Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Tour for This Night Sucks by Elizabeth J.M. Walker

Welcome to the Book Tour for Elizabeth J.M. Walker's new novella, This Night Sucks!
Follow the tour each day to read reviews, guest posts, and exclusive excerpts.

Book Details:

From the author of She Dreamed of Dragons

Title: This Night Sucks

Author Name: Elizabeth J.M. Walker

Genre(s): Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy, Vampires, Comedy

Release Date: June 17, 2016

Publisher:  Mirror World Publishing

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About the Book:

Lana is a high school senior enrolled in Vampire Education – a class to teach students about the very real presence of vampires in the world. Lana and her classmates don’t really expect to meet up with any undead bloodsuckers. Vampires are a lot like other scary things that supposedly exist but you hope you’ll never come across: nudist colonies, mad cow disease, and your parents’ sex life.

What is part of Lana’s everyday reality is navigating through one last year of high school while desperately trying to be less nerdy. She still loves spaceships, fantasy novels, and cat stickers, but she also recently got her braces removed, grew boobs, and is working on the makeup thing. She never expected her crush-of-a-lifetime Pete to even notice her – let alone ask her out on a date. 

The date is going great until Pete’s ex-girlfriend Katy shows up, all bloody and pissed off. Lana quickly realizes that Katy is not just her ordinary bitchy self – she has been turned into a vampire. After a near death experience, Lana learns that she is changing into a vampire too.

Lana needs answers, and the only way to get them is to find the vampire who started the chain of events – and to find him before sunrise... 


For the first three years of high school I was just another one of the nerdy girls, happily looking like crap and getting good grades. I put up with the teasing and taunts from the insecure pretty girls who never knew what it was like to be ugly, so they didn’t realize how easy they had it. But last summer I got my braces off and grew boobs. And discovered the flat iron, the boxed hair dye (mahogany #398), and the makeup. When I went back to school I sat at the same cafeteria table as my old friends: the ones who still had their braces and who happily did math homework while eating stinky salami sandwiches, chocolate puddings, and fruit roll-ups like a bunch of ten-year-olds. And I was angry at them – for holding me back, for never having introduced me to flawlessly straight hair and mani-pedis. I was disgusted by the bits of whole wheat bread nestled in their wired teeth and their natural-coloured hair free-flowing in any wave or curl it pleased. Their light blue mom-jeans. Their sweatshirts with cats on them. Their bookmarked Lord of the Rings novels. Their hopeless crushes on Benedict Cumberbatch and their epic fanfiction writing sessions about dating the Ravenclaw quidditch captain. Not that I don’t love all that geeky stuff, I just don’t feel the need to broadcast it to the world, freely giving the popular girls a cornucopia of bullying material. I keep my Anne McCaffrey paperbacks, emblazoned with dragons on their covers, at home. I don’t share my Star Trek fanfiction with anyone but my cat.

My nerdy friends were equally appalled at me for not being able to keep up in chemistry class and dropping all my hard classes and replacing them with my fluffy Home Ec/Vampire Ed/Art triad of classes for the students who were destined to not become doctors, engineers, or anything particularly useful. They stopped inviting me to their Battlestar Galactica marathons and I stopped caring. I just had my ownBattlestar Galactica marathons. And The X-Files marathons. And Doctor Who marathons. All with my cat.

Meet the Author:

Elizabeth J. M. Walker lives in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She has always loved books and writing. As a teen she discovered zines, which inspired her to publish her own litzine of odd fairy tales for over a decade.

She Dreamed of Dragons is her first novel.

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1 comment:

  1. Elizabeth J. M. WalkerJune 21, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour!