The Van Helsing Incursion

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“Hunting things that go bump in the night is child’s play when compared to juggling relationships” More
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About Evelyn Chartres

Evelyn Chartres is the nom de plume for a self-published Canadian author. The writer of seven Gothic fantasy novels, Evelyn released her debut novel, The Portrait, in 2016, and her latest, Dark Hearts, in 2022.

A fan of the phrase “live to eat,” Evelyn shares her recipes on These recipes have a loose focus on French-Canadian cuisine, which feature deep-dish meat pies, seafood, and desserts that are rarely seen outside of La Belle Province.

Evelyn is currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and is busy laying the foundations for her next book featuring Clara Grey.

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Martin Foster reviewed on Dec. 22, 2020

The Van Helsing Incursion, by Evelyn Chartres, is the third book in the Clara Grey Adventures series. By now, readers have seen Clara overcome a multitude of challenges, facing every imaginable type of monster along the way. One might assume that the author is reaching the limit of her entertaining tales, but Evelyn Chartres does not disappoint.

In this volume, Clara and Elizabeth are living anything but domestic bliss. Having rescued Elizabeth from threatening monsters mere months before, the couple’s obvious attraction is overshadowed by a power imbalance, codependence, and fear. Elizabeth needs Clara to defend her from what lurks in the dark, and Clara needs Elizabeth to connect with the modern world. This spells a recipe for relationship disaster.

Evelyn Chartres juxtaposes the ensuing adventures of both Clara and Elizabeth in lockstep fashion. She expertly uses this technique to build suspense and provide a stark contrast for what each character is experiencing simultaneously-- for Elizabeth, an abduction and dramatic escape; for Clara, an erotic encounter that could melt what is left of the polar ice caps. The end result is a cliffhanger that leaves the reader wondering who the true heroine is this time.

This story does a lot to obscure one’s idea of friend and foe, right and wrong, good and evil. Make no mistake. By the end of this tale, you will know that justice prevails, and you will find yourself cheering on heroes of all descriptions.
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