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Cover Reveal: Ashes to Ashes

Guess what, guys? I finally have the last cover in my Lick of Fire serial, Phoenix Burned! Part 3, Ashes to Ashes, is the eventful finale. I can’t wait to share it with you!

I can’t believe that in a few short weeks, Eren and Abeni’s full story will be out with the world. Guess I’d better get started on an omnibus edition, for those of you who prefer to read your serials in one giant binge.

Many thanks to the super-talented Jacqueline Sweet for her work on the covers for Lick of Fire, and for knocking Abeni out of the park!

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Cover Reveal for Chameleon!

And now, for the last cover redesign in the main Inkubus series. Chameleon is a somewhat tricky one to illustrate, because of how much of Alisa’s power stems from movement. Stock photo searches are one of the banes of authors’ lives. The challenge in “casting” Alisa was primarily that the posing had to have a lot of movement to it.

Thank you for checking out the new covers, and scroll down to have a look at Alisa!


Lions and tigers and…

Happy 2017, guys!

I’m kicking off the new year with a bang, admittedly even more of one thanks to 2017’s first medical crisis. But I’m hanging in there, and doing well. So I wanted to tell y’all a little about the changes.

First off, as you may have noticed from the site’s new look, it’s time for a new look! Because I write so many different styles of romance, I want you to know what you’re getting. So to that end….. Say hello to Tiger Tarantino and Lila Vega!

For the most part, nothing will change. You don’t have to sign up for a new mailing list or anything, and most of my social media will continue being handled from my existing Katie de Long accounts. But when you see “Katie de Long writing as Tiger Tarantino” on that cover, I want you to have a little bit of an idea what you’re in for.

As Tiger Tarantino, I write romance suspense that skews toward the dark end of the spectrum. Horror influences, boundary-pushing shit, antiheroes galore, and lots of blood and gore.

As Lila Vega, I write flirty erotic contemporaries that are a bit lighter in scope and content. Very little bloodshed, very little stuff that you need to “prepare” yourself for, if you’re sensitive to some topics. Maybe you wouldn’t read these to your mother, but at the very least, you wouldn’t have to cover your eyes if you’re squeamish.

And, of course, K. de Long, where I’ve written PNR for a year now. All the same magic and weirdness and adrenaline, the same name… nothing new to see there. My paranormal romance as K. de Long skews toward the darker side of the genre, with dark fantasy elements, thriller and horror elements, and- yes- antiheroes, my favorite of favorites.

So when you see that dandy new email in your inbox with new books, and see those author names on the covers, I hope that gives you a little guidance, so you can get just the book you’re looking for!

I’m hard at work redoing covers for my backlist, so you’re gonna see this on new books before you see it on any of the past releases you’ve already snagged for your Kindle.

On a personal level, I’m super psyched to introduce you guys to the new “me”.  Any stripper worth her salt can tell you that a pseudonym that she has a strong connection to can be worth its weight in gold. And both of these names speak to very, very different parts of me. Lila is the me that’s fun-loving, a little exhibitionist, and taking it all day-by-day. Tiger is the me that’s like, “RAWR!”, ready to come in, baseball bat swinging, taking no prisoners, seize your hand, and send you careening off on the adventure of your life.

So happy 2017, guys! Let’s make it a good one.



aka Tiger Tarantino, Lila Vega, and K. de Long, here for your romance-reading needs.

21 Shades Spotlight: JE Taylor

Introducing J.E Taylor

Night Hawk is J.E Taylor’s contribution to 21 SHADES OF NIGHT box set. 
For a tiny 99c you can own 21 wicked novels from today’s NY Times, USA Today, and International Bestselling Authors.

About Night Hawk

Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in betrayal. Now, she thirsts for justice… and revenge.
Selling your soul has never been so charming and Mark throws in a little something to sweeten the pot, his girlfriend Naomi.
Sentenced to death at the hands of a demon, Naomi Hawk has a firsthand lesson in despair and betrayal in Mark’s deal for fame with all the trimmings. Deep in the clutches of the underground brotherhood, Naomi’s light is coveted for the Master’s gain.
When she slips and falls eighty stories from a precarious ledge, Naomi resigns herself to the inevitable impact and death by shattered bones. Before she can escape her demons in eternal slumber, something sinister plucks her from the plummet, stealing her out of the night to sacrifice her forever to the shadows.

Imprisoned in bottomless darkness, Naomi thirsts for justice…and revenge.

About J.E Taylor

J.E. Taylor is an award winning, USA Today Bestselling author, a publisher, an editor, a mother, a wife, a business analyst, and a Supernatural fangirl, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked:
“Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?”
From that moment on, she hasn’t looked back.
In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing (, Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory (, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror.
She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.

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Queen of Clubs: Krissy & Athena– Athena’s Makeup

First look to show! Glittery, dramatic, and neon, this look is definitely something for the stage or the bedroom, not for the faint of heart. But it matches that tangerine bikini! Later I’ll post something closer to Athena’s normal work look.


A quick caution before we start: the main color in this is Sugarpill Supercharged, a multi-use makeup pigment. Basically, you can use it as eyeshadow, as blush, mix it with lip gloss or nail polish… Laws on the safety of cosmetic products for different usages vary by region, and while this one is cleared for use around the eyes elsewhere, the FDA here in the US has not weighed in. So it’s probably pretty low-risk using it on the eyes, but use your discretion. If you have sensitive skin,  give the look a pass, and don’t risk a bad reaction.  Or swap in a different color; the nice thing about this look is that you can take pretty much any bright pigment for the lid, and it’ll look killer. In my years, I haven’t had a bad reaction from using a lip-safe pigment on the eyes, or an eye-safe pigment on the lips, but that’s totally just my own mileage. Yours may vary.

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Resource for Dancer Makeup Look Features!

So, it’s going to get repetitive really fast explaining my preferred makeup terminology with every look shared. So in the interest of streamlining things, here’s one resource that will cover everything you need to know to play with the makeup looks. Yes, when you get behind the fold it looks really daunting. Continue reading Resource for Dancer Makeup Look Features!