Thursday, October 10, 2013

OH MY GOD we have winners!

Today Odin is visiting the Crazy Life of a Writing Mom. Find out what he has to say as he answers some rather unusual questions from bestselling author E.C. Stilsen.

Here is a glimpse of Odin from my book, 'Secrets of the Ash Tree'

Odin and Thor laughed over Loki’s demise and Liv could hear them boasting to each other as they rehearsed the speech they would give to the other gods at the well of Urd. Liv guessed they were only keeping a slow pace so that she and Forseti would not get lost on the way to the rainbow bridge. 

    Liv had wanted to talk more to Kvasir who was made from the spit of all gods and the wisest of all beings, but he had left their company to attend a feast in the home of the black dwarves Fjalar and Galar.  Liv watched Odin busy in conversation with his two ravens Muninn and Huginn. It was the duty of these two ravens to inform Odin of everything that was happening in the world. She watched as they quickly took flight again and as they soared away she couldn’t help but wonder what secrets they flew off with.

    Odin reminded Liv of an old pirate with a black patch over one of his eyes and long scraggily hair that flew around his weathered face. He turned out to be less fearful than she had imagined. When he looked at her with his remaining large dark eye, she didn’t know whether to embrace him or fall at his feet. His power swept across the air and forced even the moon and sun to bow down before him. Odin knew things that no one else did and she hoped that one of those things was how to free her mother from Hel’s prison.

    Shimmering in the distance, a path of brilliant colors stretched across a misty sky, sparks of fire danced with little effort all around it, proving that fire and water could occupy the same space.

    “Bifrost…the rainbow bridge, I had forgotten how beautiful it is,” said Forseti as he stopped next to Liv and enjoyed the sight. “The Aesir gods made Bifrost out of three colors with magic so strong that they gave birth to new colors that multiplied until the rainbow bridge was finally formed. It is the only way into the realm of the gods… it is my way home.”


Don't forget to check out my giveaway and come back tomorrow as Melissa Maygrove takes a closer look at the love goddess and queen of the Valkyrie, Freya.

The winner of a signed copy of Secrets of the Ash Tree go to yesterdays Party Bloggers  Mary Aalgaard and Roland Yeomans! Both did  wonderful flash fiction stories to honor their favorite gods,  and I saw their support all over the place. Congratulations to them both!

If you missed the preview of my book trailer yesterday, here it is:


Carolyn Brown said...

Happy birthday, Siv and congrats on the release. Sorry I didn't get to join in, I went away for a few days and was travelling during the time of the post.

Mary Aalgaard said...

Thank you so much. It was fun and easy to do since I'm really excited for your book! I'll be back tomorrow to learn more about Freya. I feel a connection with her!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Thanks so much for the signed book! Heading off to your interview now! :-)

Siv Ottem said...

Thanks Carolyn, hope you had a nice trip!

Mary: Your welcome. I think you will enjoy Melissa's quirky interview. I also love Freya and it was fun writing about her as a concerned mother and grandmother in my book.

Roland: You are most welcome my dear friend! Your support throughout this entire blog tour has been much appreciated.

Isis Rushdan said...

Congratulations again on your release!

Susan Kane said...

That is utterly marvelous!

I missed the deadline--August, was there August this year?

Siv Ottem said...

Thanks Isis and nice to see you again Susan. I ask myself the same question about everyt month as they fly by!