Amy Pollard Wollard - music box
Evelyn - $10 Amazon GC
both winners have already been contacted per email
As many of you know, I've presented hundreds (if not thousands?) of authors and their books intended for readers eighteen and under. Today, I'm thrilled to take over my own blog with my debut novel, which is hitting the world as this post goes up!
First...the balloons and pre-excitement...
and here, it is...
by Tonja Drecker
Dancing Lemur Press
Magical Realism/ Modern Fairy Tale
ages 9 to 12
“I only desire your talent...”
Twelve-year-old Lindsey McKay's biggest dream is to be a famous ballerina. But after moving to New York, she ends up at the Community Center with a teacher who’s a burly bear in tights.
When she meets Madame Destinée, the teacher of a top dance school who offers her classes for free, Lindsey can't believe her luck. In exchange, she must perform in the school’s exclusive midnight shows, ones sure to make her a star. But something’s not right...
One by one, the other dancers disappear. Each time they do, a music box with a figurine just like the missing ballerina joins Madame Destinée’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.
It's an awesome book that everyone should read!!!
Of course, I think that. But since I might be just a wee-bit prejudice, here are the statements of several reviewers.
Still not convinced? Then check out more reviews on Goodreads and Amazon!
"Deliciously creepy with a side of sinister, Drecker weaves an enticing story of talent, jealousy, and dark magic."
Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Eighth Day series
"An enchanting mystery young readers will enjoy."
"...an enduring tale of friendship, magic, and the power of love. Five stars!"
Tamara Grantham, award-winning author
"...Music Boxes will enchant you."
P.K. Hzero, author
"The magical parts are enchanting, the exciting parts heart-pounding, and the poignant moments completely wrenching."
Ilana Waters, USA Today bestselling author
"...will keep you on the edge of your seat until the last spin of the music box."
S.A. Larsen, International award-winning author
"A powerful story with a compelling, mystical tale of adventure."
Reader's Favorite, 5-star review
Every celebration needs...
Since I can't provide cake...which is a real bummer...
Pre-order/order your book (ecopy or print) before midnight (EST) on Friday night, March 8th, send a copy of your proof of purchase to along with an US mailing address, and you will receive an envelope with exclusive swag (bookmark, sticker, bracelet etc).
And door prizes!!!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
And one last video for fun!!!