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The Van Helsing Paradox Updated on Wattpad

For those interested in reading my content on Wattpad, I’ve updated my latest dark fantasy tale, The Van Helsing Paradox, to match the print version! Are you curious about a femme fatale flapper who hunts things that go bump in the night? Why not try it now!

As an added feature, this specific release also features dates at the top of every chapter. It’s my hope that it will enable readers to get better situated! 😉

The Van Helsing Resurgence on Wattpad for Wattys2019

After a bit of encouragement, I’ve decided to make a few chapters from my latest dark fantasy manuscript, The Van Helsing Resurgence, available early on Wattpad! I’ve also submitted it for consideration in the 2019 Wattys. So let’s see how that turns out?

This story takes off where The Van Helsing Paradox leaves off. A world where space and time has been shattered by a group of scientists, in the hopes of altering the course of history. Clara and an echo from her past are sent to Earth to investigate the case of a soul being corrupted against its will.

Before you read, be sure to remember, that while the Roaring Twenties are long gone, a heroine’s work is never done.

Clara is back!

Quinn W. Buckland’s Review of The Grand

Yay! Quinn W. Buckland, author of The Engine What Runs the World, has completed a review of my second book, The Grand. It is an honest review, that highlights a few avoidable spoilers. It also delves into topics like story, character development, originality and the end! Best of all? He loved the ending!

Thank you so much for the 8.5 out of 10 score! Please take the time to watch his review and subscribe to his channel. Hopefully there will be more!

Evelyn Reads Wired

I’ve recently had the pleasure of reading Wired by Caytlyn Brooke, a young adult science-fiction that deals with social media and addiction.

For me, reading this book felt like I was approaching a train wreck. From the distance, there is something but I’m unsure. The closer I get, the more apparent the devastation becomes. I simply cannot turn away from the scene, transfixed by the horror, and that is also true for this book.

In the beginning, I hoped that the main character would heed the close calls and steer away from the dangers of this technology. Alas, the synopsis and chapter titles only served to remind me that things would get worse, far worse.

How does it end? You’ll have to read to find out, and I highly recommend that you do. Just be aware that this book may have you look at your smartphone and associated social media feeds in a different way!

Gâteau Éponge

This cake recipe is my mother’s favourite, and has been passed down for generations. A recipe for a white cake that is crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. Can be baked using a bundt pan (as shown) or using two cake pans. Quick and easy to make,  and is sure to please.

Yummy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (235 ml) of milk
  • 2 cups (470 ml) of sugar
  • 2 cups (470 ml) of flour
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) of baking powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. In a small saucepan bring milk to a boil. Set aside.
  3. Butter or grease a 9 inch (22 cm) bundt pan. As an additional precaution, dust the pan with 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of flour, tapping the powder around all surfaces. Discard any remaining flour.
  4. In a large bowl add sugar, flour and baking powder. Mix for consistency, then make a well in the middle.
  5. Add eggs, vanilla extract and milk to the dry mix. Use a mixer to get a consistent finish.
  6. Pour into the pan, and place in the oven for 25 to 35 minutes. Test with a toothpick to make sure the inside is cooked. If you use two 9 inch (22 cm) pans, cooking time is roughly 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from oven, and let cool on a rack. Ready to serve when cool!