|Student at Tulsa House of Night|
|Was Taken by Dallas before she was killed|
|Mr. and Mrs. Bates|
|Tulsa House of Night|
|She became evil (exposed)|
|“||Erin smiled and touched Shaunee's face. “It already has warmed me. I—I don’t feel cold and alone anymore. Don’t feel anything except tired…”||”|
— Erin Bates to 'Shaunee Cole as she dies in her arms
Erin is Caucasian with blue eyes, creamy skin and long, straight, blond hair and wears designer clothing. She is one of the beautiful blondes in the House of Night. She has an obsession with her hair.
Erin is an easy person to get along with. During one of Zoey's circles, it was noted that Erin can be very wise, when she wants to be. However, in the course of Hidden, Erin becomes colder and crueler. Her aura - as stated by Shaylin Ruede - is as if it is beautiful and blue and at the outside there is something rotting and foul beneath it.
Erin Bates and Shaunee Cole were formerly known as "Twins," due to their similar personalities. From the time Erin entered the House of Night, she and Shaunee have been best friends. They were Marked at the same time, arrived on the same day, and roomed together. Even though Erin is a blonde-haired, blue-eyed lovely from Tulsa, and Shaunee a mocha-colored Jamaican-American from Connecticut, they might as well be sisters. They seem to share the same brain, the way they finish each others' sentences. However, due to Shaunee wanting to be herself, they have stopped being "Twins." This left Erin feeling confused, lost and angry.
Damien is a very close friend, despite the fact that he uses way-too-big vocabulary terms. The fact that he's gay doesn't bug Erin, and should someone be cruel to him because of his sexuality, Erin will get in their faces.
Stevie Rae met Erin after running away form a Dark Daughters Circle in tears after being asked to be their 'refrigerator'. She ran into Damien Maslin, Shaunee Cole and her Twin, Erin Bates.
Zoey's first day of school, Stevie Rae introduces her to Erin, Shaunee, and Damien. Not long after that, Erin becomes part of Zoey's Circle. However, she is in danger of breaking away from Zoey's circle as she has taken to hanging around with Dallas and seems to have betrayed information about Zoey's Circle to Dallas.
Erin and Shaunee were chosen by a large, grey feline they call 'Beelzebub'. He's cranky, foul-tempered, and the Twins love him to death. In Hidden, Shaunee takes Beelzebub from Erin because Erin shows obvious disinterest and neglect toward the cat. This is especially noted when they are commenting about his "nasty" litterbox.
Zoey must cast a circle with her friends to rid the Tulsa House of Night of the Darkness left over by Neferet. At the end of the casting, Erin's body start to reject the Change. Shaunee holds her Twin's body as she passes on.
|“||"Didn’t think it would end like this," she rasped.||”|
— Erin Bates as she begins to cough blood in the Hidden Epilogue/Revealed Prologue.
Nyx gifted Erin with an affinity for Water. With her ability she is capable of:
- Summon rainclouds.
- Create an ocean smell and shadow images of rippling water when her element is called.
- She is also believed to have a blue aura.
- Command water to do her bidding
Likes and DislikesEdit
- Blacklisted by Gena Showalter
- Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
- The Silver Metal Lover by Tanith Lee
Favorite TV ShowsEdit
- America's Next Top Model
- Real World
- The first two X-Men
- Really old Superman movies with Christopher Reeve
- Zero 7
- The Eagles
Movie Star CrushEdit
- Tyrese Gibson