Game Day with Karen!

With Halloween right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to play a costume game.

Let’s start off with a little candy – eye candy, that is – I thought I’d share this side-by-side photo of Scott Eastwood dressed up as his dad Clint for Halloween back in 2016. This is the first Treat in our Trick or Treat game.

Now for the Trick . . .

Use the graphic below to pick your virtual Halloween costume. Post your costume result in the comments for a chance to win an e-book copy of Full Steam Ahead.

Of all my books, Full Steam Ahead is probably the most suited for Halloween. A mad-scientist, steam-engine-exploding hero and a piratical, mathematical, dagger-wielding heroine. Of course, true to my style, there is nothing remotely spooky about the story, but there is plenty of danger, adventure, and romance.

I will give away 3 e-book copies of Darius and Nicole’s story today, drawn from those who leave a comment.

And since not even my characters can get away without showing up in costume for this game day event, here they are dressed and ready for a good old-fashioned masquerade.

Be sure to enter your costume result in the comments for a chance to win!

Karen Witemeyer
For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. She is an avid cross-stitcher, and makes her home in Abilene, TX with her husband and three children. Learn more about Karen and her books at:


  1. Sassy Praying Mantis. Hope you enjoy Halloween.

    1. Pat, that’s funny! I’ve never seen a sassy praying mantis before. Wonder what they look like. Happy Halloween!

    2. Wow I am some SASSY BACON.

  2. Angry Meatloaf. ?

  3. Sticky Butterfly.

  4. Angry taco. ? Happy Halloween to you.

    1. Domesticated Kitty is my name for the game.

      1. Sassy Badger. Lol.

    2. Miniature Butcher

      Not exactly sure how I could do this costume.

  5. Zombie Dragon – LOL Such fun – thanks!

  6. Hairy Superhero is what I will be.

  7. Domesticated Hotdog

  8. Sticky Robot!

  9. Angry tourist. ?

  10. Sassy Beanie Baby. Ooooooookkkk!! That’s unusual

    1. Don’t let those big, sweet eyes fool you. It’s all a disguise for the serious sass underneath. 🙂

    2. Miniature skeleton. Funny, because nothing about me is miniature! Lol

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      Crazy Beanie Baby! That would be fun! Happy Halloween! I’d love the opportunity to read your book. Your description of the hero definitely has my attention! ?+?= my virtual costume

  11. Miniature Bride! Happy Halloween to you!

    1. HaHa! That’s funny, Tonya. I hope you find a full size husband! Happy Halloween!

  12. Looks like we need to prepare ourselves for a food fight. We have Angry Meatloaf on one side of the cafeteria and Angry Taco on the other. Thank heavens Domesticated Hot Dog is there to calm things down. Ha! Guess we can always call on the Hairy Superhero to swoop in and save the day, too. But she’s going to have to wear a hairnet. This is a school cafeteria, after all.

  13. Fluffy Bacon! LOL! Can bacon be fluffy???

    1. Ha! I don’t know about bacon being fluffy, but I’M definitely fluffier after partaking in bacon. 🙂

  14. I’m afraid I’m a Cowardly Mummy, so I”m going to be no help in the food fight.

  15. Cowardly Butterfly LOL Fun, fun!!!!

  16. Cowardly Dragon seems to me an oxymoron! LOL

  17. LOL Miniature Housewife LOL There were times I felt like that.
    Welcome today. Clints son has the frown down pat.

  18. I’m Cowardly Beanie Baby. Cute! I hope your food fight is above me. I’m going to crawl as fast as I can!!

  19. I’m a Fluffy Dragon! Yes!

  20. Too funny Karen! ??
    My costume name is pretty bad & would probably make a horrible Halloween outfit- lol!
    I got- Smelly Meatloaf ????

    My grandma’s birthday is on Halloween & before my grandma got saved she was really into dressing up for Halloween. Once she was saved she now says her birthday is on reformation day because that’s the day the Martin Luther nailed the 95 thesis to the church door.?

  21. Sticky skeleton ??

  22. I shall be cowardly bacon…not sure exactly how that’d work, but it sounds like fun!

  23. Hairy mummy! Random!

  24. Man….I’m going as a miniature Barbie-doll! Too bad it wasn’t one day later…miniature badger is soooo much better!

  25. Zombie meatloaf? Why is meatloaf even an option, lol ?

  26. Crazy skeleton

  27. i don’t celebrate Halloween . . . *shrugs*

    1. That’s okay Abigail. You can dress up for a non-Halloween costume party. 🙂 All those elegant couples at the masquerade ball and you come in as _______.

  28. I’m a Hairy Skeleton?? That’s pretty interesting!

  29. I am Hairy Kitty. My daughter got Fluffy Criminal. LOL! I don’t see us scaring anyone with costumes like those. 🙂

  30. Domesticated Butcher!

  31. I’m a giant robot.

  32. I’m a Zombie Tourist haha not even sure what that’d look like lol

  33. I’d be a sticky butcher.

    Which grosses me out more than a little bit. WHAT AM I STICKY FROM?? Haha! ?

  34. I am a sassy butcher. Intriguing!

  35. I will be a Zombie Witch!

  36. Giant taco! ??
    I once went to a Halloween dinner as a bag lady! I won 3rd place because I stayed in character the whole night (eyes down, dragging my cart all around the room, etc.) Thank you Karen. You always come up with fun things. ?

  37. Cowardly Unicorn!

  38. Cowardly Meatloaf…. EWWWWWWW. Maybe I’ll just stay home this Halloween!

  39. Miniature Superhero

  40. Angry Barbie Doll…which might be a little frightening since some barbie dolls are creepy. However, no one would ever think that I’m a barbie doll! 😀

  41. Hairy Unicorn

  42. I got Angry Badger

  43. Smelly Superhero. I’m not proud.

  44. Domesticated Criminal

  45. Sticky Taco Grandma ! Sounds like yesterday, yesterday 2 of my grandchildren came over for a catechism lesson from me and an instrument lesson from their papa, well they got their lessons and I made them Tacos for lunch! So I am that grandma, except my grandchildren call me granny, but I will take the name Sticky Taco Grandma! 🙂 you don’t have to put me in the drawing, I don’t read ebooks, I’m an old dinosaur to ebooks, I wouldn’t even know how to turn on a Kindle or an iPad. 🙂 Have a Great week.

  46. Giant Barbie Doll. Haha.

  47. Miniature unicorn! Haha! Much better than the last game I played!

  48. Giant cupcake, love your books, have read just about everyone, if I win could I get a different book as I have Full Steam Ahead ?

  49. Haha, I’m a domesticated dragon!

  50. Sassy Criminal for 1-06-51. Love this blog! Now I know what to be for Halloween.
    Clint is so handsome at any age. Sorry, Scott, your Dad still has “it” more than you.

  51. Zombie Ghost

  52. Miniature vampire – with my tiny height and extremely pale complexion this is more like everyday life lol!

  53. I’m bummed that no one has a birthday on October 26. I was really hoping for a Zombie Book Lady. 🙂

    1. Lol, I actually have 2 kiddos on that day, so 2 Zombie Book Ladies! One boy, one girl – 6 years apart. I call them my birthday twins. They are thrilled that their birthday weekend is finally here. 🙂

      1. Happy birthday to them both!

  54. Meh. I’m a domesticated kitty. I have the book–loved it!–so don’t enter me in the drawing.

  55. This had been fun to read all the “costumes”.

  56. Sassy Skeleton ?

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