We are a FREE promotional company for authors by authors! We do all the work to get your books to new readers.


Friday, January 22, 2016


Things to Remember!

- All books WERE free at time of posting.

- Check BEFORE you One-Click.

 - The Black Unicorn Company is NOT

responsible if you don't check first.

- Show LOVE by posting a review. 

STONE GUARDIAN by Danielle Monsch
HOSTILE by Leila Haven
ETHEREAL by Addison Moore
THUNDER by Bonnie S. Calhoun
FIERCE by Rosalind James
UNDESCRIBABLE by Shantel Tessier
SHADES OF PEARL by Arianne Richmonde
KISS OF FIRE by Rebecca Ethington
THIEF by C. L. Stone
TRANSLUCENT by Erin Noelle
CALL ME CAT by Alex Lux
THE OBITUARY SOCIETY by Jessica L. Randall
RUNES by Ednah Walters
ZACK by Cheyenne McCray
PLAY WITH ME by Anna Katmore

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Monday, January 18, 2016

[#GIVEAWAY] Signed Paperback, Bookmarks, Candles, Ebooks, & More!

Signed Paperback, Bookmarks, Candles, Ebooks, & More!



 If you're a follower of our newsletter, then you got our newsletter last month regarding our changes. If you're not following, go ahead and do so by clicking HERE

If you missed it, here's last week's newsletter.




Yikes! I used the scary C word. I have a friend who physically cringes every time CHANGE is mentioned. I hope we don't have anyone like that in the group. lol. Nevertheless, you can rest easy. These are good changes.

You might have noticed that we don't have a giveaway or promotion this week. This is because of the sheer volume of requests we get on a daily bases. Our one man operation can no longer be manned by a single person. Because of this, we have hired on some help. While the ropes are being learned and gears are tweaked, we will be temporarily down. Don't worry, it will only be for this single week. We will be up and running again for the next round. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we go through some growing pains and balance out.

That said, we are still looking for fun, book enthusiast who want to help share their love of reading. If you're interested in joining the team, email us at:

What we're looking for:


We have literally over a hundred authors seeking honest reviews. Our Masterlist is incredible. Books of all genres just waiting to be loved. But also, if you have recently read a book you really loved and want your review (and the book) shared, we would love to do that as well.


Help us by becoming a messenger of words. Help us share the giveaways, the authors, and the books. Each person will get a package of premade kits to share throughout the week.


Unfortunately, there is only room for one of these at this time. This person would have to be familiar with the ins and outs of the book world. Should be able to speak fluent book-talk. Have a reasonably good nose for business and function independently.


We are already working with Airicka's Mystical Creations on all graphic needs, but occasionally, we might need a backup to pick up the slack.

If you are or if you know someone you think would be perfect for the jobs mentioned above, let them know. Have them (or you) email us TheBlackUnicornCo@gmail.com

Thank for your understanding and we cannot wait to keep sharing the love with you! 


 But we're back now and excited to get these wheels turning once more. So, without further ado...



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, January 8, 2016


Things to Remember!

- All books WERE free at time of posting.

- Check BEFORE you One-Click.

 - The Black Unicorn Company is NOT

responsible if you don't check first.

- Show LOVE by posting a review. 

STUBBORN LOVE by Wendy Owens
SILENCE by Natasha Preston
PICTURE PERFECT by Alessandra Thomas
AFTER THE ENDING by Lindsey Fairleigh
RETURN by Meli Raine
FEARLESS by Devon Hartford
RUMOR HAS IT by Elisabeth Grace
NEVER NEVER by Colleen Hoover
BURNT by Bella Love-Wins
A DEMON'S PROMISE by Kristie Cook
AT ANY PRICE by Brenna Aubrey
CONSUMED by Skyla Madi
SISTERS IN LOVE by Melissa Foster
STALK ME by Jillian Dodd
KATRINA by  Elizabeth Loraine
REAP by Casey Bond
FALLING INTO YOU by Jasinda Wilder
LET IT BE ME by Barbara Speak


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, January 3, 2016

[#GIVEAWAY] $45 in Amazon Gift Cards, eBooks, & More!


May Your Bookshelf Be Ever Brimming.

We hope you and your loved ones had a wonderful start to what we hope to be an amazing twelve months to come. We have an exciting line up of new books and authors coming your way. As well as some delicious new prizes. Please take a few minutes to check out our authors and thank them for helping make all this possible!


by Airicka Phoenix


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, January 2, 2016

#REVIEW — Hawthorne & Heathcliff



REVIEW — Hawthorne & Heathcliff


R.K. Ryals has always been one of my favorite people. She's sweet and such a talented author. But it was the tagline for this book that caught my attention.

I'm ashamed to admit that I'd never read anything by this incredible author in the past, but OMG, this story made me want to track her down, tin of cookies in tow, prepared to beg her for more.  Everything about this  story had my emotions on
hyperdrive, which probably sounds strange considering it's a contemporary. Not a single action scene in sight. But you will want to keep a box of Kleenex in hand because this book will emotionally slaughter you.

This is a book about about a girl named Hawthorne who has lost her family and no, I don't mean she misplaced them or that they died in some tragic accident. No, no. They will make you want to track them down and boot kick them in the throat. She's raised by her uncle who is hands down my favorite fictional character ... EVER, which is why I stopped mid read to message the author and yell at her for what she does to him <evil death glare>.

Moving on.

Our hero is Heathcliff. A strange, quiet boy who takes an immediate liking to our shy, quiet heroine. Unlike Hawthorne, Heathcliff has a family, but they're the type of family who has already mapped out his entire future for him. Of course they mean well, but still.

Now the story takes us on a ten year journey through our character's lives. We get to see them grow from innocent children trying to find their way to independent and confident adults. It's a beautiful and heartbreaking tale.

The thing I loved most was how deeply I felt for these two. I felt Hawthorne's pain and her loneliness, and Heathcliff's need to find himself. It was all there. What I didn't like, the only reason this book did not get a solid five stars, was (SPOILER!) when Healthcliff went in search of himself and winds up with another woman. Meanwhile, Hawthorne stayed in their small town and waited for him, then accepted Healthcliff back like nothing happened when he leaves her multiple times and returns with another woman in tow. I understand completely that it happens in real life. Two people separate and find more than one love in their life, but I just didn't like that Clare (Hawthorne) let him back each time without question.

Otherwise than that, absolutely loved everything else about this book. It's a book hangover you do no want to miss.

Overall: 4.5 Unicorns



R.K. Ryals is the author of emotional and gripping young adult and new adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance, and fantasy. With a strong passion for charity and literacy, she works as a full time writer encouraging people to "share the love of reading one book at a time." An avid animal lover and self-proclaimed coffee-holic, R.K. Ryals was born in Jackson, Mississippi and makes her home in the Southern U.S. with her husband, her three daughters, a rescue dog named Oscar the Grouch, A Shitzsu named Tinkerbell, an OCD cat, and a coffee pot she honestly couldn't live without. Should she ever become the owner of a fire-breathing dragon (tame of course), her life would be complete.

Contact her on twitter at @RKRyals, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RKRyals or online at http://www.authorrkryals.com

Friday, January 1, 2016


Things to Remember!

- All books WERE free at time of posting.
- Check BEFORE you One-Click.
 - The Black Unicorn Company is NOT
responsible if you don't check first.
- Show LOVE by posting a review. 

Can there be too many pieces to piece back together?

This is a question Keira faces every day. It’s impossible for her to go anywhere unaccompanied by her cousin, the only person who knows what happened on that horrific night a year ago. The guilt and pain weigh her down every day. Unwilling to open up to anyone and give someone a chance, she lives in solitude.

For her, that’s the only way to live.

Liam struggles with his own demons. After losing someone who means the world to him, he combats his anger and pain on a daily basis. He dives into violence and sex, losing himself more and more. But as soon as he meets Keira, he recognizes the same pain he suffers every day. And he pursues her, wanting to connect to someone who understands.

Keira can’t put herself back together, and neither can Liam. But can they do it together? 

UNBREAKABLE by Abby Reynolds

 Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she's only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.

Preferably him.

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he's a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn't enough...or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery--and repel the drama--Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month.

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month. 



What good is running AWAY when you only end up lost?

Cassandra Pierce had her whole "perfect" life planned out by her parents. One night of pure weakness and lust has her running away from it all and seeking refuge in Alamosa with her best friend. But it seems life has other plans for her when she finds herself lost in the small town of Keaton.

Jason Bradley is a charming country guy. He lives a simple life that’s nothing like what Cassandra is used to. A single moment in life changed everything he thought he once knew, leaving him with a broken heart and an unplanned future.

What happens in Keaton is nothing Cassandra or her heart could have ever prepared for. The instant connection she shares with Jason is no secret, but what they're keeping hidden from one another is. Will these two be able to find a way to trust each other or will their secrets tear them apart?


AWAY by B.A. Wolfe


I didn’t believe in love at first sight, until I first saw Lucas Kade.

I was giving swimming lessons to children when I first saw him. Turns out one of the kids was Lucas’s little brother. So, I’d be seeing a lot more of Lucas. And that was just fine with me.

I had a lot going on—a freshman at an elite college, first time away from home, and, oh yeah, roommates with a girl I’d been sent to spy on. I wasn’t exactly looking for anything exclusive. Something casual, though, would be great.

But there was nothing casual about my feelings for Lucas.

He was a townie, hiding a secret, and I knew better than to get involved. I was always the sensible one, the peacekeeper.

Before I knew it…I was In Too Deep.


IN TOO DEEP by Mara Jacobs


For twenty-one year-old Gemma, life has never been normal. She knows nothing about her past and has been haunted by the same monsters in her nightmares for the last few months. Unemotional and numb to life, she feels disconnected from everyone. Until the very first day she cries. After that, nothing in her life is the same.
Her emotions slowly surface and she starts experiencing love, happiness, and anger, feelings she never knew existed. But they leave her confused and she doesn’t know whether to embrace them or run away from them.
Her life only gets more complicated when she meets Alex. Sexy, arrogant, and secretive, Alex can get under Gemma’s skin like no one can. Yet she’s drawn to him by an invisible connection she has no control over. She’s also seen him before. In her nightmares.
Every part of Gemma’s mind is screaming at her to stay away from Alex, but every other part of her is begging to get close to him. But the closer she gets, the more she realizes Alex knows more about her than he originally let on.
As secrets about her past unravel, Gemma’s life becomes threatened. She needs to figure out what’s going on, before she winds up dead. But the only person she can turn to for answers is the one person she isn’t sure she can trust.

SHATTERED PROMISES by Jessica Sorensen


When a knee injury ends twenty-year-old Quinn Rowland’s pro tennis career, he’s not only dumped by his hot Russian girlfriend but ordered to attend college by his disinterested billionaire father. A rich kid who’s not used to being disappointed by life, Quinn and his sociopathic half-brother Sebastian create a frat house game intended to treat girls how they see them—as simple game pieces to be manipulated for their pleasure.

College sophomore Emilie Swanson knows Quinn’s reputation—after all, he did send one of her sorority sisters into therapy earlier in the semester—but the game and his charm bring them closer together and soon she starts to believe there’s more to Quinn than people think.

But what if the more is something darker than a game of toying with emotions and breaking hearts?

Quinn and Emilie might be falling for each other, but there are secrets he’s not ready to tell—and lifestyle changes he’s reluctant to make. She willingly stepped on the court, but if Emilie finds out she started out as nothing as a pawn in Quinn and Sebastian’s twisted game, she might never forgive him.

To his surprise, Quinn finds that he might finally care about someone more than he cares about himself…even if that means letting Emilie walk away for good.

BROKEN AT LOVE by Lyla Payne


Paralyzed by the past and terrified of the future, Tabitha Kelly is broken.

After a public sex scandal at her college, Tabby moves to a new city with a new school, convinced she can start over. But she soon realizes the changes are not enough. Tabby must take action to help her heal and move on from the past.
And though it sounds crazy, she believes a one-night stand is the best way to take back what’s hers. If she can choose where, when, and most importantly, who … maybe she can regain control.
First, she needs a willing participant.

She finds more than that when she meets Noah Adler.

Unfortunately, she can’t go through with it. And when she tries to forget about the plan—and the guy—it becomes impossible.

Noah quickly weaves his way into her new life and her heart. But as he comes dangerously close to discovering her secret, Tabby’s at risk of losing it all.

BEFORE YOU GO by Clare James


Kidnapped. Taken to a private island.
I never thought this could happen to me. I never imagined one chance meeting on the eve of my eighteenth birthday could change my life so completely.
Now I belong to him. To Julian. To a man who is as ruthless as he is beautiful – a man whose touch makes me burn. A man whose tenderness I find more devastating than his cruelty.
My captor is an enigma. I don’t know who he is or why he took me. There is a darkness inside him – a darkness that scares me even as it draws me in.
My name is Nora Leston, and this is my story.

WARNING: This is NOT a traditional romance. It contains disturbing subject matter, including themes of questionable consent and Stockholm Syndrome, as well as graphic sexual content. This is a work of fiction intended for a mature, 18+ audience only. The author neither endorses nor condones this type of behavior.

TWISTED ME by Anna Zaires


Years before Trip Wiley could be seen on movie screens all over the world, he could be seen sitting in the desk behind me in my high school English class.

This was back in 1990, and I cite the year only to avoid dumbfounding you when references to big hair or stretch pants are mentioned. Although, come to think of it, I am from New Jersey, which may serve as explanation enough. We were teenagers then, way back in a time before anyone could even dream he’d turn into the Hollywood commodity that he is today.

In case you live under a rock and don't know who Trip Wiley is, just know that these days, he’s the actor found at the top of every casting director’s wish list. He’s incredibly talented and insanely gorgeous, the combination of which has made him very rich, very famous and very desirable.

And not just to casting directors, either.

I can’t confirm any of the gossip from his early years out in Tinseltown, but based on what I knew of his life before he was famous, I can tell you that the idea of Girls-Throwing-Themselves-At-Trip is not a new concept.

I should know. I was one of them.

And my life hasn’t been the same since.



When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.

Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.

As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.

CHOOSING YOU by Allie Everhart


Can a Playboy Prince ever be tamed?

When Lola Franklin decided to study abroad she never anticipated embarking on a whirlwind weekend romance with a hot guy before classes started.

And she certainly never counted on the hot guy being her new professor. Or a Prince. Or the biggest asshole she had ever met.

Xavier Van Romerius is the playboy Prince of Europe and he loves his life. He doesn’t do relationships, and never wants to get married. But when he see’s Lola Franklin flirting with his little brother Casper, he realizes that maybe he needs to rethink his ideas about love before the wrong Prince gets the girl.



Her brother's best friend. A list. A love story.

After ending a horrible, scarring relationship, Vivian embraces her freedom by making a sexual bucket list. When her brother's best friend, Liam, finds it, sparks fly and hearts open.

Can Vivian heal one steamy encounter at a time?

VIVAN'S LIST by Haleigh Lovell


He told me to say when, but I can’t. Not with Andrés. It’s so hard to say anything when he’s trailing feather soft kisses down my neck, or when his touch sends hot currents of lust rippling across my skin.

Then there’s the way he smiles and offers soft words of encouragement when I’m creating art, almost like he believes I have talent.

He’s not like any guy I’ve ever met. Not like my ex-fiancé. Not like my father. He’s got me thinking that maybe we can have something more. More than just lust, degradation, and abuse.

And now I’m scared, because that means I’ll have to trust him with more than just my body, but with my heart, too.
Christina Duval

SSAY WHEN by Tara West


What would happen if you lost everything? If the people who were supposed to love you unconditionally were no longer there for you, how would your world change?

Madeleine Becker lost everything when her parents died when she was ten years old. Ripped from her home and everything that she has ever loved, she is forced to start all over again. The only way for her to move on is to build walls around her heart and keep everyone at a safe distance. Her logic: she can't get hurt if she doesn't fall in love.

That theory is blown to pieces when she meets Reid Connely during her freshman year at college. He is gorgeous and darkly mysterious. He understands Maddy's pain all too well, but sharing his pain would mean breaking down the walls he put up around his own heart. Conflicted between loving Maddy and hiding his dark past, Reid starts to reevaluate his world. Maddy's inner strength, snarky personality and breath taking beauty help Reid to make peace with his past.

Together they find out what happens when they let love in.

LET LOVE IN by Melissa Collins


How hard do you have to shake the family tree to find the truth about the past?
Fifteen year-old Rae Kerrigan never really knew her family's history. Her mother and father died when she was young and it is only when she accepts a scholarship to the prestigious Guilder Boarding School in England that a mysterious family secret is revealed.
Will the sins of the father be the sins of the daughter?
As Rae struggles with new friends, a new school and a star-struck forbidden love, she must also face the ultimate challenge: receive a tattoo on her sixteenth birthday with specific powers that may bind her to an unspeakable darkness. It's up to Rae to undo the dark evil in her family's past and have a ray of hope for her future.

Like most teenagers, Rouge is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to be. With little knowledge about her past, she has questions but has never tried to find the answers. Everything changes when she befriends a strangely intoxicating family. Siblings Grace and Michael, appear to have secrets which seem connected to Rouge. Her hunch is confirmed when a horrible incident occurs at an outdoor party. Rouge may be the only one who can find the answer.
An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others.
All secrets have a cost and Rouge’s determination to find the truth can only lead to trouble…or something even more sinister.

What happens when you fall for the one you are forbidden to love?
Erebus is a bit of a lost soul. He's a guy so he should be out to have fun but unlike the rest of his kind, he is solemn and withdrawn. That is, until he meets Aurora, a law student at Cornell University. His entire world is shaken. Feelings he's never had and urges he’s never understood take over. These strange longings drive him to question everything about himself.
When a jealous ex stalks back into his life, he must decide if he is willing to risk everything to be with Aurora. His desire for her could destroy her, or worse, erase his own existence forever.

Everyone needs to be a hero at one point in their life.
The small town of Elliot Lake will never be the same again.
Caught in a sudden thunderstorm, Zoe, a high school senior from Elliot Lake, and five of her friends take shelter in an abandoned uranium mine. Over the next few days, Zoe’s hearing sharpens drastically, beyond what any normal human being can detect. She tells her friends, only to learn that four others have an increased sense as well. Only Kieran, the new boy from Scotland, wasn’t affected.
Their senses develop into stronger, supernatural powers. Fashioning themselves into superheroes, the group tries to stop the strange occurrences happening in their little town. Muggings, break-ins, disappearances, and murder begin to hit too close to home. It leads the team to think someone knows about their secret – someone who wants them all dead.
An incredulous group of heroes. A traitor in their midst. Some dreams are written in blood.

What if courage was your only option?
When Kallie lands a college interview with the city’s new hot-shot police officer she has no idea everything in her life is about to change



When destiny fails...

Singer-songwriter Lucy Moore thought her life was perfect. At just twenty-one, she's already met her soul mate and together they've landed a recording contract. But when her father dies and the love of her life betrays her in more ways than one, she returns home to pick up the pieces. On the shores of Mendocino, California, Lucy has some decisions to make. Should she start a solo career? Or should she leave it all behind for some semblance of normalcy in the quiet town she grew up in? And what about Seth, the tortured artist who always seems to be there when she needs him?

Seth Keenan has demons of his own. Eighteen months ago, he was involved in a horrific accident that he never talks about. His career as an accomplished oil-paint artist has been abandoned, replaced by the buzz of his tattoo gun. And women--well, he never sticks around for longer than a few hours of pleasure... until he meets Lucy. After one evening of listening to her seductive voice, he's pulled under. But what about the vow he made to never get close to anyone again?

In a world where everyone has one true soul mate, can these two find love in the arms of each other?



Both on the verge of fame. A ballerina who lies. A baseball player who believes her. Well, the truth changes everything.

Tally Landon just wants to escape her tragic story if just for one night. She doesn't count on meeting Lincoln Presley, Stanford's baseball wonder, but plans to add him to her long list of one-night stands. That's the plan. Lying to him about her age and her name is just a part of her don't-get-emotionally-attached style. She doesn't count on being found out, nor on ever seeing Linc again or falling in love.

Lincoln Presley's life is all mapped out. There is only baseball. With the major leagues circling their favorite prospect with a lucrative offer, he cannot afford to mess up. And, he doesn't; until he meets up with the girl he saved from the burning wreckage on the 101 on Valentine's Day months before. By the time he learns her real name and of all the lies she's told, he's in far too deep to ever really let her go.

When fame and lies tear them apart, one truth remains; and fate, most definitely, has a different set of plans. This much is true.

THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Katherine Owen


This is not your cookie-cutter childhood best friend love story.

We were best friends since as early as I could remember. We grew up together. We were next door neighbors. We shared each other's deepest secrets. When I was thirteen, we made a pact: if we were still single by the time we were 30, we'd marry each other.

Today was my thirtieth birthday. I was single. I knew he was single too.

But we were no longer best friends, and a part of me knew that he hated me.



Simon and Kara are back!

Kara Hudson has been married to her billionaire husband, Simon, for over two years, and she loves him even more desperately than she did when they first married. Unfortunately, there was a distance growing between the two of them, and the passion between them wasn’t flaring as red-hot as it used to burn. Was it possible that Simon wasn’t as crazy in love with her as he used to be, or did their problems go much deeper than that?

Simon Hudson loves his wife and his infant daughter so much it hurts. And he was getting tired of holding back his emotions from his worn-out, exhausted wife who had seen their baby girl through her first year and a half of life without complaint.

Will their differences and emotional distance tear the two of them apart? Or will a precious gift from Santa help them heal their misunderstandings and have the merriest Christmas they’ve ever had?



Lauren had been raised to not be afraid of anything, and she lived by that code, that is until her dad died and left everything in her hands. Now she’s not only in charge of her two younger sisters, but she’s running a full-blown Texas ranch. Caring for a thousand‑acre ranch has its ups and downs, physically, mentally, and financially. All she is looking for is a little break. What she doesn't have time for is someone who will only complicate her life further.

Chase is back in his hometown. Helping his dad with his veterinary practice is high on his list. So is being with the lovely Lauren West. Years ago, he found a unique way to bind them together. Now all he has to do is prove to her that he’s the right man to spend the rest of her life with.

LOVING LAUREN by Jill Sanders


a Rafflecopter giveaway