Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Double Author Interview with Susan May Warren and James L. Rubart for the Blood from a Stone Book Tour & Giveaway!

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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Interview with authors 

Susan May Warren and James L. Rubart

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Susie: I’m the wife of a man who loves adventure, the mother of four amazing adult children, most who have inherited their father’s need to see the world, May-May to the most beautiful grand-daughter on the planet, dog mom to two rascally labradoodles, owner of Novel.Academy, a school that teaches authors how get published and build brilliant careers, co-founder of Sunrise Publishing, and USA Today best-selling, RITA award-winning novelist of over 85 books. Oh, and I scuba dive. 😊

Jim: I’m a twenty eight year old trapped inside an older man’s body. Uh, my wife says sometimes I’m a 12 year old boy who’s trapped … Darci is the love of my life, definitely my better three quarters. We live on a small lake in Eastern Washington state with our two cats. Our sons decided to leave us when they reached adulthood and we love them dearly. I’m a bestselling, Christy Hall of Fame author, audio book narrator, speaker, and co-owner of The Rubart Writing Academy where my son and I show people how they can reach the same dreams I have.

What do you do besides writing?

Susie: I am an DIY home remodel addict…I love to design a remodel and implement it. It is not beyond me to stop my SUV and rescue old furniture off the side of the road and give it new life. I need a bigger garage.

Jim: You know those people who have few hobbies? I’m the antithesis of that. I love to water ski, snow ski, dirt bike, ride bicycles, hike, backpack, play golf, play guitar, do photography, do sleight of hand, and scuba dive. (But Susie and I haven’t gone yet together. Someday!)

What was your favorite part of researching for this book?

Susie: The music, by far. I have a classic rock playlist and ever time Rem got in his car, I imagined what tunes would accompany his journey to the next location. I also enjoyed playing with time…messing with Rem and his futures (and pasts!) so I could see him grow into the amazing character he becomes.

Do you have images you can share that come close to how you picture your characters? Do you like to find visual inspiration for your characters before or during your writing process?

Susie: For sure. Seeing them is huge…and actually, I like to find a TV or movie character that sort of embodies Rem. I saw Rem in Henry Cavill, who plays a panicked detective in an old movie entitled, Night Hunter. Great movie and great inspiration for Rem!

What are some songs that you listened to or inspired you while writing your book?

The entire collection of Journey, some Creedence, Kansas, 38 Special and occasionally Bryan Adams. Yeah, it was fun.
What message would you like readers to ultimately take away from the book?

Susie: That no matter what happens, your past helps you become who you are today, the lessons you learned were valuable, and that there is a purpose in everything, if we’re willing to trust and wait for it.

Jim: That regrets are chains that hold us back from truly living. If we’re always looking back, we can’t see the bright future coming right at us. How do we know it’s bright? Because there are always second chances, and third and fourth and fifth chances. We just need to be open to seeing them.

What can we look forward to coming from you in the future?

Susie: Currently, I’m working on a 3 book series for Revell, set in Alaska. But, I’m always noodling on where time and adventure could take me…and my readers. So, stay tuned!

Jim: I’m working on my first non-fiction book, about father’s and sons; how to raise them well. Also a contemporary novel based on Satan’s request to sift Peter like wheat.




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

CONNECT WITH SUSAN: WebsiteFacebook | 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 Blood from a Stone and a $15 Amazon gift card!

Blood from a Stone JustRead Giveaway

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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