Unconventional in San Deigo Anthology Blog Tour, T.A. Chase Guest Post, Excerpt, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi guys, we have T.A. Chase visiting us today with her newest release The Unicorn Said Yes which is part of the Unconventional in San Deigo anthology, we have a fantastic guest post from T.A.,  we have a great excerpt,  the brilliant Pride Publishing giveaway and we have Lisa’s review. So guys enjoy the post and then click the giveaway link <3 ~Pixie~

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Unconventional in San Deigo

by

Carol Lynne, Amber Kell, TA Chase, Jambrea Jo Jones and Devon Rhodes

 ‘Fate’s Bridge’ by Carol Lynne

Is it possible for a soul to be reborn inside another?

What would you do if you discovered someone harboring a soul you recognized as one from a deceased loved one? For vampire Roman Gschwind, the scenario becomes a reality when he meets Bodi Rain.

‘Coming in Third’ by Amber Kell

Love sometimes comes in threes.

Jovan and Luka have been searching for their third for years. When Niall stumbles into the bar, their shifter instincts tell them the innocent fae could be their long sought mate. After a sensual night together, they’re certain the beautiful man was fated to be theirs.

‘The Unicorn Said Yes’ by TA Chase

When an innocent human virgin meets the king of the unicorn herd, it’s not just legends that come true.

As the unicorn king and the virgin begin to fall in love, there are darker forces working behind the scenes to take advantage of the unicorn legends for their own evil purpose. Neither Ivan nor Carney are safe alone, but together, they just might be strong enough to keep Ivan alive.

 ‘Blood on the Moon’ by Jambrea Jo Jones

Be careful what you wish for, especially when you’re a witch.

Can a witch and an incubus solve the mystery before one of them dies? The blood on the moon wasn’t the only thing they had to worry about. Meddling family, close calls with death and a missing witch are enough to keep anyone busy, but can Kishar and Montague still find time for love?

‘A Silver of Sunset’ by Devon Rhodes

From one-night stand to nurse and patient—is it crazy to expect more?

Dominic can’t believe his luck when bravely striking up a conversation with the hottest guy he’s ever seen leads to the best sex he’s ever had. When he wakes up—no surprise—Angelo is gone. A week later, he’s shocked when he walks in to meet a new oncology patient to find Angelo fighting for his life and dependent upon his care.

Will their timing ever improve, or will Angelo’s time run out before they get a chance?

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T.A. Chase

Hello everyone. Thanks so much for hosting me as part of our GRL anthology blog tour. Unconventional in San Diego marks the fourth anthology we’ve done and the first paranormal one. 🙂 Yay! It was a lot of fun writing my story and joining these ladies again.

My story features a unicorn shifter and the virgin hero he meets at Unconventional, a paranormal bar located on the beach in San Diego. Ivan and Carney are quite the interesting pair.

I’ll admit the idea for my story came from a song I listened to and I thought it could be turned into a great story, only with a little twist. I do think there might be another story coming eventually with one of Carney’s family members. I won’t say more than that, in case you haven’t read it yet.

I enjoyed writing about Ivan, a unicorn prince of his own herd. It was fun to work out the different hierarchy and rules that the herds live by and the fact that there aren’t many of them around because of over hunting in the old country. 🙂

Also, Carney had his own history to overcome. It’s an interesting study of whether people can overcome their family’s teachings to see a person differently.

What do you think of a unicorn shifter? Do you have a favorite kind of shifter? I know wolves and big cats are the most widely used, but are there animals you’d like to see?

I’m thinking I need to write a story about a great white shifter. Wouldn’t that be interesting? Imagine the idea that some of the sharks we saw on shows like Shark Week could be shifters and fully aware of what is going on around them. Also, if they got tagged by scientists, how would they go about shifting and traveling on land? Wouldn’t that freak the people studying them? I have to admit I would find that absolutely hilarious. How would they explain that their shark suddenly appears to be on land?

Well, it’s a thought anyway. I don’t have time right now to write it anyway. 🙂

Thanks for having me here and listening to me ramble on about The Unicorn Said Yes and other random thoughts I had. Here’s  a little excerpt for you. 🙂

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Excerpt

Excerpt from The Unicorn Said Yes:

Ivan laughed aloud. “No, I don’t. I’ve been the head of my family for years now, but unfortunately, there are a lot of us, and they drop in at all hours of the day and night. Thank God, I work from home.”

Carney wrinkled his nose. “That doesn’t sound very fun. I bet you get tired of that.”

“It can get annoying once in a while,” Ivan confessed. “I wouldn’t have it any other way though. They’re my kin, and I have to protect them.”

He motioned for Samantha, the bobcat shifter who worked as a waitress for Wilma. When she got there, he ordered a soda for Carney and another beer for himself. She winked at him before whirling around to go to the bar.

“I like it here,” Carney informed him. “I don’t feel like such an outsider.”

After finishing his first beer and setting the bottle aside, he studied the human. “Why would you feel like an outsider?”

“Because I was homeschooled all my life. My parents and relatives have a strict set of rules my siblings and I must follow. I’ve never been allowed to date or even just hang out with friends. Heck, I don’t have any friends to speak of.” Carney traced a circle on the surface of the table. “It’s hard not to feel awkward when you don’t know anything about the world around you.”

Ivan scooted closer, pressing his leg and arm against Carney’s, and the human shivered. He had the crazy need to kiss Carney, to learn his taste and see what kind of sounds he made while in the throes of pleasure…

Shaking his head, he tried to clear it. He wasn’t here to get laid. It was just a night out for a drink or two and some conversation. “Is it a religious thing?” he asked, knowing there was some religions that chose to keep their children separate from the world.

Carney lifted one shoulder. “It’s more of a family tradition, I guess. My parents were brought up that way.”

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About T.A.

There is beauty in every kind of love, so why not live a life without boundaries? Experiencing everything the world offers fascinates TA and writing about the things that make each of us unique is how she shares those insights. When not writing, TA’s watching movies, reading and living life to the fullest.

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Review

GRL Unconventional in San Deigo _800Title: Unconventional in San Diego

Series: Anthology

Author: Carol Lynne, Amber Kell, T.A. Chase, Jambrea Jo Jones & Devon Rhodes

Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Contemporary, Paranormal

Length: Novel (214 Pages)

ISBN: 978-1-78430-687-8

Publisher: Pride Publishing (August 11, 2015)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: ‘Fate’s Bridge’ by Carol Lynne

Is it possible for a soul to be reborn inside another?

What would you do if you discovered someone harboring a soul you recognized as one from a deceased loved one? For vampire Roman Gschwind, the scenario becomes a reality when he meets Bodi Rain.

Unfortunately, it soon becomes clear that Roman must share Bodi with another vampire if he has any chance of rekindling the love that he’d lost so long ago.

‘Coming in Third’ by Amber Kell

Love sometimes comes in threes.

With his mother plotting to have him wed, Niall decides to sneak out of the fae palace and fulfill one of his greatest fantasies. At the Unconventional bar, he finds a pair of lion shifters looking to spice up their love life. Unable to resist the strong attraction between them, Niall lets the persuasive pair take him home.

Jovan and Luka have been searching for their third for years. When Niall stumbles into the bar, their shifter instincts tell them the innocent fae could be their long sought mate. After a sensual night together, they’re certain the beautiful man was fated to be theirs.

His guards fetch him from the shifters’ bed and Niall is taken away from the pair. Upset about Niall’s return to the palace and a possible arranged marriage, the lion shifters battle to decide their future—should they go and fetch their mate or let it only be the one-night stand Niall promised them?

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of M/M/M ménage.

‘The Unicorn Said Yes’ by T.A. Chase

When an innocent human virgin meets the king of the unicorn herd, it’s not just legends that come true.

Ivan Brusilov goes to Unconventional to get a drink and let off some steam. Little does he realize he’ll be meeting his destiny when he walks in.

Carney Ferguson goes to the paranormal bar to celebrate his twenty-fifth birthday. Maybe he’s looking for some fun as well, considering he’s still a virgin. He doesn’t like admitting it, but when he meets Ivan, he discovers that being a virgin can bring opportunities that being experienced might not.

As the unicorn king and the virgin begin to fall in love, there are darker forces working behind the scenes to take advantage of the unicorn legends for their own evil purpose. Neither Ivan nor Carney are safe alone, but together, they just might be strong enough to keep Ivan alive.

‘Blood on the Moon’ by Jambrea Jo Jones

Be careful what you wish for, especially when you’re a witch.

Montague Ramey wanted something to happen in his life. He thought when he found out he was a witch that his life would become more exciting, but it was the same thing every day. His coven was nice and boring, as was his job with the television station anchoring the news. The only excitement he got was going to the local bar, but there weren’t very many men who wanted to play. That was, until the moon turned red and his life changed.

After Kishar Nichelson’s motorcycle stalled on the highway with no traffic in sight, he stumbled into a small town around midnight, the red moon guiding his way. On the run and weak, Kishar needed to figure out where he was and who was after him before lack of sex killed him.

Can a witch and an incubus solve the mystery before one of them dies? The blood on the moon wasn’t the only thing they had to worry about. Meddling family, close calls with death and a missing witch are enough to keep anyone busy, but can Kishar and Montague still find time for love?

‘A Sliver of Sunset’ by Devon Rhodes

From one-night stand to nurse and patient—is it crazy to expect more?

Angelo has somehow developed leukemia—the only paranormal ever known to do so—and the doctors are mystified as to the cause. The cure requires him to repress his shifter side with a chemical inhibitor and be entirely human while he goes through chemotherapy, which contributes to some interesting situations he never would have foreseen—things like ‘misplacing’ his favorite bar, Unconventional, and getting picked up by a human without realizing it’s his mate.

Dominic can’t believe his luck when bravely striking up a conversation with the hottest guy he’s ever seen leads to the best sex he’s ever had. When he wakes up—no surprise—Angelo is gone. A week later, he’s shocked when he walks in to meet a new oncology patient to find Angelo fighting for his life and dependent upon his care.

Will their timing ever improve, or will Angelo’s time run out before they get a chance? 

Product Link: https://www.pride-publishing.com/book/unconventional-in-san-diego

Review: When sexy humans and paranormals meet in a club set up for drinks, it is going to get hot. This is one of the cutest, sexiest, extremely hot and a perfect story to read. You get all different types of paranormals that will intrique you and captivate your heart. I always look forward to stories written by some of my favorite authors and I was not disappointed at all.

‘Fate’s Bridge’ by Carol Lynne ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Roman, Alexi and Bodi what a combination. Roman had been deeply in love with Julian. The problem was Julian passed on with a bit of pain. He had promised to come back. Roman had held on. Then over time, Roman met Bodi with Alexi’s help. Alexi was Romans brother by vampire ways not by birth. He had not expected to be bonded to Alexi also.

Damn this was a very hot story even if it was way too short to fall in love with. I do hope that Carol turns around and expands this story. I would definitely buy that book.

‘Coming in Third’ by Amber Kell ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Niall, Jovan and Luka are a sight to see. Niall was going to be forced into a marriage by his bitch of a mother, but for once he had other ideas. He was going to have a ménage a trios with two sexy men. He was shocked to find the two in lion shifters and what’s more they were his mates. Although he hadn’t known that at the time. Leave it to Jovan and Luka to save the day. Hot damn these three are hot.

Amber always gives one a good story. This was definitely hot and sexy, too bad it was to short to get more than a taste. I hope Amber expands it and turns it into a story on its own. I would definitely be the first to buy it.

‘The Unicorn Said Yes’ by T.A. Chase ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Carney and Ivan are a unique pair that is for sure. Ivan is the Unicorn king and Carney is the son of hunters. Carney had been given permission to go out finally and he was going to have fun. Although he had not expect Ivan.

This one was a bit stranger that is for sure. I wasn’t really sure what to think about it. I did have fun reading it. It is one of a very few list of books which have unicorns in it, so it makes it a truly fascinating story.

‘Blood on the Moon’ by Jambrea Jo Jones ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Montague and Kishar are two hot men that I wouldn’t mind seeing in action. Kishar was an incubi and his kind needed sex to survive. He was against killing. Montague was surprised when he found Kishar outside of his home. He was even more surprised to find out that Kishar was for him. Montague was a powerful witch who has found his mate.

This was better than I thought it would be. Jambrea gave another good story. Now if only she would expand it and give me a book to buy. Because this little taste left me wanting more. It was an exciting story that had a bit of a twist.

‘A Sliver of Sunset’ by Devon Rhodes ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Dominic and Angelo are a love story for sure. You get to meet Angel in Amber’s story. He is a sex little merman who has found out that para’s can get cancer. He went to the club, to find it gone, but ended up meeting Dominic. Dominic is the perfect nurse for when you get ill. These two are just so damn sweet. Dominic is in fact Angel’s nurse and so much more.

This was a cute little story that did intrigue me. I have not ever read a story that involved mermen so it was a different type of story, plus cancer added in made it intriguing. It was so damn short that all I got was a taste. I would love for Devon to expand it with more details and history. It would be a book that I would purchase that is for sure.

Overall

I definitely would go to this bar. It looks interesting and sounds perfect. It invites humans and paranormals for a drink. I had a great time with it and look forward to reading more by these amazing authors. I had a blast with this book and would definitely recommend it.

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