Apr
27
Sat
Indie Bookstore Day Tickets
Apr 27 all-day
Indie Bookstore Day @ Fiction Addiction

Mark your calendars for the fifth annual Independent Bookstore Day — Saturday, April 27th, 2019!

Line up in the morning for first shot at the unique, limited edition products that will go on sale that day only in independent bookstores. We can’t reserve any of the products — it’s first come, first served — so be sure to get here when we open at 11am.

Some of the fun items that you’ll be able to get your hands on include:

-Exclusive signed editions of Adjustment Day, an Indie Bookstore Day special printing of Chuck Palahniuk’s first novel in four years

-A ‘Fight Evil, Read Books’ enamel pin, the perfect accessory to face our world

-Exclusive signed editions of Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? by Roz Chast and Patricia Marx, featuring an exclusive Indie Bookstore Day-only book jacket

What to Eat With What You Read, a companion to last year’s Indie Bookstore Day bestseller The Bookclub Journal, featuring reading lists, recipes, and menu suggestions from 25 of our favorite authors

-Literary Luminary Pins, the perfect way to show off your favorite authors with these laser-cut wooden pins. An Indie Bookstore Day exclusive from Letter Craft!

-Literary tea towels, featuring coffee-centric quotes from Gertrude Stein and Louisa May Alcott

-Signed prints from Maggie Steifvater

-Exclusive signed editions of The Girl Who Drank the Moon, featuring exclusive high quality vinyl stickers

Items free with a purchase-

-“Overheard on the Titanic” print, a clever blackout poem from Austin Kleon’s newest book, Keep Going

Poems to Keep in Your Pocket, a hardcover mini-book of classic poems by Kipling, Wordsworth, Pope, Shakespeare, Dickinson, and more

-The Flora of Middle Earth postcard by Graham Judd, a frame-worthy large postcard, featuring the natural landscape that is so vital to Tolkien’s works

Also, all Libro.fm account holders will receive a free audiobook!

So mark your calendar and plan to spend Saturday, April 27th celebrating independent bookstores with Fiction Addiction!

James Hornor Book Signing Tickets
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

James Hornor Book Signing

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 11am-1pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: FREE!

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

We are excited to host James Hornor for a book signing, in conjunction with Indie Bookstore Day. James will be signing copies of his novel, Victoria Falls. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Victoria Falls

James Monroe is a sophisticated American professional on mission for The World Bank in Africa during the early 1990’s. Despite his worldiness, his actions betray a late twentieth century innocent abroad who embodies both the bravado and the debilitating insecurities of the modern American male.

Set in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Bombay, India, Mr. Monroe’s journey into authenticity results in a series of failed relationships that reveal the dark, enigmatic recesses of his complex personality and eventually land him in a hellhole prison in Bombay. His tragedy unfolds into an ending that no one, especially Monroe, could have possibly predicted or imagined.

In its exploration of American male stereotypes and in its suggestion of vulnerability as a key to masculine authenticity, Victoria Falls dares to embrace those humane qualities of love, kindness and creativity that have of late been extolled as the provenance of soul searching women but have been largely ignored in American fiction about men.

James Hornor Book Signing Tickets
Apr 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

James Hornor Book Signing

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 11am-1pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: FREE!

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

We are excited to host James Hornor for a book signing, in conjunction with Indie Bookstore Day. James will be signing copies of his novel, Victoria Falls. This event is free and open to the public. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Victoria Falls

James Monroe is a sophisticated American professional on mission for The World Bank in Africa during the early 1990’s. Despite his worldiness, his actions betray a late twentieth century innocent abroad who embodies both the bravado and the debilitating insecurities of the modern American male.

Set in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Bombay, India, Mr. Monroe’s journey into authenticity results in a series of failed relationships that reveal the dark, enigmatic recesses of his complex personality and eventually land him in a hellhole prison in Bombay. His tragedy unfolds into an ending that no one, especially Monroe, could have possibly predicted or imagined.

In its exploration of American male stereotypes and in its suggestion of vulnerability as a key to masculine authenticity, Victoria Falls dares to embrace those humane qualities of love, kindness and creativity that have of late been extolled as the provenance of soul searching women but have been largely ignored in American fiction about men.

David Burnsworth Launch Party Tickets
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

David Burnsworth Launch Party

When: Saturday, April 27th, 2019 from 2-4pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: FREE!

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

We are excited to once again host David Burnsworth for a launch party, in conjunction with Indie Bookstore Day. David will be celebrating the launch of his latest novel, Caught Up In It, the latest installment in the Blu Carraway series. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. David will be available to sign books at the event. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Caught Up In It

The award-winning diva, C, has got a big problem: someone wants her dead. A team of mercenaries attempts to gun her down in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for her, Lowcountry Private Investigator, Blu Carraway, is already on the job there for a different client.

Double-lucky for C, they make their move when she’s chit-chatting with him in a bar. Unlucky for the mercenaries, four of them end up dead.

The hunt is on now for the mega-pop star. Where does she go to hide out? The sleepy islands around Charleston, South Carolina—Blu’s backyard. He’s already proven himself once, so C hires the Blu Carraway Investigation Agency to protect her for real.

The job takes Blu halfway around the world and several cities in between. The search for the truth reveals what could drive a person to want someone else dead.

And Blu Carraway ends up right in the way.

Apr
29
Mon
Beth Lindsay Templeton Launch Party Tickets
Apr 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Beth Lindsay Templeton Launch Party

When: Monday, April 29th, 2019 from 5-7pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: FREE

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Greenville author Beth Lindsay Templeton will be celebrating the launch of her latest book, The Sacred Year, with a launch party at Fiction Addiction. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. Beth will be available to sign books at the event. Books can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About The Sacred Year

On February 10, 2018, my life as I knew it came to a screeching halt. The day before, I had rushed my husband Jim to the hospital… Ironically, at the time, I was putting the finishing touches on a book I had written about dealing with the challenges of getting older. The book, Uncharted Journey, discusses loss, letting go, and growth. Little did I know I was about to embark on my own personal uncharted journey. This is the emotional chronicle of the first year of that journey, a year that will forever be sacred.

May
2
Thu
*CANCELLED* Lydia Fenet Book Talk & Signing Tickets
May 2 @ 6:30 pm

*THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED*

Lydia Fenet Book Talk and Signing

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 6:30pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $28.61/$10

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Managing Director and Global Director of Strategic Partnerships for Christie’s Auction House, Lydia Fenet, is ready to help you take charge of not only your career, but your life. Lydia will be hosting a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30pm to discuss her new book, The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You. There are two ticket options for this event. The $28.61 ticket admits one, guarantees you a seat at the event, and includes a copy of the book. The $10 ticket admits one, is standing room only, and is redeemable for $10 off a purchase the day of the event. Books and tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About The Most Powerful Woman in the Room is You

In The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You, Lydia Fenet takes you on her twenty-year journey from intern to managing director and global head of strategic partnerships at Christie’s Auction House. Lydia shares the revolutionary sales approach she has crafted over the years that has not only shaped her career, but helped her raise more than half a billion dollars for nonprofits around the world.

This is an approach that will empower you to sell your way to success in business and in life. For example, you’ll learn how to create your own “Strike Method” or signature move to help you feel confident entering any situation. Combining case studies and personal stories, Lydia also shares tips from some of the most powerful and successful women in business, fashion, journalism, sports, and the arts.

This book will show you how to take your career to the next level, whether it’s overcoming your fear of asking for something or bridging a wage gap. Lydia has been there and come back more powerful than ever. Inspiring and encouraging, Lydia’s hard-won advice will help you walk into any room with the confidence of a leader and motivate others to find their voice as well. Get ready to embrace your natural strengths, map your career, and take ownership of your life.

May
4
Sat
Mother’s Day Panel with Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin, Redge Hanes, and Sharon Swanson Tickets
May 4 @ 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day Panel with Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin, Redge Hanes, and Sharon Swanson

When: Saturday, May 4th, 2019 at 2pm

Where: Five Forks Library (104 Sunnydale Dr Simpsonville, SC 29681)

Cost: FREE!

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Celebrate mothers everywhere with a Mother’s Day panel at the Five Forks library on Saturday, May 4th at 2pm. This panel will feature Margaret Rich, Samia Serageldin, Redge Hanes, and Sharon Swanson, discussing this anthology of creative nonfiction. This event is FREE and open to the public, but a purchase of Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South is required to enter the signing line. Books can be purchased at the event, online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540

About Mothers and Strangers: Essays on Motherhood from the New South

In this anthology of creative nonfiction, twenty-eight writers set out to discover what they know, and don’t know, about the person they call Mother. Celebrated writers Samia Serageldin and Lee Smith have curated a diverse and insightful collection that challenges stereotypes about mothers and expands our notions of motherhood in the South. The mothers in these essays were shaped, for good and bad, by the economic and political crosswinds of their time. Whether their formative experience was the Great Depression or the upheavals of the 1970s, their lives reflected their era and influenced how they raised their children. The writers in Mothers and Strangers explore the reliability of memory, examine their family dynamics, and come to terms with the past.

In addition to the editors, contributors include Lee Smith, Belle Boggs, Marshall Chapman, Hal Crowther, Clyde Edgerton, Marianne Gingher, Jaki Shelton Green, Sally Greene, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, Jacquelyn Dowd Hall, Eldridge “Redge” Hanes, Lynden Harris, Randall Kenan, Phillip Lopate, Michael Malone, Frances Mayes, Jill McCorkle, Melody Moezzi, Elaine Neil Orr, Steven Petrow, Margaret Rich, Omid Safi, James Seay, Alan Shapiro, Bland Simpson, Sharon K. Swanson, and Daniel Wallace.

May
7
Tue
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames — Pre-order today! Tickets
May 7 all-day
The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames -- Pre-order today! @ Fiction Addiction

The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna by Juliet Grames

Releases May 7th, 2019
Ecco, Hardcover, $28.99
SIGNED copies on order!

Pre-order today!

 

For Stella Fortuna, death has always been a part of life. Stella’s childhood is full of strange, life-threatening incidents — moments where ordinary situations like cooking eggplant or feeding the pigs inexplicably take lethal turns. Even Stella’s own mother is convinced that her daughter is cursed or haunted.

In her rugged Italian village, Stella is considered an oddity — beautiful and smart, insolent and cold. Stella uses her peculiar toughness to protect her slower, plainer baby sister Tina from life’s harshest realities. But she also provokes the ire of her father Antonio: a man who demands subservience from women and whose greatest gift to his family is his absence.

When the Fortunas emigrate to America on the cusp of World War II, Stella and Tina must come of age side-by-side in a hostile new world with strict expectations for each of them. Soon Stella learns that her survival is worthless without the one thing her family will deny her at any cost: her independence.

In present-day Connecticut, one family member tells this heartrending story, determined to understand the persisting rift between the now-elderly Stella and Tina. A richly told debut, The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna is a tale of family transgressions as ancient and twisted as the olive branch that could heal them.

May
8
Wed
Mystery Book Club Tickets
May 8 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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 Noon-1pm. Each quarter will have a different moderator and a different mystery focus. Vicki Vass Tedeschi will moderate the first quarter of 2019. Her May selection is The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins.

 

The story begins with an eerie midnight encounter between artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly woman dressed all in white who seems desperate to share a dark secret. The next day Hartright, engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, tells his pupils about the strange events of the previous evening. Determined to learn all they can about the mysterious woman in white, the three soon find themselves drawn into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue.

Masterfully constructed, The Woman in White is dominated by two of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction—Marion Halcombe, dark, mannish, yet irresistibly fascinating, and Count Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant “Napoleon of Crime.”

Brian Panowich Book Talk & Signing Tickets
May 8 @ 6:30 pm

Brian Panowich Book Talk & Signing

When: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 6:30pm

Where: Fiction Addiction

Cost: $29/$17

If You Cannot Make the Event

Preorder signed books to be picked up after the event or shipped.

If You’re Attending the Event

Award winning author Brian Panowich will be hosting a book talk and signing at Fiction Addiction on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 6:30pm to discuss his latest book, Like Lions. After his talk, Brian will be available to sign books. There are two ticket options for this event. The $29 ticket admits one and includes a hardcover copy of Like Lions. The $17 ticket admits one and includes a paperback copy of his first book, Bull Mountain. Books and tickets can be purchased online, in store, or by calling Fiction Addiction at 864-675-0540.

About Like Lions

Clayton Burroughs is a small-town Georgia sheriff, a new father, and, improbably, the heir apparent of Bull Mountain’s most notorious criminal family.

As he tries to juggle fatherhood, his job and his recovery from being shot in the confrontation that killed his two criminally-inclined brothers last year, he’s doing all he can just to survive. Yet after years of carefully toeing the line between his life in law enforcement and his family, he finally has to make a choice.

When a rival organization makes a first foray into Burroughs territory, leaving a trail of bodies and a whiff of fear in its wake, Clayton is pulled back into the life he so desperately wants to leave behind. Revenge is a powerful force, and the vacuum left by his brothers’ deaths has left them all vulnerable. With his wife and child in danger, and the way of life in Bull Mountain under siege for everyone, Clayton will need to find a way to bury the bloody legacy of his past once and for all.