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August 2017

 

I know many of you are excited about the upcoming eclipse on August 21st. Stop by in advance to purchase a copy of the South Carolina Total Eclipse Guide

Then, once school starts, be sure to bring us your reading lists so we can stock up on any required reading.

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Deal of the Month
Pendulum

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 Pendulum: How Past Generatiosn Shape Our Present and Predict Our Future by Roy H. Williams and Michael R. Drew (The Vanguard Press, hardcover, now $5.50). Pendulum explains where we have been as a society, how we got here, and where we are headed. If you would benefit from a peek into the future, you would do well to read this book.

 

You can get 75% off the original cover price of $21.99 on this book through August 31st!

 


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.

Christina June Katy Upperman
Christina June & Katy Upperman YA Panel Talk & Signing : Thursday, August 10th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction , Free (please RSVP)

Debut young adult authors Christina June (author of It Started with Goodbye [Blink, paperback, $12.99]), and Katy Upperman (author of Kissing Max Holden [Swoon Reads, hardcover, $17.99]) at a panel talk and 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.

 



Sandra Brown
In Conversation with Sandra Brown: Wednesday, August 16th, 7pm @ Headquarters Library, Free*

#1 New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown delivers nonstop suspense and supercharged sexual tension in Seeing Red (Grand Central, hardcover, $27.00, on sale 8/15/17), her latest thriller about tainted heroism and vengeance without mercy. Meet the author and hear her discuss her new book at Headquarters Library in Spartanburg. *Note: This event is free and open to the public. There will be a special gift for the first 150 attendees, so be sure to arrive early! Books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


M. Judson is excited to host another ReadUp All Year event with Nashville writer Jeff Zentner (author of Goodbye Days [Crown Publishers, hardcover, $17.99]), and Tucson writer Kathleen Glasgow (author of Girl in Pieces [Delacorte Press, hardcover, $18.99]). You'll have the opportunity to hear the story behind both books, as well as ask questions about process and inspiration. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased from M. Judson or co-sponsor Fiction Addiction online, at the store, or by phone.

 


Sheri S. Levy
Sheri S. Levy In-Store Launch Party: Saturday, August 19th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

South Carolina children's author Sheri S. Levy will be celebrating the launch of her new young adult novel, Starting Over (Barking Rain Press, paperback, $13.95), the sequel to Seven Days to Goodbye, at her 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.

 


Leah Weiss
Leah Weiss Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, August 29th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Southern author Leah Weiss will discuss her debut novel, If the Creek Don't Rise (Sourcebooks, paperback, $15.99; a Summer 2017 SIBA Okra Pick; an August 2017 Indie Next pick), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. Leah will be introduced by her friend and fellow author Sue Inman, Greenville author of Year of the Snake: 1989. This event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served, 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.

 



Do you have trouble picking out books for the children in your life? We will be offering children's book recommendations at our 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 $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.

 


Alice Ratterree
Alice Ratterree In-Store Launch Party: Friday, September 8th, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Greenville, SC, children's book illustrator Alice Ratterree will be celebrating the launch of her new picture book, Dangerous Jane (Peachtree Publishers, hardcover, $17.95, on sale 9/1/17), at her 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.

 


Roger Johns Lawrence Thackston Sean Keefer Brock Adams
Southern Author Panel Talk & Signing : Saturday, September 9th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction , $10*

Meet these Southern authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction: Roger Johns (author of Dark River Rising [Minotaur Books, hardcover, $26.99, on sale 8/29/17]), Lawrence Thackston (author of Carolina Cruel [Rivers Turn Press, paperback, $14.95]), Sean Keefer (author of The Solicitor [paperback, $16.95]), and Brock Adams (author of Ember [Hub City Press, paperback, $18.00, on sale 9/5/17]) *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off the featured authors' books. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


David Burnsworth
David Burnsworth In-Store Launch Party: Tuesday, September 12th, 6-8pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

South Carolina author David Burnsworth will be celebrating the release of the launch of In It for the Money (Henery Press, paperback, $15.95, on sale 9/12/17), the first book in his new Blu Carraway mystery series, 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.

 


Ellyn Bache
Fiction Writing Seminar with Ellyn Bache: Saturday, September 16th, 10am-Noon @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

This two-hour seminar, taking place at Fiction Addiction, is led by award-winning novelist and short story writer Ellyn Bache. It touches on key elements fiction writers need to keep in mind, whether they are working on short stories or a novel. What makes for a good beginning? When can you introduce background? How can you make minor characters come alive? And much more. *Note: Each $25 ticket admits one and includes a copy of Ellyn's short story collection, Kaleidoscope (Banks Channel Books, paperback, $16.00), which she will be using as an example text. It is not necessary to have read the stories before the class. A minimum of six signups needed or the seminar will be cancelled. Tickets can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Even More Events...
September 30th
Emily Colin
Nicole Seitz
Dorothy St. James
Southern Women Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $10

October 17th
October 21st
Shannon & Dean Hale
ReadUp

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
The Beach House Cookbook
Monday, August 21st, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In August, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Beach House Cookbook by Mary Kay Andrews (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $30.99).

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:

August 3rd
August 10th
August 17th
August 24th
August 31st
May I Have a Word?
Lost and Found, What's that Sound?
Amanda Panda Quits Kindergarten
Stay
Word Play
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$14.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$17.99

Kids' Summer Reading Challenge

Fiction Addiction and Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, are issuing a summer reading challenge: Read Without Walls. Adult bookclub members know the joy of falling in love with a book that your club selected that you were absolutely sure you were going to hate. We want kids to learn to take chances with their reading material and broaden their horizons as well. Gene's challenge is for children to do one (or two, or all three!) of three things: 1. Read a book about a diverse character different from yourself; or 2. Read a book about an unfamiliar topic; or 3. Try a book in a different format (thick book, thin book, graphic novel, etc.). In support of this challenge, Fiction Addiction is taking the financial risk out of the equation by offering no-hassle 30-day money-back returns on any book purchased as part of the challenge. Just tell us you're trying the challenge and we'll stamp your receipt.
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Digital Audiobooks
Introducing Audiobooks of the Month! Each month, a theme will guide the list of suggested audiobooks to suit a variety of tastes and interests. For August, the theme is Summer Reading Picks. As you know, everyone is talking about their favorite summertime reads, so Libro.fm has compiled selections from celebrity book clubs, from partner stores (like Fiction Addiction), and listeners. You can find the list on their blog, complete with audio samples.

To sign up for Libro.fm and start listening to these great summer reads, 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!


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
August 2017
September 2017
October 2017
Walking to Listen
The Barrowfields
The Frozen Hours
Hardcover - $29.00
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $29.99

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.)



August New Releases
Regional Interest
The Order of the Eternal Sun The Order of the Eternal Sun by Jessica Leake
When Lord Thornewood, brother-in-law to Lucy Sinclair, insists that his brother James train Lucy in self-defense, she wouldn't mind so much if her treacherous mind didn't continue to replay the kiss they once shared. But awkward defense lessons are the least of her problems. Her arcana, a magical talent that allows her to mentally enter any scene that she draws, grows stronger by the day, and with each stroke of her pen, she risks attracting the attention of the Order of the Eternal Sun, the sinister brotherhood that steals the power of Sylvani blood for their own dark ends. When a bold new suitor arrives from India, Lucy can't help but be intrigued. But as Lucy's own suspicions grow, and the threat of the Order looms larger, Lucy will have to learn to harness her unpredictable power or risk falling under the Order's shadow forever.

Talos - Release Date: 8/1/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99


Two by Two
Paperback - $15.99

General & Historical Fiction
Truly Madly Guilty Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
Liane Moriarty turns her unique, razor-sharp eye towards three seemingly happy families. Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job, and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there's anything they can count on, it's each other. Clementine and Erika are each other's oldest friends. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don't hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid's larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won't stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can't stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn't gone?

Flatiron - Release Date: 7/25/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99


If the Creek Don't Rise If the Creek Don't Rise by Leah Weiss
Sadie Blue has been a wife for fifteen days. That's long enough to know she should have never hitched herself to Roy Tupkin, even with the baby. Sadie is desperate to make her own mark on the world, but in remote Appalachia, a ticket out of town is hard to come by, and hope often gets stomped out. When a stranger sweeps into Baines Creek and knocks things off kilter, Sadie finds herself with an unexpected lifeline...if she can just figure out how to use it. This intimate insight into a fiercely proud, tenacious community unfolds through the voices of the forgotten folks of Baines Creek. With a colorful cast of characters that each contribute a new perspective, If the Creek Don't Rise is a debut novel bursting with heart, honesty, and homegrown grit.

Meet the author at a Book Talk & Signing on August 29th!

A Summer 2017 SIBA Okra Pick


Sourcebooks Inc. - Release Date: 8/22/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


The Dream Keeper's Daughter The Dream Keeper's Daughter by Emily Colin
Isabel Griffin has done her best to move on since her boyfriend, Max Adair, vanished without a trace eight years ago. Eerily enough, this isn't the first time someone Isabel loves has gone missing. When she was sixteen, her mother disappeared, and her father became obsessed with finding his long-lost wife -- at the expense of parenting Isabel. Determined not to repeat her father's mistakes, Isabel works hard to become a respected archaeologist and a loving mother to her and Max's daughter, Finn, a little girl with very unusual abilities. Then Isabel receives a disturbing phone call. Isabel tries to convince herself that the caller can't possibly be Max. But what if it is, and Finn is in danger? As one mysterious event after another occurs, she can't shake the feeling that, despite what everyone else believes, Finn's father is alive -- and he's desperately trying to reach her.

Meet the author at a Panel Talk & Signing on September 30th!

Ballantine Books - Release Date: 7/25/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00


Pieces of Happiness Pieces of Happiness by Anne Ostby
When Sina, Maya, Ingrid, and Lisbeth each receive a letter in the mail posing the same question, the answer is obvious. Their old high school friend Kat has invited them to live with her on her cocoa farm in Fiji. Who could say no? Now in their sixties, the friends have all but resigned themselves to the cards they've been dealt. As they adjust to their new lives together, the friends are watched over by Ateca, Kat's longtime housekeeper, who oftentimes knows the women better than they know themselves and recognizes them for what they are. Surrounded by an azure-blue ocean, cocoa trees, and a local culture that is fascinatingly, joyfully alien, the friends find a new purpose in starting a business making chocolate: bittersweet, succulent pieces of happiness.

Doubleday - Release Date: 8/1/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.95


A Kind of Freedom
Hardcover - $26.00
A Summer 2017 SIBA Okra Pick

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Seeing Red
Hardcover - $27.00
Meet the author at a book talk & signing on August 16th!

Children's & Young Adult
The Spooky Express South Carolina The Spooky Express South Carolina by Eric James
We both held our breath as the train whistle blew, for the sound it made was a ghastly Woo-WOOOOO! Find out what happens aboard the Spooky Express as it hurtles around South Carolina on Halloween night.

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - Release Date: 8/1/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $9.99


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Starting Over
Kissing Max Holden
Paperback - $12.99
Paperback - $13.95
Meet the author at her launch party on August 19th!
Hardcover - $17.99
Meet the author at a panel talk & signing on August 10th!

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
Watch Me Disappear Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
A riveting story of love and betrayal; a haunting mystery... How well do you know your spouse? How long would you tolerate the secrets? How far would you go to uncover the truth? A marriage falling apart; a teen that no longer needs her mother; time to disappear; too many secrets; too many lies; perhaps a time to die...

Spiegel & Grau - Release Date: 7/11/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00


All Is Not Forgotten
The Lying Game
Incarnate
Paperback - $16.99
An August 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $16.00

Burning Bright
Are You Sleeping
Paperback - $9.99
Hardcover - $26.00

Down a Dark Road Down a Dark Road by Linda Castillo
As usual, Linda Castillo writes a novel where you become ensnared in the story and the characters. Kate never gets boring, either as a woman, a sheriff, or a partner. The group of characters surrounding Kate are so engaging and central to what makes her a great character. The plot in this story will pull at your heartstrings for the loss of innocence. The power of corrupt government authorities will make you shake in your boots.

Minotaur Books - Release Date: 7/11/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


The Breakdown
Arcana
Hardcover - $25.99
A July 2017 Indie Next Pick
Seconded by Nancy M.
Paperback - $7.99
Seconded by Jill

Hum If You Don't Know the Words Hum If You Don't Know the Words by Bianca Marais
I have read about apartheid in South Africa, but have never understood it like I did after reading Hum If You Don't Know the Words. Her parents' loss cause Robin to question everything she knows about blacks and whites. Beauty searches for her daughter after she is involved in the Soweto riots. When Beauty comes to take care of Robin, the two learn about love and forgiveness no matter what skin color is involved.


Putnam - Release Date: 7/11/17 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


The Risen
The Book That Matters Most
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $15.95
An August 2017 Indie Next Pick

Meddling Kids
The Clockwork Dynasty
Hardcover - $26.95
A July 2017 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.95

Underground Airlines
Paperback - $15.99

Staff Picks

The Bedlam Stacks
Exile
Hardcover - $26.00
An August 2017 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $7.99


The Last Magician
Hardcover - $18.99

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