Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Blog Tour, Excerpt & Giveaway: Heart of Stone by David James Warren

Heart of Stone JustRead Blog + Review Tour 

Welcome to the Blog + Review Tour for Heart of 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.

Heart of Stone

Title: Heart of Stone 
Series: The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone #6
Author: David James Warren
Publisher: TriStone Media
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Genre: Time Travel Detective Series

Rembrandt Stone has nothing left to lose…or does he? 

Detective Rembrandt Stone doesn’t recognize himself in the mirror. Doesn’t recognize the world he’s returned to. Doesn’t even know his own name. But he knows one thing…living in this world is impossible. 

Good thing he has an ally—an unexpected friend from the past. And together, they just might be able to unravel the entire mess. But first…Rembrandt will have to return to the past one final time and intercept himself before he makes a lethal mistake. 

Time has outwitted him. It’s time for him to outwit time. Can he reconstruct a past he just destroyed or is there nothing left of his world to save? 

The explosive ending to the True Lies of Rembrandt Stone!

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“So the question is…who gave you the watch?”

I sit up. “John Booker.”

“Did he?”

I pause. “I think so. It came in a box of cold cases from his estate.”

“Who managed his estate?”

I stare at him. “I don’t know.” I look at the watch. “And I never will. He’s still alive. Or again, I guess. He’s alive again.”

He makes a sound and turns back to the watch, popping open the back. “Maybe the journey isn’t about fixing things, but…the journey itself.”

Thank you, Yoda.

I get up and come over to him, peering over his shoulder. “I don’t care why I was given the watch. I just need it to work. Can you fix it?”

He’s picked up one of his surgical instruments and prods the gears. They don’t move. He makes another noise.


“The gears are frozen.” He tries to move one of them. “See, they’re essentially fused together.”

“Isn’t that what they did before?”

“No, before the gears were movable, the watch just needed to be wound, with the right case file attached to give it direction. These gears almost act as if they’re caught on something.”

“Well, I’m here, and time has clearly progressed, so obviously that’s not right.”

He pushes the magnifying glass away. Turns to me. “What did you do?”

“Nothing. I mean—I didn’t solve my last case…”

He’s shaking his head and I don’t want to say the other obvious idea, so, “What if I…what if I, um, erased someone…”

He raises an eyebrow.

I don’t want to elaborate.

Silence passes between us. Then, “I think it’s more than that. Something that goes against the watch’s intent. It’s almost as if you broke its soul.”

Perfect. Now I’m the devil.

“Leave it with me,” he says, “I’ll see what I can figure out.”

I glance at the watch, and it’s not unlike he’s asked me to leave my child behind for him to run tests on.

“I’ll take good care of it.” He touches my shoulder. “I promise.”

I try a smile. Nod.

“Rembrandt. Be Stalwart.”

He’s using the words written on the back of the watch. I want to say I’m trying. But you and I both know I can’t live in a world without Eve.

Sheila hands me a bag of homemade chocolate chip cookies on the way out.

I eat them all on my drive back to Minneapolis.


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: 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 one The True Lies of Rembrandt Stone print copy (winner's choice) and a $10 Amazon gift card!

Heart of Stone JustRead Giveaway

Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 29, 2021 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 6, 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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