Thursday, October 7, 2021

Author Interview & Giveaway: Blood From a Stone by David James Warren

Blood from a Stone JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Blood From a 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.

Blood from a Stone

Title: Blood 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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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

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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.



What drew you to writing this thrilling time-travel series, The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone?

Susan: I love time travel! And, I’ve always wanted to write a time travel series. When my good friend Jim Rubart said he ALSO loved time travel, we both thought how fun it would be to write a series together. He’s immensely creative, as is my son, David, so together we had a blast brainstorming these books. Time travel is great because as long as you follow your time travel rules (you need to establish those—thankfully, David was our “time lord” and kept track of them!), you can do all sorts of fun things with the plot! So. Fun!

Q: Blood from a Stone is the fifth novel in this series. What do you hope readers take away from this novel/series?

Susan: Well, it’s pretty epic, and it’s got a whopper of a cliffhanger, so I’m hoping readers will stick with us to book 6 because I think they’ll REALLY love the ending. I was weeping by the end, as I was writing it (and I got that feedback from our editors too!) and it’s very satisfying, so I’m hoping our readers will trust us. I think the take away is the idea that there is a reason/purpose for everything if we are willing to wait for it!

Q: How long did it take you to write Blood from a Stone?

Susan: About a month. I’m a fast writer once I start. It helped that David lived with me (Covid!) at the time so we were able to sort through and fix any roadblocks I had. We also had a brainstorming moment where we had a snarl…and then came up with a fantastic fix/twist at the same time. It’s fun to work with like creative minds!

Q: Would you share something about yourself that most readers would not know?

Susan: As I get older, I find myself more introverted. I used to be an extreme extrovert, but I’ve become more contemplative as I’ve gotten older, and that means more time thinking and diving into the stories I’m creating. I really love creating a series that brings enjoyment and satisfaction to my readers, but that also means I have to curate my life more and spend time sinking into my writing instead of traveling and teaching. But I’m okay with that as I’m liking slowing down more.

Q:. What are you reading now? 

Susan: A new Thriller by one of our Sunrise Lead Authors, Lisa Phillips called The Last Taste of Freedom. It’s fantastic.

Q: How many bookcases are in your home?

Susan: Eight

Q: What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Susan: Home remodeling. I’m an addict. And okay, I like binge watching TV on a snowy day. 😊


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

Blood from a Stone JustRead Giveaway

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