Monday, March 17, 2014

Book Blast and Giveaway - Apocalypticon by Clayton Smith


by Clayton Smith 



Three years have passed since the Jamaicans caused the apocalypse, and things in post-Armageddon Chicago have settled into a new kind of normal. Unfortunately, that "normal" includes collapsing skyscrapers, bands of bloodthirsty maniacs, and a dwindling cache of survival supplies. After watching his family, friends, and most of the non-sadistic elements of society crumble around him, Patrick decides it's time to cross one last item off his bucket list. 

He’s going to Disney World. 

This hilarious, heartfelt, gut-wrenching odyssey through post-apocalyptic America is a pilgrimage peppered with peril, as fellow survivors Patrick and Ben encounter a slew of odd characters, from zombie politicians and deranged survivalists to a milky-eyed oracle who doesn't have a lot of good news. Plus, it looks like Patrick may be hiding the real reason for their mission to the Magic Kingdom...



They stood on the trestles and waved as the train pulled slowly away. Horace blew the whistle in two short bursts and saluted from the engine. When the train had cleared the highway, Ben turned to Patrick and said, “Please tell me you remembered to pack an elevator.” 

“Yeah, I did pack it, originally, but then there wasn’t any room for my Little Orphan Annie decoder ring, so I took it out. But fear not, young traveler, for I have the next best thing. Rope!” He pulled the nylon rope from his bag triumphantly and let it uncoil over the side of the bridge. It dangled just over the edge of the tracks. 

"Brilliant. You brought a really useful three-foot rope." 

“Well, I’m going to find a use for it somewhere,” Patrick said, hurriedly stuffing it back into the bag. “You just wait.” 

“You think we could jump it?” 

“Sure. It’s only twenty feet or so.” 

“Are you being sarcastic right now, or serious? I can never tell.” 

“This time, I’m being serious, mostly. Twenty feet isn’t that many feet. It’ll probably hurt like hell, but we’ll live. Probably.” 

“Words every man wants to hear in a world without doctors,” Ben muttered. 

“There are doctors somewhere,” Patrick reminded him. “They’re just not you or me.”

Buy Links:

Amazon-paperback         Amazon-ebook  



AUTHOR Bio and Links: 

Clayton Smith is a sometimes-writer, sometimes-napper based in Chicago, where he uses neither his bachelor’s in journalism nor his master’s in arts management. He is often calamitous, and good at bacon. He lives with his impressively tolerant wife. 

Clayton’s previous works include Pants on Fire: A Collection of Lies and the comedic play Death and McCootie, which debuted at the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival.


Clayton will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.  The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!  Follow the tour HERE


  1. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

    1. 1 out of 1 of the authors agree that it is definitely a great read. I hope you get a chance to check it out!

  2. Apocalypticon sounds like an awesome adventure read. Nice to have a little levity when facing the end of civilization as we know it!

    ilookfamous at yahoo dot com

    1. No need for everyone to be so dour all the's only the end of the world. :)

  3. Thanks so much for hosting my book! I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! :)

    1. You are so welcome!! I am looking forward to reading this book and have added it to the top of my wishlist!

  4. Haha fun! So if you aren't using either of your degrees, what are you doing? or are you a full time writer??

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  5. Nice excerpt

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  7. great giveaway thanks for the chance