Laurie Olerich

Biography

Laurie Olerich is the author of the Primani and Demons After Dark series. Part romance, part paranormal, part adventure...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 muse Rambo. In an attempt to re-live her wild and crazy younger years, she lives vicariously through her characters by setting their adventures in her favorite city, New York, and the mountain forests of New England as often as possible. Before 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.

Smashwords Interview

What made you choose to write in the paranormal genre?
I love creating the world and the lore that goes with it. My stories are meant to be an escape for readers. What better way to forget your problems than to lose yourself in a world that may or may not exist alongside our boring one? Each book builds on the lore and the backstory so it unfolds in real time as you read. I love giving my characters unique psychic abilities that give them an edge on the bad guys and in the bedroom too--telepathy, telekinesis, energy exchange, teleporting... Imagine the possibilities!

My paranormal world includes Primani (immortal soldiers), psychics, angels, and demons (both good and bad). Oh, and just because this is PNR, there’s no reason to leave out the occasional kinky character, is there? These guys have needs too! Now, isn’t that more fun than cowboys and bikers? Wink, wink!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I’m originally from a little town near Pittsburgh, PA, but my family moved to Texas when I was a teenager. I graduated in Texas but always missed my Beaver County friends. Since I had zero money for college, I joined the Air Force. This turned out to be the best decision I’ve ever made. I was blessed to live in Plattsburgh, NY (setting of my Primani series), Germany, and San Antonio, TX, during my 20-year career. My Air Force family is irreplaceable and joined me in many of my wilder adventures that eventually ended up in my books. Living all over the world gave me a great opportunity to learn about other cultures and to incorporate those differences into my stories.
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Videos

Primani Series Interview with Inner Goddess Forum
Learn more about the early books in the Primani Series in this casual interview with one of the fabulous founders of Inner Goddess Forum. Candid and relaxed, Laurie reveals character secrets, plot bunnies, and her writing process.

Series

Demons After Dark
Introducing Demons after Dark. A Primani World crossover series, it’s hot paranormal romance featuring antiheroes who will make you laugh, cry, and swoon. Known only as Trinity demons, this band of brothers was stripped of their powers and violently exiled from Hell. Wrongly accused of an unthinkable crime, they’re left to survive with no memories and no weapons while a secret society quietly plots Lucifer’s demise.
Primani
Primani are soldiers with supernatural abilities granted by an archangel. They police demon activity that threatens humankind. Before becoming Primani, all were superior warriors (Celts, Huns, Vikings, etc.) with unique psychic abilities. The series follows them as they cross lines, fall in love, and butcher demons to save the world. Living by a loose code of morals, they’re more mercenaries than angels, prone to violence, vengeance, and in the end, sometimes, heartbreakingly pure love. The first three books follow Mica’s transformation from human to immortal after she becomes entangled in the Primani world. Each subsequent book focuses on the unique story of each Primani as they battle both Hell and their own inner demons. Often dark, funny, full of twists, and steamy passion, the Primani series crosses the lines of paranormal romance, metaphysical fantasy, and occult suspense.

Books

If Just One Person (The Suicide of Shari Jensen)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,750. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Shari Jensen could be your sister, your mother, or your best friend. She’s everyone and no one. She’s an ordinary woman suffering from depression. She’s middle-aged and divorced. She has a dysfunctional family and forgetful friends. She appears strong, but deep down inside, she’s screaming for help. Her story is a reminder that even strong, successful women can feel lost and alone.
Koivu (Demons After Dark Book Three)
Series: Demons After Dark, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,380. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Urban
Former Hell’s Fury champion, Koivu, is desperate to reclaim his title. Exile in a broken human body is his worst nightmare until he meets a sexy, soft-hearted physical therapist who heals much more than his shoulder. PT Micki Glass can't resist the man behind the feral eyes until her world crashes to the ground. Can she love him for the man he is now and forget the demon he once was?
Daddy's Little Demon Slayer (Primani Series Book Seven)
Series: Primani. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,850. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The big, bad world’s a scary place when you’re only five years old. If you’re a typical little boy, that is. When Cian Leahy, heir to his father’s powerful ancestral magic and future bringer of the apocalypse, gets lost, he isn’t scared. He’s having the adventure of his life! With Mica out of town, can Killian rescue Cian before she finds out?
Benn (Demons After Dark Book Two)
Series: Demons After Dark, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,220. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Urban
A former shrink in Hell's SuperMax prison, Benn’s positive he’s lost his damn mind when he wakes up in the body of an uptight antiquities professor. One glance in the mirror shows he's not in Hell anymore. Lainey Hayes is horrified. Spending months tramping through ruins with Dr. Daniels sounds like Hell, but she’s shocked to discover this adrenaline junkie is nothing like the jerk she remembers.
Vanek (Demons After Dark Book One)
Series: Demons After Dark, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Vanek: Being human sucks. Before I was betrayed and exiled, I was a badass Painkiller in the worst prison in Hell. Now? I’m stuck in the body of a kinky mercenary with no powers and no way to get home. Dylan: I hate demons. My life is tied to a sadistic soul broker and I’m running out of time. How ironic that my only hope of freedom is a sexy ex-demon with a blank past and a broken smile.
Saol Mates (Primani Series Book Six)
Series: Primani. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,030. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Dec and Rori’s romance continues with the next book in the Primani Series. After two years, they can’t wait to get married and live happily ever after. The date is set. The invitations have been sent. The demons have been quiet. What could possibly go wrong? Enter the vengeful Angel of Wrath and a bloodthirsty new demon on a mission from Hell. What could go wrong? Everything.
Darkness Calling (Primani Series Book Five)
Series: Primani. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,690. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Finally freed from a century in purgatory, former-wild child Aisling just wants to raise her son and live as a normal human. Her taste of freedom is cut short the moment her past comes to claim her. Sean is sick and tired of his baby mama’s hateful attitude. But when a brutal old enemy shows up to destroy everyone he loves, he discovers Aisling is hiding more than her feelings for him.
The Lost Soul Trilogy
Series: Primani. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 389,790. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The Lost Soul Trilogy is a magical blend of paranormal and urban fantasy romance that follows a reluctant psychic and the tight group of powerful warriors charged with her accidental journey to immortality. Sometimes dark, funny, full of twists and steamy passion, the Lost Soul Trilogy proves no one is truly lost.
Broken Souls (Primani Series Book Four)
Series: Primani. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,480. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Manhattan psychic Rori Austin’s life is over. She just doesn’t know it yet. Plagued by recurring nightmares and terrifying fugues, she’s hanging on by a thread. When she blacks out and wakes up in 1969, she knows she’s out of control. When too-good-to-be-true Declan shows up out of nowhere, she’s thrilled until he starts asking questions she has no intention of answering.
Stone Angels (Primani Series Book Three)
Series: Primani. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 152,090. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
In the riveting conclusion to Mica’s story, nothing is as it seems. Secrets, lies, promises. Where is the truth? When Sean goes rogue, Mica risks everything to save him from falling to Hell. Forbidden to interfere, Killian sends Mica to help. If Sean hurts her, he’ll be dead. Haunted by an eerie sense of déjà vu, Mica is stunned to find the truth at last. 3,000 yrs is a long time to wait for love!
Call the Lightning (Primani Series Book Two)
Series: Primani. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 141,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Psychic Mica Thomas isn't having a good year. First, the love of her life vanishes. Second, a sadistic demon tries to use her as leverage. Third, her totally wonky powers are driving her nuts. And then there’s Killian... His eyes hold secrets that confuse her & his touch sends her blood racing out of control. She has to trust him, but the secrets & lies are tearing the team apart.
Primani (Primani Series Book One)
Series: Primani. Price: Free! Words: 98,250. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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After surviving a brutal attack, psychic Mica Thomas vows to live life on her terms, but when an old enemy returns, she’s swept under the protection of an immortal special ops team with a mission too fantastic to believe. For Primani Sean O’Cahan, this should be a routine protection detail, but nothing about this crazy, sexy woman is routine. He's forbidden to mess with destiny, but he's no angel.

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