Unconventional in San Diego Anthology


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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? addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16 A-nony-mouseTAG

‘Fate’s Bridge’ by Carol Lynne

In Fate’s Bridge, Roman, a vampire finds the man he loved two hundred years ago reborn in another’s body. From there on out, he makes mistakes. And those mistakes bothered me. There wasn’t much logic behind his mistake – at first there was, but as the story went on and I learned what was behind the original promise given, the reason no longer made sense. Plus, the ménage that grew seemed more forced than natural.

3 stars

 

‘Coming in Third’ by Amber Kell

Okay, I liked this story better than the first. It plotted well and the twists and turns made sense. And even the surprising ending was perfect. And it was in this story that I began to hope for Angel…who got his own story at the end of the anthology – YAY for Angel.

I would like to know more about the lion shifters, how they got together, etc, because they fascinated me and I found Niall the fae very likable. However, considering the abuse heaped on him by his mother for so many years, that man’s got therapy to spare coming.

4 stars

 

‘The Unicorn Said Yes’ by T.A. Chase

Okay, I loved this story. Maybe it was because the lead character was a unicorn – I’m willing to admit that. But Chase caught me good. I was half way through before I realized the author had not just pulled the wool over Ivan’s eyes but mine as well. Well done! And the ending actually made me worried that somehow these two would not get their HEA.

5 stars

 

‘Blood on the Moon’ by Jambrea Jo Jones

The writing was good, the story interesting, but there were certain ‘facts’ placed down that made little sense. For instance, Montague’s insistence on wearing certain clothes. I want to know why he was that way. What made him have to appear to be someone he wasn’t?

However, I LOVED that the story started off right after part of the previous story – it gave a wonderful sense of continuity to the set. Monty (yeah, he hates the nickname, but I couldn’t resist) was sweet and Kishar was wonderful – who knew an incubus could be such a good guy? I loved Monty’s coven and how the author painted them. It would have been so easy for Jones to paint them as angry after the crux of the plot took place, but the route taken instead was so much better.

4 stars

 

‘A Sliver of Sunset’ by Devon Rhodes

This is Angel’s story and it’s a bit heartbreaking. A paranormal who shouldn’t be sick diagnosed with an advanced form of leukemia was shocking enough without having to ‘see’ him go through treatment, especially right after meeting Dominic. I loved the way Rhodes handled their attachment. It happened even with Angel’s body not quite working right. I do wish we could have heard more about the water and about the other paranormal who came down with the same thing, but it was a short story. Plus, it dealt with a merman shifter…how cool is that?

4 stars

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