M. R. Mathias

Publisher info

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.

It is a pleasure working with M.R. Mathias and watching his amazing run at the top of the Amazon best seller lists.
William R. Potter
Indie author
Founder of the Independent Author Network

"There are few writers in the genre of fantasy that can equal the creative mind of M.R. Mathias - now acknowledged as a master in this genre of dragons and dwarves, and magic, and spells, and all aspects of fantasy."
-- Top 100, Hall of Fame, Vine Voice, Book Reviewer, Grady Harp

Visit www.mrmathias.com, or use these series hashtags on twitter to find maps, cover art, sales, giveaways, book reviews, upcoming releases, and contest information:
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Where to find M. R. Mathias online

Website: http://www.mrmathias.com
Twitter: @DahgMahn
Facebook: Facebook profile
Wattpad: MRMathias

Videos

FREE Complete Audio Book - Just Listen.
Just sit back and listen to an awesome fantasy tale read by one of audio books greatest voices: This is a complete short story about a lucky girl who befriends an orphaned dragon read by C. Padovan ( @C_Padovan http://christinepadovan.com/ ) to a slide show of the author's cover art. The ebook is available for Kindle/Nook/Kobo here for just $1, for read along purposes. But you can listen to the WHOLE STORY right here on YouTube for FREE.

Foxwise - A Legend of Vanx Malic Short Story Audiobook
Deep in the Lurr Forest, there is a valley called Saint Elm's Deep. This secret valley remains in a perpetual state of spring and hosts the thousands of fae who live there. The Heart Tree's magic sustains the boundaries that protect them all and their lush forest, but the Hoar Witch has poisoned its roots. If you want to read along, the ebook version of this narration is free!

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Awesome Opossum Visits the Zoo (The Adventures of Awesome Opossum)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017 by M. R. Mathias. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures
Award Winning Pre-K author, M. K. Mathias's, 'Awesome Opossum Visits the Zoo' will delight your child. With big, easy-to-read, print, and colorful, award winning illustrations, Awesome the opossum, teaches your young reader(s) the names of many zoo animals, while keeping them enthralled with with his silly, dazzling charm, and his amazing rhymes. Don't miss the other Awesome Opossum books!
Awesome Opossum Goes to the City (The Adventures of Awesome Opossum)
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 1,380. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017 by M. R. Mathias. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
With big, easy-to-read, print, and colorful, illustrations, "Awesome Opossum Goes to the City," will delight your child. Awesome the opossum, teaches your young reader(s) the names, and qualities, of many city things, like busses, police cars, and signs, all while keeping them enthralled with with his silly antics and amazing rhymes. This fun story is by Award Winning Pre-K author, M. K. Mathias
Awesome Opossum Visits a Farm (The Adventures of Awesome Opossum)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2017 by M. R. Mathias. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Interactive Adventures, Fiction » Religious
Awesome Opossum explores a farm. On his adventure, he helps young readers identify animals, machines, and everyday things. Awesome Opossum likes to rhyme, some of the time, and unlike other possums, he likes to have fun in the sun. These books by Award Winning Pre-K author, M. K. Mathias have large, easy to read print and are filled with colorful pages that will hold a child's attention raptly.
The Amazing Book of No
Price: $3.69 USD. Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017 by M. R. Mathias. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / General, Fiction » Children’s books » Nursery Rhymes
"The Amazing Book of No" is a deceptively simple story that will teach your 3-7 year old how to accept the word "no" when you say it, and why they shouldn't argue. The story is about two moms and their children. One mom says "no" all the time, while the other says "yes" to everything. This really is: The Amazing Book of No!
Autumn's Breath
Price: Free! Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017 by M. R. Mathias. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(4.00)
A high school senior named Autumn finds terror and mayhem in a town surrounded by corn fields. Murder, missing students, and a sheriff who wants no part of it, all get tangled in the events that take place when it snows on Halloween. This is what happens when hell freezes over. Don't miss this chilling horror/sci-fi mash up of a short story written by Award Winning horror author Michael Robb.
The Butcher's Boy: The Ballad of Billy Badass
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,370. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2017 by M. R. Mathias. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Thirty-one years ago, Buxly the Butcher went on trial for killing his entire family. Now Janet, a newly divorced nurse has unknowingly purchased the place where the crime took place. What happens when her eleven year old son and their overprotective Rottweiler learn that the place is haunted by the victims of that grisly act? In this house, not everyone is who they seem to be, even the dead!

Books

The C.A.M. Charity Anthology - Fantasy 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,260. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All of the CAM Charity Anthologies are made up of donated short fiction stories. Some of these tales are written by well-known authors, others by ordinary people who just want to try and make a difference. 100% of the profits go to charity. Featuring Lucas Pederson, Brian Barr, M. R. Mathias, R. F. Cisneros, Ani Fox, Matt Broadway, Jonathan Turley, and Gideon Deschain. Cover art by Larry Elmore.
The C.A.M. Charity Anthology - Horror and Science Fiction 1
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,840. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
All of the CAM Charity Anthologies are made up of donated short fiction stories. Some of these tales are written by well-known authors, others by ordinary people who just want to try and make a difference. 100% of the profits go to charity. Featuring Brian Barr, Ani Fox, Michael Robb, J.T. Arralle, Jeremy Hicks, Gary W. Olson, Michael Ender, Michael Pogach, Ed Faunce, and Matt Broadway.
Arena Fighters (Rule Book): A Solo, or Head to Head, RPG
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Entertainment
If you've ever spent a boring hour waiting for the rest of your RPG group to show up, or if you've ever been killed off early, and left to the side, these fast battles will keep any night from getting stale. Never be bored at a gaming table again. Get the Arena Fighters rule book, and a set of dice, and start playing right now!
Foxwise - A Legend of Vanx Malic Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Deep in the Lurr Forest there is a valley called Saint Elm's Deep. This secret valley stays in a perpetual state of Spring and hosts the thousands of Fae who live there. The Heart Tree's magic sustains the boundaries that protect them all and their lush forest, but the hoar witch has poisoned its roots. This a FREE short story from M. R. Mathias' #1 bestselling series, The Legend of Vanx Malic
Roar - A Wardstone Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Adventure » Action
A fantasy "Short Story" about a gambling Seawardsman named Loudin, and the Lion Lord of Westland. These events happened a handful of years before The Wardstone Trilogy begins. You will find both characters in the #1 bestselling fantasy epic The Wardstone Trilogy, which starts with book one, The Sword and the Dragon.
King of Fools (A Free Fantasy Short Story)
Price: Free! Words: 10,320. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
I'm off to make a fool of a fool, and a fool of a king as well. Only a fool can fool a fool, but, with a kings wits, who can tell! I'm off to make a fool of a fool, and a fool of a kingdom too. I might lose my head by the kings-man's ax, but I'll try to fool him too!" -The King of Fools
The First Ten Steps
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 6,790. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
(5.00)
The First Ten Steps 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 new ebook in front of eager readers. It was written by International Bestselling Indie Fantasy Author M. R. Mathias, Who first pubbed in July 2010 & has now topped over 50k sales!
Crimzon & Clover
Price: Free! Words: 8,770. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.25)
Don't mess with a girl and her dragon, at least not these two. A young dragon loses his mother to lair raiders and is left to fend for himself. A lucky girl 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 await in this satisfying short story.
The First Dragoneer (2016 Modernized Format Edition)
Series: The Dragoneer Saga, Book 0. Price: Free! Words: 28,680. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » General
(4.00)
When two young men go on a hunt that they know will be the last hunt of their youth, they decide they want it to be an unforgettable outing. When they cross a ridge leaving the protection of their kingdom behind, they find a cavern that looks like it needs to be explored. In the cavern they find exactly what they were looking for. In this stoney hole lives something they will never forget!

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Smashwords book reviews by M. R. Mathias

  • A Dwarf With No Name on Jan. 06, 2011

    This is a well written fantasy tale that, while billed as a short story, is easily long enough to be considered a novella. I found it engaging. I was taken back to the days when my friends and I would reserve the local library's conference room and play AD&D every weekend. Unlike most game based stories Prior brought his characters to life and filled them with believable quirks and well... Character. My only issue with "The Ant-man" was that the forays into the other places and characters in Prior's world were a bit lengthy and distracting from the immediate tale. I wish I had read more about Otto Blighty and others before reading this. I will definitely be reading his other works now. All in all I feel this is a masterful peek into Prior's style and the world he has created. I recommend it to all fans of fantasy fiction.
  • Erich's Plea: Book One of the Witchcraft Wars on Feb. 24, 2011

    The story was a pleasant suprise, as I expected more of a "Kids" fantasy. This should be enjoyable for fantasy fans of all ages. I'm hoping that Ms. Alley sends me the second book in the series to review, otherwise I will just have to purchase it, because I want to know where she takes these characters. The illustrations were pretty cool too. I read this book in 2010. This review is the same as the one I posted on amazin then.
  • Ursula's Quest: Book Two of the Witchcraft Wars on Feb. 24, 2011

    I loved this book. I love this series. I can't wait for Slade's Destiny! This review is transfered from Amazon.
  • Demon Stone: A Dagr Brightsword Tale on Aug. 22, 2013

    Dagr must go on a quest to save his wife and unborn child in this solid, well told short story. 5 stars.