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

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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So…now I write romance?

When I set out to write, it was with the intent of writing almost exclusively dark fantasy. I had my world built in my head, and stories wanting to be told. And that’s just what I did. Except, things happened along the way.

Although I’ve beta read some I’ve never sought out romance. It just wasn’t what I liked to read, and to be honest, I looked down on it for a long time. But then my world took life, and as it turns out, my characters had minds of their own. They had wants. They had desires.

I peppered in romance here and there, but it was never the main focal point of my work, which is why what happened next was so surprising. I enlisted the help of several beta readers, and all of the female beta readers had questions for me regarding the romance angle, and…they wondered where it would go in book two.

Romance was the main element most of my beta readers lingered on, and on a whim, I took a suggestion from one of my readers and wrote a paranormal romance set in my world(a 65k whim.) To my great consternation, not only did I enjoy it, but it was universally liked by all of my beta readers(exclusively female,) which had never happened before. I had always had readers that have enjoyed my work, but many didn’t enjoy some of the elements that went along with dark fantasy/horror. I found it greatly ironic that a genre I turned my nose up at was actually something I enjoyed and wrote well.

So what does this mean for me and my world? Well, for one thing, I’m not going to stop writing dark fantasy/horror, but I am going to start a side project to explore the romance genre. At this point, I have written a couple, none of them are published, but one has gone through an editor, and I’m looking at the markups now.

I wonder how many other writers have been in this position, and what they’ve done when faced with the knowledge that their fun project actually reviews better than their passion project. For me, it was an eye opener and a humbling experience.

Yours in Adventure,

Lark Anderson