Monday, February 3, 2014

[Blog Tour] Spotlight and Review: Call the Lightning (Primani #2) by Laurie Olerich


Call the Lightning
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?

Short Excerpt:

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.


Tour wide giveaway-
signed hard copy of Call the Lightning and a signed copy of the newest book in the series, Stone Angels.
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4 stars

I must admit I haven't read the first book of this series, "Primani". I actually thought it was a stand alone and I was wrong. It definitely is the continuation of the first series so it was confusing for me at first. But I will definitely read Primani to understand it better.

Assuming this second installment, began a year after Sean supposedly died. Mica had nightmares and experienced pain and sorrow because for her Sean was her soul mate. During that time, Killian became her protector and they both fell in love with each other. Killian also helped with Mica's training when her powers were evolving. Although Sean returned because Mica was able to find him with the help of Killian and Dec. At Sean's return, Killian erased Mica's memories of their love for each other in order to not hurt and betray Sean. As the story goes, Mica's team must still find and defeat the demon that is wrecking havoc but amidst the danger there are more secrets to be discovered one that can also be their downfall.

I couldn't connect to Mica at the beginning because I found her too reckless, nosy, and headstrong which only gets her into more trouble which in turns becomes annoying. Usually, all the misshapen she experienced is in a way her fault which gets annoying. I think the part I hated the most was when she had a last goodbye relationship with Killian when Sean returned. I also agree that they both made the wrong choice especially Killian with regards to erasing the memories of Mica.

Although I do love the friendship between these four characters and that despite their differences and falling outs they still support each other. The love triangle between Mica, Sean, and Killian is really complicated and deep. It was hard for me to choose who I want Mica to end up with but for me Seth is 1% above Killian. Only 1% because it is difficult choosing between Sean and Killian but it would probably be different for you if you finished reading near the ending of the story. Killian does deserve his own happy ending as well. I think I love Dec most of all. He's like the mix of all three plus he acts the mediator although I do sympathize him because he usually suffers the most when their team fights.

There should be a warning about tragedy in this book. It became an emotional ride for me especially the ending. I can't wait to for the next book to come out or more likely have it available. The ending is definitely a cliffhanger.


  1. Thanks so much for the lovely review of Call the Lightning and for hosting me today! I really appreciate your support! Book 3, Stone Angels, will be officially released on Amazon on Feb 7! I am soooo excited for this one to come out---it's by far my absolute favorite of the three in the series so far. For those who are following the series, I'm about 20,000 words into Book 4! If the stars and moon align properly, that one will be finished this summer. Have a wonderful week, ya'll!!

    1. Yay. Just 3 more days for Stone Angels.