Lari Smythe


Lari enjoys many forms of creative expression. Lari's work in computer graphics challenged the limits of technology and yielded the very first computer animation. During that time, Lari continued to work with conventional media, oil, acrylic, and her favorite pastels. Then, in 2000, Lari channeled her artistic talent into writing.
Lari's first two novels, Angel and the sequel Survivors, are historical in nature. The stories revolve around World War II and the struggles of a young woman coming of age during that horrific time in history. Although fiction, the stories are historically accurate in detail. As of 2014, Lari has written seven novels that span the genres of Historical Romance, Romantic Adventure and Paranormal Teen Romance.
Many authors consider writing a craft, but Lari firmly believes that writing is a form of art. While technique and style can be learned, nothing sets a writer apart more than artistic inspiration. For Lari, writing is a chance to bring an idea to life, to live in the moment, and she strives to bring the same enjoyment to her readers.

Smashwords Interview

What's new in 2016?
April 24, 2016 at 1:00 AM the first draft of With This Kiss is officially COMPLETE!!!!! So excited to have the first draft down on paper, figuratively speaking of course. Get ready for a trip down memory lane as Izzy and Jason wrestle with the changes, both physical and mental, brought on by the lingering effects of the potion that saved their lives. This is what I call a bridge book, the end of one series/saga with an opening into a brand new book and maybe another series. Not sure about that, but definitely a new book (some of which is already written).
It has been a joy to be writing again. Hang in there, the revision cycle takes some time, but I'm definitely pushing for a 2016 release!
I cannot tell you how happy I am to be writing again. It is also truly inspiring to check my dashboard and see new people are taking a chance on a new writer and reading my work. For all of you, I hope you enjoy reading the stories as much as I do writing them.
Please take a moment to leave a review, they are so important to a new writer, your way of telling me if you like my work.
Love you all!

For you paperback readers, all my work, including the entire Southern Exposure Saga is available in print at Just do a search on the LuLu site for Lari Smythe. Any of my books are a great gift idea for those romance readers on your shopping list.
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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Till Death Do Us Part
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 105,880. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Till Death Do Us Part is the third book in the Southern Exposure Saga. While Jason and Izzy forge ahead in an almost natural teenage romance, the worlds of vampire and human are about to collide. The historian returns with a new, gruesome weapon to destroy the Falkner Coven, and he has a plan. Even if Jason and Izzy can find away to survive, they will never see what's coming next.
Perpetual Motion
Series: Perpetual Motion, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 97,220. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This action packed romantic thriller pits Eddie, his father and Sarah against the Department Of Homeland Security as they strive to develop a revolutionary new source of power. Hold on for a thrilling ride as Eddie and Sarah face off against the government and seemingly insurmountable odds to save Josh and their own lives. Are they prepared to pay the price of free energy?
Take My Breath Away
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 84,840. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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: 98,280. Language: American English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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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