Unconventional in San Deigo – Anthology

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.


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.