• Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — ICING ON THE CAKE — Presumptuous

    Time for another Sunday snippet from ICING ON THE CAKE. Best man Curtis and maid of honor Sara are at their siblings’ wedding reception, and it’s almost time for the bride and groom’s first dance. If you think back to last week’s snippet, you’ll remember how Lindsay (Curtis’s sister) feels about Sara…

    Icing on the CakeCurtis’s big, hard body pressed against Sara’s back as he turned her away from his sister—and trouble. “Lindsay’s had one too many glasses of wine,” his mouth brushed the shell of her ear as he spoke, “be a good girl and walk away.”

    “Now you want me to be good? I thought you wanted me to be very, very bad.”

    “Oh, I do. And you will be, later.”

    “Pretty presumptuous, lawman.”

    “Part of why you like me.”

    “Also presumptuous—I never said I like you.”


    ICING ON THE CAKE is Book 2 in the Close to Home series, but can be read as a standalone.

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    ICING ON THE CAKE
    Close to Home series — Book 2

    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.
    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — ICING ON THE CAKE — Womanspeak

    I’m behind schedule on my upcoming release, so we’re going to have a few more weeks of Sunday snippets from ICING ON THE CAKE. I love this story and its characters. I hope you will too.

    As best man and maid of honor, Curtis and Sara have just watched their siblings tie the knot. Today’s snippet takes place outside the church, between Curtis and his older sister, Lindsay.

    Icing on the Cake“That woman is unbelievable,” Lindsay said as Sara strutted away, toward their newly combined families.

    Curtis grunted. “Yeah, that she is.”

    “No.” A sharp, feminine poke to his upper arm drew his attention from Sara’s shapely, swaying ass to his sister’s highly irritated face. “Tell me you don’t have a thing for her.”

    “Guess that depends on what ‘have a thing for’ means in womanspeak.” If it meant he wanted to fuck Sara until he’d exhausted every last speck of energy in the most remote corner of his reserves, then yes, he definitely had a thing for that woman.


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    ICING ON THE CAKE

    Close to Home series — Book 2

    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.
    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

  • Icing on the Cake,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — ICING ON THE CAKE — 3-D Goodness

    This week’s Sunday snippet is a random bite from my favorite couple, Curtis & Sara from ICING ON THE CAKE. I love these two and their sizzling, snarktastic & emotional story. 🙂

    Icing on the CakeHe smiled for the first time since arriving on the scene. A devilish grin befitting a tall, heavily inked, mostly naked hottie who knew he’d saved her bacon in an epic way.

    She had no choice but to smile back. And stare at every inch of him. Including the inches covered by his tight black boxers. Because hello, the very three-dimensional bulge told her there were many excellent inches hiding there.

    He grabbed his pants and began covering all his lean muscles and sexy ink. “Don’t look so disappointed. I’m sure you can think up another excuse to get my clothes off later.”


    ICING ON THE CAKE is book 2 in my Close to Home series, but can be read as a standalone.

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    ICING ON THE CAKE

    Close to Home series — Book 2

    Nia and Conn’s wedding will be fairytale perfect…if their siblings can get along.

    Free-spirited, anti-establishment Sara has always been on the outside of her family’s fairytale mold. Now she’s being forced smack into the middle of it at her sister Nia’s wedding. Alongside the cocky and annoyingly sexy best man—Conn’s cop brother.

    Curtis doesn’t buy in to organized romance and fairytales. But for his brother, he’ll throw on a tux and fake it for a few hours. His flak vest would have been a better choice around the maid of honor. He should have brought his handcuffs too, because somebody needs to restrain the dark-haired spitfire—and he’s just the man for the job.

    One night to indulge the spark between them, then goodbye—that was the agreement. Curtis isn’t looking for a relationship and he sure doesn’t want a troublemaker for a girlfriend. The last thing Sara needs in her daily life is a cop looking over her shoulder, no matter how hot he is.
    But giving in to their chemistry is much more fun than giving it up…

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  • Crossing the Line,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — CROSSING THE LINE — Take the Plunge

    It’s a rainy Sunday where I am, but it’s sunny and hot, hot, hot where Derrick, Hanna and Jeremy are. Today’s snippet is an immediate extension of last week’s scene from CROSSING THE LINE. Now, let’s see what Jeremy has in mind for his thank-you…


    CtL_cover_SW-quote-at-top“Here, n-now…but somebody might come along and catch us,” she said, shivering at Derrick’s answer, or maybe at Jeremy’s sinful lips smiling down at her.

    “Odds of that are pretty good.” Jeremy caught her hands and pulled her away from the safety of Derrick’s body, past the lounge chairs, to the edge of the pool. “Since we’ll be swimming.” Without further warning, he dove in, his very fine body slicing the surface without spraying a single drop of water in her direction.

    “How is it—warm?” she asked when he resurfaced.

    “Let’s find out.” In a heartbeat, Derrick scooped her into his arms, took a couple of running steps, drew up his knees and cannonballed them both into the deep end.


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    CROSSING THE LINE

    Lifelong best friends Derrick and Jeremy met Hanna at a bar ten years ago. Both wanted her—one married her. Now the other man has been invited to join in for one hot weekend.

    Everything would’ve been fine if they’d had their fun that weekend, then gone back to normal. But they didn’t. And when past demons resurface, things will never be the same—for any of them.

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  • Crossing the Line,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — CROSSING THE LINE — Thank You

    Welcome back for another Sunday snippet from CROSSING THE LINE. (I’ve edited today’s snippet to fit the 8-sentence rule.) Married couple Derrick and Hanna, along with their longtime close friend Jeremy, are about the enjoy the swimming pool of a small, exclusive resort. And they have the pool all to themselves, thanks to Jeremy…

    CtL_cover_SW-quote-at-top“You can thank Jer for the privacy, he threw some cash at the older couple who were here so they’d take off.” Derrick’s words slid into her ear from behind—and on the subject of behinds, his rather solid cock now pressed against hers. 

    With Derrick behind her, she had nowhere to look but straight ahead, at Jeremy. “Wow, thank you.”

    “Very polite, baby, but you can thank him better than that.” With a single step, Derrick moved her closer to Jeremy.

    “H-how should I thank him?”

    “Any way he wants.”


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    Lifelong best friends Derrick and Jeremy met Hanna at a bar ten years ago. Both wanted her—one married her. Now the other man has been invited to join in for one hot weekend.

    Everything would’ve been fine if they’d had their fun that weekend, then gone back to normal. But they didn’t. And when past demons resurface, things will never be the same—for any of them.


    In June, I’ll be posting from my upcoming release, STEALING HOME. If you’d like a sneak peek right now, pick up your FREE copy of the TASTE ME sampler! It has 27 sexy scenes from some of 2015’s hottest books, including a super-hot one from STEALING HOME.

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    And read a super-sexy scene from my upcoming release, STEALING HOME

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  • News,  Stealing Home

    Cover Reveal— STEALING HOME by Karla Doyle

    I’ve been sitting on the cover for STEALING HOME for what seems like forever, but it’s finally time to let the rest of the world enjoy it too. Ta-da! Isn’t it gorgeous and drool-worthy? Go ahead and lick the screen, I won’t tell. 😉

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    When Paige’s latest attempt at happily-ever-after with a nice guy tanks, she decides to quit fighting her destiny. She craves bad boys. Men who deliver short-term, panty-melting excitement, not reliability and settling down. If she’s going to embrace her true nature, who better to start with than the dark-haired, tattooed ballplayer whose cocky attitude gives her more thrills than any steady boyfriend ever has…

    Alex had major league plans for his life until it threw him an unexpected and unwelcome curve ball. Switching gears to pursue his other passion was a rough road, but things are good—aside from his MIA muse. When a chance meeting with a blonde firecracker stirs his creative juices—and more—Alex is game to see where their chemistry leads. Trouble is, his potential Miss Right thinks she’s only capable of playing the field.

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    Stealing Home is a full-length standalone novel, and it’s hot, hot, hot!

    Scheduled for release in ebook & print June 18, 2015.

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  • Crossing the Line,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet—CROSSING THE LINE—What’s One More Mistake?

    Thanks for joining me for another Sunday snippet from CROSSING THE LINE. If you’ve been following along the past few weeks, you know we’re in Jeremy’s head as his lifelong best buddy invites him to have a threesome with Derrick and his wife. This bit picks up right after last week’s snippet

    CtL_cover_SW-quote-at-topA couple of swipes and taps later, Derrick pushed his cell across the table. “Well, what should I tell her?”

    Looking was a mistake, yet the phone was in Jeremy’s hand, inches from his face. He should’ve known it’d be another explicit picture. Okay, truth—he’d hoped it would be, but this—Christ. A video. Of Hanna. What was one more mistake?

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    CROSSING THE LINE

    Lifelong best friends Derrick and Jeremy met Hanna at a bar ten years ago. Both wanted her—one married her. Now the other man has been invited to join in for one hot weekend.

    Everything would’ve been fine if they’d had their fun that weekend, then gone back to normal. But they didn’t. And when past demons resurface, things will never be the same—for any of them.

  • Crossing the Line,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet —CROSSING THE LINE— Voice of Reason

    Welcome, and Happy Mother’s Day to those celebrating today. This week’s snippet from CROSSING THE LINE is a continuation of last week’s scene. (I’ve condensed it to fit the eight-sentence rule.) Jeremy is still reeling from his best friend’s proposition— a threesome with Derrick and his wife.

    CtL_cover_SW-quote-at-top“This is for her, Jer, to make her other fantasy come true. If it’ll make her happy, I want to give it to her, you know?”

    “You really think that when the moment comes, pardon the pun, you’ll be okay letting somebody else touch Hanna? Watching your wife get wild with another guy?” Jeremy asked. “Because once it’s done, it’s done, no going back. It could fuck up your relationship permanently.”

    “It won’t—not if you’re the third.”

    “I’m not sure if that’s a credit to my loyalty or an insult to my masculinity.”


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    CROSSING THE LINE

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    Lifelong best friends Derrick and Jeremy met Hanna at a bar ten years ago. Both wanted her—one married her. Now the other man has been invited to join in for one hot weekend.

    Everything would’ve been fine if they’d had their fun that weekend, then gone back to normal. But they didn’t. And when past demons resurface, things will never be the same—for any of them.

  • News

    Upcoming Project News!

    TasteMe-Cover (2)So I’ve been sitting on this news for a while, but now I can share it!

    I was honored to be invited to participate in this exciting sampler book of sexy scenes. TASTE ME is due to release this month as a free preview of hot 2015 releases. Just look at that lineup of authors!

    My contribution to the collection is a scene from my upcoming standalone release, STEALING HOME. I’m so excited for you all to read it!

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