Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): David James Warren & Sticks and Stone

Posted June 10, 2021 by meezcarrie in Author Interview, Christian, David Curtis Warren, David James Warren, giveaway, James L. Rubart, mystery/suspense, romance, Susan May Warren / 13 Comments

Sticks and Stone JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome 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 StoneSTICKS 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.


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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:

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!

James L. Rubart, Susan May Warren, David Curtis Warren

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the best-selling, Christy Hall of Fame author of ten novels and loves to send readers on mind-bending journeys they’ll remember months after they finish one of his stories. He’s dad to the two most outstanding sons on the planet and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington. More at

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Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy and RITA award–winning author of more than eighty novels whose compelling plots and unforgettable characters have won acclaim with readers and reviewers alike. The mother of four grown children, and married to her real-life hero for over 30 years, she loves traveling and telling stories about life, adventure, and faith.

For exciting updates on her new releases, previous books, and more, visit her website at

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

David Curtis Warren is making his literary debut in these novels, and he’s never been more excited. He looks forward to creating more riveting stories with Susie and Jim, as well as on his own. He’s grateful for his co-writers, family, and faith, buoying him during the pandemic of 2020, and this writing and publishing process.


Sticks and Stone JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of the first three books of The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight June 8, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on June 15, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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13 responses to “Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): David James Warren & Sticks and Stone

  1. Amy M.

    I’ve been hearing great things about this series. Thanks for the opportunity to win them.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for being part of the blog tour for “Sticks and Stone” by David James Warren. Enjoyed learning more about the authors. Can’t wait for the opportunity to jump in reading on this one.

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