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Evelyn Reads the Link Between Us

The post apocalyptic genre is a bit overplayed at times, especially if your catalyst involves zombies, disease, or a devastating war. The Link Between Us: Managing the Apocalypse by C.J. Boyle takes this tired premise and adds a new twist.

This book starts out innocently enough. An accidental discovery about the origins of humanity ends up spreading a mutagenic pathogen that changes half the population. From that point on, it becomes clear that something will go wrong!

Sure enough, things do go sideways, and soon you get to know a cadre of fleshed out characters in the quest to survive. I enjoyed being there from day one, to witness  these imperfect beings struggle to survive. That imperfection after all what makes them human.

The story is fast paced, well thought out, and filled with character development. You will get to know them, love them, and may even cry when things go wrong!

I look forward to reading more from this author in the near future.

Review – Clara’s Journey

Evelyn Chartres does an amazing job of guiding us through Clara’s journey into becoming a hunter…

Found this wonderful 🌟🌟🌟🌟 review for The Van Helsing Paradox on Amazon.com! The biggest surprise? This was for the paperback edition of the book! It gives me a warm feeling to know that one of my books is adorns someone’s shelf!

Amazon Customer, 4.0 out of 5 stars, Loved this story! January 22, 2019 - Published on Amazon.com Evelyn Chartres does an amazing job of guiding us through Clara's journey into becoming a hunter and subsequently evolving into one of the best. Her character is well-developed, as are the supporting characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this, and look forward to reading more from Ms. Chartres.

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Evelyn Reads Nora from the Hollow

I consumed Nora From the Hollow by Marlena Owens in one sitting! This is a murder mystery that takes place in a small town in 1895. People often yearn for the simple life and simpler times, to live in a place where everyone knows everyone. That is, until life gets complicated, people die, and the townsfolk turn on one another.

This book focuses on two characters, Nora, and Dirk a Sheriff’s deputy. Their paths cross often enough as the mystery unfolds, and provides different points of view as information is revealed to the reader.

There is plenty of interaction and dialogue with other characters, the best of which involves Dirk’s sisters. Some of it is rather witty and memorable, which makes this an enjoyable read. The story is notable in many ways, as are some of the characters.

I look forward to reading more works from this author!

Kladdkaka

Kladdkaka is a Swedish cake that is more commonly known as chocolate mud cake. This cake does not use baking powder, and reminds me brownies! It is often served with whipped cream, or vanilla ice cream.

Although, I discovered that this cake is also delicious with the creamy nutmeg sauce that I make with my coffee cake recipe.

Yummy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (235 ml) of butter
  • 1½ cups (355 ml) of sugar
  • ⅛ teaspoon (0.125 ml) of salt
  • 1 cup (235 ml) of cocoa powder (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup (235 ml) of sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of vanilla extract
  • 4 large eggs

Preparation

  1. Pre-heat oven to 300°F (150°C).
  2. Butter or grease a 9 inch (22 cm) cake pan. As an additional precaution, dust the pan with 1 teaspoon (5 ml) of cocoa, tapping the powder around all surfaces and discarding any remaining cocoa.
  3. Over medium heat, melt butter in a saucepan. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl add sugar, salt, flour and cocoa powder. Mix for consistency, then make a well in the middle.
  5. Add butter, eggs and vanilla extract to the dry mix. Use a mixer to get a consistent finish.
  6. Pour into the pan, and place in the oven for 20 to 30 minutes.
  7. This cake should be firm on the outer edges and gooey in the middle. After the 20 minute mark, periodically shake the tin. When the centre jiggles less than gelatin but is not completely firm, the cake is ready.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for an hour. The cake will contract, making it easier to remove. Divide and serve for smiles.
  9. Remaining cake should be covered with cellophane wrap and refrigerated.

Review – Strong Female Characters

There are a lot of strong female characters in this book, which is something I appreciate!

Thank you Katherine Holom for your wonderful 🌟🌟🌟 review of The Van Helsing Paradox! Someone who appreciates the strong women featured within!

Katherine Holom - 3.0 out of 5 Stars - Interesting Novel - This paranormal novel covers a lot of ground with an interesting and different take on hunters. Conceptually I liked it a lot. The plot was wide-ranging and complex. Clara, the main character, is remarkable. Instinctively she’s able to handle some things that most cannot. She is written a bit like Sherlock Holmes, with Clara often the smartest in the room. Even as a child she’s more perceptive than most around her. Instincts that certainly come in handy because the world is a dangerous place. There are a lot of strong female characters in this book, which is something I appreciate!

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