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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Happy Book Birthday to Music Boxes!!!

It's release day for my debut novel!!!


And it's time to celebrate!!!
For any of you who don't know what novel I'm speaking of
(and you really should considering how much I've been screaming it
out the world the last months...)

Here it is...

Middle Grade Magical Realism 
Modern Fairy Tale
For ages 9 to 12 
(But I think EVERYONE should read it because...well, I'm the author!)

“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.

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  tonjadrecker@gmail.com along with an US mailing address, and you will receive an envelope with exclusive swag (bookmark, sticker, bracelet etc). 


If I don't celebrate the wonderful reviews which have been coming in now, then when???
(There are many more, so head on over to Goodreads to find them!)

"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

"...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

And let's not forget...

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:https://youtu.be/ww_RY4IVg3w) 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 www.tonjadrecker.blogspot.com 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 tonjadrecker@gmail.com.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And one last video for fun!!!

Joining it?
Leave a comment below and party with me!


  1. Big congratulations! Enjoy today and the release of your first book.

  2. Look at all the entries!

    Enjoy your release day, Tonja. Make it special.

    1. There are quite a few! I hope you're celebrating too!

  3. So very excited for my niece and the release of her book. Yah.

    1. Aw! Thank you, Aunt Linda! How sweet of you to stop by. You just made my day :)

  4. Mazel Tov, Tonja! That GIF of the hamster eating cake was TOO FUNNY (I love hamsters). Off to my various social media channels to do some screaming for you. Enjoy your day today!!

    1. He is cute :) (or she?) Thanks for all the shouting!

  5. Happy book birthday!

  6. Congratulations!! Happy book birthday!!

  7. Congratulations to You! And Happy Book Birthday to Music Boxes!

    Also, the hamster is too perfect! ^_^

  8. Hi Tonji, congrats on your new book. I left the email wrong address for following on your blog. Write me a note if I need to change that.
    Your book looks like an exciting book for readers. Best wishes.

  9. Hansel and Gretel was my favorite fairy tale when I was a little girl.

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