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January 2014

Greetings! 

Happy New Year, and thank you everyone for your patronage in 2013. We greatly appreciate those who shop locally, which keeps more money in the Greenville community as well as keeps us in business!

To help meet your book-buying needs in 2014, we have decided to open the store on Sundays from Noon-4:00pm. Stop by and say hi to Cynthia and grab a book, perfect for passing time on those lazy Sunday afternoons!

Also, don't forget to renew your Reward Card for 2014. The cost is $10 per year and includes some great benefits, such as a $10 reward coupon for every $100 spent on merchandise, as well as being able to take advantage of our book trade-in system.

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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.

The Calling
Stories & Sweets with Suzanne Woods Fisher: Monday, January 20th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction
, $10*

Meet bestselling author of Amish fiction and nonfiction Suzanne Woods Fisher at our Stories & Sweets event, where she will be discussing her latest novel, The Calling (Revell, paperback, $14.99), #2 in the Inn at Eagle Hill series. 20-year-old Bethany Schrock is spending her summer wading through junk at the home of five ancient Amish sisters. The only thing holding her interest is the spirited and dangerously handsome Jimmy Fisher -- and he seems bent on irritating her to no end. *Note: $10 ticket can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. $15.89 ticket includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Lost Lake
Book Your Lunch with Sarah Addison Allen: Friday, February 7th, 12:00pm @ Twigs Tempietto
, $35*

We are thrilled to be hosting New York Times bestselling NC novelist Sarah Addison Allen for the first time as she discusses her new novel, Lost Lake (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $25.99, on sale 1/21/14), a Southern fairy tale of a lost lake, a boy who turned himself into an alligator, and a series of second chances for newly-widowed Kate, her daughter Devin, and her eccentric great-aunt Eby. *Note: *$35 ticket includes a $10 book voucher. $52.55 ticket includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Must Love Dukes

Join us for a romantic pre-Valentine's Stories & Sweets event with North Carolina romance novelists Elizabeth Michels and Christy English as they discuss their new romance novels, Must Love Dukes (Michels, Sourcebooks, paperback, $6.99, on sale 2/4/14) and Much Ado About Jack (English, Much Ado About JackSourcebooks, paperback, $6.99, on sale 2/4/14). *Note: Ticket can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Starter House
Book Your Lunch with Sonja Condit: Wednesday, February 12th, 12:00pm @ City Range
, $10*

South Carolina author Sonja Condit's first novel, Starter House (William Morrow, paperback, $14.99), is the story of a pregnant woman who moves into her dream home, only to discover she must solve the mystery of a decades-old murder to rid herself of a ghostly little boy and save her unborn child. Tickets can be purchased online at www.bookyourlunch.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Ticketed Events
January 20th
Suzanne Woods Fisher
February 7th

February
Elizabeth Michels
8th
Christy English
$10
February 12th
Sonja Condit
Sonja Condit, 12pm, $25


Megan Shepherd
Megan Shepherd
February
Megan Miranda
Megan Miranda

4pm,
22nd
Robin Constantine
Robin Constantine

$15*

Kasie West
Kasie West

*Additional ticket options available for select events. See event details for more information.

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays
Monday, January 13th, 6:30pm @ Upcountry Provisions
Monday, January 20th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Clubs each meet monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays by Ree Drummond (William Morrow, hardcover, $29.99) on the 2nd Monday at Upcountry Provisions in Travelers Rest (102 S. Poinsett Hwy.) from January through March.

The Epicurious Cookbook We will be using The Epicurious Cookbook by Tanya Steel (Crown, paperback, $27.99) on the 3rd Monday Cookbook Club at Fiction Addiction.
 
If you're interested in joining either of our cookbook clubs, 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 during January:

Jan. 2nd
Jan. 9th
Jan. 16th
Jan. 23rd
Jan. 30th
Ladybug Girl and the Big Snow
Clark the Shark
Ozzie and the Art Contest
Madeline
Seven Blind Mice
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $15.99
Board book - $9.99
Paperback - $7.99

Do You Have Your Kobo Yet?
Kobo
Kobo Arc
Kobo Aura HD
Kobo Glo
  Kobo Mini

Or select one of the following options to install the Kobo app on your desktop or mobile device, and support Fiction Addiction in the process!

Desktop
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iTunes App Store
iOS
Google Play
Android
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Signed First Editions Club
January 2014*
February 2014
March 2014
The Death of Santini
On Such a Full Sea
North of Boston
Hardcover - $28.95
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $27.95

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.

*Note: We have a limited number of signed copies of The Death of Santini. Later signups will receive instead The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert for January's selection.



Store News
Be a World Book Night Giver!
World Book Night 2014World Book Night is gearing up for April 23rd, 2014! Giver applications are open until January 5th for anyone interested in being a giver -- if you haven't signed up, be sure to do so NOW before you miss the deadline! The official title selections have been announced and can be found at www.us.worldbooknight.org




Two Ways to Earn FREE Books!
Spend $50 in one transaction on in-stock merchandise (event tickets excluded), and pick a free "advance reading copy" from our selection!

Or volunteer and 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.

Did You Know We Offer Home Delivery?
We are partnering with our distributor Baker & Taylor to bring our customers audio downloads, more ebooks, and the ability to order movies, CDs, and more book titles directly from the warehouse for home delivery!

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.

January New Releases
SIBA Okra Picks Now in Paperback!
Calling Me Home
Three Times Lucky
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 1/7/14
Paperback - $7.99

Regional Interest
Return to Tradd Street Return to Tradd Street by Karen White
Facing her future as a single mother, psychic realtor Melanie Middleton is determined to be strong and leave her past with writer Jack Trenholm behind her. But history has a tendency of catching up with Melanie, whether she likes it or not... As the hauntings on Tradd Street slowly become more violent after finding the remains of a newborn buried in an old christening gown hidden in the foundation of her house, Melanie decides to find out what caused the baby's untimely death, uncovering the love, loss, and betrayal that color the house's history -- and threaten her claim of ownership. But can she seek Jack's help without risking her heart? For in revealing the secrets of the past, Melanie also awakens the malevolent presence that has tried to keep the truth hidden for decades.

New American Library - Release Date: 1/7/2014 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00


Nonfiction
Song of the Vikings Song of the Vikings by Nancy Marie Brown
Have you been watching The Vikings on The History Channel or is Thor your secret vice? Song of the Vikings brings to life Snorri Sturluson, wealthy chieftain, wily politician, witty storyteller, and the sole source of Viking lore for all of Western literature. Tales of one-eyed Odin, Thor and his mighty hammer, the trickster Loki, and the beautiful Valkyries have inspired countless writers, poets, and dreamers through the centuries, including Richard Wagner, JRR Tolkien, and Neil Gaiman, and author Nancy Marie Brown brings alive the medieval Icelandic world where it all began.

Palgrave - Release Date: 1/7/2014 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00



A Curious Madness
Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast
Hardcover - $30.00
On sale 1/14/14
Paperback - $19.95

General Fiction
Radiance of Tomorrow
At the center of Radiance of Tomorrow are Benjamin and Bockarie, two longtime friends who return to their hometown, Imperi, after the civil war. They try to forge a new community by taking up their former posts as teachers, but they're beset by obstacles. As Benjamin and Bockarie search for a way to restore order, they're forced to reckon with the uncertainty of their past and future alike. With the gentle lyricism of a dream and the moral clarity of a fable, Radiance of Tomorrow is a powerful novel about preserving what means the most to us, even in uncertain times.

 
Sarah Crichton Books - Release Date: 1/7/2014 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.00



The In-Between Hour
Bestselling author Will Shepard is caught in the twilight of grief, after his young son dies in a car accident. But when his father's aging mind erases the memory, Will rewrites the truth. The story he spins brings unexpected relief...until he's forced to return to rural North Carolina, trapping himself in a lie. Holistic veterinarian Hannah Linden is a healer who opens her heart to strays but can only watch, powerless, as her grown son struggles with inner demons. When she rents her guest cottage to Will and his dad, she finds solace in trying to mend their broken world, even while her own shatters. As their lives connect and collide, Will and Hannah become each other's only hope -- if they can find their way into a new story, one that begins with love.

A Winter 2014 SIBA Okra Pick. Meet the author at our Stories & Sweets event in April!
 
MIRA - Release Date: 12/31/2013 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.95



While We Were Watching Downton Abbey
Tenth of December
Life After Life
The Universe Versus Alex Woods
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 1/7/14
Paperback - $18.00
On sale 1/7/14
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 1/14/14

Science Fiction & Fantasy
A Memory of Light
When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that the much anticipated final scenes of The Wheel of Time would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in. With The Gathering Storm (Book 12) and Towers of Midnight (Book 13) behind him, Sanderson re-creates the vision that Robert Jordan left behind -- now in paperback! Edited by Jordan's widow, who edited all of Jordan's books, A Memory of Light will delight, enthrall, and deeply satisfy all of Jordan's legions of readers.

Tor Books - Release Date: 12/31/13 - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99


Children's & Young Adult
Smile, Pout-Pout Fish
Turn a pout into a pucker -- smooch! -- in this original board book about feelings starring the beloved Pout-Pout Fish. No need to be worried! No need to be sad! Toddlers will love swimming along with the Pout-Pout Fish as he turns little frowns into big smiles. Debbie Diesen and Dan Hanna's much-loved Pout-Pout Fish comes flippering and swishing into the hearts and minds of very young children with this compact and comic new tale sure to delight.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 1/7/14 - Format: Board Book - Price: $5.99



Bad Kitty School Daze
Bad Kitty faces her toughest challenge yet... Kitty and Puppy are out of control! They're screaming, fighting, hissing, and drooling all over the house, and all of the commotion is upsetting Baby. Time for school -- obedience school, that is. Can Kitty learn to follow the rules and make friends with the other students, or will she bring chaos to the classroom? Find out in Bad Kitty's hilarious, new (mis)adventure!

Square Fish - Release Date: 1/7/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $6.99



Dark Lord: The Early Years
The Dark Lord is confounded. What is this strange place, why do they keep calling him Dirk Lloyd, and why is he powerless against these earthlings who insist on finding his parents? Could it be that Dirk Lloyd is really a human incarnation of the Dark Lord who, after a cataclysmic battle with his arch nemesis, was hurled into the Pit of Uttermost Despair, aka Earth? Winner of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize!

Walker & Co. - Release Date: 1/7/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99



Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian
Hollow City
Paperback - $8.99
On sale 1/7/14
Hardcover - $17.99
On sale 1/14/14


2013 Bestsellers
Thanks everyone for supporting our great local and regional authors, who have dominated all our store bestseller lists!

Fiction Addiction Top Fiction Sellers...
Lowcountry Boil
Lowcountry Bombshell
The Wisdom of Hair
The Last Original Wife
Penelope

Fiction Addiction Top Nonfiction Sellers...
The Weight of Mercy
Money Rules
Five Billion Years of Solitude

The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen

Baptized in Sweet Tea

Fiction Addiction Top Children's & YA Sellers...
What I Came to Tell You
The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina

Nationwide Indie bestsellers...
Winter 2014 SIBA Okra Picks

The In-Between Hour
Starting Over
The Secret of Magic
This Dark Road to Mercy
Paperback - $14.95
Hardcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $26.95
On sale 1/21/14
Hardcover - $25.99
On sale 1/28/14


January 2014 Indie Next List
See All Titles In Stock / On Order

The Invention of Wings
The Kept
A Star for Mrs. Blake
The Wind is Not a River
Hardcover - $27.95
On sale 1/7/14
Hardcover - $25.99
On sale 1/7/14
Hardcover - $24.95
On sale 1/14/14
Hardcover - $26.99
On sale 1/7/14


What Local Authors Are Reading
Jim McFarlane Recommends...
Unremarried Widow
Reads like a novel. A deeply moving tale of love and loss.

See the author talk about the book in this video.


Simon & Schuster - Release Date: 1/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.00


 
Five Billion Years of Solitude
I recommend this book to high school students who are interested in a career in science. In addition to linking biological evolution, geological evolution, stellar evolution, and the astronomical search for exoplanets, the author's mini-biographies of several scientists explore the dreams that impelled them toward a scientific life.

Current, Inc. - Release Date: 10/3/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.95



Jim McFarlane is the author of the historical novel Penelope and has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry.

Volunteer Picks
Nancy M. Recommends...
Rosarito Beach
Kay Hamilton is a tough, hard-hitting DEA agent. She is also fiercely determined, and totally off the grid, when she sets out to rescue her daughter who has been kidnapped by a Mexican drug cartel. Rosarito Beach is an explosive, action-packed thriller written by a master in the genre. It is the start of a new series and I can't wait for the next installment.


Blue Rider Press - Release Date: 12/31/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95



In the Blood In the Blood is the ultimate psychological thriller. It is deep, dark, stunning, shocking, and every other adjective you can imagine. It is the story of Lana Granger, a girl trying very hard to hide from her extremely troubled childhood as she finishes up her college course in abnormal psychology. It is also the story of the other people in her life: her roommate Beck, who goes missing under strange circumstances, her mentor and professor Langdon Hewes, and Luke, the disturbed child whom Lana hopes to help.

See the author talk about the book in this video.


Touchstone - Release Date: 1/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99



The Execution Jeremy Fisk of the NYPD Intell Division has just returned to duty after stopping a would-be terrorist attack on the president of the US. He is supposed to be having light duty, so is assigned to liaison with foreign security teams for United Nations Week. But once again Dick Wolf has given us a realistic, exciting look into the world of terrorism and assassins, as Fisk ends up getting involved with a threat on the newly elected president of Mexico. If you have not yet discovered Wolf's exciting new series then The Execution is a great place to start.

William Morrow - Release Date: 1/7/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


Jackie Recommends...
Starter House
Anyone who likes ghost stories will enjoy this book. The couple who find their starter house are engaging and very human. I look forward to more novels by this debut South Carolina author.

Meet the author at our Book Your Lunch event on February 12th!

William Morrow - Release Date: 12/31/13 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99



The Yellow Eyes of Crocodiles In this twisting story of an extended family in France, everyone has a secret. There are a lot of characters, but Josephine is at the center of all the stories. She starts as a typically downtrodden wife with an unemployed husband, overbearing and perfect sister, attractive teenage daughter, horrid Mother, and a low-paying job that she adores and everyone else looks down on. Like The Elegance of the Hedgehog, the story begins slowly, but as it builds you become invested in seeing how the various secrets will be revealed and where Josephine will land at the end.


Penguin Books - Release Date: 12/31/13 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00


Now in Paperback...
Snow White Must Die
Cover of Snow
The Edge of Nowhere
Nancy M.'s pick - $14.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $15.00Jackie's pick - $9.99

Staff Picks
Jill Recommends...
The Invention of Wings The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd - Signed Copies Will Be Available!
Learn about Charleston's fascinating Grimke sisters, who were abolitionists and early feminists!


Penguin Books - Release Date: 1/7/14 - Format: Hardback - Price: $27.95



No Bake Makery
You're exhausted from Christmas baking, but it would still be nice to have a homemade sweet every now and again. Your solution is No Bake Makery! Cristina takes store-bought goodies like Nutter Butters and reinvents them into wonderful gourmet treats, many of which just need a food processor and a microwave to make, and so are great projects for cooking with kids.

Grand Central Publishing - Release Date: 5/7/13 - Format: Hardback - Price: $20.00


Melissa Recommends...
Aimless Love
Reading Billy Collins' poetry, it's easy to see why he holds such popular appeal. His poems are easily accessible by even the most casual of poetry readers, his imagery perfectly stated without becoming too much to wade through. This collection of new and selected poems brings together some of the best of Collins' work from the last twelve years, showcasing his trademark voice that will sometimes amuse, sometimes awe, and always surprise with a twist that will make you see the poems in a whole new light.

Random House - Release Date: 10/22/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


Kathleen Recommends...
Dog Songs
Dog Songs is a wonderful collection of poems about the dogs that have been part of Oliver's life. She artfully captures their essence, from their exasperating idiosyncrasies to their unfailing loyalty. These dogs are explorers, lovers, friends, hedonists, and secret-keepers -- hers and theirs. They are also "children of the earth" who remind us of our own connection to nature and how important that is. This book is for everyone who has gladly shared their life with dogs and become better for it.

The Penguin Press - Release Date: 10/8/13 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95
 

Nancy R. Recommends...
The Book Thief
This is one of the best-written books I've ever read. It's categorized as YA, but don't let that deter you from reading it. And if you shy away, thinking it's one more book about the Holocaust, don't. It's written with such a fresh perspective, and such beautiful uses of language, you will find yourself not wanting to put it down. Zusak shows us that not every German believed in the Nazi party and how there were good people who committed small acts of subterfuge, risking their own lives in order to retain their humanity.

Random House - Release Date: 9/11/07 - Format: Paperback - Price: $12.99


Now in Paperback...
Three Times Lucky
The Paladin Prophecy
Melissa's pick - $7.99
Jill's pick - $9.99
On sale 1/7/14

Dates to Remember
Make your New Year's Resolutions...
 On TV
Behind the Scenes at Downton Abbey
Flowers in the Attic
Sundays
@ 9pm on PBS
starting January 5th
Saturday, January 18th
@ 8pm on Lifetime

At The Movies
Happy New Year and thanks for your continued patronage!

 

Sincerely,

 

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