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. ❤

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. ❤

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 ❤

GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries

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Hi! I’m very pleased to announce that I have a story in this anthology. 🙂

GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries is now
Available for Kindle preorder — with a release of May 8th!!

Have you ever loved someone so much, you’d give your left eye for them? Does two of a kind mean one to spare? Are you an organ donor? GIVE: An Anthology of Anatomical Entries explores, from head to toe, the varying reasons why someone might donate an organ, tissue, or other body part, and how. Few body parts are safe from the harvest in this cross-genre (Horror, Sci-Fi, Dark Humor) collection.

It’s really an honor to share pages with these authors. 🙂

Table of Contents

Samrat by Jonathan Lambert
AG-327 by Alex Kimmell
Sound and Silence by Kerry G.S. Lipp
The Surprise by Kriscinda Lee Everitt
Skinned by Mary Petenstine Jackson
The Clarinet by Megan Lee Beals
Sum of My Parts by Rivka Jacobs
Eraser by Stephen D. Rogers
Donors to the Stars by Jordan Phelps
The Savior by K.A. Morris
Breathtaking Views by Rachel Hansen
Rowan and Rhys by Michelle Kilmer
With All My… by Pandem Buckner
What a Father Would Do by Cheryce Clayton
Heart-Shaped Box by Stephanie Bissette-Roark
Bits and Bobs by Kayleigh Marie Edwards
Nurture by K.Z. Morano
Babymaker by Layla Cummins
Gräfenberg Fulfillment by Gio Clairval
Nutjob by T.J. Tranchell
Yin and Yang: The Donor by Katie Cord
This Little Piggy by M. Lori Motley
Vicarious by Christine Morgan
Flight Pattern [Part One] by Tara Roberts

New Reviews!

Hey! Hope everything’s fine with you. 🙂 I’ve been a little busy lately. But I’m really excited about sharing with you a couple of awesome new reviews. One is for my book, 100 Nightmares and one is for Floppy Shoes Apocalypse, an anthology by JEA Press.

It makes me really happy to see that one year after its publication, 100 Nightmares is still getting some great reviews from book review sites. Wende from Julie’s Book Review said that it’s: “A wild twisted ride from start to finish… Morano did an outstanding freaky fantastic job!”

http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/2015/04/review-of-100-nightmares-by-kz-morano.html

I would also like to thank Dave of the Horror Cabin for saying some nice stuff about my story, “They Died Laughing” in Floppy Shoes Apocalypse. According to him it’s: “As oddly arousing as it is freakishly disturbing…”

http://horrorcabin.com/floppy-shoes-apocalypse-book-review

If you have a thing for killer clowns and you haven’t grabbed a copy of FSA yet, head over to Amazon! Plenty of amazing authors and stories in this book…

And of course, don’t forget to write a review! 😉

xo

K.Z. ❤

Undead Legacy

Readers of hardcore horror and zombie fiction, Undead Legacy is now Available on Amazon!!! 🙂

You stir early, removing your head from the beaten pillow. Your home is silent. The familiar, everyday noises that introduce you to the beautiful morning are absent. The dog barking, the neighbour’s irritating car alarm, the flush of the toilet – all missing. After stumbling down your hallway, stepping into your slippers and avoiding the rug that always attempts to break your neck, you open the front door, adjust your eyes, yawn and…
You scream.

The world before you is chaos, mayhem, absolute anarchy. No…it’s an apocalypse. A zombie apocalypse, where the living dead rule and humans are a tasty, but pesky afterthought. You look to your left and see a group of the undead. Your dog is massacred, mercilessly shredded between them like a sloppy, gore soaked entrée. Their eyes lock onto you. You’re dessert. You gulp, pee your pants, panic…what do you do?

From JEA Wetworks comes Undead Legacy, an anthology of undead horror. Featuring 23 stories and poems from some of the best writers in the genre today. Whatever your view on the undead – modern, old school, classic, fast, slow – there’s something for everyone in Undead Legacy. With two very special forewords from Terry M. West and Richard Laymon artwork aficionado Steve Crisp, Undead Legacy looks to cement its place in horror literature for years to come.

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