“10 Things You Must Know About The Smell of Gas” by Erin O’Riordan

1. The unusual storytelling style, out of strict chronological order, was inspired in part by the movie Pulp Fiction.

2. It has pirates.

3. Although The Smell of Gas is my third published full-length novel, it was the first one I ever wrote. The manuscript has undergone innumerable revisions since I finished the first draft in February 2006.

4. I usually write erotic romance. The Smell of Gas has erotic elements, but is a crime thriller. It’s the first of two thrillers I co-wrote with my husband, who goes by the pen name Tit Elingtin.

5. Tim Kawaguchi, yoga instructor and former police officer, gets his first name from another fictional character: Detective Tim Bayliss of the 1990s TV show Homicide: Life on the Streets. I’m a huge HLOTS fan and Bayliss was always my favorite character.

6. Athena’s story about God and the devil being married came from a dream I had one night.

7. Writing this book required research into classical Satanism and the physiology of heroin addiction.

8. The original title of this book was Whip.

9. The Smell of Gas as a title is meant to evoke fumes of gasoline. The importance of gasoline to the plot will be apparent after one reads the first chapter.

10. The virtual book tour for The Smell of Gas will be going on through May 31st. Tour dates and links can be found at http://erinoriordan.blogspot.com/2011/04/smell-of-gas-virtual-book-tour.html


Melange Books http://www.melange-books.com/authors/erinoriordan/oriordanthesmellofgas.html

Erin O’Riordan home page http://www.aeess.com

Pagan Spirits blog http://www.erinoriordan.blogspot.com

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Erin-ORiordan-Erotic-Romance-Author/179912825354731

Twitter http://twitter.com/#!/ErinORiordan


About jlwylie

Stay at home mom of 2 boys, avid reader and writer. Published by Untold Press

6 thoughts on ““10 Things You Must Know About The Smell of Gas” by Erin O’Riordan

  1. Thank you, Jen, for having me as a guest today. I have a busy bloggy day today: a guest post at Celebration of the Nerd (yeah, I’ll own up to being a book geek) and guest hosting Shah Wharton’s blog hop at WordsInSync.

  2. CL Parks says:

    This is a cool idea! Love the bulleted facts about the book!

  3. david says:

    fun to get inside your head a little bit. : )

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