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December 2017


Happy gift-giving season! Signed books make great gifts so be sure to check out our upcoming events. Or stop by and let us know about that difficult-to-shop-for person on your list and we'll be happy to make suggestions. 

The last day to special-order for Christmas will be Monday, Dec. 18th (assuming the book is in stock at our distributor) but we encourage you to place those orders even earlier.

Please note that Fiction Addiction will be closed on Sunday and Monday, December 24th and 25th, for Christmas, and on Monday, January 1st, for New Year's. 

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Deal of the Month
Cashed Out

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 Cashed Out by Michael H. Rubin (Fiery Seas Publishing, paperback, now $9.50). "Schex" Schexnaydre is a failure as a lawyer, with only one client who's just been murdered, and no cash except the $4 million his client had stashed with him. Now Schex's ex-wife is accused of the murder, and Schex has ended up as a target.


You can get 50% off the original cover price of $18.99 on this book through December 31st, and we have SIGNED copies!


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.

Shirley Proctor Twiss
Shirley Proctor Twiss In-Store Launch Party: Saturday, December 2nd, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Greenville, South Carolina, author Shirley Proctor Twiss will be celebrating the launch of her new short story collection, Myra: The Girl...The Woman...The Legend (FPS, paperback, $12.99), the fourth book in her Cotton in August series, 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.


Beth Lindsay Templeton

Greenville author and minister Beth Lindsay Templeton will be celebrating the launch of her new holiday short story collection, The Christmas Strawberry...and Other Stories (FPS, paperback, $12.00), 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.


Patricia Moore-Pastides
Patricia Moore-Pastides Book Talk & Signing: Wednesday, December 6th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

USC First Lady and author Patricia Moore-Pastides will discuss her new book, At Home in the Heart of the Horseshoe: Life in the University of South Carolina President's House (USC Press, hardcover, $44.99), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction. This coffee-table style book has more than 200 personal and archival images, providing a pictorial tour of all the public rooms and gardens of the historic building that was constructed as part of the original campus in 1854. 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.



Chip Simmons
Chip Simmons In-Store Book Signing: Saturday, December 16th, 11am-1pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free

Debut Greenville, South Carolina, author Chip Simmons will be signing copies of his new middle-grade fantasy novel, The Lighted Sword (Deeds Publishing, paperback, $17.95), at an in-store book signing at Fiction Addiction. Join young frog Tenara on her quest to rescue her best friend and discover the truth about their small village and the beasts that haunt them. 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.


Emily B. Martin Ashley Poston
Young Adult Author Panel Talk & Signing : Saturday, December 16th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction , Free (please RSVP)

Meet these South Carolina young adult authors at a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Emily B. Martin (author ofthe Creatures of Light series, including Woodwalker [Harper Voyager, paperback, $6.99] and Ashes to Fire [Harper Voyager, paperback, $6.99]) and Ashley Poston (author of Geekerella [Quirk, hardcover, $18.99]). 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.



A.J. Tata
A.J. Tata Book Talk & Signing: Wednesday, January 17th, Noon @ The Poinsett Club, $26*

Meet Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, U.S. Army (Retired), as he discusses his new military thriller, Direct Fire (Kensington, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 12/26/17), the latest book in his Jake Mahegan thriller series, at a luncheon event at The Poinsett Club in downtown Greenville. Following remarks by Gen. Tata, he will be available to sign books. *Note: Tickets are $26.00 each. Each ticket admits one and includes lunch, as well as a donation to a military charity. Attire is business casual (no jeans). Fiction Addiction will be selling books on-site at the event, but pre-ordering is recommended. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Even More Events...
January 27th
January 29th
February 1st
Bryan Robinson
Cathy Cleary
Sarah Mlynowski
Lauren Myracle
Sarah Mlynowski & Lauren Myracle Middle-Grade Book Talk & Signing at Location & Time TBD, Free (more info coming soon!)

February 5th
March 1st
March 3rd
March 27th
Min Jin Lee
John Hart
Elizabeth Kostova
Karen White
Min Jin Lee Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 3pm, $16.95
John Hart Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 4pm, $30 or $10
Elizabeth Kostova Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, $20 or $10
Karen White Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 5pm, $28 or $10 (more info coming soon!)

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Food Swings
Monday, December 18th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

This month, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Food Swings by Jessica Seinfeld (Ballantine Books, hardcover, $32.00).

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:

December 7th
December 14th
December 21st
December 28th
Blue vs. Yellow
Santa Rex
Grump Groan Growl

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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!

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
December 2017
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
The Cage-Maker
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
Hardcover - $18.99
Hardcover - $28.99
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $18.00

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.)

December New Releases
Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits Even the Stiffest People Can Do the Splits: A 4-Week Stretching Plan to Achieve Amazing Health by Eiko
With only five minutes of stretching a day, you'll be doing perfect splits in four weeks and experiencing a host of health benefits such as better circulation, fewer joint injuries, toned muscles, improved balance, and much more! With world-renowned yoga teacher Eiko's revolutionary program, people of any age and fitness level can say goodbye to those mysterious aches and pains that are caused by stiff, contracting muscles, and see unbelievable results. All you need is this book, two legs, and a floor, and you're on your way to doing the splits!

Rodale Press - Release Date: 12/5/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $18.99

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Besieged Besieged by A. J. Tata
Checking in on the schoolteacher daughter of a colleague, former Delta Captain Jake Mahegan finds himself face to face with a merciless gunman rigged as a suicide bomber. Without warning, the school is attacked from the outside as well -- and all hell breaks loose. The teacher shoots the gunman, Mahegan is knocked unconscious, and a twelve-year-old autistic girl named Misha is kidnapped. When the smoke clears, Mahegan is left with a long list of unanswered questions -- and a deeply personal mission to rescue Misha. Racing against the clock, his search will take him from the tech-fueled think-tanks of a North Carolina factory to the top-secret nerve centers of embedded Iranian agents. It's all part of a bigger, darker conspiracy that's taking domestic terrorism to a whole new level. And it's up to Mahegan to stop what could be the most devastating attack in U.S. history...

Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing on January 17th!

Pinnacle Books - Release Date: 11/28/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99

Paperback - $15.95

River Rose and the Magical Christmas
Hardcover - $20.99
Signed Copies On Order!

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
A Darkness Absolute
The Vanishing Season
Paperback - $15.99
Hardcover - $24.99
On sale 12/5/17
A December 2017 Indie Next Pick

The Defense
The Accident
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 12/5/17
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 12/5/17

The Second Mrs. Hockaday The Second Mrs. Hockaday by Susan Rivers
This is an amazing book, I simply loved everything about it. Any fan of historical fiction, novels about human failings and dialog that is almost poetic should read this book. The depiction of the Civil War on a very personal level to one woman is stirring and hard to take in. The book is a series of letters to and from various family members and by then end of the first 30 pages you feel invested in every member involved. In some ways it is a revisit to the time when letters were the form of communication that existed and what a picture they could paint. It is hard to believe this is a debut novel, the writing is wonderful.

Seconded by Melissa, store employee

Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - Release Date: 11/14/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.95

The Whole Town's Talking

Cold Welcome
Paperback - $8.99

Staff Picks
I Will Send Rain I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows
Though set in Oklahoma at the beginning of the Dust Bowl, I Will Send Rain reminds me of One Foot in Eden by Ron Rash, and I think it will greatly appeal to Southern book clubs. Rae's novel centers around the Bell family and their own personal tragedies (a flighty teenage daughter, a couple grown apart after the death of a child years before) amid the greater hardship of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression that are affecting the Bells and their entire community.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 11/28/17 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

Foolish Hearts
Hardcover - $17.99
On sale 12/5/17

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!




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