Thursday, January 30, 2014

Call the Lightning by Laurie Olerich: Character Interview and Excerpt



Character Name: Mica Thomas

Character Bio: Mica Thomas moved to Plattsburgh, New York after her mother died. She has a father, stepmother, two stepsisters who are twins, and a stepbrother addicted to video games. She’s a natural athlete and loves all things snow: snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowballing...Mica can be found climbing mountains with her Dalmatian, Domino, and her friends Ricki and Dani. Her favorite hangout is The Angry Lizard where she likes to hang with her bodyguard-turned-boyfriend Sean. Sean and his Primani brothers, Declan and Killian, are her trainers, her soul mates, and her path to immortality.

What is your biggest secret? If I told you, then it wouldn’t be a secret, would it? Aren’t like, 1,000 people going to read this interview? Besides, all my secrets concern the Primani world and I’m sworn to secrecy. Killian would kick my ass if I told you about them.

What are you most afraid of? Being kidnapped and tortured by demons. My powers are still unstable--I’m still learning to use my defensive abilities. I’m like one huge demon magnet. I’m not sure who wants me more dead--the demons or the serial killer! I feel like I’ve got a target spray painted on my back!

What is your current state of mind? Stressed. There’s a serial killer running Plattsburgh. Every time we turn around, there’s another body getting dumped. The terrifying part is they all look like me. It’s creeping me out.

Can you talk about your powers? Sure, I’m not afraid to share a little. It’s taking some time to sort it all out though and they keep evolving. Raphael says that’s normal and I have to be patient. He’s better at patience than I am! At this point, I have really strong empath powers. I feel emotions from people around me. I’m trying to learn to control it--it overwhelms me sometimes. I also have premonitions, I can use remote viewing over pretty far distances, and I’m mastering telekinesis to use energy as a weapon. This is the coolest power, but most dangerous. Killian’s trying to train me to use my psychic abilities before I accidently kill someone. He worries.

What do you want more than anything? I don’t peace? That’s a hard question. I don’t want much. I’m pretty simple. I want...I guess I just want to survive to be with Sean. I worry about that. The future is cloudy. I can’t always see him.

What is your relationship status? Today? I’d say in a relationship with Sean. He’s making me crazy but there’s something about the look in his eyes that I can’t walk away from. He’s intense. He’s brilliant. He’s wicked hot. He does things to me that should be illegal...But he’s got secrets and I get a weird feeling sometimes. Things aren’t always as they seem. I’m learning that the hard way.

Which living person do you most admire? Declan, for sure. He’s kind and sweet, but hard as steel. He’s my rock, my healer, my brother. I would be dead so many times without him in my life. He gives everyone love and patience, but still kills demons like a pro. I love Dec. He’s amazing.

If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? My boobs. They should be bigger. No, don’t laugh. It’s true! Have you seen them? Of course not, they’re too small!

What is your motto? Live today, survive tomorrow!

Call the Lightning
Primani, Book Two
Laurie Olerich
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Laurie Olerich
ISBN: 149276759X
Number of pages: 448
Word Count: 141,500
Cover Artist: Angela Bauer
Book Description:
Bound by blood and flame...
Mica Thomas is not having a good year. First, her Primani Sean vanishes without a trace. Second, a sadistic demon wants to use her as leverage. Third, her totally unwanted powers are making her nuts.  And then there’s Killian...his eyes hold secrets that confuse her and his every touch sends her blood racing out of control.  
Killian has secrets--a lot of them. With Sean MIA, it’s up to him to keep Mica safe while her powers evolve. His protection takes a dangerous turn when she becomes a pawn in the game. Desperate to keep her alive, he drags her into his private world of ancient power and bloody altars with devastating consequences.
With their minds and bodies connected, is there room for Sean? 
I was humming “Chasing Cars” in the shower when the clear curtain slid back. Sean leaned against the sink, letting his eyes drift down my soapy body. He still wore jeans, but the button was undone and they rode low on his hips. He’d already stripped off the t-shirt he wore today. I licked my lips and tried to say something sexy but nothing came out. My tongue got stuck in my mouth. Instead, I stepped back to make room. The jeans hit the floor in the blink of an eye and his hands were everywhere at once. With my back against the warm tile, I closed my eyes and let the sensations overwhelm me. He dragged his lips away from my mouth and smiled wickedly. Nonplussed, I started to ask what he was up to, but it came out as a yelp when he scooped me up and wrapped my legs around his waist. His arms cushioned me from the hard tile as he impaled me with one quick thrust.
“Oh. My. God.”
Moving against me now, he bit my earlobe and murmured, “Not quite.”
After using all of the hot water, we stumbled to the bedroom to work out the bed. Exhausted and limp, I trailed my finger through the fine black hair that formed his happy trail and said, “There is no way that you’ve never had sex before me. You’re like a porn star.”
“A porn star?” He propped himself up on his elbow and frowned.
He looked so disgruntled, I started to giggle. “Baby, wait. I meant that as a compliment! You’re just so amazing when we…uh, do it.” I blushed and shut up.
“You’re a mess. You know that? Of course it’s amazing! Hello? Supernatural beings here! Our souls are connected; we share the same saol. God Mica, when I see you my brain and my body go into hyper-drive with awareness. I feel every breath you take, every heartbeat, every emotion. When I touch you, I feel your blood flowing under your skin. I feel it under my fingertips. I have the power to draw it to the surface anywhere I want. Do you know how hot that makes me? I want to lose myself in you.” He gently traced a pale blue vein on my chest with his thumb. It pulsed in response. “I can give you pleasure because I feel what you want when your breath catches just so.”
My breath caught as he nipped my collarbone with his teeth. I felt my bones turn liquid again and knew he was right. I felt the same things when I touched him. I was turned on just standing close to him. He hummed with energy that I felt on every inch of my skin. I assumed everyone in love felt this way, but maybe he was right. Our souls were entwined as much as our bodies. Maybe this was special.
He peered up from the vicinity of my naval and asked, “Besides, what made you think I was a virgin?” 
About the Author:  
Laurie Olerich is the author of the new Primani series. Part urban fantasy, part romance, part paranormal...Three things she can’t live without! Laurie spent most of her life in the Northeastern United States and in Western Europe. She now lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her son and Dalmatian duo, Domino and Rambo.  Desperate to escape the heat, she lives vicariously through Mica and her Primani by setting their adventures in the mountain coolness of New England and the rainy days of London. Before throwing caution to the wind and diving into a writing career, Laurie dedicated 20 years to her country by serving in the United States Air Force. Much of her time was spent around men with guns and cool toys...this explains her obsession with both.
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1 comment:

Laurie Olerich said...

Hi Laurie! Thank you so much for hosting me today! It's fun to share Mica's interview. I hope your fans enjoy it! I'd love to answer any questions and will be checking back here throughout today.