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 $15 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. We prepare gift bags in advance for our attendees, so please make sure to RSVP.
Beth Revis will be having an in-conversation event with fellow young adult authors Ashley Poston and Jessica Leake at Fiction Addiction on Saturday, September 29th at 2pm. They will discuss Beth’s new book, Give the Dark My Love (hardcover, $17.99), Ashley’s sci-fi book, Heart of Iron (hardcover, $17.99), and Jessica’s fantasy novel, Beyond a Darkened Shore (hardcover, $17.99). Tickets to this event are $10, and your ticket can be redeemed for $10 off any of the featured authors’ books prior to the event or at the event itself. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. *Note: if you are ordering your event books at the same time as your ticket, we will deduct the ticket cost off before charging your card.
A young alchemist turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland in this epic fantasy from New York Times bestselling author Beth Revis.
Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island’s wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn’t quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen.
Until she meets Greggori “Grey” Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that’s for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it’s making its way toward the cities. With her family’s life–and the lives of all of Lunar Island’s citizens–on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague.
Grey and Nedra grow close, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon, she finds herself diving into alchemy’s most dangerous corners–and when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness.
Seventeen-year-old Ana is a scoundrel by nurture and an outlaw by nature. Found as a child drifting through space with a sentient android called D09, Ana was saved by a fearsome space captain and the grizzled crew she now calls family. But D09—one of the last remaining illegal Metals—has been glitching, and Ana will stop at nothing to find a way to fix him.
Ana’s desperate effort to save D09 leads her on a quest to steal the coordinates to a lost ship that could offer all the answers. But at the last moment, a spoiled Ironblood boy beats Ana to her prize. He has his own reasons for taking the coordinates, and he doesn’t care what he’ll sacrifice to keep them.
When everything goes wrong, she and the Ironblood end up as fugitives on the run. Now their entire kingdom is after them—and the coordinates—and not everyone wants them captured alive.
What they find in a lost corner of the universe will change all their lives—and unearth dangerous secrets. But when a darkness from Ana’s past returns, she must face an impossible choice: does she protect a kingdom that wants her dead or save the Metal boy she loves?
The people of Mide have always been safe because of Ciara’s unearthly ability to control her enemies’ minds and actions. But lately a mysterious crow has been appearing to Ciara, whispering warnings of an even darker threat. Although her clansmen dismiss her visions as pagan nonsense, Ciara fears this coming evil will destroy not just Éirinn but the entire world.
Then the crow leads Ciara to Leif, a young Northman leader. Leif should be Ciara’s enemy, but when Ciara discovers that he, too, shares her prophetic visions, she knows he’s something more. Leif is mounting an impressive army, and with Ciara’s strength in battle, the two might have a chance to save their world.
With evil rising around them, they’ll do what it takes to defend the land they love…even if it means making the greatest sacrifice of all.
Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $29 ticket admits one, includes a copy of Rush, and guarantees a seat at the event. The $10 ticket is standing room only, and is redeemable for $10 off any purchase at the event.
Set in modern day Oxford, Mississippi, on the Ole Miss campus, bestselling author Lisa Patton’s RUSH is a story about women—from both ends of the social ladder—discovering their voices and their empowerment.
Cali Watkins possesses all the qualities sororities are looking for in a potential new member. She’s kind and intelligent, makes friends easily, even plans to someday run for governor. But her resume lacks a vital ingredient. Pedigree. Without family money Cali’s chances of sorority membership are already thin, but she has an even bigger problem. If anyone discovers the dark family secrets she’s hiding, she’ll be dropped from Rush in an instant.
When Lilith Whitmore, the well-heeled House Corp President of Alpha Delta Beta, one of the premiere sororities on campus, appoints recent empty-nester Wilda to the Rush Advisory Board, Wilda can hardly believe her luck. What’s more, Lilith suggests their daughters, both incoming freshman, room together. What Wilda doesn’t know is that it’s all part of Lilith’s plan to ensure her own daughter receives an Alpha Delt bid—no matter what.
For twenty-five years, Miss Pearl—as her “babies” like to call her—has been housekeeper and a second mother to the Alpha Delt girls, even though it reminds her of a painful part of her past she’ll never forget. When an opportunity for promotion arises, it seems a natural fit. But Lilith Whitmore slams her Prada heel down fast, crushing Miss Pearl’s hopes of a better future. When Wilda and the girls find out, they devise a plan destined to change Alpha Delta Beta—and maybe the entire Greek system—forever.
Achingly poignant, yet laugh-out-loud funny, RUSH takes a sharp nuanced look at a centuries-old tradition while exploring the complex, intimate relationships between mothers and daughters and female friends. Brimming with heart and hope for a better tomorrow, RUSH is an uplifting novel universal to us all.
New York Times bestelling author Alan Gratz will be celebrating the launch of his latest young adult novel, Grenade, with a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Sunday, October 7th at 2pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.
Hideki lives with his family on the island of Okinawa, near Japan. When WWII crashes onto his shores, Hideki is drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps to fight for the Japanese army. He is handed a grenade and a set of instructions: Don’t come back until you’ve killed an American soldier.
Ray, a young American Marine, has just landed on Okinawa. This is Ray’s first-ever battle, and he doesn’t know what to expect — or if he’ll make it out alive. He just knows that the enemy is everywhere.
Hideki and Ray each fight their way across the island, surviving heart-pounding ambushes and dangerous traps. But then the two of them collide in the middle of the battle…
And choices they make in that single instant will change everything.
Alan Gratz, New York Times bestselling author of Refugee, returns with this high-octane story of how fear and war tear us apart, but how hope and redemption tie us together.
Steve & Kathy Doocy Book Signing:
When: Saturday, October 13th, 2018 at 10:00am
Where: Fiction Addiction (1175 Woods Crossing Road)
Cost: FREE with purchase of a copy of The Happy Cookbook (William Morrow, hardcover, $29.99, on sale 10/2/18) from Fiction Addiction
If You Cannot Make the Event:
Pre-order signed books to be picked up at the store after the event or shipped. These copies can be personalized so specify in the Comments box if they should be signed “To [someone]”.
If You’re Attending the Event:
PRE-ORDER The Happy Cookbook to guarantee your spot!
You must pre-order/purchase at least one copy of The Happy Cookbook from Fiction Addiction to receive a signing line ticket. Each signing line ticket allows up to 2 adults and any accompanying children into the signing line. Each copy of The Happy Cookbook MUST be accompanied by a signing ticket, which you will receive free with your purchase from Fiction Addiction. Do NOT lose your tickets, or you’ll be required to purchase replacement books! No outside copies of The Happy Cookbook allowed.
Event books/signing tickets will NOT be mailed!
They must be picked up from the store after the book releases on 10/2 or at the event itself.
The Doocys will personalize your books, including their backlist books.
Backlist books may be brought from home or purchased from Fiction Addiction. You may purchase as many copies of The Happy Cookbook from Fiction Addiction to get signed as you wish. No outside copies of The Happy Cookbook are allowed. A staff member will be tagging your books with post-it notes so please know in advance how you’d like them personalized (i.e., “To Jim”).
The Doocys will take a photo with you after they sign your books.
We will have a staff person on hand to help with your photos. Please set your phones to not autolock and turn off the flash.
The signing line will form on a first-come, first-served basis but we reserve the right to insert customers with disabilities.
The signing line will start on the sidewalk outside our building, so bring umbrellas in case of bad weather. We strongly recommend that you be in line by 11am at the latest. Once the signing line dies out, the Doocys will leave for their next event.
Overflow parking is at at Haywood Mall
Walk carefully across the service road to our shopping center.
About The Happy Cookbook by Steve & Kathy Doocy:
Steve Doocy calls Kathy, his wife of more than thirty years, “the best cook I’ve ever met.” Together, they take joy in cooking and entertaining with their family and friends. In THE HAPPY COOKBOOK: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile, the Doocys share favorite recipes, stories, and photos from their family life. In addition to beloved family dishes, this full-color cookbook includes recipes from friends like musician Kid Rock, professional golfer Greg Norman, Dr. Oz, and many more!
THE HAPPY COOKBOOK will not only appeal to Steve’s legion of Fox & Friends fans, but to anyone looking for accessible, fun, and delicious food that will inspire great meals for every day and for special occasions. THE HAPPY COOKBOOK includes a range of yummy dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, such as:
- Eggs in a Nest
- Roma Tomato Flatbread
- Pimento Cheese Dip
- Bacon Corn Chowder
- Mamma Marie’s Meatballs
- Ritz Cracker Breaded Pork Chop
- Buffalo Chicken Calzone
- Kathy’s Famous Sugar Cookies
- Betty’s Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake
Offering an inside look at the Doocys’ home life—their food, stories, and infectious family spirit—The Happy Cookbook is all-American home cooking at its best: nothing fancy, and everything delicious!