“Sticks and Stone” ~ A JustRead Blog & Review Tour (and giveaway; ends 6/15/21)

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Sticks and Stone JustRead Blog + Review Tour Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Sticks and Stone by David James Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


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 StoneTitle: Sticks and Stone Series: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #3 Author: David James Warren Publisher: TriStone Media Release Date: June 1, 2021 Genre: Time Travel Detective Series

When Rembrandt goes back to stop the untimely death of his partner, he finds himself wrapped up in the disappearance of two missing children in the middle of an epic Minneapolis blizzard. But, can he save the children in time–and if he does, will he also be able to save his partner?

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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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 http://jameslrubart.com/

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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 www.susanmaywarren.com. 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.


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

Sticks and Stone JustRead Giveaway

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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About Sticks and Stone

Rembrandt Stone is back. Sort of. At least, some version of himself is, in the newest David James Warren novel, Sticks and Stone. He’s been to the past. Again. And just as it was the first time, apparently he couldn’t force himself to follow the directions and apply himself to the reason he’d been sent back in time; to solve the cold case. No, he just had to mess around with the timeline and try to fix at least one other thing.

But when he returns? Now, he can tell that he’s in real trouble.

In his home, there’s a different roommate. Apparently he has a different partner. There are different books on his shelf. Yet Rem remembers everything. Everything that should have been, but isn’t; everything that he changed because he thought he could do good by not following the exact directions Booker gave him, when he gave him the watch.

The watch itself? Still an antique, gears showing, a minute hand and an hour hand stuck at the same time; that’s all the same.

Then, his roommate Asher returns the watch to him. And as the loud gears of time grind in Rembrandt’s head, he knows that Asher has, without knowing, sent Rem back in time again.

This time, Rem is younger. Single. Fit. And he’s arrived at the scene of a heartbreaking murder. He remembers a lot of things (like the classic rock on the radio), but some things, like his partner, are different.

Can Rembrandt follow Booker’s directions and only fix one thing?

My thoughts

I read Sticks and Stone. I read the last page.

Then, I turned back to page 1, and read it all again.

Poor Rem! He just can’t help himself. Yes, he’s going back to solve the cold case. But then, there’s Eve, his former wife. And Burke, his former partner. Eve’s parents, and Rem’s own parents. But one tiny change, that Rem thinks maybe isn’t a huge deal, changes EVERYTHING.

Even things that weren’t meant to be changed.

I am still completely captivated by “The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone;” this time-travel/detective story that has now spanned three books (with another three to go, to be published over the remainder of 2021). Rem is a fascinating protagonist. He’s all too aware of his weaknesses and his mistakes. But with the enthusiasm of a child, he is sure that, this time, he can make everything right.

If only!

If you like suspense thrillers, definitely investigate “The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone” series. Even if you’re not normally a fantasy reader (as this series has those elements, with its time travel), you are going to love the characters, the storyline, and the hope that Rem has (just as the reader does!) that he can somehow make everything okay. It’s not looking so good for him…but there are three more books, so who knows?

Start with Cast the First Stone. Then, read book 2, No Unturned Stone. That’s followed by Sticks and Stone. Then, like me, you’ll be waiting breathlessly for book #4!

Enjoy! –Wren

Disclaimer: I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.

7 thoughts on ““Sticks and Stone” ~ A JustRead Blog & Review Tour (and giveaway; ends 6/15/21)

  1. Pingback: Welcome to the Sticks and Stone Blog + Review Tour & Giveaway! – JustRead Publicity Tours

  2. Thank you for your review on “Sticks and Stone” by David James Warren and for being part of the JustRead Publicity Tours blog tour.

    On my TBR list and can’t wait to read it. The post and reviews just make we want to read it all the more. LOVE the cover!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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