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! ❤

100 Nightmares featured in The Cult of Me: Tuesday Tease

100 Nightmares has been featured on horror author Michael Brookes‘ website– The Cult of Me: Tuesday Tease.
Read a sample of the book and find out what Mr. Brookes thinks of 100 Nightmares.

http://thecultofme.blogspot.com/2014/09/tuesday-tease-100-nightmares-by-kz.html

Michael Brookes is a very fine drabblist himself and runs a very impressive blog where you’ll find everything from book reviews and sneak previews to story competitions and fine works of short fiction. Check it out. 🙂

The Cult of Me Blog: http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/

xo ❤

A review of 100 Nightmares by The Horror Fiction Review

OMG I woke up this morning to some really cool news! First, a story acceptance for a horror anthology and some really kind words from the editor. And then… THIS! 🙂

http://thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com/2014/09/reviews-for-week-of-september-1-2014.html

“100 NIGHTMARES is a real gem and a must have for any fan of Horror, Flash Fiction, and Micro-Fiction. Now, put your gas mask on and proceed with caution.” -Jon R. Meyers, The Horror Fiction Review (visit the site to read full review)

Thank you so much THE HORROR FICTION REVIEW for the awesome appraisal of 100 Nightmares! 🙂

Micro Review of 100 Nightmares by Horror inside the Box UK

Yay! Horror inside the Box just gave 100 Nightmares a 5/5 in their micro review 🙂

“100 Nightmares it is exactly that… that’s what i love about this book you can pick it up and put it down whenever you need a jolt of Horror…”

Thank you!

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. xo

🙂

More Reviews for 100 Nightmares

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Hello! 🙂 Here are the latest reviews for 100 Nightmares:

“There’s an art to writing an effective story in so few words and the author nails it… if you like good horror and well written short fiction then this needs to be in your reading list…”
THE CULT OF ME (read full review on the site)

“It’s undoubtedly ambitious stuff. Most authors fail to deliver with 10000 words, let alone 100. But Morano demonstrates early on that she is up to the task… In all, Morano delivers an eclectic range of ambitious micro-fiction, the more accomplished of which is truly impressive in what it achieves in such a small amount of words…”HORROR AFTER DARK (read full review on their site)

“Going into this book I was very skeptical. How in the world can an author make a successful story in just 100 words? Not possible! I was SO wrong! I can’t say enough about this book… it’s well written, different, scary, and very unique. You will not be disappointed!”BITTERSWEET BOOK REVIEWS (read full review on their site)

To authors, seasoned and new, reputable book reviewers are a true gift. I really appreciate the time and effort that the reviewers spent in reading and reviewing my book. I would also like to thank the readers who reviewed 100 Nightmares on Amazon/ Goodreads If you haven’t reviewed/ rated/ read the book yet, please do. 🙂 🙂 Thank you.

K.Z. ❤

More Reviews for 100 Nightmares

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Some of the things that readers are saying about 100 Nightmares:

“Such a brilliant concept with no two stories alike. Timeless enjoyment to be reread over and over…” – Paula Limbaugh, Horror Novel Reviews

“Micro fiction at its finest… I wanted to sit back and think about each one for bit… they produce the full gamut of emotions as you read them…”

“The tales are wonderfully horrid, etching their words deeply into your subconscious with scalpel-like precision and a pitchfork’s bloodiness.”

“100 nightmares was a veritable feast. A must have in your collection.”

“It was completely worth the read.”

Thank you so much. I’m so thrilled with the readers’ recent comments on 100 Nightmares. I know there are more people reading the book. I sincerely hope that you enjoy my horrid little nightmares.

Thank you again and again. ❤

xo K.Z.

100 Nightmares by K.Z. Morano — 100 stories, each written in 100 words, with over 50 illustrations

Amazon.com- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JVRJNG0

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22007959-100-nightmares

Author Interview: My Five Minutes with Jim Mcleod

Wanna get to know me a little better?

I’m currently featured on Ginger Nuts of Horror and you can read the interview here http://www.gingernutsofhorror.com/5/post/2014/05/horror-author-interview-k-z-morano.html
and feel free to leave your comments! 🙂

Thank you, Jim, for interviewing me on your awesome site. 🙂

For those of you who don’t know Jim Mcleod, he is the owner of Ginger Nuts of Horror. It is THE home of the best horror author interviews on the web.

I loved Jim’s questions. They’re interesting, carefully written, and direct to the point… If you’re a fan of horror, you MUST visit the site.
Book reviews, film reviews, author interviews, the latest in horror news… you’ll find it all there.

It takes a great deal of effort and dedication to maintain such a site and Jim is very prolific! I truly appreciate what he is doing for the genre and for the artists.

Do check out the page to show your support. 🙂

http://gingernutsofhorror.com/

Thank you.

K.Z. ❤

What people are saying about 100 Nightmares

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100 Nightmares is starting to get great reviews at Amazon.com, Smashwords, Goodreads and even Lulu.com

Here are some of the things that readers are saying:

“Excellent collection.”

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“She reaches into the depths of the disturbed, deranged and disgusting, and sews a quilt of horror that will wrap you up and not let go.”

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“What makes this collection of horror stories particularly disturbing is the way the author weaves the familiar with the seemingly unthinkable. Parents, children, twins in utero, she turns them all into believable, shudder invoking beasts.”

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“A word of caution – don’t read this over dinner (unless you want to lose it), or while on public transport – your facial expressions might worry your fellow travellers!”

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Thank you so much to everyone who purchased, read and reviewed the book. ❤

Did you get a copy of 100 Nightmares yet? If not, here are the links 🙂

100 Nightmares by K.Z. Morano — 100 horror stories, each written in 100 words, with over 50 illustrations

Amazon.com- http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JVRJNG0

Lulu.com- http://www.lulu.com/shop/kz-morano/100-nightmares/ebook/product-21592369.html

Smashwords- https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/431783

Goodreads Page- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22007959-100-nightmares

And remember, if you like the book, please leave a review. It doesn’t even have to be a lengthy review… You don’t have to use fancy words if that’s not your style. I’d be very grateful for even just a sentence or two. 🙂 Let me know that you read my book. 🙂
Thank you.

xo K.Z. ❤

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I would like to thank Titan Inkcorp for giving me this beautiful banner for my book. 🙂

WOMEN IN HORROR: My Review of 3-Z by Lori R. Lopez (and a free zombie ebook)

What’s so special about February?

Valentine’s Day? Sure. But more than that, February is WOMEN IN HORROR RECOGNITION MONTH! For 28 days, we celebrate all the beautiful, fantastic, filthy minded women in the horror industry.
(hmm I think this should be celebrated every day of the year, don’t you?)

I reviewed my list of 10 BOOKS THAT ROCKED MY 2013 and realized one thing… my god, it’s a total sausagefest! lol (Do check out those books, by the way, they’re all awesome.)

So this month, I decided to pick up a book from a female horror author. And because I also have a thing for stylish hats, this particular writer caught my attention.

Lori R. Lopez

Lori R. Lopez is an author, poet, artist, actress, songwriter, musician and activist for conservation, children and animal rights.

I love short story collections. If I want to know the range of an author I read one of their collections and if at least half of those stories do it for me then there’s a very high possibility that I might read more of their published works. As a hobbyist who writes horror fiction, I’ve read very few zombie stories (my favorite by the way is Poppy Z. Brite’s ‘Calcutta, Lord Of Nerves’) so I decided to go for Lori R. Lopez’s 3-Z.

3-Z is a collection of three zombie stories.

The first story is ‘Pound of Flesh’. From the beginning, Lopez’s wonderful writing grabbed me.

From the book: “SACRIFICE. That’s what it’s all about. Giving your pound of flesh to get ahead in this world, this modern megalopolis we have wrought with hammers and sweat and steel. Plenty of concrete.”

Then and there, I knew I was going to end up reviewing this piece. Despite the title, this zombie tale is gore-free. What you get instead is a story with depth. I truly felt the main character’s desperation in this piece. Still, the writer managed to inject a great deal of humor into the dreadful scenario. The result: a totally enjoyable read.

The second story, ‘A Big Problem’ wasn’t exactly as scary or as crazy as I hoped it would be. I like my bizarro extremely descriptive and batshit insane. But I did enjoy the exchanges between the main characters and read the story with a small smile on my face. This didn’t quite do it for me but in the end, Lori Lopez’s good writing and humor became this story’s redeeming factor.

The last story ‘Knock, Knock’ was more like old school horror. And that’s a cool thing. It’s like when you already have an idea of what’s going to happen next but still, the story constantly grips you. The pros in this story were the well-realized characters and the scene with the cats, oh yeah, I loved that particular part. 🙂

So what did I learn from this short story collection? That Lori R. Lopez is a versatile horror author perfect for the eclectic reader (like me). And yes, I’m going to check out her other books as well.

I devoured Lori R. Lopez’s 3-Z in one sitting. My rating? A FABULOUS FOUR! 🙂

WOMEN IN HORROR RECOGNITION MONTH just gave me another reason to love February. This month (or every month), I encourage you to grab a book by a female horror author. Oh and btw, a reprint of my story “The Other Child” will be featured in Sirens Call #13 Women in Horror Issue and I’m really proud to be a part of this very special edition. Lori R. Lopez will be in this February’s issue as well! Watch out for it. 😉 Support female horror writers! (UPDATE: the ezine is out now! check out the website to download it for FREE)

xo

K.Z.

P.S.
3-Z is currently free on Kindle and Smashwords. What the hell are you waiting for? 🙂

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All I want for Christmas and New Year is…

YOUR BOOK REVIEWS.

(and Jason Statham)

Woke up this morning to a pleasant surprise. Two positive reviews on Blood Reign Literary magazine that I have stories in. THANK YOU ❤

Reviews mean a lot to writers. I'm sure most of you know this. Most of us don't get paid much for participating in anthos but the feeling of getting our work out there and knowing that people actually read (and like) them is more than enough to compensate for the hard work.

Also, a couple of months ago, I posted a code for Ugly Babies: the Anthology so people can download it for free on Amazon and Smashwords. We’re also on Goodreads (btw, feel free to add me and compare books and stuff) 🙂

If you’ve read the book, please rate it. Pretty please. It would mean a lot to the contributing authors and to those who will be featured in Volume 2. Plus, we’d like to get your honest opinion.

If you liked my story (or any other author’s), feel free to mention it in your review. 🙂 Let us know. Share the love.

Anyway, happy holidays. I’m still celebrating. ^^ I hope your Christmas eve rocked. I’m looking forward to spending my 2014 with you. xoxo