Friday, July 27, 2018

Monsterland Reanimated Virtual Book Tour Highlights

It's so sad to see our authors go, but in tribute we do a recap of the highlights of their blog tour with us at Pump Up Your Book.  Today we're highlighting Michael Okon and his Monsterland Reanimated Virtual Book Publicity Tour. A very big THANK YOU to all the amazing bloggers who helped make Michael's tour a success!

Meet the Author

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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 in 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.
His latest book is the YA Fiction/Monsters/Thriller Monsterland Reanimated.



Inside the Book


Author: Michael Okon
Publisher: WordFire Press
Pages: 250
Genre: YA Fiction/Monsters/Thriller


After Monsterland has imploded, the entire world is thrown into chaos. World leadership is gone, economies have collapsed, and communications are non-existent.  Wyatt must go beyond the boundaries of his small town to reestablish contact with the outside world, and alert the government about a traitor-in-chief.

During his journey he discovers a new threat released from the bowels of the defunct theme park.
When an army of relentless mummies, a life-sucking ooze called The Glob, and a hybrid reanimated Behemoth rise from the depths of Monsterland, who will survive?

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Pump Up Your Book Interview

"I was watching an classic 80s/90s movie marathon one weekend – The Goonies, Jurassic Park, Gremlins, Back to the Future – and the thought popped in my head, why isn’t there a theme park with zombies. I called my brother to tell him about the idea and he said, NO, it has to be a theme park with werewolves, vampires AND zombies. I started writing the story that night..."


Sefina Hawke's Books Review

" Monsterland Reanimated began where the first book ended and I have to say my only complaint was how long it took for book two to come out as I have eagerly awaiting its publishing. It did not disappoint in the least! In fact I would say that I liked this one even better than the first because I got to really see Wyatt grow as a character and I loved the addition of mummies, The Glob, and the Behemoth! I only hope there is a third book in this awesome series and I would love it to become a movie in the future!!"


Shannon Muir's Infinite House of Books Interview

"I’ve been writing since I’m five years old. I love the idea of creating a universe and inviting the reader to experience it."


Blogger News Net Interview

"I was watching an classic 80s/90s movie marathon one weekend – The Goonies, Jurassic Park, Gremlins, Back to the Future – and the thought popped in my head, why isn’t there a theme park with zombies. I called my brother to tell him about the idea and he said, NO, it has to be a theme park with werewolves, vampires AND zombies. I started writing the story that night."


The Avid Reader Review

"If you love monsters, vampires, zombies, werewolves then you are going to love Monsterland Reanimated. Pick your copy today! But if you have not read the first book Monsterland then let me suggest that you pick up a copy of that one to read before reading Monsterland Reanimated to find out how Wyatt’s story began and what happened at theme park Monsterland and the vampires, zombies and werewolves. "


Lori's Reading Corner Guest Post

"When you’re writing a sequel, you want to continue the magic of the first, but set the characters in a new environment and give them bigger and worse obstacles to overcome. The battle in The Fellowship of the Ring was pretty intense. But set the same characters and put them in Helm’s Deep in The Two Towers, and BAM! You elevated the storytelling."


Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers Review

"Sequels can be fickle beasts, and although I was ready to relinquish it to the land of part two's, I held on...I mean, this author's work has surprised me before, so yeah...I had high hopes.  Was it worth it?  In my opinion, yes because where he could have copped out and rode the same paranormal influenced train into the ground, he didn't.  He introduced NEW characters who were certainly worth their weight in proverbial gold.  He brought to light OLD characters we thought long lost and made them shine again.  He made new connections between those we thought we knew so well, but discovered we were only scratching the surface of.  In short, he reopened the gates of Monsterland for a new audience as well as the original fans, giving us a new perspective on just what could happen if those characters we THINK we know so well actually came to life..."


Bri's Book Nook Review

"This book is definitely action-packed. It can be a bit gory at times, but I personally don’t usually mind that, so I loved it! It reminded me of playing the video game “Monster Madness Battle for Suburbia” where the characters just use random items to defeat the monsters. It really gives the book a personal feel because instead of having some sort of machine gun or magical weapon they are fighting with everyday items you would find on the street."


Rising Indies United Review

"Okon has given the teenagers even more depth than before and we see them change and grow before our very eyes. One again, Ikon takes up on a real ride that once again asks, who is the real monster? This series is a joy to read, and anyone who loves a good story, horror or otherwise will love it.
Thankfully, there is going to be a Monsterland 3... cause we need it!!

Well done, Mr. Okon. Keep them coming!!"


Books for Books Review

"Monsterland Reanimated was just as good as the first book in the series if not better! It reminded me a bit of Jurassic Park, but with monsters instead of dinosaurs. I loved how the book really went into how the world changed based on the park's collapse as the Jurassic Park movies generally do not touch the world effect at all. This book was a great read and I loved Wyatt  even more in this book!"


fuonlyknew Review

"If you thought a theme park full of deadly monsters was bad, the aftermath when it all goes horribly wrong is even worse. Michael Okon cranks up the craziness in his second book in the Monsterland series. The characters have to step up when the world falls into chaos and they battle new and deadlier monsters while also contending with the insane plotting of some dastardly villains. I had such a blast reading this. It was fun to be back with the gang. I was really worried about one character in particular. He made quite the impression when he showed up again and quickly became a star in this follow up. I can’t wait to see what he’ll do next. Yes, there will be another book in this thrilling series and I’ll be first in line. I am huge on horror and thrillers and anything monsters and this has it all. Also liked the apocalyptic tones. Once the action begins it doesn’t slow down. And there are some wild scenes that I think I’m glad I couldn’t see. LOL Madcap fun through and through."


A Room Without Books is Empty Review

"The world is in chaos after the events that happened in the first books of this series.  This is the second book in that series and it is non stop action from start to finish.  There are love stories and just like most teenage love stories once you have what you thought you wanted things change.  There are some unlikely pairings and some unlikely things that happen but like all monster movies you have to suspend your beliefs a bit. after all the monsters are what we are all here for after all.  There are some of the old monsters from the last book but there are some all new monsters in this book.  When things don't return to semi normal after Monsterland is destroyed Wyatt and his friends set out to find out what is going on.  Along the way the whole group encounter the new monsters and have to find out how to defeat them and the mastermind behind them.  I really enjoyed this book and I practically flew through it to find out what was going to be thrown at this group and how they were going to  conquer these monsters."


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