Nerd News

I have just been alerted that the audiobook of SEXY NERD has been released on Audible!  What?!  Dreamscape Media produced and published this baby and I’m so flippin’ excited about it.  I’ve only heard the beginning so far because I’m in the last 24 hours of working on my new release, but Mackenzie Cartwright’s reading of Olivia is perfect and hilarious!  Both narrators are fantastic actors, I’m so honored that they and Dreamscape got involved with this, and I seriously can’t wait to devote myself to experiencing the whole thing.

If your ears are ready to nerd out to some funny sexy sweet romance narration, give it a listen HERE.  If you’ve never tried an audible membership before, you can listen to it with your free trial!  Or–if you subscribe to Scribd (it’s Netflix for ebooks and audiobooks!) SEXY NERD is included with your membership!

Here’s a picture of Johnny listening to it (so your eyeballs don’t get jealous of your ear holes).  You’re welcome.  Look how much he’s enjoying it.

This is the perfect playlist for my run

P.S.  Also, WHAT is Sexy Nerd doing in the Top 100 Contemporary Romance New Releases with all those big fancy authored books?!

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This has been a fun release week so far!  I hope you are enjoying reading COCKY NERD as much as I enjoyed writing it.  And I really really loved writing this one.

COCKY NERD has made it into the Romantic Comedy Top 100 Bestseller list!  That’s never happened for one of my books before, and I’ve never had a triple digit overall ranking before, so I’m super excited and grateful.  One small step for the average romance author, one giant leap for Kayley Loring.

Get him while he's hot

My thanks to Kathleen of Author Reach for reaching out and providing me with the above COCKY NERD image.

I have started on the next book now, even though I’m still thinking about John and Olivia all the time.  Such is life for a writer.  This next one is quite different, story and character-wise.  A recovering bad boy, a good girl who’s ready for a little trouble, and a steamy summer fling that just might be the real thing.  Stay tuned.

But first:  Here is a picture of Ryan Gosling wearing glasses and holding a book.  Because.

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Ryan Gosling photo copyright GSNY/Splash News

COCKY NERD cover reveal and teasers!

I’m really excited to present Cocky Nerd, but first I want to thank the romance bloggers (and author Heidi McLaughlin!) for mentioning the release of Every Inch of You earlier this month. It was such a nice surprise and very much appreciated.

Here’s the cover for my next steamy romantic comedy, Cocky Nerd, which is available for pre-order HERE and will be free in Kindle Unlimited on March 16th.


You may recognize this impossibly handsome model from approximately one gazillion other romance covers, but he’s usually looking all serious and/or rock star-like. I realize that this cover isn’t as supersexy as Every Inch of You, but this image makes me smile so hard, and I hope it makes you happy too.

Here is the BLURB for Cocky Nerd:

Not gonna lie to you.

When he walked into my restaurant, I thought he was the hottest man I’d ever seen in person.

And then he spoke.

And I realized who he was.

The world now knows him as John Brandt—ridiculously wealthy handsome genius workaholic startup founder and tech entrepreneur. I will always think of him as the annoying geek who was my older brother’s best friend. He yanked my pigtails and called me Tiny Dancer. I put rubber snakes in his sleeping bag and called him Johnny B. Nerdballs.

Market research has told him that he needs a girlfriend for an important business trip and gala event. He says he doesn’t want to bring someone that he has to impress or make an effort with, so he thought of me and figures I could use a nice vacation from my life right about now.

He is one cocky nerd. Even if he’s right.

I need the money and he can actually help me with my career, but I think he needs to be schooled in the art of treating a lady right. Lucky for him, I am just the woman to finally teach him…Turns out his total lack of social skills does not correspond to a lack of skills in the bedroom. At all. He even teaches me a few new tricks.

Every time he opens his obnoxious mouth I can’t believe this guy’s for real. Every time he touches me, every time he reminds me of who I was before I started to lose myself in the big city, I can’t believe that what we have right now is fake.

I’m afraid that by the end of the month either I will have punched him in the face, or the last man on earth I ever thought I’d fall in love with will have broken my heart. Or both.


Cocky Nerd is a standalone older brother’s best friend / fake relationship romantic comedy with a real sexy nerd, real laughs, real steam and a real happy ending. Brainy is the new sexy!


She is poetry in motion and I am a brain attached to a body-2

how can i explain john brandt

I blink, trying to stop staring at his well-formed mouth.