The Trouble with Cowboys

Contributors: Jodi Payne, BA Tortuga
Series: The Cowboy and the Dom Trilogy #6
Genre: , , , , ,
Release Date: February 6, 2024

When Kacey Lowe shows up at his friend Sam’s place in New York, it’s because he has nowhere else to go. He’s lost his shot as a bullrider, and he’s beat up as anything to boot. He doesn’t want to impose on Sam, and he and his buddy tend to get into trouble together anyway. That’s how he ends up at River’s place.

River McIntyre doesn’t really understand Kacey, but he wants to help the tough little cowboy with whatever demons he’s wrestling. He’s not sure he can, and he’s not sure Kacey can be everything he needs, but he sees past Kacey’s pain and insecurities, and knows they could have something special together if they can just figure it out.

The trouble with cowboys, River finds out, is that they might be speaking a different language than a city man like him. But if they can meet in the middle somewhere, it will be worth all the effort.

The Trouble with Cowboys is set in The Cowboy and the Dom universe and features a hurt-comfort, opposites attract, D/s romance in New York City.

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Title: The Trouble with Cowboys
Published by: Tygerseye Publishing, LLC

Temptation Ranch

Contributors: Jodi Payne, BA Tortuga
Series: East Meets Western #6
Genre: , , , , ,
Release Date: July 20. 2020
Pages: 186

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

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Title: Temptation Ranch
Published by: Tygerseye Publishing, LLC
ISBN13: 978-1-951011-53-6

Soft Limits: A Deviations Novel

Contributors: Jodi Payne
Series: Deviations #6
Genre: , ,
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Pages: 250


Note: Soft Limits a prequel in the timeline, but can be read first, last, or anywhere along the way. It contains no spoilers for the series.

Fans of the iconic Deviations Series will fondly recall Bradford as the beloved owner and Master of the exclusive, male-only, BDSM club that anchors the series, and also as the wise man who introduced Tobias and Noah.

Dominant Bradford’s story is one defined by sudden opportunity, unimaginable heartbreak, and new-found purpose. His calling is to provide a safe and supportive environment for men in the lifestyle. Bringing Doms and subs together is his superpower, yet ironically, he feels fated to be alone himself.

In this prequel to the series, you’ll discover how Bradford is first drawn to Nikki, a hungry young man living on the streets, and the unexpected ways Bradford grows and changes while helping Nikki understand a world of strange, new desires.

Deviations readers already know how Bradford and Nikki find their happy ever after. Soft Limits is a deep-dive into Bradford’s story, into what makes the Dom tick, and how he ended up with ownership of the club. It also introduces Nikki, the sub that tests Bradford’s patience, steals his heart, and soothes his soul.

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Chapter 1

The city was lovely in June with the onset of warmer days and summer just starting to take hold. Bradford enjoyed a soft rain shower; it was a welcome respite from the growing heat. A downpour like this one though, was nothing short of a goddamn nuisance.

As he hastily shouldered his way into the local coffee shop to escape the deluge, he found himself longing for the familiar, comfortable, and dry confines of his club. With his cozy brownstone right next door, he rarely headed outdoors anymore, except for the occasional stroll to clear his head or take in some fresh air on a nice day.

This was not a nice day, but he’d had an important meeting this morning with his leathersmith that required his presence at the craftsman’s workshop, and so he’d been obliged to venture out of his neighborhood. He shook out his umbrella and retreated into the breezeway, taking another moment to remove some of the water from his overcoat as well before pushing his way through the second set of glass doors. He smoothed his hair back with one hand and sighed as the cooler air of the café and welcoming scent of coffee washed over him.

Ah, yes. Coffee would set him to rights.

There was a decently long line, but Bradford didn’t care. He planned to sit in a window seat with the newspaper and slowly sip his coffee, silently cursing Mother Nature as he waited for the weather to pass. Besides, rain or no, he had no intention of rushing home to the club after he’d gone to such lengths to make sure he was covered for an afternoon off. No, he was going to sit right here, read and people-watch, and remind himself that although the nonstop hustle of the city wasn’t the reason he’d relocated here many years ago, it was one of the reasons he’d stayed. He really ought to try to get out more.

A couple barreled into the café sans umbrellas. The pair of them looked like drowned rats and were laughing about just that when they took their place in line behind him. Bradford shook his head. He remembered being young and penniless, though not fondly. He much preferred being mature and comfortably situated. It afforded him the opportunity to do exactly as he pleased, which, for an experienced Dominant with particular and often expensive tastes such as himself, was essentially nirvana.

They finally moved a bit, and Bradford took two shuffling steps forward. In front of him was a young man of perhaps twenty, who was tapping a chewed-up pen against a damp newspaper. He leaned around the boy for a better view, curious and assuming it to be a crossword puzzle, but discovered it was in fact the classified ads. He became acutely aware, now that he was in closer proximity, that the young man smelled faintly of vanilla.

Bradford blinked and shifted away slightly, thinking that being close enough to take in a young man’s scent and enjoy it was fine in the privacy of his club, but here in a busy café it might make him appear to be a dirty old man.

Never mind that he was one.

“Who’s next?” a barista called out and the line moved.

Bradford couldn’t seem to refrain from looking the young man over. His army-green jacket was a bit large and hung on narrow shoulders. He wasn’t terribly tall and his shoes were worn and soaked through. He had a gray scarf knotted around his neck, water still beading on it in several places.

“Next!” They moved again. Bradford heard the young man sigh and watched him rub each eye in turn with the heel of his hand. Bradford frowned, keenly aware that the city could be rough on young people. It certainly did seem to be rough on this one.

While he was contemplating that, the young man stepped up and ordered.

“Small coffee, black.” The boy tapped a granola bar on the counter and dug through numerous pockets but in the end, put the granola bar back.

“Just the coffee?”

“Yeah. Thanks.”

“Oh, hey.” He leapt into motion, smiling at the barista. “I’ve got his coffee. A doppio for me, please, extra hot. And a turkey club.”

The young man looked startled and very confused. “I…uh.”

He remained stoically silent until the barista slid their coffees across the counter, followed by the sandwich in a to-go container. He paid, still not answering the young man for the time being, then hustled the boy away from the counter and over to a nearby table. “Sit, boy,” he ordered.

The young man glanced up at him sharply with wide blue eyes. Not just any blue, he noted, but a deep sapphire, and they were moderately terrified. Bradford swallowed hard. “I’m sorry. Please, have a seat.”

The young man didn’t sit, but after a long moment, Bradford did. He put the sandwich down on the table and slid it over toward his young companion.

“I don’t do that,” came a quiet reply.

“You don’t eat?” Bradford asked casually, pretending not to catch on. The young man was hungry; that much was evident. He was thin and he hadn’t yet bolted. “Look, it’s yours. Take it to go if you’d prefer to eat alone, or I invite you to sit with me.” He set his umbrella on the floor and shimmied out of his wet raincoat, letting it fall off his shoulders and over the back of his chair.

After another moment’s hesitation, the young man abruptly sat down and tucked into the sandwich. “You dint haf to,” the boy said as he chewed, his mouth overly full. “I ate yesterday.”

Well, that explained the sunken cheeks and the narrow shoulders. “Naturally, I didn’t have to; it pleased me to do so,” Bradford replied a bit defensively and followed that with a sigh. Really, he wasn’t fit for conversation outside of the club anymore. “That is to say, I wanted to buy it for you.” He watched the young man devour the sandwich, pieces of bacon and lettuce sticking out of the corners of the boy’s mouth. He rolled his eyes at himself and touched the edge of the young man’s newspaper with one finger, sliding it closer to look it over as he sipped his doppio slowly. “Delivery boy, third-shift stocker, parking lot attendant, hm…” Bradford glanced up at the boy. “What’s your name?”

“Nikki,” the young man answered, chewing still.

“Nikki. I see.” He shifted in his seat. “Do you have a last name, Nikki?”

Nikki shook his head. Whether that meant “no” or “none of your business” was difficult to tell, but he assumed the latter and didn’t press the issue. After all, he could count on fewer than the fingers of one hand the number of people who knew his own last name.

“Well, Nikki.” He drew out the name, trying it out on his tongue. “Been in town long?” It was obvious the boy had not, and as Bradford expected, he got another shake of the head.

“I see.” He leaned forward, closer to Nikki, who eyed him warily but didn’t appear to have any intention of putting down his half-eaten sandwich. “Boys without last names have a very hard time getting work in this town.” Nikki searched his eyes for a moment and sighed, his shoulders slumping. “However,” Bradford said grandly, much too grandly for a small local café, “I have need of a dishwasher, and perhaps some other errand-type work, if you are interested.”

The offer hung in the air between them, and he couldn’t be sure which of them was more startled by it: Nikki, who stared at him frozen in midchew, or himself. He most certainly did not need another dishwasher. Where the hell had that come from? Damn those blue eyes. And that soft voice. And smooth skin.

“Christ.” Bradford swore under his breath, hiding his consternation behind another sip of strong coffee. You’re too old for such lechery.

Nikki shrugged, finally. “Yeah? Okay. Thanks.”

And just like that, Bradford had himself a brand-new dishwasher.



Title: Soft Limits: A Deviations Novel
Published by: Tygerseye Publishing, LLC
ISBN13: 978-1-7330076-4-1


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Sexy To Go Gay Romance

Contributors: Jodi Payne, Avery Duran, Leigh Ellwood, Asta Idonea, Eva Lefoy, Dale Lowry, Shiloh Saddler, Sam Thorne, A.E. Wasp
Genre: ,
Release Date: April 1, 2017


Nine Hot M/M stories sexy enough to make your blood sing. Find shifters, hunky construction men, mythological heroes and everyday lovers who scorch the sheets with their man on man lovin’. From honeymooning couples to intense instant hookups, these gay couples remind us that love is always worth fighting for, no matter what the cost.

Handyman by Jodi Payne

Danny is haunted by memories of his ex, Peter, who moved out six months ago. He recognizes just how bad off he is when he wakes up to a flood in his condo, a problem Peter would have adeptly handled. Danny can't find the insurance paperwork, he doesn't know who he should call first, and he's about ready to strangle his stoner neighbors. His day starts looking up, though, when the workmen arrive to deal with the water, replace his breaker box and demolish the soaked ceiling. Ken, a handyman, shows up to handle the drywall, but can Danny handle Ken?




"Well, everything is wet. I'll have to set up some blowers for a day or so, pull all the ruined stuff out, and then I can get back in there and put in some new walls and a new ceiling." Ken's voice was remarkably gentle for such a strong man. Danny would have expected it to be deeper and much more gruff.

"Okay," Danny said, still processing all the information. "What first?"

"First, I'm going to get you some blowers."

You'll do, Danny thought. "Okay."

"Tomorrow, I'll come back and see if I can start tearing out the old walls."

Danny nodded. "Sounds good."

"Mind if I use your phone? My cell died. It's charging in the truck. Damn battery won't hold a charge."

Danny pulled his cell out of his pocket. "No problem. Here."

"Hey, thanks." Ken nodded and smiled as he took the phone and Danny got a good look at his eyes. They were round and gentle, and blue as the Caribbean ocean. If Danny's cock could talk, it would have said, "wow," or maybe, "yes, please."

Ken dialed a number and put the phone to his ear. "Hey, it's Ken. Yeah, I need a couple of the big fans. Where? Yeah, okay. I'll come pick them up. Thanks." He handed the phone back to Danny. "Thank you."

"My pleasure," Danny said much more smoothly than he'd thought himself capable of.

Ken tilted his head at Danny for a moment and then smiled, and Danny had a feeling that he'd just been made.

"I'm going to run out and get you those blowers," Ken explained, heading for the door. "I'll be back in an hour or so."

The first thing Danny thought was, 'I'll have dinner waiting, dear,' but he caught himself and just said, "Thanks."

"My pleasure," Ken looked him over from head to toe and then left.

Title: Sexy To Go Gay Romance
Published by: Sexy To Go

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