Evelyn Chartres


Evelyn Chartres is the nom de plume for a self-published Canadian author. The writer of four Gothic fantasy novels, Evelyn released her debut novel The Portrait in 2016, and her latest The Van Helsing Resurgence in 2019.

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

Evelyn is currently living in Ottawa, Ontario, and is busy laying the foundations for her next project.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I am employed full time and have a child, so spare time can be limited. However, when I do have some time it can be dedicated to cooking, hiking, photography or working on various projects.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Choosing a book can be a bit random. There may be movie out in theatres which is based on a book, so I make sure to get the book first. It could be because someone I know wrote the book and have interests in seeing their work. Otherwise I tend to rely on the books cover and a synopsis for any new works. Although I also take the time to catch up on classics, to provide me with insight on some meme's or pop references.
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The Van Helsing Resurgence
Price: Free! Words: 90,890. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 6, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
“While the Roaring Twenties are long gone, a heroine’s work is never done.”
The Van Helsing Paradox
Price: Free! Words: 63,970. Language: Canadian English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Clara is a member of the Tower, a religious order of hunters who work outside the confines of the Church. Her order takes an active role to counter these threats. 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 training, faces adversity, and fights in the Great War to become the derringer flapper she is.
The Grand
Price: Free! Words: 72,970. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Nestled atop a cliff overlooking a cursed valley and surrounded by foreboding mountains you will find The Grand. At this ritzy French palatial-style hotel, you will find nothing by class, but things tend to go terribly wrong for some. This hotel is not only for the rich and famous but is a favoured destination for things that go bump in the night.
The Portrait
Price: Free! Words: 82,010. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
The Portrait is a Gothic fantasy about Victoria Frost, an author who develops an unhealthy obsession with her character. As events unfold, her obsessions turn on her which forces Victoria to question her sanity. Is she simply slipping deeper into madness or are there other factors at play?

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Smashwords book reviews by Evelyn Chartres

  • Broken Fate on Feb. 19, 2017

    There are certain elements of life that few of us think about. Many avoid dwelling on death and few question how we ended up where we are. Was it blind luck? Skill? Ruthlessness? Or was it pre-ordained by a greater power? Broken Fate by Jennifer Derrick tackled both elements by living through a moment in the life of one of the Fates. The author Jennifer Derrick seems to have a knack for dragging Greek mythology thousands of years ahead into the now. She breathed life into these ancient gods and goddesses and left me emotionally invested in their outcomes. All of the elements are there, political intrigue, alliances, life, and death. The latter is central to our main characters existence and the reader gets to see what happens when rules are bent or broken. I found it hard to put this book down, taking any opportunity I had to advance a few pages. Alas, the much of the story remains to be told. So I ordered Avenging Fate to see how just how this tale unfolds!