New Book Launch: Eternal Road – The Final Stop

29 Sep

Hi, everyone! I’m delighted to feature author John W. Howell on my blog today. He launched a new book titled Eternal Road – The Final Stop. John is a favorite author of mine, and I’m excited to read his new book. I’ll let him tell you all about it.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Vashti, and for helping me launch Eternal Road – The final stop. I know you are busy with your next manuscript so I’m happy you could take time to help with the launch. Let me describe the kind of book it is. 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.

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.

It is now available on Amazon in paperback and eBookThe 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

Excerpt:

James steers Sam to a café that has seating on the sidewalk. They order coffees, and James then leans closer to Sam so that nobody will overhear and whispers, “Have you ever been to the Bellagio?”

She whispers, “No.”

No one pays them any attention, so James raises his voice to a normal level, “Neither have I. It will be hard to visualize a place that we’ve never visited.”

“How about going to a travel agent and getting a brochure? Would that work?”

James smiles. “It’s worth a try. I mean, how bad could it be?”

Sam shakes her head. “Don’t say that. The desert seemed pretty bad.”

James looks down. “Some parts were nice.”

Sam half-smiles. “My butt, right?”

James winks. “You said it, not me. Here’s our coffee.”

The server places the drinks on the table. James gives her twenty dollars. “Keep the change.”

Surprised but gratified, she leaves them to it.

James pulls out his phone while Sam enjoys her brew.

He sips while he concentrates on searching for a travel agent. “Looks like a travel place operates across the street.”

Sam nods. “Oh, yes. I can see the office from here.”

“So, after we finish our coffee, we’ll go over there.”

Sam nods at James’s cup. “How does it taste?”

“The coffee? Every bit as nice as when I was alive.”

“Good.”

When they’ve finished their drinks, they cross 79th street. The travel agent offers several brochures, so he and Sam select two that contain photos of the front of the Bellagio. They thank the agent and promise to come back as soon as plans get finalized.

The pair leave the agent’s office and head down 79th and toward Central Park. James says, “The park will give us the space we need from other people so that we can vanish from there.” They laugh out loud, trying to imagine the faces of those who might see them one second and then not the next. Still chuckling, they locate a spot that seems remote enough.

James says, “Hold my hand.” Sam takes his in a soft grip. “I’ll look at this Bellagio photo until it burns into my subconscious.”

“Just make sure you don’t have any other thoughts when you start the process.”

James stares at the brochure. “Don’t worry. The only thing on my mind is the Bellagio.”

Sam squeezes his hand. “You sure?”

“Yes. Well, confession time.” James grins at her.

Sam looks into his eyes. “My breasts, right?”

“Just for a moment.” James closes his eyes. “Okay, you ready?”

John’s bio:

John W. Howell 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:

My GRL,

His Revenge

Our Justice

Circumstances of Childhood

The Contract: between heaven and earth 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting today. Please show this brilliant writer some love.

88 Responses to “New Book Launch: Eternal Road – The Final Stop”

  1. John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 7:52 am #

    What a beautiful post, Vashti. Thank you so much for hosting me today. I appreciate your help spreading the word about Eternal Road. 😁

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 8:51 am #

      It’s my pleasure, John. I’m happy you like the post. I wish you all the best with your new release. I can’t wait to read it. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

      • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 9:28 am #

        I would like to know what you think about it when you get there. 😊

        Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 11:17 am #

      I will happily write a review for it. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Staci Troilo September 29, 2020 at 8:17 am #

    Well, he’s only human, sort of. Right? Can’t blame the guy for an errant thought or two. Great excerpt, John. Best wishes.

    Thanks for hosting, Vashti.

    Liked by 4 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 8:21 am #

      Thank you, Staci. I appreciate your support. James is too soon of this world it seems. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 8:57 am #

      It’s my pleasure, Staci. Thanks for stopping by to support John. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  3. Mae Clair September 29, 2020 at 8:18 am #

    That was a cute excerpt! James and Sam have such good chemistry together.
    I really enjoyed John’s book and recommend Eternal Road to anyone on the fence. It’s a highly enjoyable 5-star read!

    Thanks for hosting John today, Vashti!

    Liked by 4 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 8:22 am #

      Thank you for your endorsement, Mae. I am thrilled you enjoyed the book. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 8:59 am #

      Hi, Mae! Thanks for visiting and for that cool comment. This book is definitely on my list to read soon. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

  4. Joan Hall September 29, 2020 at 8:20 am #

    Another enjoyable excerpt. Good to see John here today, Vashti!

    Liked by 4 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 8:23 am #

      Thank you, Joan. It is good to see you here as well. Thanks for the visit. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 9:01 am #

      Hi, Joan! It’s lovely to see you here. It is an enjoyable excerpt. Thank you for your visit and comment. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Gwen M. Plano September 29, 2020 at 8:29 am #

    What a lovely post, Vashti! It’s wonderful to see Eternal Road featured throughout the internet world. Congrats again, John, for this impressive achievement. 😊

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 9:03 am #

      Hello, Gwen! It’s my pleasure to feature John and his book here. Thanks for stopping by to show your support. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 9:36 am #

      What a nice thing to say, Gwen. Thank you for your support and kind words. ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Teri Polen September 29, 2020 at 8:31 am #

    I feel like I know these characters pretty well already – and I haven’t even started the book yet, lol. It will be like spending time with old friends once I start reading.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 9:05 am #

      I feel the same way, Teri! Thank you for your visit and lovely comment. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 9:39 am #

      That is a good reason to have an extensive excerpt schedule. The reader can get a feeling for the characters beforehand. Thanks Teri. 😊

      Liked by 2 people

      • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 11:19 am #

        I’m taking notes for when my book launch comes around, John. 😉

        Liked by 1 person

      • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 12:28 pm #

        This one has been long but I think folks like the unique excerpt concept. Gives a reason to visit the hosts blog. I think the fey to make it a meaty excerpt that is not too long. (Some notes for you.)

        Liked by 1 person

      • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 4:31 pm #

        That makes a lot of sense, John. Thanks for the tips.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. Jill Weatherholt September 29, 2020 at 8:34 am #

    Great excerpt, John. Thanks for hosting today, Vashti!

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 9:07 am #

      Hi, Jill! This is a fun excerpt. It’s my pleasure to host John. Thank you for stopping by and showing your support. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 9:44 am #

      Thank you for the visit, Jill 😊

      Liked by 2 people

  8. coldhandboyack September 29, 2020 at 8:54 am #

    Wow, John. I think these two need to get a room at the Bellagio.

    Liked by 2 people

  9. harmonykentonline September 29, 2020 at 9:05 am #

    Another great tour stop, John. Wishing you all the best with everything. 🙂

    Vashti, lovely to visit with you today 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 9:10 am #

      It’s lovely seeing you here, Harmony. Thank you for stopping by and showing John your support. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 9:46 am #

      Thank you, Harmony. It is terrific to see you here. 😁

      Liked by 3 people

  10. Jan Sikes September 29, 2020 at 9:18 am #

    I love how John had the characters performing perfectly normal human things like having a cup of coffee. This story is a great entertaining read. And, it gives you pause. What if? Thanks for hosting today, Vashti!

    Liked by 4 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 10:07 am #

      I suppose I have created my version of eternal life, Jan. Not sure there is a lot of evidence of it but it sure would be fun. 😊

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 11:25 am #

      Jan, I had the same thought. That’s a unique perpective on “dead” people. I love it. I’m thrilled to have John on my blog. Thanks for the visit and awesome comment. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

  11. Marcia September 29, 2020 at 11:38 am #

    Beautifully done post, Vashti, and great to see John here, getting the word out about this very original and entertaining book! Well done, you two. Sharing! 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  12. robbiesinspiration September 29, 2020 at 11:42 am #

    Hi Vashti, nice to see John here with another interesting extract.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 11:57 am #

      Hi, Robbie! I’m happy to feature John and his new release. It’s been fun reading the excerpts. Thank you for stopping by and showing your support. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 2:39 pm #

      Thank you, Robbie. Great to see you here as well. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Linda Mims September 29, 2020 at 12:05 pm #

    The excerpt was fun, John. I have the book and I’m curious to discover what lead them to where they are now. Thanks for hosting, Vashti!

    Liked by 3 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 2:41 pm #

      Yes, it is an interesting trip. Linda. Thank you for getting the book and I hope to hear what you thought of it. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 3:06 pm #

      Intriguing isn’t it? Thanks for stopping by, Linda. I’m always happy to see you. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

      • Linda Mims September 29, 2020 at 8:32 pm #

        Always happy to see what’s going on at your place, Vashti!

        Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 8:53 pm #

      Awww. Thank you, Linda. ❤

      Like

  14. D.L. Finn, Author September 29, 2020 at 12:36 pm #

    So happy to sse John’s book making the rounds! It’s my now my favorite book of his:)

    Liked by 3 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 2:42 pm #

      Thank you, Denise. This makes me happy since it shows I’m growing in my work. Thanks for sharing. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 3:07 pm #

      That’s great to know, Denise. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by and showing your support. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  15. karenringalls September 29, 2020 at 2:00 pm #

    This was a great excerpt from John’s book, which I have read. I must write a review for it along with some other books. John is a gifted writer who deserves all the recognition and accolades available. Thank you for hosting him, Vashti.

    Liked by 3 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 2:44 pm #

      What a lovely thing to say, Karen. You are very special. I’m dying to know what you think about the book (no pressure or anything) 😁

      Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 3:09 pm #

      I completely agree, Karen. It’s a pleasure featuring him and his book here. Thanks for the visit and fabulous comment. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  16. GP Cox September 29, 2020 at 2:21 pm #

    John, (no joke this time) you’re doing a great job out on the book tour road! I thank each and every one of your friends who are helping you along.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 4:01 pm #

      It has been a fabulous tour. It’s been a pleasure having John on my blog today. Thank you very much for stopping by. Great comment too. 😀

      Liked by 2 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 4:17 pm #

      Thank you, GP. Your steadfast visitation schedule is welcome support too.

      Liked by 2 people

  17. Soooz September 29, 2020 at 3:20 pm #

    I’m still grinning at that wonderful dialogue exchange between Sam and James! Their chemistry is very apparent. Bravo again, John! Thanks so much for hosting John today, Vashti. 😊

    Liked by 3 people

    • Vashti Q September 29, 2020 at 4:04 pm #

      Hello, Suzanne! It’s lovely to see you. I enjoyed Sam and James flirtatious dialogue too. It’s been a pleasure hosting John. Thanks for your visit and comment, my friend! 😀

      Liked by 2 people

    • John W. Howell September 29, 2020 at 4:18 pm #

      Thank you, Soooz. It is terrific to see you here. 😁

      Liked by 2 people

      • Soooz September 29, 2020 at 4:27 pm #

        This was such a fun excerpt, John. 😁

        Liked by 2 people

  18. Miriam Hurdle September 29, 2020 at 10:55 pm #

    I enjoyed reading this excerpt, John. I’m getting to know James and Sam through this tour. Thank you for hosting, Vashti. John is visiting me tomorrow. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  19. yvettemcalleiro September 30, 2020 at 7:52 am #

    I’ve got the book on my kindle. I look forward to reading it. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  20. Teagan R. Geneviene September 30, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

    Great to see John here, Vashti. Hugs to you both.

    Liked by 2 people

  21. dgkaye September 30, 2020 at 10:59 pm #

    Great to see your lovely post for John’s new book which seems to be busy around the circuit. Fantastic! And congrats again to John. Hugs ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 1, 2020 at 3:08 pm #

      Thank you, Debby! Yes! John’s got this touring thing down. I’m taking notes. I’m happy you enjoyed the post. ❤

      Liked by 2 people

  22. markbierman October 1, 2020 at 2:17 pm #

    You’ve hooked me, John. Thanks for sharing, Vashti.

    Liked by 2 people

  23. D. Wallace Peach October 1, 2020 at 6:09 pm #

    Congrats to John on another successful stop on his tour. You’re a lovely hostess, Vashtil. Happy Friday to you both.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 1, 2020 at 7:07 pm #

      What a sweet thing to say. ❤ Thank you, Diana. Happy Friday to you too!

      Liked by 1 person

  24. Baydreamer October 1, 2020 at 8:29 pm #

    Lovely to see John here, Vashti, and it’s so nice to meet you. I hosted John last month and it was fun to take part in celebrating Eternal Road which is a fantastic read!
    ~Lauren

    Liked by 1 person

    • Vashti Q October 5, 2020 at 5:32 pm #

      It’s nice to meet you too, Lauren. It’s been a pleasure having John on my blog. I’m a fan of his work. 😀

      Liked by 1 person

  25. Book Club Mom October 10, 2020 at 7:59 pm #

    Great to see John here, Vashti!

    Liked by 1 person

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