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January 2018


I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas (or Happy Hannukkah) and is now excited for the New Year. I've already started my New Year's Challenge (see my staff picks section below). Not sure yet what your resolution should be? Just stop in and chat; I have several book suggestions that have helped me over the years, whether your resolution deals with finances, cooking, or other forms of self-improvement.

Please note that Fiction Addiction will be closed on Monday, January 1st, for New Year's. 

-Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction

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Deal of the Month
Discovering the Healer Within

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 Discovering the Healer Within: Use Chakras & Intuition to Clear Negativity & Release Pain by Anysia Marcell Kiel (Llewelly Publications, paperback, now $8.49). The author guides you on a journey to awaken powerful healing abilities within yourself through her remarkable life stories and client sessions.


You can get 50% off the original cover price of $16.99 on this book through January 31st, 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.

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), 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.


Bryan E. Robinson

Come learn techniquest to help you turn writing roadblocks into stepping stones at a 2-hour seminar with North Carolina author Bryan E. Robinson at Fiction Addiction. *Note: Tickets are $25 each. Each ticket admits one and includes a copy of Bryan's new writing book, Daily Writing Resilience: 365 Meditations & Inspirations for Writers (Llewellyn, paperback, $19.99). Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Cathy Cleary
Cathy Cleary Book Talk, Signing, & Tasting: Monday, January 29th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, Free (please RSVP)

Asheville, NC, chef, gardener, and restaurateur Cathy Cleary will be discussing her new cookbbook, The Southern Harvest Cookbook: Recipes Celebrating Four Seasons (The History Press, paperback, $24.99, on sale 1/8/18), at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. She will also have samples available for attendees to taste. 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.



Fiction Addiction and the University of South Carolina Upstate are excited to bring New York Times bestselling authors Sarah Mlynowski and Lauren Myracle to Greenville to discuss the new book in their middle-grade Upside-Down Magic series, Upside-Down Magic: Dragon Overnight (Scholastic Inc., hardcover, $14.99, on sale 1/30/18) at the University Center Greenville (old McAlister Square, 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr.), in the open space by the USC Upstate office. This event is free and open to the public. Fiction Addiction will have books for sale at the event, or you can pre-order online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Min Jin Lee
Min Jin Lee Book Talk & Signing: Monday, February 5th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $16.95*

From National Book Award nominee and bestselling author Min Jin Lee comes her latest novel, Pachinko (Grand Central Publishing, paperback, $15.99), a bestselling, page-turning saga of four generations of a poor Korean immigrant family fighting to control their destiny in 20th-century Japan while exiled from a home they never knew. Min will discuss her new book at a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. *Note: Tickets are $16.95 each. Each ticket admits one and includes a paperback copy of Pachinko. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Even More Events...
March 1st
March 3rd
March 10th
Laura Leigh Morris
John Hart
Bill Kopp
Laura Leigh Morris Launch Party at Fiction Addiction, 6-8pm, Free
John Hart Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 4pm, $30 or $10
Bill Kopp Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, Free (please RSVP) (more info coming soon!)

March 22nd
March 27th
June 13th
Jeff Strand
Stacie Ramey
Elizabeth Kostova
Karen White
Jeff Strand & Stacie Ramey Young Adult Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 5pm, Free (please RSVP) (more info coming soon!)
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
Lidia's Celebrate Like an Italian
Monday, January 15th, 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 Lida 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:

January 4th
January 11th
January 18th
January 25th
Princess Kitty
Here We Are
Bear and Chicken
The Very Very Very Long Dog

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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
January 2018
February 2018
March 2018
The Cage-Maker
The Hidden Light of Northern Fires
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.)

January New Releases
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes Mrs. Sherlock Holmes: The True Story of New York City's Greatest Female Detective and the 1917 Missing Girl Case That Captivated a Nation by Brad Ricca
Mrs. Sherlock Holmes tells the true story of Grace Humiston, the lawyer, detective, and first woman U.S. District Attorney who turned her back on New York society life to become one of the nation's greatest crime-fighters during an era when women were still not allowed to vote. After agreeing to take the sensational case of missing 18-year-old Ruth Cruger, Grace and her partner, the hard-boiled detective Julius J. Kron, navigated a dangerous web of secret boyfriends, two-faced cops, underground tunnels, rumors of white slavery, and a mysterious pale man, in a desperate race against time.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 1/9/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

The Southern Harvest Cookbook
Treating People Well
Paperback - $24.99
On sale 1/8/18
Meet the author at her Book Talk, Signing, & Tasting on January 29th!
Hardcover - $27.00
On sale 1/9/18

General Fiction
The Women in the Castle
Paperback - $16.99
A January 2018 Indie Next Pick

Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Direct Fire
Hardcover - $26.00
Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing on January 17th!
Hardcover - $28.99
On sale 1/2/18
Signed copies on order!

Heart on Fire
Paperback - $7.99

Children's & Young Adult
I Love My South Carolina Valentine I Love My South Carolina Valentine by Marianne Richmond
Experience boundless and unconditional love as you travel around your home state in this sweet and colorful story. Based on Marianne Richmond's bestselling book I Love You So..., I Love My South Carolina Valentine celebrates a parent's love for their child by comparing their love to special characteristics of where they live! This heartwarming book puts into words the often indescribable quality of boundless, steady, and unconditional love while using familiar landmarks around them. I Love My South Carolina Valentine is the perfect way to share your love with a treasured child this Valentine's Day!

Sourcebooks Jabberwocky - Release Date: 12/26/17 - Format: Board book - Price: $9.99

The Death Cure
Batman: Nightwalker
Paperback - $10.99
Read it before you see it -- in theaters January 26th
Hardcover - $19.99
On sale 1/2/18
Signed Copies On Order!
A Winter 2018 Kids' Indie Next Pick

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 Woman in the Window The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn
We know Anna Fox was a respected child psychologist. We know she is now severely agoraphobic and hasn't left her house in 10 months due to a severe trauma. We know Anna is separated from her husband and young daughter because of the same trauma -- but she speaks with them almost every day. We know she spends her days watching and re-watching old Hitchcock and other classic mystery films. We know she drinks way too much, abuses the pills she has been prescribed, and lies to her psychologist about drinking while she is taking pills. We know Anna met a woman from the house across the park. We know she has met the woman's teen aged son and believes he is terrified of something. We know she saw the woman being murdered. We know the police detective and her psychiatrist believe she is hallucinating. But in reality...we really don't know anything! The phrase "just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't out to get you" definitely applies to this novel. The Woman in the Window is one of the best Hitchcockian psychological suspense novels I have read.

William Morrow - Release Date: 1/2/18 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99

Mississippi Blood

Ginny Moon
Paperback - $15.99
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on February 5th!
Paperback - $15.99
(Seconded by Melissa, store employee)

Beneath the Mountain Beneath the Mountain by Luca D'Andrea
This thriller starts off with a shock and then makes a turn in an entirely different direction that will have you torn between wishing the troubled filmmaker Salinger will drop his obsessive pursuit of a decades old mystery, and at the same time praying he doesn't so you can see how the mystery unravels. The writer develops characters and relationships and draws you into the story of how Salinger's relentless pursuits affect those around him. This is a cleverly crafted thriller with twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the end.

Harper Paperbacks - Release Date: 1/2/18 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.99

Staff Picks
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
Though I was a gymnast, I've never had great flexibility, and my gymnastic days were over 20 years ago, so I though I'd give this book a try for my "New Year's Challenge". I started a bit early, and after a week I'm already seeing improvement. So whether you've always wanted to be flexible or just want to try to accomplish something that seems impossible to you, consider picking up a copy of Eiko's book.

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

Red Queen Collector's Edition
What Alice Forgot
Hardcover - $22.99
(Seconded by Melissa, store employee)
Paperback - $9.99
(Seconded by Melissa, store employee)

Daily Writing Resilience
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
Paperback - $19.99
Meet the author at his Writing Workshop on January 27th!
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.

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

Thanks for your continued patronage!




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