• Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Just a Slip

    It’s time for another Sunday snippet from CUP OF SUGAR, Book 1 in the Close to Home series. (PS: Book 2, ICING ON THE CAKE releases July 1st.)

    For a full list of participants in today’s 8-sentence snippet meme, visit the Weekend Writing Warriors website.

    If you’ve been following along, you know we’re with Nia & Conn, new-ish neighbors who’ve taken a very spontaneous road trip together. (Catch up on previous snippets here.) And here we go with the snippet…

    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleYes, Conn was friendly, sweet and easy to be around. And hotness—he owned that category. She’d been smart to keep her distance the past eight months. Last night had been a slip in judgment—a world-rocking, toe-curling slip—but not the beginning of something.

    Conn was interested in her, but judging from the array of female visitors to his house, he was interested in a lot of women. He didn’t even appear to have a type. Nia hadn’t seen any sign of a steady girlfriend since she moved in. She had no problem with Conn’s preference for variety, but she couldn’t stomach being part of his buffet.

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    Blurb

    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 – Getting Closer

    Time for another Sunday snippet. 🙂 Remember to check out the list of participating Weekend Writing Warriors when you’re done here.

    For the next four weeks, I’ll be continuing with little excerpts from CUP OF SUGAR. If you’ve been following along, or you’ve already read the book, you know that new-ish neighbors Conn and Nia have taken an unexpected road trip together. After an unexpected (and seriously hot) night together in a roadside motel, they’ve arrived at Nia’s parents’ house, where Nia received some bad news about a childhood pet.

    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“You okay?” He kept his voice low—he could do that, since he was now standing directly behind her, close enough for her to smell his aftershave. He settled his big hands on her shoulders, gently kneading.

    She groaned, which was definitely a mistake, because it made him pull her closer. He was so solid and warm, she wanted to melt into him. Let him console her about Princess. Watch him get comfortable with her family. Oh, and she wanted to rub her ass against the front of his jeans—then turn and kiss him until she couldn’t see straight. There was that.

     

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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 – It Could Get Awkward If…

    Welcome back to another eight sentences from CUP OF SUGAR, brought to you as part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme. I don’t think this snippet needs much introduction.  😉

    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“You want me to stop?” He punctuated the question by circling her belly button with the tip of his tongue.

    She shook her head, prompting Conn to slide her pants lower. Not all the way down, the silky bottoms still covered the most important part, though the fabric did nothing to mask the heat from his mouth when he pressed it against her core.

    “Conn, we shouldn’t…it’ll be awkward seeing each other every day if the sex sucks.”

    His chuckle vibrated between her legs. His eyes twinkled up at her, and when he lifted his head, his smile was down-and-dirty hot. “It won’t suck, Nia.”

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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 – Just a Kiss

    Thanks for joining me and the rest of the Weekend Writing Warriors as we offer up eight-sentence excerpts from our work.

    We’re spending time with Conn and Nia, neighbors who are getting a whole lot closer on New Year’s Eve. When Nia’s car died, Conn stepped up and offered to drive Nia to her long-distance destination—in a snow storm. Weather forced them to take refuge in a small motel that only had one room remaining. Oh, fate.  😉

    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleThis time, he didn’t hesitate. Just sealed his mouth against hers and took control.

    She opened for him. Welcomed his tongue inside, greeting it with hers. A New Year’s Eve kiss, that’s as far as she’d let this go. Her brain failed to get that message to her hands, though, because they were in the process of pulling off Conn’s t-shirt.

    “You’re so hard,” she said, running her palms over his chest.

    “Sweetheart, you have no idea.”


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    Blurb

    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 – Invitation Accepted

    Time for another eight-sentence Sunday snippet from CUP OF SUGAR. Click here for a list of other participants in the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    Today’s bite-sized excerpt follows closely after last week’s offering. New-ish neighbors Conn and Nia are spending New Year’s Eve snowed in at a rural motel.  (Catch up on past posts from the story here.) They’re watching the celebration from New York’s Times Square, and Nia has invited Conn to sit beside her on the room’s only bed for a better view of the TV. (I’m sure she has no ulterior motives. 😉 )

    Well, Conn is a big, solid guy and you know how squishy and wobbly those motel-room beds can be…

    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“I don’t mind if you move over…you know, so you don’t fall off the edge of the bed.”

    Invitation accepted. The springy mattress pitched her against him as he edged closer. Her breast pressed against his biceps and her hand landed high on his quadriceps. A couple inches to the north and she’d have had something entirely different to grab hold of.

    “Sorry.” Her apology came out soft and breathy. She hadn’t stopped leaning on his arm — nor had she looked away.

     

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    Book Blurb

    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 – Pretzelgasm

    Thanks for stopping by to read my Sunday Snippet. This eight-sentence bite is from my recent release, CUP OF SUGAR, and comes to you as part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    If you’ve been following along on Sundays, you already know that Conn and Nia have been neighbors for eight months, during which Conn has been pulling out all the stops (and taking off his clothes near the window) to get Nia’s attention. But Nia has a rule about dating neighbors, so she has been doing her best to avoid the hunky man next door. (Though she has certainly enjoyed watching him get into his shower.)

    combos-pizzaCurrently though, they’re sharing a motel room late on a snowy New Year’s Eve. (Catch up on previous snippets here.) They’re watching TV (well, sort of) and Conn has just given Nia a bag of Combos to snack on.


    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleShe tore into the bag like a kid would a Christmas present. She 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.


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  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Can’t Look Away

    For a list of writers participating in the Sunday Snippet meme, check out the Weekend Writing Warriors website.

    Today we’re in Conn’s head, as he and Nia are sharing the only motel room available during a horrible snow storm that forced them off the road late on New Year’s Eve. Conn is watching TV when Nia steps out of the motel bathroom in her pajamas…

    Cup of Sugar by Karla DoyleHer pale-pink pants weren’t see-through, but they might as well have been, because it was plenty evident she didn’t have anything underneath. With each step she took, the little tank top shifted, rising to tease him with a hint of creamy skin. Those pants rode damn low on her hips. Hips he needed to run his hands over while she rode him.

    “Oh, look…” she pointed at the TV while crawling onto the bed, “Robin Thicke is performing.”

    Conn didn’t want to look. He didn’t care who was performing. Hell, they could dedicate the next song to him, live from New York City, and he still wouldn’t give a shit.


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  • Cup of Sugar,  Sunday Snippets

    Sunday Snippet – CUP OF SUGAR – Have Some Faith

    Welcome back for another eight-sentence snippet, part of the Weekend Writing Warriors meme.

    This week’s bite-sized excerpt is from CUP OF SUGAR, and follows very soon after last week’s offering. Forced off the road by a horrible snowstorm, Conn and Nia have just walked into the only available motel room they could find — and discovered it only has one bed. Conn has graciously offered the bed to Nia and stated that he’ll take the couch. Nia is assessing the piece of furniture (which is actually a loveseat and does not have a pull-out bed) and Conn, as he bends over to untie his boots.


    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“You’re too big, you’ll never fit.”

    His boot thudded to the floor and he straightened. Returned to full height, he looked down at her with unadulterated mischief. “Have some faith, sweetheart.”

    “On the couch.” Shit, now her cheeks were on fire. Meaning he’d for sure think she’d been referring to his cock—in her. Great, just great.


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    Blurb

    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 – Good News is Bad News

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

    This week’s bite-sized excerpt is from my newest release, CUP OF SUGAR. Nia has spent the eight months since she bought her house mostly avoiding her temptingly hot neighbor… until her car dies and she accepts Conn’s offer of transportation to her long-distance destination. A horrible storm finds them lost on snow-covered backroads, low on gas, and thanking their lucky stars when a tiny roadside motel appears on the side of the road. Here’s what happens when Conn comes out from the motel office…

    Cup of Sugar by Karla Doyle“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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    Blurb

    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 – Get To Know You

    Sunday Snippet time, where I post an eight-sentence excerpt from one of my books. Just a little bite to entice you to buy it and read the whole thing, I admit it. 😉  Visit the Weekend Writing Warriors website for a list of authors participating in this meme.

    This week we’re with Nia, the heroine of CUP OF SUGAR, as she settles into the passenger seat of her handsome neighbor’s truck. Nia has spent the past eight months doing her best to keep her distance from the tempting hunk next door. Conn came to her rescue when her car broke down in the driveway by offering a ride to her long-distance destination. Now they’re about to spend at least six hours together in close quarters. Nia is having second thoughts about accepting his generous offer of transportation…

    CUP OF SUGAR by Karla Doyle“How about I say goodnight, go in my house and we just go back to the way things were?”

    Conn found the end of her seatbelt and clicked it into place. “Going back never works out.”

    “I wouldn’t know, I’m more of a ‘run far, far away’ person.”

    “Look at that—not even out of the driveway and I’m already getting to know you.” He tapped the GPS console again, then put the truck in reverse. “And now I’ll tell you something about me. I only do things I want to do, sweetheart.”


    Blurb

    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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