100 Nightmares featured in the ABSOLUTE Magazine!

Just got the most perfect news for this season! 100 Nightmares is featured in the ABSOLUTE Magazine!

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“Thanks to her masterful phrasing and wonderfully chilling imagination, 100 Nightmares will delight any fan of horror and the supernatural.” – Amanda Ferris, the ABSOLUTE Mag

You can read the full article through this link: http://theabsolutemag.com/18913/books/get-your-scare-on-with-k-z-moranos-100-nightmares/

Considered as tastemakers, the folks at the ABSOLUTE uncover rare and interesting finds from across the web… stuff that “doesn’t suck”. 🙂 The contributors are honest and passionate about the things that they recommend so be sure to check out the site. You’ll find everything there– music, art, books, games… things that are cool and original.

Thank you so much! 🙂

Happy Halloween! ❤

The Price of Youth – A 100-word story

The Price of Youth
by K.Z. Morano

I was a rotting fruit… fattening flies… waiting to be harvested by death.

I stared at the mirror as the maggots of old age consumed me. Skin, sinew, skeleton, soul…

Then the peddler came, with his potion and persuasive tongue.

It seemed like a fair price at the time.

After all, what need have I for toes…

Or posterior teeth…

Or ovaries…

They’re easily concealed.

Three wealthy husbands later, he returned.

“Fear not, Madame,” he chitchatted as he severed my leg. “Long skirts are fashionable these days.”

I opened my mouth to scream… and silence exploded within the tongueless cavity.

boo! happy almost Halloween, everyone! xox ;)

boo! happy almost Halloween, everyone! xox 😉

Pittsburgh Writer Best Horror Fiction

THE PITTSBURGH WRITER RECOMMENDS 100 NIGHTMARES

read the best fiction

http://pittsburghwriter.net/horror.htm

Don’t forget to view the other recommended indie books on their page. All recommendations are evaluated on the merits of originality, writing achievement, and entertainment value. Thank you. 🙂

K.Z. ❤

The Din from the Garbage Bin

Copyright-Kent Bonham

Copyright-Kent Bonham

While walking home, Anne heard the disturbing din from the garbage bin.

At the back of her apartment building were oversize rats gnawing at something.

Tampons lay there like small gutted animals. Week-old blood and cottony innards spilled across the pavement, filling greedy snouts and thick hairy tongues.

Disgusted, Anne tried to shoo the freak rodents away.

The vampiric vermin hissed at her, their eyes crimson coals of hatred burning through the darkness.

She ran up to her apartment and bolted the door.

Her fingers failed to reach the switch as the glowing red eyes came rushing towards her thighs.

The Immigrants

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

The ships burned cigarette holes into the blanket of blue satin sky.

The people gazed skyward, displaying digits tattooed into their hyper-extended necks.

The numbers meant that they’ve been chosen, that they’ve killed to earn their limited tickets to salvation.

They’ve trimmed the population down to half for the chance to dwell in the new world created by superior species.

The chosen’s bodies lifted into the air. The earth spun like a giant baggage carousel.

In every corner, screams pierced the air in innumerable shades of intensity, as each extraterrestrial immigrant scanned the digits and claimed their designated flesh suits.

100 Nightmares on Google Play

Just a quick note: You can now purchase 100 Nightmares (epub version) on Google play!

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If you haven’t read it yet, now is a great time to grab a copy. 😉 Tell your friends.
And reviews are always greatly appreciated.

xo K.Z.

New story — Demonic Deluge in Hellnotes Horror in a Hundred

Hi! Check out my recent 100-word story, “Demonic Deluge” in Hellnotes Horror in a Hundred 🙂

Horror in a Hundred – Demonic Deluge by K.Z. Morano

Please share/like on FB or tweet the story! Thanks! ❤

I have quite a few stories in Hellnotes. Check out some of the links to my other stories there as well:

Horror in a Hundred – Homecoming by K.Z. Morano

Horror in a Hundred – If Wishes Came True by K.Z. Morano

xo

100 Nightmares featured in Horror inside the Box

Hi everyone! Check it out… 100 NIGHTMARES has been featured in HORROR INSIDE THE BOX UK. 🙂

http://www.horrorinsidethebox.com/100-nightmares/

HORROR inside the BOX is where you get the latest news about horror in and outside the UK– from horror films and interviews to book and comic reviews, as well as links to other gruesome pages!

Click the link, get connected and open the box. 🙂

In the past few months, 100 Nightmares has been in and out of the Top 100 for Horror Short Stories in Amazon US and UK, even climbing up as high as the #24 spot in Amazon UK. Thank you to everyone who ever bought a copy/ reviewed the collection/ helped spread the word about the book. ❤ xo

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Author Interview at THE INDIE VIEW

Hi everyone! Read my latest author interview at THE INDIE VIEW

IndieView with K.Z. Morano, author of 100 Nightmares

We talked about my struggles in writing 100 Nightmares, where I got the idea for the book, and why I decided to go Indie. 🙂

THE INDIE VIEW is a real gem. Check it out! It’s a very useful site for indie authors, readers and book reviewers.

xo

Words and Whispers

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

PHOTO PROMPT -Copyright – Jan Wayne Fields

He rarely left that desk.

For years, he ensorcelled the public with haunting stories spawned from his imagination yet refused to bask in the brilliance of his fame.

Some dismissed it as cheap tactic, speculating that there was no single mysterious author but a group of ghost writers.

Fans camped outside his fortress. The media met only with agents of glib tongues and swollen pockets.

They said he answered to disembodied whispers.

His last words were jumbled letters carved into the ancient desk, engraved into emaciated flesh…

Indecipherable, except for the words: “Free us” penned shakily in sick, diluted blood.