Friday, April 18, 2014

Interview with Mica Thomas from Laurie Olerich's Primani series

Bio: Mica Thomas moved to Plattsburgh, New York after her mother died. She has a father, step-mother, two step-sisters who are twins, a step-brother, and a natural sister she never sees. She’s a natural athlete and loves all things snow: snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowballing...Mica can be found climbing mountains with her Dalmatian, Domino, and 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.

Describe yourself what is your worst and best quality? Hmm, let me think. I guess my worst quality is I suck at shooting. Ask Killian. I can’t hit anything! My best quality is probably my sense of humor. I mean, really. Have you read the book? With all the crap I’ve been through, I’d have lost my mind if I couldn’t laugh at it all.

What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you? I’m not as confident as I like to pretend I am. Oh sure, in public I’m all cocky and badass, but I’m shaking in my boots the whole time.

What is your biggest secret something no one knows about? 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 Sean and he’s uber private.

What are you most afraid of? Easy question. Being abducted and tortured by demons is always a possibility now that I’m living with the Primani. My powers are weak still--I’m like one huge demon magnet these days. Just need someone to paint a target on my back!

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. I don’t know...I hope it’s nothing.

How would you describe your sense of fashion? Carelessly chic? Too much purple? Too many tanks and hoodies? I love clothes that are soft and comfy...oh, and they have to be stretchy so I can fight in them. Hard to do Krav Maga is tight jeans! If I’m going for a sexy look, it’s going to be short skirts and tall boots...Sean totally loves me in that.

How much of a rebel are you? Really? Have you read the book? You can’t find anyone more rebellious than I’s pretty much how Sean and I got together in the first place! I hate rules. Period.

What do you consider to be your greatest achievement? Healing my little brother when the demon attacked us. Yeah, that’s it, for sure. That night sucked. I don’t ever want to repeat it, but I’m thankful for Raphael’s gift that helped me heal Trevor.

What is your idea of happiness? A day spent in the forest...preferably with Sean and Domino. Nothing but me, the trees, and my two favorite peeps.

What is your current state of mind? Worried, but positive. My powers are expanding which is a good thing, but the stakes are getting higher. I know something’s coming for me, but I’m not alone in this fight. Sean and Killian are powerful allies. We’ll get through it. We always do, right?

What is your most treasured possession? Easy! The jewelry box my mother got me the Christmas before she died. It’s got a little porcelain Dalmatian on the top. It’s how I remember her.

What is your most marked characteristic? My eyes? Or something not physical? How about my sarcastic wit? I’m a serious smartass...I can’t help it. It’s a gift.

What is it that you most dislike? I hate being lied to. Really, that’s a sure way to piss me the hell off.

Which living person do you most despise? Great question! Maybe you have read the book! Scott Flynn wins the trophy for biggest scumbag on the planet. The fact that he’s a psycho and keeps trying to kill me pretty much puts him at the top of the list. One of these days, Sean’s going to kill him. I’m crossing fingers for that. I might even help.

What is your greatest regret? My mom’s death...she died before I could be a good daughter to her. I was horrible the year before she died...all full of my own wants, selfish as only teenaged girls can be, I guess. She was a good mom and I was a spoiled brat. I wish, every day, that I was nicer to her. I wish I had told her I loved her the day she died.

What is the quality you most like in a man? A man’s got to have a sense of humor or we’re just not going to click. I make fun of everyone and laugh at totally inappropriate things. A guy’s got to get that and laugh with me. Sean’s a little stiff still, but I’m wearing him down...slowly.

What is the quality you most like in a woman? Now a woman has to have a spine. I can’t stand wimpy whiny women. A woman has to be able to stand on her own two feet and kick a little ass when she needs to.

Who is your favorite hero in fiction? Hmm. That’s gotta be Indiana Jones. Hands down, Harrison Ford’s nailed that role. I love Indy. He’s still my favorite crush.

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!

TinkNCognito's Review of Primani
5 Stars for a Great ride
I finished this book recently and was thrilled with how good it was. I usually give a new author a little leeway in developing the story and getting their writing style down not to mention the usually less than stellar editing and I am happy to report that I didn't need any of that leeway with this book. The story line with Mica and the boys was actually very tight. It was interesting from the start and the development on Ms. Olerich's world was smooth. It felt very intuitive and I was glad she didn't spoon feed the world setup to us. As most of the characters were human or humanoid, I didn't feel that extensive descriptors to set it all up were necessary and would have bogged down the story. And the editing was as good as that of many authors with several books under their belt.
The story was fun, moved quickly but the story line had a lot of meat to it. Mica was a strong female, Sean, Dec and Killian were all very interesting characters with wonderfully unique traits and I loved each of them in their own way. Mica's friends were great and I even loved her dog (though I sensed there was more to that!).
The romance was lovely and there was lots of funny moments too. It was a truly enjoyable read and I have already bought the second book in the series as I want to see where Ms. Olerich takes this story and these characters. I am curious about the growth I expect to see in Mica so I can't wait to start the next book.

Author Bio:

Laurie Olerich is the author of the new Primani series. Part romance, part special ops, part paranormal...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 her writing by setting the drama 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.

Buy Links on Amazon
Primani - Book One

Call the Lightening - Book Two

Stone Angels - Book Three


  1. Thanks Ladies! Your blog is lovely and I am thrilled to be on it today! I appreciate your taking a chance on a new series. Broken.Souls. is due out in June and I can't wait to share it!

  2. Laurie, I'm thrilled you're here. Loved the first book and I'm excited to read the next book Call the Lightening, which I already bought.

    We are always looking for new authors and glad we found you!