Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Today, we're joining a My Book Tour promotion already in progress starring the forthcoming release from author Michael Okon. It's a spooky, creepy, monster filled read aimed at the Young Adult genre fanset (and older) that's a perfect fit for our current season of reading...not that you need an excuse to read a story brimming with vampires, zombies, werewolves, and....GASP....humans!
I had the pleasure of reading it in a prior version, so today I'm skipping the review (though you can read THAT one here) to bring you a spotlight AND something more. First, the spotlight! Keep your hands and arms inside the car, unless you want them to be someone else's snack...
About the book...
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?
Sounds good, right?
Well, it totally was...hence why when the opportunity came to shine a spotlight on this title once again, I couldn't pass it up. So, now we're on to that aforementioned "something more"...which actually works out to be an AUTHOR INTERVIEW! No worries, we kept it short, sweet-ish, and bursting with MONSTER goodness.
Please welcome author Michael Okon!
INTERVIEW: Author Michael Okon
I read Monsterland and likened it to a paranormal version of Jurassic Park. (Nice job!) Truth time... If you had to choose one area to live in within Monsterland, where would it be and why?
Thank you! Werewolf River Run all day! I modeled the entire River Run after my favorite rides – Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain and Jurassic Park River Adventure. Those are my happy places.
Let's flip that coin now... which would you avoid at all costs and why?
Zombieville. There’s just something creepy about living on a perfect suburban street in the middle of a zombie apocalypse.
Which character do you most identify with in your novel?
Truly, all three boys (Wyatt, Melvin, and Howard Drucker) are different reflections of me. However, Wyatt is certainly the teen I can easily identify with. Facing your fears and maturity were two things I needed to learn when I was younger.
Top three paranormal creatures and why you love/loathe them. Ready... Go!
- The Glob: It’s a relentless blob, and cannot be stopped by bullets or fire. See Monsterland 2
- Mummies: They are stronger than werewolves. See Monsterland 2
- Ghosts: Can violate your inner soul. Again, see Monsterland 2
Describe Monsterland in TEN WORDS or less...
Werewolves versus vampires versus zombies in a monster theme park.
Michael Okon is a bestselling author and screenwriter. His newly revised book, Monsterland, is scheduled for release on October 15. Michael invites readers to connect with him on his website.
About the author...
Michael Okon 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.
Special thanks to Susan at My Book Tour for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as to author Michael Okon for the great interview. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is set to release October 13, 2017 (as of this post), so pre-order your copy today or mark your calendar! Don't miss the other GREAT STOPS on this tour for more bookish fun, all of which can be found on the main tour page along with a nifty GIVEAWAY!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!