Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Meet Michael Okon, author of Monsterland plus a Giveaway

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

Such is the question being answered in Michael Okon's Monsterland, newly released this past fall. So many people love this book and want to know more about it. But what about the man behind it? The author has answered a few questions for us to give you a little peek inside him as a person. Note that affiliate links are included. If you click on them, I may earn a small commission to help support my websites.

Meet Michael Okon

What would we find under your bed?
A cookie monster.
What was the scariest moment of your life?
I don’t have one in particular. However, every time I fly, it’s the scariest moment(s) of my life. I hate flying.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what?
No, I only listen to music while I drive. That’s when all the creative juices are flowing.
What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?
To sell one million Monsterland books, and seal the movie deal that is going to make Monsterland into the next massive franchise. Also, finish Monsterland 4 and 5.
How long did it take you to write this book?
Three weeks to beat out and write the script. A little over a month to write the book.
Read more of Michael's interviews at other stops here.

Michael Okon is the award-winning and best-selling author & screenwriter formerly known as Michael Phillip Cash. His originally self-published book Monsterland was picked up in a two-book publishing deal by WordFire Press. Michael is happily married and writes full-time on the North Shore of Long Island with his two screaming monsters in the background.

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Email Michael at MichaelOkonBooks@gmail.com


Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth.

Wyatt Baldwin's senior year is not going well. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either. An ongoing debate with his best friends Melvin and Howard Drucker over which monster is superior has gotten stale. He’d much rather spend his days with beautiful and popular Jade. However, she’s dating the brash high-school quarterback Nolan, and Wyatt thinks he doesn’t stand a chance.

But everything changes when Wyatt and his friends are invited to attend the grand opening of Monsterland, a groundbreaking theme park where guests can interact with vampires in Vampire Village, be chased by werewolves on the River Run, and walk among the dead in Zombieville.

With real werewolves, vampires and zombies as the main attractions, what could possibly go wrong?

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Read an excerpt:
What were the interlopers doing here? Billy thought furiously. This was their territory. The humans didn’t belong in the swamp. The moon continued its trip to the heavens, the familiar agony beginning in his chest. Billy fought the demons churning within his body, feeling the pain of metamorphosis. He curled inward, hunching his shoulders, the curse of his nature making his spine pull until his tendons and muscles tore from their human positions to transform into something wicked. A howl erupted from his throat, followed by another, and then another. Grabbing handfuls of dirt, he tried to fight the awful change, but, as the sun dipped to its fiery death, the moon took control of his life, and the unnatural force tore through his unwilling body. Reason fled; his heart raced. Falling on his hands and knees, he let loose a keening cry as his face elongated, his body changing into a canine, fangs filling his mouth. He raced in a circle in a demented dance, knowing his fellow pack members did the same thing. Slowing, he regulated his labored breathing, forcing the icy calmness he needed to keep some semblance of reason. He peered through the dense brush. Lights from the search party bobbed in the distance. The odor, the stench of humanity, filled the clearing. 
He turned, digging furiously on the ground, throwing dirt on the flames, hiding their existence. It was no good. Discovery would ruin everything. No one could live with their kind. Humans brought disease, humans brought anger, humans brought hatred. They were there; he could smell them, see their clumsy bodies invading his home. “They’ve found us,” he growled in the special language they used. “Run!” he barked as he turned to his pack, watching his friends’ naked skin transform until it was covered with the same silvered fur. They cried out in unison at the pain, howling with the injustice, and then ran in fear from the interlopers threatening their habitat.

One randomly drawn commenter will win a $50 Amazon/BN GC (international giveaway), five randomly drawn winners will win a size large Monsterland T-shirt (US only). Increase your chances of winning by visiting other stops on the book tour.

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  1. Great post - I enjoyed reading it - thanks for sharing and Happy New Year :)

  2. Wow this excerpt sounds like something I've never encountered before, exciting! Sounds good!

  3. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  4. Good luck with the series!


  5. Thank You for the chance to win ;)
    Happy New Year!

    Fiona N