Alter Egos:

Media Kit

SE Jakes is the pen name for New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler, and half the co-write team of Sydney Croft. First published in 2011, SE Jakes has quickly risen to be a bestselling author in the LGBT romance genre, as well as a fan favorite. Her books are frequently highlighted in USA Today and her books have been reviewed by Library Journal and RT Books Magazine. She’s  been nominated by several sites for Favorite M/M author of 2013 Tyler-2-big-2and finaling in the Goodreads MM Romance Readers Choice Awards in 7 categories. She’s a hybrid author writes for Riptide Publishing and Samhain Publishing, and she Indie publishes as well.

Stephanie Tyler is the New York Times Bestselling author of romance novels spanning multiple genres, including Romantic Suspense, New Adult, Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance. She’s a hybrid author who writes for multiple publishers, including Random House, NAL/Penguin, Harlequin, Carina Press, Mammoth Books, Belle Books and Samhain Publishing, as well as Riptide (under SE Jakes) and Indie publishing. Her books have been translated into half a dozen languages, nominated for an RT Reader’s choice award and garnered top picks from RT Magazine as well as starred reviews from Publishers Weekly. She’s a frequent workshop presenter and has contributed stories for anthologies for charities, including SEAL of My Dreams, which has raised over 150K for the Veterans Medical Association.

Sydney Croft is the alter-ego of Stephanie Tyler and Larissa Ione, two New York Times bestselling authors who blend their very different writing interests into adventurous tales of erotic paranormal fiction. Together, they developed a world where people with extraordinary abilities, like the power to control storms, could live and work with others like them. The series has been described as “Erotica meets the X-Men,” and is unique in its own “erotic super hero romance” niche. Larissa and Stephanie live in different states and communicate almost entirely through email, though they often get together for conferences and book signings.

For all questions regarding subsidiary rights, media inquires, and cover quote requests for SE Jakes, Stephanie Tyler and Steph’s half of Sydney Croft, please contact her via her either here or at

Recent Interviews with SE Jakes / Stephanie Tyler

Praise for the writing of SE Jakes:

“[S]urprised me in a way that very few books have before.”Jessewave on Bound By Honor

“This is a gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, uplifting read.”The Romance Studio on Bound By Honor

“…[H]ighly combustible alphas who need each other desperately.”Bitten By Paranormal Romance on Bound By Honor

Bound by Honor by S.E. Jakes is an emotionally charged, thought provoking read that kept me captivated with it from start to finish.”Night Owl Reviews

..a solid ménage romance.”Library Journal on Bound By Law

“If you love your men strong, hot and dangerous; your plot filled with danger and suspense; and your sex rough, scorching and slightly kinky then this is the book for you.”MM Good Book Reviews on Bound By Law

“I love the fact that Ms. Jakes clearly writes a BDSM romance but allows each set of characters to determine what form the D/s relationship will take. It’s not about the rules, it’s about the people and what works for them.”Night Owl Reviews on Ties That Bind

“SE Jakes captures honest, pure emotion and eroticism in Ties That Bind. It’s my new favorite BDSM story.”Joyfully Reviewed on Ties That Bind

“SE Jakes continues to thrill me with her brand of love, lust and heart stopping cloak and dagger by men who will risk it all.”Two Lips Reviews / Recommended Read on Bound By Danger

Bound For Keeps is unique in paralleling the strength of warriors with the psychological wounds associated with war.  SE Jakes is masterful in reconciling the two worlds and wrapping it in a sizzling hot love story.”Faux Reality Entertainment / Cedric John Nin

“One of my favorite authors of BDSM M/M romance, SE Jakes once again delivers a credible story with characters that are flawed but immensely appealing.”Book Reviews & More By Kathy on Free Falling