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July 2015

 

This week we not only celebrate our country's birthday, but independent businesses like Fiction Addiction and small press authors! So, come out and join us on Friday, July 3rd and we'll have indie authors for you to meet all day.

We have an unusual number of author events for July, which is a bit risky, since many of you tend to go on vacation. But if you're in town this month we'd appreciate your support!

-Jill


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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.

Love Your Indie Day

On July 3rd, come celebrate the independents, the underdog writers who put themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they've got a story to tell. We will have three authors at a time signing in the store throughout the day. Click here to see our author schedule.

 


Susan Crandall Book Talk & Signing
Book Talk & Signing with Susan Crandall: Friday, July 17th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $27.56 or 10*

From Susan Crandall, the bestselling and award-winning author of Whistling Past the Graveyard, comes The Flying Circus (Gallery, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 7/7/15; a Summer 2015 SIBA Okra pick), an adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America's heartland in the Roaring Twenties. Susan will be discussing her new book at Fiction Addiction. *Note: The $27.56 ticket admits two to the event and includes one copy of The Flying Circus. The $10 ticket admits one to the event and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Launch Party with Carolyn Lee Adams
Launch Party with Carolyn Lee Adams: Saturday, July 18th, 6-8pm @ Thomas Creek Brewery, FREE

Upstate South Carolina comedienne and author Carolyn Lee Adams will be celebrating the launch of her debut young adult thriller, Ruthless (Simon Pulse, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 7/14/15; a Summer 2015 SIBA Okra pick), at her launch party at Thomas Creek Brewery. This is a spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen equestrienne struggles to retain hope -- and her sanity -- while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


Launch Party with Bob Strother
Launch Party with Bob Strother: Tuesday, July 21st, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville, South Carolina, author Bob Strother will be celebrating the launch of his new novel, Burning Time (Moonshine, paperback, $23.95), at his launch party at Fiction Addiction. Set in Chattanooga, TN, in the early 1900s, this book epically portrays the life of Louise Schmidt, from early childhood to adulthood, as Louise, her mother, and her younger brother fight to survive the abuse of Louise's father, Will. This event is open to the public.

 


Coloring, Cocktails, & Conversation
Coloring, Cocktails, & Conversation: Thursday, July 23rd, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

Grab your best girl friends and come to Fiction Addiction for your next Girls' Night In. Grown-up coloring books, summer cocktails, and conversation will make for a great get-together for your friends, or a way to make new friends! *Note:Tickets are $25 each and include one in-stock coloring book priced at $12.99 or less. Cocktails from Summer Cocktails by Maria Del Mar Sacasa will be served, and we will use Chat Packs for conversation starters. Fellow indie Suburbuan Paint Co. will provide colored pencils, but you're welcome to bring your own favorite coloring tools. This event is limited to the first 15 sign-ups, but if we have enough interest, we can make this an ongoing event series, or you are welcome to book a private event date for your group.

 


Book Talk & Signing with Barton Swaim

South Carolina native Barton Swaim will be discussing his new book, The Speechwriter (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $25.00, on sale 7/14/15), the story of South Carolina governor Mark Sanford's rise and fall from the eyes of the very human staffers who go into politics out of conviction and learn to survive a broken heart. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs to info@fiction-addiction.com for seats and books are requested.

 


Even More Events...
August 26th
September 3rd
Laura Lane McNealJoseph Galloway
Laura Lane McNeal Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10*An Evening with Joseph Galloway, 6pm, $21


September 16th
Lisa WingateMatthew Neill NullKim Wright
Lisa Wingate
Matthew Neill Null
Kim Wright
Southern Storytellers Book Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10

October 3rd
October 5th
Pat ScalesAlexandra DuncanAlan Gratz

Alexandra Duncan
Alan Gratz
Pat Scales Book Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10
(More info coming soon.)
Asheville YA Authors Book Talk & Signing, 4pm, $10
(More info coming soon.)


November 5th
November 6th
Virginia PyeElise BlackwellShari SmithDiane Chamberlain
Virginia PyeElise BlackwellShari Smith
Literary Ladies Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10
(More info coming soon.)
Diane Chamberlain 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
Sheet Pan Suppers
Monday, July 20th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing Sheet Pan Suppers by Molly Gilbert (Workman, paperback, $15.95).
 
If you're interested in joining our cookbook club, please email us at info@fiction-addiction.com or call us at 864-675-0540 for more information or to sign up. You can preview the club agreement here.

 

Children's Storytime
Join us for storytime every Thursday morning at 10:30am. We will be reading the following titles in upcoming weeks:

July 2nd
July 9th
July 16th
July 23rd
July 30th
The Book with No Pictures
Red
This book just ate my dog!
Eeny, Meeny, Miney, Mo, and Flo
Duncan the Story Dragon
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.99
Hardcover - $16.99

New Products
Emma Litograph
Peter Pan Litograph
Les Miserables Litograph

We have new Litograph prints! Each Litograph is a 12" x 16" matted print priced at $19.95. Every Litograph design emerges from the text of a book. Just as the words on the pages of your favorite novel come alive in your imagination, our products are designed to illustrate the memorable characters and scenes rooted in text and imitated on stage. Litographs works closely with professional artists to create a new visual experience for classic and contemporary works alike. From a distance, the artwork illustrates a theme, character, or setting from each book's descriptive pages. Move closer and the text becomes fully legible.

Our new designs:

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Signed First Editions Club
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
Badlands
Emma
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $25.95

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.

(Prices are subject to change by the publisher.)



July New Releases
Regional Interest
Etta Mae's Worst Bad-Luck Day
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 7/7/15

General & Historical Fiction
Go Set a Watchman Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
Have you pre-ordered your copy from us?
Go Set a Watchman features many of the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird some twenty years later. Returning home to Maycomb to visit her father, Jean Louise Finch -- Scout -- struggles with issues both personal and political, involving Atticus, society, and the small Alabama town that shaped her. Exploring how the characters from To Kill a Mockingbird are adjusting to the turbulent events transforming mid-1950s America, Go Set a Watchman casts a fascinating new light on Harper Lee's enduring classic. Moving, funny and compelling, it stands as a magnificent novel in its own right.



HarperCollins - Release Date: 7/14/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


Death and Mr. Pickwick Death and Mr. Pickwick by Stephen Jarvis
The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, featuring the fat and lovable Mr. Pickwick and his Cockney manservant, Sam Weller, began as a series of whimsical sketches, the brainchild of the brilliant, erratic, misanthropic illustrator named Robert Seymour. When Seymour's publishers settled on a young storyteller using the pen name Boz to match with the magic etchings, The Pickwick Papers went on to become a worldwide phenomenon. And Boz, as the young Charles Dickens signed his work, became, in the eyes of many, the most important writer of his time. The fate of Robert Seymour, Mr. Pickwick's creator, a very different story -- one untold before now.

A July 2015 Indie Next Pick.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 6/23/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $30.00


The Watchmaker of Filigree Street The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
1883. Thaniel Steepleton returns home to his tiny London apartment to find a gold pocket watch on his pillow. Six months later, the mysterious timepiece saves his life, drawing him away from a blast that destroys Scotland Yard. At last, he goes in search of its maker, Keita Mori, a kind, lonely immigrant from Japan. Although Mori seems harmless, a chain of unexplainable events soon suggests he must be hiding something. When Grace Carrow, an Oxford physicist, unwittingly interferes, Thaniel is torn between opposing loyalties.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 7/14/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


A Week at the Lake
The House at Mermaid Point
Paperback - $16.00
A Spring 2015 SIBA Okra Pick
Signed Copies Available!
Paperback - $7.99
Signed Copies Available!

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
The English Spy
Bloody Royal Prints
Hardcover - $27.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $16.99
A Summer 2015 SIBA Okra Pick

Romance
Grey
Paperback - $15.95

Young Adult
The Golden Specific
Hardcover - $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.

Volunteer Picks
Name of the Devil Name of the Devil by Andrew Mayne
A small church in rural Appalachia explodes, and the few people inside are found dead, but outside the church, the trail of clues points to the work of the devil. FBI consultant Jessica Blackwood knows there is a human behind the carnage and must rely heavily on her background of magic and illusion to fool and trap the killer and to help save lives. Name of the Devil is an intoxicating cat-and-mouse chase that goes from West Virginia to Mexico, Miami, and even the Vatican. The magic and illusions are brilliant, and the killer is truly evil.

Dey Street Books - Release Date: 7/7/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


Truth or Die Truth or Die by James Patterson & Howard Roughan
Trevor Mann was once an assistant DA, before he got disbarred for deciding to break all the rules and tell the truth in the name of justice. He thought he finally had his life in order and was happy with his girlfriend Claire, an international affairs reporter for the NY Times. She left his bed to meet a source and ended up dead in a seemingly random mugging. Trevor doesn't believe in coincidences and is determined to find out for sure if it was really a random, senseless murder. He is soon embroiled in black ops, government conspiracies, and dead bodies falling right and left. All are associated with a lethal truth serum invented by a boy genius named Owen who was the source Claire was going to meet the night she died. Trevor and Owen join forces in a thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat and amazed at the possibilities revealed through the genius of Owen.

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 6/22/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


How to Tell Toledo from the Night Sky
Breaking Creed
What Doesn't Kill Her
Run You Down
Paperback - $15.99
A July 2015 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $9.99
On sale 7/7/15
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $25.99

The Idea of Love
As Night Falls
The Summer of Good Intentions
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $26.00
A July 2015 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 7/7/15



Pretty Is
Season of the Dragonflies
Lisette's List
Hardcover - $26.00
On sale 7/7/15
Paperback - $14.99
On sale 7/7/15
Paperback - $16.00

The Flying Circus
The Perfect Son
The Truth According to Us
Hardcover - $26.00
On sale 7/7/15
A Summer 2015 SIBA Okra Pick
Meet the Author July 17th!
Paperback - $14.95
Hardcover - $28.00

The Library at Mount Char
Aurora
Hardcover - $26.00
A July 2015 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.00
On sale 7/7/15

Staff Picks
Dollbaby
The Glass Sentence
Wonder, Hope, Love, and Loss
Paperback - $16.00
Meet the author on August 26th!
Paperback - $8.99
Paperback - $17.99

The Witch Hunter
Falling into Place
Hardcover - $18.00
Paperback - $9.99

Store & Community News
Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference
The annual Book Passage Mystery Writers Conference is coming July 23-26, 2015, in Corte Madera, California. Register here, and let them know during checkout that Fiction Addiction referred you!

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