3 Beautifully Dark Books to Anticipate in 2012

The Wolf Gift, by Anne Rice

The Wolf Gift will arrive on Valentine's Day. This is Anne Rice's foray into werewolf fiction. Sadly, it appears one of the themes of the book is, yet again, salvation.

The Twelve - the sequel to The Passage

The Twelve, by Justin Cronin. I'm so eagerly awaiting this sequel. It's due on October 16. I was so engrossed by and obsessed with The Passage last year. Can't wait to find out what happens next, on long rainy dark evenings this fall, curled up in front of my fireplace with a snoring dog or purring kitty.

The Wind Through the Keyhole: A Dark Tower Novel, by Stephen King

The latest Dark Tower novel, The Wind Through the Keyhole, debuts April 24, 2012. I'm a bit behind in my Dark Tower series reading, so I'd better catch up before then. Also available in a Kindle edition.