Yari Garcia

Biography

Hello! I'm Yari Garcia.

I live in Colorado and I write YA & New Adult stories of romance, for those who are fierce at heart.

I have a BA in English & Creative Writing with a focus on Fiction. I have reached the list of top free authors on iBooks with my romantic short stories, such as The Girl in the Converse Shoes, which currently has over 48,000 reviews on iTunes.

My current work-in-progress takes you into the heart of the south, to the small town of Ponybridge, Louisiana, where Bonnie Hart is trying desperately to get her life back on track after a failed romance. A series of arsons pops up all over town unexpectedly, and threatens to smoke out all the small town's secrets, including Bonnie's. When fire investigator Brandon Wells is called to the scene, it is love at first sight-- but it only complicates Bonnie's life, as the fires get closer and closer and more dangerous by the hour.

"A Firefighter Hero for Her" is coming soon!

Many hugs,
Yari

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Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy in writing for me is sharing parts of myself through story and connecting to others who say "Hey, I've felt that way before, too." It's fantastic to reach and connect so deeply.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything! They are the reason I've added more and more meaning and love to my stories. It is through their feedback that I've been able to improve as a writer. It is their passion, encouragement, and suggestions that are shaping who I am as an author.
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Where to find Yari Garcia online


Books

Living Free of Alcohol
You set the price! Words: 45,350. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Substance Abuse & Addictions / Alcoholism, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery
Recovery from alcoholism is full of falls and triumphs. In this book, Yari Garcia shares her own story of alcoholism, sobriety, relapse, and the way to finally break out of the relapse cycle to live a sober life.
Strega Fey
You set the price! Words: 42,930. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Clara is fourteen, and her life has become a nightmare since her mother’s passing. Desperate for a new life, she conjures up a spell. She's taken to the world of Strega Fey, which she must now save, before she gets her new life. That is, if she survives.
Scared to Death
Price: Free! Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense
Bella is the new girl in school and just wants to fit in. When a group of teens welcomes her into their group, she's relieved not to be sitting alone at lunch anymore. But these strange kids seems to have it out for each other. Bella's suspicions grow~ as does her attraction for the gorgeous guy named Sey.
Warmth of Winter
Price: Free! Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Carine is volunteering at Warmth of Winter this holiday season. And as every year, Misha is there too, bossing her around. Carine does everything Misha says, because she knows a secret that could change Carine's life if anyone knew. When a handsome new guy, Flynn, volunteers at Warmth of Winter, Misha instantly commands her to stay away from him. But is this the one thing Carine just cannot do?
Bryexe: She Lives in a Dollhouse
You set the price! Words: 43,770. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Full Novel! Fifteen-year-old Bryexe is the weirdest girl in school. When Liam Cobain, a cute popular guy, is suckered into asking her out on a bet, Bryexe sees this as an opportunity. She asks for his help searching for something in an enchanted dollhouse. Bryexe and Liam soon realize that an attraction is starting to form between them~can they make their love work and find what she's looking for?
Black Magick: A Sinister Romance
Price: Free! Words: 7,690. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Violet was an ordinary sophomore, until she met Ian. He wasn't just the mysterious new kid. Determined to find out his secrets, Violet gets involved with Ian, who says he is trying to become immortal. She joins him in his nightly rituals under the full moon, where he kisses her passionately. When she discovers he's trying to make her his, Violet wants nothing more than to BE his, forever.
Gym Class
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Jose, Zoe, Tanya, and Corben are four friends struggling in gym class. They don't mind until they get their mid-term report cards, all full of C's, D's, and F's. Jose doesn't mind his F, but he's sick of being out of shape. Tired of being left behind at his family's yearly hiking trip, he's determined to get in shape, and also pass gym class. Jose comes up with a plan... will they pass gym class?
Life After Sobriety
You set the price! Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction & recovery, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healing
In this short book, I share my experiences with sobriety and relapses to help you on your own path to sobriety.
The Short Story Collection
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,680. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Thanks to your wonderful feedback, I've gathered ten of my short stories in one easy-to-navigate eBook with a clickable table of contents. I've also included a FREE PREVIEW of my very first teen Gothic novella called Bryexe: She Lives in a Dollhouse, coming out this October 31st, 2015!
100 Writing Prompts for Teens
Price: Free! Words: 1,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Writing
A writing prompt is an idea to inspire you to write. It is a starting point for those times when you are feeling stuck, when you don’t know what to write, or when you simply want something spontaneous to write about. In this e-book, I'm going to give you 100 writing prompts to get your creativity flowing! They're divided into 5 sections: romance, horror, life, family, and fantasy/sci-fi.
Kyera's Curfew
Price: Free! Words: 2,020. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
(4.00 from 1 review)
Kyera is fourteen years old, almost fifteen. She's a good student, responsible, and plays for the softball team. So when her mother doesn't allow her to leave the house on Friday- YET AGAIN, Kyera takes matters into her own hands. She simply unlocks her bedroom window and gives herself a new curfew.
Christmas Kid Poems!
Price: Free! Words: 910. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
A collection of nine short and sweet poems about Christmas, for children.
Seven Super Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Anthology, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of seven of my short stories! These can be found scattered throughout my social websites, so I have put them together in one convenient eBook :-) In this eBook, you will find the following stories: Adventurous Shopping Cart, Car Surfing During an Earthquake, The Dog That Was Left Alone, True Romance, Trippy, Truly Fly…, and Run For It. Thank you for downloading this eBook!
Chloe's Lyrics
Price: Free! Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Chloe is a teen and a lesbian~ and majorly crushing on a girl named Lisa. She's taking the stage tonight, armed with nothing but her microphone and her lyrics to sing what she's been wanting to confess for so long. How will Lisa react to Chloe's lyrics?
Paranormal Romance: A Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mike is in love with Lilly, but she only has eyes for the paranormal romances she reads. Can ordinary Mike win her love?
Just Dance
Price: Free! Words: 1,730. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Mia is a great dancer...in her room. Can she find the courage to go out in public and just dance? (Short story)
Teenaged + Girl + Poetry
You set the price! Words: 1,830. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
(2.00 from 1 review)
A collection of teenaged poetry. I wrote these poems a long time ago, and thought I'd publish the poems in honor of the crazy little confused girl I used to be.
Speak Up
Price: Free! Words: 1,260. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
Bailey is painfully shy. "Huh?" is the word she hears most often. But today she must make the choice of speaking up for the first time.
In Love With My Best Friend
Price: Free! Words: 930. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Everyone falls in love with their best friend sometimes...
In Search of David
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,410. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Something strange has happened in the small city of Seabrook, Texas. After what seems to be a disastrous earthquake, a girl finds her best friend missing, and a strange soldier dying on her apartment floor. The soldier gives her a weapon and a warning before dying, and soon it becomes apparent that something much, much bigger than an earthquake has happened.
About Falling in Love
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Flash Fiction: You can read it in a flash! Story: Sometimes the smallest conversations can have the biggest impact. This is a short story about a girl who stumbled across such conversation. A conversation about...falling.
Neon
Price: Free! Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Bold and proud to be a freak, funky-haired Neon sets out to get her crush's attention the best way she knows how: through skateboarding!
The Girl in the Converse Shoes
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.45 from 11 reviews)
A geek is in search of the mysterious girl that kissed him on Halloween, but his only clues are her blonde hair...and her pink Converse shoes.
Nikki and the Vampire
Price: Free! Words: 760. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.44 from 9 reviews)
A sophomore girl daringly dates a guy who is rumored to be a vampire. What will happen to her?
Twisted Romance Lyrics: From the album Forever Your Pet
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Poetry
This free e-book contains song lyrics from Twisted Romance, a band from the mind of Yaritza Garcia (aka Moody Thursday)! There are 10 full songs and a "Bonus Track" :-) I hope you enjoy these poetic lyrics!
Kid Poems!
Price: Free! Words: 860. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry
These poems are specially written for my wonderful niece and nephew, Gaby and Richard :-) And they can be enjoyed by kids all around!
A Girl's Poetry
You set the price! Words: 1,490. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
The title says it all. This is a girl's poetry, that's all...
A Shy Girl Screams Poetry
You set the price! Words: 1,800. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This is a collection of 30 of my poems, which I have written over time. It is basically a diverse example of more poetry to come.

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