Body Parts Magazine Issue #8

Hey! Been a while since I shared any news about my writing.Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much of that going on since I’m still on full wedding planning mode. (I’m getting married in a couple of months. Yikes. I mean, Yay! 🙂 )

Today though, I’m thrilled to announce that Issue #8 of Body Parts Magazine is now live. It includes a reprint of my story, “They Died Laughing”. It’s an erotic extreme horror piece and this issue’s theme is all about Killer Clowns and Freak Shows. If you’re interested in hardcore horror with a touch of bizarro, you can read my story online for free via this link: http://www.bodypartsmagazine.com/they-died-laughing—kz-morano.html

If you want to add some seriously good stuff to your reading list, subscribe to Body Parts Magazine here: http://www.bodypartsmagazine.com/

I personally love this magazine. It’s got balls. Massive ones. The editors are fearless and the magazine’s content is surprisingly refreshing. The stories in this issue are amazing as always.

I’ll now leave you with a nice little preview of my story. 😉

xx

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For Fans of Extreme Horror

For fans of extreme horror, Bad Neighborhood is on SALE until the 11th. This is in celebration of Read an Ebook Week by Smashwords!

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.

This is the link to the book: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/645398

Please don’t forget to use the code below. 🙂

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Thanks!

xx

K.Z.

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. ❤

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. ❤

Floppy Shoes Apocalypse — Free this weekend!! :)

Hey! 🙂 Floppy Shoes Apocalypse, with my story “They Died Laughing” is free on Amazon (this weekend only) 🙂

It’s currently sitting on the #1 spot of the free Best Sellers list in Horror Anthologies. Yay!

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00PBC9XUK

Floppy Shoes Apocalypse consists of several of the finest, most unique, and most extreme clown horror. Greasepaint and gore… sick sexual fetishes and silly shoes… crazy circus acts and a little bit of cannibalism too! Certainly not for the coulrophobic! 😉

PS It would really mean a lot to me and to my fellow authors if you could write a review for the book. Thanks! xx

Floppy Shoes Apocalypse: A Clown Horror Anthology

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New from J. Ellington Ashton Press and Wet Works: EXTREME CLOWN HORROR AT ITS BEST! I’m very proud to have a story in this anthology.

What happens when a man finds out mid-fuck that his wife had caught the Clown Clap? Find out in my story, “They Died Laughing”.

I’ve read the book and I can honestly say that it blew me away.

Jim Goforth’s character, the Mangler is guaranteed to give you nightmares and Dona Fox’s story will definitely touch your smokin’ cotton candy heart. In T.S. Woolard’s story, the damn clowns are everywhere! Lose yourself in Magenta Nero’s frightening yet fabulous Temple of Clowns… Meet Lisa Dabrowski’s the Clownfather, Essel Pratt’s Yolo, Stuart Keane’s Bobollocks and many other colorful and demented characters! Roger Cowin couldn’t have said it better: The Clownpocalypse has begun.

Edited by Alex S. Johnson and John Ledger, with introduction by professional clown and author Magan “Lovey” Rodriguez

with original stories from Mary Genevieve Fortier, Thomas M. Malarfina, Jeff O’Brien, Michael Fisher, Essel Pratt, Lisa Dabrowski, Sebomai Thaumiel, Dona Fox, K.Z. Morano, Stuart Keane, Magenta Nero, T.S. Woolard, Kent Hill, Kyle M. Scott, Aaron Besson, Jim Goforth, and Roger Cowin


Floppy Shoes Apocalypse: A Clown Horror Anthology
is now available via Amazon and Createspace

An Eclectic Eccentric Reading List

Hi everyone! Prepare yourselves because the purpose of this post is to pimp other people’s published works. 🙂
So, I decided to self-publish my book 100 Nightmares and learned one very important thing… Marketing is a bitch.
Most indie writers don’t have a dedicated team of professionals to advertise their published works but we do have something better… we have each other.
Through this post, I would like to share the latest releases from friends and from authors that I admire.
Over the past few months, I was able to meet a lot of wonderful people. I became acquainted with some really great writers and even had the privilege of sharing anthologies with some of these fine authors.
While some of the authors on this list happen to be well-known names in the industry, some are emerging writers with books published by small presses/ self-published writers, just like me. 🙂 All of these authors are very talented and have gained my respect over the past few months. So check it out… there’s a little something for everyone. 🙂

1) Lori R. Lopez
Are you a fan of poetry?
Watch out for Lori Lopez’s second volume of verse, POETIC REFLECTIONS: THE QUEEN OF HATS. It has everything from dark verse to humorous pieces to serious themes.
It will also include some of Ms. Lopez’s special artwork for the Illustrated Print Edition. (Yes, she’s THAT talented) I was able to have a sneak preview of some of the illustrations. I was amazed, really. The drawings had a dark fairytale-like quality to them and reminded me a lot of Alice and Wonderland. This book is coming very soon so watch out for the release.
Meanwhile, why not grab a copy of one of her latest books “Beauty”. It is a humorous horror tale inspired by the classic, Sleeping Beauty.

I’ve always been a fan of Ms. Lopez’s bizarre mind and gorgeous poetic prose!

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2) Terry M. West
Mr. West’s latest book Heroin in the Magic Now is now available at http://www.amazon.com/Heroin-Magic-Now-Terry-West-ebook/dp/B00MQC0A1E

“HEROIN IN THE MAGIC NOW is a nightmare on acid. It is beautiful, deep and sad…”-Heather Omen, THE HORROR NATION

Mr. West has a very interesting past and this book is a dark and personal story by the author. I’ve read some of Mr. West’s works and I can honestly say that his stories are truly dark, demented, disturbing and deep. He understands both horror and pain very well.

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3) Aurelio Rico Lopez III
It’s my pleasure to introduce to you a fellow Filipino horror author and an excellent storyteller. I was able to read one of his story collections, Nothing’s Fine. The collection contains everything from tales of deranged characters to zombie stories with a fascinating twist.
Also, if you’re a huge fan of werewolves, be sure to check out one of his books, Cry Wolf.

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4) Essel Pratt is awesome and very prolific. I feel fortunate to share several horror anthologies with him, including Vignettes from the End of the World by Apokrupha and JWK Fiction Best of Horror 2013

But if you’re a fan of fantasy, here’s the good news: Scott has a recently released Fantasy novel, Final Reverie, set in a world after the downfall of technology and the rise of magic. Imagine a world where animals are able to think and speak and do things at the same level as human beings. You can get the book at Amazon

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5) Alex S. Johnson
Are you a fan of Bizarro Horror? Check out Alex S. Johnson’s latest release, Doctor Flesh: Director’s Cut

“Will make you feel as if you’ve just eaten 8 Percocets and washed ’em down with a bottle of moonshine,” – Necro Stein of Texas Terror Entertainment.

Alex Johnson is bold and original. He pushes boundaries and is known for writing some really disturbing stuff. This book is definitely not for everyone. Enter these waters forewarned. Also, I feel very lucky to be included in a forthcoming extreme Horror Bizarro anthology edited by Mr. Johnson and Mr. John Ledger. It’s coming very very soon. Writing for this antho enabled me to explore new territories. It’s just so out of this world!

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6) Riya Anne Polcastro
Fellow blogger Riya Anne Polcastro of Serrated Roses released her first novel, Suicide in Tiny Increments.

I was given an advanced copy of the book and I was pleasantly surprised. This book may not be for everyone but I certainly enjoyed it! Suicide in Tiny Increments definitely took me for a wild ride. I felt like a voyeur taking a peek at the lives of pathetic, twisted, demented, and very interesting characters. It was like watching a tragicomedy film.

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7) Jim Goforth’s latest book, Plebs by J.Ellington Ashton Press is outstanding and very well-reviewed. Many people describe it as “Laymonesque”… a book that doesn’t shy away from sex and gore and carnage. I’ve heard a lot of good things about Plebs. Just check it out and see what the fans, reviewers and readers have to say http://www.amazon.com/dp/1495240398

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8) JWK Fiction Best of Horror 2013 – compiled by James Ward Kirk, featuring the works of fantastic writers such as Dona Fox, Essel Pratt, Paula D. Ashe, Michael Randolph, K.Z. Morano 🙂 and others…
A curious character writing under the name of Mary Poppins described the book as: “Mostly sick… has part porn and very cruel stories…”
Be warned, this book is NOT FOR EVERYONE. Those with more delicate sensibilities should definitely stay away because these writers don’t sugarcoat shit just to entertain. Instead, they challenge readers to stare at the monster right in the face.
If you think you can handle the horror, get the book at http://www.amazon.com/JWK-Fiction-Best-Horror-2013-ebook/dp/B00MFOGJR2

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I’m very proud to be a part of this collection!

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9) Versatile English author Gary Murphy compiled 10 of his scary stories and published Black River: an Anthology. The book is available at Amazon.com

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10) Just found out that Lisa Dabrowski has a new book! This one definitely looks interesting! 😉 DR SADISTIC’S HOUSE OF WHORRORS consists of piquant little fables and anecdotes from the documents of Mistress Rosie, dominatrix, sexual terrorist and demi Goddess. Poignant accounts of male correction that are both arousing and politically subversive. Ooohh… and there are some illustrations inside the book that are both beautiful and grotesque.

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And last but not the least:

11) A collaborative novella from Bram Stoker Award®-nominated author, Charles Day, and the acclaimed author of Shutter Speed, Mark Taylor. Redemption (published by Black Bed Sheet Books) is supernatural horror at its finest.
I’m a huge fan of Charles Day (the author AND the person). Grab a copy at http://www.amazon.com/Redemption-Charles-Day/dp/0692240446

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I encourage everyone to visit the links and read some fresh fiction… discover a new author… hell, maybe even step out of your comfort zone and explore a new genre! And if you like the book, please don’t forget to leave a review. 🙂

xoxo
K.Z. ❤