I was so stoked to find out that I was chosen to be a tour host for this blog tour! Thank you so much RockStar Book Tours for this opportunity, and thank you to Martha Carr for providing these awesome books for me to review! Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on this three week tour as well.
Let’s get on with the show!
- 7/8/2019- BookHounds– Excerpt
- 7/9/2019- Sometimes Leelynn Reads– Review
- 7/10/2019- Books a Plenty Book Reviews– Review
- 7/11/2019- The Tired Buyer– Excerpt
- 7/12/2019- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt
- 7/15/2019- Triquetra Reviews– Excerpt
- 7/16/2019- Lisa-Queen of Random– Spotlight
- 7/17/2019- Smada’s Book Smack– Spotlight
- 7/18/2019- AURELIA LEO– Excerpt
- 7/19/2019- Ramblings of a Book Nerd– Spotlight
- 7/22/2019- Jaime’s World– Excerpt
- 7/23/2019- @jypsylynn– Spotlight
- 7/24/2019- A Gingerly Review– Review
- 7/25/2019- Two Chicks on Books– Excerpt
- 7/26/2019- Colorimetry– Excerpt
About the Books
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…
Maggie Parker is learning to make magic and after a showdown with Simon Wesley, it’s clear she’s running out of time. But nothing is going as planned.
Did she just turn a mouse into a corgi? Oops… Magic is a lot more complicated than she realized.
Not only does Maggie have to find the compass, she has to rescue a friend of her late father who may hold the answers…before the world realizes she’s living on borrowed time.
A Godwin Knight has teamed up with Maggie and Bernie, swearing to protect the Elemental on her journey, even as more humans wake up to their magic.
But Maggie needs to figure out who she can trust, including that tall drink of water, Jake. She needs a plan and fast.
Will she find the other four Elementals in time to put the machine back together?
Click “Buy Now” to continue the adventures with Maggie and Bernie in The Peabrain’s Magic.
Elemental Earth Magic. Intergalactic Consequences. Maggie Parker holds the compass and her magic can change everything – but time is running out.
Can the Austin Detective find the other Elementals and fix the great machine to continue the quest? They’re only a few steps ahead of Simon Wesley and his dark magic.
Maggie’s still searching for answers. What happened to her missing childhood friend? Who’s been behind all the strange robberies? Why can’t Bernie change back from being a talking raccoon?
It doesn’t help that the Earth is trying to kill her and swallow her into its depths.
Nothing like knowing your life, as well as the lives of everyone you love are at stake to kick you into overdrive to survive.
Can Maggie stay alive and complete the quest to bring the five Elementals together and decide of the fate of the ship, which happens to be Earth?
Join Maggie and Bernie on their quest for the missing parts and uniting the Elementals to save Earth in The Peabrain’s Quest.
Wow! This was definitely a ride of my life. Not only did I have to push through all three books in a matter of days (not an easy feat for me, mind you) but the premise of this series was just so exciting that I was glad I got picked for this one!
These books definitely moved rather quickly from the beginning, as Maggie finds a random stranger in her garage messing with a toolbox that her grandfather gave her before he died. Now, I don’t know about you guys, but I think it would be rather strange that a gnome looking fellow would be messing with my stuff, calling me a Peabrain of all insults, and telling me that I need to keep a “compass” that looks nothing like a compass safe at all costs.
Then to find out that not only was the Earth not what it seemed, but that neither am I? I think I would have freaked out too.
I really liked that Maggie goes through a period of actually learning about herself, what she is, and how to use magic. It doesn’t come naturally for her, and I wouldn’t have expected it to. I know that time is of the essence, and sometimes when that happens, books will have the main protagonist become a master rather quickly, but I don’t feel like this was the case here. Sure, she learns how to defend herself with magic – but then again she is a detective. She should already know how to do that as a mundane, and that shows.
Definitely check this one out when you get the chance. The third book comes out later this month, so you have plenty of time to catch up with the first two before that happens. Let me know if you’ve read this series before, and what you thought about it!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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…