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Fresh Pick / September 17, 2010

October Daye #3 September 2010 On Sale: September 7, 2010 Featuring: Toby Daye; Blind Michael 368 pages ISBN: 0756406269 EAN: 9780756406264 Paperback $7.99 Add to Wish List Fantasy Urban Buy at An Artificial Night by Seanan McGuire Experience the thrill of the hunt in the third October Daye urban fantasy novel. October “Toby” Daye is a changeling-half human and half fae-and the only one who has earned knighthood. Now she must take on a nightmarish new challenge. Someone is stealing the children of the fae as well as mortal children, and all signs point to Blind Michael. Toby has no choice but to track the villain down-even when there are only three magical roads by which to reach Blind Michael’s realm, home of the Wild Hunt-and no road may be taken more than once. If Toby cannot escape with the children, she will fall prey to the Wild Hunt and Blind Michael’s inescapable power. It’s up to a changeling to save fae and human children who have been kidnapped by a monster. Previous Picks

SIMONE ELKELES | When your story isn’t finished…
Author Guest / September 17, 2010

Sometimes your characters (and your publisher) take you places you don’t want to go — like to a not so happily-ever-after ending. Caleb and Maggie from Leaving Paradise wanted a happy ending. They deserved one. They had both been through so much — juvie and a crippling accident — but they still didn’t get their HEA. Not in Leaving Paradise, anyway. As much as they (and I, their author) wanted it, it wasn’t going to happen. Too bad for them. Worse, too bad for me. And so, romance lover that I am, I agonized and fretted over what to do. I had sold the book to the publisher as a YA romance with a HEA. But Caleb and Maggie wouldn’t stay in their box; their characters took over and led them (and their book) to an ending that was real…but not happy. So, after some time (and a few more books – Perfect Chemistry, anyone? were written and hitting the bookstore shelves) I was ready to give Caleb and Maggie their turn in the limelight again. They had suffered enough. Strangely, though, my publisher loved the ending to Leaving Paradise. For them, Leaving Paradise was done. Finito. Paradise had been…