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December 2014

 

As you do your last minute holiday shopping, we have some great suggestions! Our Holiday Catalog has great titles for everyone on your list, and the ABC Best Books for Children & Teens Catalog can help with children's gifts. Or if you want a more personal suggestion, our staff is always happy to help. Keep in mind that December 18th is the last day to place special orders to arrive in time for Christmas.

We recently upgraded the Fiction Addiction event calendar on our website. It's not a lot more colorful, and you have the option to subscribe to it through your own calendar (Google, Outlook, Apple, or any other iCal application) so you never miss any of our events again. Also, the upcoming events on the home page are now going to update automatically, so that will save Melissa a lot of time. Let us know what you think about the new format!

*Please note, starting in January, we are changing our store hours:

Monday - Friday: 10am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10am to 4pm
Sunday: Closed

-Jill

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2015 Reward Club
Our Reward Card will be $20 for the 2015 calendar year, but those customers who sign up or renew before the end of the year will only pay $15. Signing up for our Reward Card allows you to trade books with us and gives you a $10 store coupon after every $100 you spend in a calendar year. That makes it free for those who spend at least $200 a year with us.

And remember, whether you have a Reward Card with us or not, every time you spend $50, you get to pick a free book off of our giveaway cart!

#GiveaBook Social Media Campaign
#GiveaBook
This holiday season, Penguin Random House has launched #GiveaBook, a newly created social media campaign designed to promote books as gifts and give back to U.S. children in need. For every use of the hashtag #GiveaBook on Facebook and Twitter before December 25th, Penguin Random House will donate a book to the Save the Children organization, up to 25,000 times.

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.

Book Signing with Rachel Haynie
Book Signing with Rachel Haynie: Thursday, December 11th, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina children's author Rachel Haynie will be signing copies of her new children's book, First, You Explore (USC Press, paperback, $15.95), an inspirational biography of Dr. Charles Townes, from growing up in Greenville to inventing the laser and winning a Nobel Prize. Ms. Haynie will be giving a short talk at 5:00pm. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Book Signing with Kate Salley Palmer & Melinda LongBook Signing with Kate Salley Palmer & Melinda Long

South Carolina picture book author and illustrator Kate Salley Palmer will be signing copies of her new picture book, Hostie (Warbranch, paperback, $11.95), along with Greenville picture book author Melinda Long, who will be signing copies of her Christmas book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, paperback, $12.95). This event is free and open to the public.

 


Book Signing with Granville Wyche Burgess
Book Signing with Granville Wyche Burgess: Monday, December 22nd, 4-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville, SC, native Granville Wyche Burgess will be signing copies of his latest novel, Stone in the Crick (Honey Brook, paperback, $9.99). Rebecca loves her close Amish family and the Amish way of life. When Englisher Gregory comes to the county and forms a friendship with Rebecca, her heart is torn. And when misfortunes start to amass, Rebecca's world starts to unravel. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Holiday Hearts YA Talk & Signing
Holiday Hearts YA Talk & Signing: Saturday, December 27th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10

Meet four regional YA authors at a holiday panel event. Authors include: Jaye Robin Brown (author of No Place to Fall), Alison Kemper (author of Dead Over Heels), Jessica Khoury (author of Origin and Vitro), and Sheri S. Levy (author of Seven Days to Goodbye). *Note: Ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. $21.15 ticket admits two and includes one copy of the featured book. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Launch Party for Colleen Oakley
Launch Party for Colleen Oakley: Thursday, January 8th, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville, SC, native Colleen Oakley will be signing copies of her debut novel, Before I Go (Gallery, hardcover, $24.99; a January 2015 Indie Next Pick), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This is a heart-wrenching debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. RSVPs are requested but not required.

 


Winter Mystery Panel Talk & Signing
Winter Mystery Panel Talk & Signing: Tuesday, January 13th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Meet five mystery authors for a book talk, followed by Q&A and a book signing. Authors include: Leann Sweeney (author of the Cats in Trouble and Yellow Rose series), J. Michael Orenduff (author of the Pot Thief series), James M. Jackson (author of Bad Policy and its sequel, Cabin Fever), Sean Keefer (author of The Trust and the upcoming The Solicitor), and Betty Jean Craige (author of Downstream). *Note: Ticket admits one and includes a $10 book voucher. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Ticketed Events
December 27th
Jaye Robin BrownAlison KemperJessica KhourySheri S. Levy
Jaye Robin Brown
Alison Kemper
Jessica Khoury
Sheri S. Levy
Holiday Hearts YA Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10

January 13th
Leann SweeneyJ. Michael OrenduffJames M. JacksonSean KeeferB.J. Craige
Leann Sweeney
J. Michael Orenduff
James M. Montgomery
Sean Keefer
Betty Jean Craige
Winter Mystery Panel Talk & Signing, 6:30pm, $10


February 19th
February 23rd
Jamie MasonMegan ShepherdKatherine HoweJonathan O'Dell
Jamie Mason
Megan Shepherd
Katherine Howe

Asheville Authors Talk & Signing, Time TBD, $10
(More info coming soon.)
Jonathan O'Dell Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10*
(More info coming soon.)



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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Plenty
Monday, December 15th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing Plenty by Yotam Ottolenghi at the 3rd Monday Cookbook Club at Fiction Addiction.
 
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 during December:

December 4th
December 11th
December 18th
December 25th
Angelina Ballerina
Star Bright
The Night Before Christmas
Merry Christmas
Hardcover - $14.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $18.95
CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

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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!

*Buy and register your Kobo device from us between now and January 28th, 2015, and you can receive a promo code for a FREE first book of a series from a selection that includes Jill's staff pick, The Queen of the Tearling, among others!*

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Signed First Editions Club
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2014
The Secret Place
There Was a Little Girl
Trigger Warning
The Nightingale
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $26.99
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.)



Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day Tote
Introducing the first national Independent Bookstore Day, taking place on May 2nd, 2015! To help Fiction Addiction, and independent bookstores nationwide, celebrate this event, we will have specially designed, exclusive items for sale only in independent bookstores on May 2nd! Quantities will be limited, so we recommend that you shop early to get your pick of these special items. As we get closer to May 2nd, we will post some of the exclusive items we will have at Fiction Addiction, so stay tuned. And in the mean time, stop by and pick up one of our Independent Bookstore Day tote bags, with artwork by Roz Chast ($15.95 each), and help spread the word!


Stocking Stuffer Ideas
Millennium Falcon
Everything I Need to Know About Christmas I Learned from a Little Golden Book
4 figures - $12.95 each
Hardcover - $9.99

December New Releases
Nonfiction
Spare Parts
No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much -- but two inspiring science teachers had convinced these impoverished, undocumented kids from the desert who had never even seen the ocean that they should try to build an underwater robot. Their robot wasn't pretty, especially compared to those of the competition. And yet, against all odds...they won! But this is just the beginning for these four, whose story will go on to include first-generation college graduations, deportation, bean-picking in Mexico, and service in Afghanistan.

See the movie January 16th!

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 12/2/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.00


The North American Whiskey Guide from Behind the Bar
With reviews of 250 different whiskeys, the historical background of each type, 30 of the best cocktail recipes and even the perfect cigar pairing, this guide has everything a person needs to find some of the most interesting whiskeys available. With Berkey's help, you'll discover the best whiskeys to try, many that won't break the bank. Top bartenders blind taste-tested every whiskey, so you get real, honest comments for each listing. Not only will this help you find whiskey similar to ones you already like, but it will also allow you to pick the best tasting whiskey for your palate and preference.
 
Page Street Publishing - Release Date: 12/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $21.99


Don't Give Up, Don't Give In
Completed just two days before Louis Zamperini's death at age 97, this book shares a lifetime of wisdom, insight, and humor from one of America's most inspiring lives. Zamperini's story has touched millions through Laura Hillenbrand's biography Unbroken, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Angelina Jolie. Now, in his own words, Louis Zamperini reveals, with warmth and great charm, the essential values and lessons that sustained him throughout his remarkable journey.
 
It Books - Release Date: 11/18/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $22.99


General & Historical Fiction
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Do you believe in... Second chances? Unexpected gifts and small miracles? The redemptive power of books? This holiday season, read the New York Times bestselling novel that's capturing the hearts of book lovers everywhere.


Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - Release Date: 12/2/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.95


Mystery & Suspense
Moriarty
Days after Holmes and Moriarty disappear, Pinkerton investigator Frederick Chase arrives in Switzerland to warn Scotland Yard that a particularly fiendish criminal mastermind is primed to take Moriarty's place in London's criminal underworld. Chase is assisted by Scotland Yard Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of deduction. The two men join forces and fight their way through the streets of London in pursuit of this sinister figure, a man much feared but seldom seen, who is determined to stake his claim as Moriarty's successor.


Harper - Release Date: 12/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.99


The Escape
The Cinderella Murder
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $26.99

Science Fiction & Fantasy
There and Back Again
For decades, hobbits and the other fantastical creatures of Middle-earth have captured the imaginations of a fiercely loyal tribe of readers, all enhanced by the immense success of Peter Jackson's films. But for all Tolkien's global fame, the sources of the great mythmaker's own myth-making have been neglected. Mark Atherton here explores the chief influences on Tolkien's work: his boyhood in the West Midlands; the landscapes and seascapes which shaped his mythologies; his experiences in World War I; his interest in Scandinavian myth; his friendships, especially with the other Oxford-based Inklings; and the relevance of his themes, especially ecological ones, to the present day.

See The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies in theaters December 17th!

I. B. Tauris - Release Date: 11/18/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00


Graphic Novels
Serenity: Leaves on the Wind
In the film Serenity, outlaw Malcolm Reynolds and his crew revealed to the entire 'verse the crimes against humanity undertaken by the sinister government -- the Alliance. Here, in the official follow-up to the film, the crew has been in hiding since becoming everyone's most wanted, and now they are forced to come out. River uncovers more secrets, leading these former Browncoats on a dangerous mission against the Alliance that, with hope, will bring them together again...

Dark Horse Comics - Release Date: 11/18/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $19.99


Children's
Llama Llama Jingle Bells
With short and simple rhyming text, the Llama Llama board books introduce Llama Llama to babies and toddlers before they're ready for longer full-length stories. And their small size and durable pages are perfect for little hands. In Llama Llama Jingle Bells, little llama and his friends give gifts, sing songs, and decorate cookies. It's a very merry holiday indeed!

The Viking Press - Release Date: 10/21/14 - Format: Board book - Price: $5.99


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.

December 2014 Indie Next List

Us
The Boston Girl
The Wild Truth
Small Victories
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $22.95


2014 SIBA Holiday Catalog

Pete the Cat and the New Guy
Wonder / 365 Days of Wonder Box Set
Charleston
The Southern Living Community Cookbook
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $31.98
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $29.95


What Local Authors Are Reading
A Far Gone Night
Thomas O'Shea is a man with a kind heart, a dark background, time on his hands, a strong sense of right and wrong, and a willingness to kill to achieve justice. In A Far Gone Night, John Carenen knows how to keep the middle of a story as fresh and interesting as the beginning and the end.

Neverland Publishing - Release Date: 9/1/14 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.95


Jim McFarlane is the author of the historical novel Penelope.

Volunteer Picks
Wink of an Eye
Wink, TX, is the last place PI Gypsy Moran thought he would end up. But that is where he runs to when his last case in Las Vegas has him running for his life. Gypsy hates his home town so much that he chose leaving over his first and only real true love when she refused to leave her beloved ranch and follow him. Gypsy hasn't been home for a day when he ends up promising a 12-year-old boy that he will help him prove his deputy father didn't commit suicide. Little does Gypsy know that this will stir up painful memories from his past and end up being about human trafficking and police corruption. Wink of an Eye is an exciting page-turner with a PI who is tough, determined, funny, and caring. I can't wait to read more about Gypsy Moran, his family, and the town of Wink.


Minotaur Books - Release Date: 11/18/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $24.99


Five
Geo-caching, clues tattooed on a dead body, complex riddles and clues ultimately leading to the end of the hunt. A puzzle that only Detective Beatrice Kaspary can solve in order to catch a most unusual serial killer. A complex storyline and a psychological thriller written by a talented new author. A must read!
 
Minotaur Books - Release Date: 12/9/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99


Volunteer Picks Now in Paperback...
Once Upon a Lie
Kill Fee
Nancy's pick - $15.99
Nancy M.'s pick - $9.99

Staff Picks
Night Broken Night Broken by Patricia Briggs
In this latest installment, mechanic/coyote Mercy Thompson, along with her werewolf husband Adam and his pack, must track down and discourage a stalker who has set his sights on Adam's sneaky ex-wife Christy and subsequently fight off a deadly spirit-creature born of Canary Island native legends. Written with Briggs' reliable talent for weaving paranormal suspense with personal relationship complications, this book is an enjoyable, imaginative romp.

Ace - Release Date: 3/11/14 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95


Staff Picks Now in Paperback...
The Death of Santini
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Kathleen's pick - $16.00
Cynthia's pick - $14.95

Dates to Remember
December 5th
December 6th
December 21st
Trees Up Close
Mr. Lemoncello's Library
The New York Times Large-Print Crossword Puzzle Omnibus



December 16th-23rd
December 25th
Hanukkah!
A Treasury of Christmas Classics

On TV

On Stage

The Red Tent
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Mice on Main
The Red Tent
Sunday & Monday
December 7th & 8th
@ 9pm
on Lifetime
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (75th Anniversary!)
Tuesday
December 9th
@ 8pm
on CBS
Mice on Main
Friday & Saturday
December 12th & 13th
@ The Kroc Center
Click here for more info & to purchase tickets.

At The Movies
Wild
Still Alice
Inherent Vice
The Hobbit




Annie
Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
American Sniper
Unbroken






Store & Community News
David Burnsworth Personalized Books
Emrys Want a signed copy of Southern Heat by David Burnsworth? Just call us at 864-675-0540 or order online or call us at 864-675-0540 and let us know how you'd like it inscribed, and David will sign and personalize a copy for you before it is shipped. Be sure to get your orders in by this Saturday, December 13th, to ensure holiday delivery.

Emrys Writing Room Workshops
Emrys Emrys Writing Room is back for the 2015 Winter/Spring edition! These workshops consist of four 2-hour weeknight sessions each. The cost of each workshop is $100. Space is limited, so register early!

Fiction with Heather Marshall: February 3rd, 10th, 17th, & 24th from 7-9pm @ Coldwell Banker Caine

Creative Nonfiction with Scott Gould: March 5th, 12th, 26th, & April 2nd from 7-9pm @ SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

Poetry with Mamie Morgan: April 7th, 14th, 21st, & 28th from 7-9pm @ SC Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities

International Center of the Upstate
The International Center of the Upstate The International Center invites you to join their 2014/15 International Book Club Season. Meet one Monday during the month at Coffee Underground (1 E. Coffee St., Greenville) from 7:00-9:00pm for sparkling discussions around interesting stories. The book club is open to all International Center members.

New Store Hours
Starting in January, we are changing our hours:

Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 5:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am to 4:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

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!

 

Sincerely,

 

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