Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Blood From a Stone by David James Warren

Posted October 9, 2021 by meezcarrie in Christian, David Curtis Warren, David James Warren, giveaway, James L. Rubart, mystery/suspense, Susan May Warren / 9 Comments

Blood from a Stone JustRead Blog + Review TourWelcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Blood From a Stone by David James Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! Keep reading for a riveting excerpt!

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.

Blood from a StoneBLOOD FROM A STONE
Series: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #5
Author: David James Warren
Publisher: TriStone Media
Release Date: October 5, 2021
Genre: Time Travel Detective Series

He fled the future with blood on his hands. Now, he’ll do anything to stop a killer.

Tragedy has yet again taken from Detective Rembrandt Stone everything he loves. Now, he has one last chance to get things right and stop a killer he’s been hunting across four timelines. Instead, he gets tangled in a petty crime that just might cost him his one chance at justice.

With two murders to stop, and thirty-eight lives still in the balance, Rembrandt must play his hand against time just right if he wants to win his future. Play it wrong and his life will stay shattered beyond repair.

What sacrifices will he have to make to come home to his wife and daughter?

The stakes have never been higher in the heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat fifth story of the True Lies of Rembrandt Stone.


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A shot fires behind me. The front glass door shatters.

I scramble off Booker and glance in the back.

The perp bursts through the door, into the night.


I’m instantly on my feet and running hard to the door in false pursuit.

The getaway car has taken off, the taillights fading as it rounds the end of the strip mall, into the night.

Muffled sobbing, a hiccup of sound emerges from the office and I fear what I’ll find.

The desk lamp splashes wan light into the room. A floor safe is open, the contents—mostly paper—spilled onto the floor.

The sounds come from under the desk. I walk over, then crouch and finally hit my hands and knees. “Jin-Sun?”

She’s young—maybe nine years old, with big brown eyes and dark hair. She’s sitting with her knees pulled to her chest, making herself small.

“You’re safe.” I keep my voice soft, gentle, a remnant of time when I was a father to a seven-year-old daughter. My throat thickens at the flash of memory, my Ashley sitting on her bed, her blue eyes thick with tears as she implores me to find Gomer, a silly bear I gave her for her fourth birthday. But Daddy, you’re a detective. You know how to find things.. 

I do, honey. And I’m going to find you, I promise. 

I hold out my hand to Jin-Sun. “Come out. No one will hurt you.”

She stares at my offering, and then places her hand in mine. It’s soft, but she hangs on and I pull her out of the darkness. She stands before me, and then throws her arms around me.

My breath rushes out of me and I can’t help but wrap an arm around her, bracing myself with the other hand on the desk. “Everything is going to be okay,” I whisper, and the words sink into me.

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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

CONNECT WITH JAMES: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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.


Blood from a Stone JustRead Giveaway

(1) winner will receive a print copy of Blood from a Stone and a $15 Amazon gift card!

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight October 5, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on October 12, 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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9 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Blood From a Stone by David James Warren

  1. Sunnymay

    The excerpt is inticing and starts off with a bang and then ends with “Everything is going to be OK.” But, I doubt that.

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