Tuesday, December 30, 2014

M.R. Mathias - Blood and Royalty is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES M.R. Mathias's New Book: Blood and Royalty

Author M.R. Mathias is an award-winning self-published Fantasy Writer. He is noted for his epic fantasy novels and his prolific social network marketing activity.

Blood and Royalty

Dragoneer Saga Book Six

Author: M.R. Mathias

Barnes and Noble

In this sixth, and final, episode of the Locus Poll nominated, international bestselling, Dragoneer Saga, King Richard, his Nightshade, and the legions of mudged dragons it controls, are coming to take the Mainland throne from the Dragoneers, using powerful teardrops they extracted from the lesser wyrms via torture.

Meanwhile Crimzon, Clover, and 9 year old, Princess Amelia, Zahrellion and Jenka De Swasso's strange daughter, accidentally release something far worse than a sky full of inbred wyrms.

Terror, destruction, and death await the Dragoneers, their dragons, and their children in a gripping conclusion that delivers an end to the saga that will satisfy Dragoneer, Crimzon and Clover, and even The Wardstone Trilogy's fans.

Chapter Eight

When Crystal and Zahrellion left to help Aikira in the Outlands, Clover seized the moment and took Princess Amelia by the hand. With her powerful dragon tear, she teleported them up to Crimzon’s side.

“You’re going with me,” Clover said simply.

“To see the elves?” Amelia asked, stopping Clover cold.

“Yes.” Clover didn’t see the point in lying. “You’re going to stick your hand in a hole in a box, and if the thing inside draws blood, the elves will kill you.”

“They didn’t kill you.”

“The creature didn’t draw my blood.”

“Yes, it did, but Crimzon healed you faster than you could pull your arm out.” The little girl was looking at Clover in a way that unnerved even her.

“I’m going to kill the thing in the box.” Amelia crossed her arms across her chest, her expression as firm as her stance.

Clover felt a chill slide up her spine. At this point in her long life, such a happening wouldn’t surprise her. “Well, I’m not sure what the elves will do to us if you do such a thing.” She helped the child into Crimzon’s saddle and then mounted behind her. “Besides, you don’t even know what is in there.”

“Do you know what’s in there?” Amelia asked.

The genuine curiosity in the little girl’s voice scared Clover. What the over-intelligent nine-year-old said next scared her even more.

“Do you know what my father and mother, and the other Dragoneers born from your own will, will do to you and those elves if you do not return me unharmed?”

“I’m no mystica, girl,” Clover scoffed. “Were I that powerful, I would have willed myself free of that bastard priest’s prison. I spent nearly three centuries in that hell.”

“You are a mystica, Clover,” Amelia said. “Just ask Crimzon. He won’t lie to you.

The Dragoneers are your willborn, but I am more than a mystica, and I will pull that thing out of that box and kill it, if it is the last thing I do.”

“You have a will.” Clover decided she liked the girl’s boldness. “And at least you have one thing right. If you pull that thing out of its binding, it might be the last thing you ever do. Now tell me, lass,” Clover was the one curious now, “how do you know of the elves and all of this?”

“I can read anyone’s thoughts I want to.” Amelia giggled, and gasped as Crimzon lifted into flight and banked away from the castle sharply. “Even the dragons’.”

Hearing this made Crimzon and Clover both shiver.

Author Genre: Fantasy - Magic & Wizards

Website: M.R. Mathias Fantasy Author
Author's Blog: M. R. Mathias Connection Hub
Twitter: @DahgMahn
E-Mail: mrmathiasjr@aol.com
Goodreads: Check Out Goodreads
Facebook: Check Out Facebook
Pinterest: Check Out Pinterest

Author Description: M.R. Mathias rose from unknown to award-winning, best-selling author at a pace most authors can only dream about. He is a prolific writer of epic fantasy novels, novellas, and short stories. Despite his busy writing, publishing, and promotional schedule Mathias continues to aid his fellow indie authors by posting about their books at Twitter and Facebook etc.

He shared his considerable knowledge of self-promotion in publishing The First Ten Steps. The book has become an important indie guide for navigating the often murky waters of using social media sites to get your eBook in front of avid readers.

Mathias has taken cross promotion to a new level in his "Indie Kindy" giveaways where he gives away a FREE Kindle Touch and or Kindle Fire loaded with independently published books. These events create a great deal of interest for the authors involved and to independently published books as a whole.

Author's Book List
Dingo the Dragon Slayer - Master Zarvin's Action and Adventure Series #1
Everyone knows that dwarves mostly live underground. In this tale, a dwarf named Dingo, who guards the opening of one of the air vents that feeds them fresh air, is thrust into a high adventure when he has to leave his post to see what Master Zarvin, a fabled great wizard, has to show him.

It turns out that a dragon wants to nest in the air shaft and it is up to Dingo to stop it. The only problem is, Master Zarvin is on the dragon's side.

Will Dingo become a dragon slayer, or will he get eaten? Or will he do something else that surprises even him? To find out, you'll just have to read it for yourself?

Order the Book From: Amazon
The Fortune's Fortune - Crimzon and Clover VII
What do a handsome henchman, an unlucky duke, and one of the biggest gambling houses in the kingdom of Kar have in common? When Clover, the luckiest girl around, loses and finds out they are cheating the customers, she reminds them all of some age old wisdom: Don't mess with a girl with a dragon!

Order the Book From: Amazon
One Bad Bitch - Crimzon & Clover VI
The ruler of the small kingdom of Mythka has stolen some gold from the dwarven mines Crimzon and Clover watch over for King Amothy. It isn't wise to mess with a girl with a dragon, especially Clover, who decides that a one on one showdown between her and the thief king himself, in his own arena, is the best way to handle things. Don't miss this 25 page short story that is #6 in the Crimzon and Clover Short Story Series.

Order the Book From: Amazon
Rise of the Dragon King - Book Five of the Dragoneer Saga
In this episode of the Dragoneer Saga, the kingdom is beginning to find its roots as trade ships and men travel and barter with the Old World Clover mapped for them all. Banished King Richard finds an adventure of his own; One that might just lead to the end of the Dragoneers.

Clover and her infamous dragon Crimzon return to help our heroes fight an evil wizard from the Old World before he and his colossal monsters ravage the Mainland of what is now known as the New World.

Love, loss, and aerial dragon battles galore await readers in this fifth volume of the International Bestselling YA Dragoneer Saga.

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
That Frigid Fargin Witch - The Legend of Vanx Malic Book 4
The hoar witch and her forest full of malformed creatures await Vanx and his curious group of companions as they try to save the fairy folk and their magical Heart Tree from the powerful old crone and her evil.

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
Saint Elm’s Deep - The Legend of Vanx Malic
The Legend of Vanx Malic continues with Book Three, "Saint Elm's Deep" After finding a map on a grueling hunt, Vanx and his new companions decide to travel deep into the Bitterpeaks, where a fabled hoar witch's crystal palace supposedly sits hidden in a valley called Saint Elm's Deep.

The story deepens, as we delve into Vanx's past and the future of as unlikely a group of heroes as you will ever find. Action and adventure, drama and thrills, and a barrel keg full of fantasy adventure await readers in Saint Elm's Deep, the third installment of The Legend of Vanx Malic.

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
Crimzon and Clover - Collection One (Stories 1-5)
Before the Dragoneers, there were Crimzon and Clover. If you liked the International Bestselling Saga of the Dragoneers, then you have met Crimzon already. Before the old red dragon came around to help those young heroes, he and his own rider, a fiery red haired warrior named Clover, considered the whole world to be their playground.

It isn't wise to mess with a girl with a dragon, especially these two.

This is a collection of the Crimzon and Clover Short Stories to date. This Kindle Book includes:

Crimzon and Clover One - Orphaned Dragon - Lucky Girl
Crimzon and Clover Two - Tricky Wizard
Crimzon and Clover Three - The Grog
Crimzon and Clover Four - Wrath of Crimzon
Crimzon and Clover Five - Killer of Giants AND The First Dragoneer - A Dragoneer Saga Novella

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
The First Dragoneer - Introductory Novella -The Dragoneers Saga
The First Dragoneer is an intro to the Dragoneer Saga. I wrote it in 2009, before I could consider myself a writer. The characters are young, but the story wasn't written to be YA. Many reviewers believe it, and the rest of the Dragoneer Saga, is. In fantasy, I don't really think it matters all that much. The Royal Dragoneers, the first full length novel in the series, is just 2.99 for a limited time.

If you like dragons, action, and adventure, you may enjoy these books. I definately enjoyed bringing them to fruition. Hold on to your dragon! - M. R. Mathias
The First Dragoneer

When two young men go on a hunt that they know will probably be the last hunt of their youth, they decide they want it to be an unforgettable outting.

When they cross a ridge and leave the unprotected, unpatrolled boundary of their kingdom, they find a cavern that looks like it needs to be explored.

Inside the cavern they find exactly what they were looking for. For residing in the darkened depths of this stoney hole is something that they will never forget......

That is, if they live long enough to remember it!

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble - KOBO
Billy Badass
The author pulls no punches in excellent scenes so descriptive you can almost feel the victims' terror and pain. Not that it's a blood bath, there is terrible violence but also horror built as much on suspense as on the portrayal of brutality. - The Book Keeper

This book is not your typical horror story. The author's work can be compared to Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Like their books, this plot takes you to unexpected places. There are twists and turns that keep the reader guessing: ghosts slipping in and out of bodies both living and dead, shadows and bumps in the night are the least of the main characters' worries in this book. Fans of horror will not want to miss this creepy story. -- Readers Favorite International Book Award

Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Possession, murder, kidnapping, and redemption…well thought out plot that builds to a crescendo. I highly recommend this. Full Review: books-treasureortrash.com --Books-Treasure or Trash

The novel is a suspenseful page-turner with well-developed characters. Even Lucy the Rottweiler is a round character. The specters, too, have solid personalities… renders them even scarier. 4 of 5 stars. --ForeWord Magazine

Billy Badass
Thirty-one years ago, Bill Buxly, aka Buxly the Butcher, went to trial for killing his family. He was found guilty, and sentenced to die for those crimes. Now, Janet Hale, a recently divorced nurse, has purchased the house unaware of the brutal murders that took place there so long ago.

Can Lucy-Fur protect her boy from an angry ghost who wants to possess him? Can Michael fight through the madness and terror to find out what really happened? With the help of his babysitter and her Ouija board, he is going to try.

This isn't your average haunted house novel, this is a trip into the mind of a man who spent a few years in a solitary cell. Don't think you know what is going to happen, for in this creepy, edge of your seat horror/thriller not everyone is who they seem… even the dead.

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
Killer of Giants - Crimzon and Clover V
As with all the Crimzon and Clover tales, this is a short story of about 25 standard book pages.

In this episode, Crimzon and Clover have settled in the mountains of Kar, where King Amothy rules the men, and tribes of savage Karsithian giants roam the peaks. To enlarge their hoard our beloved dragon and his rider have started taking sacks of kingdom jewels for odd jobs here and there. Jobs such as searching out lost trade ships and keeping the Karsithian fighters from harassing the good people of the realm. Things get out of hand after some dwarven miners in Crimzon's employ are killed for digging to near a Karsithian tomb. To make matters worse some strange ghastly thing has started killing the mountain fae and taking over the minds of the Kar.

Crimzon's anger, and Clover's wit will be pitted against teams of giant warriors, and a creature that just might prove to be too much for them to handle.

Order the Book From: Amazon
The Emerald Rider - Book Four of the Dragoneer Saga
In the wake of the Confliction, the Mainland Frontier is trying to reestablish itself. Over a year has passed since their victory over the alien shape shifter and its vicious Sarax. Jenka was infused with powerful Dour magic and has assumed some of the alien’s intelligence, but immediately after the battle he disappeared with Crimzon, and no one knows when, or if, they will ever return. With little help from King Richard, who is intent to rule the islands and leave his side of the wall to its fate, Queen Zahrellion, and the other Dragoneers are struggling to make sense of their place in the world, while unbeknownst to them an evil witch is plotting terrible mayhem.

Jenka, saturated with magic to the point of near insanity, will have to focus just to stay in the world of the living. A deranged wizard, who pits magicked priests against the demons he summons, has Clover’s petrified form and no intention of giving it up. Jenka gave his word to get her back and must go alone, deep into the wizard’s temple to find her.

Valiant escapades, wicked battles, and heart wrenching loss await readers in this fourth installment of the bestselling Dragoneer Saga. Hold onto your dragon!

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
Dragon Isle - The Legend of Vanx Malic
Vanx, Trevin, and Darbon, along with Prince Russet and the crew of the Sea Hawk, sail to Vanx's homeland to find an old friend who just might know the wyrm lore needed to make their quest to Dragon Isle seem survivable.

Meanwhile Coll and Duke Martin have set their shadowy schemes in motion in Dyntalla where Quazar is keeping the princess from death with all he has.

What will King Oakarm do about Duke Martin's treachery when he arrives? Will Matty the one-handed whore get her wish? Can two High Wizards of the Royal Order hold off the ogres, and the even darker thing that is seeking the Bloodstone? And what will happen on Dragon Isle, where our hero and his friends have become little more than prey under the revealing light of Aur's Moon.

You can only find out by reading: The Legend of Vanx Malic Book Two - Dragon Isle

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
Through the Wildwood - The Legend of Vanx Malic
A half-zythian bard named Vanx is in slave chains for bedding the Duchess of Highlake. The Duke wants him dead. This is bad news, for bad things can happen to an ill guarded slave caravan in the mountains. When the duke's men attack to kill the adulterous prisoner all hell breaks loose leaving Vanx only one way to go... Through the Wildwood

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
The Wizard and the Warlord - Wardstone Trilogy Book Three
The Wizard and the Warlord, brings the elves, dwarves, giants, and the dragons into the story again as our heroes, led by High King Mikahl and the great wizard Hyden Hawk, are forced to fight for the fate of the Kingdoms. This time, they do so against the horrid creature that Gerard Skyler has become, and the powerful legions of demon-beasts that he commands

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
The Wrath of Crimzon - Crimzon & Clover IV
Clover is still the Royal Suzerain's captive and he isn't treating her well. What happens when Crimzon hears her call? What happens when he finds the powerful teardrop his mother cried for him being used for evil? Everyone in Ice Locke is about to learn a valuable lesson.


Order the Book From: Amazon
The Sword and the Dragon - The Wardstone Trilogy (Volume 1)
Deemed One of the Top 10 indie Fantasy releases of 2010 by Fantasy Book Critic, and listed in the first ever Publishers Weekly Indie Select issue, the original 235k word epic title was written in longhand in a Texas prison cell by M. R. Mathias. "The Sword and the Dragon 2012" is a Fully Revised - Kindle Only - version that includes two Wardstone Short Stories, One is a piece of flash fiction called "The Blood of Coldfrost." The other is a Short Story called "Roar." Even cooler, this version can be read FREE if you are a member of Amazon Prime. The original version, with its many reviews and 4 Star Average rating, is still available.

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
The Grog - Crimzon & Clover III
Clover gets caught up in a fine mess of treachery and frigid betrayal in this exciting short story about a lucky girl who demands respect from all who know her.

Order the Book From: Amazon
The Butcher's Boy - by Michael Robb Mathias
The Butcher's Boy 2011 Readers Favorite Award winner of Silver in Horror - Fiction A Paranormal/Chiller by Michael Robb Thirty-one years ago, Buxly the Butcher went to trial for killing his entire family. He was found guilty, and sentenced to die for those crimes.

Now, Janet Hale, a recently divorced nurse, has purchased the house unaware of the brutal murders that took place there so long ago. From the moment she, her eleven-year-old son, and his overprotective Rottweiler move in, bad things start to happen. A strange man is caught lurking in the back yard, and the only neighbor turns out to be a crazy old widow.

But not everything is going wrong. During the move, Janet meets a handsome charmer. She likes him enough to start dating again, leaving a sitter to watch over her son.

When Michael, and his dog, Lucy-Fur, learn firsthand that their home is haunted by one of the victims of the Butcher's grisly act, Michael scours the internet and the local library to find out what happened back then.

Maggie, the sitter, brings over a Ouija board and they soon find out that there is more than one dark spirit on the haunt. Can Lucy-Fur protect her boy from the angry ghost that wants to possess him? Can Michael fight through the madness and terror to find out what really happened?

If he does, maybe the tormented souls can be put to rest and his mom can keep the house that she seems to love. If he fails, he just might become one of them. With the help of Maggie, and a burned out house painter, Michael is going to try. The problem is, not everyone is who they seem… even the dead. This isn't your average haunted house novel.

The Butcher's Boy by Michael Robb… Take a slow ride into terror!

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools - The Wardstone Trilogy Book Two
Kings, Queens, Heroes, & Fools (The Wardstone Trilogy Book Two) Join Hyden Hawk Skyler, and some great new friends, on an adventurous quest, over land and sea, to find the Silver Skull of Zorellin. Fight with Mikahl, Ironspike, and fierce King Jarrek as they try to free the enslaved people of Wildermont from King Ra'Gren and his Dakaneese Overlords. Patrol the skies with Shaella, and her new black dragon, Vrot. With her father's spell books, and the Priests of Kraw, she decides to aid King Ra'Gren, while scheming to free her lover, Gerard, from the hellish Nethers. Demonic love, valiant battles, and foolhardy heroics await readers in this epic continuation of the 'Wardstone Trilogy' that was written in a Texas prison cell, by author, M. R. Mathias.

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
The First Ten Steps - To Take AFTER You Publish Your New eBook
The First Ten Steps - Ten proven steps to build a solid foundation for your ebook using free social networking by International Bestselling Independent Fantasy Author M. R. Mathias OK.... Your ebook is published. You did some tweets about it and you posted on Facebook. Now what? The First Ten Steps lays out several PROVEN methods for using free social media sites to get your ebook in front of eager readers. But more than that, after a few months of following the easy 10-15 minute a day steps, you will have built a solid foundation for your pen name and created the one thing new authors have to have

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble - KOBO
The Tricky Wizard - Crimzon & Clover II
After racing off to save a pair of poisoned orphans, Clover soon learns that she, and her dragon Crimzon, might have been duped. Is the round old wizard who summoned her what he seems? Or did he lure them into his trap? Excitement and magic await in this second installment of the Crimson & Clover short story series.

Order the Book From: Amazon
The Royal Dragoneers
Hold on to your dragon! An Ivory antlered demon called Gravelbone, has a plan for the humans who are invading his territory. Join some brave young men and a particularly clever magic wielding woman, as they traverse the wild frontier, and sail the sea to warn their king. Then hold on for your life as you tear through the pages, because the pure blood dragons they have befriended have a plan too!

Order the Book From: Amazon - Barnes and Noble
Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl - Crimzon & Clover I
It isn't wise to mess with a girl and her dragon, at least not these two.

A young dragon, named Crimzariathon, loses his mother to lair raiders and is left to fend for himself. A lucky girl, aptly named Clover, happens upon him and together they form a lasting bond. When more men come to raid the lair the two are forced to defend themselves, and each other, in a wicked battle. Magic, swordplay, and dragon riding glory await in this satisfying 25 page short story. Crimzon & Clover One - Orphaned Dragon, Lucky Girl, is also available as a FREE Audio Book MP3 Narrated by Christine Padovan (( goo.gl/6PfMR )) This is a great read along combo!

Order the Book From: Amazon
Author Recommended by: HBSystems Publications
Publisher of ebooks, writing industry blogger and the sponsor of the following blogs:
eBook Author’s Corner
Top Shelf Author Advice
Mystery Reader’s Circle

Check out the index of other Spotlight authors. Spotlight Index.