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February 2018

 

I hope everyone's New Year is off to a great start. If you're like so many other people and have great ideas but struggle with organization, be sure to sign up for our Bullet Journal Class on February 22nd. And don't forget to check out our upcoming author events -- we have some great ones planned!

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Deal of the Month
The Great Pretender

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 The Great Pretender by local author Cesar A. Perez (Aragon Books, paperback, now $9.74). In this inspirational love story, follow Nathan as he begins to reconcile his beliefs and discover what life and love truly have to offer him.

 

You can get 25% off the original cover price of $12.99 on this book through February 28th, and we have a limited number SIGNED copies available!

 


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.

bullet journal
Bullet Journal Class: Thursday, February 22nd, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

Store owner Jill Hendrix has fallen in love with bullet journaling, and she wants to help you start your own at her bullet journal class at Fiction Addiction. Bullet journaling is the analog planner system for the digital age, combining the best of an engagement calendar, to-do list, and traditional journal. Best of all, it can be completely customized to suit your needs. *Note: Tickets are $25 each. Each ticket admits one and will be redeemable at the beginning of the class on journals, pens, and other supplies for the bullet journal you will start during the class. Tickets and supplies can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Laura Leigh Morris
Laura Leigh Morris Launch Party: Thursday, March 1st, 6-8pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Debut upstate South Carolina author and Furman professor Laura Leigh Morris will be celebrating the launch of her new short-story collection, Jaws of Life (Vandalia Press, paperback, $18.99), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. The collection features a cast of characters in north central West Virginia who face all manner of problems. 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.

 


John Hart
John Hart Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, March 3rd, 4pm @ Fiction Addiction, $30 or $10*

The only writer in history to win consecutive Edgar Awards for Best Novel, New York Times bestselling author John Hart returns to the world of his most beloved novel, The Last Child, with his new novel, The Hush (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $27.99, on sale 2/27/18). John will discuss his new book at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $30 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a copy of The Hush. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and can be redeemed on a purchase at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Ashley Poston Beth Revis
Ashley Poston & Beth Revis Young Adult Book Talk & Signing : Monday, March 5th, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Meet these Carolina young adult authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction: Ashley Poston (author of Heart of Iron [Balzer+Bray, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 2/27/18]) and Beth Revis (author of Star Wars: Rebel Rising [Disney Press, hardcover, $17.99]). *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.

 

 


Julia Fowler
Julia Fowler Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, March 10th, 11am @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Gaffney, South Carolina, native and YouTube personality Julia Fowler will be discussing her new book, Talk Southern to Me: Stories & Sayings to Accent Your Life (Gibbs Smith, hardcover, $14.99, on sale 3/6/18), a love letter to the South, at a book 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.

 

 


Bill Kopp
Bill Kopp Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, March 10th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Asheville based music journalist and author Bill Kopp will be discussing his debut book, Reinventing Pink Floyd: From Syd Barrett to the Dark Side of the Moon (Rowman & Littlefield, hardcover, $35.00, on sale 2/15/18), at a book talk & 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.

 

 


Kathryn Smith Kelly Durham
Kathryn Smith & Kelly Durham Launch Party : Saturday, March 17th, 3-5pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

America's sweetheart has been kidnapped! South Carolina authors Kathryn Smith and Kelly Durham team up in Shirley Temple is Missing (CreateSpace, paperback, $15.99), the first book in their new Missy LeHand mystery series. They will be celebrating the launch of the new book at their 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.

 


Even More Events...

March 22nd
March 26th
Jeff Strand
Stacie Ramey
books
Bookclub Party at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, $15

March 27th
April 14th
April 28th
Elizabeth Kostova
Jessica Leake
Amy Willoughby Burle
Elizabeth Kostova Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, $20 or $10
Amy Willoughby Burle Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, Free

May 3rd
June 13th
June 18th
Stuart Gibbs
Karen White
Andrew Lawler
Stuart Gibbs Middle-Grade Book Talk & Signing at Hughes Main Library, 4:30pm, Free (book purchase required to join signing line)
Karen White Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 5pm, $28 or $10
Andrew Lawler Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $31.75

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian
Monday, February 19th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

This month, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $35.00).

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:

February 8th
February 15th
February 22nd
March 1st
Love
Woolly and Me
Tiny and the Big Dig
This Is It
Hardcover
$18.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover
$16.95
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$17.99

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Digital Audiobooks
Are you interested in Libro.fm but reluctant to try audiobooks? Check out this playlist of FREE audiobook excerpts and samplers, including a handful of listening options at no charge, ranging from chapter excerpts from new releases to sampler collections.

To sign up for Libro.fm and start listening to these free 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!



Signed First Editions Club
February 2018
March 2018
April 2018
May 2018
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
Ember
Direct Fire
The Woman in the Window
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $18.00
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $27.99

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.)



February New Releases
Nonfiction
Last Hope Island
Paperback - $18.00

General Fiction
We Were the Lucky Ones
Still Me
The Underground Railroad
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $27.00

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
The Plea The Plea by Steve Cavanagh
When David Child, a major client of a corrupt New York law firm, is arrested for murder, the FBI ask con-artist-turned-lawyer Eddie Flynn to secure David as his client and force him to testify against the firm. The FBI swears David is guilty as hell -- plus they have incriminating files on Eddie's wife. If Eddie can't or won't get David to hire him, she'll pay the price. Though the evidence overwhelmingly says that David killed his girlfriend, when Eddie meets David, he's convinced the man is innocent. With the FBI putting pressure on him to secure his client's guilty plea, Eddie has to find a way to prove Child's innocence while keeping his wife out of danger. Using his legal know-how, grifting talent, and some brilliant sleight of hand, Eddie must find the real killer before it's too late.

Flatiron - Release Date: 2/13/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


Science-Fiction & Fantasy
Annihilation Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer
Area X has been cut off from the rest of the continent for decades. Nature has reclaimed the last vestiges of human civilization. The first expedition returned with reports of a pristine, Edenic landscape; the second expedition ended in mass suicide; the third expedition in a hail of gunfire as its members turned on one another. The members of the eleventh expedition returned as shadows of their former selves, and within weeks, all had died of cancer. In Annihilation, the first volume of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, we join the twelfth expedition. They arrive expecting the unexpected, and Area X delivers, but it's the surprises that came across the border with them and the secrets the expedition members are keeping from one another that change everything.

Read it before you see it -- in theaters February 23rd!

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 2/13/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.00


Children's & Young Adult
Tiny the South Carolina Easter Bunny Tiny the South Carolina Easter Bunny by Eric James
"It's Easter morning in South Carolina, and Tiny is out for a jog, but he STOPS in his tracks and discovers the Easter Bunny STUCK in a log!" With the Easter Bunny trapped, it's up to Tiny to save Easter in South Carolina! But being a bunny isn't as easy as it looks, especially for an elephant. In this fun and playful story, find out how Tiny uses his own special talents to save Easter!

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - Release Date: 2/1/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $9.99


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
The Chalk Man The Chalk Man by C.J. Tudor
The Chalk Man is a creepy, dark, wonderful mystery. It moves back and forth seamlessly from 1986 when five 12-year-olds started out having a normal summer, to the present when those same five find themselves reliving that summer in ways they never imagined. Lies, misunderstandings, and 12-year-old feelings, jealousy, and pranks all play a role in creating the many twists and turns that make up the story of the chalk drawings -- drawings which started as a fun way for 12-year-olds to write each other messages in code, and ended up in death.


Crown - Release Date: 1/9/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00


The Wife Between Us The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
The Wife Between Us is psychological suspense at its best. The writing is so convincing that you will naturally make certain assumptions. But as the blurb for the book says, you should assume absolutely nothing. I lost count of how many times I was totally surprised by what I thought I knew, and even when the surprise ending was revealed there was still one last surprise. A story of love, deceit, betrayal, and sickness -- it is scary and troubling and stunning and amazing all rolled up into one of the best thrillers of the year.


St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 1/9/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


Two Girls Down Two Girls Down by Louisa Luna
Alice Vega is a seriously bad-ass bounty hunter from California who specializes in finding missing children. When 8-year-old Bailey and 10-year-old Kylie disappear from their mother's car while she runs into a store, Alice is hired by the girls' aunt to come to the small Pennsylvania town to help the overworked and understaffed police. Alice immediately convinces Max "Cap" Caplan to help her. Cap is a disgraced ex-police officer who is now a PI. Not only does Vega have extraordinary martial arts skills, but she also has the resources of a super hacker to get her any information she needs. Together they form a powerful team that can do things and go places the police can't. An easy readable writing style, a great storyline with a very unexpected ending, and really likeable characters who give the book an added layer of excitement and who I hope we see again make this a book you won't want to miss.


Doubleday - Release Date: 1/9/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.95


Need to Know Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
Vivian is a loving wife and mother of four. She adores her husband and will do anything for her family. She is also a top analyst in the Russia division of the CIA. Matt, Vivian's husband, is also devoted to his family and will do anything to protect them. He is also a Russian spy. Part of a sleeper cell that Vivian uncovers. I devoured this book. I didn't want to keep reading because I was afraid of what might happen, but I didn't want to quit because I had to know what happened. I dreaded coming to the end because I could not begin to imagine an ending that I would like. But oh boy what a surprise, and what an ending!

Seconded by Jackie


Ballantine - Release Date: 1/23/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


Behind Her Eyes Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough
Behind Her Eyes took me totally by surprise. From the beginning I knew it was a story of a very disturbed person, but which one was the sick one? I knew something happened in the past which was driving two of the main characters, and slowly I thought I was discovering the truth about the past -- but boy was I wrong. A very dark and eerie psychological thriller of love and obsession that you will not be able to put down until you discover the truth.

Seconded by Melissa

Flatiron - Release Date: 1/30/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


The Great Alone The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
The Allbright family has barely managed to survive since Ernt returned from a prisoner of war camp in Viet Nam. 13-year-old Leni loves her mother Cora unconditionally, and she tries really hard to love her father, but she doesn't understand why her mother accepts the abuse and the cruelty her father dishes out when one of "his moods" comes on. In a last attempt to fit into society in a post Viet Nam era, the family moves to what is at the time the wilderness of Alaska. They are totally unprepared for what they are about to endure, but with the help of the few neighbors they have, they learn to overcome the harshest conditions imaginable. But they are still struggling to be the loving family they were before Viet Nam, as dark cruel winters cause Ernt's PTSD to get worse every year. The Great Alone is a beautifully written, remarkable story of what one family can endure and a story of the strength of the human body and the human spirit. It is tragic at times, heartbreaking at times, and beautiful at times. It is a story of cruel love, young love, and above all, a mother's love. It is the ultimate story of survival.

Seconded by Linda


St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 2/6/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.99


Celine
Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore
Grist Mill Road
Paperback - $16.00
A January 2018 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $17.00
A January 2018 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.00
A January 2018 Indie Next Pick

The Dry
This Is How It Always Is
Blood Sisters
Paperback - $15.99
A January 2018 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $16.99
Hardcover - $26.00

What She Knew
Force of Nature
Paperback - $9.99

A Piece of the World A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Kline
With A Piece of the World, Christina Baker Kline takes the little-known subject of the Andrew Wyeth painting Christina's World, and imagines a life that is almost as simplistic as the painting itself. Christina Olson suffers from a disease that causes pain and the limited function of her hands and feet. Her determination and grit guarantee her survival in rural Maine in the early 20th century. Her search for love ends when she realizes that love has always been there for her.


William Morrow - Release Date: 1/30/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99



The Last Suppers
Kiss Carlo
Hardcover - $25.00
Paperback - $16.99

The Mother's Promise
The Charm Bracelet
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $7.99


All Systems Red
Semiosis
Paperback - $14.99
Hardcover - $25.99


Jack of Spies
Paperback - $9.99

Staff Picks
Ready Player One
Paperback - $9.99
(Seconded by Adam)
Read it before you see it -- in theaters March 29th

Love Love by Matt de la Pena, illustrated by Loren Long
Love is all around us, and it shines brightly through Matt de la Pena's gorgeous words and Loren Long's beautiful, inclusive illustrations. This book is a great way to teach little ones about love, and would make a perfect gift for loved ones of any age. This is a book to treasure.

Signed First Editions Available!

Putnam - Release Date: 1/9/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
16-year-old Simon is gay, but he hasn't told anyone yet. Except for his secret penpal Blue, who's in the same boat, and who Simon has a major crush on. Then someone from school sees Simon's email, and uses it to blackmail Simon. Now Simon has to set up one of his best friends with his blackmailer or risk outing Blue. A romance more than a coming-of-age story, and one that I wanted to read again immediately just to have more of the warm fuzzies it gave me.

Read it before you see it -- in theaters March 16th

Balzer+Bray - Release Date: 1/30/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $10.99


The Cruel Prince
Blood and Sand
The Upside of Unrequited
Hardcover - $17.99
Paperback - $10.99

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.

Free gift! All customers who spend $50 in one transaction may pick a free ARC from our gift cart!

Thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

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