Erin O’Quinn is my pen name. For the purpses of this blog, it’s my author name for novels set in the time of St. Patrick—in the turbulent time around 432-434 AD when Patrick had just been sent to Ireland by the Pontiff in Rome to convert the pagans of a land even the Romans had shunned.
Few romance authors have ventured to this uber-dark ages era of Ireland. The clan names and interrelations are complex. The Brehon law that ruled the land for centuries is likewise convoluted and multifaceted, based more on cattle (it seems) than men. I was drawn to this time and place by the very knowledge that few people had written about the setting, and about the rough clansmen, cattle barons, druids and others who had held the Romans at bay for centuries.
I also have written several novels, novellas and even two short stories about Picts in Scotland. Old World Wales and Britannia are here too, in the updates as I continue my Spring house-cleaning.
My abiding interest in languages, especially my fascination with the sensuous-sounding Gaelige tongue, is reflected in my novels, as well as a love for mythology, folklore, flora/fauna, and the arts martial.
I’ll add more about myself as time permits. Meanwhile, I’m slowly updating these posts with new info, new links, new covers…new Celtic fire from the ashes.
You may see some non-existent links and ? instead of photos if you look through the archives. but I’m working to update everything. 😀
You wil see references to my work here and there throughout this blog. In brief:
Erin O’Quinn’s author pages:
Kindle US http://amzn.to/1w8PVgI
Kindle UK http://amzn.to/24BcIcj
*Queer Romance Ink http://bit.ly/2mnG1hL (links, reviews, etc.)
Sea to Sky http://bit.ly/2lJ72bd (epub or pdf links, excerpts)
Smashwords http://bit.ly/1s3cf1q (epub)
*QRI is the best for my M/M work, because everything is there at a click. You just have to wait a few moments for the data to kick in!
Facebook main page https://www.facebook.com/bonita.franks
Facebook author page https://www.facebook.com/ErinOQuinnEroticWriting/
Blog “The Man in Romance” https://romancemanlove.wordpress.com
Blog “Ac´cent Gay Lit Authors” https://gaylitauthors.wordpress.com
Blog “Gaslight M/Mysteries” https://caitlinfire.wordpress.com
Blog “Celtic Fire” https://erinsromance.wordpress.com
Blog “Footprints in the Wind” (just getting started: flash fic/poetry/etc.)