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Evelyn Chartres' The Grand

About the author:
Evelyn Chartres is the Nom de Plume for a self-published Canadian author. A writer of Gothic horror stories, Evelyn introduced the Portrait in 2016 and the Grand in 2017.

A fan of the phrase live to eat, Evelyn has also shared various recipes on, which focuses on French-Canadian dishes. Some of her recipes features deep-dish meat pies, seafood, and desserts rarely seen outside of La Belle Province.

Currently living in Halifax, Nova Scotia; Evelyn is laying the foundations for her next project, expanding on the life and times of a hunter.

The Grand

Authored by Evelyn Chartres

The Roaring Twenties were at hand, an era that engulfed entire nations in its wake. While the populace drowned in ecstasy, darker elements infiltrated the land; those who sought wealth and power at every turn.

They had escaped the Great War, pathetically coined the War to End All Wars to find refuge on a continent untouched by the horrors of trench warfare. After all, how sick and depraved could the undead be? What about fallen gods and goddesses? Or for that matter immortals hell-bent on forging a society in the fires of chaos?

No-man's-land the locals dubbed it, eerily familiar to the site of battlefields, scorched lands and ruined cities in Europe. Perhaps it was the high fences or the shadowy outlines of gargoyles that followed one's every move. Or was it how the Grand hung on the side of a cliff, casting its shadow into the souls of the locals? Perhaps there was substance to the rumours that these lands were cursed, seeing how the natives refused to set foot in the valley. Whatever the reason, people from the area knew to steer clear, especially at night.

Despite dire warnings, the Grand had plenty to offer. Rooms and suites that showcased the decadence of an era and dining accommodations that catered to anyone's palette or blood type. Clip-joints, petting parties and live bands entertained guests day and night. After all, even things that go bump in the night need a place to unwind.

Publication Date:
1546546456 / 9781546546450
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Horror / General

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