When S.G. Rogers released her latest, Dani & the Immortals, I knew I had to come invite her to share a little about the book. So for your reading pleasure, I’m pleased to present her outtake from the novel….
Meet Mr. & Mrs. Odin a/k/a The Bickersons
You’ve heard of outtakes and cut scenes from the movies? If you sat through the credits of The Avengers, for example, you were rewarded by some special footage. The following is a bonus scene which falls somewhere in between Act I and Act II of Dani & the Immortals. No waiting, and the popcorn is optional. ~ S.G. Rogers
Dr. Sigmund peered at the couple on the couch before him. “Mr. and Mrs. Odin, after several days of intense therapy—”
“Doctor, the name is Friday,” the Nordic blonde interrupted. “It’s important to me to have my own identity.”
A muscle quivered in Odin’s jaw but he said nothing.
The doctor nodded. “All right, Friday. The way I see it, we have some enormous challenges to overcome in your marriage.”
Friday snorted and pointed at her husband. “For one thing, he doesn’t trust me.”
Odin bristled. “Adultery in a wife is never a desirable quality.”
“You’re one to talk!” she exclaimed. “They don’t call you The Wanderer for nothing, Odin. Thor is only your most visible indiscretion.”
Odin folded his well-muscled arms across his massive chest and stared straight ahead.
“To save your marriage, we must move past this blame game,” Dr. Sigmund said.
“I’ve been cooped up on Fensalir practically forever, thanks to him,” Friday said, flicking a glance at Odin. “I’d say our relationship has been shot to Helheim and back.”
“I understand that. Mr. Odin, I propose you give your wife a little freedom.”
“A lot of freedom and a lot of gold,” Friday said. “It’s my turn to visit to Midgard. I want to do some shopping.”
“Be sure to buy yourself another necklace,” Odin said through clenched teeth. “The last one went inexplicably missing.”
Friday gasped in outrage. “How dare you throw that in my face! Go hang yourself on Yggdrasil!”
The two immortals jumped to their feet and began to bicker. As the volume increased, the doctor rose from his chair, strode from the room, and slammed the door behind him. Odin and Friday exchanged a guilty glance.
“I guess we’re having our own personal Ragnarök,” she said.
Odin sighed. “Let’s hope it’s not the end of the world for our marriage.”
Can Odin and Frigga save their relationship? Find out in Dani & the Immortals!
When Dani was a teen, she had it all; a starring role in her own television series, a wonderful family, and her health. A few years later, everything has changed for the worse—and her time is running short. All she wants to do before she dies is to fall in love, but when she’s kidnapped and taken to Asgard of Norse mythology, she becomes enmeshed in a quarrel between immortals. Prince Rein lends a hand in her quest to return home, and she begins to think the handsome elf has captured her heart. After a magical artifact goes missing, however, he may be forced to marry another woman to avert a diplomatic catastrophe. To find the artifact and save the prince, Dani must undertake a dangerous quest involving ogres, dark fairies, and underworld criminals. Ultimately, however, she’ll have to defy Odin himself.
About S.G. Rogers
S.G. Rogers lives with her husband and son in romantic Savannah, Georgia, on an island populated by deer, exotic birds, and the occasional gator. She’s owned by two Sphynx cats, Houdini and Nikita. Movies, books, and writing sweet young adult fiction are her passions. Check out her blog at http://sgrogers.wordpress.com/.