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August 2014


Remember, this weekend (Friday through Sunday) is tax-free on any books needed for school. Just remember to tell us at the register that the books are for school!

We've also intensified our Sizzling Summer Sidelines Sale and now almost all the sidelines in the store are now 50% for the next two weeks. This includes many of our greeting cards, bookmarks, magnets, Alice's Cottage products, educational toys, and more!


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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.

Girls Gone Sci-Fi YA Talk & Signing: Thursday, August 7th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Meet these YA sci-fi authors as they talk about their latest books: Jessica Khoury (author of Origin and Vitro), Jessica Brody (author of Unremembered and its sequel Unforgotten), Beth Revis (author of theShades of EarthHer Dark Curiosity Across the Universe series), and Megan Shepherd (author of The Madman's Daughter and its sequel Her Dark Curiosity). *Note: $10 ticket admits one adult and includes a $10 book voucher. Children ages 15 and under are free, but please RSVP. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Launch Party with Yvette Araujo: Saturday, August 9th, 1-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Author and short film maker Yvette Araujo will be signing copies of her latest book, Origin (Xlibris, paperback, $19.99), an apocalyptic novel that opens the thoughts of readers to aspects of life they never thought about, cleverly melding, fiction, history, and religion to present a convincing portrait of the end of days. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Palmetto Moon
Launch Party with Kim Boykin: Saturday, August 16th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Join South Carolina native Kim Boykin in celebrating the release of her new novel, Palmetto Moon (Berkley, paperback, $15.00; a Summer 2014 SIBA Okra Pick). When Vada Hadley's dear friend Darby hunts her down in Round O, SC, needing help, Vada will have to confront the life she gave up when she ran from her high society Charleston wedding -- and decide where her heart truly belongs. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Ruin Falls
Book Talk & Signing with Jenny Milchman: Sunday, August 17th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $27.56*

Acclaimed New York suspense author Jenny Milchman will be discussing her latest book, Ruin Falls (Ballantine, hardcover, $26.00; a May 2014 Indie Next Pick). Our volunteers, Nancy and Jackie, both love this tense psychological thriller about families and secrets. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $27.56 ticket admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Cancel the Wedding
Book Your Lunch with Carolyn Dingman: Thursday, August 21st, 12pm @ The Lazy Goat, $35 / $41.95*

While returning her mother's ashes to her small Georgia hometown, Olivia rights a long-standing wrong and learns to trust her own heart to decide whether the wedding is on or off. Carolyn Dingman's debut novel, Cancel the Wedding (Harper, paperback, $15.99; a Summer 2014 SIBA Okra Pick), is perfect for fans of Karen White and Patti Callahan Henry. *Note: $35 ticket includes a $10 book voucher. $41.95 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.


The Sheltering
Book Talk & Signing with Mark Powell: Thursday, August 21st, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $31.75*

Award-winning Southern author Mark Powell will be discussing his new book, The Sheltering (Story River Books, hardcover, $29.95). Drone pilot Luther Redding and Iraq war veteran Bobby Rosen deal with their dysfunctional lives within overarching questions of faith and redemption. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $31.75 ticket admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Trials and Triumphs

Former South Carolina Lieutenant Governor Nick Theodore will be signing copies of his new memoir, Trials and Triumphs (paperback, $15.00), along with collaborator and former WYFF-4 anchor Dave Partridge. Read about South Carolina's political evolution from 1962-2014 in these stories told by one of South Carolina's longtime civic and political leaders. Nick will also give a few remarks about the book at 3:00pm.


Middle School: Save Rafe!
Middle School: Save Rafe! Pary: Saturday, August 23rd, 1-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Join us for a party to celebrate the release of the latest book in New York Times bestselling author James Patterson's Middle School series, Middle School: Save Rafe! (Little, Brown, hardcover, $13.99), a hilarious story of perseverance and courage that shows everyone's favorite troublemaker and star of the Middle School series, Rafe Katchadorian, learning to become a leader at long last. This party is free and open to all ages. We will have games, giveaways, and refreshments, so don't miss out on the fun!


The Forsaken
Book Talk & Signing with Ace Atkins: Monday, August 25th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $31.75*

New York Times bestselling thriller author Ace Atkins will be discussing the new book in his Quinn Colson series, The Forsaken (Putnam, hardcover, $26.95). Colson is on a mission to identify a lynching victim from 36 years ago in order to prove the man's innocence and charge those responsible for the lynching. But as he starts to uncover lies and secrets, he finds himself accused of terrible crimes. *Note: $10 ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $28.57 ticket admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Lisette's List
Book Talk & Signing with Susan Vreeland: Thursday, September 4th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $28.62*

Bestselling California author Susan Vreeland will be discussing her new book, Lisette's List (Random House, hardcover, $27.00, on sale 8/26/14), a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of France during the Occupation of World War II. *Note: $28.62 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one, and includes one copy of the featured book. $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


A Life Intercepted
Book Talk & Signing with Charles Martin: Saturday, September 6th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10 / $27.56*

New York Times bestselling Southern author Charles Martin will be discussing his new book, A Life Intercepted (Center Street, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 9/2/14). After being released from prison, Matthew Rising risks everything to help a young football prodigy in hopes of winning his wife back. *Note: $27.56 ticket guarantees a seat, admits one, and includes one copy of the featured book. $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online at www.fiction-addiction.com or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
Eric Litwin Performance & Signing: Monday, September 8th, 7pm @ Hughes Main Library, FREE*

Come see New York Times bestselling picture book author and award-winning musician Eric Litwin as he promotes his newest picture book, The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, hardcover, $18.00), at Hughes Main Library (25 Heritage Green Place, Greenville). Mr. Eric's performance will start promptly at 7:00pm, but you can arrive early to purchase books (including pre-signed books) and have some cookies and lemonade. *Note: While this event is free and open to the public, at least one copy of The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House must be purchased from Fiction Addiction in advance or at the event in order to receive a ticket for the signing line.


Ticketed Events
August 7th
Jessica KhouryJessica BrodyBeth RevisMegan Shepherd
Jessica Khoury
Jessica Brody
Beth Revis
Megan Shepherd
Girls Gone Sci-Fi YA Talk & Signing,
7pm, $10*

August 17th
August 21st
August 21st
August 25th
Jenny MilchmanCarolyn DingmanMark PowellAce Atkins
Book Talk & Signing with
Jenny Milchman
, 2pm, $10*
Book Your Lunch with
Carolyn Dingman
, 12pm, $35*
Book Talk & Signing with
Mark Powell
, 6:30pm, $10*
Book Talk & Signing with
Ace Atkins
, 6:30pm, $10*

September 4th
September 6th
September 17th
October 10th
Susan VreelandCharles MartinLisa WingateDiane Chamberlain
Book Talk & Signing with
Susan Vreeland
, 2pm, $10*
Book Talk & Signing with
Charles Martin
, 2pm, $10*
Book Talk & Signing with
Lisa Wingate, 3pm, $10*

(More info coming soon)
Book Your Lunch with
Diane Chamberlain, 12pm, $55

(More info coming soon)

November 5th
Martina BooneKimberley Griffiths LittleS.E. GreenBeth Revis
Martina Boone
Kimberley Griffiths Little
S.E. Green
Beth Revis
Meagan Spooner
YA Panel Event & Signing,
5pm, $10*

(More info coming soon)

November 6th
Wiley Cash
Book Your Lunch with
Wiley Cash, 2pm, $10*

(More info coming soon)

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Real Irish Food
Monday, August 11th, 6:30pm @ Upcountry Provisions
Monday, August 18th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Clubs each meet monthly.

Members will each pick an ethnic cookbook of their choice from which to prepare recipes and discuss at 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 August:

August 7th
August 14th
August 21st
August 28th
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
Ninja Boy Goes to School
Hey, Blue!: Tails on the Trail
Max Makes a Friend
Hardcover - $18.00
Hardcover - $16.99
Paperback - $12.95
Paperback - $3.99

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

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!

Windows 8
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Signed First Editions Club
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
A Southern Girl
Big Little Lies
Lisette's List
A Life Intercepted
Hardcover - $29.95
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $26.00

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.

For Teachers
What I Came to Tell YouAsheville, North Carolina, author Tommy Hays' first middle-grade novel, What I Came to Tell You , has been a resounding hit among children and adults alike. Now you can get a discussion guide written by Greenville's own Pat Scales. Tommy is also available to do school visits! If you are interested in having Tommy visit your school to talk about his book, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com, and we will put you in touch with him.

Sizzling Summer Sideline Sale
Cat on Bench Single Spiced Mug Mat
Blue Angelfly Book Gem
Apple a Day Get Well Greeting Card

Our Sizzling Summer Sideline Sale is in full swing! Stop by and check out the sidelines we have on sale -- 50% off -- greeting cards, bookmarks, t-shirts, and lots more! (Select items only. While supplies last.)

Berkley Prime Crime Mysteries
Widow's Tears
The Big Kitty
A Killer Read
A Killer Plot

Berkley's Prime Crime publishing is celebrating 20 years! Try a Prime Crime cozy mystery today and receive a free tote bag (while supplies last)!

July New Releases
Regional Interest
Palmetto Moon
When Vada Hadley finds herself one day away from a wedding she doesn't want and a future her parents have so carefully planned for her, she runs. In Round O, South Carolina, Vada finds independence in the unexpected friendships she forms, and a quite yet fulfilling courtship with the local diner owner, Frank Darling. For the first time in her life, she finally feels like she's where she's meant to be. But when her dear friend Darby hunts her down, needing help, Vada will have to confront the life she gave up -- and decide where her heart truly belongs.
Meet the author at her Launch Party on August 16th!
Berkley - Release Date: 8/5/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00

The Sheltering
Luther Redding pilots a reaper drone over the mountains of Afghanistan from a command center in the bowels of Tampa's MacDill Air Force Base. Meanwhile, Bobby Rosen has returned home from his tours in Iraq to a broken marriage and an estranged son. As Bobby sets off on a drug-fueled road trip with his brother Donny, a sudden death in the Redding household sends Luther's daughter Katie spiraling into grief and self-destruction. Soon the lives of the Reddings and the Rosens intersect as the collateral damage from the war on terror sends these families into a rapid descent of violence and moral ambiguity. Overarching questions of faith and redemption clash with the rough-hewn realities of terror and loss, all to explosive ends in Powell's dark vision of modern Americana.
Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing on August 21st!
Story River Books - Release Date: 8/12/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $29.95

When Eliza Poinsett left the elegant world of Charleston for college, she never expected it would take her ten years to return. Now almost a decade later, she is an art historian in London with a charming Etonian boyfriend who adores her. But the past catches up with her when she runs into Henry, her childhood love, at a wedding in the English countryside. Eliza has to decide if she is willing to risk everything for which she has worked so hard to be with the only man she has ever truly loved.
Ecco - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

Poems of the American South
The arc of poetry of the South is richly varied and historically vibrant. No other region of the United States has been as mythologized as the South, nor contained as many contradictions. This collection includes poems both by Southerners and by famous observers of the South who hailed from elsewhere. Organized thematically, the anthology places poems from past centuries in fruitful dialogue with a diverse array of modern voices who are redefining the South with a verve that is reinvigorating American poetry as a whole.
Everyman's Library - Release Date: 8/5/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $14.95

What We See When We Read
The collection of fragmented images on a page -- a graceful ear there, a stray curl, a hat positioned just so -- and other clues and signifiers helps us to create an image of a character. But in fact our sense that we know a character intimately has little to do with our ability to concretely picture literary figures. Mendelsund combines his profession, as an award-winning designer; his first career, as a classically trained pianist; and his first love, literature, into what is sure to be one of the most provocative and unusual investigations into how we understand the act of reading.

Vintage - Release Date: 8/5/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.95

General & Historical Fiction
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
Spanning decades, generations, and America in the 1940s and today, The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion is a fun-loving mystery about an Alabama woman today, and five women who in 1943 worked in a Phillips 66 gas station, during the WWII years. Like Fannie Flagg's classic Fried Green Tomatoes, this is a riveting, fun story of two families, set in present day America and during World War II, filled to the brim with Flagg's trademark funny voice and storytelling magic. Recommended for readers of Pat Conroy and Kathryn Stockett.

Random House - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
The Forsaken
36 years ago, a nameless black man wandered into Jericho, MS, with nothing to his name. Less than two days later, he was accused of rape and murder, hunted down by a self-appointed posse, and lynched. Now evidence has surfaced of his innocence, and county sheriff Quinn Colson sets out not only to identify the stranger's remains, but to charge those responsible for the lynching. As he starts to uncover old lies and dirty secrets, though, he runs up against fierce opposition from those with the most to lose -- and they can play dirty themselves.

Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing on August 25th!

Putnam - Release Date: 7/24/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95

The Forsaken
John Grisham's A Time to Kill is one of the most popular novels of our time. Sycamore Row returns to that famous courthouse in Clanton where, after one of Ford County, Mississippi's wealthiest men hangs himself and leaves a baffling will, defense attorney Jack Brigance once again finds himself embroiled in a fiercely controversial trial -- a trial that will expose old racial tensions and force Ford County to confront its tortured history. Here, in his most assured and thrilling novel yet, is a powerful testament to the fact that Grisham remains the master of the legal thriller.

Bantam - Release Date: 8/19/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00

Children's & Young Adult
The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House
Introducing the hilarious Nut family and their wildly nutty -- and universally relatable -- bedtime antics. It's bedtime at the Nut house, but little Wally and Hazel Nut aren't ready to go to sleep. "We're Nuts! We're Nuts! We're Nuts!" they sing. Why go to bed when you could be singing and howling at the moon. But Mama Nut insists..."All little Nuts need to go up to bed!" Who will win this bedtime tug-of-war? In an unforgettably catchy bedtime adventure, Eric Litwin, author of the bestselling and beloved Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes, and artist Scott Magoon invite readers to chime in and join the nutty fun!
Meet the author at his Performance & Signing on September 8th!

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.00

Pete the Cat and the New Guy
Pete the Cat makes a new friend in this groovy addition to the Pete the Cat picture books! There's a new guy in town, and Pete can't wait to meet him. After all, more friends means more fun. But who can he be? When Pete finally meets Gus, he realizes they're very different from each other. But that's what makes him cool. Gus is special in his own way, just like Pete and just like you, and there is something everyone can do!
HarperCollins - Release Date: 8/5/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Catch That Cookie!
Marshall knows one thing for sure, despite what all the stories say: Gingerbread men cannot run. Cookies are for eating, and he can't wait to eat his after spending all morning baking them with his class. But when it's time to take the gingerbread men out of the oven...they're gone! Now, to find those rogue cookies, Marshall and his class have to solve a series of rhyming riddles. And Marshall just might have to rethink his stance on magic. This imaginative, deliciously illustrated mystery is sure to inspire a new classroom tradition...and maybe even a few new believers!
Dial - Release Date: 8/14/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Star Wars: Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan
After surviving his first year at Jedi Academy, Roan Novachez thought his second year would be a breeze. He couldn't have been more wrong. Roan feels like he's drifting apart from his friends, and it's only made worse when Roan discovers he's not the amazing pilot he thought he'd be. When the school bullies take him under their wing, he decides they aren't so bad after all -- or are they? This incredible, original story captures all of the humor, awkwardness, fun, and frustrations of middle school -- all told through one boys comics, journal entries, letters, sketches, e-mails, and more.
Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $12.99

Mortal Danger
Edie has been relentlessly bullied, and she's come to the end of her rope. Mysterious and beautiful boy Kian shows up to make her dreams come true. That is, if she signs an agreement with him and his magical faction. Her desire for revenge outweighs everything. Over the summer, Kian makes Edie beautiful, transforms her. She'll be able to slip into the crowd that devastated her life and destroy them from the inside. As it all unfolds, Edie learns more about Kian's world and what their agreement requires. Like Edie, Kian has a dark past, and she wants so badly to trust him completely, but something's standing in her way.
Feiwel & Friends - Release Date: 8/5/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

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.

2014 SIBA Book Awards

August 2014 Indie Next List

Painted Horses
A Man Called Ove
In the Kingdom of Ice
The Magician's Land
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $25.00
Hardcover - $28.95
Hardcover - $27.95

Summer 2014 Reading Group Indie Next List

Ordinary Grace
The Boys in the Boat
Life after Life
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $17.00
Paperback - $15.00
Paperback - $18.00

Volunteer Picks
Big Little Lies
Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty - Signed First Editions Available!
This book kept me up way too late because I couldn't put it down. Moriarty has a knack for creating characters who are so believable they could easily be someone you know. You are teased from the beginning of this book with something awful that happens at the annual school fundraiser. Along the way, you discover some of the dangerous little lies that people tell just to be able to face the day. I couldn't wait to get to the end to find out what happened that night, but at the same time, I was sorry that I wouldn't be reading any more about the inhabitants of Perriwee.

Seconded by Jill Hendrix, store owner.

Amy Einhorn Books - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95

The Gone Dead Train The Gone Dead Train is about the South, in both present day and in the 1960s -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. Homicide detective Billy Able took a leave of absence after a case which hit too close to home, and now he must decide if he wants to continue to be a cop, assuming he doesn't end up in jail for multiple murders. Frankie Malone is a young female police officer with a debilitating secret, who hopes helping Able clear himself will get her promoted to detective and not fired. I hope this is just the beginning of of a new police procedural series starring Able and Malone.

Wililam Morrow - Release Date: 7/22/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99

Don't Try to Find Me This powerfully written novel about love and betrayal is every parent's worst nightmare. Emotional and raw at times, parents turn to social media to try to find their 14-year-old daughter. Social media is both a curse and a blessing in helping to find missing children, as can be seen in this very realistic account of trying to find a child who may not want to be found. Secrets and lies become exposed as two parents lean on each other while their never-ending search continues. This book is a must read!

William Morrow - Release Date: 7/8/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

The Good Girl This book has enough twists for even the most demanding mystery reader. A tale of family and corruption that is well written and engaging.

Harlequin - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.95

The Time of the Fireflies One day while Larissa is cleaning up her parents' antique shop, one of the phones rings for the first time in 100 years and delivers a cryptic message: "Follow the Fireflies, Trust the Fireflies." When Larissa finds the magical fireflies, she finds herself flung into the past, witnessing the tragedies of past generations. She discovers that a curse was placed on her family over 100 years ago, and now it's up to her to piece together the clues to break the curse before tragedy can strike again. A timeless story filled with characters that will touch your heart, and a lesson for everyone to learn.

Meet the author at a YA panel event on November 5th (more info coming soon)!

Scholastic Inc. - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
In the Blood
The Execution
Nancy M.'s pick - $14.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $7.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $9.99

Staff Picks
Cancel the Wedding Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn Dingman
Olivia returns her mother's ashes to a small Georgia town and, with the help of a local newspaperman, discovers aspects of her mother she never knew while righting a long-standing wrong. Perfect fare for fans of Patti Callahan Henry and Karen White.

Meet the author at her Book Your Lunch on August 21st!

Harper - Release Date: 8/5/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

The Queen of the Tearling The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
A beautiful, violent epic fantasy about a teenaged princess who must survive to take over her mother's throne, reverse years of greedy governance, and wrest her kingdom out from under neighboring Mortmesne's control. Recommended for fans of George R.R. Martin.

Harper - Release Date: 7/8/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99

Prototype Prototype by M.D. Waters
Emma's two lives have collided. After a year of living on the run, her recent husband, the powerful Declan, has made it clear that he will do anything to get her back. With nowhere else to go, Emma is forced to seek help from her past husband, Noah, whom she ran from after their last encounter. Now Emma must decide who she wants to be and where her future is before her time runs out and it's decided for her. Just as thrilling as Archetype, with plenty of heart-stopping action as well as emotional development that will keep you invested in the characters and turning the pages.

Dutton - Release Date: 7/24/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95

The Kiss of Deception The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
When Princess Lia's parents arrange a marriage for her with a prince she's never met as a means for a political alliance, Lia decides she's had enough and runs away. She never dreams the handsome strangers who walk into her new life could be the jilted prince and an assassin sent to kill her. After tragedy strikes, Lia has to decide whether to return to the life she was meant to live or follow her own dreams -- a decision made even more difficult as she falls in love. Recommended for fans of Kristin Cashore and anyone who likes fantasy with a strong female lead.

Henry Holt and Co. - Release Date: 7/8/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

The Fire Wish The Fire Wish by Amber Lough
Zayele is on her way to Baghdad to marry a prince, but all she really wants is to go home. When a jinni appears at her door and looks exactly like her, she takes the chance and wishes herself home, leaving the jinni, Najwa, in her place. But instead of going home, she ends up in Najwa's life. They face death if they expose themselves, though, because there is a war between human and jinn, and the truth will kill them. A dazzling first-in-series that is sure to appeal to fans of Rachel Hartman's Seraphina and Laini Taylor's Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Random House - Release Date: 7/22/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Starbreak Starbreak by Phoebe North
Terra has fled the confines of the Asherah, heading for the planet Zehava. But the new planet has something the Asherati ancestors didn't consider -- inhabitants. Terra is the only one who knows anything about these aliens, and everything she knows she's gleaned from her constant dreams of one boy. Without knowing for sure what awaits her on the new planet, Terra must trust that what's ahead of her is better than what's behind her -- and she must discover the strength to lead her people to a new land. A great sequel to Starglass that had me just as hooked as the first.

Simon & Schuster - Release Date: 7/8/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Miss Brooks' Story Nook Miss Brooks' Story Nook by Barbara Bottner
Missy just can't get past that annoying Billy Toomey. Really -- every time she tries, he steals her hat. Her solution comes when Miss Brooks asks the kids to make up their own stories. She walks them through problems, characters, plot, and endings, and Missy figures out exactly how to handly Billy Toomey. A fun story for kids who love to read them and those who love to write them.

Alfred A. Knopf - Release Date: 8/5/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $16.99

365 Ways to Criticize the Preacher
A slim novel that follows a year in the life of Beverly Roberts, a cranky parishioner in a small Southern rural church. The reader gets to know her, become impatient with her, laugh at her, dislike her, but eventually love her through her daily diary entries. With an equal mix of humor and poignancy, the author reveals the intimate details of Beverly's life to help us understand why she behaves, and at times misbehaves, the way she does. I recommend this book for anyone who has been acquainted with, related to, or even been a Beverly Roberts; in other words, everyone.

Smyth & Helwys - Release Date: 1/15/02 - Format: Paperback - Price: $12.00

The Girls from Corona del Mar
Two girls, Mia and Lorrie Ann, grow up together, lives intertwined, friendship bringing them closer than sisters. However, growing up means growing apart, and with distance, the discovery of secrets, of illusions, and what they wished had been true reveal that the trajectory of life is never straight. Intense love and faith in each other remains, but is that enough to heal a life? This is a raw look at young female friendship as it matures to the reality of adulthood.

Alfred A. Knopf - Release Date: 7/8/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.95

I had just begun to have an interest in fantasy novels when I stumbled upon Heartless. I was taken away by the creativity and adventure Anne Elisabeth Stengl brought into the story. After reading this captivating book, I am now a full convert to fantasy novels!

Bethany House - Release Date: 7/1/10 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99

Now in Paperback...
The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic
I can see this becoming a cult classic with women who've grown up on fantasy but also love the romance of Pride and Prejudice. Don't let the heft fool you -- this was a very fast read and what I hope will be the first of a series.

Recommended in hardcover by Jill.

Penguin Books - Release Date: 7/29/14 - Price: $16.00

Someone Else's Love Story
The Kings and Queens of Roam
The Beginning of Everything
The Book of Lost Things
Jill's pick - $14.99
Jill's pick - $15.00
Jill's pick - $9.99
Jill's pick - $7.99

How the Light Gets In
My Notorious Life
Melissa's pick - $9.99
Kathleen's pick - $15.99
Cynthia's pick - $16.00

Dates to Remember
August 3rd
August 24th
September 7th
This Star Won't Go Out
When Britain Burned the White House
Tea with Grandpa
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At The Movies
Guardians of the Galaxy: The Junior Novel
Child of God
The Man in 3B
Pizza Party!

The Hundred-Foot Journey
The Giver
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
If I Stay

When the Game Stands Tall
The November Man
The Switch

Store & Community News
Classes at The Write Place
The Write Place The Write Place, located at 1288 Pendleton Street in the Village of West Greenville, strives to take the "lonely" out of writing. They want to encourage and inspire the writer in you. With summer camps for all ages, The Write Place's classes, workshops, and seminars get you writing in a fun, funky, safe, ego-free environment. They coach, nurture, inspire, collaborate, and...write. Check out their creative opportunities:

Thursday, August 7th, 6:30pm, $10
Writing the Lede - That All-Important First Sentence with Charles Henry Sowell

Thursday, August 14th, 6:30pm, $10
Writing for Children and Young Adults with Sheri Levy

Thursday, August 21st, 6:30pm, Free!
Spanish Salon

Statewide Arts Conference 2014
South Carolina Arts Commission The Statewide Arts Conference 2014 is all about CHANGE: Acknowledge, anticipate, adapt. The conference will take place on Thursday, September 18th, at the Columbia Conference Center (169 Laurelhurst Ave., Columbia, SC), and will feature award-winning poet and South Carolina native Nikky Finney as a keynote speaker. Registration is $98 per person and can be completed online.

International Center of the Upstate
The International Center of the Upstate Now that the Greenville Women's Club is defunct, consider joining The International Center of the Upstate. They have an International Women's Club with an active events program.

Fiction Addiction is Open on Sundays!
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!

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.

Thanks for your continued patronage!




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