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Upcoming Events

Southern Author Festival

05/23/2015 - 9:30AM

Join the Greenville County Library System and the Friends of the Greenville County Library System for this daylong event celebrating Southern fiction and poetry. Meet humorist, short story writer, and novelist George Singleton\; the winner of the 2015 South Carolina First Novel Prize, James McTeer\; and Southern reader favorite, Karen White. Authors’ books will be available for purchase.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Memorial Day

05/25/2015 - 05/26/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Memorial Day.

Storytime Thursday

05/28/2015 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Five Guys, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am. Click here for the books being read this month.

Charles Martin Book Talk & Signing

06/01/2015 - 6:30PM

New York Times bestselling Southern author Charles Martin will be discussing his latest book, Water from My Heart (Center Street, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 5/19/15), at Fiction Addiction on Monday, June 1st, at 6:30pm. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $27.56 ticket admits one to the event, guarantees you a seat, and includes a copy of Water from My Heart. The $10 ticket is for standing room, admits one to the event, and is redeemable for $10 off any purchase that evening. If our seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up. 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?

Storytime Thursday

06/04/2015 - 10:30AM

Local independent bookstore Fiction Addiction hosts a free children’s storytime at our shop at 1175 Woods Crossing Rd. #5 (in the shopping center with Fried Green Tomatoes, Five Guys, and Jimmy John’s) every Thursday morning at 10:30am. Click here for the books being read this month.

Book Scouts Meeting

06/06/2015 - 1:00PM

Our sixth program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Cookbook Club

06/15/2015 - 7:00PM

We typically meet the 3rd monday of the month. Guests are welcome but please let us know to expect you!

Robert Venditti Book Signing

06/17/2015 - 2:00PM

New York Times bestselling comic and graphic novel author Robert Venditti will be signing copies of his debut middle-grade novel, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde (Simon & Schuster, hardcover, $16.99), at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, June 17th, at 2pm. This is the first of a series about twelve-year-old Miles who unexpectedly inherits a golden cape that gives him amazing superpowers. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs are requested. Please email info@fiction-addiction.com or call 864-675-0540 and let us know you plan to attend. What if superheroes were real—and you had to become one? A boy is suddenly thrust into the role of a real-life superhero and tasked with saving Earth from an alien invasion in this action-packed novel from New York Times bestselling author Rob Venditti and award-winning illustrator Dusty Higgins. When twelve-year-old Miles Taylor unexpectedly inherits a golden cape that gives him amazing superpowers, his life instantly changes: he becomes a superhero. For real. With some help from a new friend named Henry, Miles does his best to protect his city. But his skills and courage are about to be put to the ultimate test—an alien horde is working its way toward Earth, with their sights set on the golden cape…and total domination. Ready or not, Miles is about to discover whether he has what it takes to save all humankind.

Southeast Summer Book Bash YA Panel Talk & Signing

06/22/2015 - 3:00PM

Meet five YA authors for a Q&A session followed by a book signing on Monday, June 22nd, 2015, at 2:00pm at Fiction Addiction. Authors include: Lynne Matson (author of Nil [paperback, $9.99] and its sequel, Nil Unlocked [hardcover, $17.99])\; Lindsay Cummings (author of The Murder Complex [paperback, $9.99] and its sequel, The Death Code [hardcover, $17.99], as well as the middle-grade Balance Keepers series)\; Anne Blankman (author of Prisoner of Night and Fog [paperback, $9.99] and its sequel, Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke [hardcover, $17.99])\; Paula Stokes (author of The Art of Lainey [paperback, $9.99] and Liars, Inc. [hardcover, $17.99])\; and Robin Constantine (author of The Promise of Amazing [paperback, $9.99] and The Secrets of Attraction [hardcover, $17.99]). *Note: Tickets are $10 each. Each ticket can be redeemed toward a purchase of the featured authors’ books prior to or at the event, and includes one admission pass to the event. Nil Unlocked  by Lynne Matson (Henry Holt, hardcover, $17.99), is “a fast, tense gift for readers wanting to return to Nil” (Kirkus). On the island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape — or you die. Rives is now the undisputed Leader of Nil City, but keeping the City united is tougher than ever. This is a sequel to Nil (paperback, $9.99). Lynne grew up in Georgia in a house full of books and a backyard full of gnarly pines. She attended the University of Florida, where she met and married her husband, the cutest boy she’s ever seen. Now, Lynne is mother to four amazing boys. A former attorney, she is thrilled to be making a new career in YA fiction.     Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, The Death Code (Greenwillow, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 5/26/15) is the dark and compelling sequel to Lindsay Cummings‘ bestselling The Murder Complex (paperback, $9.99), which Booklist praised as “carefully crafted…chilling” and Justine magazine called “a must for fans of action-packed dystopians like The Hunger Games and Divergent.” Lindsay lives in Texas with her husband, two German shepherds, a hedgehog, a wolf, lots of chickens, and a draft horse named Dan the Man. She is the author of The Murder Complex and The Death Code and the digital novella prequel The Fear Trials, as well as the middle-grade Balance Keepers series.     Acclaimed author Anne Blankman returns to the shadowy and dangerous world of 1930s Germany in Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke (Balzer + Bray, hardcover, $17.99), the thrilling sequel to Prisoner of Night and Fog (paperback, $9.99), perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. VOYA says it “will leave the reader breathless with each unpredictable plot twist.” The idea for Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke came to Anne after she read about a real-life unsolved street assassination from January 1933, which was the inspiration for Monika Junge’s murder. To research this book, she studied a wide range of sources, including biographies, memoirs, social histories, psychological profiles, old maps, photographs, and video footage. Anne lives in southeastern Virginia with her husband, her young daughter, and of course, lots and lots of books.     Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes (HarperTeen, hardcover, $17.99) is a dark and twisted psychological tale that will keep readers guessing, perfect for fans of I Hunt Killers and Gone Girl. According to Kirkus, “even the keenest mystery buffs will be hard-pressed to predict the book’s finale, which packs quite the emotional and physical punch.” Paula’s first book, The Art of Lainey (paperback, $9.99), is also available. Paula writes stories about flawed characters with good hearts who sometimes make bad decisions. In addition to writing, she enjoys kayaking, hiking, reading, and seeking out new adventures in faraway lands. Paula is also the author of The Art of Lainey. She loves interacting with readers.     Set in the same world as The Promise of Amazing (paperback, $9.99), The Secrets of Attraction (Balzer + Bray, hardcover, $17.99) is a smart, surprising, and romantic follow-up to Robin Constantine‘s debut novel that follows two New Jersey teens as they become friends and fall in love. Perfect for fans of Stephanie Perkins, Sarah Mlynowski, and Jennifer E. Smith. Robin is the author of The Promise of Amazing. A born-and-raised Jersey girl who moved south so she could wear flip-flops year-round, she spends her days dreaming up stories where love conquers all, eventually, but not without a lot of peril, angst, and the occasional kissing scene.

Sue Lile Inman Launch Party

06/25/2015 - 4:00PM

Greenville, SC, author Sue Lile Inman will be celebrating the launch of her debut novel, Year of the Snake: 1989 (paperback, $19.99, on sale 6/23/15), at  her launch party on Thursday, June 25th, from 4-6pm at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The year 1989 brings upheaval, betrayal, and change to David Archer, 53, minister of Harmony Presbyterian Church. He, his friends, family, and his nemesis – Deborah Baker, the new associate minister – struggle to find their rightful places despite their flaws and failings. Year of the Snake: 1989 is set in Upstate South Carolina after the textile industry’s demise in the South and before the days of the Internet, smart phones, and tablets. It’s a time of transition and transformation: the fictitious town of Goodwin embodies the New South, yet under the kudzu, the old still pulses.

Wendy Wax Book Talk & Signing

06/27/2015 - 2:00PM

Southern women’s fiction author Wendy Wax will be discussing her latest novel, A Week at the Lake (Berkley, paperback, $16.00), at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, June 27th, at 2pm. Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $16.96 ticket admits two and includes one copy of A Week at the Lake. The $10 ticket admits one and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. From the USA Today bestselling author of The House on Mermaid Point comes a powerful novel about secrets, loyalty, and the bonds of true friendship . . . Twenty years ago, Emma Michaels, Mackenzie Hayes, and Serena Stockton bonded over their New York City dreams. Then, each summer, they solidified their friendship by spending one week at the lake together, solving their problems over bottles of wine and gallons of ice cream. They kept the tradition for years, until jealousy, lies, and life’s disappointments made them drift apart. It’s been five years since Emma has seen her friends, an absence designed to keep them from discovering a long-ago betrayal. Now she’s in desperate need of their support. The time has come to reveal her secrets — and hopefully rekindle their connection. But when a terrible accident keeps Emma from saying her piece, Serena and Mackenzie begin to learn about the past on their own. Now, to heal their friendship and their broken lives, the three women will have to return to the lake that once united them, and discover which relationships are worth holding on to . . .

Love Your Indie Author/Bookstore Celebration

07/03/2015 - 11:00AM

On July 3rd, we will celebrate the underdog writers…the mavericks and the believers! Come meet these brave scribe warriors who are putting themselves out there, sometimes at their own expense, because they’ve got a story to tell. Who is in their company? According to Wikipedia, they’ve got some literary royalty in their ranks and some people who, while maybe not all that literary, made a boatload of money! From Wikipedia: “…well-known self-publishers include Stephen Crane, e.e. cummings, Deepak Chopra, Benjamin Franklin, Zane Grey, Pat Ingoldsby, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, Thomas Paine, Edgar Allen Poe, Ezra Pound, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, and Mark Twain.” Our schedule is still being determined, so check back for all the details closer to the event date. Meanwhile, if you are a self-published or small press author who would like to participate, please contact owner Jill Hendrix by emailing her at info@fiction-addiction.com or by messaging her via our Facebook page. Our author schedule: 11am-12pm: Kim Blum-Hyclak, signing In the Garden of Life and Death (paperback, $14.00) 11am-12pm: Victoria Covington, signing From Where I Sit (paperback, $15.00) 11am-12pm: 12:30-1:30pm: Susan Williamson, signing Turkmen Captives (paperback, $11.95) 12:30-1:30pm: Heather Marshall, signing The Thorn Tree (paperback, $14.95) 12:30-1:30pm: Wayne Stinnett, signing Fallen King (paperback, $12.99) 2:00-3:00pm: Jason Fort, signing Misguided: The Knox Mission #1 (paperback, $15.95) 2:00-3:00pm: Patt Fero, signing The Reunion (paperback, $12.95) 2:00-3:00pm: Jodie Cain Smith, signing The Woods at Barlow Bend (paperback, $12.95) 3:30-4:30pm: Elizabeth Harris, signing What Am I to Do Now, Mama? (paperback, $17.99) 3:30-4:30pm: Keith Mosher, signing On a Sphere’s Edge (paperback, $21.95) 3:30-4:30pm: Rick H. Veal, signing Jennifer’s Ghost (paperback, $9.99)

Fiction Addiction Closed for 4th of July

07/04/2015 - 07/05/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for the 4th of July.

Book Scouts Meeting

07/11/2015 - 1:00PM

Note that we moved to the 2nd Saturday to avoid the July 4th holiday. Our seventh program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Susan Crandall Book Talk & Signing

07/17/2015 - 2:00PM

From Susan Crandall, the bestselling and award-winning author of Whistling Past the Graveyard, comes The Flying Circus (Gallery, hardcover, $26.00, on sale 7/7/15), an adventure tale about two daredevils and a farm boy who embark on the journey of a lifetime across America’s heartland in the Roaring Twenties. Susan will be discussing her new book at Fiction Addiction on Friday, July 17th, at 2pm. Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $27.56 ticket admits two and includes one copy of The Flying Circus. The $10 ticket admits one and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. Set in the rapidly changing world of 1920s America, this is a story of three people from very different backgrounds: Henry “Schuler” Jefferson, son of German immigrants from Midwestern farm country\; Cora Rose Haviland, a young woman of privilege whose family has lost their fortune\; and Charles “Gil” Gilchrist, an emotionally damaged WWI veteral pilot. Set adrift by life-altering circumstances, they find themselves bound together by need and torn apart by blind obsessions and conflicting goals. Each one holds a secret that, if exposed, would destroy their friendship. But their journey of friendship and self-discovery has a price — and one of them won’t be able to survive it. As they crisscross the heartland, exploring the rapidly expanding role of aviation from barnstorming to bootlegging, from a flying circus to the dangerous sport of air racing, the three companions form a makeshift family. It’s a one-of-a-kind family, with members as adventurous as they are vulnerable, and as fascinating as they are flawed. But whatever adventure — worldly or private — they find themselves on, they’re guaranteed to be a family you won’t forget. Fiction Addiction owner, Jill Hendrix, loved Susan’s previous book, Whistling Past the Graveyard, which she says “will be devoured by bookclubs and will cause every parent who finishes it to immediately find and hug their children.”

Carolyn Lee Adams Launch Party

07/18/2015 - 6:00PM

Upstate South Carolina comedienne and author Carolyn Lee Adams will be celebrating the launch of her debut young adult thriller, Ruthless (Simon Pulse, hardcover, $17.99, on sale 7/14/15), at her launch party at Thomas Creek Brewery on Saturday, July 18th, from 6-8pm. A spine-tingling debut about the ultimate game of cat-and-mouse in reverse as a teen equestrienne struggles to retain hope — and her sanity — while on the run from a cunning and determined killer. Ruth Carver has always competed like her life depends on it. Ambitious. Tough. Maybe even mean. It’s no wonder people call her Ruthless. When she wakes up with a concussion in the bed of a moving pickup truck, she realizes she has been entered into a contest she can’t afford to lose. At a remote, rotting cabin deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Ruth’s blindfold comes off and she comes face-to-face with her captor. A man who believes his mission is to punish bad girls like Ruth. A man who has done this six times before. The other girls were never heard from again, but Ruth won’t go down easy. She escapes into the wilderness, but her hunter is close at her heels. That’s when the real battle begins. That’s when Ruth must decide just how far she’ll go in order to survive. Back home, they called her Ruthless. They had no idea just how right they were.

Book Scouts Meeting

08/01/2015 - 1:00PM

Our eighth program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Laura Lane McNeal Book Talk & Signing

08/26/2015 - 2:00PM

Southern author Laura Lane McNeal will discuss her debut novel, Dollbaby (Pamela Dorman, paperback, $16.00, on sale 6/23/15), a big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights–era New Orleans — a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets — at her book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, August 26th, at 2:00pm. *Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $16.96 ticket admits two and includes a paperback copy of Dollbaby. The $10 ticket admits one and is redeemable for $10 off any merchandise purchased at the event. When Ibby Bell’s father dies unexpectedly in the summer of 1964, her mother unceremoniously deposits Ibby with her eccentric grandmother Fannie and throws in her father’s urn for good measure. Fannie’s New Orleans house is like no place Ibby has ever been — and Fannie, who has a tendency to end up in the local asylum — is like no one she has ever met. Fortunately, Fannie’s black cook, Queenie, and her smart-mouthed daughter, Dollbaby, take it upon themselves to initiate Ibby into the ways of the South, both its grand traditions and its darkest secrets. For Fannie’s own family history is fraught with tragedy, hidden behind the closed rooms in her ornate Uptown mansion. It will take Ibby’s arrival to begin to unlock the mysteries there. And it will take Queenie and Dollbaby’s hard-won wisdom to show Ibby that family can sometimes be found in the least expected places. For fans of Saving Ceecee Honeycutt and The Help, Dollbaby brings to life the charm and unrest of 1960s New Orleans through the eyes of a young girl learning to understand race for the first time. By turns uplifting and funny, poignant and full of verve, Dollbaby is a novel readers will take to their hearts. Fiction Addiction owner, Jill Hendrix, loves this book, calling it “compulsively readable and moving.”

Fiction Addiction Closed for Labor Day

09/07/2015 - 09/08/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed on Labor Day. Enjoy your holiday!

Book Scouts Meeting

09/12/2015 - 1:00PM

Note that we moved to the 2nd Saturday to avoid the Labor Day holiday. Our ninth program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Gold Star Mother’s Day

09/27/2015 - 09/28/2015

Book Scouts Meeting

10/03/2015 - 1:00PM

Our tenth program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Book Scouts Meeting

11/07/2015 - 1:00PM

Our eleventh program. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Book Scouts Meeting

12/05/2015 - 1:00PM

Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day. Our twelfth and final program and awards ceremony. Announcement of featured book to come. The Book Scouts will meet monthly — usually the 1st Saturday of the month at 1:00pm at Fiction Addiction, and meetings will last approximately 1-1/2 hours. At each monthly meeting, Fiction Addiction will share information about a book that we love, bring in a guest speaker for related Show and Tell, have a fun activity, and close with refreshments and handing out any Book Scout badges that the children have earned. For more information or to sign up your child(ren), click here.

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2015 - 12/26/2015

Fiction Addiction Closed for Christmas

12/25/2015 - 12/26/2015

Fiction Addiction will be closed for Christmas.

Fiction Addiction Closed for New Year’s

01/01/2016 - 01/02/2016

Fiction Addiction will be closed for New Year’s Day.

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