Guest post! Fabulous Friday Featuring John W. Howell and The Last Drive!

It is with great pleasure to host friend and amazing writer, John Howell, so that he can tell us all about his new book, The Last Drive.
Go ahead. settle in, and enjoy the show! John, the floor is yours!

I am so pleased to be with you today, Lauren. Thank you for helping spread the word about The Last Drive. You write such lovely poetry based on everyday observations of normal things. This kind of poetry is a slice of life. The wonderful thing about this style is the uplifted feeling your readers get while contemplating the words you create. This reminds me to mention to my potential readers that even though the antagonist of my story is the Devil this is not a depressing story, but rather one of a quest for an eternal home.

Here is the blurb and then we can get to a short excerpt from the book.

In the sequel to Eternal Road – The final stop, Sam and James are reunited to look for two souls, Ryan and Eddie. Ryan was killed in Afghanistan, trying to avoid a schoolyard with his crippled plane. Eddie Rickenbacker, Ryan’s hero, is to guide Ryan to his Eternal Home, and now both are missing.

The higher-ups believe that there has been some interference in Ryan and Eddie’s journey by Lucifer, so Sam and James have the task of finding Ryan and Eddie to get them back on the road despite the evil interference. Unfortunately, the machinations designed to prevent Ryan and Eddy from completing their journey take the pair to horrifying testing grounds. The places visited represent the best work of the Devil. They are the trenches of World War I in France, gladiators at the Roman Coliseum, the sinking Titanic in 1912, Hiroshima 45 minutes before the bomb, and the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943.

This book is for you if you like plenty of action, strong characters, time travel, and a touch of spiritual and historical fiction. So, join Sam and James as they try to find the missing souls while staying one step ahead of the Prince of Darkness, who is determined to destroy all that is good.

Enjoy the Excerpt:

“Nice meeting you, Roy. I’m Sam, and this is James.”

James leans forward again. “We sure appreciate the lift.”

The driver blushes. “Happy to do it. Well, we’re almost there. See that big building? That’s where they work on the airplanes. The one beside it is the club. No one can go in there but officers. If you hang around outside, I’m sure Eddie or your friend will show up. Once they finish flying, that’s the first place they go before hitting the barracks.”

Roy pulls onto the long drive, which leads to the aerodrome. The road grime flows over the ambulance when he comes to a stop. Sam and James climb down and give Roy a wave.

He returns the gesture and pulls away, and the retreating ambulance raises more dust into the air. James fans his face with his hand in a vain attempt to keep the grit from his eyes. Sam turns her back to the cloud. James breaks into a fit of coughing and, finally, catches his breath. “Man, this is some place.”

Sam waves at the muck. “Well, it beats that nasty trench. That was the worst.”

“I agree. What do we do now?”

“You heard Roy. We wait until Ryan and Eddie show up.”

James spits and rubs his lips. “There’s plenty of daylight left. That could take a while.”

“You know, I just had a thought.”


Sam stops waving away the dust. “We may be waiting for no good reason.”


“Hear me out. Even if Eddie shows up, he won’t understand what we’re talking about when we ask about Ryan.”

“Why not?”

“Don’t you see? This is the past, and Eddie is still alive. He won’t be escorting a soul, and, in all probability, if Ryan is flying with Eddie, he doesn’t even know Ryan’s a spirit.”

“Does that matter?”

“Not really. I guess what I’m trying to say is we’ll need to get Ryan away from Eddie to have a decent discussion.”

“Yeah, okay. What do you say about walking over to the hangar?”

“I would be game for that. After all, we’re not about to miss a bunch of airplanes landing and miss Ryan.”

And the Trailer:

To purchase your copy, click on the links below:

The Last Drive is available in paper and Kindle editions on Amazon.
The Kindle edition is on sale for 99¢ through mid-February.
Here are the universal links.



Author Bio

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 Six other books that are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions. John lives in Lakeway, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

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88 thoughts on “Guest post! Fabulous Friday Featuring John W. Howell and The Last Drive!

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  2. Wow! Once again, it’s great to see John’s book getting the attention it deserves. That excerpt is an excellent example of how the plot in The Last Drive jumps from one instant in time to another, and vividly displays John’s imagination that finds its way into his superb writing.

  3. It’s great to see John here, Lauren. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It’s a dark tale at times, but not depressing since the human spirit prevails despite Lucifer’s intentions. And there’s plenty of humor too. Congrats, John, for another impressive stop on your tour. Happy Weekend to you both.

  4. Fabulous Lauren!
    Everything John says about your poetry is true. You have a gift.

    I’ve got my copy of “The Last Drive”,and will begin reading it in about 2 weeks.
    It sounds fabulous!
    Take care!!!

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