In the Books featuring The Witches of Ashford Place: Hunter’s Moon Series Book 1 by Sheri McInnis

Good morning and welcome to In the Books, featuring The Witches of Ashford Place: Hunter’s Moon Series Book 1 by Sheri McInnis.


About the Book: Danger. Power. Glamour. Meet the Witches of Ashford Place.

When Grace Walker moves into a grand apartment overlooking Central Park, she has no idea that all the beautiful tenants are secretly Witches. Only that for the first time in her life, she feels at home.

​But when one of the women is murdered, and a New York City detective starts asking questions, Grace is drawn into a secret world of danger, sex and revenge.

​It’s a journey that will take her from the bright lights of Manhattan to the battlefields of Medieval England, as she learns the truth about herself, her family and a secret world that has existed since time began.

My Review: This was one of the more entertaining books I’ve read. I have to admit, this book caught me a little by surprise. I don’t want to give any spoilers, but it seems more like a mystery to me as we follow Grace as strange occurrences from disappearing items, strange dreams, and murder helps her to learn about herself and her family history.

While the characters are engaging, there were times I wondered about Grace. While she and the other characters are well written, I’m amazed at her lack of curiosity throughout most of the book. I’m an extremely curious person, so it’s hard to understand her reasoning. It’s only fair to say I’ve known people like her, so this is more my personal taste than anything else, but I think it’s awesome that the main character hit so close to home.

The story itself is well written and fast paced. It’s hard to find an excuse to put it down even at chapter breaks. It’s a nice blend of the current trend of witch and magic stories with a few twists that keep it engaging and fun. It’s unfair it ended so soon, and I can’t wait for the next book.


About CP Bialois

Where do I begin? Well first I guess it's only fair to say that CP Bialois isn't my real name. It's a collaboration I made out of the three greatest pets anyone could ever want. My real name is Ed and I'm just an average person that has found a way to do what he loves. For as long back as I can remember I loved to pretend. Whether it was with my Transformers, GI Joe, or He-Man toys I loved to create intricate plots and have them fight it out. As a fan of horror, science fiction, action, and comedy I dare say my taste in movies are well rounded. Some of my favorites were Star Wars, Star Trek, martial arts, and anything with Swarzenegger in them. I'd write my own stories about the characters I saw in the theaters or TV or I'd just daydream about what I'd see myself as the hero of course. You can't have a daydream without beating the bad guys, getting the girl, etc. It's just not right to envision yourself as a flunky or sidekick. As far as books I loved Sherlock Holmes, Treasure Island, Dracula, and the normal assortment. My early love was the Star Trek novels, I'd read them or the Hardy Boys relentlessly. For a time I could tell you the plot of over a hundred books not to mention comics. I have to come clean and say that I learned to read because of comic books. I was bored, make that extremely bored when we started to read in school. Reading "the cat fell down" really didn't interest me. My dad, who continues to astound me with his insight to this day, figured comics would work. With that in mind he went to the newstand in town and bought issues of Donald Duck, Scrooge McDuck, Tales From the Crypt, and Spider-man. He patiently read through them with me until I picked it up. Whether it was him or the comics I learned to read in about two weeks and for a while few were as good as I was. For years after that whenever we'd go out he'd always spring for a couple of comic books for me. While it wasn't exactly the perfect beginning everything I've ever read or have seen has influenced me in some way and now is the time I'd like to share some of the ideas I've had over the years with all of you. I hope you enjoy my stories, they're always fun to write and I don't see myself stopping anytime soon.
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