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May 2015


We're looking forward to seeing you all this Saturday -- May 2nd -- for the 1st-ever Indie Bookstore Day and the celebration of Fiction Addiction's 14th birthday! 


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2015 Reward Club
Our Reward Card is $20 for the 2015 calendar year. 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!

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.

Independent Bookstore Day
Independent Bookstore Day: Saturday, May 2nd, 10am-6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Join us on May 2nd, 2015, to celebrate the first-ever Independent Bookstore Day and Fiction Addiction's 14th anniversary! We will be hosting an all-day party: morning, noon, and night.

In the morning...be lined up at the door at 10am for the first chance at limited-edition, collectible merchandise and Krispy Kreme donuts.

At noon...bring the family for family-friendly activities and birthday cake! The first 50 children through the door will receive a free gift. At noon, preschool children can participate in a 45-minute interactive Music Adventure storytime. Then at 1pm, children ages 8-12 are invited to participate in our monthly Book Scouts event.

At "night"...join us from 4-6pm to celebrate the launch of Upstate author Joni Tevis's new essay collection, The World Is on Fire (Milkweed, paperback, $16.00, on sale in May). Adult refreshments will be served.


Picture Book Author Panel Talk & SigningPicture Book Author Panel Talk & Signing

Join South Carolina children's picture book authors Samantha Bell (author of The Perfect Pet) and Scotti Cohn (author of Animal Partners). The perfect way to end Children's Book Week! This event is free and open to the public.


In-Store Launch Party with Angela W. Williams

South Carolina author Angela W. Williams will celebrate the launch of her new memoir, Hush Now, Baby (Texas Review Press, paperback, $24.95, on sale in May), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. It is the story of how a little white girl climbed out of an uneasy childhoodin the segregated South...on the backbone of a black woman who loved her unabashedly. This event is free and open to the public.


SC Book Festival
South Carolina Book Festival: Friday-Saturday, May 15th-17th @ Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center, Columbia, SC, FREE*

The SC Book Festival is a yearly literary festival held in Columbia, SC. There will be book signings, writing workshops, special ticketed events, and even a Children's Pavilion. See www.scbookfestival.org for a list of events and featured authors. Fiction Addiction, Books on Broad, and Hub City Bookshop are sponsors this year and will be handling the main book sales area at the show. If you can't make the festival, let us know and we can get books signed for you. *Note: Public admission is free, though some events are ticketed.


In-Store Signing with Glenn Parris

Southern doctor and author Glenn Parris will be signing copies of his debut medical thriller, The Renaissance of Aspirin (Xlibris, paperback, $17.99), at Fiction Addiction. As the novel focuses on a fictional cure for Fibromyalgia, Dr. Parris is pledging a portion of the proceeds to Fibromyalgia awareness, support, and research for the 6 million U.S. silent sufferers. This event is free and open to the public.


The Mapmaker's Children
The Last Sister
Daisy Cakes Cookbook
At the Corner of King Street

Join five authors for light refreshments (tea, coffee, and Daisy Cakes pound cake) and a book talk, followed by a Q&A and a book signing, at Fiction Addiction. Authors include: Sarah McCoy (author of The Mapmaker's Children), Courtney McKinney-Whitaker (author of The Last Sister), Kim Daisy (author of Daisy Cakes Cookbook), Mary Ellen Taylor (author of At the Corner of King Street, a Spring 2015 SIBA Okra Pick), and Margaret Bradham Thornton (author of Charleston). *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the authors' books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Trust Fall Release

How much do you trust Fiction Addiction? Will you take another trust fall with us? I have fallen in love with another debut novel that I'm afraid not enough people will find on the shelf. It is publishing on May 19th for $17.99. I know that many of you will love it as well, but again I'm afraid that the cover/title will turn you off. So what I want to know is whether you'll again agree to pre-order this book from us, sight unseen, just based on our love for it. We will again give you a full money-back guarantee if you read it but don't love it as much as we have. To take part in this trust fall challenge, pre-order your book online or call the store at 864-675-0540 with your payment information. We dare you. :)


In-Store Signing with Lynda Lippman-Lockhart

Southern author Lynda Lippman-Lockhart will be signing copies of her debut historical novel, The Laundry Room (Penmore Press, paperback, $17.50), at Fiction Addiction. Based on actual events, the author dramatizes a fascinating moment in the history of the founding of Israel as a self-ruling nation. This event is free and open to the public.


Southern Author Festival
Southern Author Festival: Saturday, May 23rd, 9:30am-3pm @ Hughes Main Library, FREE

Join the Greenville County Library System and the Friends of the Greenville County Library System for this daylong event celebrating Southern fiction and poetry. Meet humorist, short story writer, and novelist George Singleton; the winner of the 2015 South Carolina First Novel Prize, James McTeer; and Southern reader favorite and bestselling author Karen White. Fiction Addiction will be providing the authors' books for sale at the event.


Charles Martin Book Talk & Signing
Book Talk & Signing with Charles Martin: Monday, June 1st, 6:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $27.56 or 10*

New York Times bestselling Southern author Charles Martin will be discussing his latest novel, Water from My Heart (Center Street, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 5/19/15), at Fiction Addiction. After living alone since age 16 and getting an education on how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society at Harvard, Charlie sets out to right the wrongs his choices have produced. *Note: The $27.56 ticket admits one to the event, guarantees you a seat, and includes a copy of Water from My Heart. The $10 ticket is for standing room, admits one to the event, and is redeemable for $10 off any purchase that evening. If our seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up.


In-Store Signing with Robert Venditti

New York Times bestselling comic and graphic novel author Robert Venditti will be signing copies of his debut middle-grade novel, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $16.99, on sale 6/16/15), at Fiction Addiction. This is the first of a series about twelve-year-old Miles who unexpectedly inherits a golden cape that gives him amazing superpowers. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to info@fiction-addiction.com are requested.


Even More Events...
June 22nd
Lynne MatsonLindsay CummingsAnne Blankman
Lynne Matson
Lindsay Cummings
Anne Blankman

Paula StokesRobin ConstantineTonya Kuper
Paula Stokes
Robin Constantine
Tonya Kuper
Southeast Summer Book Bash YA Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10
(More info coming soon.)

June 27th
August 26th

Wendy WaxLaura Lane McNeal
Wendy Wax Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10*
(More info coming soon.)
Laura Lane McNeal Book 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
Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking
Monday, May 18th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing Lidia's Commonsense Italian Cooking by Lidia Matticchio Bastianich (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 during May:

May 7th
May 14th
May 21st
May 28th
Special Delivery
Butterfly Counting
Chocolate Socks
Dragon Fire
Hardcover - $17.99
Paperback - $7.95
Hardcover - $14.99
Hardcover - $16.99

Do You Have Your Kobo Yet?
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!

*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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iTunes App Store
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Kobo Daily DealKobo eMagazines

Signed First Editions Club
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
A Dangerous Place
The Bone Tree
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $26.99

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.)

2015 Indies Choice Award Winners
All the Light We Cannot See
Being Mortal
The Martian
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Adult Fiction Book of the Year
Adult Nonfiction Book of the Year
Adult Debut Book of the Year
Young Adult Book of the Year

The 2015 Indies Choice Book Award winners have been announced! These books reflect the spirit of independent bookstores nationwide.

May New Releases
Regional Interest
Dear Carolina
Paperback - $15.00

American Wife
Very Good Lives
Hard Choices
The China Mirage
Hardcover - $27.99
On sale 5/5/15
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $15.00
Paperback - $18.00
Hardcover - $35.00

Target Tokyo
The Wright Brothers
Secret Warriors
Hardcover - $35.00
Hardcover - $30.00
Paperback - $18.00
On sale 5/12/15
Hardcover - $28.95

General & Historical Fiction
Save the Date Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews
A Savannah florist is about to score the wedding of a lifetime -- one that will solidify her career as the go-to-girl for society nuptials. Ironically, Cara Kryzik doesn't believe in love, even though she creates beautiful flower arrangements to celebrate them. But when the bride goes missing and the wedding is in jeopardy, Cara must find the bride and figure out what she believes in. Maybe love really does exist outside of fairy tales after all.

St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 5/5/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

The Mapmaker's Children
Hardcover - $25.00
Meet the author at our Book Your Tea event on May 18th!

Mystery & Suspense
Memory Man
Hardcover - $28.00

Young Adult
A Court of Thorns and Roses A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
When 19-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land from legend, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin -- one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it...or doom Tamlin and his world forever.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 5/5/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99

The Heir
An Ember in the Ashes
Crimson Bound
Hardcover - $18.99
On sale 5/5/15
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $19.95
A Spring 2015 Kids' Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $17.99
On sale 5/5/15

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
Wolf Wolf by Mo Hayder
Mo Hayder has written the ultimate story of psychological terror and horror. It is a riveting, bone-chilling tale about a family held hostage in their English country manor. This story of such evil doings will haunt you for long after you've finished and you will never suspect the shocking ending.... It will leave you breathless!

Atlantic Monthly Press - Release Date: 4/14/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.00

Flying Shoes Flying Shoes by Lisa Howorth
Lisa Howorth deftly weaves together a beautiful story of the South, family, relationships, racial issues, and unresolved guilt. She takes seemingly unrelated strands of stories of people who are important in Mary Byrd's life and intertwines them until you understand how the unsolved murder of Mary Byrd's young brother 30 years ago and the guilt she has carried around since then have made her the cynical, needy, self-destructive, funny, and very likable character she is today.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 4/14/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $16.00

The Bone Tree
Leaving Time
Hardcover - $27.99
A Spring 2015 SIBA Okra Pick
A May 2015 Indie Next Pick
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $16.00
A May 2015 Indie Next Pick

The Sound of Glass The Sound of Glass by Karen White
This is a wonderful story of family, loss, secrets, and redemption. Karen White is a masterful storyteller with an attention to detail that adds so much depth to the story. I can almost smell the low-tide debris and feel the sweltering Beaufort summer heat. Spousal abuse is a tough subject to tackle, but this story of women and the cycle of abuse is compelling and educational. This should be on everyone's summer reading list.

Two chances to meet the author! At the South Carolina Book Festival in Columbia on May 16th & 17th, or at the Southern Author Festival at the Hughes Main Library on May 23rd.

New American Library - Release Date: 5/12/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95

The Summer Wind
Paperback - $7.99

Inside the O'Briens
Hardcover - $26.00
An April 2015 Indie Next Pick

The Girl with All the Gifts
Paperback - $15.00

Staff Picks
The World Is on Fire
Denton Little's Deathdate
The Invention of Wings
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 5/2/15
A May 2015 Indie Next Pick
Meet the author at her launch party on Independent Bookstore Day, May 2nd!
Hardcover - $17.99
A Spring 2015 Kids' Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $17.00
On sale 5/5/15
A May 2015 Indie Next Pick

The Whiskey Baron
The Queen of the Tearling
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $12.99
A May 2015 Indie Next Pick

Openly Straight Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
This is a different take on the coming-out story. It shines a light on the fact that even when we accept others' differences, even celebrate them, sometimes it can be hard to see past the "labels" to what they really want. But as Rafe finds out, it's just as hard, if not more so, to deny something that's innately a part of you. While I wished for a different ending for Rafe, I was glad to have read this book for the perspective, if nothing else.

Arthur A. Levine - Release Date: 4/28/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99

Openly Straight Magonia by M.D. Headley
Aza Ray has a terminal illness that essentially causes her to drown in air. The only person who's able to overlook her impending death and see the girl she is, Jason is also the only person who believes her when Aza Ray says she sees ships in the sky. This leads them to discover Magonia, where people live in the sky sailing ships through the clouds. A place where Aza Ray isn't drowning. A place where Aza Ray has power. But can she use that power against Earth, the only home she's ever known? Fantasy lovers won't want to miss this emotional story with exceptional world building.

HarperCollins - Release Date: 4/28/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
Sisters' Fate
Hardcover - $17.99
A Spring 2015 Kids' Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $17.00
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 5/5/15

The Warded Man
Paperback - $7.99

Store & Community News
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
We have new store hours for 2015:

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!




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