Lari Smythe


Some people are born to be writers, they just know it, others have to discover the writer inside them, I fall into the latter category. I began writing in 2000 after waking from a vivid dream thinking, I'm supposed to write this. My family had a good laugh when I told them I was going to write a book, but by the middle of 2003 I had written a full length Historical Romance. I loved the art of writing and spent the next several years with two more full length manuscripts, refining the craft. While I don't believe a writer can ever say they've arrived, I do feel like my art has reached a level where I am proud to share it. I enjoy, living in the moment, of each story as it unfolds and hope that you enjoy reading the stories as much as I do writing them.

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What's new?
Perpetual Motion is all but ready. The cover is finished and will be up on my Facebook site in a couple of days so you can check it out. All the required formatting is complete, just going though a few odds and ends to make sure the book is as good as I can make it. If the approval gods are in my corner, Perpetual Motion will be released next week. Being my first "Adult" rated book, you never know, but I think I've met all the guidelines. We will see. This is my first venture into a 'purchase it' book, so I'm really hoping for your support.

I started the last edit run through for Till Death Do Us Part and some of the preliminary cover work is complete. If life doesn't get in the way, Till Death Do Us Part should be released late August or early September. At the same time, I am going to release a second edition of the first book, Southern Exposure. The only change will be the cover. I want all the covers to be similar. And, there is a surprise coming for the Southern Exposure Saga! Don't you love surprises? Stay tuned.

For those of you who like to hold a book in your hands, turn the pages and smell the paper, don't forget all my books are available in a 6x9 paperback format at Did you leave a review? I would really appreciate it if you would take a minute and leave a review for any of my work that you have read. It means so much to a writer to hear how you are doing. Thanks!
What style do you write in?
I didn't even know this existed until I completed the 2013 NANOWRIMO challenge. One of the perks for 'winning' was a Style Review. According to that review, my writing is classified as an EBDK. So what does that mean, you ask?
(E)xpressive: your book contains more dialog between two or more characters than most books.
(B)reezy: Your language tends to be easier to read and more straightforward than average.
(D)escriptive: Your book is very descriptive, more so than the average book.
(K)inetic: Your book contains more physical motion than most books.
To sum it up, an EBDK is most prevalent in fiction, primarily in the Mystery, Thriller, Romance spectrum. These works place a premium on plot and character development, and engage readers with an easy use of dialogue. They tend to use rich descriptive passages, and their text is welcoming and easy to consume. They strive to engage the reader early, and keep their characters active and moving.
So, here are four notable EDBKs - Sephenie Meyer, Twilight - Stephen King, Under The Dome - John Grisham, The Associate - Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
So, there you have it. If you like an engaging, easy read, with lots of action and dialogue give my work a look.
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Take My Breath Away
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Take My Breath Away is the second book in the Southern Exposure Saga. Jason and Izzy's romance didn't end with their discovery in Forks, far from it. Not even their shocking discovery on the way home, or trying to cope with their implausible living arrangement can prepare them for the new menace that cruises into Boonsboro threatening everything.
Southern Exposure
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 98,250. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Southern Exposure is a spinoff of the Twilight series with new characters and a new story. There are some surprising twists along the way. If you liked Twilight, you won't be disappointed. This is Book I of the exciting Southern Exposure Saga.

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