Not Over You is out now!

My second chances, small town romance is out now!

You can read an exclusive excerpt and enter my contest ay Joyfully Jay Reviews, HERE

(https://joyfullyjay.com/2021/09/excerpt-giveaway-guest-post-not-over-you-by-jodi-payne/)

Cryptic is Out Now!

A new romantic suspense/ murder mystery series by me and BA Tortuga!

🔍 Ex-marine detective with confidence issues
🔍 Recluse profiler who has lost everything
🔍 Serial killer
🔍 Forced-proximity (and precinct sex!)
🔍 Race against time

Buy it here or read it in KU!

Derek “Crash” Wheeler never really wanted to make detective. He was a good marine and a great beat cop, but now he has to deal with cases like the one that just landed in his lap. Multiple deaths. Probably a serial killer. And if that isn’t bad enough, now he has a crazy ex-profiler calling and texting, acting like he knows exactly what’s going on.

Matthew Herrera has more than one clue about Derek’s case. He worked on a serial murder case once that took everything away from him, and while the perpetrator went to jail, Matthew knows the case isn’t over. This murderer likes to play games, and he doesn’t work alone.

Racing against time, Derek and Matthew have to learn to work together to solve this case, and they find they have a chemistry they can’t deny, even if it feels selfish to indulge. People are dying out there, and it will take all their skills to work out this puzzle before it’s too late, or before one of them becomes the next victim.

Temptation Ranch is Now Available!

Temptation Ranch is hot!

☀️ Trust fund playboy
☀️ Billionaire cowboy
☀️ A little sunshine
☀️ A little spanky times
☀️ Puppies!

Buy it here or read it in KU!


Playboy Tad Dawson dedicates his Saturday nights to looking for a strong man with the firm hand he craves at a certain sort of club in Austin. So when he heads out to his favorite neighborhood gay bar for a more casual Friday night, he’s looking to drink, dance with his friends, and maybe have a little sexy fun on the side. Tad certainly doesn’t expect to run into a man like Strait McMasters, a stunning, deep-voiced, stoic cowboy who seems to be everything Tad wants in one studly package.

Billionaire Strait intends to have a drink in honor of a friend who passed away when he stops in at the bar, but he’s not one to question his gut, and his instinct says that Tad, the young man with the unruly blond hair, is worth a second look. When their one-night stand turns into a several-day binge, Strait knows he’s found something special, and he hopes to keep it.

Tad is sure Strait can give him a stern look and a firm hand if only Tad can find the right way to tell him what he needs. Strait, meanwhile, isn’t sure Tad is ready for what it means to be part of his life, which includes a private island and full-time security. Will they find a way to truly understand each other, or is this temptation short term?


Temptation Ranch is part of the Beat the Heat Summer Reads Series!

Check out the other book in the series:

Wicked in Wranglers ~ BA Tortuga
StarDom ~ Kiernan Kelly
The Perfect Dom ~ Shannon West
The Daddy’s Reluctant Virgin ~ Sean Michael
Bad Dog ~ Julia Talbot
Temptation Ranch ~ Jodi Payne & BA Tortuga
Cruisin’ for a Bruisin’ ~ Morticia Knight
Roping His Hero ~ Sue Brown

Preorder Tending Tyler!

Tyler was lost and overwhelmed before Matthew found him. Then he visited Matt’s busy ranch, met the cowboy’s beautiful children and huge, boisterous family, and discovered overwhelming didn’t have to be a bad thing.

Tending Tyler, the newest book by me and BA Tortuga is on preorder now!

Coming May 18th.

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Bartender, Tyler McKeehan, feels like his whole life is on hold. All he does is work and sleep, because he just doesn’t know how to move on with his day to day after the shocking loss of his best friend. When he meets Matt at Les’s Bar where he works in New York, though, he thinks he might have found someone who can nudge him out of his rut. The cowboy seems to live on fast forward, but at the same time, this kind, generous man makes Tyler feel wanted and safe.

Ranch owner, Matthew Whitehead, is just in New York for a visit. But when he runs into Tyler at Les’s Bar, he can tell right away that Tyler is special. Matt’s family thinks he makes snap decisions, and they worry about him, but he knows what he wants, and even after just a few days, he’s willing to fight to keep Tyler in his life. When Matt has to head back to Texas, he tells Tyler to come visit him and meet his kids. Soon.

Tyler doesn’t know if he can just pick up and go to Texas, but he misses Matt’s affection and calming presence, so when life gets too overwhelming, he makes the call. Between Matt’s huge, boisterous family, his children, his busy ranch, and the vast differences between New York City and Texas, Tyler wonders if he should go back to his old life every day. Matt is determined to keep Tyler right where he is, but can they overcome the odds against them and make a new life together?

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Mergers & Acquisitions is now available!

“Tell me I’m wrong.” Oh, that voice sounded so strong, so confident.

“What?”

“Tell me that was a throwaway kiss, and you were just tossing a hook at me, looking for tips. Tell me you felt nothing at all, that you didn’t want more. Tell me you didn’t see something you need in my eyes. Come on, Jersey, say it. Tell me that—or tell me your name.”

Keeping Promises is Now Available!

West lifted Jeremy’s hand and kissed it. “I won’t make things tough. You got my word.”

“Okay.” This one-handed thing was for the birds. Jeremy had to let go of West’s hand to comb his fingers through West’s thick, dark hair. “Can you make it easy, though?”

“I’m still a cowboy, baby.”

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Preorder Keeping Promises

Cover of Keeping Promises

The newest book by me and BA Tortuga is on preorder now.

Coming March 23rd.

Preorder HERE

Jeremy M. Dunn III has the single dad thing down, so the last thing he wants to do is call his ex-husband to ask for help with their two kids. They didn’t part on good terms, and they’ve barely spoken since the divorce. But with a cast on his arm that goes up past his elbow, Jeremy has no choice. He needs a few days to figure out how to bathe their daughter, make school lunches and parent their son one-armed, and there isn’t anyone else he can ask for help.

Former rodeo cowboy West Belen was already on his way back to his kids, and to Trey (“the third”, his nickname for Jeremy). He made a promise to try again, and he means to keep it, so when he sees his chance to move back into his family’s life, he grabs it like the brass ring he knows it is. He’s determined to be more than an “every other weekend” dad to his children, and he doesn’t want to keep on living with regret about how he and Trey ended.

Jeremy still desires West, but he isn’t sure he can trust West to be responsible and available. West still thinks Trey is the hottest thing he’s ever seen, but he has no idea how to convince the man he’s ready to settle down. The two of them have never had trouble butting heads, but now they need to learn to work together to make a home for themselves and their kids where they both belong.