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Unicorn Bait (Unicorn Bait #1)

3.69  ·  Rating Details ·  1,052 Ratings  ·  127 Reviews
This is alternate cover edition for ASIN B004UWU9IM.

Naomi accidentally goes to another planet thanks to a unicorn horn. Unfortunately, the horn doesn't come with her, and she doesn't know any other way back home, but that's not her biggest problem. That would be her brand new husband, and he's kind of scary. Her only hope is a crazy witch who knows something about catching
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published December 7th 2013 by Amazon Digital Services (first published March 24th 2011)
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Penelope Fletcher
Aw. Seriously. Aw. This was such a cute book I could just cuddle it.

The lead male is a feared warlord who reminded me of Darth Vader (that is how I pictured him in my head, full face mask, billowing cape, and all). Grumpy and mean, his name is Tavik, and he decides Lady Naomi is to be his wife. So he brands her with his symbol declaring her well and truly conquered. Naturally, he falls for her and as you learn more about him you see he’s really just a big old softie inside who needs his face to
Aug 08, 2011 E.rai rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I stumbled onto this book while browsing for a free read on Kindle. The premise is simple. Naomi pricks her finger on what she thinks is a fake unicorn horn. Of course its not, & she gets transported to a different world.

Things get interesting after that. She's forced to get married after being bamboozled by a witch. Her new husband is no prince charming. Naomi of course, begins to scheme to get home.

I really enjoyed this one. It was well written. The heroine is cute but not TSTL. The hero
Dec 04, 2011 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I HAD to download this one since it had a unicorn on the cover. Yes, I was one of those totally lost little girls who had unicorns on her bedspread (it was a canopy) and every cheap unicorn figurine I could get my hands on. My love of fantasy and paranormal started early and not with the best of sensibilities (giggle.)

So when I started this book I really thought it was going to be a cutesy wootsey little unicorn story. BOY WAS I WRONG! This is a great fantasy book cover wrapped around a very adu
Kami Dodson-Perry
This story was defiantly on the scale of different, original, creative & entertaining. Noami is the main character & is teleported to another planet. There she is taken against her will & made to marry Tavik. Tavik is a Lord amongst his people but is greatly feared with good reason. Noami is terrified by him & the demon mask he wears 24/7. She makes friends with a mouse (yes a mouse, haha) that can talk & leads her to someone who can help, a witch named Agatha. Agatha is ...more
Tabitha Ormiston-Smith
This wonderful, wonderful book is a must read for all fantasy lovers. It will become a classic.

The work's presentation is slightly blemished by a number of the kind of errors normally made only by illiterates; "you're" instead of "your" and things of that kind. However there is nothing even remotely illiterate about the writing, which flows beautifully, redolent with high drama, delicate humour and everything in between. There is romance without pornography, talking animals without Disney vomiti
Feb 17, 2013 Yaz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-ebooks
Unicorn Bait is one of the surprisingly good gems occasionally found on Amazon and free too. Fun, original fantasy and not as fluffy as you would expect - it is an adult book and deals with adult content.

Naomi is transported to another world by a unicorn horn, to a world where magic abounds. Soon after arriving she is tricked into marrying by a witch and her new husband is not only arrogant, but a feared warlord.

Naomi is determined to find the witch who tricked her and her way back home, by hoo
Aug 11, 2015 Rachael rated it really liked it
Naomi is accidentally transported to another world via unicorn's horn. She lands in the middle of a raid and the old woman she meets convinces Naomi that the only way to save her own life is to pretend to be the lady of the castle, also named Naomi, who has disappeared. Little does Naomi know that the mark of a successful raid is for the invading leader to marry the lady of the castle. Now Naomi is stuck in a crazy world with a mysterious, scary husband who never allows anyone to see his face. ...more
Feb 03, 2012 Darlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Yvensong, S. Michele, Tom, Cheryl in CC NV, Chris
Recommended to Darlene by: S. A. Hunter
I feel lousy. Yeah, I gave the novel five stars. But at two o'clock I was only 80% finished and I couldn't leave the characters in such precarious positions. Usually, 20% from the end means less than a half an hour. But this was a fuller novel than those I have been reading lately.

There will be no spoiler alert as I don't want to give anything away. My tags tell too much: fantasy, kindle, magick, read, sci-fi, unicorns, young-adult. I can say that hard-core sci-fi fans may be disappointed. Not a
If I could, I'd rate this 3 & 1/2 stars. Maybe even 3 & 3/4.

I'm not going to lie, Naomi Tailor (is it Taylor? Tailor? Tailer? There was at least two different spellings of her last name in there - so, anyone's guess, really) got on my nerves a bit. I'm not sure why. Sometimes a character just rubs you wrong and Naomi was that girl for me.

On the other hand? The rest of the cast of characters? BRAVO. Mr. Squibbles, a talking mouse who's a hoot, deserves 5 stars & a standing ovation. Se
Jun 20, 2011 Susie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The plot was original and interesting, with a few little twists. The creatures the author created for this world made me laugh. Very clever. I also didn't have a hard time with her bring branded like some other reviewers, or falling in love with a man you might assume to be "evil." Yes, it was weird that she disappeared and no one really cared, but you've suspended your belief in unicorn horns, so why not family relationships?

Although it description states that they agree not to have sex, the b
I'm usually more than a bit wary of free downloads so imagine my surprise by how much I enjoyed this book! It starts off a bit abruptly. There's very little lead up before Naomi is thrust into this parallel world and running for her life. Though I felt she could have done it a bit less abruptly, in the grand scheme of things, I didn't mind. I like a book that gets right to the action without a whole lot of unnecessary build up. There was humor, adventure, romance, some silliness but all in all I ...more
Jul 19, 2011 Kelsey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
For some reason, I really enjoyed this book. I stayed up until four in the morning to finish it, and read it all in one go. Add in the fact that I got this for free on my Kindle, and it's really a no-brainer. In the first chapter when nearly every sentence started with "she" I thought reading it would be like pulling teeth, but the story soon sucked me in. Definitely recommend it!
Christina West
Oct 27, 2012 Christina West rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book is hard to define. Fantasy, romance, sci-fi, comedy... I loved the idea of this story, and the writing was fantastic. The only downfalls were that I wish there were more happening between the two primary characters to make them fall in love. And I obviously wish they had gone a little farther with the kinky scenes. It was quite the tease. Overall it was a fun read.
Jan 08, 2012 Stevie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The plot was ok, but not spectacular. But two things really bothered me about this book:
1. Content - there was too much explicit content - language, etc - for my liking.
2. All of the grammatical errors and typos left me wondering - was this book ever proofread?
This was fairly well written and entertaining, given its free book status, but there was a rather adult scene towards the beginning that threw me off, as well as some language. There are better books out there.
Nadin Boegelsack
Sep 21, 2014 Nadin Boegelsack rated it it was ok
It's a nice enough book overall. I honestly thought I'd enjoy it more, but it's too longwinded in the beginning, I couldn't really warm up to the protagonist and I absolutely hated the fact that the word 'Feminazi' was used.
I absolutely loved this story. And it was free! I found the plot to be fresh and interesting, the characters original, and I find myself longing to read it again.
Sierra Randall
Jul 12, 2011 Sierra Randall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After the first rather awkward scene, this book was really good.
Naomi Taylor accidentally pricks her finger with a REAL unicorn horn. It was enough to transport her to a war-inflicted planet. There she is forced to marry (or die) Lord Tavik, definitely not the E.T. stereotype alien but more of the barbaric type. The strange planet is magical-- with witches, gods, creatures, talking animals, unicorns, and what not. Naomi is desperately seeking a way home, but she sort of develops the Stockholm syndrome. She is torn between staying and leaving.

Jan 18, 2012 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, 2012-reads
I'm usually a person who judges a book by its cover and I hated this cover so I didn't care to read the book, but one of my friends told me to give it a try because it isn't half ass bad and its free so reluctantly I got it and since I had nothing else to read at the time I read it and I have to say my friend was right it isn't half ass bad. I was attracted to Tavik even though half the time he wore a helmet and was a barbarian (lol) but he had a sweet side which left me wanting more and it even ...more
J. Else
I'd give it 3.5 if I could, so I stuck with 3 instead.

I did not get the title at first until I looked it up in the Urban Dictionary: “References an innocent virgin, usually a girl, or a sissy guy, in that in folklore, a unicorn will only let a virginal maiden ride them.”

Talk about a jump start into the story. You have no time to get to know the character before you’re thrust into the world. I wished the flashbacks would have been pieced in the beginning before Naomi pricked her finger. That way
Jan 28, 2012 Rebekah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, unicorns-3
Summary Naomi has come across a unicorn while going through her grandfather's things. In an attempt to clean it she accidently transports herself to another world where there is a battle going on. A witch finds her and says she will help...But Naomi had no idea her definition of help really meant husband and boy is Naomi pissed. Left by the angry with and stuck with her scary husband she has to find a way back home. Her only way to do that is to find the very things that brought her here... Unic ...more
Jun 13, 2012 Lyuba rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I quite enjoyed this book and the only reason I give 4 stars is because the writing felt off for me. Too many "she" and "he" and pretty soon I was lost as to whom the author was talking about. I was also annoyed at all the injuries that Naomi got which seemed to disappear and magically not bother her anymore. Hello, branding on the arm anyone? Isn't it the type of thing that might get infected or at least hurt for a while? Yet there were no mentions of bandages or ointments or any hurting at ...more
Oct 05, 2016 Sasha rated it really liked it
Hilarious and refreshing, though the writing was occasionally unpolished.

Minor spoilers ahead.

Here's why you should read Unicorn Bait:
In this book, a scary, badass warrior who goes around killing people in a mask, gets kidnapped because he's a virgin. Let me repeat that in case it didn't sink in; he gets kidnapped because he's a virgin. If that doesn't convince you to read the book, I don't know what will.

I particularly enjoyed the fact that while the hero was a virgin, the heroine wasn't. It
Mar 12, 2013 Anastasia. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

My thoughts on the book:
Awesome, it had the good type of action and fantasy for a book like this, also romance and of course, comedy. I'm gonna show you a part that was HILARIOUS!!!!!

"When he was done with the second crumb, she flicked a couple more onto the floor, but she didn't flick these as far this time. The mouse, growing extremely bold, ran to the next couple of crumbs, and greedily gobbled them up. He was now less than a yard away from her feet. She finally made her move. She jumped from
Mar 13, 2012 Mary rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well, it was a free amazon ebook, and I figured I had nothing to lose. I forget however that there is always time...

I haven't skimmed through a book in a very, very long time, but after about the first 25-20% of the book I just couldn't take it anymore. I was curious where things would go, as I'll admit the idea of the story was kind of intriguing, but the tedious meandering background thoughts and reasoning was driving me crazy. I finished the book by skipping most things that weren't actual di
Apr 15, 2012 Fran rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy-romance
I thought this was pretty cute, and definitely one of the better kindle free reads I've found. The main character is realistic (she's a modern girl, complete with swearing). When she's on the other planet promised in the book description, however, the characters kind off shake off her modern speaking style, and they even seem to understand it to some degree. I found this a bit suspicious, but it didn't really effect the overall enjoyment level. The book could have been longer to flesh out the ...more
Jan 24, 2014 Amy rated it really liked it
Shelves: demons, free-ebook
I was on a time travel binge and found this freebie on Amazon.

It's a lovely story that reminded me of Hayao Miyazaki's movies. The mysterious brute who insisted on never removing his helmet, the kooky old witch whose allegiance and intentions weren't entirely clear until you finally connected the dots, the helpful and kind housekeeper, the talking rat, the flying house! If it weren't for the fact that Hayao Miyazaki already did flying houses a la Howl's Moving Castle and Castle in the Sky, I wou
Jan 07, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At first, I was hesitant about getting this book. On Amazon it was available for kindle for free, which worried me. Most of the free books I have read made me glad that I didn't pay any money for them when I was finished reading. This book, however, was a pleasant surprise. It was a good mix of adventure, humor, and romance. I thought all of the characters were interesting and quirky. I especially liked Mr. Squibbles. The plot was good and so was the story idea. I haven't read many books with ...more
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S.A. Hunter lives in Virginia and works in a library. She is the author of the YA series Scary Mary as well as other fantasy novels. Visit her online at or email her
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