How Not to Poach a Unicorn

This is, by far, one of the finest novels I have ever read. It is witty, well paced, clever and captivating. Also… I may have written it. Yes, this is shameless self promotion, but I really do think it’s worth a read.

My first published novel, How Not to Poach a Unicorn, is now available in eBook format on Kindle and Kobo. It’s a fun fantastical adventure and it’s brilliant. Here’s the summary:

An unlikely band, brought together through a daring escape from a wizard’s dungeon, is forced on a continent spanning race to save two kingdoms from mutual annihilation. Their every step is hounded by mages, thieves and monsters. Every turn reveals a new enemy and every answered question spawns several more.

Curious but hesitant? How about this? The first three commenters that ask nicely can have a copy. Just ask and I will send it to you via Kindle or Kobo, your choice.

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Ryan Consell is a skeptical artist, tap-dancing armorer, juggling scientist, rock-climbing writer, sword-fighting math teacher, uni-cycling gamer, fire-spinning academic and devout nerd. He has a Masters in Applied science, most of a bachelors in Fine Arts, and a very short attention span. He is the author of How Not to Poach a Unicorn and half of the masochistic comedy duo that is Creative Dissonance. Follow him on Twitter @StudentofWhim


  1. July 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

    It sounds delightful! I’d love a copy but have neither kindle nor kobo, do they have readers that let you read it on a pc or iPhone?

  2. July 19, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Oooh! Me! Me! (kindle please)

  3. July 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Not sure if that counts as asking nicely. Pretty please?

  4. July 19, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Ooh, may I please have one? Kobo flavor, please. With sprinkles.

  5. July 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats Ryan! Can’t wait to read it! I’m a Kobo user. Please?

  6. July 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    @Ashlyn- The Kobo version is a DRM-free ePub file, so any PC or smartphone app that can read that (which is most of them) should be able to handle it.

  7. July 19, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Well that was fast.
    Congratulations Carrie, Peranting, MarlowePl, I will be in contact to make sure it gets sent to the right place.

    Ashlyn, sorry but you were minutes behind peranting. To anwer your question, both Kindle and Kobo have iPhone and PC apps where you can download and read ebooks.

    Clearly mine is the first anyone should get, but they have huge libraries including many free titles. Read ebooks, they save trees and increase global cleverness.

  8. July 19, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Well damn. That’s what I get for spending the day debating a Twitter troll–I miss out on a free slice of awesome pie. However, I do not mind in the slightest supporting the author by purchasing his work.

  9. July 19, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    @Devitek That’s how I feel, except about sleep and not Twitter trolls.

    I may also have to purchase this work of fiction. 😀 Books!

  10. July 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    This ‘eBook’ invention the kids keep talking about does absolutely nothing to assuage my dead tree addiction.

    You wrote a book! That’s awesome! Will be checking this out.

  11. July 19, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Thanks for the support, folks.

    @quarksparrow, I understand the fondness for triturated arboreal cuttings. There may be such a version in the future, but I’m sticking to eBook for now.

  12. July 20, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Thanks for the info! 😀

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