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Friday, October 4, 2019

Music Boxes Book Blast and Giveaway

We have a middle grade fantasy title here with a great giveaway. Two winners. One gets a music box with some swag while the other gets an Amazon gift card. Open worldwide, you have through 11/2 to enter. Good luck.

Music Boxes
by Tonja Drecker
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy 

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 DestinĂ©e, 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 DestinĂ©e’s growing collection. If Lindsey doesn’t discover the truth about the dance school, she might end up a tiny figurine herself.

**Music Boxes was recommended by The Barnes & Noble Kids Blog as one of the 5 Spooky New Middle Grade Books for Campfire Chills!!**

**Now available in audiobook!!**

After finishing her BA in International Studies at the University of Denver, Tonja Drecker spent many years in Europe devouring chocolate, cheese and wine while investigating the birth places of myths, legends and mysterious tales.

Currently residing somewhere in the back woods of the Ozarks, she writes away while tending to chickens, cows and her family of six. Her stories have been published in several collections and magazines including In the Shadow of the Eagle's Eye in REAL GIRLS DON'T RUST (Spencer Hill Press, 2013), A GLOWWORM (Black and White Publishing Company, 2017) and Meringue, Murder and Marzipan in FULL DARK (Obsidian Books, 2017) . She's an avid book reader, professional children's book reviewer, outdoor addict and always in search of a new adventure (based in reality, the imagination, or otherwise).

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  1. I've always loved music boxes. The one on the cover reminds me of one I once had. Book sounds great!

  2. I like the idea of this book. I think for middle readers, it sounds creepy but not TOO scary! - Julie Smith

  3. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

  4. Love the cover. Sounds like a great middle school spooky read.

  5. I like the cover - it's very unnerving and suits the story.

  6. The book cover is great! I love the music box!

  7. I like the cover-thanks

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  8. I think the cover looks great. Different, which is good. Thanks for the chance. :)