Monday, March 4, 2019

Happy Book Birthday, Music Boxes by Tonja Drecker!!!!


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
Tween/Middle Grade 
Magical Realism/ Modern Fairy Tale
160 pages
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."
Kids Bookshelf

" 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... 
how about...


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!!!

The giveaway will run from midnight (EST) on the night of February 21st, 2019 until midnight (EST) on the night of March 15th,  2019. Entries will be made through the Rafflecopter. One winner will receive a music box (the one found in the book video: with the author’s golden signature on the bottom as well as swag (US addresses only). The second winner will receive an Amazon GC of $10 (US). The second winner must be in possession of a qualifying US Amazon account.

The contest is open to U.S. residents only, ages eighteen and over. No purchase is required for entry. All winners must claim their prize 48 hours after notification. Winners will be announced on on Saturday, March 16th 2019 by 10:00am (EST). All addresses and personal information will be used only for prize allocation. Sponsor, Tonja Drecker, assumes no responsibility or liability of any kind. Please email all questions to

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And one last video for fun!!!


cleemckenzie said...

Good luck, Tonja!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Happy, Happy Book Release Day! Enjoy your special day!

Juneta key said...

Cheering for you, congrats!