Welcome John Howell #NewBook

Let’s all welcome John Howell to the blog today. John is a fabulous author, one of my fellows over at Story Empire, and one of my first blogging friends. John has always been a big supporter of the indie community, including my work. Let’s make him feel welcome by using those sharing buttons. If you’ve even had your work featured here, John did it for you. Welcome John:

New Book Launch – Eternal Road – The final stop.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Craig, and thank you for helping me launch this book. You have a unique and fun storytelling style and I am grateful to be here. 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 is the universal link



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

James eases the 1956 Oldsmobile sedan to the shoulder and can’t help kicking up some dust in the process. The sign is facing him even as the person turns away to avoid the dust storm he has created. Kansas City in black marker on cardboard is all it says.

He opens the passenger door and waves her over. “I’m going to Kansas City. Want a ride?”

The young woman looks back at him, and he can tell she is doing an evaluation of the safety prospects of accepting a lift. She slowly hoists her backpack on to her shoulder and walks with hesitant steps toward the car. She puts her hand above her eyes to cut the glare of the sun and stops short of the door. She leans in. “Did you say you’re going to Kansas City?”

“Yes. Yes, I did. I also asked if you would like a ride.”

“That all depends on your intentions?”

“My intentions?”

“Yeah. You are offering a ride. How much will it cost me?”

“Cost you? I’m going to Kansas City. Your sign says Kansas City. Why would it cost you anything?”

“Just want to make sure is all.”

“No charge. I’ve been on the road forever, it seems, and I would welcome the company. My name is James.”

“Sorry, James. I know I sounded a little ungrateful, but I have also been on the road and have met several guys that think I owe them something for a ride.”

“I can understand that. Let’s just say you can ride or not. It’s your choice. No other decisions to be made.”

“Fair enough. I accept your offer. My name is Samantha.” She slides in and slams the door.

“Nice to meet you, Samantha. You want to put your backpack in the rear?”

“No, I’ll just keep it here in the front with me. You can never tell.”

“Tell what?”

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



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62 responses to “Welcome John Howell #NewBook

  1. Good luck with the tour and the book, John 🤗

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  2. D.L. Finn, Author

    Congrats on your release, John:) I just started reading it and I’m throughly enjoying it!

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  3. “I’ve been on the road forever, it seems.” I love the way you work in lines like that. And talk about a cliffhanger ending on this excerpt! I can’t wait to start reading this one. Best wishes, John.

    Thanks, Craig.

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  4. Congratulations, John! Thanks for hosting, Craig.

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  5. Gwen M. Plano

    All the best on your tour, John. Eternal Road is perfect for the times and it has all the pieces of a masterpiece. Congratulations!

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  6. Best wishes with your book launch, John! I’ve said it before, but that cover speaks to me. Great post today 🙂

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  7. Nice to see John making the rounds. Good luck on the new book – this really sounds intriguing.

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  8. Craig, you can’t go wrong promoting John!!

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  9. Wishing John all the best with this one. I love the time travel element. I have Eternal Road on my Kindle and look forward to reading it!

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  10. Thank you for having me here today, Craig. I appreciate the support on this one. 😊

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  11. Good luck on the tour, John!

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  12. LOVE this excerpt, John! Can’t wait to read the book, which is awaiting me on my Kindle. Good to see your tour moving along, too. And if you haven’t already heard it enough from me, I’m wishing you the very best of success with this one! Congratulations! 🙂

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  13. petespringerauthor

    I love this excerpt. I’ve only hitchhiked a couple of times in my life, but I think John got into the mind of the thought process of a hitchhiker.

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  14. What an interesting concept and great blurb. Good luck with this, John!

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  15. Thanks for hosting, Craig, and Congrats again, John! Can’t wait to receive my copy!

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  16. I enjoyed the excerpt very much. Wishing John a fun and succesful tour! Thanks for hosting, Craig. ❤

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  17. Another great excerpt, John. Bravo! Thanks so much for featuring this leg of John’s release tour here today, Craig. 😊

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  18. Shared to Facebook! Good luck, John.

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  19. Thanks for hosting John and his new book, Craig! Here’s wishing Mr. Howell much success with this launch!

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  20. Oh, I enjoyed the excerpt. Intriguing, I will share. 🙂

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  21. Best wishes for a successful book launch, John! (Another great excerpt.)

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  23. Reading it now. I love road stories and this one’s great.

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  24. Nice to see John out and about with this book, Craig. I have my copy.


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