Guest Post/Virtual Tour with Giveaway ~ Monsterland by Michael Okon

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Monsterland


10. I came up with idea of Monsterland while watching an 80s & 90s movie marathon one weekend with my son.

9. I called my brother immediately and told him I want to write a story about a theme park with zombies. He told me no, the theme park has to have werewolves, vampires AND zombies. I started beating out the story that night.

8. It took me a little over three weeks to complete Monsterland.

7. I self-published Monsterland in 2015 and it became a best-seller on Amazon.

6. Within two years of self-publishing, I got a literary agent, an entertainment attorney, a film agent, a publicist, a two-book publishing deal, and film interest from a well-known producer.

5. Monsterland went from being an indie book in 2015 to the number one pre-ordered book in Teen & Young Adult Zombie Fiction on Amazon in 2017.

4. My brother designed the cover with an artist.

3. There are two massive twists at the end of the book that most readers never see coming.

2. Monsterland 2 is completed and comes out May 26, 2018.

1. I have eight Monsterland books planned.

File Size: 1357 KB
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: WordFire Press
Publication Date: October 13, 2017
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
Genre: Monsters
ASIN: B0751F3B3S
Buy: Kindle


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?

Michael Okon is giving away 2 autographed copies of MONSTERLAND!

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • Two winners will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive a copy.
  • This giveaway ends midnight December 29.
  • Winner will be contacted via email on December 30.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.

Good luck everyone!


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Michael Okon is an award-winning and best-selling author of multiple genres including paranormal, thriller, horror, action/adventure and self-help. He graduated from Long Island University with a degree in English, and then later received his MBA in business and finance. Coming from a family of writers, he has storytelling is his DNA. Michael has been writing from as far back as he can remember, his inspiration being his love for films and their impact on his life. From the time he saw The Goonies, he was hooked on the idea of entertaining people through unforgettable characters.

Michael is a lifelong movie buff, a music playlist aficionado, and a sucker for self-help books. He lives on the North Shore of Long Island with his wife and children.

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Excerpt ~

What did these strangers want? Billy fought the urge to scream.

This is our home. Humans don’t belong in the swamp.

The moon continued to rise, the familiar agony beginning in his chest. A full moon, a dangerous moon, 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 set, 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, Billy 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. The enemy had arrived.

Tour Schedule

Monday, October 2

MONSTERLAND: The Beginnings of a Bestseller at YouTube

First Chapter Reveal & Tour Kick Off at Pump Up Your Book

Tuesday, October 3

Book Review at Books for Books

Book Featured at Books, Dreams, Life

Wednesday, October 4

Book Featured at The Literary Nook

Thursday, October 5

Guest Blogging at Sheila’s Guests and Reviews


Monday, October 9

Interview at I Smell Sheep

Tuesday, October 10

Book Featured at Books, Reviews, ETC.

Wednesday, October 11

Guest Blogging at Chris Milson’s Author Blog


Monday, October 16

Guest Blogging at Mythical Books

Wednesday, October 18

Book Review at Sefina’s Books

Thursday, October 19

Book Featured at CBY Book Club


Monday, October 23

First Chapter Reveal at The Dark Phantom Reviews

Tuesday, October 24

Book Review & Guest Blogging at Bless Their Hearts Mom

Thursday, October 26

Book Review at fundinmental


Monday, October 30

Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Tuesday, October 31

Guest Blogging at The Book Connection


Wednesday, November 1

Interview at PUYB Virtual Book Club

Thursday, November 2

Guest Blogging at Blogging Authors

Friday, November 3

Book Review at Cheryl’s Book Nook


Monday, November 6

Book Review at 100 Pages A Day

Tuesday, November 7

Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner

Wednesday, November 8

Book Featured at A Title Wave

Thursday, November 9

Book Teaser at YouTube


Monday, November 13

Book Featured at T’s Stuff

Tuesday, November 14

Book Featured at Write and Take Flight

Wednesday, November 15

Interview at The Writer’s Life


Monday, November 20

Interview at Confessions of an Eccentric Bookaholic

Tuesday, November 21

Book Review at Good Family Reads

Wednesday, November 22

Interview at Shannon Muir’s Infinite House of Books

Thursday, November 23

Book Review at The Avid Reader


Monday, November 27

Book Review at Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin’

Tuesday, November 28

Book Review at Mythical Books

Thursday, November 30

Character Interview at Pimp That Character


Monday, December 4

Interview at I’m Shelf-ish

Tuesday, December 5

Book Featured at The Bookworm Lodge

Wednesday, December 6

Interview at Nuttin’ But Books

Thursday, December 7

First Chapter Reveal at Read My First Chapter

Friday, December 8

Book Featured at Book Cover Junkie


Monday, December 11

Book Review at Simply Kelina

Tuesday, December 12

Interview at As the Page Turns

Wednesday, December 13

Interview at The Dark Phantom Reviews

Thursday, December 14

Interview at Literarily Speaking

Friday, December 15

Book Review at A Room Without Books is Empty


Friday, December 29

Guest Blogging at Dear Reader, Love Author







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  1. Carol Luciano says:

    My grandsons are so into monsters, zombies & vampires right now. Such an awesome sounding story..

  2. Dianne Casey says:

    Really enjoyed the description of the book.  Sounds like an intriguing read. 

  3. I enjoyed the review, the book sounds intriguing.

  4. I simply love the sound of this book and series. My question to the author is: Are you a plotter or a pantser? Just curious. 

  5. Jessica H. says:

    I have to say the two major twists at the end of the book up the intrigue level, even though it is already a must read simply because of the premise of the book!  I see that it is rated Teen/Young Adult, what age level would this book be appropriate for?  

  6. Linda Moffitt says:

    Looks really good. Thanks for sharing this book on your blog with us and The giveaway also 

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