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.


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
Elina's conception and birth were much more than a miracle. Hunted by human and vampire alike, they work tirelessly to unravel the prophesy, but when the Faulkner ring of protection collapses Elina and Elliott flee into the unknown where they face the reality of her existence and an inconceivable choice. Is it really possible angels and demons come from the same place?
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
Alone in the mortal world, Elina Whitaker begins a new life as Elina Struther. Despite the veil of secrecy around her biological family, her move south sparks renewed determination to achieve her dream of playing high school football. When Elina begins a relationship, Elliott uncovers the prophesy of who she is and they begin a perilous journey that threatens to expose the origin of immortality.
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
Since the day Izzy and Jason walked out of the ICU, their life has been a whirlwind. Marriage, enrollment at Clemson University and college football add up to a life that is beyond perfect, but can one simply walk away from the world of vampires? With their hands locked around the handle of a knife can Izzy and Jason put love above all else?
Till Death Do Us Part
Series: Southern Exposure Saga, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 105,870. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
During a romantic stroll down a snow-covered deserted street, a lone car loses control on the icy road and slams into Izzy and Jason. The accident leaves Jason at death's door and Izzy with an impossible choice. Will she honor her vow to never change him and let him die in her arms? The accident, her hesitancy to act lead them down an irreversible path. A path of destiny. A path of prophesy.
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)
Upon their return to Boonsboro, Izzy and Jason face a new, unexpected dilemma. The Faulkner Coven is gone. Jason convinces his mother to take Izzy in and she suddenly finds herself surrounded by all things human. At school Izzy and Jason find themselves the center of the high school rumor mill. Is she pregnant? Are they married? The phrase 'fatal attraction' has even been whispered.
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)
Early in the 21st century rumors emerged about a new, different species of vampire that contradicted the very core of traditional legend. Vampires that shimmered in the sun? Made of stone? The stories made no sense, but what if...