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Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Sticks and Stone by David James Warren, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
Title: Sticks and Stone
Series: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #3
Author: David James Warren
Publisher: TriStone Media
Genre: Time-Travel Detective Series
Release Date: June 1, 2021
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.
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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/
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.
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.
CONNECT WITH DAVID: Instagram
Sticks and Stone
by David James Warren
Book 3 in the True Lies of Rembrandt Stone series
Release Date: June 1, 2021
Wow. This “episode” might be my favorite so far. It’s ridiculously packed with some great quotes and self-reflections. If you are new to this amazing series, you must read the other two books first. This series must be read in order. I think I prefer this book to the others because I get more romance between my main characters. At this point, I know my characters a lot more and am rooting for them.
“My life is broken into fragments that refuse to align. All I know is that some mistakes you can never escape, no matter how you try. And believe me, I’ve tried.”
Rembrandt Stone is back in the present but his life is incredibly different. Though his professional life seems to be doing well, his personal life is drastically different and he mourns the loss of his former life. He regrets the scars on his best friend, Andrew Burke, that somehow occurred after he made changes to the timeline. Can he fix what went wrong? Can he win back the love of his life and save his best friend without doing more damage to the timeline while still trying to solve a case involving a serial killer?
“Be stalwart. It means loyal and reliable and hard-working, and I’m brought back to the words my father said about becoming the man I want to be. Choices.”
This theme is throughout the series and definitely takes on a new meaning when time-travel gets thrown in. I adore this series and all the crime-thriller aspects. This author team is incredibly talented and keep the reader guessing what will happen next. I read the whole book in a few hours because I needed to know what happened next. The chemistry between Rem and Eve is great and I love seeing them fall in love. It’s an interesting concept to discuss how you would pursue someone if you had the chance to do it again. I love Rem’s discussion with his father about regretting the past.
“Wishes and what-ifs don’t change things. The only thing that matters is right now. What you choose is who you are, and the future you’re writing. Get that right and you don’t have to worry about the what-ifs.”
Highly recommend if you enjoy fast-paced time-traveling crime thrillers with some romance. I cannot wait to read the next book soon.
My thanks to the author and publisher for providing me with an ARC of the book. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own. No positive review was expected and no compensation received.
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