100 Nightmares is here!!!

Hi everyone! This is probably one of the proudest moments of my life. 🙂 haha All the hard work has finally paid off and I managed to make an eBook, yay!! I would like to thank everyone who supported me from the very beginning and those who are here for me still. 🙂

100 Nightmares is here!!! And it’s available at Amazon.com, Lulu.com and Smashwords.

100 Nightmares by K.Z. Morano is a collection of 100 horror stories, each written in exactly 100 words, and accompanied by over 50 illustrations. Inside, you’ll find monsters—both imagined and real. There are vengeful specters, characters with impaired psyches, dark fairy tales and stories and illustrations inspired by bizarre creatures of Japanese folklore.


Don’t have a Kindle? Don’t let that stop you from reading 100 Nightmares! The full-color versions of the book are available at Lulu.com and Smashwords as a downloadable epub.

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Support independent publishing: Buy this e-book on Lulu.

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

Link to Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/431783

Creating Lulu and Smashwords accounts can be done in very easy steps (sign up, verify email, buy) and you can purchase the book using PayPal and other major cards.
Here’s a link in case you don’t have an epub reader installed: http://www.adobe.com/sea/products/digital-editions/download.html (seriously, you can’t have an excuse for not getting a copy!) lol 🙂

A fair warning: This book is not for the faint of heart, the prudish and the overly religious. ah but you get my point. 😉
For those who love horror and stories with a dark twist, I sincerely hope that you enjoy my book.

Lastly, if you like 100 Nightmares, don’t forget to leave a review afterwards. We all know how reviews affect readers’ decisions on whether to purchase a book or not. 🙂 🙂 🙂 If you prefer to create a review in Goodreads, the 100 Nightmares page is right here

Don’t like horror? It’s alright. But a reblog/ share via twitter/FB/others would be wonderful. Help me spread the word about 100 Nightmares!

Thank you so much. ❤

xoxo K.Z.

Oh and please Like 100 Nightmares Facebook page: here 🙂

Amok: An Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction, Now Available in Paperback!

I can’t believe it! I’ve been so busy with 100 NIGHTMARES that I failed to update everyone on this awesome anthology. Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign and pre-ordered. It was a success. 🙂

I’ve started reading my contributor’s copy and I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite collections. Seriously– forget my little story– the authors here are incredibly talented and the stories are so imaginative and well-written. The first few stories wowed me and I can’t wait to read all of them. If you like sci-fi, dystopian futures and fantasy with heart, do grab a copy. Each of the stories are set in various Asia-Pacific countries– Japan, the Philippines, China, Hawaii, Malaysia, Australia, India, South Korea and so much more.

My story in this book is entitled “Kitsune” (yes, it’s the one on the lovely cover by Jun Hun Yap) and it’s actually a simple love story and a re-imagined fantasy/mythology. 🙂

The paperback version is now available on Amazon. Watch out for the Kindle version as well. xo


Thank you, Necro Stein/ The Horror Nation!

A big thanks to Necro Stein of The Horror Nation for sharing 100 Nightmares on their site.

Check out his post here

Necro Stein is the owner of The Horror Nation’s sister site Texas Terror Entertainment. Around 14 years ago, he started Unspeakable Magazine as a means for filmmakers, musicians, artists, models, etc. to showcase their talents.

If you’re a big fan of the horror genre, check out The Horror Nation at http://www.thehorrornation.net/ and Texas Terror Entertainment at http://umag666.wix.com/texas-terror-ent

They offer all of their viewers double the content with a variety of perspectives and some of the best names in Underground Film. There you’ll find book reviews, film reviews, celebrity interviews and articles on basically all things horror.

You can also check out their FB page here

Thanks again, Necro! 🙂

Thank you, Scott!

Thank you, Scott Scherr, for joining the Blog Blast for 100 Nightmares

Read his post here (Join blog blast here)

Scott Scherr is a horror author as well as a poet.
To all the zombie lovers out there, Scott has a free zombie novel on his site!

Don’t Feed The Dark is a FREE online zombie serial novel written by Scott Scherr that started on February 10th. New episodes from the novel will be posted every Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the entire novel is completed.



In the pre-dawn hours on a Saturday morning, something malevolent has awoken, striking fear and terror into unsuspecting citizens all throughout North East Ohio. Former acquaintances, neighbors, loved ones—all at random—transform into flesh-craving monsters hell bent on devouring the living. Corpses are rising from their places of unrest. Nocturnal animal-man hybrids hunt in packs. The dead are awakening from within the living…

By morning, the sun weeps over streets splattered blood-red as an unsettling silence soon follows, lulling the broken remains of society into believing the blood bath is over. Survivors gather to lick their wounds and mend their broken hearts and ravaged lives as local governments struggle to maintain law and order.

As a second wave approaches, a handful of survivors from all walks of life must put aside their differences and band together to escape the pending slaughter while storm clouds begin to gather from within their fragile community. Some who were once respectable in the eyes of society will devolve into madness while the despicable rise to the occasion in a world no longer respecting of persons.

It is their world now. The dead are hungry and do not discriminate.


You can read Don’t Feed The Dark from the beginning at:

For current updates or just to show your support, you can also “like” The Dark on Scott’s Facebook Page at:

The Eternal Cell in Memento Mori

Hi everyone!

Today is the release day of the Kindle edition of Memento Mori. I have a story there entitled “The Eternal Cell”.


Death is inevitable.

This book is a collection of art, poetry, flash fiction and short stories from more than twenty authors, poets and artists.

Proud to be a part of this anthology. 🙂

Thank you, Riya!

Thank you, Riya, for volunteering to join the Blog Blast for 100 Nightmares. 🙂

Read her posts here and here

Riya Anne Polcastro writes fiction that is raw, gritty, dark and edgy.
Every week, I enjoy reading her thrilling action-packed series for Friday Fictioneers.

visit her blog site http://divebarbluestales.wordpress.com/ and be awed by her take no prisoners writing.

Riya also runs a literary magazine called Serrated Roses.
Serrated Roses is currently open for submissions. They want edgy words and original artwork from up and coming artists.

Check out the site here http://serratedroses.wordpress.com to read their Necromancy issue/ to send in your submissions. Prose, poetry, art… show them what you got. The theme for the next issue is GRIT.

More exciting news: Riya is currently working on a book! Watch out for it later this year. 🙂

Thank you, Ese!

Thank you, Ese, for offering to join the blog blast for 100 Nightmares 🙂

Read her post here

Ese Kļava is among the first wonderful friends that I had the pleasure of meeting through this blog.
I’ve always thought of Ese as the beautiful and mysterious poetess.
Her writing always has touches of sensuality which is so natural and effortless.

Visit her at http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/ where she writes haiku and haibun.

You’ll love her blog because Ese is very prolific! I go to her page weekly for her photography. She joins a lot of photo challenges and also hosts her own– Ese’s Weekly Shoot&Quote Challenge.

More awesome news! Ese will be releasing a book soon.


Coming out soon, Butterfly Thy Name is an odyssey of discovery and fulfillment. A deeply personal story, the book is an erotic quest for aesthetic pleasure, in a story that will touch readers in quite unique ways, as they read about Ese’s adventures, breaking sensual taboos in a journey that takes her from her native Latvia to France, Bahrain, India and South America for deep intimacy and desire.

Ooohh… Intriguing. Definitely my kind of book. Can’t wait to get my hands on this one! I’m sure this is going to be hot! 🙂 🙂

Thank you, Adam!

Just a while ago, Adam Ickes made a blog post about the cover reveal of my upcoming book 100 Nightmares. He was actually the first person to e-mail me when I told everyone that I am running a blog blast. Thank you, Adam, I appreciate the support.

Read the post here

Adam Ickes is the author of Socks and Zombie Tree. This month, Adam released his latest book: ‘100 tiny tales of terror’. Now available on Amazon and Createspace


100 stories.
100 words each.
Tiny snippets of terror for your consumption.
Take them in one at a time and savor the twisted flavor of death and destruction, or devour them all in one sitting–a nonstop feast of terrifying creatures and horrible happenings. The choice is yours, as will be the fear.
You may want to sleep with the light on.

I already have a copy and it’s currently on my to-read list!

Adam and I have two things in common– Friday Fictioneers and our love for the horror genre. A writer with a twisted imagination, the themes of his stories range from creepy-creatures-under-the-bed horror to stories of characters with seriously damaged psyches.

Drawing and sculpting are also among Adam’s many artistic talents.
Check out his blog at http://adamickes.wordpress.com/ where he writes fiction and hosts a writing prompt– Six on the Sixth.


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COMING THIS APRIL! – official release date TBA

100 NIGHTMARES by K.Z. Morano is a collection of horror stories written in exactly 100 words and accompanied by a few illustrations.

It takes a brief encounter with death to cause enduring nightmares.
A single well-placed blow could maim you for life…
One well-placed word could haunt you forever.

Micro-fiction is a blade—sharp, swift…
Sometimes it goes for the jugular, killing you in seconds.
Its silver tongue touches your throat and warm blood hisses before you can scream.

Sometimes, the knife makes micro-cuts in the sensitive sheath of your sanity, creating wounds that will fester throughout eternity.

Take my 100 words daily like a slow-acting poison or read them all and die of overdose.
Your call.
It’s your suicide after all.

I’m really excited to have my own story collection! I started writing fiction in this blog and it’s because of your support and encouragement that I’ve found my passion.
I’d like to thank the awesome people who volunteered to join my Blog Blast. Some are blog friends whose sites I haven’t visited for like ages so I’m really touched and I’m super grateful to have you guys. Thank you. The blog blasts will officially begin next week! It’s never too late to join 🙂 and don’t forget to check out my Facebook page for 100 Nightmares – https://www.facebook.com/100Nightmares

xo K.Z.

The kick ass cover was done by the brilliant Dan Verkys – http://www.gardenofbadthings.com/
The model in the photo is Silvia Alessandrini

What’s the story behind this image?

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Find out in my upcoming story collection, “100 Nightmares”

For updates, please like my FB page https://www.facebook.com/100Nightmares

I’ll be revealing the kick ass cover very soon! 🙂

xo K.Z.

PS send me a link to your page too!:)