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June 2016

 


Eric Litwin It was very disappointing when Sherman Alexie
 got sick and had to cancel his event with us. We're trying to reschedule him for the fall, but in the meantime we have booked several other big events we hope you'll enjoy: Actor/director Sean Patrick Flanery on July 16, Louise Penny on September 3rd, Eric Litwin on September 23rd (just booked!), and Charlaine Harris on October 4th. So please save the dates and help us start spreading the word!

-Jill

P.S. We've requested Nicholas Sparks (his new book releases October 4th) but since we just hosted him last year we may not get him again this year. We'll keep you posted once we know either way.


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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.

Mary Kay Andrews

New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews will discuss her new novel, The Weekenders (St. Martin's Press, hardcover, $27.99), at Fiction Addiction. Told with Ms. Andrews' trademark blend of humor and warmth, and with charaters and a setting that you can't help but fall for, The Weekenders is the perfect summer escape. *Note: Tickets are $30 per person, and each ticket includes a copy of The Weekenders. Tickets and books can be purchase online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Amber Brock
Amber Brock Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, June 4th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Set in the glamorous 1920s, A Fine Imitation (Crown, hardcover, $26.00) is Furman graduate Amber Brock's intoxicating debut that sweeps readers into a privileged Manhattan socialite's restless life and the affair with a mysterious painter that upends her world, flashing back to her years at Vassar and the friendship that brought her to the brink of ruin. Ms. Brock will be discussing the book and the 1920s art that inspired it. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.

 

 


Coloring, Chianti, & Conversation: Wednesday, June 15th, 7pm @ Fiction Addiction, $25*

Come to Fiction Addiction for your next Girls' Night In! Grown-up coloring books, chianti, 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. Chianti will be served, and we will use Chat Packs for conversation starters. Suburban Paint Co. has provided 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.

 


Kim Boykin
Kim Boykin Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, June 18th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Meet Kim Boykin, native South Carolinian and women's fiction author, as she discusses her newest book, Echoes of Mercy (River's Edge, paperback, $17.00), at Fiction Addiction. Lowcountry police chief Billie Warren has saddled herself with responsibility to try to outrun her past. But the past may yet catch up to her when Crazy Sadie shows up, claiming to have witnessed the only murder in the town's history. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.

 

 


John Ligato
John Ligato Book Talk & Signing: Wednesday, June 22nd, 6pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE*

Decorated former Marine and retired FBI agent John Ligato will discuss his thriller, Dirty Boys (Post Hill, hardcover, $26.00), at Fiction Addiction. This compelling novel is the perfect blend of fact and fiction, documenting the steady decline of the United States as a world power. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.

 

 


Wendy Wax
Wendy Wax Book Talk & Signing: Saturday, June 25th, 2pm @ Fiction Addiction, $17*

Join us to hear Wendy Wax discuss her new novel, Sunshine Beach (Berkley, paperback, $16.00, on sale 6/21/16), at Fiction Addiction. In this brand-new summer read by the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point, three women join forces to bring a historic seaside hotel back to life. *Note: Tickets are $17 per person, and each ticket includes a copy of Sunshine Beach. Tickets and books can be purchase online or by calling us at 864-675-0540.

 


Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration: Saturday, July 2nd, 10:30am-4pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

On July 2nd, 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 up to three authors at a time signing in the store throughout the day. Click here to see our author schedule.

 


Susan M. Boyer
Susan M. Boyer Launch Party: Tuesday, July 5th, 5:30-7:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Agatha Award-winning Greenville author Susan M. Boyer will be signing copies of the new book in her USA Today bestselling Liz Talbot mystery series, Lowcountry Book Club (Henery, paperback, $15.95, on sale 7/5/16), at her launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Pop by when you can for a drink, or come hang out with us for a while and sample the fun food!

 


Sean Patrick Flanery

You know him from Boondock Saints and Young Indiana Jones. Now meet accomplished actor and director Sean Patrick Flanery in person as he discusses his debut novel, Jane Two (Center Street, hardcover, $26.00), a coming-of-age novel on the bittersweet yearnings of youth and opportunities missed and gained. *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.

 

 


Even More Events...
September 3rd
October 3rd
October 4th
Louise PennyBooksCharlaine Harris
Book Talk & Signing with Louise Penny at Holland Park Church, 4pm, $32 and upBook Club Party at Fiction Addiction, 5:30pm, $10Book Your Lunch with Charlaine Harris at Thornblade Club, 1pm, $55



October 13th
Erika MarksMarybeth WhalenKim WrightJoy Callaway
Erika MarksMarybeth WhalenKim WrightJoy Callaway
North Carolina Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 6pm, $10

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. Keep checking the website for more information as authors and events are added. 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
Foster's Market Favorites
Monday, June 20th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In March, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing Foster's Market Favorites by Sara Foster (Fosters Sellers Productions, hardcover, $30.00).

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:

June 2nd
June 9th
June 16th
June 23rd
June 30th
Extremely Cute Animals Operating Heavy Machinery
Excellent Ed
Be Glad Your Dad... (Is Not an Octopus!)
The Lion Inside
Harrison Loved His Umbrella
Hardcover
$17.99
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$16.99
Hardcover
$14.95

Pre-Order the New Harry Potter Book
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child As I'm sure you've all heard by now, there's going to be a new Harry Potter book! Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts 1 & 2 is a new story that takes place nineteen years after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The book is the script of a new play -- the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage -- that will premiere in London's West End on July 30th. It's based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany.

It was always difficult being Harry Potter, and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child releases on July 31st, but you can pre-order your copy today!


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Digital Audiobooks
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Fiction Addiction is now selling digital audiobooks! We have partnered with Libro.fm to give you a great audiobook experience. There will be a monthly subscription service coming soon, but in the meantime, Fiction Addiction customers can use promo code fictionaddiction20 to get 20% off all audiobooks through the end of July!



Signed First Editions Club
June 2016
July 2016
August 2016
September 2016
Redemption Road
The Total Package
Dimestore
Glory Over Everything
Hardcover - $27.99
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $25.99

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.)



June New Releases
Regional Interest
Flight Patterns
All Summer Long
Doughnuts for Amy
Hardcover - $26.00
Signed Copies Available!
Hardcover - $26.99
Signed First Editions Available!
Paperback - $14.99
Signed Copies Available!
Celebrate National Dooughnut Day June 3rd!
Nonfiction
The Gene
The View from the Cheap Seats
Grunt
Hardcover - $32.00
Hardcover - $26.99
Signed First Editions Available!
A June 2016 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $26.95
Signed First Editions On Order!
On sale 6/7/16

General & Historical Fiction
The Weekenders The Weekenders by Mary Kay Andrews
The mix between the regulars and "the weekenders" on the idyllic island of Belle Isle, NC, can sometimes make the sparks fly. While waiting for her husband to arrive on the ferry one Friday afternoon, anticipating a season of good times with friends and family, Riley Griggs is instead confronted by a process server who thrusts papers into her hand -- and no husband. She turns to her island friends for help and support, but it turns out that each of them has their own secrets, and the clock is ticking as the mystery deepens...in a murderous way. Riley must find a way to investigate the secrets of Belle Island, the husband she might not really know, and the summer that could change everything.

Meet the author at her Book Talk & Signing on June 3rd!


Signed First Editions Available!

St. Martin's Press - Release Date: 5/17/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


I Almost Forgot About You I Almost Forgot About You by Terry McMillan
Dr. Georgia Young's wonderful life -- great friends, family, and successful career -- aren't enough to keep her from feeling stuck and restless. When she decides to make some major changes in her life, including quitting her job as an optometrist and moving house, she finds herself on a wild journey that may or may not include a second chance at love. Georgia's bravery reminds us that it's never too late to become the person you want to be, and that taking chances, with your life and your heart, are always worthwhile. This is everything you've always loved about Terry McMillan.

Crown Publishers, Inc. - Release Date: 6/7/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00


The Girls
Hardcover - $27.00
#1 June 2016 Indie Next Pick
On sale 6/14/16

Mystery, Suspense, & Thrillers
Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation by James Runcie
In the midst of all the change in the late 1960s, Sidney Chambers, the loveable English clergyman, continues his amateur sleuthing investigations. A bewitching divorcée enlists Sidney's help in convincing her son to leave a hippie commune at a soiree on Grantchester Meadows during May Week celebrations; a student is divested of a family heirloom; Amanda's marriage runs into trouble; Sidney and Hildegard holiday behind the Iron Curtain; Mrs. Maguire's husband returns from the dead; and an arson attack in Cambridge leads Sidney to uncover a cruel cast of blackmail involving his former curate. In the rare gaps between church and crime, Sidney struggles with a persistent case of toothache, has his first flutter at the Newmarket races, and witnesses the creation of a classic rock song. Charming, witty, intelligent, and filled with a strong sense of compassion, these six new stories are guaranteed to satisfy and delight this clerical detective's many fans.

Bloomsbury - Release Date: 6/14/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $17.00


Science Fiction & Fantasy
The City of Mirrors The City of Mirros by Justin Cronin
The Twelve have been destroyed and the terrifying hundred-year reign of darkness that descended upon the world has ended. The survivors are stepping outside their walls, determined to build society anew -- and daring to dream of a hopeful future. But far from them, in a dead metropolis, he waits: Zero. The First. Father of the Twelve. The anguish that shattered his human life haunts him, and the hatred spawned by his transformation burns bright. His fury will be quenched only when he destroys Amy -- humanity's only hope, the Girl from Nowhere who grew up to rise against him. One last time light and dark will clash, and at last Amy and her friends will know their fate.

Signed First Editions Available!

Ballantine Books - Release Date: 5/24/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $28.00


Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge by Paul Krueger
Bailey Chen is fresh out of college with all the usual new-adult demons: no cash, no job offers, and an awkward relationship with Zane, the old friend she kinda-sorta hooked up with during high school. But when Zane introduces Bailey to his monster-fighting bartender friends, her demons become a lot more literal. It turns out evil creatures stalk the city streets after hours, and they can only be hunted with the help of magically-mixed cocktails: vodka grants super-strength, whiskey offers the power of telekinesis, and tequila lets its drinker fire blasts of elemental energy. But will all of these powers be enough for Bailey to halt a mysterious rash of gruesome deaths? And what will she do when the safety of a "real world" job beckons?

Quirk Books - Release Date: 6/7/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $14.99


The Fireman
Smoke
Hardcover - $28.99
Signed First Editions Available!
A June 2016 Indie Next Pick
Hardcover - $27.95
A June 2016 Indie Next Pick

Young Adult
The Last Star
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
The Second Life of Nick Mason The Second Life of Nick Mason by Steve Hamilton
Nick Mason isn't a good guy. He is a thief who ended up in prison when one of his partners freaked out during a robbery and killed someone. But he isn't a bad guy either. He took the rap and never ratted out his best friend or the jerk who got him in the mess he found himself in. He was a good family guy when he got talked in to one last job, and more than anything else he would love to have his family back. When he is offered the chance to be free after only 5 years he can't refuse, but he soon finds himself anything but free. His life is now owned by a bad guy who is truly bad. Thus begins the second life of Nick Mason. This was a great read -- Nick is one of the most interesting protagonists I have encountered in quite awhile, and I can't wait to read more of how he balances working for a bad guy and trying to stay alive and out of prison, while at the same time trying to atone for his sins of the past.

Putnam - Release Date: 5/17/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $26.00


The Cantaloupe Thief
Before the Fall
Paperback - $14.99
Signed Copies Available!
Hardcover - $26.00
A June 2016 Indie Next Pick
Seconded by Melissa

Circling the Sun
Black-Eyed Susans
Amy Snow
Paperback - $16.00
A June 2016 Indie Next Pick
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $15.99
On sale 6/7/16

The Summer Guest The Summer Guest by Alison Anderson
A beautifully written novel that switches from the late 1800s to present day to tell the story of Anton Chekhov and the family he befriended near his summer home. A young couple who owns a publishing company engage a woman to translate an old diary that purportedly describes Chekhov's time in Ukraine. If you can get past the long Russian names and large cast of characters, you will love this book!

Harper - Release Date: 5/24/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.99


Last Ride to Graceland
The Fifth Avenue Artists Society
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
Paperback - $16.00
A June 2016 Indie Next Pick
On sale 6/7/16

Seveneves
Paperback - $17.99
A June 2016 Indie Next Pick

Staff Picks
My Heart and Other Black Holes
Hot in Hellcat Canyon
Red Queen
Paperback - $9.99
Paperback - $7.99
Seconded by Melissa
Paperback - $10.99
Seconded by Melissa

Highly Illogical Behavior
Girl Against the Universe
Hardcover - $17.99


Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Magonia
Paperback - $9.99
Paperback - $9.99

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
Thrive Upstate's Vine & Stein Fundraiser
Join Thrive Upstate for their first annual Vine & Stein fundraising event on Thursday, July 28th, from 6-9pm at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena! The evening will feature tastings of wine and beer paired with gourmet food samplings, live music, a silent auction, game,s and opportunities to win exciting prizes.

Tickets are $50 for general admission (includes access to 10 tasting stations) or $40 for designated drivers (includes unlimited soft drinks). Advance ticket purchase is encouraged as space is limited. All attendees must be 21 or older.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Click here for more info or to purchase tickets. Make sure to mention that we 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