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Exciting news!

This collection released 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.

 
“You 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.

As did the sound of my heart beating.

And the air in my lungs.

My eyes opened.

I gasped.

The Devil had come to drag me to Hellbut 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. ****    
 

Author:  Rocky Rochford

Title: Scars & Souvenirs

Series:  None

Genre:  Emotional Thriller

Book Content Rating:  Adult!!! Contains swearing, scenes of death, depression and suicide.

Tag-line:  “Darkness has many forms and Mares is its playground.”


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:
 
 
London Calling – a Deep Water Novel (Spy Thriller)



Don’t Even Blink – Part of the Don’t Turn Around Trilogy (Horror)

Wait 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)
 

Other 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 anthology:

The Devil You Know (Paranormal short)

Salt in the Wound – Part of the Entwined Saga (Paranormal short)

The Food of Love (featuring Him & Her) – An Anthology by 
Solstice Publishing (Romance filled Anthology)

Him & Her (Romance Standalone release)
 
Don’t Say A Word (Horror)

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Volume II (featuring The Devil Before) – An Anthology by the Solstice Shadows (Paranormal themed Anthology)

Awethology Dark (featuring Ghosts) – An Anthology by the #Awethors (Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme)

The December Awethology Dark Volume (featuring Seven Years Bad Luck) – An Anthology by the #Awethors (Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme, set around December)
 

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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The Eye of Mares Blog Tour

To celebrate the release of the second instalment in the Rise of the Elohim chronicles, the Eye of Mares is going to blog hopping like a headlining rockstar, multiple showings for over the course of two weeks, with a new page shared with each appearance, continuing from where the last one went off and today I get to host the latest page:




The Eye of Mares – Part 12



     …“Grrr,” Damien growled, picking himself up off from the floor and rubbing his head. 

     “Now how about you and your little posse be on your way. After all, you have an exam with Mako this morning and he won’t be pleased if you miss it!” This time Zach’s voice was full of seething annoyance. 

     Damien didn’t need telling twice and fled down the rope ladder, seeing his followers lying in a pile on the ground outside. Once he freed them, all four scuttled to meet Mako.  

     Left alone in his room, Zach grinned. He had grown to greatly enjoy winding Damien up. He and his lot were always up to stupid antics, which was sad really. If Damien dedicated more time to his actual studying than he did to trying to best Zach, he would quickly become more than a match for him.

     Zach’s gaze turned towards his messy room. He knew he should tidy it up, but he couldn’t be bothered, so he decided to do it later on and leapt out his bedroom window. 

     With a gentle thud on the ground below, Zach landed feet first on a patch of grass. 

     “You’re late!” A feminine voice called out from behind him, speaking in Wikita language of the Indiania Realm. 

     “Sorry Jasmine, I had a slight hold-up,” Zach replied, also in Wikita. 

     He turned to face the seventeen-year-old girl, on the cusp of womanhood, behind him. 

     Jasmine, with her arms crossed, stood firmly in front of her own wooden home. It looked just like Zach’s, another of his wooden creations. 

     “Oh, I know, Damien didn’t look too happy as him and his cronies left your place.” Jasmine’s voice was soft and welcoming. “Still you’re here now, so let’s get started, shall we?”…



****Here concludes todays Page****


Be sure to check out the continuing blogs to watch the story continue, or pick up a copy direct from Amazon: The Eye of Mares – Out now!

You could even let the adventure continue and check out its prequel, where the story began and the series was created: The Spirit of Iris – Out now!



Author:Rocky Rochford


Illustrator:Ashleigh Longman

Title:The Eye of Mares

Series:Book 2 of the Rise of the Elohim Chronicles

Genre:Illustrated YA fantasy adventure

Book Content Rating:Suitable for ages 12 and up

Tag-line:“Darkness has many forms and Mares is its playground.”




Blurb:


     Nearly four years have passed since Zach drew blade against the Shanzi Shimay and now the time has come for him to draw his sword once more. The Realm of Mares has fallen victim to invasion as three terrifying beasts of darkness, seek to destroy the world around them, as they await the inevitable arrival of their King. 

     With dark times ahead, the numbers of the Watchers on Iris has grown, as Zach is joined by seven fellow students, all too eager to prove their worth. It's not long before the students are put to the test facing off against the Nein Navy and uncover a dark secret. 

     The stage is set and the Battle for Mares is under-way. 





Rocky Rochford Biography


     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:





     Wait and Bleed – The Don’t Turn Around Collection(Horror collection of the entire Don’t Trilogy)









     Other 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 anthology: 

     The Devil You Know (Paranormal short)


     The Food of Love (featuring Him & Her) – An Anthology by Solstice Publishing (Romance filled Anthology)

     Him & Her(Romance Standalone release)

     Don’t Say A Word(Horror)


     Awethology Dark (featuring Ghosts) – An Anthology by the #Awethors(Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme)

     The December Awethology Dark Volume (featuring Seven Years Bad Luck) – An Anthology by the #Awethors(Adult stories pertaining to a darker theme, set around December)


****Welcome to the World of Rochford****



Social Media Links:

Rocky Rochford’s website: rockyrochford.wordpress.com








Rochford writes a little something for everyone, so if Mares isn’t your cup of tea, you can guarantee one of his many other works certainly is!




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