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 2022, Lari has written nine 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

Did you participate in NaNoWriMo?
First, let me say that NaNoWriMo is a fantastic opportunity for writers to get motivation and participate with other writers. As you all know, since COVID I have a great deal of trouble with my memory which, as you might expect, makes it extremely difficult to write. A dear friend of mine convinced me to give NaNoWriMo a try this year. Side note, I have participated on and off since 2013. Anyway, I set a modest goal for the month of 25,000 words not sure I could do that.
I started on an old short story I did a longtime ago as a basic concept. As you can imagine, it started very slowly and my fingers just wouldn't cooperate on the keyboard. Three weeks into the challenge I surprised myself and passed the 25,000 words feeling like I was on a roll. Surprise of surprises, on November 29th at 11:47 PM I passed the 50,000 word NaNoWirMo goal!
I've already been through four editing cycles and the story is really falling into place and I can't wait to share it. Quicksilver is a romance about two people trying to find love after tragedy shatters their lives. Not 100% sure on genre just yet. It is on the steamy side!
What's next?
After a too long hiatus, I am seriously considering trying to restart me writing. You see, November is National Novel Writing Month. In the past, many of my books were started with the competition, really a self motivating idea. I have always been disappointed that I didn't write a sequel to Perpetual Motion, I even had a name, Off The Grid. I am praying inspiration finds me as we race towards November.
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Southern Exposure Saga
The evolution of shimmering vampires plays out through this series as human and vampire alike race toward a final confrontation and the origin of shimmering vampires.


The Light Within
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 6. Price: Free! Words: 98,170. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Shimmering vampires are something different, something unexpected, something that flies in the face of legend. How long have they existed? Where did they come from? Why are they here? Follow Elina and Elliott's continuing journey as they unwind the mystery of the origin of the shimmering vampire.
After Forever
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 76,060. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
After Forever is book 5 in the Southern Exposure Saga. Alone in the mortal world, Elina Whitaker begins a new life as Elina Struther. When she meets Elliott, the trajectory of her life is irrevocably altered. With a surge of newfound emotions, they begin a perilous relationship that threatens to expose the truth of immortality, one that could ultimately destroy their lives and alter history.
With This Kiss
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 106,170. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
With This Kiss is book 4 in the Southern Exposure Saga. Mortality comes with such limitations. As Izzy prepares to celebrate their first anniversary, Jason is secretly fighting a demon that threatens to boil over at any moment. The danger is imminent. Can Jason choose the right path or will his choice ultimately destroy their relationship, their lives? And what of the miracle of new life?
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 » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
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
Price: Free! Words: 97,220. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
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 » General
(4.75 from 4 reviews)
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 » General
(5.00 from 5 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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