ULR Feature: Charming Billy by Gerald Lane Summers, J.D.



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General William, “Billy” Brand, retired from the RAF and the USAF suffers from PTSD. On the verge of suicide at age 57, he is advised by his psychologist to return to Europe to re-establish his relationship with Countess Moira Sinclair-Lewis, face his fears and air battles during the Battle of Britain and find a way to deal with the horrors that have been haunting him for so long.

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Gerald Lane Summers, J.D. is a retired lawyer and juvenile court referee with thirty years of service within the Justice system of California. He has served in every branch of the system, from police officer, probation officer, and as a Grand Jury Foreman. As a hobby, he studies military history at great length, especially the Battle of Britain as featured in this novel. He has also been a private pilot and understands the nature of aviation.

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ULR Feature: Eighty and Out by Kim Cano


Eighty and Out is a hard-hitting assessment of choices in aging, living, or dying wrapped in a novel format. As with any novel, it’s a combination of plot, characterization and dialogue that makes a piece memorable and compelling – and Eighty and Out has these elements in droves. The sisters are close, realistic and likeable, and their pact strengthens their relationship and objectives as the years pass. The series of small dramas that make up living are deftly presented, and the story becomes hard to put down. In short, the reader falls in love with the characters of Eighty and Out, making its progression and central theme all the more poignant and moving. ~ D. Donovan, Senior eBook Reviewer, Midwest Book Review 

“An emotionally-charged women’s fiction novel about the bond between sisters, friendship, and fate, Eighty and Out will have you deliberating your destiny.” ~ Bestselling author Deborah Brown


About the Author


Kim Cano is the author of three women’s fiction novels: A Widow Redefined, On The Inside, and Eighty and Out. Kim has also written a short story collection called For Animal Lovers. 10% of the sale price of that book is donated to the ASPCA® to help homeless pets. Kim lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and cat. Visit Kim’s website to learn more and sign up to be notified of new releases: http://www.kimcano.com



ULR Feature: GRINGA: The Beast of Mexico (A contemporary romance and romantic major crime thriller. A free book)



I was twenty-one, a sassy college student who took crap from no one. While holidaying in Mexico, I was accosted by The Devil of Mexico called Diablo and shot, because the bastard mistook me for a spy. I survived, only to encounter him again months later. How’s that for luck?

Furious and sick of all that I’d been through because of him, I slapped him, told him to go fuck himself and braced myself for the bullet. He could shoot me – I no longer cared.

But, to my surprise, he became fascinated with me, and blackmailed me into becoming his woman. He’d slay the entire village that sheltered me if I rejected his proposal.

He was Kong, hairy, tattooed from fingertips to face, with scary ass piercings, blood-shot snake eyes, a ruthless killer and above all, he was my murderer – how could anyone expect me to say yes?

To save the village I had to. I despised the bastard and I told him that. Spark flew. Fists too.

When the FBI came on the scene and secretly recruited me to help put Diablo behind bars, I was thrilled. I wanted them to throw his ass behind bars, then torment him for the rest of his life like he was doing to me. I was willing to do whatever it took to get him there.

But, the more I rejected Diablo, the more he wanted me.

At times he wanted to kill me because of my insolence, but other times he just wanted me to love him.

I was his Gringa and in an attempt to get my love, he began to change for me. Drastic changes that made me laugh at him at first, then made me curious and even intrigued me.

As the days went by, I found myself drawn to him and I began seeing him differently. When I found out about his past, everything changed.

I now wanted to protect my murderer, my tormentor.

My days in Mexico were filled with violence, hate, lust and sorrow. It was also filled with laughter, love and passion and most importantly, it taught me that love conquers all.

If you enjoy, contemporary romance, major crime stories or romantic thrillers, you will love this fast-paced, humorous yet tear-jerker.

WARNING: This book contains sexual violence, steamy sex scenes, graphic language, drug references, violence and is suitable for mature readers.


Book Review

I will warn you once and not bother warning you twice; You will want to keep the Kleenex within arms-reach while reading this collection of words because you will blow loads…of tears from your face. A lovemaking story between two people from opposite sides of the Planned Parenthood facility.

I will make certain to re-read this in the future when I have perfected time travel. 5 stars to coordinate with the amount of blown face-loads I have incurred. If you disagree, I will enjoy taking you to a quiet place for a gentleman-slapfight.”- Amazon Reviewer

About the Author


Author Eve Rabi is the author of 24 books. She lives in Sydney Australia, but was born in South Africa.
If you enjoy high drama with exciting twists and turns, contemporary romance novels, crime thrillers, sweet romance with sexy alpha males, stories of revenge and suspense, with kick-ass leading ladies, then you will enjoy Eve Rabi’s books. But be prepared to gasp, to laugh and to cry while you fall in love.

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ULR Feature: Diver Creed Station by Oliver Phipps

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Wars, disease and a massive collapse of civilization have ravaged the human race of a hundred years in the future. Finally in the late twenty- second century, mankind slowly begins to struggle back from the edge of extinction. divercreednew

When a huge “virtual life” facility is restored from a hibernation type of storage and slowly brought back online, a new hope materializes.

Fragments of humanity begin to move into the remnants of Denver and the Virtua-Gauge facilities, which offer seven days of virtual leisure for seven days work in this new and growing social structure.

Most inhabitants of this new lifestyle begin to hate the real world and work for the seven day period inside the virtual pods. It’s the variety of luxury role play inside the virtual zone that supply’s the incentive needed to work hard for seven days in the real world.

In this new social structure a man can work for seven days in a food dispersal unit and earn seven days as a twenty first century software billionaire in the virtual zone. As time goes by and more of the virtual pods are brought back online life appears to be getting better.

Rizette and her husband Oray are young technicians that settle into their still new marriage as the virtual facilities expand and thrive.

Oray has recently attained the level of a Class A Diver and enjoys his job. The Divers are skilled technicians that perform critical repairs to the complex system, from inside the virtual zone.

His title of Diver originates from often working in the secure “lower levels” of the system. These lower level areas are the dividing space between the real world and the world of the virtual zone. When the facility was built, the original designers of the virtual system intentionally placed this buffer zone in the programs to avoid threats from non-living virtual personnel.

As Oray becomes more experienced in his elite technical position as a Diver, he is approached by his virtual assistant and forced to make a difficult decision. Oray’s decision triggers events that soon pull him and his wife Rizette into a deadly quest for survival.

The stage becomes a massive and complex maze of virtual world sequences as escape or entrapment hang on precious threads of information.

System ghosts from the distant past intermingle with mysterious factions that have thrown Oray and Rizette into a cyberspace trap with little hope for survival.

 Book Review

” Oliver Phipps has done it again with this suspenseful, enticing Science Fiction novel. I’ve spent a good deal of time reading books from this genre over the past few months, but nothing has kept me as hooked as Phipps’ ‘Diver Creed Station’.

The story itself is unique, clear, and well-written, unlike any other dystopian society story I’ve read. It has a descriptive storyline, opening with a brief yet detailed overview at the deterioration and redevelopment of the earth. We’re then introduced to the main characters, protagonists, and married couple Oray and Rizette, who are our guides through the story of the futuristic new world.

Though this book is set centuries into the future, it feels very realistic due to the emphasis on each event, and the actions and emotions drawn out by the main characters. You’ll feel like you’re a part of the story, whether you’re in the real world or the virtual world, which is what makes it such a page-turner.

Phipps does an excellent job at the creative and imaginative portrayal of a world barely clinging to civilization. The story swiftly moves between the strong plots and elaborate settings, keeping it diverse and pulling the reader in with every word. While the book is primarily Science Fiction, offers humor, suspense, and has something for everyone.

Whether you’re a sci-fi lover, or you’ve never dabbled in the genre, you won’t regret taking a chance on ‘Diver Creed Station’. It’s persistent in suspense with an impressive buildup of tension. You’ll definitely have a hard time putting this one down, and you may find yourself wanting more even when the book is over.” – Kayla, Amazon Review



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Oliver served as a Paratrooper in the United States Army and studied at MSC. In the late 1980s through mid 90s Oliver persued his love of music. He enjoyed traveling, playing percussion and writing lyrics for popular bands. During this time Oliver also began writing short stories and articles.

After playing for thousands through the fall and winter of 1996 Oliver’s band abruptly disbanded. In early spring of 1997 Oliver, along with a good friend and guitarist got together with the intention to form a new group. But rather than form a new band the two put together an expedition plan for traveling to Northern Canada and Alaska in order to prospect for gold.

Leaving in April of 1997 Oliver and company traveled up the historic AL-CAN highway. After exploring the Yukon and Northwest territories of Canada as well as the Arctic Circle the team traveled over the Top of the World highway to Alaska.

1999-2000 Oliver traveled through Asia, visiting Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Taiwan among other countries.

In 2004 Oliver published his first book and continues to write books, articles and short stories. Currently Oliver and family reside happily in the U.S.

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Available also at www.oliverphipps.com



THIS ITEM IS A PRE-ORDER; Orders will be fulfilled after July 14, 2015.


To commemorate the special occasion of Harper Lee’s new book Go Set a Watchman, we are going to be providing certificates of authenticity and embossing the title page of this hard-cover first batch of first editions we get here at Ol’ Curiosities and Book Shoppe. We want you to have a one-of-kind special edition that signifies that your copy came straight from Ms. Lee’s hometown of Monroeville, Alabama. This service will be free of charge to anyone who pre-ordersGo Set a Watchman by Harper Lee through us. These first edition books from Monroeville, AL, will go fast, so don’t miss out!


Go Set a Watchman is the wonderful new novel from one of America’s bestselling authors, Harper Lee, who is known so well for her classic book, To Kill a Mockingbird.  Watchman explores the tensions between a local culture and a changing national political agenda through the eyes of a character we know so well, Scout Finch, who is all grown up and has returned to the small town of Maycomb, AL to visit her family and reconcile her past.

For More information about this new book from Harper Lee, check out “Digging Deeper into Go Set a Watchman.”

THIS ITEM IS A PRE-ORDER; Orders will be fulfilled after July 14, 2015.

Also Available for pre-order in paperback and audiobook.


ULR Feature: Between The Lines By Quevina Scarver




When Isla first sees Ailbe, the exchange student, she thinks nothing of him, but after two years of him living with them she struggles with her intense feelings for him.

Isla fights with herself mentally to deny her very feelings for Ailbe because she is unsure of how he feels and dating him goes against the one house rule: No dating the exchange students. If something were to happen, then Ailbe will be sent back home. She fights her feelings so that she can remain close to him for the remainder of his stay.

Now she is stuck in her limbo of feelings trying to ignore feelings and deal with a secret that has been kept from her entire family.


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About the Author


Quevina Scarver was born and raised in Long Island, New York. For a few years a young age she moved back and forth between Florida and New York by choice to be with each of her parents. Around the age of 11 she began to write poetry as a way to express her feelings. For years she would only write poetry until 2009. After the birth of her son, Quevina, took to reading more and more, until one day sentences and ideas started to randomly come to her. The only way to get them out was to write. It wasn’t until 2011, after moving back to New York again, that she decided writing was what she wanted to do with her life. In 2014 she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree for Creative Writing. Ever since she has started writing she realized it was a true passion of hers and took it upon herself to attend school to try to learn more of the process.


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ULR Feature: Trying to Keep Moving Forward



“Trying to Keep Moving Forward” is the real life success story of Al Bailey, who made it from troubled foster child to Social Services board member and charity CEO. When his loving mother gave him up into foster care as a young child, Al was passed from home to home, making bad choices along the way, and even ending up homeless. Despite the toughest of beginnings, Al managed to turn his life around, working his way up to Executive Director of his own non-profit organization. But even here the road did not run smooth, as one bad decision cost Al more than he had ever bargained for. After a period of introspection, he serves the community again as a motivational consultant. In his first book, “Trying to keep moving forward”, Al Bailey shows that as long as you keep on trying, your dreams really can come true. So easily he could have taken the wrong path, ended up dead, in prison for a long period of time or even totally dependent on the public systems, but today Al makes the choice every day to move forward on the inspirational journey to success, and wants to share his success and failures with others.


Book Review

Al Bailey has written a story that is geared specifically to his own life, yet it’s amazing how his themes and perspectives are applicable to any of us – I’ll venture to all of us. Who of us hasn’t felt rejection, self doubt, and made bad personal choices? Some of us are still battling these feelings and suffering the effects of those bad choices. This author has not only survived, he’s prevailed! His story of adversity is powerful – his story of conquering his adversity is inspiring and motivating. You will identify – regardless of your background or who you are!

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