• Gift Wrapped,  Kindle Unlimited,  News,  Sale Price

    It’s My Birthday Sale!


    November 25th marks my birthday, and exactly one month until Christmas. To celebrate, I’ve put GIFT WRAPPED on sale for just 99¢. I absolutely adore this sexy & sweet, Christmas love story, and I know you will too! 

    99¢ Sale!


    After catching her boyfriend cheating two weeks before Christmas, Brinn is seriously lacking in holiday spirit. So when she looks into the eyes of a last-minute shopper after closing on Christmas Eve, she’s sarcastic rather than sympathetic. But Brinn is ever the good girl and her conscience wins out. She offers the handsome stranger ten minutes to select a gift and ends up with a present of her own—a date. On Christmas Eve.

    Davis hates Christmas. Especially this year, since a neighborhood heist liberated him of his hard-earned belongings and the few gifts he’d purchased. But the robbery led him to a cute store manager with a sense of humor, smokin’ body and no plans for the evening. Mistletoe might be in order after all.

    Their Christmas Eve date is like gift-wrapped, sexy satisfaction. But the best gifts keep on giving, and one naughty night may not be enough—for either of them.

    What readers are saying about GIFT WRAPPED:



    “My favorite book by Karla (I might even go as far as to say, one of my favorite books EVER)! It hit every mark for me. The characters were so sweet, with just the right amount of spice. I didn’t want it to end.” ~ Lisa, Goodreads

    Gift Wrapped was absolutely perfect! This book is probably one of the best holiday romances I’ve read! This is one that will definitely become a reread and will be staying on my kindle!” ~ Nikki, Goodreads

    “If you are like me and love Christmas stories, especially a story who has everything, you certainly don’t want to miss this one. Gift Wrapped was such a sweet, sexy and funny story. It was everything I hoped and wanted to be!” ~ Arianna, Goodreads

    “OMG! I need a shower. A very cold shower. Shoot me! I’m jealous of a fictitious character. You would be too if you read “Gift Wrapped.” The sex is off-the-chart, panty-melting, sizzling hot!” ~ Pamela, Amazon




    Have you read Gift Wrapped? Did you enjoy it? I would love to hear from you! ♥


    And, I have great news for Kindle Unlimited readers.
    Six of my books are now available to read FREE in KU!
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    I’m so excited to bring my books to more readers. Do you read in Kindle Unlimited? Are there any other of my books you would like to see enter the program? 


    There’s still time to enter the BookSweeps Romantic Comedy Giveaway. The grand prize is a new e-reader and 50+ books, so click that image to head over to BookSweeps before December 2nd.



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    That’s all for now. I’ll talk to you soon. Until then, happy reading!

  • Sale Price

    99¢ Limited Time Sales


    I adore feel-good romances, don’t you? I also love a sale, and I’m sure you must, too!

    CUP OF SUGAR is a 99¢ Amazon Kindle Countdown Deal this week.

    ✓ neighbors-to-lovers

    ✓ forced proximity

    ✓ snow, snow, and more snow

    ✓ cute dog

    ✓ swoon-worthy gestures

    ✓ family saga

    If those things hit your sweet spot, CUP OF SUGAR is a must-read for you! Grab it now for 99¢ from Amazon.

    “filled with Karla Doyle’s trademark wit and hot, hot sex”

    “a funny, sexy & quick read with wonderful characters, really hot sex scenes & crisp, fast-paced writing”

    All he wants for Christmas is her.


    Do you love happy, holiday romances? Then you’re going to smile and giggle your way through 12 DAYS.

    It has taken Kelly a lifetime of friendship to realize he’s in love with his bestie, but he’s determined to get out of the friend zone before Christmas…in 12 days.

    Get it for 99¢ if you pre-order by November 16th.


    Kelly Horne and Adeline Mission have been best friends since the third grade. Yes, he thinks she’s pretty. And hot. Smart. Funny. But they’re buds. Roommates. End of story.

    Until he opens a package delivered to his house without checking the name on the label, and finds Addie has ordered a vibrating cock ring for some guy who doesn’t deserve her, because no guy does.

    There’s a gift receipt in the box, meaning she intends to give the sex toy to somebody for Christmas…in 12 days.

    12 days to undo a lifetime of “just friends”. 12 days to change the name she writes on that gift tag. 12 days to win the girl he just realized has always been the one for him.

    ⇒ Releases November 17th ⇐


    PS: There’s still time to enter my Add-to-Goodreads draw for a $5 Amazon gift card. Simply add 12 DAYS to your Goodreads shelves by November 17th, and you’re automatically entered in the draw.

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  • 12 Days,  Giveaway,  News,  Sale Price

    Pre-order Sale Price & Giveaway

    I’m so excited to tell you that 12 DAYS is now available for pre-order! And it’s on sale.

    This small-town, friends-to-lovers, light & fluffy, Christmas romance releases November 17, 2020. Until release day, you can get it for a special pre-order price of just 99¢. After release day, the price will go up to $2.99, so clickity-click that pre-order button! Then you can spend the two dollars you saved on a cup of coffee or hot cocoa to enjoy while you’re reading the book. 😉


    (Pre-order will be available soon from Kobo and Barnes & Noble, so if those are your go-to retailers, please check in a couple of days.)

    I’d love to see you add 12 DAYS to your Goodreads shelves. Add it by November 17th and you’re automatically entered for a chance to win a $5 Amazon gift card. (Or I can substitute Apple if that’s your preference. I’m easy!)

    Kelly and Adeline have been best friends since the third grade. Yes, he thinks she’s pretty. And hot. Smart. Funny. But they’re buds. Roommates. End of story. 

    Until he opens a package delivered to his house without checking the name on the label, and finds Addie has ordered a vibrating cock ring for some guy who doesn’t deserve her, because no guy does. 

    There’s a gift receipt in the box, meaning she intends to give the sex toy to somebody for Christmas…in 12 days. 

    12 days to undo a lifetime of “just friends”. 12 days to change the name she writes on that gift tag. 12 days to win the girl he just realized has always been the one for him.

    A small-town, friends-to-lovers, light & fluffy, Christmas romance!

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  • Giveaway

    Win an E-Reader & 50+ Books!


    You’ve heard of BookSweeps, right? If not, you should totally check it out, because it’s pretty awesome. BookSweeps is a platform for readers to find authors, and vice-versa. Authors and books are segmented by genre, so it’s easy to navigate to the content that floats your boat. Authors offer free books in exchange for newsletter signup. Pretty straightforward and easy!


    This autumn, BookSweeps is hosting several multi-author giveaways, including this one:


    This excellent giveaway features a grand prize of a new e-reader, as well as 50+ steamy, first-in-series, contemporary romances. (Including one of mine!)

    Entering is easy and free. Click here, or on the graphic, to check it out. Contest is open internationally, and closes October 21st.


    Good luck, and happy reading!

  • Body of Work,  New Covers,  Worth the Wait

    Pretty New Covers!

    Check out the fresh, new covers for two of my books!

    Since BODY OF WORK and WORTH THE WAIT are linked books in the same world, with character and setting crossovers, it makes sense for the covers to have a coordinating look.

    I spent dozens of hours (no exaggeration!) looking for couples stock images that match the characters in these sexy stories. If there’s a stock image available with a 6’2″ muscular ginger hot guy (with short hair and a short, tidy beard) and a petite woman with pixie-short hair, I have not found it. (And if anybody ever does, please, please, send me a link!)

    Until that magical unicorn day arrives, here are the beautiful new covers for these two super-sexy romances.

    Do you love them as much as I do? If you hadn’t already read these stories, would the new covers catch your eye and entice you to hit that “buy now” button? Drop a comment below, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

  • Random

    Sweet as Candy is Now Available!

    He’s a cop. She’s a massage parlor attendant…and a single mom. They’re wrong for each other, but when they’re together, everything seems right.

    Hello, my lovelies! SWEET AS CANDY is finally here, and I’m so excited to share Jake & Candace’s love story with you!

    When I began writing the Close to Home Series, I envisioned three books, one for each of the Lawler siblings. However, their friends Jake and Candace started jumping up and down inside my head, and I knew I had to follow them on their journey to happily-ever-after together. I’m so glad I did! The road to long-lasting love isn’t a smooth one for this couple, but it’s still chock-full of sweet and sexy goodness. And the epilogue…oh, my heart! You may want to have a tissue ready to dab at those sappy, happy tears.

    SWEET AS CANDY is the third book in the Close to Home Series, but it can be read as a standalone story. Jake and Candace appear as secondary characters in ICING ON THE CAKE, but you don’t need to read that book first to fully enjoy SWEET AS CANDY.

    I hope you love this story as much as I do, and I’d love to hear from you after you read it. Please, come find me online at Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Goodreads, Amazon, BookBub, or shoot me an email. I hope to hear from you soon!

    One little aside about this book… While most businesses in my stories are fictional, the butterfly conservatory in SWEET AS CANDY is based on the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory. I love butterflies and have enjoyed many magical trips to this special place over the years. If you have never had the pleasure of visiting a butterfly conservatory, I highly recommend you find the nearest one and and check it out.

    Pick up your copy of SWEET AS CANDY from:

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  • Random

    99¢ for Cup of Sugar? What a Deal!

    After a good deed turns into a sweet-and-sexy weekend away, Conn wants to be more than just Nia’s neighbor…


    CUP OF SUGAR is on sale for 99¢ for a limited time only. Get this feel-good romance for the sweet low price of 99¢ from May 29 to June 2.

    CUP OF SUGAR is Book 1 in the Close to Home Series, but it can be read as a standalone story. Though I know that once you’ve met the characters in this series, you’re going to want to read all the books!

    Get your copy of CUP OF SUGAR from:


    Nia has one rule—don’t date neighbors. Simple, except the guy next door is single, handsome, and not inclined to close his blinds while naked. When her car dies, Conn takes “being neighborly” to a new level by offering a ride to her long-distance destination. Nia has resisted his looks and charm for months. Surely she can handle a few hours in his truck…

    For months, Conn has blatantly put himself on display, hoping his pretty blonde neighbor would tire of secretly watching and come knock on his door for a cup of sugar—or more. No such luck—until an unusual opportunity arises. After a six-hour drive turns into a sweet-and-sexy weekend, Conn wants more than neighborly status with Nia. To get it, he must convince her to break the rule protecting her heart—by putting his on the line.


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  • Random

    Pre-Order Sweet as Candy

    The third book of the Close to Home Series will be released June 2nd! I’m so excited for you to read Jake & Candace’s love story.

    Both of these characters made appearances in Book 2 (Icing on the Cake) and their journey to happily-ever-after in SWEET AS CANDY is sweet, sexy, tender, and tumultuous. And the epilogue…gah! I dare you not to cry happy tears while reading it.

    Like the other books in the Close to Home Series, SWEET AS CANDY is a standalone story and you don’t have to read the other books in the series. (But I think you’ll love it even more if you do.)

    If you are new to the Close to Home series, and want to start at the beginning, I have put the first three books in a convenient box set, also available June 2nd.

    I love this series so much. I can’t wait for you to read Sweet as Candy, and love Jake & Candace too!



  • Random

    Worth the Wait is Available Now!

    It’s here! Release day for WORTH THE WAIT is here! It has been 4 1/2 years since my last book, and I am so excited to put Worth the Wait out there for you all to read. I absolutely love this story and I hope you will too!

    Worth the Wait is the second book in the Very Personal Training series, but it is a complete standalone story. You don’t have to read the first book in the series to fully enjoy Worth the Wait.

    Worth the Wait is currently available in e-book format from Amazon, Apple, Kobo and Barnes & Noble. Print edition coming soon, for those of you who prefer a physical book in your hands.

    Your reviews and star-ratings are always appreciated, so if you have a couple minutes to add yours to Amazon, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc., I would be so thankful!

    Feel free to tag me on social media. I love to connect with people.

    Thank you for reading!

    ~ Karla

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  • Random

    Worth the Wait is Available for Pre-Order!

    It’s almost here! Worth the Wait is the second book in the Very Personal Training series, though it can absolutely be read as a standalone story, without reading the first book (Body of Work).
    I am in love with this story. It’s packed with sexy times, funny bits, deep emotional moments, and has a lovely & satisfying happily-ever-after. I hope when you read it, you’ll think it was “worth the wait.” 😉

    Worth the Wait releases April 7, 2020, but you can pre-order it now from Amazon, Apple, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. This is my first time having a book up for pre-order, so I was tickled pink when I saw that people had actually starting clicking that button. Thank you!


    Worth the Wait by Karla Doyle

    When personal trainer Sam bumps into his favorite former client, their chemistry reignites instantly. Leigh is everything he pictured in his sometime-down-the-road woman. Sexy, funny, independent, mature—in more ways than one. He never cared about their age gap, he just wasn’t ready to get serious before. He’s ready now. But when his prior playboy ways come back to bite him in the ass, it’ll take more than sizzling sex and charm to convince Leigh to stick around.

    Leigh’s life is humming along according to plan. Her custom bakery is thriving. Her daughter is a well-adjusted ten-year-old. Romance is the one area that’s lacking. Completely. Until the universe fulfills her request for some hot lovin’ and puts Sam in her path—for a second time. Sam gives her exactly what she was missing, and more. Maybe more than her well-structured life plan can handle…

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    Here’s a taste of Sam & Leigh’s  story, from Chapter One:

    Leigh jogged across Dundas Street, waving a thank-you at the rare gentleman who’d stopped to respect the pedestrian crossing. Another minute and she’d have given up and turned back to her shop. She had three-dozen cupcakes to transform into superheroes, a double-layer, red-velvet cake to bake, and an appointment with a bridezilla before this day ended—and it was already two-thirty. But first, she needed a coffee.

    Correction, she needed somebody else to make and serve her a coffee. A big fancy one with a triple shot of eighteen-percent cream and a generous dose of sugar. Every minute of her day was allotted for something specific. This minute, along with the next five, were scheduled for coffee. The schedule kept her sane. On busy days like today, so did a big fancy coffee.

    She pulled the door and stepped into Bean There, blinking as her eyes adjusted from the bright, June day to the coffee shop’s interior lighting. A couple more blinks and the darkness morphed into shadowy outlines of tables and chairs, dotted with midafternoon patrons—one of whom was looking her way. Intently.

    Leigh checked over her shoulder, ready to apologize for blocking somebody’s path, but saw only the door. Maybe she’d been wrong, maybe the lighting had played tricks with her vision and he hadn’t been staring in her direction.

    She glanced at the guy again while walking toward the counter. Nope, she hadn’t been wrong.

    He was definitely watching her. Maybe she had flour in her hair or a smear of icing across her t-shirt. Whatever the reason, she’d take it, because the guy staring from under the low brim of his ballcap had the best shoulders and arms she’d seen on a man outside the gym. The body of a hot younger man. And, oh god, he was smiling.

    Something about him pinged on her radar. More than raw attraction, there was a sense of familiarity. Hard to know for sure while her vision was still muted. The fact that she couldn’t see any features above his sexy, smiling mouth didn’t help either.

    He’d probably been in the bakery with some equally young fiancée, checking out wedding cakes, and had smiled at her out of recognition. Or, since she’d been cursed with one of those faces that never lie—and his good looks and the blip of attention he’d given her had initiated a pleasant tingle to the south—he was simply amused by the cougar drooling over him.

    Regardless, no more ogling. But, oh boy, his sexy grin was a keeper for later.

    “Large vanilla latté with whipped cream and cinnamon, please. To go.” She poked at a handful of coins while the coffeehouse barista prepared her order. A total ruse, she’d brought exact change plus a fifty-cent tip, as always.

    The money gave her something to focus on. Her peripheral vision still worked though, and it was in overdrive, thanks to ballcap guy’s muscle-filled, army-green t-shirt. He was yummier than the dessert coffee she’d ordered.

    And he was leaving. He stood, slapped his male companion on the shoulder, and disappeared from her subtle sightline.

    She exhaled slowly, smiling politely when her cup of comfort landed on the counter. Back to reality.

    “Hey, Leigh.” A deep, friendly voice slid into her ear from behind. “Haven’t seen you in a while.”

    She knew that voice from the gym—or house of pain, as she’d once renamed it, thanks to her former personal trainer’s rigorous sessions.

    “Hey, Sam,” she said, turning—and nearly dropping the five-dollar latté when the source of the deep voice came into view.

    Hat. Army-green t-shirt packed solid with muscles. Handsome, smiling face, which she could now see more of than just his mouth. Sam was the guy.

    She’d only seen him in gym attire, not in street clothes. And never wearing a hat. She wouldn’t have thought he could get hotter than he’d been at the gym. He could. He absolutely could.

    “Got it?” He still held her hand where he’d caught it and the fumbled takeout cup, saving her drink and preventing a giant, sticky mess.

    Which had her mind conjuring other sticky messes she and Sam could create. Sexy ones. Not a good train of thought with the object of her lusty infatuation looking into her eyes.

    “Yes, I’ve got it now, thanks,” she said, finding words that wouldn’t get her in trouble. “I didn’t recognize you without your gym clothes.” Heat flooded her cheeks as Sam’s smile stretched into a wider grin. “As in, wearing clothes other than your gym clothes. Obviously, since I’ve never seen you naked.” So much for finding words that wouldn’t get her in trouble. “Well, I didn’t make this awkward at all, did I?”

    “Not one bit.”

    That should have been the end of it. They should be exchanging polite goodbyes and going their separate ways. Only he didn’t say goodbye. Nor did he let go of her hand.

    “Are you rushing off to somewhere, or do you have a few minutes to sit and catch up?”

    Zero minutes, that’s what she had. Negative minutes, actually. Yet the words that came out of her mouth were, “Sure, yes.”

    “Great.” He released her hand, then placed his at the small of her back, using the contact to guide her toward a booth at the back of the café.

    Maybe she’d stepped through some crack in reality and this wasn’t her neighborhood coffee shop, but an alternate version. One where a hot young gym trainer wanted to spend his unpaid, personal time with a woman at least a decade older.

    “So, what’s new, how’re you doing?” he asked after sliding onto the opposite bench. “Still hitting the gym a lot? Because you look fantastic. As always.” He couldn’t be flirting, he was just being nice. Because he was a nice guy. A nice, super-hot, too-young-for-her guy.

    She fiddled with the cardboard sleeve circling her cup. Dared a glance across the table and found him smiling at her. A genuine smile, or one damn good facsimile thereof. Either way, it warmed her more than the coffee she sipped.

    “Nothing new with me, everything’s good, and yes to working out regularly.” She toyed with her cup, contemplated. If he laughed in her face, so be it. What was a little more embarrassment in the grand scheme of things? “I miss seeing you at the gym.”

    “New trainer not kicking your ass hard enough?”

    “I don’t have a new trainer.”

    His eyebrows rose, then his gaze drifted lower, over every inch of her body not obscured by the table. “I know I said it already, but you look great. You definitely don’t need a trainer anymore.”

    “Thank you.”

    “That’s one of the things I’ve always liked about you. You know how to take a compliment.” He leaned forward and folded his arms on the table. “Confidence is a sexy thing.” His gaze tracked her tongue as she licked a spot of whipped cream from her lips. “So is watching you drink that coffee.” He’d just called her sexy, after complimenting her physique.

    This was officially the best coffee break ever.


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