This collection releases on August 26th!
I had the pleasure of reading this, and I have to say this is a unique, emotional, artistic collection that everyone needs to read. Here are some of my random thoughts about the stories, just to give you an idea:
*Great lines. Clever with a powerful message.
*I LOVED this story! Short and sweet, a perfect piece that has a taste of existentialism. One of the best pieces about Hell I've ever read, and there's been many. (The story I loved so much is The Devil Came to Drag Me to Hell, and there is an excerpt below!)
*Sadly romantic. Beautiful and sad, so emotional yet closed off. Should be turned into a movie.
*Artistic and really draws you in, almost like a virtual-reality type of effect.
*I love the perspective, the self-analysis, the romantic self-loathing.
Every scar tells a story, a tale of loss, or a
tale of regret. The scars on my arms an echo of when times were hard. The scars
on my eyes of the dreaded horrors I can never unsee. The scars on my soul a
lasting memory of the sins that tore my soul apart. The scars on my heart from
a love forever lost. The scars on my wrists, the end result of a failed attempt
to end a life of brokenness. Each scar is a story. A story begging to be told.
Scars & Souvenirs is a Collection of 10 stories.
The following is an extract from
The Devil Came to Drag Me to Hell.
will bleed. You will cry. You will love and you will say goodbye to all those
you hold dear. Life is repulsed by shadow
and you reek of it. I looking forwards to watching the show.”
His words made perfect sense.
Of course they would—they were my own.
Words I would tell myself when I was all alone.
The Devil knows all.
Especially the one that sits on your shoulder.
In the depths of your soul.
“Your wound isn’t deep and the knife didn’t hit anything
vital. You will go on to live, knowing this is what you do to people. The
poison that flows through your veins always finds a way to push those you hold
dear away, no matter how hard you try to cling to them. You are the villain,
John, and the villain is destined to fail.”
He reached out and grabbed me. His hands on my throat squeezed
and then he began to drag me. The world I had left returned.
the sound of my heart beating.
the air in my lungs.
My eyes opened.
The Devil had come to drag me to Hell, but like he said for the likes of me. There is only one kind of
Hell,the life of an endless
nightmare I live on a daily basis.
He dragged me back to my old life.
A life of scars.
****Here concludes today’s extract. For more, check
out the full collection when it releases next month. ****
Title: Scars & Souvenirs
Content Rating: Adult!!! Contains swearing, scenes of death,
depression and suicide.
Tag-line: “Darkness has many forms and Mares is its
More about the author, Rocky Rochford
Rocky Rochford is
your standard guy, if your standard guy scuba dives, partakes in underwater
photographer and is a wake-boarding, adventure seeking, sword collecting,
marine conservation supporter. After living life on the road and the places
between, he finally settled down but not without benefiting from all the
lessons life had to teach him.
Self-professed “Student of
Everything, and Master of Nothing,” Rochford does not choose what he writes,
but writes what chooses him, be it fantasy, crime, poetry, philosophy or even
adventure. Life is a journey we all get to experience, just like a good book.
Every read into another of his typed
works is another trip into the imagination of his mixed up, crazed and deranged
mind and this year along those works include the likes of full novels and
novellas such as:
Calling – a Deep Water Novel (Spy
Blink – Part of the Don’t Turn Around Trilogy (Horror)
and Bleed – The Don’t Turn Around Collection (Horror collection of the entire Don’t Trilogy)
And now The Eye of Mares – Book 2 of the Rise of the
Elohim Chronicles(Illustrated YA fantasy adventure)
works released by him, are a number of short stories pertaining to horror,
paranormal and romance, as well as other works released as part of an
You Know (Paranormal short)
in the Wound – Part of the Entwined Saga(Paranormal short)
Food of Love (featuring Him & Her) – An Anthology by
Publishing (Romance filled Anthology)
Him & Her(Romance Standalone release)
Don’t Say A
Dark (featuring Ghosts) – An Anthology by the #Awethors (Adult stories pertaining to a darker
Find him online!
Rochford writes a little something for everyone, so
if Scars & Souvenirs isn’t your cup of tea, you can guarantee one of his
many other works will be!
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Women are unbelievably strong.
They endure harrowing circumstances and
still live to fight another day.
My story is called "Bettina,”
a post-apocalyptic tale about 2 evil tribes with different ideas about which
sex should be dominant in their culture. I've been getting so much great feedback about this story that I've decided to turn it into a
Get the collection by clicking on the book cover above. I hope you enjoy these stories!
Out now! A FREE December-themed awethology from the #awethors!
A group I belong to called the #Awethors has
two new releases!
One is called AWETHOLOGY LIGHT,
which is appropriate for a younger audience.
The other is called AWETHOLOGY DARK,
appropriate for adults.
The best thing about this?
Both ebooks are FREE for you!
At Any Moment
(Realistic Fiction Short Story)
A woman celebrates her wedding anniversary on Christmas Day.
(Women's Fiction -
A young woman recovering from
dating violence and ecstasy addiction has a fresh start with a semi-famous, ex-guardian angel boyfriend and endures
old wounds, enemies, and death
as expected of someone
associated with the
unpredictable God Generation.
(Horror Short Story)
A woman working late at night
in the office discovers she's not alone in the building.
Sweet Faded Ink
(Poetry - AUDIO)
50 favorite poems written from teen years to 30's, narrated by classically-trained opera singer Mary Kathryn Monday.
Sweet Faded Ink
50 favorite poems written from teen years to 30's.
Loralee and The Green
(Horror Short Story)
A morbid young girl at a
boarding school who is being chased and terrorized by a
ghost meets a mysterious
new boy who doesn't
like to be touched.
(YA - Paranormal Romance)
A teen deals with her clumsiness AND mysterious new power while figuring out who her birth parents are, dealing with snobby girls,
and deciding which cute guy
she wants to be with.
(Women's Fiction - Paranormal Romance)
A young woman is overcoming a violent relationship, recreational ecstasy use, and a generally lonely life to free herself from her inner demons, then learns about the existence of the God Generation and meets a
wonderful man who is part of
this supernatural phenomena.