Today I’d like to share with you three books which have come from publisher Head of Zeus over the Christmas and New Year period and they are all from the different imprints at the publisher: Aria, AdAstra and Aries.  A big thank you to Amy, Cassie and Andrew from Head of Zeus for these amazing titles, all publishing in January and February and a couple of these are for upcoming blog tours.  Let’s take a quick look at this lovely stack and their spines before finding out more about each book…

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As you can see all the books look different but have some lovely looking spines, especially the finished copy of the first book which is below. The other two books are proof copies. The first book is for a blog tour in late January with my stop being on the 27th January. 🙂 …

January book haul Head of Zeus close up of The Village Vicar
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The Village Vicar by Julie HoustonThree devoted sisters… One complicated family.
When Rosa Quinn left her childhood home in Westenbury, she never expected to return over a decade later as the village vicar.  But after a health scare and catching her boyfriend cheating, Rosa jumps at the chance to start over and live closer to her triplet sisters Eva and Hannah.
But Rosa’s isn’t the only old face in the village, and when her role in the parish throws her into the path of her ex, she begins to wonder if she’s made a terrible mistake.  Meanwhile, Eva and Hannah face their own troubles, as secrets about their family threaten to emerge.
Can Rosa make a life for herself in Westenbury?  Or will the sisters discover you can’t run away from the past?
Fans of Katie Fforde, Phillipa Ashley and The Vicar of Dibley will love this heartwarming and witty story of family, friendship and fresh starts.

This second book is a proof copy for another upcoming blog tour where my stop on the tour will be on the 13th February.  Check out the beautiful golden foil detail😍…

January book haul Head of Zeus close up of Shield Maiden
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Shield Maiden by Sharon EmmerichsHaving grown up hearing tales of her uncle, the great King Beowulf Fryda’s one desire is to become shield maiden in her own right.  Yet a terrible childhood accident has left Fryda disabled – thus, she believes, thwarting her dream of becoming a worrior-woman for good.  But still, somehow, she feels an uncontrollable power begin to rise within herself.
Meanwhile, a great celebration of Beowulf’s reign is underway, and Fryda’s house is soon overrun with foreign kings and chieftans.  Amidst the drunken revelry, a discovery is made that threatens the safety of Fryda’s entire clan – and her own life.  Enraged, Fryda resolves to fight for her people, no matter the cost…and all the while, her powers seem only to grow stronger.
But she’s not the only one to feel its effects.  For, buried deep in her gilded lair, a dragon is drawn to Fryda’s untamed power, and is sowly awakening from a long, cursed sleep…

And this last book proof is for an interesting sounding thriller that’s out on the 16th February.  Here is the front cover which says ‘She never forgets a face.  He never forgets his prey.’

January book haul Head of Zeus close up of Black Wolf front cover
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And here is the back cover sporting what could be the actual cover of the book when it is sold…

January book haul Head of Zeus close up of Black Wolf back cover
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Black Wolf by Kathleen Kent – Minsk, Byelorussian Soviet Republic, 1990.  The Soviet Union is crumbling.  The scavengers and predators are gathering, eager to pick the meat off the bones of a dying empire.
THE SPY: Melvina Donleavy is part of a US trade delagation – and on her first undercover mission with the CIA.  Mel has a secret skill: she is a ‘super recognizer’, someone who never forgets a face.  She is the CIA’s early warning system, on watch for hostile agents trying to extract fissionable materials from the moribund USSR.
THE SERIAL KILLER: On the streets of Minsk, women are being strangled.  Many more have disapperaed.  The Soviet Union is not a gentle place for women and too many men are capable of such violence, but the truth is worse: just one man is responsible.  Worse still, the authorities will never admit to his existence – serial killers, after all, are a symptom of capitalist decadence.  And now he has a new target.
THE SPY HUNTER: Chairman of the USSR’s KGB, recipient of the Hero of the Soviet Union medal, the Order of Lenin, the medal for Valour, the Order of the Patriotic War and the Order of the Red Star.  They say you never hear his footsteps until he’s carrying your coffin.  And now he has a new target.
The Cold War may be coming to a close, but Mel is in danger of being obliterated by its fallout.  Whichever way she turns, the wolves are gathering.


All of these books are so different but don’t they all sound like exciting reads? 🙂  I can’t wait to get started on all of these very soon, so I hope you’ll be looking out for my reviews coming soon! 🙂 ❤

Are any of these books appealing to you?  What are you currently reading?  Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂