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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Monsterland by Michael Okon - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Michael Okon and his new book, “Monsterland”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card or ONE of FIVE size large Monsterland T-shirts!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Michael and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Monsterland
by Michael Okon

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GENRE: Horror (Monsters)

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BLURB:

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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EXCERPT ONE:

The sky was a sparkling, powder blue, mosquitoes droned lazily over the tepid water, frogs croaked messages while they sunbathed on waxy lily pads. The fire he created burned bright, rabbit roasting on a spit made from hickory, the juices dripping to hiss in the flames. Seven of them lay in scattered repose, enjoying the late afternoon lull—two napped, the others tossed a stuffed fur in the form of a ball around the clearing, hooting with amusement when it rolled into the brush. They traveled in a pack, his group, his makeshift family, foraging together, hiding in plain sight. It had been that way for generations. But the glades were getting smaller, the humans invasive.

The sun started its slow descent into the horizon, hot pink and lilac clouds rippling against the empty canvas of the sky. Their color deepened as the sky filled, the rosy hue morphing into a burnt orange as the sun hid behind the condensation. The air thickened, moisture causing the leaves to lie heavily against the branches. Here and there, fireflies lit the gloom, doing a placid ballet in the humid air. The men moved closer as the sun sank into the western treetops, the fading sky promising another clear day tomorrow in the Everglades despite the moving ceiling of clouds.

A lone hawk cried out, disturbing the peace of the glade. Huge birds answered, flapping their wings, creating a cacophony of swamp sounds. The area became a concerto of animals responding to the disruption of their home—wild screams, squeaks, and complaints of the invasion of their territory.

The lead male stood, his head tilted. He heard it again. It was music, the strange organization of sounds, predictable as well as dangerous. Where those rhythms originated meant only one thing—they were not alone. They all rose, tense and alert, searching the waterway. Billy pointed, his dirty hands silently parting an outcropping of trees to expose a flat-bottom boat with strangers floating slowly toward them. It was filled with people, excitedly searching the banks of the swamp, their expensive khaki bush clothes ringed with sweat. Many held huge cameras. It was obviously a film crew, invasive, nosy individuals looking for something, anything, to enhance their lives. Men’s voices drifted on the turgid air. Billy stood, sniffing, his mates following suit. He glanced at the sky, gauging the time, his eyes opening wide. It was late. The bald top of the moon peeked over the ridge in the south, the sky graying to twilight with each passing second. Night came fast and furious in the swamp, dropping a curtain of darkness, extinguishing all light except for the beacon of the full moon. That chalk-white orb floated upward, indifferent to the consequences of its innocent victims. A halo of lighter blue surrounded the globe, limning the trees silver, the cobwebs in the trees becoming chains of dripping diamonds in the coming night.

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GUEST POST:

Background on the Book

I always wanted to write a monster book, but couldn’t come up with something catchy. I wanted to write something completely brand new, but still have a primal theme that audiences could connect with.  My son and I were watching an 80s and 90s movie marathon one weekend. It popped into my head after watching The Goonies and Jurassic Park. “What about a theme park with zombies?” I immediately called my brother to tell him about this nugget I conceived, and, to my surprise, he said “No.” I was shocked. My brother then said, “It can’t be just zombies. It’s gotta be werewolves, vampires, AND zombies.” Right then I knew every single ride that each creature was going to be showcased in. I started beating out the story that night with my characters.

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AUTHOR BIO:


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.

For more information, details and updates, visit the links below.

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CONNECT WITH MICHAEL:

Website:

Email:
MichaelOkonBooks@gmail.com

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Goodreads Author Page:

Goodreads Book Page:

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BOOK BUY LINKS:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Michael will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC (international giveaway), five randomly drawn winners will win a size large Monsterland T-shirt (US only).


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase made I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

40 comments:

  1. Michael ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  2. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  3. love the cover, thanks for the chance to win

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  4. Congrats on the Monsterland book, perfect timing for halloween!

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  5. Just in time for Halloween! Thanks for sharing :)

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  6. Who is your favorite author? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  7. Congratulations on your new release! You were kind enough to send me a copy and I can't wait to read it! Good luck on the tour and thank you for the awesome giveaway!

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  8. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

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  9. Are you a big fan of walking dead?

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  10. What was your favorite book growing up? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  11. Thanks for hosting. What book would you like to see a prequel to? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  12. Did you have a favorite scary story growing up?

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  13. What was your scariest moment/experience?

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  14. What is the most overrated book that you have ever read? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  15. What inspired this books' characters, setting, plot?

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  16. If you could meet an author past or present who would it be and why?

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  17. If you book was made into a movie who would you like to star in it?

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  18. Do you ever get writer's block, if so what do you do to overcome it?

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  19. What's on your to read shelf these days?

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  20. What's your ultimate writing/career goal?

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  21. How long did it take before you were published.

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  22. Thank you for the post and excerpt. Sounds like an amazing read.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. Do you write other genres too or focus on one?

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  24. Happy Thanksgiving, any plans? How about shopping plans?

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  25. About how many books do you typically read in a month?

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  26. Is there a book you wish you had written?

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  27. How long did it take you to write and edit this book?

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  28. What are you hoping is under your tree this year?

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  29. HOw did you come up with the title of your book?

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  30. What's your favorite story or book you have ever written?

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  31. Is there anything you want to change in your book?

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  32. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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  33. Things I have been busy and I haven't been blogging last few weeks, wasn't sure if this giveaway was still open!

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