Evelyn Chartres Author
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Positive Reviews for The Van Helsing Paradox in May 2019

The #IndieApril movement on Twitter was a boon for independent authors, and this trend seems to have spilled into May.  Overall, a good month for reviews for my latest dark fantasy release, The Van Helsing Paradox. In all, I caught six reviews on Amazon.com, and for your convenience they are included below:

Fast-paced, intriguing, and I love Clara as a protagonist.

Five-Star - A fantastic read! - I really, really enjoyed The Van Helsing Paradox! Fast-faced, intriguing, and I love Clara as a protagonist. Appreciate the slang glossary too, nice touch!

Five-Star – 6 May 19 – A fantastic read!

I’d recommend reading, especially to those who love a good femme fatale or noir story!

Four-Star - Well written with a great plot -I enjoyed reading The Van Helsing Paradox. It was very well written and the plot kept me interested throughout. I wish there was a bit more background on the order Clara had joined as there were parts of the book that confused me a bit until later on. I’d recommend reading, especially to those who love a good femme fatale or noir story!

Four-Star – 6 May 19 – Well written with a great plot

An exciting tale packed with adventure and interesting characters…

Five-Star - Supernatural thrills and a feisty heroine! - Clara is a hunter of supernatural creatures for a mysterious organisation. Set mainly in the 1910s to 1920s, this is an exciting tale packed with adventure and interesting characters, especially young Clara. I would recommend this to any lovers of fantasy and strong female characters!

Five-Star – 22 May 19 – Supernatural thrills and a feisty heroine!

Entertaining and delightful and I look forward to reading more by this author

5-Stars - Entertaining and delightful story - The Van Helsing Paradox follows the story of Clara Grey, from a young girl into a grown woman as learns about the monsters of the world and how to kill them. Through it all her faith in God as well as herself is tested. I found the story to be entertaining and delightful and I look forward to reading more by this author.

5-Stars – 23 May 19 – Entertaining and delightful story

This is a very creative, well thought out story

4-Stars - The Van Helsing Paradox, A Review - This is a very creative, well thought out story. The author has captured the flavour of the time well. It must have taken a lot of research, as the descriptions of people and places are almost like you're there. But there were parts of the story where the author seemed to leave out explanations of what was happening. Other than that, an interesting story with a great main character.

4-Stars – 23 May 19 – The Van Helsing Paradox, A Review

If you enjoy vampire tales, Indiana Jones, detective mysteries and all of that with a slice of horror, this book’s for you.

4-Stars - Horror meets Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones - With a strong female lead, The Van Helsing Paradox is a complex and detailed read in which the character investigates and fights against paranormal activity on Earth in the early part of the 20th Century. I enjoyed the story, despite being a little confused about genre and the flow of events. I am enthusiastic about picking up the next book to continue to follow Clara on her adventures, and also to see if any of the characters that make cameos, such as Evelyn, return. If you enjoy vampire tales, Indiana Jones, detective mysteries and all of that with a slice of horror, this book’s for you.

4-Stars – 27 May 19 – Horror meets Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones

Of note, two of the reviews were removed from Amazon.com. The reasons for which are unknown, and only found out when making this post, because my screen captures of reviews found, did not match what exists on the site now. Either way, I can’t complain. These are unsolicited and positive reviews, what more can a writer ask for?

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!