Evelyn Chartres Author
Reviews

Review – Fast-Paced Adventure with Vampires

This book was a fast-paced adventure that fans of urban fantasy and vampires will enjoy.

Thank you Brandi E Collins for your wonderful 🌟🌟🌟🌟 review of The Van Helsing Paradox! Happy to find a fan! 😊

Fast-paced adventure with vampiresBy Brandi Easterling Collinson - Clara Grey has a hard life from the very beginning. All the circumstances that should have made her weak have made her strong instead. At a school for hunters, she learns to fight vampires using all weapons at her disposal but most importantly her intelligence and wit. This book was a fast-paced adventure that fans of urban fantasy and vampires will enjoy.

You too can enjoy my dark fantasy novel about the life and times of a hunter for free! See why a gal has to look out for herself after all!

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Evelyn Reads the Engine What Runs the World

The Engine What Runs the World by Quinn W. Buckland introduces the reader to a new world, one where humanity has gone through multiple world-changing events leading to a technology regressive society. It introduces a vertical society that are literally based on levels, each with their own quirks and customs.

I loved it! The characters have depth and a detailed history. Their interactions with the world are memorable, and details early on play a part throughout. The author also plays a role, known as The Writer, a divine entity that drives the story; an element I found to be both cute and witty.

It is clear that there will be much more to explore from this world, and I look forward to diving into it in the future! Highly recommended!

Evelyn Goes on a Reading Binge

It’s been a while since I last had the opportunity to just read. Life tends to get in the way, and the past two months were spent writing a new manuscript. This week, I my schedule cleared up and I read through three novellas! So here are my three quick book reviews!

All these books and authors are highly recommended!

Hunting Death

I found this book to be a quick and gripping read. I swear that this author channels Bram Stoker in her writing, taking some of the canon and introducing great twists along the way. This book is certainly recommended!

Dream a Little Dream of Me

I just tore through this book in an evening and I was honestly blown away. While new to her world, I easily dove in and found a rich tapestry of characters and scenes to feed my imagination. Vampires, ghosts, old souls, and other elements all combine beautifully! The characters are well written, relatable, and compelling.

This book is clearly part of a larger collection of books and yet stands on its own. Highly recommended!

Taken by Greek Gods: Odysseus Fattens Kalypso

A well-known tale taken from the Odyssey and expanded. Author adds historically accurate details like meals, and measurements to make it seem more authentic. Although, it’s the characters that really shine, giving a humanity to the hero and throwing in a few sex scenes for good measure!

Highly recommended!

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?

Clara is Doing Well on Goodreads!

I’ve been monitoring Goodreads since my book release, and so far the Van Helsing Paradox has done well. At the moment, there are 10 ratings with an average over 4 stars. In addition, there is one great review waiting to be found! Except as follows:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. From Clara’s modest beginnings as a child of a coal miner to her formation as a deadly huntress, the story kept my attention. If anything, I longed for more…

While I was hoping for more reviews by now, I can’t complain. The book has not received any ratings under 3 stars and the average keeps getting better. So readers are not finding it difficult to understand, or are turned off by the fonts.

Small steps!