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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The Ripple Effect

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THE RIPPLE EFFECT is now available on Kindle for $1.00 only!

with my story, “Cat” — a bizarre dystopian horror tale

Join over 20 authors from around the world, some of the best working in the indie fiction scene today, as they ready themselves to divulge the terrifying prophesied truth that surrounds the topic of climate change and its effects on our fragile planet.

ALL PROCEEDS will be donated to Greenpeace, so tell your friends, spread the word, and help us raise lots of money for this worthwhile cause.

xoxo

Ghosts: Revenge

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Ghosts: Revenge by JWK Fiction is now available on Kindle!

I’m very pleased to say that my story, Yūrei no Yado appears in this anthology

edited by James Ward Kirk

with tales of haunting and vengeance penned by great authors

Michael Thomas-Knight
Mary Genevieve Fortier
William Cook
Roger Cowin
Scáth Beorh
James S. Dorr
Dona Fox
CS Nelson
John Sies
Michael Tugendhat
Guy Burtenshaw
E.F. Schraeder
Evan Dicken
Brian Rosenberger
Mike Jansen
Sheldon Woodbury
Allen Griffin
Ken L. Jones
Rik Raven-Daleford
Flo Stanton
Kenneth Whitfield
Rie Sheridan Rose
William Petersen
Brian Rosenberger
Tim Jeffreys
Stephen O’Connor
Matthew Weber
Nicholas Day
Steve Foreman
Neal F. Litherland
Alex S. Johnson
J. C. Michael
Betty Rocksteady
Justin Hunter
Angeline Trevena
David Schütz II
Lori R. Lopez
Magenta Nero
Tracy L. Carbone
T.S. Woolard

and K.Z. Morano 😉

the illustrations by Gidion Van de Swaluw are OUT OF THIS WORLD! just brilliant!

cover design by John D. Stanton

cover art by Stephen Cooney

xoxo

Amok is a finalist for the 2014 Aurealis Awards

Hey! What’s up? So it’s officially summertime here and I had a really awesome day. I visited my cousins in the country. Chickens, pigs, cornfields, rice fields, lemon trees and all that… and fresh air and super clean water and playing cards on the porch while sipping on the BEST. LEMONADE. EVER. I had a really wonderful time. 🙂

Also, it is with great joy that I announce the inclusion of Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction in the list of finalists for the 2014 Aurealis Awards under the Best Anthology category. Yay!!! 🙂

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My story, “Kitsune” is a part of the stellar collection and WOW this book just never ceases to make me proud!

Congratulations to all the talented authors involved and to our fantastic editor, Dominica Malcolm. ❤

xox

K.Z.

ICE : An Anthology to Chill the Blood

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Ice. Beautiful in its frozen stark state, dangerous to all who battle it, lethal to those caught up in it… Thirteen O’clock Press authors have come up with a startling variety of stories featuring ice – prepare to be chilled…

The Secret Life of Furuhashi Shinju“– the first short story that I’ve ever written, appears in the new Thirteen O’Clock Press collection, “ICE: An Anthology to Chill the Blood“.

The book will be available via Horrified Press’ homepage with FREE global delivery and 20% off from Feb 28th. 🙂

http://www.horrifiedpress.com

Also available on Lulu http://www.lulu.com/shop/thirteen-oclock-press/ice/paperback/product-22058453.html

Editor:
Dorothy Davies

Authors:
Neil Leckman, Kevin Holton, Ken Goldman, Gene Stewart, Brian Barnett, Jeff Jones, Kevin L. Jones, Dorothy Davies, Ken L. Jones, E.S. Wynn, Matthew Wilson, Thomas M. Malafarina, Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, Stanley B. Webb, DJ Tyrer, Micke Lindquist, James Arthur Anderson, Mathias Jansson, James Pratt, Rick McQuiston, Joseph Farley, Bruce H. Markuson, Rhonda Eikamp, William Williams, Damir Salkovic, Olivia Arieti, Gary Budgen, John Kujawski, Roy C. Booth and Axel Kohagen, K.Z. Morano 🙂

WARNING: Not for Cryophobics 😉

Women in Horror

Hey!!! Missing you. Hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day. ❤ ❤ ❤

Aaanyway, now that THAT’s over, let’s get down to the REAL meaning of February. February is WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH!

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Yes, for 28 days, we celebrate and highlight all the fabulous and filthy minded ladies in the horror industry. 😉 So I made a little list of my favorite female horror writers to update you on their latest works. They’re all very talented authors and I’m proud to call them my friends. 🙂 I hope that you check out their pages and support their projects because their stories really deserve to be read.

1) Lori R. Lopez has a bizarre and beautiful imagination.

Her latest collection, Odds And Ends: A Dark Collection is an assortment of the weird and wonderfully grim. The book consists of twenty-six original tales with various themes, flash fiction, micro-fiction, and essays.

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The multi-talented Ms. Lopez does her own artwork and book covers!

Lori has published several solo projects which you can view by visiting her amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Lori-R.-Lopez/e/B003WJFUN8

In fact, one of her stories, Spider Soup is currently FREE on Amazon!!
http://www.amazon.com/SPIDER-SOUP-Lori-R-Lopez-ebook/dp/B00OZROEZQ

Lori Lopez appears in several anthologies including Dead Harvest: A Collection of Dark Tales which consists of 50 scary stories from both big and soon-to-be-big names in the industry. This is definitely on my to-read list! 🙂

For updates on tours, interviews and published works, check out Lori’s site: http://fairyflyentertainment.com/
Or her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/lorirlopez.author

2) I’ve always admired authors with a talent for combining the erotic and the horrific.

Magenta Nero’s writing is strange, scary, and sensual.

She is a regular contributor to The Pen of the Damned and this is a link to one of her excellent stories, “LaLupa” : http://penofthedamned.com/2015/01/13/lalupa/

Magenta’s works appear/ are to appear in several anthologies such as the soon-to-be-released title, Undead Legacy from J Ellington Ashton Press and WetWorks.

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Meanwhile, be sure to follow her blog: https://magentanero.wordpress.com/ to read some of her works of fiction.

Here’s a link to one of my favorite stories by Magenta Nero, “Lucia of the Gargoyles” :
https://magentanero.wordpress.com/2014/09/29/lucia-of-the-gargoyles/

3) Dona Fox writes stories that actually move you.

If you’re looking for quality horror stories then take a look at her Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/Dona-Fox/e/B00GUQTWPM

Read Dona Fox’s Editor’s Choice Award-winning story: “The Grays of Ribbon Ridge” in The Grays anthology from JWK Fiction.
I’m also happy to announce that I’ll be sharing pages with Ms. Fox in a new Thirteen O’Clock Press antho, The Witch’s Cauldron, edited by Dorothy Davies.

Meanwhile, be sure to read one of Dona’s outstanding pieces in Rejected For Content: Splattergore (Volume 1), a collection of the most hard-core, blasphemous, violent, gory, explicit short stories available!

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4) Mary Genevieve Fortier is a brilliant poet. She is also one of the sweetest, kindest horror writers I’ve ever met. 🙂

Drop by Mary’s Amazon author page http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Genevieve-Fortier/e/B00GQCYXWM to discover some of her prose and poetry.
and visit her FB page https://www.facebook.com/MaryGenevieveFortierWriter to send her some love. 🙂

Here’s a link to a recent review of Floppy Shoes Apocalypse praising Mary’s very impressive poem, “Every Nine and Twenty”.
http://thehorrorfictionreview.blogspot.com/2015/01/reviews-for-week-of-january-19-2015.html?spref=fb

I’m very proud to announce that soon, I’ll be sharing another superb anthology with Mary Genevieve Fortier. Watch out for Ghosts: Revenge from JWK Fiction!

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5) And last but not the least, I highly recommend that you check out the written works of Paula D. Ashe who wowed me with her haunting stories in the Best of JWK Fiction 2013.

Here is a link to one of her most horrific pieces, The Mother of All Monsters
http://www.amazon.com/Mother-All-Monsters-Paula-Ashe-ebook/dp/B00D3VPCFQ
This story received an honorable mention from Ellen Datlow!!

Paula’s works of fiction appear/ are to appear in several anthologies such as the soon-to-be-released Axes of Evil II from J Ellington Ashton Press.

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Don’t forget to visit Paula’s site: http://pauladashe.net/

Discover, read, support WOMEN IN HORROR. ❤

xo

K.Z.

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Arachnophobia

Hey!! It’s been a while. So I got sick 😦 and I’m currently recuperating. Sick of eating soup coz it’s the only thing that I can swallow at the moment. ugh >< And the first thing that I intend to eat after I feel slightly better is a big fat bagel with cream cheese. I don't know why. lol 🙂 🙂 Anyway, I hope you're well! It's almost summer here in the PH and I honestly can't wait to hit the beach.

Are you afraid of spiders? Or maybe, like me, you're just fascinated with them…

There's a new antho from the talented authors of Thirteen Press: Arachnophobia, a collection of scary spider stories and more.

I have a story in this anthology entitled The Jorōgumo’s Daughter. It’s a new twist on the Japanese mythological monster. I’m proud to be sharing pages with other awesome authors such as Dona Fox, Gary Murphy, and many more. 🙂

The book is available on Lulu

Paperback: http://www.lulu.com/shop/thirteen-oclock-press/arachnophobia/paperback/product-22018682.html
Epub:

Hope you enjoy it! ❤

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The Grays

Hi everyone! Omg I still have the holiday hangover. lol Honestly, I’m having a hard time going back to my old routine. 🙂 I just helped my grandma move in to a new home and I’m also helping her look after my little cousin who’s in preschool… I have a feeling that 2015 will be very, very different. After the terrible typhoons in the PH, I really hope that it turns out to be a good year.
Anyway, after a very tiring trip, I came home to some pretty cool news. The Grays, a new anthology by JWK Fiction has been released!! This is my first published story for 2015, so YAY!! 🙂
The Kindle version is now available on Amazon and the paper version will be out in a few days. Check it out…

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With my story, “The Conception”

Featuring the works of Dona Fox, David Schütz II, Doug Rinaldi, Roger Cowin, Alex S. Johnson, Essel Pratt, Magenta Nero, T. Maxim Simmler, T.s. Woolard, and many other talented authors

Do The Grays live among us?
These stories will make you laugh, cry, cower in fear…

Edited by James Ward Kirk