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    Fresh HOT Covers!

    As much as I loved the previous covers for the Close to Home series, Facebook, Instagram, and Amazon refused to show ads with those “sexually suggestive” images. 🙄 Sometimes change is good, though, and with these three sexy men looking out at us from the new covers, I’d say this is one of those times. 

    If you haven’t read the Close to Home series yet, I hope these handsome hunks will inspire you to dive in and enjoy!

    Each book is a complete standalone story with a separate couple, and satisfying happily-ever-after. You don’t have to read all the books, or read them in order (though I think you’ll get even more enjoyment out of the series if you do!). 

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  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — CUP OF SUGAR — Getting Educated

    It’s Sunday snippet time, and Conn and Nia are steaming up that roadside motel room they’ve been forced to share.

    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleEyes locked with hers, he stroked her—lightly, firmly, circling, rubbing. Dipping inside, one finger, then two, then none as he focused his ministrations on her clit again. Making her crazy.

    “Stop teasing,” she whispered.

    “Not teasing.” A naughty smile curled his lips. “Learning. Then I’ll have you at my mercy.”


    You have to love a man who wants to further his education. 😉

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    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.

  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet—CUP OF SUGAR—Want Some?

    Sunday, fun day. Time for another eight-sentence snippet from CUP OF SUGAR, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme. Conn and Nia are still stuck in the little motel room with only one bed. The TV’s on and they’re into the snacks. TV & snacking should be an innocent way to pass the time, right? 😉

    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleShe popped the first pretzel piece into her mouth and closed her eyes. Her lips moved in a circular motion and her cheeks hollowed, then she moaned. The woman looked and sounded as if she was on the verge of an orgasm—from pretzels.

    Jesus, how would she respond to his face between her legs, or his cock buried deep in her body while he kissed her? He was never going to make it through this night.

    “Want some?” she asked, offering the bag.

    Hell yes, he wanted some. So badly his cock could probably be used as a battering ram.


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    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.

  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet — CUP OF SUGAR — Sleeping Arrangements

    Welcome back for another Sunday snippet from CUP OF SUGAR. This bite follows right after last week’s offering, when a horrible snow storm forced Conn and Nia to take refuge for the night in a small motel with only one room available.

    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleThe bottom dropped out of Nia’s stomach when Conn opened the motel room door. Yes, the “good news” could get worse—there was only one bed.

    “Where are we all going to sleep?” she asked, voicing the million-dollar question.

    Conn made a sharp, clicking noise with his tongue and pointed to the carpet near the dresser. Zeus shook his big, reddish-brown body and sauntered to the spot. The dog stretched to a ridiculous length, then curled into an unbelievably small ball and immediately fell asleep.

    “I hope you’re not expecting that to work on me.”

    “Nope,” he redirected his outstretched arm and made that same clicking noise, “I’m ordering you to the bed.”

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    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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  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet—CUP OF SUGAR—Vacancy

    This week’s Sunday snippet follows shortly after last week’s offering from CUP OF SUGAR. Nia’s hunky neighbor has saved the day (actually, the night) by offering to drive her through a nasty snow storm to reach her long-distance destination. Only the weather has forced them off the roads, to the only refuge they’ve come across in over an hour of treacherous driving. Conn has just returned from the small motel’s office.

    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleHe eased back in his seat, grinning as he killed the engine. “The good news is, we chanced upon the only motel in a hundred-kilometer radius before we ran out of gas or landed in a ditch…and it had a vacancy.”

    A vacancy?”

    “Yeah, one room left.” As if cued, the red “Vacancy” sign in the office window flickered to black. He held up a plastic fob with a single key dangling from its ring. “And it’s all ours.”

    She forced a smile while donning her coat—sharing a motel room with Conn was definitely not good news.

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    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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  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet—CUP OF SUGAR—Car Trouble

    Since we’re in the middle of another frigid, snowy winter, this week’s Sunday snippet is from the first page of CUP OF SUGAR, which opens on a blustery New Year’s Eve. Conn and Nia are new-ish neighbors, but they don’t know each other very well—yet.

    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“My car won’t start.”

    Chalk this one up as a late Christmas present from the universe. Conn motioned at the passenger door. She nodded in response, so he opened it, stuck his head and shoulders inside. “I’m at your service—I can jump you or give you a ride.”

    She squeaked—actually squeaked—and the frost melted from her expression. Oh, she was still pink in the cheeks, the color just didn’t look cold-weather induced. Maybe this New Year’s Eve wouldn’t completely suck after all.

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    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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  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Authority

    It’s Sunday snippet time, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    This is the last Sunday I’ll be sharing from CUP OF SUGAR. Next week I’ll be teasing you with snippets from Book 2 of series, so I hope you’ll stay tuned.

    If you’ve enjoyed the CUP OF SUGAR excerpts, now’s a great time to pick it up, because it’s on sale for 99¢ for a limited time.

    So, for the final snippet from this neighbors-to-lovers story, let’s go with something fun and a little bit dirty. 😉


    Cupsale400“Let me do this,” the tip of her tongue swirled around his cock, “I want you to come in my mouth.”

    He groaned. As if he could refuse that offer.

    Her lips closed around him, took half his length, then slid back up, releasing him. “Can I tell you something?”

    “Sweetheart, you’re sucking my cock. You just told me to come in your mouth. That pretty much gives you authority to say anything.”

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    CUP OF SUGAR, Book 1 of the Close to Home series

    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.

    ICING ON THE CAKE, Book 2 of the Close to Home series

    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…

     

  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Meeting Sara

    Welcome back for another Sunday snippet, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    This week, we’re still with Conn in CUP OF SUGAR. He’s meeting Sara (Nia’s sister), for the first time. Sara is the lead in my upcoming release, ICING ON THE CAKE, so take note of this snarky spitfire. 😉

    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“Whoa—who are you? And why was I not advised of your presence in advance, so I could wear something more appropriate. Or less appropriate, actually.” Sara shrugged out of a short, silver jacket and tossed it on a chair. “That dog is enormous, does it bite?” She gave Conn a no-holds-barred, top-to-bottom onceover. “You’re pretty big too—do you bite?”

    “No biting, you’re safe.”

    “Part of me is relieved,” a suggestive wink came his way, “but the other part’s a little disappointed.”

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    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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    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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  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Full Service

    I can’t believe we’re a full week into June already! Sunday means snippet time, and for a list of all this week’s participants, click over to the Weekend Writing Warriors website.

    This little morsel follows hot (very hot) on the heels of last week’s snippet. Conn and Nia are in her parents’ kitchen, and Conn has just apologized for accepting her mom’s invitation to stay with asking if Nia minded.

    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“Of course I don’t mind, you’re hanging around to do me a service.”

    “I’m happy to service you, sweetheart — any way, any place, any time.”

    She squeaked—damn that stupid, involuntary noise—and tried not to fidget on the spot. Hard to do with his slow, spreading smile sending a jolt of awareness straight to her core. So much for her resolve.

    “My desire to service you aside, I think you need to understand something. Driving you here, sticking around so I can take you home tomorrow—I’m not doing those things because I’m a nice guy.” He moved a few inches closer, his sparkling eyes never leaving her face. “Those were strictly self-serving choices, Nia. I saw an opportunity to get what I want and I took it.”

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    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.

    PS… ICING ON THE CAKE, Book 2 of the Close to Home series, releases July 1st!

  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Enjoying the Scenery

    It’s Sunday Snippet time, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    For June, we’ll be sticking with Conn & Nia from CUP OF SUGAR, Book 1 of the Close to Home series. (Catch up on previous snippets here.) In this bite-sized excerpt, they’re still at Nia’s parents’ house, the day after a wicked snow storm forced them to spend the night together in a motel. 😉


    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“What’re you making?” Conn’s voice wrapped around her like a satiny sheet. He stood with one hand on the island where she was working, the rest of his body so close to hers she could almost feel his touch.

    “Apple crumble.”

    “Sounds good, what can I do to help?”

    Oh…stand behind her and slide his hands all over her body. Kiss her neck and whisper dirty-sweet things in her ear — for starters.

    She ducked her head lower so he wouldn’t see that answer written all over her heated face. “Nothing. Go, sit. Enjoy the scenery.”

    “I prefer the scenery in the kitchen.”

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    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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