New Book Launch Eternal Road -The final stop by John W. Howell
Hello and a warm welcome to everyone, I’m so pleased to be featuring The NEW Release from the talented pen of John Howell with you today. John is an amazing supporter of others and one of my favorite authors. I’m delighted to have him here to share in the excitement of his NEW RELEASE.
Take it away, John.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Soooz and for helping me launch Eternal Road – The final stop. I know you are very busy with your WIP and your short story prompts so I’m grateful to be here. Let me describe the book. 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.
“Here we are, folks. Two ales. That will be four bits for the two.” The bartender places the large mugs on the table.
James looks up at the man. “Can we run a tab?”
The bartender frowns some more. “A tab? I reckon I don’t know that term.”
“Oh, sorry. Uh, I mean, can we pay for the drinks just before we leave?”
“You going to have food?”
“That depends on what you have today.”
“A real nice stew.”
“Sure, we’ll have food.”
“Well, then, I’ll just keep track of the bill and let you know what it is before you leave. Y’all passing through?”
Sam places her hand on James’s, which he takes as a sign to let her do the talking. She smiles. “We’re thinking of settling down somewhere and thought this town looked pretty nice.”
The bartender folds his hands in front of his apron. “Well, ma’am, this here’s a peaceful place good enough to raise your youngens.”
“A couple of questions if you don’t mind.”
“Shoot. If’n I can answer, I would be happy to do so.”
She gives him a smile. “Oh, thank you.”
The bartender blushes.
“We didn’t see a sign when we rode in. What’s the name of this town?”
The bartender raises a hand to his face. “Dodge City, ma’am.”
Sam lays her palms flat on the table. “Dodge City, Kansas?”
“The very same, ma’am. The Thirty-fourth state in this here union. Yes, ma’am.”
“So, how long has Kansas been a state?”
“You are from out of town for sure. Kansas became a state in sixty-one. Just twenty-two years ago. I ‘member it like it was yesterday. Big celebration. Was January 21st and like a second New Years. We were all having a tough time with the drought and all. The announcement that we were a state was like a breath of fresh air. A’course, the war came along in late spring, and we all joined the union. Them confederates would sometimes come over the line from Missouri. You heard of the Lawrence Massacre?”
Sam nods and scrunches up her face in concentration. “Yes, I read about it in school.”
The bartender looks down at the floor. “Yeah, horrible. Over one-hundred-and-sixty boys and men killed.” He stares up and straight at Sam and James. “Damn that Quantrill and his stinking raiders. We showed ‘em, though. The union soldiers caught up with Quantrill in Kentuck, and he died there.”
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.
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Thanks so much for joining me here today. I look forward to hearing your comments.