Babes & Beasts – Tales of Lusty Shifters

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Babes & Beasts – Tales of Lusty Shifters is now available!

http://www.lulu.com/shop/bloody-kisses-press/babes-beasts-tales-of-lusty-shifters/paperback/product-22245933.html

It’s not just werewolves that abound in this tome. Vamps, demons, satyrs and more have a play at offering their most devilish, sensual and scary sexual romps with their significant others, no-holds-barred. If you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen, or in this case…hell!

This collection includes short stories and poetry from: Allan Kemp, Marie Gilbert, E.F. Schraeder, Sumiko Saulson,Iesha Bognan, Valerie Brundage, Roger Leatherwood, E.W. Farnsworth, K.Z. Morano, Rie Sheridan Rose, Matthew Wilson, Mathias Jansson, E.S. Wynn, Charlotte Ondac, edited by: Ms. Cinsearae

with my story, “Magic, Monsters, and Bad Mothers”, an erotic horror tale featuring the Manananggal, a monster in Filipino folklore

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. ❤

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

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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thank You :)

I just want to say THANK YOU to Julie’s Book Review for featuring 100 Nightmares on their site!
Julie’s book Review shares the love of reading with book reviews, interviews with authors, blurbs from awesome books, and giveaways. They welcome every genre of fiction.
http://juliesbookreview.blogspot.com/2015/01/kz-moran.html

It’s also such a huge honor to be able to make it to The Cult of Me Blog’s Top 5 Reads for 2014!
http://thecultofme.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/my-top-five-reads-for-2014.html

OMG It’s been such an awesome year. A book published, great reviews from various horror sites, being included in the Recommended Reading List, invitations from editors to participate in anthologies, offers from two publishers, winning Editor’s Choice Award not once but twice!…and of course, I’ll never forget all the lessons that I’ve learned about self-publishing . I can honestly say that I’ve grown a lot as a writer ever since my first published story. But most importantly, I’m grateful for all the friendships that I’ve built along the way. Sure, I’ve met a few assholes as well… but overall, it’s been a pretty pleasant trip. 😉

Thank you so much to everyone who supported 100 Nightmares and all the other story collections that I’m in. Thanks for following this blog. Thanks for being here.

K.Z.

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

Best Book Cover 2014 Semi-finalist

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Hi! I would like to thank everyone who voted for 100 NIGHTMARES. The book cover, created by great artist Dan Verkys, is currently a semi-finalist for BEST BOOK COVER 2014 at AuthorsdB. Yay! ❤

I need your votes for the small category finals so please, please visit the page and vote for 100 Nightmares! A 5-star rating would be awesome! 😉 Voting ends on November 22 22:00 PST. You won’t have to register or anything, just visit the page and click. http://authorsdb.com/books/2014-book-cover-contest/2014-book-cover-semi-finalists-end/horror-semi/100-nightmares

THANKS AGAIN!! 🙂 Let’s win this thing!

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Achievement

I consider seeing my stories in print as some sort of achievement. 🙂

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Amok: an Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction and the story that I wrote showed up in the paper and got a positive review <3

Amok: an Anthology of Asia-Pacific Speculative Fiction and the story that I wrote showed up in the paper and got a positive review ❤

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I never expected that my first solo e-book would get this much love but I'm glad and thankful. <3

100 Nightmares is #5 in Amazon Top Rated Horror Anthologies. I never expected that my first solo e-book would get this much love but I’m glad and thankful. ❤

100 Nightmares featured in PromoteHorror

Thanks, HorrO, for showing 100 Nightmares some love. ❤

http://www.promotehorror.com/2014/11/100-nightmares.html

PromoteHorror.com spreads the horror all day, every day! Follow the website for the latest in horror films, books, and merchandise. 🙂

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