Savage in the Sheets

This is a book written from the heart! Savage in the Sheets is about Jenna Savage, a work oriented woman that needs to be taught to chill out and cut loose every once in a while, and her best friend who is oh-so happy to assist her.

Did you know that I’m obsessed with work? Oh my gosh—I haven’t told you.

Hello, 👋 …my name is Lark, and I’m obsessed with data, statistics, and everything nerdy. I THROW myself into whatever it is I’m doing, and it’s hard to distract me once I’m in my groove. Just ask my starving children.

Kidding! I joke too.

If you haven’t notices…most of my main characters’ careers take a center focus in my story. I’ve made them program managers, attorneys, scientists, journalist, and their work is usually a MAJOR plot point. Why do I do this? Because it’s the most REALISTIC part of my story. I really don’t run into that many hot billionaires, but I have run into SOOOooooo many workplace issues, and I think that resonates with my audience. I’ve actually received mail from readers telling me that a work plot point ‘triggered’ them because they’re dealing with a similar issue in their everyday life(SORRY!) They ended up LOVING it though, because it made the main character more relatable.

Anyway, Savage in the Sheets is a WILD ride that promises a Happily Ever After with NO cliffhangers…which I know you ladies like.

Savage is available for pre-order now on Amazon, but it will also be available for purchase on KOBO.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I loved writing it.

Yours in Adventure,

Lark

The Bad Girl Pre-Release

By: Lark Anderson
6/23/2020

The Bad Girl!

When Good Girl Nadine Winters finds herself given a second chance with a sexy bad boy from her past, she seeks help from her boss, the brazen Maxwell Stryder, to shed her innocent persona and adopt a sexy and dangerous new look.

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My fourth contemporary romance novel, The Bad Girl, releases 6/27, and let me tell you—I want to cry! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVED my other novels, but I feel like I have such a strong bond with the protagonist in this one. Nadine is a ‘good girl’ who does the right thing, and makes good choices. She’s safe and secure and is basically the wheat bread of the carb family.

And let me tell you. A LOT of people think I’m some kind of badass, and it’s like, “Honey, no. I go to bed at around 9:30 each night. I have to be wary of spicy food because of my digestion. I drive the speed limit.”

So, Nadine was a very comfortable character for me to write. Completely relatable in every way. And able to step outside of herself for what she wants.

Which is where I fail. I see things I want, but I don’t take risks. Say I was single, and with no other qualifiers, there were two men in front of me. A sexy 30-year-old with a six-pack and a decent job and a 40-year-old with a dad bod and a good job—I take the dad bod every time. For one, I like to rest my head on it. But also, men grow, I truly believe with age comes wisdom. I think the 40-year-old might appreciate the qualities that I have. That I’m a fantastic cook, that I am considerate of time, and that I’m thrifty. I could be wrong, but dad bods feel safe and comfortable to me. Besides, a muscular, fit man is never going to eat my food. I’ll be wasted on them.

Well, Nadine took the risk I’ll never take. She moved outside of her comfort zone to achieve her goals. There are so many times I’ve dreamed of this myself, and so few times I’ve followed through and taken the leap. The most notable was when I published my first novel, The Billionaire’s Board. I was scared. Anxious. So many fearful emotions. But I did it! And then I it again. And again. And now I’m here, book four about to release, and book five DONE!

To all the women that read The Bad Girl and fall in love with Nadine—I hope you take your risk.

Yours in Adventure,

Lark

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Lark’s Favorite RomComs!!!

By Lark Anderson
April 28, 2020

Hello, Friends! I thought that with the lockdown still going on, now might be a good time to recommend some of my favorite RomComs to my fellow romance fiends!!!

My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) – OMG – THIS IS MY FAVORITE ROMCOM EVA!!! Prepare yourself for culture clash as a Greek woman(Nia Vardalos) falls for a non-Greek man(John Corbett), and it becomes a family affair! (This really resonates with me as I married into a Thai family.)

There’s Something About Mary (1998) – CLASSIC! When Ted(Ben Stiller) reunites with his childhood crush, Mary(Cameron Diaz), things get a little out of hand.

As Good As It Gets (1997) – When Melvin(Jack Nicholson), an OCD writer, is forced out of his comfort zone, his ‘emotional support’ waitress(Helen Hunt) must struggle to help him.

Something’s Gotta Give (2003) – Harry(Jack Nicholson) suffers a heart attack at his much younger girlfriend’s house. While he’s recuperating, he finds himself drawn to his girlfriend’s mother(Diane Keaton), and hilarity ensues.

Mortal Kombat (1995) – You might be surprised to see this on the list, but really, it fits into every movie category.

50 First Dates (2004) – Think Groundhog Day as Henry(Adam Sandler) falls in love with a woman(Drew Barrymore) who has memory loss, and each day, her memories of the day before erase.

I hope you’re all doing well during this unprecedented time! Stay safe!

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Happy 2020!!!

By Lark Anderson
January 6, 2020

A picture from this year!

Hello, everyone! I’m here! I’m alive!

I know I haven’t been posting or blogging much, and I hope to change that soon. I just got caught up in a busy season with a LOT of work.

The last couple of months, I’ve been revising my sitcom for producers in addition to sending my movie script in for review and doing manuscript things. Throw in the holidays, and I’ve had no time for blogging or interacting.

I really hope to have a lot of exciting things coming out in 2020. Stay tuned! I promise it’s worth the wait.

Please, if you have any questions, feel free to ask. If you’d like to interact with me, Twitter is the best platform to do so on, but I’m getting better at Instagram(though I am NO instamodel), and if anyone wants to help me on that platform, I welcome suggestions.

So 2020 is poised to be a big year for me, and I hope it’s a big year for you too. I hope everyone works hard to achieve their goals and is met with excellent outcomes.

I also hope we practice kindness to each other and seek to inspire one another. Being the best version of ourselves is what we should all strive for, and although I have a long way to go until I become who I’m meant to be, I’m making a difference every step of the way.

This year, my goals are:

  • Encourage other writers.
  • Develop better dialogue.
  • Turn another book into a screenplay.
  • Have a greater social media and online presence.
  • Land an agent for my unreleased series.
  • Get back into running.
  • Collaborate with more incredible people.
  • More dress up! I want a better elf getup and possibly an angel and vampire outfit.
  • Practice thankfulness and gratitude.

Thanks to everyone that has stayed with me through this sometimes messy ride. I hope everyone meets their goals/resolutions for the new year, and if you’re struggling, reach out for help. You’d be surprised by the kindness of online strangers.

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Castle Rock Season 2

By Lark Anderson
December 12, 2019

Mystery, Horror, Thriller

CAUTION!!!! MODERATE SPOILERS

One of my favorite streaming shows is Castle Rock(HULU), a supernatural horror based on characters created by Stephen King.

S1 was superb in both acting and storytelling. It was damn near perfect as far as I’m concerned, and although it left several unanswered questions, it ended as it should have, feeling deeply satisfying.

S2 is almost wholly independent of Season One—almost.

Castle Rock didn’t feel the same from S1 to S2. From a storytelling standpoint, they felt like distant cousins. S1 relied heavily on voiceover to tell the story, whereas S2 had just a touch. S1 also had more of a ‘grey area,’ meaning you didn’t know the good guys from the bad guys and their exact motives. S2 lacked that ambiguity.

Castle Rock S2 largely focuses on: Parenting children that are not your own.

Pop Merril(Tim Robbins) and Annie Wilkins(Lizzy Caplan), who do not know each other before the events of the show, are both raising children(seperately) that are not biologically theirs, having killed at least one parent of the children they are raising.

When Pop and Annie finally find themselves in the same town, the interactions of their families result in the calamity of Season 2.

In the beginning, we have Annie(Hello Misery!) traveling over several years with her daughter Joy(Elsie Fisher). A car crash leaves them stranded in Castle Rock, causing Local Scumbag Ace Merril(Paul Sparks) to take notice.

When Annie murders Ace for threatening Joy, it initiates a series of events prophesized 400 years ago. People are coming back from the dead, hallucinations are being had, secrets are uncovered, and we have a whole community on the brink of disaster.

You know, normal King stuff.

And this is all centers around the ‘Kid,’ played by Bill Skarsgard from S1.

S2 we learn more about the ‘Kid.’ We find out that a group of settlers believed he was an angel 400 years ago. The prophet of this group, Amity, sent her settlement to war in order to enact the ‘angel’s’ bidding, eventually going so far as to kill everyone in her band only to bring them back to life in present-day, taking over bodies as hosts.

We are left to wonder if the ‘Angel’ is Lucifer. Or perhaps the Crimson King himself from prior King’s work.

The thing that bothers me is that we really don’t know if the actual events of what happened in S2 were foretold or if the prophecy was thwarted. Did the ‘Kid’ have this planned all along, from start to finish? Was it to cause chaos and get key people out of the way for future seasons (Pop Merrill, Alan Pangborn from S1, Warden Lacey)?

S1 left questions that made it exciting and debateable. S2 left questions that made it look sloppy. Or, let me put it this way. The unresolved questions from S1 kept me talking about it with friends and thinking about it until the premiere episode for S2. The unresolved questions from S2 have me criticizing it.

The Good:

Tim Robbins and Lizzy Caplan’s acting! WOW! They truly put on award-winning performances.

How they shot the scenes with Annie was phenomenal. The shakey camera added to the tension and her fraying mind.

The connections to King’s other works are satisfying to fans.

The ending is genuinely horrifying.

There is an unreliable narration at play with Annie that really works well, and I’m still unsure of some of the things that happened throughout the season.

The Bad:

The questions left behind don’t make the show more interesting. They make it look sloppy. Ex: They never explained why some could hear the sound and others couldn’t.

The Somalia angle didn’t lead anywhere.

Huge missed opportunity with Chance, who I was hoping was descended from the settlers and trying to bring this to fruition.

Annie’s backstory. Really? It was like a bland potato.

So, was Joy anything special? The sun came out? WTF? Way to leave an ARC grossly unsatisfying.

Overall:

I enjoyed S2. It works as a fantastic backstory for Annie Wilkins, but that’s not really what I wanted for S2. It was a lackluster followup to S1.

I think trying to keep so many things ambiguous worked against them. I understand why they did it, but, once again, it made for sloppy storytelling.

I hope there is a Season 3 that addresses many of the issues because I did enjoy the story, despite its flaws, and I am interested in the secrets of Castle Rock and the surrounding towns.

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