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New Book Launch, Eternal Road – The Final Stop

Posted on: September 14, 2020

I am delighted to have as my guest today John Howell, a fellow blogger, author, dog lover, and friend. He is here today to tell you about his latest book which I think you will just love. Take it away, John.


Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Darlene, and thank you for helping me launch this book. I know you are busy with your projects and Dot so thank you for taking the time to help. 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 for both editions



The blurb

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.

An Excerpt

“The date on the paper is October 26th,1881.”
Sam grabs the news sheet. “The date of the gunfight at the O. K. Corral? We have to find out what time it is now.”
“Why does that matter?”
She gives the paperback to James. “The gunfight happened at 3:00 PM. We might have missed it.”
James shakes his head. “Don’t you think a newspaperman like John Clum would have dashed to the scene instead of sitting in his office if we’d missed it? The sun looks fairly high. What about my watch?”
“Go ahead and look at it.”
James glances at the watch and then back at Sam. “Oh, man. It’s smashed.”
“Yup. The accident.”
James puts his hands to his face. “Why didn’t I notice that before?”
“It didn’t matter before.”
“So, let’s say we are on time—where should we go to view the gunfight?”
Sam chews on her bottom lip. “Might be best to go to the photographic studio right next to the vacant lot where the fight took place. We could stand on the porch and look around the building. I’m curious as to why you actually want to see the battle?”
“This is history. I would love to see the most famous gunfight in the world. Who wouldn’t?”
Sam puts her hand on James’s shoulder. “People get killed.”
He touches her hand. “So, we shouldn’t see it?”
Sam draws her hand away. “I’m just saying that real life and legend are two different things. When people get killed, they bleed, and it isn’t pretty.”
James stands with his palms open. “But the historical part?”
Sam shrugs, “I just want to warn you.”
Sam and James walk down the street and eventually come to the place where the shootout will take place. Sam points to the porch of the photography building. “We can see everything from there.”
James points at the porch. “Of course, we’d have to look around the corner, which means we won’t stay out of sight. What if a stray bullet hits us?”
Sam chuckles. “You’re dead already. So what if a stray bullet hits you?”

The trailer

John’s 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 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.

Contact John

Blog Fiction Favorites, http://johnwhowell.com/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/john.howell.98229241

Twitter –https://www.twitter.com/HowellWave

Goodreads –https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7751796.John_W_Howell

Amazon Author’s page –https://www.amazon.com/author/johnwhowell

John’s other books


His Revenge

Our Justice

Circumstances of Childhood

The Contract: between heaven and earth

It was great having you here, John. I wish you all the best with your latest book. Dot says hi to Twiggy and Lucy!

92 Responses to "New Book Launch, Eternal Road – The Final Stop"

Another great stop along the way on the Eternal Road.. thanks Darlene and John..x

Thank you, Sally. It is great to be here. 😁

Thanks, Sally. Happy to get the word out about John´s book!

Fabulous to see John here, and his new books sounds like a great read. I love the cover, too. Toni x

Thank you so much, Toni. I appreciate your visit and comment.

Thank you so much for having me on your delightful blog, Darlene. I appreciate your help with spreading the word on Eternal Road – The final stop.

I´m happy to have you here, John. This book needs to get in everyone´s hands.

Aw. What a nice thing to say. 😊

I’m enjoying following you on tour and wish you the best of luck, John 🙂

Thanks for hosting John and his new book today, Darlene. I love the trailer!

I’m dying to read this one. Wishing you all the best, John.

Thanks for hosting, Darlene.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, Staci. It will be a great read! xo

Yep – don’t have to worry about those bullets if you’re dead. Thanks for hosting, Darlene!

It was such a great excerpt wasn´t it?

Thank you for the visit, Teri 😁

Wonderful to see John over here, Darlene. I so enjoyed the review and the excerpt.

Thanks, Jennie.

You’re welcome, Darlene. 🙂

Thank you, Jennie. Good to see you here.

Intriguing extract! Good luck with the new book, John.

A great example of what to expect in the story!

Another wonderful tour stop, John and Darlene. I just finished reading Eternal Road yesterday evening and posted my 5-star review to Amazon, BookBub and Goodreads. Great story, John!

Thank you so much, Mae. Your reviews caused uncontrolled happy dancing. At my age that could be hazardous to one’s health. 😁

Two things I know about you, John. You promote other writers by supporting their blogs and books. And second, like me, writing is your second act. Unlike me, you are a prolific writer. Congrats on your latest achievement: Eternal Road. P. S. I like the music in your book trailer, very nostalgic!

I love the book trailer as well. A great tune, perfect for the book.

Thank you, Marian. I found out quite early that promoting other authors is a great pleasure and I do enjoy it. Thank you for the terrific comments.

What an intriguing idea, and a tempting extract. Sounds good!

Glad you like it too, Cath.

Thank you, Cath. I’m glad you liked the excerpt. 😁

Well, if the bullets don’t matter any more, there are all kinds of places a dead history buff could visit. All the best, John.

I was thinking the same thing, Craig.

I’m with you. Could you imagine visiting a major battlefield while the battle was going on? Thanks, Craig. Might be a story there.

Congratulations to John on his latest book!

Thank you, Jacqui. Good to see you here. 😊

I love to see all these new books coming out in spite of world events. It’s just what we need.

Congratulations, John, on the release of the new book. You definitely got my attention. Thank you Darlene for hosting and sharing John’s good news.

You’re welcome, Chuck. Happy to do so.

Thank you, Chuck. Great to see you here. 😁

Another wonderful stop on this tour! Congrats, John! I hope it’s been a smashing success! Thank you, Darlene, for being such a gracious host!

Thanks for stopping by, Jan. John has many fans!

Thank you, Jan. I think it has been interesting for folks to get a flavor of the book through different excerpts. Thanks for the visit 😁

The Gunfight at The O.K Coral. Whoo-hoo! That day had the stuff of legends stamped all over it. I love these excerpts! Thanks for hosting John’s latest release here, Darlene.

Thanks for visiting my blog. The book launch has been fun and I’m pleased to be part of it!

Thank you for the visit, Soooz. The OK Corral was quite a scene for sure.

Wonderful to see John here. The storyline is fascinating and the cover is brilliantly done!

Thank you so much, Donna. It was great to see you again. 😁

Thanks Darlene for hosting John….and helping launch his latest book. It sounds very intriguing and I will keep this in mind for a future read. I loved the extract …definitely leaves one with many questions….

It is intriguing, isn’t it? I think you would like it!

Thank you for the comment and the visit. 😊

So great seeing John and Eternal Road here today, Darlene! Super excerpt, John, and great post all around, Darlene! Sharing! 🙂

Thanks so much for sharing, Marcia! What a team!!

Thank you, Marcia. So nice of you to stop by. I hope you feel better too. Here take this margarita. Loaded with lime juice and some soothing syrup. 😁

Intriguing! I enjoyed the interview about Eternal Road. Good luck with your book launch!

Thank you, Patricia. Glad you could join us today. 😊

Thanks, Patricia. Something different and well written.

Nice to “meet” you Darlene! Just popped by to wish John all the best for the tour 🙂

Lovely to meet you as well. Thanks for dropping in. We all wish John the best!!

Thanks, Darlene, for hosting John. It’s nice to see him receiving so much support and that is another great excerpt (which is familiar because I’m in the middle of reading his book). 😉

I think Darlene has called it a night here in Spain, but I do want to thank you for the visit, Lauren. I hope you are liking the book. 😊.

I am definitely enjoying the book, John. 🙂

Thank you for letting me know, Lauren. I’m so glad.

So pleased you are enjoying the book. Thanks for stopping by.

Way to go, John! I’m sold by your engaging blurb. I’ll pick this one up today. I also was not aware that you are a fellow dog lover. You just made some more points with me for that.😎 Much luck with your book tour. Thanks a bunch, Darlene.

Thank you, Pete. Love my pooches. Thanks for the visit and love the idea of you picking up the book. I will be interested in what you think

Check out John´s blog, Pete. The dogs get a lot of page space. Enjoy the book!

I am enjoying John‘s newest book immensely. And it’s thought-provoking, which I love. As soon as I’m finished I’ll be writing a good review on good reads and Amazon. Thanks Darlene for hosting John here!

That sounds wonderful!!

Thank you, Pam. I appreciate your support. 😁

I love the concept for this book- congrats to John!

This sounds like a book everyone will be wanting to read.

Thank you, Karen. I sure hope you are right. 😁

I picked up a copy for my Kindle. Looking forward to my first read by John. 🙂

That’s great. Enjoy!!

The book sounds both intriguing and riveting. Many thanks Darlene for the introduction!

Thanks, Sue. I enjoy John’s blog posts so I was sure his book would be good.

The reviews are Brilliantly and beautifully written.

That is true. This is a very popular book already.

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