Rocky Rochford is a prolific author, member of the #Awethors group, with an unstoppably strong creative streak. I had the pleasure of reading and reviewing his dark and witty short story The Devil You Know, and am proud to be part of his blog tour introducing his new book. Enjoy the show!
PS: all materials used in this post have been graciously provided by Rocky Rochford himself.
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 5
…has matters of great importance to discuss.” The dragon turned human replied.
“Then let us go to him,” Shimay called back in response.
“No, not you, Shimay, he only wants us. You know, the Shanzi that matter.” The dragon, Mongra, burst out laughing. His brothers joined in before the three of them departed quickly, turning to clouds of shadows that disappeared from sight.
Gremora turned to Shimay and looked at him angrily. “Your tongue is getting careless, Shimay. You swore to serve Darkari to the very end. You took an oath and you will honour it.”
“I was born the day our race came to be. Not many a Shanzi here can boast such a thing, not you and not Darkari.” Shimay hissed. He was one of the oldest Shanzi to exist and one of the first to wage war on Oceania.
“A fact you remind me of often, but you are not the same as you were then. When you pledged allegiance to Darkari, you gave him most of your strength, as did the others who choose to follow him. He is your Master now and source of life. You can either serve him willingly and see Oceania become ours, or be made to serve him. You forfeited your choice a long time ago.”
Shimay glared at the Shanzi Warlock, only to watch him turn into a cloud of shadow and go join his fellow Generals and King. Now alone, Shimay opened his mouth and let out a deafening roar of rage.
****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.”
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:
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)
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!