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November 2015

 

Thanks so much for helping us spread the word last month about our Ben Carson and Nicholas Sparks events. We had over 300 people at the store for Carson (despite the rain) and over 700 for Sparks. We still have signed books available from both authors if you need any for Christmas gifts!

If you are a member of our reward program and are cleaning out your house in preparation for holiday houseguests, please go ahead and bring us your trade-ins before the end of the year as we are going to stop issuing trade credit for used books after 12/31/15. We will still accept used books if you wish to donate them to us and any trade credit you've been issued will remain valid.

The big fall releases are starting to arrive and we have holiday catalogs with great gift ideas so beat the rush and start your holiday shopping early so we can help you with personalized recommendations!

-Jill


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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.

Lowcountry Bordello
Susan M. Boyer Launch Party: Tuesday, November 3rd, 5-7pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Agatha Award-winning Greenville author Susan M. Boyer will be celebrating the launch of the newest book in her USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series, Lowcountry Bordello (Henery, paperback, $15.95), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

 


We Were Soldiers Once...and Young
An Evening with Joseph Galloway: Tuesday, November 3rd, 6pm @ The Poinsett Club, $21*

Meet Joseph Galloway -- a UPI war correspondent during the Vietnam War and the co-author of the bestselling book We Were Soldiers Once...and Young (Presidio, paperback, $18.00) and its sequel, We Are Soldiers Still -- at an evening event at The Poinsett Club (807 E. Washington St., Greenville). Following remarks by Mr. Galloway at about 7pm, he will be available to sign books. *Note: Tickets are $21 each and include a $4 donation to a military charity, as well as beer, wine, and light hors d'oeuvres. This event is one of a series of military history talks sponsored by the Military Lecture Series committee. Advance reservations are required, and ticket costs cannot be refunded if cancelled within 72 hours of the event. Attire is business casual (no jeans). Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Dreams of the Red PhoenixThe Lower QuarterI Am a TownUntying the Moon
Literary Ladies Panel Talk & Signing: Thursday, November 5th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $10*

Meet these Literary Ladies for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Virginia Pye (author of Dreams of the Red Phoenix [Unbridled, paperback, $16.00]), Elise Blackwell (author of The Lower Quarter [Unbridled, paperback, $16.95]), Shari Smith (author of I Am a Town [River's Edge, paperback, $18.00]), and Ellen Malphrus (author of Untying the Moon [Story River, hardcover, $24.95]) *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.

 


Pretending to Dance
Diane Chamberlain Book Talk & Signing: Friday, November 6th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $28.61 or 10*

Perennially bestselling North Carolina author Diane Chamberlain will be discussing her new novel and store staff pick, Pretending to Dance (St. Martin's, hardcover, $26.99), at Fiction Addiction. Her previous novel, The Silent Sister was a Publisher's Weekly and USA Today bestseller. *Note: The $28.61 ticket admits two to the event and includes one copy of Pretending to Dance. 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.

 


The Palest Ink

Why China? Grab your friends and come to Fiction Addiction to celebrate the launch of upstate South Carolina author Kay Bratt's new novel, The Palest Ink (Lake Union, paperback, $14.95), and to hear more about why she has chosen China as the basis of her passion and career. *Note: Tickets are $10 each 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.

 


Small Business Saturday
Small Business and Small Press Saturday: Saturday, November 28th, 10:30am-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

On Saturday, November 28th, 2015, we celebrate small businesses like Fiction Addiction along with self-employed and small press authors! Self published and small press authors will be signing books throughout the day. You can see the full schedule online. We're proud to be a small business, and we are proud to support our community. When you shop at local and small businesses, you help our community grow. Together, let's help strengthen our community by continuing to support the Shap Small initiative all year. This event is free and open to the public.

 


Oh, Those Holiday Lights!Solomon Squirrel's Amazing Chanukah Adventure

Greenville children's author Frederick Baus (accompanied by Roper the Ogre!) will read and sign his holiday picture book, Oh, Those Holiday Lights! (United Writers Press, paperback, $12.95), an imaginative account of the inspiration of the Roper Mountain Holiday Lights, along with Jeffrey J. Lefko, reading and signing Solomon Squirrel's Amazing Chanukah Adventure (CreateSpace, paperback, $9.49), which shows readers how different religions and cultures can interact with and accept each other for their own traditions and customs. This free event is a great way to celebrate Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day!

 


The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina2016 Race for the White House
Melinda Long & Kate Salley Palmer In-Store Signing: Saturday, December 12th, 11am-12pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Greenville picture book author Melinda Long will be signing copies of herSouth Carolina-themed Christmas book, The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (Sterling, hardcover, $12.95), along with South Carolina author and illustrator Kate Salley Palmer, who will be signign copies of her new non-partisan coloring book, 2016 Race for the White House (Warbranch, paperback, $14.95). This event is free and open to the public.

 


Even More Events...
December 19th
January - May
2nd Monday each month
Michael LivingstonChristopher M. CevascoClay and Susan GriffithSheri S. Levy
Michael LivingstonChristopher M. CevascoClay and Susan Griffith
The Magic of History Author Panel & Signing, 1pm, $10 (More info coming soon)Teen Writing Seminar, 4pm, $25 for the whole session

January 16th
January 21st
Hannah PappTracy CrowVally SharpeColoring
Hannah PappTracy CrowVally Sharpe
New Year's Resolution Author Panel & Signing, 2pm, $10 (More info coming soon)Coloring, Cocktails, & Conversation, 7pm, $25

April 13th
Kristy Woodson Harvey
Kristy Woodson Harvey Book Talk & Signing, 6pm, $10 (More info coming soon)

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

Fiction Addiction Cookbook Clubs
More Mexican Everyday
Monday, November 16th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

We will be preparing recipes from and discussing More Mexican Everyday by Rick Bayless (Norton, 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 in upcoming weeks:

November 5th
November 12th
November 19th
November 26th
December 3rd
Imaginary Fred
Little Tree
Bear Says Thanks
Happy Thanksgiving!
Solomon Squirrel's Amazing Chanukah Adventure
Hardcover
$18.99
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$16.99
CLOSED FOR THANKSGIVING
Paperback
$9.49

Play Fiction Addiction Holiday Bingo
Fiction Addiction Holiday Bingo
Introducing Fiction Addiction Holiday Bingo! Pick up a bingo card at the store (or download online), and bring it with you each time you shop with us from November 1st to December 15th and get a store stamp for squares as you complete them. Completing a square can involve anything from buying a themed book to attending an author event, signing up for one of our clubs to turning in your card. You're sure to find ways to get a bingo as you do your holiday shopping with us!

Win every time you get a bingo! Each bingo gives you a free book from the giveaway cart and a sweepstakes entry. Grand prize: (1) $100.00 Fiction Addiction Gift Certificate (retail value $100.00). Second prize: (1) In-stock Fiction Addiction T-shirt of your choice (retail value $29.95). Third prize: (1) In-stock Litograph of your choice (retail value $19.95). Odds of winning a prize are based on the number of entries received for the drawing.

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Signed First Editions Club
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
The Flying Circus
Ruthless
Above the Waterfall
A More Perfect Union
Hardcover - $26.00
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $26.95

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.)



November New Releases
Regional Interest
Calloustown
Conversations with the Conroys
State of the Heart Volume 2
On the Horseshoe
Paperback - $15.95
On sale 11/17/15
Paperback - $19.95
Paperback - $19.95
Paperback - $16.95

Nonfiction
The Witches The Witches by Stacy Schiff
It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic.

Signed First Editions Availbale!

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 10/27/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $32.00


The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Whiskey Know-It-All by Richard Betts
In this witty kid-style book on an adult topic, Richard Betts boils down his know-how into twenty pages, cooling our "brown-sweat" anxieties and dividing whiskey into three simple categories: Grain, Wood, and Place. While most whiskey tomes are about as fun as a chemistry lesson, Betts makes the learning slide down easy, reassuring us that this exalted spirit is just distilled beer and, through a nasal romp, helping us figure out which kinds we love best. Humorous illustrations and scratch-and-sniff scents (vanilla, sandalwood, grass, and more) help would-be connoisseurs learn their personal preferences. Language label and Map to Your Desires included.

Rux Martin - Release Date: 10/6/15 - Format: Board Book - Price: $22.00


Don't Give Up, Don't Give In
Almost Interesting
The Generals
50 Ways to Lose Your Glasses
Paperback - $15.99
Hardcover - $27.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $30.00
On sale 11/10/15
Hardcover - $15.00




Lost Ocean
Destiny and Power
The Official Outlander Coloring Book
The Southerner's Cookbook
Paperback - $16.95
Hardcover - $35.00
On sale 11/10/15
Paperback - $16.95
Hardcover - $37.50
A Fall 2015 SIBA Okra Pick

General & Historical Fiction
The Explorer's Guild
Hardcover - $29.99
Signed First Editions Available!

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
The Crossing The Crossing by Michael Connelly
Though it goes against all his instincts, retired detective Harry Bosch reluctantly takes a case from his half-brother, defense attorney Mickey Haller. A woman has been brutally murdered in her bed, and all evidence points to Haller's client, a former gang member turned family man, but Mickey is sure it's a setup. The prosecution's file just has too many holes and Bosch has to find out for himself: if Haller's client didn't do it, then who did? With the secret help of his former LAPD partner Lucy Soto, Harry starts digging. Soon his investigation leads him inside the police department, where he realizes that the killer he's been tracking has also been tracking him.

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 11/3/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


The Burning Room The Burning Room by Michael Connelly
In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet nine years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but all other evidence is virtually nonexistent. Now Bosch and rookie Detective Lucia Soto are tasked with solving what turns out to be a highly charged, politically sensitive case. Beginning with the bullet that's been lodged for years in the victim's spine, they must pull new leads from years-old information, which soon reveal that this shooting may have been anything but random.

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 10/27/15 - Format: Paperback - Price: $9.99


Depraved Heart
Rogue Lawyer
Hardcover - $28.99
Hardcover - $28.95

Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Wheel of Time Companion The Wheel of Time Companion by Robert Jordan
Since its debut in 1990, The Wheel of Time by Robert Jordan has captivated millions of readers around the globe with its scope, originality, and compelling characters. Over the course of fifteen books and millions of words, the world that Jordan created grew in depth and complexity. However, only a fraction of what Jordan imagined ended up on the page, the rest going into his personal files. Now The Wheel of Time Companion sheds light on some of the most intriguing aspects of the world, including biographies and motivations of many characters that never made it into the books, but helped bring Jordan's world to life.

Tor Books - Release Date: 11/3/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $39.99


After Alice
Trigger Warning
Welcome to Night Vale
Star Trek Pop-Ups
Hardcover - $26.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $16.99
Hardcover - $19.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $29.95

Young Adult
Winter Winter by Marissa Meyer
Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend -- the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long.

Feiwel & Friends - Release Date: 11/10/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $22.99


The Amazing Book Is Not on Fire
Happily Ever After
Hardcover - $18.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $18.99

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
Viking Bay
Paperback - $9.99
A November 2015 Indie Next Pick

Crash & Burn
Playing with Fire
A Banquet of Consequences
Paperback - $9.99
Hardcover - $28.00
Hardcover - $28.95

City of Halves City of Halves by Lucy Inglis
While helping her father investigate a human trafficking case, Lily Hilyard is attacked by a two-headed dog and saved by a strange young man named Reagan. Reagan is the guardian of London, his job being to keep the mythical creatures of the city from creating havoc amongst the human world. As the magical creatures begin appearing more often, it appears that the balance between the human world and the magical world has shifted. Yet the greatest danger is not the magical creatures themselves, but a secret government agency that will stop at nothing to exploit them to help create the perfect human specimen. Time is running out, and the only way to stop the chaos from destroying the city, and the world as we know it, might lie with Reagan and Lily. An amazing fast-paced story that will leaving you yearning for more!

Chicken House - Release Date: 10/27/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $17.99


A Thousand Pieces of You
Paperback - $9.99

The Muralist The Muralist by B.A. Shapiro
A thought-provoking novel about a little-known fact: there were those in the U.S. Government who conspired to keep Jewish immigrants out of our country prior to WWII. Combined with the the mystery of a missing artist, The Muralist kept my attention as it switched from before US involvement in the war to present day.


Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill - Release Date: 11/3/15 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.95


Along the Infinite Sea
The Hours Count
Hardcover - $26.95
A November 2015 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.95

Staff Picks
I'll Give You the Sun
First & Then
Paperback - $10.99
Hardcover - $17.99

A Carlin Home Companion
Hardcover - $26.99

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!

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, November 9th, 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