very gruesome, brutal, extreme at moments, but written in such a good style, that it wasn't a problem at all. It gives you this weird feeling somewhere down deep, but... it's nice.
The book doesn't slow down for even a moment, it's entertaining practically all the time. Definitely a top-notch horror nove
Joely Burkhart
Jan 04, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Varian Rose
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.
Damien Angelica Walters
Dark, twisted, surreal, and nightmarish!
Hal Bodner
John Everson's NIGHTWHERE is far from a terrible book. But it's not a particularly good one either. Frankly, I would have given it two stars for "it was ok" but, in truth, I think that Everson's talent as a wordsmith warrants a little more. Thus, I chose three stars even though the description of "liked it" is inaccurate in my case.

Everson's fictional BDSM club, Nightwhere, acts as a sort of window into another dimension which, if it isn't supposed to be Hell outright, comes very close. It's an
Joe Hempel
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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George Wilhite
Jun 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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
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
Dec 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels Covenant, Sacrifice, The 13th, Siren and The Pumpkin Man, all released by Dorchester/Leisure Books in paperback and by Delirium, Necro and Bad Moon Books in limited hardcover. His sixth novel, NightWhere, was a 2012 Bram Stoker Award Finalist. The Family Tree, NightWhere and Violet Eyes, his "creepy spider novel" were released from Samhain Publishing. In January 2017, Redemption, t ...more
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