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February 2016


My favorite thing about Valentine's Day is that it means winter in the South is almost over :)

So come in and pick up something special for your Valentine, begin prepping for spring projects with a gardening book and, just in case winter has one last gasp for us, grab a recommended read to cozy up with or an adult coloring book to keep you busy!


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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.

Burning Heat
David Burnsworth Launch Party: Saturday, February 6th, 2-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina author David Burnsworth will be celebrating the launch of the second novel in his Brack Pelton mystery series, Burning Heat (FPS, paperback, $12.95, on sale 1/5/16), at Fiction Addiction. From they day they were born, best friends Morrie and Dorothy have done everything together. But when they try out for a job after school, it looks like that's going to change... This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


ArcanaThe Secret to Hummingbird Cake

Meet these authors with Books to Fall in Love With as they discuss their work, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Jessica Leake (author of Arcana [Talos, paperback, $14.99] and Celeste Fletcher McHale (author of The Secret to Hummingbird Cake [Thomas Nelson, paperback, $15.99, on sale 2/9/16; a Winter 2016 SIBA Okra Pick]. *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.


Praying for God's Glory
Bookclub Party: Thursday, February 18th, 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 another Bookclub Party at Fiction Addiction! Store owner Jill Hendrix will present suggested titles for bookclubs, and we will be serving wine and cheese and giving away a number of "advance reader copies." *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket admits one and can be redeemed for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Clemson Tough
Larry Williams In-Store Signing: Friday, February 19th, Noon-2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Clemson sportswriter Larry Williams will be signing copies of his new book, Clemson Tough: Guts and Glory Under Dabo Swinney (Arcadia, paperback, $21.99, on sale 2/15/16), at Fiction Addiction. The book relays the intimate details of Swinney's life, his impact on Tiger Town, and his mission to create an elite program on and off the field. This event is free and open to the public.


coloring page

Yes, we're doing another one! Grab your best girl friends and come to Fiction Addiction for your next Girls' Night In. Grown-up coloring books, 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. Cosmopolitans from Barefoot Contessa Foolproof by Ina Garten (Clarkson N. Potter, hardcover, $35.00) will be served, and we will use Chat Packs for conversation startes. Fellow indie Suburban Paint Co. will provide colored pencils for use at the event, but you're welcome to bring your own favorite coloring tools. Large parties are welcome to book a private event date for your group. Tickets and books can be purchased online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.


Greenville's Grand Design
Tom Poland In-Store Signing: Saturday, February 27th, 1-3pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

South Carolina author Tom Poland will be signing copies of his new book, Greenville's Grand Design (Publishing Resources Group, hardcover, $49.95), at Fiction Addiction. This popular book is a collection of stories and photos recounting many of the events that have made Greenville, South Carolina, great. It makes a fabulous coffee table book for your own home or as a gift. This event is free and open to the public.


Meet these mystery authors for a book talk, followed by a Q&A session and a book signing at Fiction Addiction: Trudy Nan Boyce (author of Out of the Blues [Putnam, hardcover, $27.00, on sale 2/23/16]), John A. Connell (author of Ruins of War and its sequel, Spoils of Victory [Berkley, hardcover, $27.00]), and Bryan E. Robinson (author of Limestone Gumption [Sunstone Press, paperback, $19.95]) *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.


Even More Events...
March 19th
April 12th
April 13th
Stephanie EvanovichAnn B. RossKristy Woodson Harvey
Stephanie Evanovich Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, $29Ann B. Ross Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 2pm, Free, but purchasing the new book reserves a seatKristy Woodson Harvey Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, Free, but please RSVP

April 30th
May 5th
May 12th
Kathleen GrissomMary Alice MonroeJohn Hart
Kathleen Grissom Book Talk & Signing on Independent Bookstore Day at Fiction Addiction, 3:30pm, $28Book Your Lunch with Mary Alice Monroe at the Poinsett Club, 11:30am, $40 (more info coming soon)John Hart Book Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 6:30pm, $30 (more info coming soon)

Save the Date...
Read Up Save the Date

A new young adult book festival called Read Up is coming to the Peace Center in downtown Greenville! The first festival will be this summer, on August 6th. We will let you know as soon as we have more information. In the meantime, save the date and share with your YA-loving friends and family -- we want this to be a huge hit!


Fiction Addiction Cookbook Club
Food52 Genius Recipes
Monday, February 15th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In February, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Food52 Genius Recipes by Kristen Miglore (Ten Speed, 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:

February 4th
February 11th
February 18th
February 25th
March 3rd
Violet and Victor Write the Most Fabulous Fairy Tale
The Yuckiest, Stinkiest, Best Valentine Ever
How to Dress a Dragon
When Spring Comes

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Signed First Editions Club
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
A More Perfect Union
The Witches
The Guilty
The 14th Colony
Hardcover - $26.95
Hardcover - $32.00
Hardcover - $28.00
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.)

February New Releases
Regional Interest
The Arrangement The Arrangement by Ashley Warlick
Los Angeles, 1934. Mary Frances (later to become the legendary food writer M.F.K. Fisher) is young, restlessly married, and returning from her first sojourn in France. She is hungry, and not just for food: she wants Tim, her husband Al's charming friend, who encourages her writing and seems to understand her better than anyone. After a night's transgression, it's only a matter of time before Mary Frances claims what she truly desires, plunging all three of them into a tangled triangle of affection that will have far-reaching effects on their families, their careers, and their lives.

The Viking Press - Release Date: 2/9/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00

Where All Light Tends to Go
Paperback - $16.00

The Great Spring
Writing Down the Bones
Hardcover - $22.95
Paperback - $14.95
Hardcover - $27.00

General & Historical Fiction
The Swans of Fifth Avenue The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
By all appearances, New York socialite Babe Paley has it all: money, beauty, glamour, jewels, influential friends, a prestigious husband, and gorgeous homes. But beneath this elegantly composed exterior dwells a passionate woman -- a woman desperately longing for true love and connection. Enter Truman Capote. Through Babe, Truman gains an unlikely entree into the enviable lives of Manhattan's elite, along with unparalleled access to the scandal and gossip of Babe's powerful circle. Sure of the loyalty of the man she calls "True Heart," Babe never imagines the destruction Truman will leave in his wake. But once a storyteller, always a storyteller -- even when the stories aren't his to tell.

Signed First Editions Available!

Delacorte - Release Date: 1/26/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

Water from My Heart Water from My Heart by Charles Martin
Charlie Finn had to grow up fast, living alone by age sixteen. Highly intelligent, he earned a life-changing scholarship to Harvard, where he learned how to survive and thrive on the outskirts of privileged society. That skill served him well in the cutthroat business world, as it does in more lucrative but dangerous ventures he now operates off the coast of Miami. Charlie tries to separate relationships from work. But when his choices produce devastating consequences, he sets out to right wrongs, traveling to Central America where he will meet those who have paid for his actions, including a woman and her young daughter. Will their fated encounter present Charlie with a way to seek the redemption he thought was impossible -- and free his heart to love one woman as he never knew he could?

Center Street - Release Date: 2/2/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99

The Forgotten Room
Hardcover - $26.00

How to Wed a Warrior How to Wed a Warrior by Christy English
When his wild spitfire of a sister makes a scene by drawing a claymore in Hyde Park, Highlander Robert Waters knows something must be done. To forestall the inevitable scandal, he hires widowed Prudence Whittaker to teach his sister how to be a lady -- never expecting to find unbridled passion beneath the clever Englishwoman's prim exterior. Mrs. Whittaker is a fraud. Born Lady Prudence Farthington, daughter of the ruined Earl of Lynwood, she's never even been married. In order to make her way in the world, she has to rely on her wits and a web of lies...lies a sexy Highlander is all too close to unraveling. He swears he will possess her; she vows he will do nothing of the sort. Yet as passions heat, Prudence comes to realize the illicit pleasure that can be had in going toe-to-toe with a Scot.

Sourcebooks Casablanca - Release Date: 2/2/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $7.99

Young Adult
Just Call My Name Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan
Emily Bell has it all -- or so she thinks. She's in love with a boy named Sam, and this summer is destined to be the best they've ever known. No one suspects that Sam's violent father, who blames the Bell family for his incarceration, is planning a jailbreak. Meanwhile, Sam and Emily's idyllic romance is under fire from a charismatic new girl in town, and Emily begins to question the loyalty of the person she thought she could trust most. But when true danger comes knocking, her only hope for survival may be from the most unexpected place. A riveting story of friends and enemies -- and how those roles can shift in a matter of moments.

Little, Brown & Co. - Release Date: 1/5/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $10.00

The Forbidden Wish
Anna and the Swallow Man
Hardcover - $17.99
The author is local and will personalize books!
Paperback - $9.99
The author is local and will personalize books!
Paperback - $12.99

The Siren
Salt to the Sea
Glass Sword
Hardcover - $18.99
Hardcover - $18.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Hardcover - $17.99
Hardcover - $19.99
Signed First Editions On Order!

Shelf Awareness Email Newsletter
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What Local Authors Are Reading
Fallen Land Fallen Land by Taylor Brown
A literary page turner as two star-crossed lovers flee a ruthless band of bounty hunters through a ravaged landscape. Robert Morgan says, "A story of love and loyalty set within the madness and chaos of [the Civil War]." Wiley Cash says, "It is a rare thing for a writer to have the talent and scope to exhibit both the worst and best of humanity in one book."

St. Martin's Griffin - Release Date: 1/12/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

Your Heart Is a Muscle the Size of a Fist
The Feathered Bone

Volunteer Picks
Keep Calm Keep Calm by Mike Binder
Adam Tatum is a disgraced American ex-cop when his British father-in-law gets him a job with a powerful investment banker. Adam and his young family travel to London and he ends up in a high power conference at 10 Downing St. Soon after his meeting, a bomb goes off, and he becomes a suspect. Keep Calm is a powerfully written political conspiracy where one innocent man is caught in the expanding web of lies and deceit and must protect his family from the crossfire while he attempts to stay alive and prove his innocence. Action packed and full of suspense, this debut author has written a winner.

Henry Holt & Co. - Release Date: 2/2/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00

The Drifter
Orphan X
River Road
Where It Hurts
Hardcover - $27.00
Hardcover - $25.00
Hardcover - $27.00

Doing Harm
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $9.99
Paperback - $15.99

The Photographer's Wife The Photographer's Wife by Suzanne Joinson
A sweeping novel about a young girl who lives with her father in Jerusalem prior to the war. She is eleven and has an absurd amount of freedom, and with that comes the potential for disaster. We follow Prue through her marriage and the birth of her child. The focus of the book is the incredible way tragedies in childhood can impact your entire life. Parts of the novel are hard to read, but the brutality that exists in the world is brought to life by the author's words. A strong historical aspect, but the main story is that of Prue's life. For any fan of historical fiction based in war time.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 2/2/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00

A Touch of Stardust
The Ex
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake
Paperback - $15.00
Hardcover - $26.99
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $15.99
Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on February 11th!
A Winter 2016 SIBA Okra Pick

A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding
The Golden Son
Paperback - $16.00
Hardcover - $26.99

Staff Picks
The Secret Wisdom of the Earth The Secret Wisdom of the Earth
This fabulous Southern debut novel is set in Kentucky during the 1980s, at the height of the coal mountaintop removal mining; it is a beautifully moving coming-of-age story with a touching grandfather-grandson relationship.

Seconded by Nancy, store volunteer.

Grand Central - Release Date: 1/5/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99

The Last Herald-Mage Trilogy
Paperback - $18.00

The Forgetting Time The Forgetting Time by Sharon Guskin
Janie is at her wit's end when it comes to dealing with Noah, her four-year-old son. Noah has odd moments and requests that make it seem like he's been living a different life, even though he's never spent a night away from Janie. In a last-ditch effort, Janie contacts Jerome Anderson, an expert on reincarnation, and things start to click. Noah just wants to go home, though no one knows where that is. For Janie, solving this mystery is the only way she can see of getting her life and her son back to normal. And for Anderson, who is in the clutches of a degenerative disease, this is his last chance to validate his life's work. An interesting foray into the supernatural wrapped in a page-turner of a mystery.

Flatiron - Release Date: 2/2/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

This Is Where It Ends
The Darkest Part of the Forest
Be Frank with Me
Paperback - $10.99

2016 Reward Club
Our Reward Card is $20 for the 2016 calendar year. Signing up for our Reward Card 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
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