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September 2015

 

Please help us spread the word and make these three big events a success:
On
September 25th, Eric Litwin will give a free performance at University Center; on October 10th, Dr. Ben Carson will be at Fiction Addiction; and on October 17th, we will bring bestselling historian S.C. Gwynne to the Upcountry History Museum for a free talk on Stonewall Jackson.

I know many of you are wondering whether we will also be hosting Nicholas Sparks this year. The last I heard from his publisher we are still in the running but Mr. Sparks hasn't yet decided how big of a tour, if any, he wants to do. As soon as we know anything, we'll keep you posted.

Please note that Fiction Addiction will be closed September 7th for Labor Day and will close at 1pm on Thursday, September 17th. Melissa and I will be at a trade show 9/17 through 9/19 so please be patient with Ike who will be on his own those days.

-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.

The Sea Keeper's DaughtersHoney from the LionThe Canterbury SistersGateway to Paradise
Southern Storytellers Panel Talk & Signing: Wednesday, September 16th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Meet these Southern authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Lisa Wingate (author of The Sea Keeper's Daughters, a Summer SIBA Okra pick), Matthew Neill Null (author of Honey from the Lion), Kim Wright (author of The Canterbury Sisters), and Matthew Vollmer (author of Gateway to Paradise) *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Long Black Curl
Alex Bledsoe Book Signing: Friday, September 18th, 5-11pm & Saturday, September 19th, 10am-6pm @ The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire, FREE (with admission)*

Fantasy author Alex Bledsoe will be signing his Tufa novels, including latest book Long Black Curl (Tor, hardcover, $25.99), at The Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire (at Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1135 State Park Rd, Greenville) on Friday, September 18th, from 5-11pm and on Saturday, September 19th, from 10am-6pm. *Note: This event is free with regular admission to the Ren Faire. Fiction Addiction will be providing books to the UUF for sale at the event.

 



The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants

Get ready to sing, dance, and fall in love with reading! Fiction Addiction and the University of South Carolina Upstate are bringing Eric Litwin to Greenville for a FREE 45-minute performance featuring his new book, The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants (Little, Brown, hardcover, $18.00) at the University Center Greenville entrance to McAlister Square (225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville). *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but a purchase of The Nuts: Sing and Dance in Your Polka Dot Pants from Fiction Addiction prior to or at the event is required in order to join the signing line. Mr. Eric will also sign copies of The Nuts: Bedtime at the Nut House and one additional Pete the Cat book (that he wrote -- first four only) per person. Mr. Eric will personalize only copies of The Nuts books.

 


Legendary Locals of Greenville
Cindy Landrum In-Store Signing: Saturday, September 26th, 1-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville newspaper reporter and author Cindy Landrum will be signing copies of her debut book, Legendary Locals of Greenville (Arcadia, paperback, $21.99). Stories of people who have shaped Greenville with their vision, making it what it is today, fill these pages, along with photographs from various historical and personal sources. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Fiction Addiction's Annual Bookclub Party: Thursday, October 1st, 5:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Are you in a bookclub? Thinking about joining or starting a bookclub? Like to read "bookclub-type books"? Then come join us for our annual Bookclub Party! *Note: Tickets are $10 each and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased that evening. Local author Sue Lile Inman will be presenting her new novel, Year of the Snake: 1989 (FPS, paperback, $19.99), and store owner Jill Hendrix will present other suggested titles for bookclubs. We will also be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of free "advance reader copies."

 


Gin and Gardenias
A. Scott Henderson Launch Party: Friday, October 2nd, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenvillel poet A. Scott Henderson will be signing copies of his debut poetry collection, Gin and Gardenias: A Memoir of Desire, Love, and Losee (FPS, paperback, $12.95, on sale 9/29/15), a powerful verse memoir about the social, political, and spiritual challenges of forging a male gay identity in the South, at his launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


The Pursuit of Justice
Ben Matthews In-Store Signing: Saturday, October 3rd, 11am-1pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina lawyer and author Ben Matthews will be signing copies of his debut mystery novel, The Pursuit of Justice (Rushton, paperback, $14.99), at Fiction Addiction. "Written with authority, Matthews' auspicious debut courtroom drama finds an ethically compromised attorney taking a murder case nobody wants and a client nobody trusts" (Kirkus). This event is free and open to the public.

 


Scales on Censorship
Pat Scales Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, October 3rd, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, $21.15 or 10*

Celebrate Banned Books Week with Pat Scales, Greenville author and former school librarian, as she discusses her latest book, Scales on Censorship: Real Life Lessons from School Library Journal (Rowman & Littlefield, paperback, $19.95), at Fiction Addiction. *Note: The $21.15 ticket admits two to the event and includes one copy of Scales on Censorship. The $10 ticket admits one to the event and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Join these young adult authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: From Asheville, NC: Alexandra Duncan (author of Salvage and its sequel, Sound [Greenwillow, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 9/22/15]), Alan Gratz (author of Code of Honor [Scholastic, hardcover, $17.99]), Stephanie Perkins (author of Isla and the Happily Ever After [Speak, paperback, $10.99]), Renee Ahdieh (author of The Wrath and the Dawn [Putnam, hardcover, $17.99]), and Will Walton (author of Anything Could Happen [Scholastic, hardcover, $17.99]). *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


A More Perfect Union
Dr. Ben Carson In-Store Signing: Saturday, October 10th, 3pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson will be signing copies of his new book, A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties (Sentinel, hardcover, $26.95, on sale 10/6/15), at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public. For every copy of A More Perfect Union purchased from Fiction Addiction, Dr. Carson will sign one of his backlist books also bought from Fiction Addiction. pre-orders (including backlist books) are strongly recommended to ensure availability. *Please see our event web page for complete signing restrictions.

 



As Night Falls
Jenny Milchman Book Talk & Signing: Tuesday, October 13th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $27.56 or 10*

Please join award-winning suspense novelist Jenny Milchman, author of As Night Falls (Ballantine, hardcover, $26.00), as "the world's longest book tour" brings her to Fiction Addiction. Authors, emerging writers, and suspense fans alike will enjoy hearing about Jenny's thirteen year journey to publication. She will share an inside look at the publishing industry, and explore the growing popularity of domestic suspense as a genre. Attendees are also invited to take part in a lesson on crafting the Perfect Pitch and selling a novel to agents and editors. *Note: The $27.56 ticket admits two to the event and includes one copy of As Night Falls. The $10 ticket admits one to the event and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Rebel Yell
S.C. Gwynne Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, October 17th, 2pm @ Upcountry History Museum, FREE (with admission)*

New York Times bestselling author S.C. Gwynne will be discussing his latest book, Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (Scribner, paperback, $20.00, on sale 10/6/15), a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson became a great and tragic hero, at the Upcountry History Museum (540 Buncombe St., Greenville). *Note: This event is free with regular admission to the museum (free for members, $6 for non-members, $5 for seniors or students), but RSVPs are requested. Please RSVP to the museum by emailing info@upcountryhistory.org or by calling 864-467-3100. Admission can be paid in advance or on the day of the event. Fiction Addiction will have S.C. Gwynne's books for sale in advance and at the event itself. Book reservations are recommended and can be emailed to info@fiction-addiction.com.

 



Musings
Bucky Williams-Hooker In-Store Signing: Saturday, October 17th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina author Bucky Williams-Hooker will be signing copies of his new book, Musings: Reflections of an Author's Mind (Outskirts, paperback, $14.95), a collection of short stories, poems, essays, and reflections on topics of interest to the author, as well as recipes, letters, and an autobiographical follow-up to his first book, No More Mr. Cellophane, at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Even More Events...
October 29th
Leann SweeneyLinda Lee PetersonJohn SheffieldCarol Heilman
Leann SweeneyLinda Lee PetersonJohn SheffieldCarol Heilman
Fall Mystery Author Panel Talk & Signing, 6pm, $10

November 3rd
Joseph Galloway
An Evening with Joseph Galloway, 6pm, $21

November 5th
Virginia PyeElise BlackwellShari SmithEllen Malphrus
Virginia PyeElise BlackwellShari SmithEllen Malphrus
Literary Ladies Panel Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10

November 6th
November 7th
Diane ChamberlainKay Bratt
Diane Chamberlain Book Talk & Signing, 2pm, $10*Kay Bratt Book Talk & Signing, 3pm, $10

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
Sheet Pan Suppers
Monday, September 21st, 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:

September 3rd
September 10th
September 17th
September 24th
October 1st
The Queen's Hat
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa
Everyone Loves Bacon
Use Your Imagination
Frog on a Log?
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$15.99
Hardcover
$16.99

New Products
Pride and Prejudice Out of Print T-Shirt
Slaughterhouse-Five Out of Print T-Shirt
Where the Wild Things Are Out of Print T-Shirt

Fiction Addiction is now carrying Out of Print t-shirts! Out of Print celebrates the world's great stories through fashion. Their products feature iconic and often out of print book covers. Some are classics, some are just curious enough to make great t-shirts, but all are striking works of art. Each product is treated to feel soft and worn like a well-read book. And for each product sold, one book is donated to a community in need through their partner, Books For Africa.
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Signed First Editions Club
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
Emma
Water from My Heart
The Flying Circus
Ruthless
Hardcover - $25.95
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $17.99

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.)



September New Releases
Regional Interest
Legendary Locals of Greenville
Paperback - $21.99
Meet that author at her Book Signing September 26th!
Signed Copies Available!

Nonfiction
Killing Lincoln Killing Lincoln by Bill O'Reilly
In the midst of the patriotic celebrations in Washington, D.C., at the end of the Civil War, John Wilkes Booth murders Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre. A furious manhunt ensues and Booth immediately becomes the country's most wanted fugitive. NY detective and former Union spy Lafayette C. Baker unravels the string of clues leading to Booth, while federal forces track his accomplices. The thrilling chase ends in a fiery shootout and a series of court-ordered executions. Featuring some of history's most remarkable figures, vivid detail, and page-turning action, Killing Lincoln is history that reads like a thriller.

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 9/1/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99


The Art of Memoir
Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me
Baby Beasties
Hardcover - $24.99
Signed Copies On Order!
On sale 9/15/15
Paperback - $12.95
Paperback - $22.95

General & Historical Fiction
Purity Purity by Jonathan Franzen
Pip Tyler knows that her real name is Purity, that she's saddled with $130,000 in student debt, that she's squatting with anarchists in Oakland, and that her relationship with her mother is hazardous, but that's all. A glancing encounter with a German peace activist leads Pip to an internship in South America with The Sunlight Project, an organization that traffics in all the secrets of the world. TSP is the brainchild of Andreas Wolf, a charismatic provocateur who rose to fame in the chaos following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Now on the lam in Bolivia, Andreas is drawn to Pip for reasons she doesn't understand, and the intensity of her response to him upends her conventional ideas of right and wrong.

Farrar, Straus & Giroux - Release Date: 9/1/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

Signed First Editions Available!


The Gilded Hour
Fates and Furies
The Perfect Comeback of Caroline Jacobs
Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $27.95
On sale 9/15/15
Hardcover - $24.99
On sale 9/8/15
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 9/8/15

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
Trigger Mortis
The Girl in the Spider's Web
X
The Nature of the Beast
Hardcover - $28.99
On sale 9/8/15
Hardcover - $27.95
Hardcover - $28.95
Hardcover - $27.99

Graphic Novels
Teknophage
Paperback - $14.99
On sale 9/8/15

Young Adult
Queen of Shadows Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas
Everyone Celaena Sardothien loves has been taken from her. But she's at last returned to the empire -- for vengeance, to rescue her once-glorious kingdom, and to confront the shadows of her past... She has embraced her identity as Aelin Galathynius, Queen of Terrasen. But before she can reclaim her throne, she must fight. She will fight for her cousin, a warrior prepared to die just to see her again. She will fight for her friend, a young man trapped in an unspeakable prison. And she will fight for her people, enslaved to a brutal king and awaiting their lost queen's triumphant return.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 9/1/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $18.99


Hunter Hunter by Mercedes Lackey
To Joyeaux Charmand, who has been a Hunter in her tight-knit mountain community since she was a child, every Cit without magic deserves her protection from dangerous Othersiders. When she is called to Apex City, Joy soon realizes that the city's powerful leaders care more about luring Cits into a false sense of security than protecting them. The Cits have no sense of how much danger they're in. When an act of sabotage against Joy takes an unbearable toll, Joy uncovers a terrifying conspiracy in the city. There is something much worse than the usual monsters infiltrating Apex. And it may be too late to stop them.

Disney-Hyperion - Release Date: 9/1/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


Code of Honor
It's Your World
Ruin and Rising
Hardcover - $17.99
Meet the author at his Book Talk & Signing October 5th!
Hardcover - $24.99
Signed Copies On Order!
On sale 9/15/15
Paperback - $10.99

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
The Gates of Evangeline
Big Little Lies
Hostage Taker
Hardcover - $26.95
A September Indie Next Pick
A Summer 2015 SIBA Okra Pick
Seconded by Linda
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $26.00

The Sea Keeper's Daughters
Black-Eyed Susans
The End Game
Paperback - $14.99
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing September 16th!
A Summer 2015 SIBA Okra Pick
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $26.95
On sale 9/15/15

Above the Waterfall
Hardcover - $26.99
Signed Copies On Order!
On sale 9/8/15

Chasing the Phoenix
The Abyss Beyond Dreams
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $8.99

Staff Picks
The Martian
Salvage
Paperback - $9.99
Read it before you see it -- in theaters October 2nd!
Paperback - $9.99
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing October 5th!

Updraft
The Jewel
Random
Hardcover - $25.99
Paperback - $9.99
Paperback - $10.99

Store & Community News
Steel Magnolias Service Club of the Upstate
The GFWC - Steel Magnolias Service Club of the Upstate is looking for additional women members. The club will meet the 2nd Monday of each month from September to May. Our next meeting is Monday, September 14th, at Fiction Addiction. The social hour will start at 6:45 and the meeting at 7:15. Please stop by if you're interested in learning more.

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