THE PEABRAIN’S IDEA Blog Tour – Review and Giveaway

Title: THE PEABRAIN’S IDEA (The Peabrain Adventures Book 1)

Author: Martha Carr

Pub. Date: April 11, 2019

Publisher: Martha Carr

Formats: Paperback, eBook

Pages: 244

Find it: GoodreadsAmazon


Find the compass, save the world or save herself? 

For Austin robbery detective Maggie Parker, dating is harder than running down a felon, even if the guy is worth it – just ask Jake. Now add in magic.

When she finds someone breaking into her garage, stealing a favorite wooden puzzle box everything changes. Did she just see a compass fly?

Can she learn how to use the magic of bubbles to chart a new course in time? The mechanics may hold the answer. 

Her new quest: Rescue the passengers on an ancient ship – a big blue marble called Earth – and save herself.

Recover the compass, find the other Elementals and help decide Earth’s fate. 

Simple? It’s a lot harder than it sounds. And there’s that fourth date… 


What a great start to a new series! This had everything I wanted – a whip smart female detective from Texas who discovers she has magical abilities. This book hit the ground running and did not let up until the very end. I was captivated by the lush world the author created. The characters felt just as developed and believable. Put those two combos together and you have the recipe for a great story.

The main character, Maggie, was a delight to read. The way her character grew and found her own through the story was very well done. She handled all of the new information (she could do magic and there are GNOMES?!) far better than I ever could. She, along with new friends to help her along her way to solving a new task, have one of the wildest and most entertaining adventures.

Give this one a chance if you’ve been thinking about it. I highly recommend.

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About Martha:

Hello, I’m a bestselling author from Austin, Texas. I live there with the good dog, Lois Lane and spend most of my time dreaming of Elves, Witches, Wizards and other magical worlds. I was a nerdy kid from the jump, performing magic at my little brother’s birthday party, saving up for DC comic books, inventing elaborate 3D board games or making treasure hunts with a lot of clues that led all over the house. Jeff was a very tolerant little brother who went along with my schemes. In those days, we were known as M&J.

But from the day I walked into the Philadelphia library and found out there was a place that would let me borrow books to read, bring them back and get more, I was hooked on telling a good story. My love affair with books has been a theme throughout my entire life but my first taste of getting a review was when I was nine years old.

My Dad dropped off the three youngest of us at the movies and drove off without checking the movie listing. It was 1960’s style parenting… Turns out it was a Vincent Price triple horror feature in black and white. Scary stuff in the day. Lots of blood and poisonous vines and a little murder. My brother and sister insisted on leaving but I knew this was the only movie I was going to get to see and I wasn’t budging. I stayed all by myself.

The next week when we were asked to write a Halloween story in school, I wrote my first thriller and filled it with all my newfound knowledge, with a twist. My father was called in to explain and like he did whenever he had to visit a principal for one of his kids (even if it was his fault), my father the minister wore his collar. Bottom line… I saw the power of words and weaving a good tale and just kept going. I mean, I scared the teacher with a good horror story – Vincent Price style. The wheels started turning.

Fast forward through writing for the Washington Post, having a nationally syndicated column on politics, a few books and FINALLY, I got back to that inner nerdy kid and started writing about Elves and Wizards and magic again in the bestselling series, THE LEIRA CHRONICLES. A little thriller, a lot of magic, some loyal friends, a swearing troll and a detective named Leira Berens who never gives up and always believes in the possibilities. All adds up to a really good time and feels like I finally came home. A lot more adventures to follow…

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card, US Only.

1 winner will receive a peapod silver necklace, International.

1 winner will receive a Peapod mug with the logo, International.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/29/2019- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt

4/29/2019- K.L. Novitzke – Author– Excerpt

4/30/2019- Colorimetry Excerpt

4/30/2019- Jaime’s World– Excerpt

5/1/2019- Book Sniffers Anonymous– Excerpt

5/1/2019- Book Briefs– Review

5/2/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review

5/2/2019- Owl Always Be Reading– Excerpt

5/3/2019- Angel’s Guilty Pleasures– Excerpt

5/3/2019- BookHounds– Interview

Week Two:

5/6/2019- Down the Rabbit Hole– Review

5/6/2019- Wonder Struck– Excerpt

5/7/2019- Triquetra Reviews– Guest Post

5/7/2019- A Gingerly Review– Review

5/8/2019- Lilly’s Book World– Review

5/8/2019- Parajunkee– Excerpt

5/9/2019- Lone Tree Reviews– Review

5/9/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight

5/10/2019- AURELIA LEO– Interview

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