Friday, October 4, 2013

Did you forget something?

The days are getting shorter, the nights longer, and with this darkness there comes this nagging voice inside my head that repeats itself-----"YOU are forgetting something..."

With all the blogfests, book releases, giveaways, and blog tours this month it is hard to keep track, isn't it? I don't know about you but I pretty much depend on a certain ninja to keep me informed about these things. Now when it comes to my personal life that's a different story, I know that I have forgotten something because someone is always reminding me of that.

"Did you forget to wash my favorite jeans?"-------"Did you forget to take out the trash?" -----"Did you forget about your dentist appointment?"--------"Did you forget to record that show?"

"YES, OK I FORGOT! I was busy writing, I forgot to make dinner too if that makes you feel any better!" 

Sound familiar? Sometimes a reminder helps so today I am reminding all my friends that next week is the official release of my new book Secrets of the Ash Tree. All week long I will be taking the Norse Gods with me on tour. First stop is this Monday at In Time with Michael Di Gesu.You can see the rest of the schedule on the side bar of my blog. Find out what Odin, Thor, Loki and Freya really think as you get the inside scoop each day. I hope to see you there!

 Secrets of the Ash Tree Available Now

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In the realm of gods and fairy tales the mystery of life is an endless path with many secrets to be discovered. Some secrets are like dreams, just waiting in darkness hoping to get into the light.
Have you ever held a secret that you were dying to share, but couldn’t? Have you ever uncovered a secret that you wished had remained buried? What if secrets could change your life and everything that you believe in?

‘Secrets of the Ash Tree’ is the story about Liv, a young woman who discovers her true nature through the unraveling of hidden secrets. Her adventures begin when she digs up a chest that was buried by her father under the old ash tree in her garden. What she finds inside the chest changes her life forever.  Liv discovers one secret after another and is thrown into a world full of dangerous and strange creatures, mighty Norse warriors and perils beyond her belief. What started out as a fairy tale in her father’s journal was to become her legacy, a guide line to survival, and a map to the world she was about to enter. Each day, each mystery, each encounter will ultimately reveal her true destiny and behind the edge of a sword awaits a young god who is willing to share that destiny with her.

“I’ve been fascinated by Norse tales since I was a child and it was a delight to discover I can continue them as an adult. Reading ‘Secrets of the Ash Tree’ was like rediscovering old friends yet this tale is darker than the simple ones I used to read. For example, Thor is much deeper than the character I remember who threw a hammer and lightning bolts about. Odin and Freya are fully rounded figures, truly life-like yet inhabiting a world far more colorful than our own and full of raw power. The author does not hold back on the scheming, evil Loki or on the cruel Frost Giants. Expect to meet an array of malevolent as well as benevolent dwarfs and Nidhogg the dragon.

This is a story of the tenacity, sacrifice and courage of a young woman, and of good versus evil in which the gods struggle to maintain their grip on the world. I thoroughly recommend it to those who love Norse tales.”--- Susan Roebuck, author of Hewhay Hall and Perfect Score

Have a wonderful week-end everyone and stay safe!


Gutsy Living said...

Congratulations Siv on the release of your novel.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

And you have some great stops planned for your tour!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

I look forward to your visit. Ah, Ratatoskr is looking forward, too. Have you been missing sugar from your pantry? :-)

D.G. Hudson said...

Looking forward to reading the interviews. I'm ready for the blogfest on the 9th as well.

Good Luck! Great hosts for your tour, should be interesting.

Pk Hrezo said...

You ain't lying! I have such a hard time keeping everything straight between family and author-dom.
Next week should be fun fun fun for you!!

Siv Ottem said...

Sonia-Thanks so much! I just got my soft copy of My Gutsy Story in the mail. I will be reviewing it soon, so far I love it!

Alex- Hope the ninja has all the tools he need for the 9th

Roland- Pantry is fine but the bowl with sugar cubes that I forgot on the table is empty and my cat has been acting weird

D.G.- The gods have already started partying. They love a good fest!

P.K.-I need another storage unit than my brain :)

Yolanda Renee said...

In the same boat - I hate it when I'm in the middle of a scene and hubby says "What's for dinner?"

I want to tell him "WORDS! That's what's for dinner, now please let me get back to what's important!"

But I don't - I take a deep breath, put my computer down and go into the kitchen to make him a sandwich! LOL

Congrats on your tour! Will be following along, Oh, and Murder, Madness & Love is on it's way! Enjoy!

Suzanne Furness said...

Looking forward to the blogfest and tour.

Michael Di Gesu said...

Hey, Sis,

Researching away for the INTRO on Monday... I can't wait... I just love Norse mythology and I know EVERYONE is going to want your book!!!

Wishing you the greatest of success...


Joan Reeves said...

Congratulations on the new release. I wish I could forget to worry about all the crap involved in marketing and promoting one's book.

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on your release! I waited until I was an empty nester to start writing, so I'm impressed with all you've accomplished in such a hectic household!


Nick Wilford said...

This sounds fantastic! Congrats and hope you have a blast on tour!

Siv Ottem said...

Yolanda- Leftovers are my best friend!

Suzanne- Happy to have you along, hope you enjoy.

Bro- As always you are an inspiration.

Joan- I agree!

Empty Nester- So did I, but they keep coming!

Nick- Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I try to get caught up on blogging once a week, but I always feel just a little behind the curve. Way to go on the release! Do Thor and Loki make guest appearances?