Greenville native Brittney Morgan will be celebrating the launch of her new book, Finding Peace in the Pieces: A Second Chance, at a launch party at Fiction Addiction on May 26th from 2-4pm. This book will be the final installment in her Finding series. The event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
In the final installment in the Finding Series, Chloe and Colton’s lives have been rocked with new revelations from their past! Armed with new information, new findings and the gift of second chances they must decide what they will use those second chances. Will they right their wrongs or continue to make the same choices.
Greenville, SC author of the Lowcountry series, Susan M. Boyer, will be celebrating the launch of her seventh book, Lowcountry Bookshop (Henery Press, paperback, $15.95), with a launch party at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, May 29th, from 5:30-8pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.
Who’s the client? Well, now, therein lies the first puzzle. When the police arrive at the scene of the accident, Poppy Oliver claims she’s only trying to help. But the dent on the front of her Subaru and the victim’s injuries provoke a certain Charleston police detective’s suspicious nature. A wealthy, anonymous benefactor hires Liz and her partner Nate Andrews to prove Poppy Oliver’s innocence.
What exactly was Poppy Oliver up to? Is she a random good Samaritan who happens upon the accident scene? Or perhaps this tragedy wasn’t an accident. She just might be his abused wife’s accomplice.
Why does everyone involved in this case have a sudden burning urge for reading material, leading them to the same charming bookshop along the waterfront?
From a risqué, exclusive club in an old plantation to an upscale resale shop in the historic King Street shopping district to a downtown graveyard crawling with ghosts, Liz tracks a group of women who band together to help victims of domestic violence.
In her most challenging case yet, Liz fears she may find a killer, but justice may prove elusive.
Local author Allison Greene will be discussing her book, Since John Got Sick: A Quest for Survival and Faith, the true story of her son’s heroic battle with illness, at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Tuesday, June 5th at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, but please RSVP to Fiction Addiction if you plan to attend.
John was always healthy. Then at age twenty-six a rare autoimmune disease struck out of nowhere. “Idiopathic,” doctors said of the phenomenon that tried to take his life violently several times and to destroy his spirit more quietly over the next several years.
Since John Got Sick: A Quest for Survival and Faith, is the story of a young man’s heroic battle to survive both the initial onslaught and the ongoing assault of a traumatic autoimmune disease and its ensuing consequences (including dialysis, disability, transplant, depression, opioid dependence, and post-traumatic stress disorder). Simultaneously it is the story of a mother’s love and strength against daunting odds, including donating a kidney.
Traumatic illness often ends in a relatively quick death or a sudden miraculous recovery. John’s was neither. His is a story, with parts written in his words, of courage, endurance, and patience, along with a stubborn refusal to quit. While his mother sought God and prayer, John’s will to live was based in something else–perhaps even more intrinsic.
For anyone who has suffered a serious illness, whether personally or with a child; anyone facing the challenges of autoimmune disease; and any medical professionals who have worked to help them, this book provides insight from the patient’s perspective. Patient advocates, clergy, and community members may benefit from vicariously experiencing the multi-faceted challenges–mental, emotional, spiritual, social and financial–shown here. And likely any mother, or parent, will identify, feel the heart ache, and wonder, Why not me?
Sign up for our new mystery bookclub, co-sponsored by our local chapter of Sisters in Crime. The club will meet at Fiction Addiction on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30am. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Our initial club will meet April-June 2018 to discuss cozy mysteries and will be moderated by Linda Lovely. The 3 included selections are: Murder with Peacocks by Donna Andrews (April), Bones to Pick by Linda Lovely (May), and The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (June).
So far Meg Langslow’s summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she’s maid of honor at the nuptuals of three loved ones–each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the law. Only help from the town’s drop-dead gorgeous hunk, disappointingly rumored to be gay, keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors.
And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests’ closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she’s found dead in suspicious circumstances, followed by a string of accidents–some fatal. Soon, level-headed Meg’s to-do list extends from flower arrangements and bridal registries to catching a killer–before the next catered event is her own funeral…
Once she calls her aunt’s goat farm home, grisly discoveries offer ample inducements for Brie to employ her entire vocabulary of cheese-and-meat curses. The troubles begin when the farm’s pot-bellied pig unearths the skull of Eva’s husband, who disappeared years back. The sheriff, kin to the deceased, sets out to pin the murder on Eva. He doesn’t reckon on Brie’s resolve to prove her aunt’s innocence. Death threats, ruinous pedicures, psychic shenanigans, and biker bar fisticuffs won’t stop Brie from unmasking the killer, even when romantic befuddlement throws her a curve.
It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.
For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”
New York Times Bestselling author Karen White will be discussing her newest book, Dreams of Falling (Penguin, hardcover, $26.00), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, June 13th, at 5pm.
*Note: There are two ticket options for this event. The $28 ticket admits one, guarantees a seat, and includes a copy of Dreams of Falling. The $10 ticket is standing room only, admits one, and can be redeemed for $10 off merchandise purchased at the event. If seats do not sell out, we will seat standing room customers in the order they signed up. Tickets and books can be purchased online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.
It’s been nine years since Larkin fled Georgetown, South Carolina, vowing never to go back. But when she finds out that her mother has disappeared, she knows she has no choice but to return to the place that she both loves and dreads–and to the family and friends who never stopped wishing for her to come home. Ivy, Larkin’s mother, is discovered in the burned out wreckage of her family’s ancestral rice plantation, badly injured and unconscious. No one knows why Ivy was there, but as Larkin digs for answers, she uncovers secrets kept for nearly 50 years. Secrets that lead back to the past, to the friendship between three girls on the brink of womanhood who swore that they would be friends forever, but who found that vow tested in heartbreaking ways.
Highly acclaimed author Andrew Lawler will be discussing his latest book, The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke (Doubleday, hardcover, $29.95, releases 6/5/18), at a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Monday, June 18th, at 2pm.
In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement in the New World. But when the new colony’s leader returned to Roanoke from a resupply mission, his settlers had vanished, leaving behind only a single clue—a “secret token” etched into a tree.
What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? That question has consumed historians, archeologists, and amateur sleuths for four hundred years. In The Secret Token, Andrew Lawler sets out on a quest to determine the fate of the settlers, finding fresh leads as he encounters a host of characters obsessed with resolving the enigma. In the course of his journey, Lawler examines how the Lost Colony came to haunt our national consciousness.
Incisive and absorbing, The Secret Token offers a new understanding not just of the Lost Colony and its fate, but of how its absence continues to define—and divide—America.
On Saturday, June 30th, 2018, 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!
“. . . 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.”
Be sure to keep checking back, as some details may change as we add more authors!
South Carolina author David Burnsworth will be celebrating the launch of his latest novel, Bad Time to Be In It, at Fiction Addiction on July 14th from 2-4pm. This event is FREE and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Books can be purchase online, at the store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.
The past is never past. Sometimes it repeats itself. And sometimes it comes back to pay a visit. Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought. The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half his age and not enough time on the job, and someone close goes missing. Blu’s business partner goes off the rails, his friends show their true colors, and he realizes that getting closure sometimes means walking away from everything. With a case from the past gone wrong twice, a loved one in trouble, and an unanswered marriage proposal, it’s a bad time to be in it for Blu Carraway Investigations.