Evelyn Chartres Author
The Grand

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!

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!

The Grand Remodeling

What’s this? Is that a freshly printed manuscript of the Grand for copy editing? Yes! After the bulk of the heavy lifting was done with my latest work, I decided to follow some advice and work on remodeling my book.

How? As you might be able to tell from the image, this manuscript features dates accompanying major changes in era. This will hopefully make things easier for people to follow along.

This manuscript also features a heavy rewrite of the chapter which inspired the Van Helsing Paradox. A lot of changes were done in my latest work to clarify dialogue, so I felt these changes needed to be brought back to the source.

Once my copy editor is done with her changes, I will make sure to re-release eBooks and a print version to celebrate. Exciting!

Hmm, I wonder how many refills of red ink she will need?

It’s Always Nice

On occasion, I like to confirm that Amazon.com is still listing my eBooks as free. This also provides me with the opportunity to see if there are new ratings or if my rankings have markedly changed.

I loved this book. Trippy , fun read.

Today I came across the review below. I must admit that it’s always nice to see something positive!

I loved this book. Trippy , fun read.

On a side note, the review also shows that it was for the paperback edition! Until now, I always assumed that no one would even consider the print variant. From time to time it can be nice to be proven wrong.

The Portrait has Usurped the Grand

The Grand has performed well since its release. When it was classified as Horror on Amazon.com, the Portrait traditionally received roughly half the downloads.

Ever since I switched the genre to Dark/Urban Fantasy that trend has reversed. Since March the Portrait has been listed at least twice as one of top five-thousand free books on Amazon.com. This was the ranking for the Portrait taken on 1 April 2018.

  • No. 4,299 Free in Kindle Store
  • No. 145 in Fantasy -> Paranormal
  • No. 236 in Fantasy -> Urban

Whereas The Grand had the following:

  • No. 20,442 Free in Kindle Store
  • No. 406 in Fantasy -> Paranormal
  • No. 624 in Fantasy -> Urban

On the plus side, both books are seeing more traffic. So for me, that’s certainly good news!