Friday, December 25, 2015

The Eye of Mares Blog Tour

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 16


“You think that’s funny, Kazza?” Davidos called out in a brutish voice, which also sounded a little dopey as well. 

“Yeah, I do,” Kazza replied, just as Jason kicked Davidos again. 

Kazza always rolled up the sleeves of his tunic to catch as much of the sun he could. On his left arm, he had a circle shaped, black coloured birthmark. A pentacle and a crescent moon sat inside the circle. 

It was the symbol of the Shanzi, a defining mark only found on Children of Tormenta. The mark burned onto their arms once the Shanzi made their return to the world of Oceania. 

Like Zach, Kazza was also a Child of Tormenta. It wasn’t unusual to have more than one present at one time, but never before had there been two such Children present on the same island, at the same time, for their education. However, unlike Zach, Kazza had yet to discover his own special ability. 

Attached to his belt, was a sheath home to Kazza’s very own Falchion, as he like Jason, were the only students besides Zach, who had been promoted to a real sword. However, as Davidos had yet to graduate from wood to steel Jason desired to see it so, hence their little sparring session, just one of many. 

With silent steps, a middle-aged man approached cautiously. Unlike his students, he wore a violet coloured tunic, with white undershirt and tights. The man snuck up behind Kazza. 

“You’re not joining in?” the man asked. His thick, gruff accented voice caused Kazza to flinch and turn round. 

“Master Mako,” Kazza remarked, bowing his head, showing respect. 

“Good morning, Kazza,” Mako greeted warmly, as he moved his brown coloured eyes to Davidos and Jason. 

At a height equal to Zach’s, Mako had greying black



Darkness didn’t just fill the sky, but ruled the land as well. Clouds thicker than land itself shielded the islands below from the sun above. Not even a single beam was able to penetrate them.  What was once a land full of life had become nothing more than a desolate wasteland, where only a handful of each species were granted to live by their new masters, the Shanzi

The Elohim no longer walked the lands of Sancti, allowing the army of pure darkness to rise up yet again and wage war against life yet again. The Watchers fought to the best of their ability, but already more than half the realms had fallen to darkness, among them, the realm of Mares.

Rough waters surrounded a single island, shaped like an eye, as waves crashed into its cliff face. Two dark beings stood on watch, enjoying the darkened world around them. Every tree and plant had died, only to be brought back to life twisted and filled with darkness.

One of the beings was shorter than the other, whereas the second was a large beast. Both were pitch black, but whereas the shorter one was slender and beautiful to gaze upon, the second was hideous.

It towered above its companion and held a long and deadly double sided axe in its enormous clawed hands. On either side of its forehead were long cruel horns as well as on its body. The beast wore dark grey body armour that…


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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!




****Book specifics****


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 RatingSuitable 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)


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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!