It’s an exciting day for me here at The Racy Lit Reader because we have the lovely Samanthe Beck in the house!
That’s right. I had the privilege to ask Ms. Beck some questions about her writing, her books and about her latest novel, Compromising Her Position which has been released last month. She dished about her inspiration for Rafe and the best thing about being a romance author.
As you know, my love for this author started with Private Practice, which was hilarious and sweet and hot. That love grew more exponentially with every book release, so it is such an honor to have her on today.
So without further ado, ladies and gents (hopefully), Ms. Samanthe Beck.
- Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi! Thanks for having me at Racy Lit Reader! I’m Samanthe Beck, wife, mother, wine drinker, and writer of smut!
- What’s a typical working day like for you? When and where do you write? Do you set a daily writing goal?
I crawl out of bed (very unwillingly) at seven every morning and somehow wrangle my six year-old to school by eight. Okay, eight-fifteen. Eight-thirty at worst. Then I come home and think about working out—which in my world counts as a workout—and then I sit at my little built-in desk in the living room and get writing! I do set a daily word goal. Occasionally I actually meet it. Rarely do I exceed it.
- I loved your Private Pleasures and McCade Brothers series. What can your readers expect from this new book/series?
Thanks for checking them out! Anybody who’s read my priors knows I love putting my characters in compromising positions, (in Private Practice, Tyler Longfoot shows up on Ellie Swann’s porch at 2:00 a.m. with a bullet in his fine ass; in Lover Undercover, reluctant stripper Kylie Roberts gives her very first lap dance to undercover LAPD detective Trevor McCade; in Falling for the Marine, Michael McCade meets his new neighbor Chloe when he rescues her from a trap of her own making—she’s handcuffed herself to her bed). The Compromise Me series takes my perverse little habit to a whole new level, and Chelsea kicks it off in epically compromising style when she accidentally shoves the wrong Santa into a closet at the work holiday party and has her merry way with him. Ooops.
4) What’s your favorite thing/part about this new book?
I like to mix the funny with the sexy (fexy?) and these characters gave me lots of opportunities for both.
5) If you could use a dish to describe this book, what dish would it be and why?
Can I go with a drink instead? I’ll say a Hot Shotty. It’s basically hot chocolate with a shot of tequila, topped with whipped cream and chili pepper. I choose this because it’s hot, decadent, and has a kick to it! It will leave you flushed but happy.
- I know I’m putting you on the spot but do you have a favorite among the characters you’ve written so far? And if so, why is he/she your favorite?
Definitely Rafe and Chelsea right now! I’m always most in love with the latest characters, probably because they’re the one’s I’m spending all my time with.
- If you’re given a chance to become your favorite book character for a day, who would it be and why?
Oh, difficult question! My favorites change frequently. I’ll go with Lt. Eve Dallas from J.D. Robb’s In Death series. I’d get to live in the future, be a smart crime solver, and call a sexy-hot Irishman named Roarke my husband.
- The next question is somewhat related to the previous question. Since the book is titled Compromising Her Position, which book hero/boyfriend you wouldn’t mind being caught in a compromising position with? It can be a character from your books or from other authors.
I’ll go with Rafe from Compromising Her Position because…well…I don’t always take inspiration for my characters from actual, living people, but this time I did, and that person was the spectacular Mr. David Gandy. I ran across a photo of him in bed, naked, except for a Santa hat, and I immediately thought, “What if he were the guy beneath the Santa suit?” The question launched a thousand compromising positions…in my mind. 😉
- What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
“What is the best thing about being a romance author?”
Dreaming up sexy heroes, and fun, fascinating heroines to square off with them ranks pretty high, but the absolute BEST part of being a romance author is connecting with readers! I’m an avid reader too, (my TBR pile is choke-a-horse big), and I love to talk books. Anytime. Anywhere. I’m shameless like that.
Thanks so much for having me at The Racy Lit Reader to talk books and compromising positions!
The pleasure is all mine! Thank you so much for answering my questions. I personally loved the last answer about the best thing about being a romance author! Loved that. So thank you.
Compromising Her Position
a Compromise Me Novel
By: Samanthe Beck
Released on November 16, 2015
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…
He’s not who she expected, but he’s exactly the man she needs…
When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it’s Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom–and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas–who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.
So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.
Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he’s ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that “bonus” becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed–so to speak–with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he’s not interested in keeping things professional.
Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.
When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.