Friday, July 8, 2011
Guest Blogger: Erin O'Riordan
An Erin O’Riordan Paranormal A-Z
According to the blurb at the top of my blog, I write “whimsical erotica.” Much of it is paranormal. I’ve always loved stories with a supernatural twist. Here’s an alphabetical look at some of my supernatural work; it should give you some idea of my quirky imagination.
A- Angels. My angel story is called “Angels Would Fall,” after a Melissa Etheridge song that I particularly love. It’s set to appear in an upcoming eXcessica Publishing anthology.
B - Beltane. The May 1st holiday on the Celtic/NeoPagan calendar was the inspiration for the short story that sparked the Pagan Spirits novel series. It’s also the name of the first novel.
F - Freya. The Norse goddess of love makes an appearance in “Black Bear Skin,” published in a book called Divine Matches.
G - Greek myth. My retelling of the story of Medusa and Perseus, “In the Lair of the Monster,” appears in Like a God’s Kiss.
H - Hansel and Gretel - My all-grown-up version of this fairy tale, “Handsome and Regretful,” appears in an anthology called Revealing All Your Dirty Little Secrets. Instead of a trail of breadcrumbs, my hero leaves a trail of Swedish fish.
I - Invisible. “Invisible Touch,” my contribution to Like a Mask Removed, Vol. 2: Erotic Tales of Supervillains, featured an invisible hero.
M - Midsummer Night. The second book in the Pagan Spirits series is named for this summer solstice holiday.
S - Shapeshifters. I love ‘em. I’ve written werewolves, werebears and a being who magically shifted from woman to man.
W- Werewolves. My werewolf couple is Matthew and Natalie, the stars of “Oliver’s Famous Clam Chowder” and “Oliver’s Good Night Kiss.”
V - Vampires. Oliver, the vampire chef, appears along Natalie and Matthew. In another tale, “Oakley Falls,” Oakley is a vampire stripper who befriends some supernaturally talented basketball players.