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April 2017

 

SIBA has announced their very looooooooong list of Southern Book Prize nominees for the best Southern books of 2016. Stop by the store to vote for your favorites and be entered to win a collection of last year's winners.

We hope to also see you at our many events scheduled for this month!
 
-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Deal of the Month
Signs of Struggle

Each month, we'll feature a discounted book. These deals are only good through the end of the current month, and quantities are limited, so get yours today!

This month's deal is Signs of Struggle by John Carenen (Neverland Publishing, paperback, now $8.98). After losing his family in a tragic car accident, Thomas O'Shea finds himself driving around the Iowa countryside, trying to find peace on a quiet afternoon. Instead, he finds trouble...and the more he learns, the more he attracts those who will do anything to stop him.

 

We have a limited number of signed copies in stock, and you can get 50% off the original cover price of $16.95 on this great book through April 30th!

 


Upcoming Events
If you are unable to make one of our author events, you are welcome to reserve signed copies by contacting us in advance, by email at   info@fiction-addiction.com  or by phone at 864-675-0540. Personalized copies will need to be prepaid.

Ashley Poston
Ashley Poston Book Talk & Signing: Friday, April 7th, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Cinderella goes to the con in Geekerella (Quirk, hardcover, $18.99, on sale 4/4/17; a Spring 2017 Kids' Indie Next pick) a fandom-fueld twist on the classic fairy tale. Meet Columbia author Ashley Poston, as she discusses her new young adult novel, after which she will take questions from the audience and sign books, at Fiction Addiction. As an added bonus and a nod to the geek culture celebrated in Geekerella, anyone who comes in cosplay costume will get 10% off any merchandise purchased at the event! *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

 


Emily B. Martin
ReadUp All Year: Emily B. Martin Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, April 8th, 3pm @ M. Judson, Ticketed*

Ashes to Fire (Harper Voyager, paperback, $6.99) is the captivating and adventurous follow-up to Emily B. Martin's Woodwalker -- once more with cover art by the author herself! Meet the Clemson, SC, author and illustrator at a book talk and signing at M. Judson in downtown Greenville. *Note: This event is ticketed.. Your book receipt from M. Judson or co-sponsor Fiction Addiction is your ticket to the event. You may purchase either of Emily's Woodwalker books to count as your ticket. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Ann B. Ross
Ann B. Ross Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, April 13th, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free*

In Miss Julia Weathers the Storm (Viking, hardcover, $27.00, on sale 4/4/17), the latest installment of Ann B. Ross's New York Times bestselling series, Miss Julia takes a trip to the beach, only to confront a hurricane roiling off the coast -- and all the trouble it washes ashore. Meet the North Carolina author at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but purchasing a copy of Miss Julia Weathers the Storm from Fiction Addiction will guarantee that a seat is reserved for you. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Jami Attenberg
Jami Attenberg Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, April 13th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free*

From Jami Attenberg, the New York Times bestselling author of The Middlesteins, comes All Grown Up (Houghton Mifflin, hardcover, $25.00; a March 2017 Indies Next Pick), a wickedly funny novel about a thirty-nine-year-old single, childfree woman who defies convention as she seeks connection. Meet the author at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

 


David Baldacci
David Baldacci Book Talk & Signing : Tuesday, April 18th, 6pm @ Thornblade Club , $30*

Meet bestselling suspense author David Baldacci at Thornblade Club in Greer. Mr. Baldacci will be celebrating the launch of his new book, The Fix (Grand Central Publishing, hardcover, $29.00, on sale 4/18/17). His remarkable detective Amos Decker -- the man who can forget nothing -- was first introduced in the sensational #1 New York Times bestseller Memory Man. Now Decker returns in a stunning new novel. Join us for drinks and hors d'oeuvres from 6:00-6:30pm, then at 6:30pm Mr. Baldacci will give a talk, take questions from the audience, and sign books. *Note: Tickets are $55 each. Each ticket admits one and includes one copy of The Fix as well as one drink ticket and hors d'oeuvres. Books and tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Bob Strother
Bob Strother Launch Party: Wednesday, April 19th, 5:30-7:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Greenville, South Carolina, author Bob Strother will be celebrating the launch of his new historical novel, A Fire to Be Kindled (moonShine, paperback, $19.00), the sequel to the highly praised Burning Time, at his launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Robert Morgan
Robert Morgan Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, April 20th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, $17 or $10*

Meet North Carolina author Robert Morgan at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. Robert will be celebrating the paperback release of his latest novel, Chasing the North Star (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, paperback, $15.95), a story about a slave running to freedom and the hope that perseveres in the darkest times. The author will talk about his novel, take questions from the audience, and sign books. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $17 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one to the event, and includes a paperback copy of Chasing the North Star. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one to the event, and includes a $10 voucher that can be redeemed at the event. If seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Nicolas Saperstein
Nicolas Saperstein In-Store Signing: Friday, April 21st, Noon-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

North Carolina author and world record holder Nicolas Saperstein will be signing copies of his poetry collection, Caterpillar Cocoon (paperback, $25.00), at a book signing at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Eddie Anders
Eddie Anders Launch Party: Friday, April 21st, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Studio musician, vocalist, composer, and producer Eddie Anders will be celebrating the launch of his debut book, Waking Up Dead: A True Story of Suicide, Divine Intervention and a Life Transformed (Morgan James, paperback, $18.99), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


SCAA

The South Carolina Academy of Authors (SCAA) will induct writers Dan T. Carter, Cathy Smith Bowers, Jim Hoagland, and Arthenia J. Bates Millican (posthumous) at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence, SC. *Note: Tickets are $35 per person and may be ordered online at scacademyofauthors.org. For more information, visit www.scacademyofauthors.org or contact Jon Tuttle at jtuttle@fmarion.edu or 843-661-1521.

 


money
Free Personal Finance Seminar: Monday, April 24th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free*

April is Financial Literacy Month! To help you with your personal financial literacy, Fiction Addiction is hosting a free personal finance seminar at the store on Monday, April 24th, at 6pm. Jill will deliver the seminar based on her personal experience using All Your Worth: The Ultimate Lifetime Money Plan by Elizabeth Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi (Free Press, paperback, $15.99). Topics will include budgeting, emergency planning, paying off credit cards, and saving for retirement. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 

 


David Burnsworth
David Burnsworth Launch Party: Tuesday, April 25th, 6-8pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

South Carolina author David Burnsworth will be celebrating the launch of Big City Heat (Henery Press, paperback, $15.95), the newest book in his Brack Pelton mystery series, at a launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


grandparents
Parents' & Grandparents' Party: Wednesday, April 26th, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, 15*

Do you have trouble picking out books for the children in your life? We're celebrating Reading Without Walls month by offering children's book recommendations at our first-ever Parents' & Grandparents' Party at Fiction Addiction. We will be serving refreshments, talking about new and upcoming children's books, giving recommendations for your kids and grandkids, and giving away Advance Reader editions of children's books. Everyone is welcome -- parents, grandparents, children, grown-ups who like to read children's books! *Note: Tickets are $15 each. Each ticket admits one adult (children are free), and can be redeemed for $15 off any merchandise purchase at the event. Tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP.

 


Independent Bookstore Day

Mark your calendar for this year's Independent Bookstore Day! Line up in the morning for first shot at the unique, limited edition products that will go on sale that day only in indpendent bookstores. While you're here, grab some birthday cake (it's our 16th anniversary!). And we'll be celebrating the paperback release of My Bookstore: Writers Celebrate Their Favorite Places to Browse, Read, and Shop (Black Dog & Leventhal, paperback, $17.99, on sale 4/11/17), which includes an essay on Fiction Addiction written by Greenville author Mindy Friddle. Mindy will be at the store to sign books from 204pm. This event is free and open to the public. Copies of My Bookstore can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


books

Are you in a book club? Thinking about joining or starting a book club? Like to read "book club-type books"? Then come join us for another Book Club Party at Fiction Addiction! Store owner Jill Hendrix will present suggested titles for book clubs, and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of free "advance reader copies." *Note: Tickets are $15 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP to guarantee you will get a bag.

 


Katherine Bolger Hyde Sasscer Hill Paul A. Barra
Mystery Author Panel Talk & Signing : Tuesday, May 2nd, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction , 10*

Meet these mystery authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction: Katherine Bolger Hyde (author of Arsenic with Austen [Minotaur, hardcover, $24.99]), Sasscer Hill (author of Flamingo Road [Minotaur, hardcover, $25.99]), and Paul A. Barra (author of Astoria Nights [Black Opal, paperback, $14.49]). *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off the featured authors' books. Books and tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Even More Events...
Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook
Monday, April 17th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In April, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Complete Mediterranean Cookbook (America's Test Kitchen, hardcover, $29.95).

If you're interested in joining our cookbook club, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here.

 

Children's Storytime
Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles in upcoming weeks:

April 6th
April 13th
April 20th
April 27th
Raisin, the Littlest Cow
The Easter Egg
Be Quiet!
Touch the Earth
Hardcover
$17.99
Board book
$8.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$17.99

On sale 4/11/17

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Digital Audiobooks
Choose indie, every month. The Libro.fm membership is now available! For $14.99 per month, you'll get to select from over 70,000+ audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers. Discover hidden gems hand curated by expert indie booksellers. Your first month is just $0.99 and you can cancel at any time, no strings (or bookmarks) attached. And you'll be supporting Fiction Addiction with every purchase!

To sign up, simply go to Libro.fm/fictionaddiction, click Sign Up in the upper right-hand corner, and create your account. You can choose to purchase individual audiobooks or sign up for a membership. Download the free Libro.fm app (iOS or Android), and start listening!

Have unused Audible credits? No problem! We can switch up to two of your Audible credits to your Libro.fm account if you sign up for membership. (This offer is not valid online; you must visit Fiction Addiction and let us know you want to switch your credits.)


Customer Reward Program

We offer customers two purchase-based rewards. Any time you spend $50 in one transaction, you may pick a free ARC from our gift cart. When you spend $100 in one transaction, you will get 10% off of any merchandise purchased at that time (excludes event tickets) as well as two free ARCs from our gift cart.

Signed First Editions Club
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017
July 2017
This Is How It Always Is
Walkaway
A Piece of the World
Close Enough to Touch
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $24.99

Our Signed First Editions Club makes it easy to become a collector! We pick great books -- past picks have included a National Book Award Winner and an Edgar Award Winner for Best Novel -- and you get one signed first edition every month. Our picks run the gamut from memoirs to popular fiction, cookbooks to mysteries. All you have to do is provide us with payment information and commit to purchasing at least 10 of the 12 books picked each year. Collect for fun or for profit -- our club members have seen their books increase in value since they purchased them! A club membership also makes a great gift for the book lover in your life.

(Prices are subject to change by the publisher.)



April New Releases
Regional Interest
Chasing the North Star Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan
In his latest historical novel, bestselling author Robert Morgan brings to full and vivid life the story of Jonah Williams, who, in 1850, on his eighteenth birthday, flees the South Carolina plantation on which he was born a slave. He takes with him only a few stolen coins, a knife, and the clothes on his back--no shoes, no map, no clear idea of where to head, except north, following a star that he prays will be his guide. Bristling with breathtaking adventure, Chasing the North Star is deftly grounded in historical fact yet always gripping and poignant as the story follows Jonah and Angel through the close calls and narrow escapes of a fearsome world. It is a celebration of the power of the human spirit to persevere in the face of great adversity. And it is Robert Morgan at his considerable best.

Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing on April 20th!

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - Release Date: 4/4/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.95


Ashes to Fire
Ballplayer
Border Child
Paperback - $6.99
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on April 8th!
Hardcover - $27.00
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $26.95

Miss Julia Inherits a Mess
Miss Julia Weathers the Storm
The Night the Lights Went Out
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $26.00
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on April 13th!
On sale 4/11/17

Nonfiction
Big Impact Landscaping Big Impact Landscaping: 28 DIY Projects You Can Do on a Budget to Beautify and Add Value to Your Home by Sara Bendrick
If you've ever looked at the weed-filled expanse that passes for your backyard and wondered why your family never uses it, then this book is for you. The host of I Hate My Yard! and Build It Like Bendrick addresses the most common homeowner requests for affordable ways to bring privacy, shade, dining areas, fire features, and manageable plantings into their yards to increase their enjoyment of outdoor spaces and increase the value of their home. Get the most out of your property and expand your living space while enjoying more time outdoors. With Big Impact Landscaping as your guide, your backyard will go from a forlorn, forgotten wasteland to the go-to gathering place your family and guests will never want to leave.

Page Street Publishing - Release Date: 3/14/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $21.99


Sobriety Test
A Year of Picnics
Game - $19.95
Hardcover - $24.95

General & Historical Fiction
The Nest
Paperback - $16.99

Science Fiction & Fantasy
All the Birds in the Sky
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 4/11/17
An April 2017 Indie Next Pick

Young Adult
Everything, Everything
Paperback - $10.99
Read it before you see it -- in theaters May 19th!

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
Would you like to learn about even more great books and book-related news? Shelf Awareness sends out a twice-weekly email newsletter filled with book reviews, book lists, author interviews, and more. If you're interested in subscribing to the Shelf Awareness email list, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com.

Volunteer Picks
Life or Death
Celine
A Twist of the Knife
Paperback - $15.99
Hardcover - $25.95
A March 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $25.99

Follow Me Down
Fellside
A Simple Favor
Hardcover - $24.99
Paperback - $15.99
Hardcover - $25.99

Mississippi Blood
Ragdoll
Hardcover - $29.99
Signed First Editions Available!
An April 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $27.99

Most Wanted
The Forgotten Girls
Paperback - $15.99
A March 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $27.00

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven
The Book of Polly
Paperback - $16.00
A March 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.00

Flight Patterns
Hallelujah Anyway
Paperback - $15.00
Hardcover - $20.00
An April 2017 Indie Next Pick

Staff Picks
Radical Candor
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
My Bookstore
Harcover - $26.99
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $17.99
Meet the author of the Fiction Addiction essay, Mindy Friddle, at her Book Signing on Independent Bookstore Day, April 29th!


The Hate U Give
Hunted
Hardcover - $17.99


Strange the Dreamer
Geekerella
Hardcover - $18.99
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on April 7th!
A Spring 2017 Kids' Indie Next Pick

Store & Community  News
Volunteer to help us at the store! Our volunteers receive a free "advance reading copy" for every three hours worked, and a 20% discount on all merchandise. If you're interested in volunteering at Fiction Addiction, please email Jill at info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540.

Thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607
864-675-0540