Bad Neighborhood

Hi! The paperback version of Bad Neighborhood is now available on Amazon. 🙂

http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Neighborhood-Fox-Emm/dp/0997084103

This splatterpunk anthology is for extreme horror fans. It includes a reprint of my story, “Hitchhiker”.

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A themed anthology for extreme horror fans.In this chilling horror collection, 29 writers and poets have come together to share tales of the grotesque, the supernatural, and more. Their words will pluck you from your comfort zone and leave you for dead, or worse. Have you ever considered where evil bides its time when it’s not outside your door? What disturbing locale could make it feel safe? We’ve all heard that home is where the heart is, but alas, that heart is sometimes racing…
We hope you live in a good neighborhood.

Contributors Include:

  • Richard Ayre
  • Louisa Bacio
  • Charlotte Baker
  • Rudy Barrett
  • Roger Beckett
  • John L. Davis IV
  • Fox Emm
  • Norbert Gorá
  • Kathryn M. Hearst
  • LinnieSarah Helpern
  • Matthew J. Hockey
  • Adam S. House
  • Neil Hudson
  • Mac Jones
  • Ariel Klontz
  • John McGuiggan
  • Malachy McDermott
  • Jonathan Moeller
  • K.Z. Morano
  • Lori Myers
  • Rachel Nussbaum
  • Matthew O’Leary
  • Riley J. Pierce
  • Benjamin Sperduto
  • Luke Schamer
  • L.B. Shimaira
  • Sharon Twizell
  • Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
  • Hugh Warren
  • Jenna Weaver
  • Josh Wilson

xox

K.Z. ❤

James Ward Kirk Fiction Holiday Horror Sampler

Hey everyone! JWK Fiction Holiday Horror Sampler is now available for FREE on Smashwords. You can download it in epub, mobi, and pdf formats. 🙂 Included in this collection is my Japanese ghost story, “Yurei no Yado”.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/596558

 

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From gothic and dark to gory and depraved, from traumatic and psychological to deeply disturbing and truly mind numbing, from weird and absurd to visceral and hard hitting. This is horror, this addresses your darkest fears, this will put you in a dark place, kick you down and abandon you.

Find within these pages works of great authors James Ward Kirk has published since 2011: William Cook, Chantal Noordeloos, William J. Fedigan, Mike Jansen, Dona Fox, Philip Harris, Murphy Edwards, Timothy Frasier, Guy Anthony De Marco, Maarten Luikhoven and K.Z.Morano.

 

xox

K.Z. ❤

Indiana Horror Review 2015 is now Available on Amazon!

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Horror from around the world is featured in the 2015 edition. New Zealand, The Netherlands, the Philippines–What is it with the Hoosier state that inspires authors from all over the world to dredge up their darkest visions to make readers tremble and shudder? Could it be the ghost towns that dot the landscape? Or do we fear the living ghosts that walk its cities, large and small, that breed and fester on dashed hope and creeping dread? Or do their dark writings mirror the thoughts we thought we had buried deep beneath layers of civility, exposing them for what they are, reflections of the darkness all around us, propagated through us and our offspring, who emulate and improve on our own wickedness?

http://www.amazon.com/Indiana-Horror-Review-2015-James/dp/069257252X

From JWK Fiction

With stories by:

Jennifer Lemming
K.Z. Morano
William Cook
Mike Jansen
Roger Cowin
A. Henry Keene
Justin Hunter
Dona Fox
Maria Mitchell
Maria Mitchell
Guy Burtenshaw
Bas van der Veer
Alec Cizak
Flo Stanton
Mary Patterson Thornburg
John D. Stanton

xox
K.Z. ❤

Lovecraft After Dark is now Available on Amazon!

Lovecraft After Dark is now Available on Amazon! With my erotic horror story, “Madeline Marsh’s Midlife Crisis”

Link for Kindle version: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017UQSAE4

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“Lovecraft After Dark,” a is new collection of erotic horror from JWK Fiction, edited by James Ward Kirk and Roger Cowin. We offer short fiction and poetry blending erotica with the Mythos. Erotic encounters, forbidden romances between humans and the gods and demons of Lovecraft’s world. Ever wonder what obscene romance produced the human / elder god hybrid, Wilbur Whateley? How did the Black Goat of the Wood come to have a thousand young? These are just a few of the ideas explored in “Lovecraft After Dark.” Explore what Lovecraft only hinted at. Let your imagination go wild. We did.

Edited by James Ward Kirk and Roger Cowin

With stories and poems by:

Doug Rinaldi
Josh Brown
Sheldon Woodbury
Jaap Boekestein
Richard King Perkins II
K.Z. Morano
TS Woolard
A. Henry Keene
Maria Mitchell
Matthew Wilson
David S. Pointer
David Schütz II
James ‘Grim’ Desborough
Alex S. Johnson
Magenta Nero
Davie Yates
Mark Brandon Allen
Ruth Sabath Rosenthal
Sean Hoade
Mark A. Mihalko
Dixie Pinoit
John D. Stanton

Cover Art by Stephen Cooney
Cover Design by John D. Stanton

Cthulhu fhtagn!

K.Z. ❤

Bad Neighborhood – an extreme horror anthology

“It’s a little too extreme for our tastes…”
For writers of Splatter Horror getting stuff like this from editors can be really depressing. I’m a fan of extreme horror myself. I love reading the works of Jack Ketchum, Clive Barker, Poppy Z. Brite, Edward Lee, Joe Lansdale… I’m not turned off by gore, as long as it’s done right. This is why I got really excited when I saw the open call for a Splatterpunk anthology by editor and blogger, Fox Emm. A reprint of my story, “Hitchhiker” will be appearing in this collection.

Kindly support our Kickstarter Project. You can choose among a variety of package options. You can be the proud owner of Original Horror Artwork, or own a signed copy of the book, or have your name mentioned in the book, etc.
More info here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fox-emm/bad-neighborhood-an-extreme-horror-anthology

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Bad Neighborhood by Spooky Words Press is a themed anthology for extreme horror fans. In this chilling horror collection, 29 writers and poets have come together to share tales of the grotesque, the supernatural, and more. Their words will pluck you from your comfort zone and leave you for dead, or worse. Have you ever considered where evil bides its time when it’s not outside your door? What disturbing locale could make it feel safe? We’ve all heard that home is where the heart is, but alas, that heart is sometimes racing… We hope you live in a good neighborhood.

Release Date: Early December, 2015

Contributing Writers/Poets/Artists:

Richard Ayre
Louisa Bacio
Charlotte Baker
Rudy Barrett
Roger Beckett
Charles Coffman
John L. Davis IV
Fox Emm
Lance Graves
Kathryn M. Hearst
LinnieSarah Helpern
Matthew J. Hockey
Adam S. House
Neil Hudson
Mac Jones
Ariel Klontz
John McGuiggan
Malachy Mcdermott
Jonathan Moeller
K.Z. Morano
Lori Myers
Rachel Nussbaum
Matthew O’Leary
Riley J. Pierce
Benjamin Sperduto
Luke Schamer
L.B. Shimaira
Sharon Twizell
Donald Jacob Uitflug
Hugh Warren
Jenna Weaver

xoxo
K.Z. ❤

Gothic Tales of Terror is now available on Amazon!

“Oh Lizzie, it’s such a pleasure to run my own home…” Charlotte Lucas, Pride and Prejudice (movie, 2005)

Ummm whatever, Charlotte Lucas… Speak for yourself…

So… How’ve you been? OMG everything’s been sooo crazy lately and by crazy I mean I’ve been so busy scrubbing floors and figuring out how to install floating shelves in my new place.

Anyway, I’m really excited to get my copy of Gothic Tales of Terror (for my new shelf) coz guess what, the book is now available on Amazon!! This is so awesome coz it features my Gothic horror story, “Hysteria”. It’s set in the Victorian era and it’s about a woman who came across an inheritance and discovered some dark and terrible family secrets. I’m very proud to have my work featured along with some really great authors.

Gothic Tales of Terror is a collection of stories and poems about love, tragedy, and the supernatural that scare without gore and envelop you in their dark, eerie mood. If you enjoy classic Victorian Gothic horror, you’ll love this collection.

Amazon link to Gothic Tales of Terror: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0175CAX3E

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Do check out my “Meet the Author” page at the Verto Publishing website to read an excerpt of “Hysteria”. This is also a great opportunity to meet the other wonderful authors involved in the antho and to read excepts from their tales.

Authors

Carmen Tudor
Brandon Ketchum
Sheldon Woodbury
Misha Herwin
David Schutz II
Dona Fox
DJ Tyrer
Stephanie Ellis
Flo Stanton
Scott Forman
Michael Seese
and of course,
K.Z. Morano 😉

The anthology is edited by Krista Clark Grabowski who is a damn fine editor, btw.

Seriously, get the book!

xoxo

K.Z. ❤

Gothic Tales of Terror

Hello! 🙂 I’m very proud to announce that my Gothic horror tale, “Hysteria” will make its debut in Gothic Tales of Terror by Verto Publishing. The antho will be released this October! Just in time for your pre-Halloween reading.

Love, tragedy, and the supernatural…

Gothic Tales of Terror is a collection of stories in the Victorian Gothic vein of Bram Stoker, Edgar Allan Poe, and Mary Shelley. I’m glad I had the opportunity to channel my inner M.R. James in writing this story. 🙂

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Meanwhile, check out the trailer on YouTube

xo
K.Z. ❤

Toybox

Hello! 🙂 The paperback version of the Toybox is now available for preorder on the Horrified Press website. I have a story in this antho entitled “Watch Me”. Each Thirteen Press author chose a toy to write about. I just liked the theme so much that I couldn’t resist writing something for the antho! I went with the creepy Chatter Telephone.

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The toybox awaits…

xx

K.Z.

A SHADOW OF AUTUMN – Official Cover Reveal

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Nope this isn’t the cover. To view the awesome official front cover and back cover of the book, check out this blog: http://www.60daysofhalloween.com/2015/091015.htm

I’ve started reading a preview copy of A SHADOW OF AUTUMN and… WOW. I’m really proud to be a part of this antho! I would definitely recommend it for your Halloween reading. (and not just because I have a story in it!) 🙂

Meanwhile, don’t forget to drop by ashadowofautumn.com for author interviews and more. Also, like A Shadow of Autumn Facebook Page for more updates and forthcoming contests.

Here’s a line from my story in the anthology:

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xoxo

K.Z. ❤

A Shadow of Autumn is almost here!

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“A Shadow of Autumn is a forthcoming anthology featuring macabre fall tales by a variety of modern speculative fiction authors. From yarns about strange trick or treat festivities to monstrous tales of harvest gone awry, these stories will keep you entertained long after the season’s last jack-o’-lantern has dimmed.”

I’m so excited to be a part of this project! A Shadow of Autumn is edited by the fabulous Gwendolyn Kiste. The model in the photo is Payden King.

To find out more about the book:

Click to view the website

Click to view the TOC

Click to view the authors

xo

KZ ❤