Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Release Tuesday (34)

New Release Tuesday is a weekly feature where I share what I'm excited about in both books and music. Sometimes its release day is close, other times it can be several weeks or months in advance. I only feature one for each category, but there a LOADS of new and upcoming releases and you can find them by visiting B&N.com or FYE.com!
Title:  The Wolf Gift
Author:  Anne Rice
Release Date:  February 14, 2012
Summary:  The time is the present.
The place, the rugged coast of Northern California. A bluff high above the Pacific. A grand mansion full of beauty and tantalizing history set against a towering redwood forest.
A young reporter on assignment from the San Francisco Observer . . . An older woman welcoming him into her magnificent family home that he has been sent to write about and that she must sell with some urgency . . . A chance encounter between two unlikely people . . . An idyllic night—shattered by horrific unimaginable violence, the young man inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he cannot see in the rural darkness . . . A violent episode that sets in motion a terrifying yet seductive transformation, as the young man, caught between ecstasy and horror, between embracing who he is evolving into and fearing what he will become, soon experiences the thrill of the wolf gift.
As he resists the paradoxical pleasure and enthrallment of his wolfen savagery and delights in the power and (surprising) capacity for good, he is caught up in a strange and dangerous rescue and is desperately hunted as “the Man Wolf” by authorities, the media, and scientists (evidence of DNA threatens to reveal his dual existence) . . . As a new and profound love enfolds him, questions emerge that propel him deeper into his mysterious new world: questions of why and how he has been given this gift; of its true nature and the curious but satisfying pull towards goodness; of the profound realization that there may be others like him who are watching—guardian creatures who have existed throughout time who possess ancient secrets and alchemical knowledge. And throughout it all, the search for salvation for a soul tormented by a new realm of temptations, and the fraught, exhilarating journey, still to come, of being and becoming, fully, both wolf and man.

Why I'm Excited:  Okay, I will admit that I have actually never in my life read anything by Anne Rice.  Not Interview with a Vampire, not anything.  I've seen the movie, which was fantastic, but that doesn't count much.  I've always wanted to read some of her work, and it seems that either you love it or you hate it.  A good friend of mine really enjoys her work and is VERY excited for this release.  Maybe one day I'll get around to reading her, but this release has caught my attention!
Unfortunately, there is not a single new release that is coming out any time soon that I have any sort of interest in.  It's rather sad, really.  I think the next thing I have to look forward to is the new Every Time I Die.  Maybe a new release will be announced before next week that I can actually get excited about!

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