Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Book Spotlight & Giveaway: Set in Stone by David James Warren

Set in Stone Just Read Blog + Review Tour 

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


Sticks and StoneThe 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.

Title: Set in Stone 
Series: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #4
Author: David James Warren
Publisher: TriStone Media
Release Date: August 10, 2021
Genre: Time Travel Detective Series

Rembrandt Stone is on the case of a serial killer. But when the killer finds him first, he puts the one person Rembrandt loves in his cross hairs. Now, Rembrandt must outwit time to save the people he loves.

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Maybe it’s the exhaustion that makes me sleep, or Eve’s warmth, but I tumble into sweet oblivion.

I land hard, however, in the middle of a familiar dream. You know the one—I’m on the ice in the middle of a lake. It’s the dead of winter, everything crisp and brown, cattails and marshland that edges the lake stiff under the brutal cold.

I can nearly feel it too—the cold that seeps into my pores, turns my body frozen. I’m shivering.

The ice is clear, thick and scarred with the carcasses of birds and branches caught in the freeze. A slight wind bullies the snow off it, catching in my eyes. They water.

And the wind. It’s moaning, a deep howl behind me, as if gathering.

In it, I hear a voice. Rembrandt.

I feel I know that voice, but I can’t place it as I stand there, the wind filling my ears.

It’s then I hear a gunshot. A sharp report that scatters birds, spears the air.

Beneath my feet, a fissure has opened. I look down and the crack is webbing out.


I scrabble over the ice toward shore, my rubber boots slipping, and I fall.

I catch myself on the ice with familiar red mittens. The ice spiders out in fractures under my grip. I scramble to my feet and keep running. But the shoreline has slipped away, reset.

I’m further than when I started. My breathing is labored now, and as the ice opens behind me, the water black and lethal, I am screaming.


Because I know if I don’t keep running, the water will find me.

Pull me under.

I’ll disappear and never be found.


The voice lifts from the shore and I thrash around, trying to find it.


I’ve fallen again, bracing myself on the ice, and look back.

The ice breaks open beneath me, and—

“Rem, wake up!”

The voice, a hand on my arm frees me and I gasp awake, my heart thundering, a cold sweat sheeting my body.

Eve is leaning over me, one elbow on the narrow mattress. “You’re dreaming.”

I press a fist to my forehead and stare at the ceiling. A thin shadow of golden-red light streaks across the ceiling through the blinds.

“Which dream was it?”

I look over at her. “The ice.”

She nods. “The one where you never get to shore.”

So, my demons are at least consistent across timelines in their torment.

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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

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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 Set in Stone and a $15 Amazon gift card!

Set in Stone JustRead Blog Giveaway

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