Guest Post – The Last Drive by John W. Howell #newbook

Let’s all welcome John Howell to the Entertaining Stories blog. John is a dear friend, one of my collaborators at Story Empire, and a prolific blogger. He’s also one hell of an author.

He’s here to tell us about his newest release. Please use those sharing buttons to help him out. I know he’s done it for me, and I’m pretty sure he’s shared your promos, too. The place is yours, John.

I am so pleased to be with you today, Craig`. I want to thank you for helping to spread the word about The Last Drive. I have been impressed on your ability to develop characters and storylines that are chock full of personality and excitement. I had not thought about creating a sequel to Eternal Road. One day though it struck me that the story was probably half finished. I decided that the characters deserved to at least have a story that was a definitive conclusion. I’m glad to say that I feel the story is complete now.

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

The Blurb

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.

An Excerpt.

“First of all, God is too busy to concern Himself with the whereabouts of one soul.”

Sam holds up two fingers. “Two?”

The Archangel waves his hand. “Whatever. The point is, it is my job to run interference on these kinds of problems so God can focus on the important stuff.”

Sam shrugs. “I would think having Lucifer run wild with souls on the Eternal Road is crucial.”

“Yes, but it is still not worthy of Divine Intervention.” The Archangel flushes with frustration.

“So, you want me to go and find the two of them with no backup from the Chief?”

The Archangel frowns. “I do not know what the big deal is all of a sudden. You handled Lucifer just fine the last time.”

“I had to call back home and get someone to come down and smite him.”

The Archangel sits up straighter. “Yes, and if that is the situation this time around, we can do the same thing.”


The Archangel’s eyebrows jump in surprise. “I am an Archangel, for Heaven’s sake. My word is golden.”

Sam glances down. “Sorry, Sir. I get nervous when I think of having to take on Lucifer alone.”

“So, take James with you. You two seemed to hit it off, and he proved valuable, as things turned out.”

Sam shakes her head. “I don’t know about that, Sir. James fell in love with me, and I broke his heart. He might not want to go along. Even if he did offer to go, there’s a genuine chance he’ll fall in love all over again.”

“You know we have ways to handle that eventuality. James has not thought about you once since you left him in his Eternal Home.”

Sam stares the Archangel in the eye. “You sure?”

The Archangel holds her gaze. “I guarantee it.”

Sam shrugs. “Well, then it might work. I do think James would be a great partner for this kind of mission.”

A Link to the Trailer

Buy Links

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



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.

Author links

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Eternal Road Buy links

Kindle Universal link

Paper universal link



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71 responses to “Guest Post – The Last Drive by John W. Howell #newbook

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  2. Great extract, John. Wishing you every success with your new book and hoping you get tons of sales. Thanks for sharing, Craig. Hugs 💕🙂

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  4. Great Post Craig, and that extract has really piqued my interest as the story is right up my street John!
    I have put post up on my blog advertising your post and John’s sequel Craig and Linked it back to you and John. 🙂💜💜
    Great work .

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  5. I love how the Archangel responds when Sam asks “Promise?” 😆

    Another great excerpt, John! I thoroughly enjoyed The Last Drive, and hope many new fans discover it. Wishing you all the best.

    Thanks for hosting today, Craig!

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  6. A brilliant story, well told. I am thoroughly enjoying the ride!

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  7. GP

    This is a great post for our mutual friend. His work is entertaining and makes you think!

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  8. Thank you for opening your blog to help promote The Last Drive, Craig. I appreciate your support and that of your readers. I think we will have fun too. 😊

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  9. Super post, Craig and John! I’m really looking forward to reading this one, and it’s coming up SOON in my virtual TBR pile.

    Congratulations, John, and here’s to a couple million sales or so!

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  10. I’m reading The Last Drive now. Love this excerpt. Congrats to John and thanks to Craig for hosting.

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  11. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and you are right, Craig…John is one helluva author! I love the way Sam responds to the Divine Archangel, as this excerpt shows. Congratulations to John, and thank you for hosting, Craig!

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  12. Thanks for hosting John, Craig. I enjoyed the excerpt!

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  13. Gwen M. Plano

    Congratulations, John! I enjoyed rereading your excerpt. It brought me back to your story and the incredible journey. Thank you, Craig, for hosting John today.

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  14. Really enjoying these excerpts, John, and I’m looking forward to hanging out with Sam, James, and even Lucifer again!

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  15. Posting this on links on Jan. 18th. Hope this does huge numbers for you, John!

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  16. It’s good to spread the word of this release, Craig. I agree with GP, that John’s superb writing makes me think.

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  17. I’m so glad you decided to write a sequel. I wasn’t quite done with Sam and James, either. Best wishes, John.

    Craig, thanks for hosting.

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  18. Sounds like a great sequel! I grabbed my copy! Thanks for sharing John’s news, Craig.

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  19. I’d want some serious backup if I had to deal with Lucifer. Sam gets my sympathy. An interesting premise for a book. Good luck with it, John! And thanks for hosting, Craig.

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  20. Congrats to John on a great tour. I’m delighted to see him getting lots of press! It’s a wonderful read. Thanks for hosting, Craig.

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  21. Thanks for sharing this excerpt Craig, the book sounds compelling! Congratulations John, wishing you great success.

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  22. Sharing to help spread the word!!

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  23. D.L. Finn, Author

    I’m so glad you wrote this second book, John 🙂 It was a good one.
    Thanks for hosting, Craig.

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  24. Compelling excerpt, blurb, and trailer, John. Best of luck with your new book baby! Sounds rife with suspense.

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  25. I enjoyed the excerpt. It sounds like Sam and James have a new adventure ahead of them!

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  26. Great excerpt, John! Another wonderful addition to your blog tour, and thanks for hosting, Craig!

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  27. I must say, I am enjoying the excerpts. I look forward to reading this book. I’ve Read “Eternal Road”, so I know I’m gonna have a blast!
    Thank you, Craig!

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