It is my pleasure to have the talented John Howell visit today for the launch of his new book ‘Eternal Road – The final stop’. I’ve read Eternal Road and it is worth all the publicity it has been given. Interlaced in the protagonists’ story is just about every genre and topic you can imagine: adventure, science fiction, old west, suspense, romance, and artificial intelligence, to name a few. And now, John, the floor is yours!
Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Lauren, and thank you for helping me launch this book. I know you are very busy so I appreciate you taking the time to help with the launch. Speaking of the book, let me describe it. Eternal Road is the story of two people finding their way through the selection process leading to the place where one will spend eternity. Yes, it is true. They both have passed away. James Wainwright just died in an auto accident. Samantha Tourneau died seventeen years before. Sam is James’s guide to help him decide where to spend eternity. This is not your usual thriller or paranormal romance. It is a piece of fiction that is a combination of inspiration, adventure, time travel, sci-fi, a touch of erotica, and a dash of spiritual. In short, it is a lot of things, but hopefully, a story that will make you happy to have read it.
It is now available on Amazon in paper and Kindle. The Kindle edition is introductory priced at 99¢ until October 15th.
Here are the universal links
Kindle Universal link mybook.to/EternalRoad
Paper universal link mybook.to/Eternalroadpaper
James Wainwright picks up a hitchhiker and discovers two things 1. The woman he picks up is his childhood sweetheart, only Seventeen years older. 2. He is no longer of this world.
James began a road trip alone in his 1956 Oldsmobile. He stops for a hitchhiker only to discover she is his childhood sweetheart, Sam, who disappeared seventeen years before. James learns from Sam falling asleep miles back caused him to perish in a one-car accident. He also comes to understand that Sam was taken and murdered all those years ago, and now she has come back to help him find his eternal home.
The pair visit a number of times and places and are witness to a number of historical events. The rules dictate that they do no harm to the time continuum. Trying to be careful, they inadvertently come to the attention of Lucifer, who would love to have their souls as his subjects. They also find a threat to human survival and desperately need to put in place the fix necessary to save humankind.
The question becomes, will James find his eternal home in grace or lose the battle with Satan for his immortal soul and the future of human life with it? If you like time-travel, adventure, mystery, justice, and the supernatural, this story is for you.
James shakes his head. “Lucifer has an assistant every bit as scary as him. Was it my imagination, or did that voice sound like it came from the deepest part of hell?”
Sam folds her arms. “You can assume it did. I don’t believe she works in a call center in the Philippines.”
James smiles. “Did you enjoy the part where Lucifer wants you to attend as well?”
Sam unfolds her arms. “Gave me the creeps. You don’t know what a nasty guy he is. If you think of everything that has gone wrong in the world, you can bet he was behind it.”
“Why do you suppose he wants to talk to us?”
“As I said, he wants to make a deal for your soul.”
James sighs. “What kind of deal would I make? I’m already on the right side of God, why would I give that up?”
“I have no idea.”
James puts his hands to his face. “Are you sure we can’t call someone to give us help?”
Sam sits on the bed. “I’m afraid we’re on our own. No one can help us.”
“What about God?”
“I’m sure he’s busy. Besides, God would tell you to follow your heart no matter what Lucifer proposed. He wouldn’t step in but would want you to make the best decision.”
James sighs and stares at the floor. Sam takes his hand and places it over her lips. An irresistible impulse to kiss her moves him, and he acts on it. The sensation feels as if he touched an electrical wire to his mouth. The sparks blind him, and his head grows lighter.
James wraps his arms around Sam, and the two go into free-fall. Sam yells above the roar of the wind that pulls them down, “Hold me tight. We can’t let go of one another, or one of us may get lost.”
James tries to yell, but the noise proves too much. The wind blows his words away as soon as they come out of his mouth. Instead, he intertwines his fingers behind Sam’s back and holds on for dear life. The fall continues until James can no longer remain conscious. He fights hard. The pressure of Sam’s body, and the comfort of her arms wrapped around his waist, reassure him. As long as they have each other, they will come to no harm. He pulls Sam in tighter, and then the pull of unconsciousness wins, even though he fights. With no choice and little time, James vows to remember Sam forever and thinks of her while the blackness seeps into his soul.
John is an award-winning author who, after an extensive business career, began writing full time in 2012. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. He has written five other books that are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. The paperback versions are also available in the Indie Lector store.
John lives in Lakeway, Texas, with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.
Blog Fiction Favorites, http://johnwhowell.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/john.howell.98229241
Amazon Author’s page –https://www.amazon.com/author/johnwhowell
John’s other books
76 thoughts on “New Book Launch ‘Eternal Road – The Final Stop’ by John W. Howell”
Hi Lauren, Thank you for featuring John Howell here. I have recently started following him on WP and Twitter. Eternal Road sounds like a very compelling book. “…it is a lot of things.” I have added it to my reading list. I will check out the Kindle edition. I find Amazon.ca may have different parameters for ordering.🙂
Hi Erica. Thanks for the visit today. Amazon.ca should be the same as the US. Click on the universal link and you will be taken there. 😁
John, I did that just now and no issues. Seamlessly on my Kindle app. I have had some past problems ordering when I started at Amazon.ca site. Excited to begin reading 🙂
Thank you for your support, Erica. I hope you enjoy the story. Those universal links are like magic. I’m glad I decided to use them 😊
So great that you ordered a copy, Erica! You won’t be disappointed! Thanks again!
Thanks for stopping by, Erica, and I know you’ll love John’s book. I was engaged to the very end, really wanting to skip work and read, read, read. 🙂
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Thank you for helping with the launch of Eternal Road, Lauren. Also thank you for the lovely review. I am so happy you enjoyed the book.
You’re very welcome, John, and I was happy to write that review. Your book is truly a compelling story and I know many will feel the same way. Enjoy your day!
I will enjoy the day and hope you. do the same. 😁
Thanks for hosting our friend John, Lauren. Any excuse I can get to watch that trailer is great!
Thank you, Jill. So nice to see you here today. 😁
I’m thrilled to be a part of this fantastic tour, Jill. I agree about the trailer, too!
This sounds like an interesting book. thanks for sharing Lauren. Wishing John great success.
Thank you, Balroop for the lovely wish.
It’s really good, Balroop. Check out my review on Amazon along with the others. I hope you decide to dive into this compelling story. Thanks for stopping by!
Hi, Lauren! It’s so great to meet you. Thank you for hosting John today. This excerpt is just one of the many where the infamous Howell sense of humor shines through. “I don’t believe she works in a call center in the Philippines.” 🙂
Hahaha. Thanks, Jan. I’m glad you caught that one. 😁
Thanks so much, Jan, and it’s great to see you again, too! I’m thrilled to be a part of this fantastic book tour. What a ride it’s been for John and for all of us who have helped him out. I agree about the excerpt, but honestly, that kiss “Wowed” me! I got a little light-headed reading that part. 😉 I love John’s natural wit, also.
John is a great writer, quick witted too.
Uh. Wait GP You talking about me? hahaha. Thanks for the visit.
Well now…let me think……..
Remember how Goofy used to uh huh?
He sure is, GP, and definitely quick-witted. It’s great to meet you and to follow your site, as well.
Thank you, Lauren, for featuring John and his Eternal Road. This launch has been great fun, because of wonderful people like yourself. 😊
Thank you, Gwen. I couldn’t have said it better myself. 😁
Aww, thanks, Gwen! It sure has been fun, and John’s book is one that I’ll re-read and that doesn’t happen often for me. It’s great to meet you, too! 🌻
Great to find John and his new book at your place today, Lauren… Looks and sounds like another winner, John!
Thank you, Bette. So nice to see you today. 😊
Thanks for popping in, Bette! John’s book is definitely a winner! 💓
My first time to visit, Lauren. Thanks for hosting John. I really enjoyed this book and have enjoyed his tour.
Thank you, Joan. I’m so glad you did enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by, Joan, and it’s nice to meet you. I’m happy to help John out; his book is fantastic! I’ve also enjoyed the tour and meeting so many wonderful writers.
Great to see John here today, Lauren. Thanks so much for helping get this book launched. (Left a review today, John, and hope it shows up by now.) And STILL wishing you a kaboodle of sales. (There. That’s one I haven’t yet used. 😀 ) Good luck!
I just saw your review, Marcia. Thank you so much for such wonderful words. You have made me smile with them. 😁
My pleasure, John! I meant every one of them. 🙂
It’s nice to see you again and it’s been my pleasure to help John in his book launch. Lots of fun and new people to meet. I wish him the same! 🥰
It’s folks like you that make the writing community such a great one, Lauren. 🙂 ❤
That’s nice to say, Marcia! 💗💗
Wow, that kiss is enough to swear off girls. Intriguing stuff, John.
Tomorrow’s excerpt will bring you back to women, Craig. Thanks for the visit. 😁
Probably won’t be too difficult for me.
Hi Craig, thanks for popping in. That kiss made “this girl” a bit light-headed. 🙄 John’s writing is truly amazing!
Thanks, Lauren. 😁
So nice to see John featured here today, Lauren. I thoroughly enjoyed Enteral Road and gave it a 5-star review. Here’s hoping many new fans discover it. Thanks for shining a spotlight on this intriguing story and it’s author!
Thank you so much, Mae. I loved your review and your support for the book. You are the best, 😁
Thanks so much, Mae. It was fun having John stop by today for the launch of his book. I loved it, too, and also gave it a 5-star review. It’s wonderful how much support he’s had and I’m sure sales are soaring!
Great post. What you have written about the eternal post does evoke a sense of curiosity.
Thank you for the visit, Shakti. 😁
Thanks so much, Shakti, and I hope you’re curious enough to pick up a copy. 🙂
As far as unconsciousness—or worse—that’s not a bad way to go. Nice, John.
I agree, Staci! 🙂 This was some excerpt, wasn’t it? Then again, all of them are great! Thanks so much for stopping by to support John!
Ah, Lauren, thank you for featuring John’s new book and John: congratulations, wishing you all the best!!!
Thanks, Marina. It really is a terrific book, so if you have the time, I highly recommend it. 🙂 Hugs, my friend. 💕💕💕
I certainly will! Many hugs back!
Thanks, Marina! 💗💗💗
John is having a great tour. Thanks for hosting.
He sure is, Roberta! Thanks for stopping by and I enjoyed helping him out. His book is terrific!
So nice to see John and his new release here. Congrats again to John. ❤
It was my pleasure to host John, Debby. His book is fantastic. Hope you get the chance to take a ride on the Eternal Road. 🙂
By the way, I ordered 2 of your books and they should arrive today or tomorrow. Looking forward to reading them. 💗💗💗
Oh wow, I’m touched Lauren. I hope you enjoy, and look forward to hearing your thoughts after. ❤ And yes! I quite enjoy John's books and this one has already been added to my cart for the next run. Hugs ❤ xxx
I’m sure I will enjoy and they came today just when I was ready for a new book. 🙂 perfect timing!
Glad you’re adding John’s book to your collection, too. I think you’ll love it. 💗💗💗
I’m so excited for you Lauren! I hope you enjoy ❤
This book looks really intriguing, Lauren! I’ll add it to my wish list. Thanks for letting us know about it.
Thanks for supporting John, Betty. The book is really good. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Big hugs, my friend. xo
Awesome review on the book.
Hi Lauren – great to see John here. I knew a little bit about Eternal Road and now after reading your blurb and the sample, I am impressed with this story line. I’m sure a lot of thinking went into writing Eternal Road. Congratulations, John!
Thanks for stopping by, Barbara, and if you haven’t read John’s book, I hope you do someday. It’s really a compelling story. I also posted a review on Amazon if you’d like to check that out. 🙂 Have a good weekend! 🍂🍁🍂🍁