Wicked Games by Samanthe Beck

Please give a warm welcome to our guest Samanthe Beck…

Thanks, Sexy Romance Stories, for having me as a guest today! I’m thrilled to be here.Lovers Unmasked

I’m also thrilled to announce my novella, “Wicked Games” released this week as part of a Halloween anthology called “Lovers Unmasked” from Entangled’s super-sexy Brazen line. One of the best aspects of contributing to the anthology, (besides sharing pages with amazing authors like NYT/USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert, USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn, and my Brazen debut sister Tessa Bailey), was the chance to write a story that takes place at a Halloween party. Gotta love characters in costume! Such a ripe environment for mistaken identities, hidden agendas, and some very wicked games. 😉

Valentine’s Day may have a lock on most romantic holiday, but I think Halloween wins, hands down, for sexiest. It’s all about the costumes. What other day of the year can you dress up as a French maid, or a nurse, or a hooker, or Miley Cyrus in a vinyl bikini, (unless you’re Miley Cyrus, in which case the answer is EVERYday), and hunt down the lifeguard, caveman, cowboy or Jedi Knight of your dreams?

When it came to outfitting my heroine, Stacy, and her twin sister, Kylie, in the perfect costumes, I toyed around with several twins-y ideas, but finally decided to let them go against type. Stacy, the “naughty” twin, dresses as a not-so-innocent angel, and Kylie, the “good” twin, becomes a spandex-clad she-devil. Pretty sexy, huh?

How about you? What’s the sexiest Halloween costume you’ve dared to don? And are you topping it this year?! Post a comment below and let me know. One lucky commenter will win a Nook or Kindle version of “Lovers Unmasked”! But if you can’t wait three days to find out if you’ve won, you can find “Lovers Unmasked” on:


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Here’s an excerpt of “Wicked Games” to put you in the mood…

Stacy guided Ian to a chair and gestured for him to sit. “Ever had a private dance before?”


“Sit back, Mystery Man. You’re in for a treat.” She reached behind him for the sound system’s remote, and programmed what she liked to call the “soft-core playlist.” Unobtrusive, sexy music streamed from hidden speakers, further muffling the noise from the party.

“Any rules I should know about?”

“Normally yes, but not tonight.” She stepped up until she stood over his lap, with her hands on his broad shoulders and her breasts close to his masked face. “Tonight there are no holds barred. Nothing off-limits. Think you can handle it?”

Trap set. Ian never backed down.

“Don’t you worry, Angel. I can handle whatever you throw my way.” He reached around, under her skirt, and palmed her bare cheeks, left vulnerable by her thong. “Quick hands, remember?”

She remembered, and forced herself to hold back a shiver. His voice held a note of something she couldn’t readily identify—challenge, maybe. Like he wanted to push her and see how far she’d go. She rotated her hips slowly, giving his hands a nice, thorough tour of the hills and gully they’d laid claim to. Rough palms slid all over her smooth, sensitive skin. Her nerve endings sat up and whimpered for more.

She lowered her arms and shrugged out of her wings.

“A fallen angel,” he murmured and traced his fingers along the front of her dress.

Her nipples contracted again, almost painfully tight this time. She imagined the feel of the knit ski mask rubbing against her breast as his tongue teased the hard, hypersensitive point. She bit back a moan. “I’m no angel.”

Award winning author Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California with her husband, their son, Kitty the furry Ninja, and Bebe the trash talkin’ Chihuahua.  When not writing fun, sexy, contemporary romances or napping on her beach towel with her face snuggled to her Kindle, she searches for the perfect ten dollar cabernet.

Connect with Sam via Facebook, (www.facebook.com/samanthebeckwriter), Twitter, (@SamantheBeck1) or through her website at www.samanthebeck.com



28 thoughts on “Wicked Games by Samanthe Beck

  1. Maths?! We have to do maths to leave an answer?! Oh well.

    That scene is HOT. I’ve never considered being an angel for Halloween – it would certainly be going against type, but those feathery wings do have possibilities…

    One sexy costume was Bride of Dracula – nothing much but a sheer nightie, rouged nipples underneath and thong, and I’m pretty sure I had a genuine hickey on my neck to which I added fake puncture wounds and blood droplets.

  2. Sexy excerpt Samanthe. I must confess that I’ve read Ian and Stacy’s story and I adored it. The hot, smexy chemistry between them set my Kindle on fire!

    I have never donned a Halloween costume. I’m usually following the kids trying to hide their candy, picturing the dentist’s smile.

    • The boys are old enough to trick-or-treat on their own. This Halloween I demand a picture of you AND Ben in sexy costumes! Dom & sub, Viking and wench, Katy Perry and John Meyer?

  3. I haven’t worn a costume for many years but last time I wore a sexy red riding hood costume with a short red skirt,white fishnets, red heels, hair in ponytails and of course the red hood and I had a basket full of candies and chocolates.It was a perfect combination between innocent and sexy. I cannot wait to read about this sexy angel and her mystery man

  4. I am not much of a costume gal, but I recently bought an LA Kings hockey team jersey, which is sort of a costume. 🙂

    The hockey players are sexy when THEY wear it. LOL

  5. HI Sam
    Loved the excerpt! How fun to be included in a Halloween anthology! I must admit, I enjoy other holidays more, but the Costumes at Halloween do make for some great romance premises! I once went to a party in a sexy French maid outfit. YEARS ago, when I could get away with it!!

  6. Fallen angel – I love it. The characters in this story are so much fun and I think the cover is one of the best sexy romance novel covers I’ve seen. I’ve only read Wicked Games, but I’m looking forward to the rest of the anthology as well. As for my own Halloween fun…I was the St. Pauli girl once…does that count?

  7. Hi, Sam and Chellesie. My fave costume was the French Maid (back in the day when I had a curvy figure and decent legs.) I’d carry a large set of keys, put on a cockney accent, and with a saucy tone ask, “Make up yer bed, Guvnor?” ; )

  8. Sadly, I am Halloween costume impaired. I think the “sexiest” costume I ever managed (drag is sexy, right?) was Harpo Marx. I know…I know. Everyone’s drooling now, aren’t they?

    I’m part-way through Wicked Games — not quite to the point of the excerpt. Clearly Stacy is heading for trouble — what a surprise!

  9. “She lowered her arms and shrugged out of her wings.” Love that line! I had one standard, go-to, sexy Halloween costume every year – saloon girl – consisting of a silky red skirt over a big petticoat, a black bodysuit, black fishnets, and high heels – got the skirt and petticoat at the Salvation Army.

  10. Hi Chellesie! Hi Sam! I’ve already got this on my Kindle and I can’t wait to read it! Loved your excerpt, Sam! We used to have or go to Halloween parties every year. I’ve dressed up as so many different things, but one of my favorites was when I dressed up as Ginger from Gilligan’s Island. No one recognized me in my glittery gown, make-up and red hair! My hubby was the Skipper and we won Best Couple in the costume contest. 🙂

    Happy October and Happy Halloween!

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