Evelyn Chartres Author
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Clara and a Hot Drink

This weekend, when you get yourself a hot drink, remember that my dark fantasy novel, the Van Helsing Paradox is available in most online stores! So sit down, relax, and take time to read about the life and times of Clara Grey, female femme fatale who hunts things that go bump in the night.

Here is the synopsis:

Clara Grey’s parents once said that the world was a dark and dangerous place. There was more truth than fiction to those words. There were things that lurked in the shadows which defied the laws of nature: perversions that fed on the dead, terrorised the living, or escaped the chill touch of the grave.

Clara is a member of the Tower, a religious order of hunters who work outside the confines of the Church. As keepers of the arcane, her order takes an active role to counter these threats. The life of a hunter can be short, and many disappear before their training is completed. So, what does it take to succeed against all odds?

Explore Clara’s origin, a child born before the dawn of the twentieth century. Witness her rigorous training, how she faces adversity, and fights in the Great War to become the derringer wielding flapper she is.

Throughout her tale, keep in mind that no matter the threat, a gal has to look out for herself after all.

What are you waiting for? Get it now!

Clara Gets Some Advice and a Review

I normally find reviews by periodically checking the stores who carry my work. This time around, I received an Email from a fellow author, who took the time to leave me a great review for the Van Helsing Paradox!

This is the first book I’ve read by this author, but it won’t be the last. Recommended.

The excerpt of the review can be found below:

The book is the life story of Clara, a very strong female character, who grows up to hunting monsters (primarily ghouls and vampires) as part of a secret Catholic order that protects humanity from the monsters. The author is quite creative in both the headquarters of the order and the religious aspects of the book. The novel contains a small amount of explicit sex and a fair amount of violence (not gratuitous, but appropriate for the book's plot and world) , making it appropriate for young adult and adult readers. The book also has some nice twists and a strong ending I didn't expect. I would definitely be interested in reading a sequel, prequel, and any book by this author in this universe. This is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be the last. Recommended.

As an aside, the author also sent me a list of grammatical errors and/or mistakes that were found while reading. Some were clearly things that had been missed during the many revision cycles, while others were related to style choices that I made.

So I guess I’ll have something to do over the weekend. Friendly advice and a great way ahead to make the book even better! What’s not to like?

Just Got Back Home?

Just got back home? If so, grab a taste of home and read a good book! The Van Helsing Paradox is a dark fantasy book about the life and times of a femme fatal hunter. Remember that a gal has to look out for herself after all.

A gal has to look out for herself after all!

Get it now!

Clara Meets her Designer

Yay! My cover designer Re Moran also got her signed copy of the Van Helsing Paradox.

You too can get a copy of this historical dark fantasy in print or for free as an eBook.

Of note, she recently adopted a haircut similar to Clara’s in the cover. While she says it’s a coincidence, I remain unconvinced. 😉

Clara’s Ferry Ride

A friend of mine just got her signed copy of the The Van Helsing Paradox! What a wonderful way to spend a foggy ferry ride.

You too can get a copy of this historical dark fantasy in print or for free as an eBook.

It’s interesting that this shot was taken on the same ferry that Clara would have taken on her way to the Terminus! That part was a complete coincidence.