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.

Help! Need your votes! :)

Hi! 🙂

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The cover for 100 NIGHTMARES created by artist Dan Verkys made it to the FINAL ROUND of the Book Cover Contest 2014 by AUTHORSdB!!! Yay!
Thank you so much to everyone who voted. ❤
We're almost there… but I NEED YOUR VOTES. 🙂
Click the link below and submit your vote through the blue thingy.

http://authorsdb.com/cover-contest/16474-100-nightmares

and please don’t forget to share 🙂

It’s a privilege to be featured beside so many great book covers. The purpose of this friendly competition is to provide indie authors some additional exposure. The contest includes covers of indie books from various genres– Romance, Horror, Mystery, Science Fiction, Non-fiction… so be sure to visit the site. You’re very likely to find something wonderful to read! 😉

Thank you. ❤

xo
K.Z.

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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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. 🙂

xo

100 Nightmares featured in the ABSOLUTE Magazine!

Just got the most perfect news for this season! 100 Nightmares is featured in the ABSOLUTE Magazine!

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“Thanks to her masterful phrasing and wonderfully chilling imagination, 100 Nightmares will delight any fan of horror and the supernatural.” – Amanda Ferris, the ABSOLUTE Mag

You can read the full article through this link: http://theabsolutemag.com/18913/books/get-your-scare-on-with-k-z-moranos-100-nightmares/

Considered as tastemakers, the folks at the ABSOLUTE uncover rare and interesting finds from across the web… stuff that “doesn’t suck”. 🙂 The contributors are honest and passionate about the things that they recommend so be sure to check out the site. You’ll find everything there– music, art, books, games… things that are cool and original.

Thank you so much! 🙂

Happy Halloween! ❤

The Price of Youth – A 100-word story

The Price of Youth
by K.Z. Morano

I was a rotting fruit… fattening flies… waiting to be harvested by death.

I stared at the mirror as the maggots of old age consumed me. Skin, sinew, skeleton, soul…

Then the peddler came, with his potion and persuasive tongue.

It seemed like a fair price at the time.

After all, what need have I for toes…

Or posterior teeth…

Or ovaries…

They’re easily concealed.

Three wealthy husbands later, he returned.

“Fear not, Madame,” he chitchatted as he severed my leg. “Long skirts are fashionable these days.”

I opened my mouth to scream… and silence exploded within the tongueless cavity.

boo! happy almost Halloween, everyone! xox ;)

boo! happy almost Halloween, everyone! xox 😉

Pittsburgh Writer Best Horror Fiction

THE PITTSBURGH WRITER RECOMMENDS 100 NIGHTMARES

read the best fiction

http://pittsburghwriter.net/horror.htm

Don’t forget to view the other recommended indie books on their page. All recommendations are evaluated on the merits of originality, writing achievement, and entertainment value. Thank you. 🙂

K.Z. ❤

The Din from the Garbage Bin

Copyright-Kent Bonham

Copyright-Kent Bonham

While walking home, Anne heard the disturbing din from the garbage bin.

At the back of her apartment building were oversize rats gnawing at something.

Tampons lay there like small gutted animals. Week-old blood and cottony innards spilled across the pavement, filling greedy snouts and thick hairy tongues.

Disgusted, Anne tried to shoo the freak rodents away.

The vampiric vermin hissed at her, their eyes crimson coals of hatred burning through the darkness.

She ran up to her apartment and bolted the door.

Her fingers failed to reach the switch as the glowing red eyes came rushing towards her thighs.

The Immigrants

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

PHOTO PROMPT Copyright – Marie Gail Stratford

The ships burned cigarette holes into the blanket of blue satin sky.

The people gazed skyward, displaying digits tattooed into their hyper-extended necks.

The numbers meant that they’ve been chosen, that they’ve killed to earn their limited tickets to salvation.

They’ve trimmed the population down to half for the chance to dwell in the new world created by superior species.

The chosen’s bodies lifted into the air. The earth spun like a giant baggage carousel.

In every corner, screams pierced the air in innumerable shades of intensity, as each extraterrestrial immigrant scanned the digits and claimed their designated flesh suits.

100 Nightmares on Google Play

Just a quick note: You can now purchase 100 Nightmares (epub version) on Google play!

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If you haven’t read it yet, now is a great time to grab a copy. 😉 Tell your friends.
And reviews are always greatly appreciated.

xo K.Z.