Evelyn Chartres Author
Evelyn Chartres

The Grand’s Third Edition is Out

The third edition of The Grand is now available as a both an eBook and in print! This release addressed concerns over clarity and adds a bit more polish.

So grab a refreshing pint, and delve into a series of dark fantasy stories set during the Roaring Twenties in a grand hotel. Of course, this hotel does not cater to societies elite, instead its cherished clients are things that go bump in the night.

The Grand is a hotel nestled in a cursed valley surrounded by foreboding mountains, and each story focuses on of the hotel’s victims. While reading, think to yourself; even things that go bump in the night need a place to unwind.

Curious? Check it out!

Quinn W. Buckland’s Review of the Van Helsing Paradox

Yay! A lovely review from Quinn W. Buckland on The Van Helsing Paradox. I’m glad he found the book to be an easy read, that my use of slang gave the story a hint of authenticity, and especially how he loved the ending! Best of all? He gave me a score of 9 out of 10 overall!

Please take the time to watch his review and subscribe. I’m sure more will be coming soon!

On a side note, it’s the same vampire throughout the story. However, her real name comes to light later on as the story develops.

Evelyn Reads The Taliesin Affair

I was fortunate to have The Taliesin Affair: Maliha Anderson’s First Case by Steve Turnbull to keep me company on my long flight back home! This author brings about an interesting take on Stream Punk, mainly that while technology in a post-Victorian era may have advanced by leaps, society has not.

In the shadows of the Great War, a clever young Indian girl named Maliha discovers a body in the library of a prestigious boarding school. How does a mixed-raced navigates through a world populated by royalty, the privileged, and wealthy? Is she up for the task? Read more to find out!

I loved this interchange of the fantastic mixed with the cold reality of the era. This book is highly recommended. While it stands alone, it does make for a great stepping stone for more works in the series!

Peppercorn and Dijon Steak Sauce

A steak sauce that is easy to make, and keeps well when refrigerated. This recipe provides a burst of flavour with your meal that is sure to please. Remember to add peppercorns for an extra kick!

Ingredients

  • 2 cloves (5-10 g) of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of finely minced onions
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) of mayonnaise
  • ⅓ cup (80 ml) of Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons (45 ml) of red wine
  • ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) of  Italian seasoning
  • Peppercorn to taste

Preparation

  1. Sautée garlic and onions over medium heat, until onions are transparent. For more flavour, allow onions to brown.
  2. In a soup bowl, mix garlic, onions, mayonnaise, mustard, red wine, and Italian seasoning. Stir until you have a consistent finish.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.
  4. Serve on top of steak. Add peppercorn to taste for an extra kick!

Evelyn Reads Zero Gravity: Anna’s Affair

Zero Gravity: Anna’s Affair by author T.J. Conway is out of this world! This is a story about a lovers in space, and in one case an orgasm aided by a rocket sized vibrator.

It is clear that the author took a lot of time and care to research the subject. For me, that did a lot of lend credibility to the story, which in turn made it a hotter read. While a quick and easy read, this story offers more than just sex scenes. If you were ever curious about having sex in low Earth orbit, then this book is for you!

Highly recommended!