10 Best Authors Like QB Tyler for Your Next Hot Read

Check out our list of the top authors like QB Tyler. If you want to read about strong women and steamy romances, these authors will do the trick.

QB Tyler is a romance author who writes about enthralling women and the men who fall in love with them. Tyler launched her writing career in 2017 with her first novel, My Best Friend’s Sister, and she hasn’t looked back. The writer has several series, including Written in the Stars, Bittersweet, Campus Tales, and some stand-alone pieces. Each book has plenty of steamy scenes, but the characters are also well-developed.

Tyler resides in Washington, DC, and enjoys parties whenever possible. Her books are known for their happy endings and inconvenient circumstances that make it difficult for the characters to come together, so they must overcome challenges to find love. The author keeps much of her personal life private but is not afraid to bare it all for her characters. If you’re a fan of QB Tyler’s take on the world of romance, then these authors like Charlotte Byrd should be on your must-read list.

Best Authors Like QB Tyler Ranked

1. Shantel Tessier

Book cover of I Dare You by Shantel Tessier
Book cover of I Dare You by Shantel Tessier

Bestselling author Shantel Tessier lives with her family in Oklahoma, where she cooks up fanciful and steamy romance books. An interesting fact about the author: she hates coffee but drinks energy drinks to give her the energy to write. The author has 29 distinct works, including A Dark College Romance, The Dark Kingdom, and the Undescribable series. Some of her books take a dark spin that breaks the romance book trope but makes them interesting reads. I Dare You, the first book in the Dare series is a popular read about a woman who falls in love with a man disguised as the Devil.

“We’re like the devil is to sin. Without one, we wouldn’t have the other.”

Shantel Tessier, I Dare You
I Dare You (Dare Series)
  • Tessier, Shantel (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 385 Pages - 04/18/2018 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

2. Cassandra Robbins

Book cover of The Entitled by Cassandra Robbins
Book cover of The Entitled by Cassandra Robbins

USA Today bestselling author Cassandra Robbins started her writing career with her 2018 debut novel, The Entitled. The author is passionate about writing, and she has a writer’s group on social media for her fans to connect with her and each other. Robbins is known for her angst-filled characters and the challenges they must overcome to find “happily ever after.” The author lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Her writing has earned her a spot on the Amazon Top 20 and KDP All-star lists.

“She looks up at me. I mean, she’s only a girl, but with her long dark eyelashes that are spiky with tears and her deep blue eyes, she’s so pretty I almost look away. Almost.”

Cassandra Robbins, The Entitled
The Entitled
  • Robbins, Cassandra Faye (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 391 Pages - 09/22/2018 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

3. Carian Cole

Book cover of No Tomorrow by Carian Cole
Book cover of No Tomorrow by Carian Cole

Carian Cole was born and raised in New Jersey but lives with her husband and pets in New Hampshire. As a full-time writer, she writes about bad guys who meet sweet girls and enter into steamy romances with them. Cole was a writer from the moment she could put sentences together as a child, and her mother saved all of these early writings, which she now has to look back on. The author has two series, the All Torn Up series, and the Ashes & Embers series. Cole also wrote No Tomorrow, a stand-alone book she published in 2018 that was an Amazon top 100 bestseller.

“Is there some cosmic rule that if two people feel they’re meant to be together, then they should be together no matter what? Or sometimes do we have to walk away from the person we believe we’re meant to be with? And if we do…does that feeling that we’re missing our true other half ever go away? I wish there was a way to get these answers.”

Carian Cole, No Tomorrow
No Tomorrow
  • Cole, Carian (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 625 Pages - 09/13/2018 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

4. Sara Cate

Book cover of Highest Bidder by Sara Cate
Book cover of Highest Bidder by Sara Cate

In her writing, Sara Cate takes risks by thinking outside the romance author box. The author’s goal is to normalize all aspects of romance and deliver great storylines and characters along with the steamy scenes the genre is known for. When the bestselling author is not on the road with book signings for her latest novel, she resides in Arizona with her family. Highest Bidder, the fourth book in the Salacious Players Club series, is her most recent novel, published in 2023.

“You’d be surprised what a jealous woman will do to win a man’s attention, Daisy.”

Sara Cate, Highest Bidder
Highest Bidder (Salacious Players' Club)
  • Cate, Sara (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 334 Pages - 03/19/2023 (Publication Date) - Sara Cate Books LLC (Publisher)

5. Lucia Franco

Book cover of Hush Hush by Lucia Franco
Book cover of Hush Hush by Lucia Franco

Lucia Franco is a contemporary romance author who believes in the power of strength of women. Franco was a competitive gymnast and cheerleader for over a decade before launching her writing career. In 2019, her novel Hush, Hush was the finalist for the Stiletto Contest from the Contemporary Romance Writers chapter of Romance Writers of America. Her popular books often draw on her experience as an athlete, especially the Off Balance series, and they have been translated into many languages. Franco currently has ten books in her name and plans to publish more each year.

“Submissive women are strong women; they just want someone who’s stronger than them.”

Lucia Franco, Hush, Hush
Hush, Hush (Hush Hush Duet)
  • Franco, Lucia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 480 Pages - 08/09/2019 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

6. Katee Robert

Book cover of Radiant Sin by Katee Robert
Book cover of Radiant Sin by Katee Robert

With over a million copies of her books sold, Katee Robert is a successful romance author. Many of her romance books are written under the pen name Kat Taylor. The books published under the Katee Robert name have a distinctive fantasy flair, such as Radiant Sin, a book about a love affair between the god Apollo and Cassandra. A resident of the Pacific Northwest, this New York Times and USA Today bestselling author utilizes technology well, heading up Facebook groups and a Patreon for romance book lovers.

“Do you have a plan?” “I did have a plan. It was a very good plan, but then you put on those pajamas.”

Katee Robert, Radiant Sin
Radiant Sin (Dark Olympus, 4)
  • Robert, Katee (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 368 Pages - 02/07/2023 (Publication Date) - Sourcebooks Casablanca (Publisher)

7. Nikki Sloane

Book cover of Three Simple Rules by Nikki Sloane
Book cover of Three Simple Rules by Nikki Sloane

Nikki Sloane took a while to figure out her passion was for writing, she started her working career as a graphic designer after working several odd jobs, including screenwriting. After publishing Three Simple Rules in 2015, the first book in the Blindfold Club series and her first novel, her successful writing career launched. Sloane has four Romance Writes of America RITA and Vivian finalist accolades, and she was a HOLT Medallion and Passionate Plume award winner. A married mother of two, she lives in Kentucky with her family.

“It’s better to have regret of what you’ve done, than what you failed to do, it whispered.”

Nikki Sloane, Three Simple Rules
Three Simple Rules (The Blindfold Club)
  • Sloane, Nikki (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 317 Pages - 12/02/2014 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

8. Trilina Pucci

Book cover of Come Back To Me by Trilina Pucci
Book cover of Come Back To Me by Trilina Pucci

Trilina Pucci writes best-selling love stories that break the mold of the trope. Unlike other authors on this list, she started writing accidentally. She found writing quite fulfilling after impulsively writing her first book, Forever with Me, in 2018. She quickly composed Come Back to Me, the prequel to her first book, and Truth in the same year, and her career as a writer was firmly established. Pucci is from California and enjoys family time when she’s not writing.

“I can’t hold onto my memories long enough, I don’t know who he is but I know he saved my life.”

Trilina Pucci, Come Back to Me
Come Back to Me (Forever Series)
  • Pucci, Trilina (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 179 Pages - 03/24/2018 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

9. Melanie Harlow

Book cover of Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow
Book cover of Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow

Romance author Melanie Harlow is a USA Today bestselling author who grew to love the genre by reading Nora Roberts. As a former high school English and social studies teacher, she started her writing career with an attempt at a young adult book. It was not successful, but one of her three initial attempts became SpeakEasy after she added some mature content to it. Harlow published this novel in 2013, followed by the sequel Speak Low. This solidified her as a romancer author; she now has five series.

“After nine already? It was hard to believe I’d slept that long, considering everything that happened last night, but for the first time this week, I felt somewhat rested.”

Melanie Harlow, Speak Easy
Speak Easy: Temptation is everywhere.
  • Harlow, Melanie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 304 Pages - 07/10/2013 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

10. Jenika Snow

Book cover of Little Bird by Jenika Snow
Book cover of Little Bird by Jenika Snow

Jenika Snow is the pen name for a New York Times bestselling author who has been publishing romance books since 2009. Though she enjoys writing and has been writing since she was young, the author also works and attends nursing school. Snow keeps her given name a secret but continues producing naughty stories with plenty of humor woven into each plot. The author has several series, including The Underworld Kings, a mafia romance series. The final book in the series, Little Bird, was published in 2022 to rave reviews.

“You make the demons inside of me whisper instead of roar.”

Jenika Snow, Little Bird
Little Bird: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance (The Underworld Kings)
  • Hardcover Book
  • Snow, Jenika (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 460 Pages - 12/19/2022 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

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