Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Sticks and Stone by David James Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! We get three for the price of one today, as all 3 of the creative minds behind David James Warren are here today to share their thoughts on this latest Rembrandt Stone time travel detective novel!
The continuing adventures of Rembrandt Stone from the creative minds of James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren, and newcomer David Curtis Warren, writing collectively as David James Warren.
STICKS AND STONE by David James Warren
Series: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #3
Publisher: TriStone Media
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Genre: Time Travel Detective Series
Third Time’s The Charm … Or Not
Rembrandt Stone has only made things worse. This time, upon his return, he discovers his closest friendship is up in flames. Andrew Burke’s new scars reflect the havoc Rembrandt has left on his own timeline and he must go back—one last trip into the past. This time he’ll save Burke, fix his life and track down a serial killer who possess an uncanny ability to evade him through time.
When Rembrandt lands in the past and two children disappear into an epic Minneapolis blizzard, he’s in a race with time to save the children, his partner, and create a future he can live with.
Sticks and Stone—the third book in the gripping True Lies of Rembrandt Stone series—starts sprinting on page one and doesn’t slow down till the final words.
Hold onto your head…and your heart.
The continuing adventures of Rembrandt Stone from the creative minds of James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren and newcomer David Curtis Warren, writing as DAVID JAMES WARREN.
BOOKS IN THIS SERIES
by David James Warren, author of Sticks and Stone
Favorite quote from the book
by David Curtis Warren
Every time I read one of the ‘True Lies of Rembrandt Stone’ books, I’m convinced that that one is my favorite, and Sticks and Stone is no different. Several of my favorite scenes in the series are in this book, and it’s got perhaps the most romantic moments.
Every story needs a quiet before the storm. In our story this moment comes right after a literal storm. I can’t give too much away, but I’ll say that Rembrandt gets a chance to reflect on what he has, in the moment. It’s that frame of mind that gives us this quote.
There’s a saying on a picture in my office, back in, well, my real life. It’s a quote from a speaker and it reads, Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be happy. Sometimes you have to find the happy moments between the pain.
Maybe I’m expecting too much from life to give me a happy ending.
Maybe now is enough.
This becomes a defining question throughout the rest of the series. What risks are worth taking in order to strive for happiness? Is it possible to be content after loss? These are suspenseful stories, but the characters are very real to me, and they struggle with the same things that we all do.
Rembrandt stone’s favorite things
by James L. Rubart
Rem channels Julie Andrews and talks about a few of his favorite things:
1. Going online and finding and buying vintage vinyl albums from his favorite classic rock bands.
2. Working out his frustrations by going a few rounds (boxing) down at Quincy’s.
3. Barbecuing (and eating) cheeseburgers where the Swiss and provolone cheese is mixed in with the hamburger beforehand.
4. Connecting with the outdoors and clearing his head by going for morning runs.
5. Driving hot, fast cars.
Sticks and stone playlist
by Susan May Warren
Susie, (the drafter) shares her YouTube Playlist.
So, as I was writing the Rem books, I relied on one main playlist for the THEMES of Rem. I listened to this when I was writing Eve’s scenes, and sometimes scenes where Rem was confronting some of his personal demons. Although this is not a particularly “Christian” book from the outside, I think readers will discover that Rem’s story is one of redemption and that at the core, it’s absolutely transformational. And the songs I listened to leaned me in that direction.
Find that playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJv5-sL3rB2JrzV-YuQTjDpG_pyuLqLiq
That said, all other times, I listened to my Pandora Classic Rock radio station. Which is why you’ll hear classics from Journey, Styx, Kansas, Boston, REO Speedwagon, 38 Special, Eddie Money, and even the occasional Brian Adams!
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