Violet Eyes (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
Violet Eyes Cover Image
Check Availability Status
Out of Stock

Staff Reviews

On a remote island it seems Mother Nature has lost her sanity. A combination of deadly flies and an unfamiliar species of spider that wear a violet mark upon its back have united and committed to breed and prey upon the living. This creepy crawly tale introduces the reader to Rachel Riordan, a single mother, and her ten year old son Eric. Residing in the sleepy town of Passanattee, the two are devoted to beginning a new life following an abusive relationship with Anders, the father. Rachel soon meets Terry, a Forest Ranger, and begins a hopeful bond along with finally succeeding at a stable and happy life for herself and her son. However, Anders has a mission of his own, which is to travel to his ex-wife and son and force them into his warped idea of a relationship. Soon the town begins experiencing odd circumstances involving the flies and spiders’ inconceivable gestation ability, where eggs are laid and hatched inside a living host. The outcome of this evolution will be one human kind will never forget - if they survive.
Just in time for Halloween, the release of Violet Eyes by John Everson brings a menacing sensation to the reader that is bound to leave a mark on the fear gland. Harkening back to humankind’s common fear of spiders, John uses his familiar creativity and writing talent that won him a Bram Stoker Award to weave this web of terror. Beginning with bone jarring moments of horror, the story quickly unfolds into a "fear of insects" worst nightmare. Continuing with many squeamish moments of gruesome fear, the plot steamrolls to a nonstop page turning conclusion. So, when settling in at night with this skin tingling read, be sure to look under your comfy chair for tiny violet eyes glowing in the darkness that are attached to a small hairy legged spider. Avoid the scurrying beast at all cost, but most of all...Beware The Bite!

— Mike, Albuquerque


"Their bites are more than deadly..."
The small town near the Everglades was supposed to offer Rachel and her son a fresh start. Instead it offered the start of a nightmare, when an unknown breed of flies migrated through the area, leaving painful bites in their wake. The media warned people to stay inside until the swarm passed. But the flies didn't leave. And then the radios and TVs went silent.
That's when the spiders came. Spiders that could spin a deadly web large enough to engulf an entire house overnight. Spiders that left stripped bones behind as they multiplied. Spiders that, like the flies, sought hungrily for tender flesh... through Violet Eyes.

About the Author

John Everson is a former newspaper journalist and the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of the novels "Covenant, Sacrifice, The 13th, Siren, The Pumpkin Man "and "NightWhere." He has also penned several short fiction collections including "Needles & Sins, Vigilantes of Love" and "Cage of Bones & Other Deadly Obsessions." Over the past 20 years, his short stories have appeared in more than 75 magazines and anthologies. His work been translated into Polish, Italian, Turkish and French, and optioned for potential film production. He is also the founder of the independent press Dark Arts Books (

Product Details
ISBN: 9781619215641
ISBN-10: 1619215640
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Publication Date: October 1st, 2013
Pages: 282
Language: English