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Erin O'Riordan

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Erin O'Riordan writes erotica in multiple genres. She adores sashimi tuna, dark chocolate, Guinness, Harry Potter movies and James Jones' war trilogy. She lives in the Lake Michigan region with her husband and crime fiction co-author Tit Elingtin and an awesome cat named James.

October 2020 Currentlies

Currently Making: Another handmade, one-of-a-kind collage and art book that will be featured in my Etsy shop, Writer's Brain Has Wings like this one.


Currently Watching: The Haunting of Bly Manor on Netflix, based on The Turn of the Screw by Henry James, which I finally read about Halloween time in 2019. In the TV series, the governess's name is Dani. The setting has been moved to the 1980s, wh

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Published on October 13, 2020 07:32
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“Not only have we not done the good things that God really wants us to do, but in fact, we’ve done just the opposite. We’ve all done a lot of sinful things that we’re not very proud of. The good news is that, before we even ask to be forgiven– before we even know we’ve done wrong, sometimes– God has this miraculous, saving love for us.”
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“These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triump die, like fire and powder
Which, as they kiss, consume”
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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ERIN SCHMIDT David wrote: "I'm curious. When writing erotica, does the author utilize personal experiences, or write from pure fantasy?

I ask because I wrote a love scene between characters in my book 'Who's Minding the Sto..."


Both, I think. I can't help incorporating some personal experiences. But some of it is pure imagination. (Especially the ones with werewolves and robots.)


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David Lucero I'm curious. When writing erotica, does the author utilize personal experiences, or write from pure fantasy?

I ask because I wrote a love scene between characters in my book 'Who's Minding the Store?' They thought I was writing about my wife and I. The answer was no. It was pure fantasy. I don't think I could put down on paper a love scene with someone so personal in my life. Just seemed weird.

I'm asking because your bio states you write erotica in multiple genres. No disrespect intended. I get questions like, how do you come up with stories all the time.


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Mary McCoy-Dressel Hi, Erin, Thanks for the friendship. Great to be connected here too.


Savannah Erin,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,
Savannah
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ERIN SCHMIDT Mica wrote: "Erin, Thanks for the friendship!"

Thanks for sending me a request, Mica.


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