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July 2016


Sherman Alexie I know many of us (including me) will be at the beach over the 4th of July, but if you will be in town please join us Saturday, July 2nd, for our 3rd annual Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Day and then on Tuesday, July 5th, don't miss the launch of Susan Boyer's fifth lowcountry mystery, Lowcountry Book Club!

Also, great news -- we have been able to reschedule Sherman Alexie for September 19th, but note that the event has moved to USC Upstate in Spartanburg. I think it will be well worth the drive and encourage everyone to save the date. 

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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.

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.



J.R. Thornton
J.R. Thornton Book Talk & Signing: Thursday, July 21st, 4pm @ Trade Route, FREE*

J.R. Thornton's debut novel, Beautiful Country (Harper Perennial, paperback, $15.99), is a coming-of-age story set in modern day China centering on the friendship between an American and a Chinese boy who meet while training with Beijing's Junior National Tennis Team. You can meet the author at a free book talk and signing at Trade Route (in the same shopping center as Fiction Addiction). *Note: This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction or Trade Route if you plan to attend.



Barbara J. Taylor
Barbara J. Taylor Book Signing: Tuesday, August 2nd, 6:30 @ Cafe and Then Some, FREE

In All Waiting Is Long (Kaylie Jones, paperback, $15.95), the sequel to Barbara J. Taylor's bestselling debut, Sing in the Morning, Cry at Night, a Pennsylvania community discovers the limits of love, loyalty, and sacrifice in a riveting historical tale of female agency in an age of eugenics. You can meet the author at her book signing at Cafe and Then Some in downtown Greenville. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Kim Boykin

A new young adult and middle grade book festival called Read Up is coming to the Peace Center in downtown Greenville! The first festival will be August 6th. There will be book sales, author signings, panel discussions, and keynote speakers. Check out the website at ReadUpGreenville.com for more info on authors and schedules. *Note: Panel discussions and author signings are free. Keynote presentations are $7.00 each or $15.00 for all three. Tickets can be purchased online.




Kristy Dempsey

Come meet South Carolina native children's author Kristy Dempsey and learn about being a superhero with her new picture book, Superhero Instruction Manual (Alfred A. Knopf, hardcover, $16.99). Bring your kids for a superhero storytime with the author, get your book signed, and have some superhero-themed refreshments. And if you (or your child) dress up as a superhero, get 10% off any merchandise purchased at the event! This event is free and open to the public.


Jessica Leake
Jessica Leake Launch Party: Saturday, August 13th, 2:30-4:30pm @ Fiction Addiction, FREE

Join Greenville author Jessica Leake as she celebrates the release of her new historical fantasy novel, The Order of the Eternal Sun (Talos, hardcover, $24.99, on sale 8/2/16), the second book in her Sylvani series, at a launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.


Even More Events...
August 19th
August 25th
Samantha ChaseSara HumphreysElementary Educators Night
Samantha ChaseSara Humphreys
Road Tripping with Romance Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 5:30pm, Free (please RSVP)Elementary Educators Night at Fiction Addiction, 4pm, Free (please RSVP)


August 19th
Jaye Robin BrownAshley Herring BlakeLauren GibaldiKathryn Holmes
Jaye Robin BrownAshley Herring BlakeLauren GibaldiKathryn Holmes
Young Adult Author Panel Talk & Signing at Fiction Addiction, 5:30pm, $10


September 3rd
September 19th
September 23rd
Louise PennySherman AlexieEric Litwin
Book Talk & Signing with Louise Penny at Holland Park Church, 4pm, $32 and upSherman Alexie Book Talk & Signing at University Readiness Center at USC Upstate, 6:30pm, Free*Eric Litwin Performance & Book Signing at Holland Park Church, 6:30pm, Free*


September 27th
October 3rd
October 4th
Trenton Lee StewartBooksCharlaine Harris
Book Talk & Signing with Trenton Lee Stewart at Hughes Main Library, 4:30pm, Free*Book 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
The Love & Lemons Cookbook
Monday, July 18th, 7:00pm @ Fiction Addiction

Fiction Addiction's Cookbook Club meets monthly.

In July, we will be preparing recipes from and discussing The Love & Lemons Cookbook by Jeanine Donofrio (Avery, 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:

July 7th
July 14th
July 21st
July 28th
It Came in the Mail
Super Bugs
A Unicorn Named Sparkle
Lion Lessons

On sale 7/5/16

On sale 7/5/16

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
July 2016
August 2016
September 2016
October 2016
The Total Package
Glory Over Everything
The Fireman
Hardcover - $26.99
Hardcover - $24.95
Hardcover - $25.99
Hardcover - $28.99

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.)

July New Releases
Regional Interest
Sunshine Beach
A Week at the Lake
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $7.99

On Folly Beach
The Speechwriter
Paperback - $7.99
Paperback - $15.00
On sale 7/5/16
The Book Lover's Treasury of Quotations
Hardcover - $12.50

General & Historical Fiction
The Girls The Girls by Emma Cline
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged -- a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence.

Signed First Editions Available!

Penguin Random House - Release Date: 6/14/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $27.00

The Tumbling Turner Sisters
Vinegar Girl
Hardcover - $24.99
Hardcover - $25.00
A July 2016 Indie Next Pick

Science Fiction & Fantasy
The Invisible Library
The Invasion of the Tearling
Paperback - $15.00
Paperback - $14.99

Always My Girl
Paperback - $7.99
Meet the author at her Panel Talk & Signing on August 19th!

Young Adult
Hogwarts Classics Hogwarts Classics by J.K. Rowling
Inside the Hogwarts Classics boxed set, readers will find a pair of books treasured by students at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry: Quidditch Through the Ages, a comprehensive history of the game and its rules (just try to ignore the doodles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and other Hogwarts students who couldn't resist); and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger, with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

Arthur A. Levine Books - Release Date: 6/28/16 - Format: Hardcover Boxed Set - Price: $19.99

Daughter of Deep Silence
Paperback - $10.99
A Read Up Author

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
Collecting the Dead Collecting the Dead by Spencer Kope
Magnus "Steps" Craig has a secret skill that only his father, his boss, and his partner know. It is a kind of synesthesia which allows him to see a unique essence of people in vivid color and texture and has caused him to be dubbed a human bloodhound by the media. Steps uses this skill as part of a special elite 3-person tracking team of the FBI. It consists of Steps, Jimmy Donovan (the real tactical FBI agent), and Diane, who works magic in the office doing internet research much like Garcia does on Criminal Minds. Steps is not your typical FBI agent. His wise cracks and jokes cover up for the fact that he is deeply affected by the victims he doesn't find in time. He collects pictures of the dead to remind him of his failures. He is particularly haunted by a serial killer from an old case whom he has dubbed Leonardo whose "trail" keeps reappearing as Steps is working on his current case. Highly recommended for fans of Criminal Minds this is a brilliant debut thriller with a troubled but very likeable main character and terrific supporting cast.

Minotaur Books - Release Date: 6/28/16 - Format: Hardcover - Price: $25.99

Bull Mountain
False Positive
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $9.99
Paperback - $15.99

The Idea of Love
Amy Snow
Paperback - $15.99
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 7/5/16

Above the Waterfall Above the Waterfall by Ron Rash
Another winner for Ron Rash. He draws the reader in like a spider to its web, stunning with his magnificent prose and true to life characters. A sheriff is getting ready to retire but first has to deal with meth heads, a poisoned river, and a damaged friendship. While investigating the river poisoning he discovers secrets that threaten the complacency of his small town.

Ecco - Release Date: 7/5/16 - Format: Paperback - Price: $15.99

The Truth According to Us
The Japanese Lover
Paperback - $16.00
Paperback - $16.00
On sale 7/5/16

Underground Airlines

Staff Picks
Paperback - $10.99
Seconded by Nancy

My Lady Jane
Paperback - $9.99
Hardcover - $17.99

Hope and Red
This Savage Song
Paperback - $9.99
Hardcover - $17.99
A Summer 2016 Kids' Indie Next Pick
On sale 7/5/16

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!




Jill Hendrix, Owner
Fiction Addiction
1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5  
Greenville, SC 29607