New Book Launch Eternal Road -The final stop by John W. Howell

Today, I am delighted to welcome author, John W. Howell, to Roberta Writes with his amazing new book. Take it away, John.

Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Robbie, and for helping me launch Eternal Road – The final stop. With all yu have to do with kids and your accounting practice, blogging, and writing terrific books, I’m happy you could take the time to host on the book tour. 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 KindleThe Kindle edition is introductory priced at 99¢ until October 15th

Here are the universal links

Kindle Universal link

Paper 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

The sun burns James’s face, and his back hurts from spending too much time lying on it. He tries to move his arm, but a body weighs it down. The realization stuns him into wakefulness. Sam sleeps on his arm. James rolls toward her and touches her face, which radiates warmth. He thanks God that she is still Sam and then looks her over. She lies totally naked from head to foot, and the sight makes him blush. She stirs in a deep sleep. He lays back and, for the first time, notices that he’s not wearing anything either. Something must have happened when they fell into whatever it was that brought them here. Perturbed, James looks around as much as he can without disturbing Sam. Desert surrounds them, with not much else but cacti and a couple of low hills.

“Uhhh, James.”

“Yes, I’m here.”

Sam covers her eyes with her arm. “Where are we?”

“In a desert.”

Sam squints. “How did that happen?”

“I’m not sure, but I have a bit of bad news.”

“Only a bit? That’s not such a problem.”

“We have no clothes.”

Sam sits up quickly and covers her breasts with her arms. “No clothes? Did you look at me while I slept?”

“Only a little.”

“How little?”

“Well, your breasts are beautiful.”


“Okay, so I stared.”

“You just laid there leering at me while I was defenseless.”

“No, I—wait a minute. I’m naked too. I didn’t leer either. I wanted to make sure you were okay.”

Sam stares at him. “Stand up.”

James frowns. “Why?”

“So I can leer at you, and then we’ll be equal.”

James sighs and stands, in full view of his companion. “Will that do it?”

She takes her time looking him up and down. “Yes.”

The corners of her mouth lift in the beginnings of a smile. She orders him to turn around, and he sighs again but complies. “You can sit down again.”


“Yes. You have a lovely body.” Sam chuckles. “I can’t help but think of Adam and Eve right now.”

“I worried sick about you. Do you feel okay?”

“Yes. Come closer and hold me for a minute. That was quite a ride.”

James sits beside her and wraps his arm around her shoulders. Gently, he pulls her toward him. Then he raises his hand to her hair and strokes. “What happened to us?”

“I would say old Lucifer summoned us. Probably, we’re on the outskirts of Las Vegas.”

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.

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91 thoughts on “New Book Launch Eternal Road -The final stop by John W. Howell

  1. Yet another wild twist about to occur in this imaginative and totally original story of yours, John! Oh, that Lucifer! He’s such a scamp!! 😀 Great to see John here today, Robbie! And still sending my best wishes for … *scratches head, thinking up a new amount* … OOODLES of sales! There. How’s that? 😀

    Seriously, best of luck with this one, and great post, you two. 🙂

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  2. James and Sam go through so many experiences in this book, but being summoned by Lucifer–ACK!
    Great excerpt, John. I thoroughly enjoyed Eternal Road, and am thrilled to see it getting so much attention around the blogosphere.

    Nice to see you here at Robbie’s place today!

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  3. Hi Robbie, I enjoy reading the blurbs and snippets. I look forward to reading “Eternal Road” waiting patiently on my Kindle.🙂 (an aside: I have been following your blog, yet WP asked me to follow again? Likely a quirky WP thing, or a quirky Erica thing🙂)

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    1. On-line book tours have become very popular, especially now that there haven’t been many live promotional opportunities. John’s was a big one, I don’t think I could manage one quite like it. Seven to ten days is my limit.


      1. I would think that the authors who rely predominantly on live book tours, can learn a lot from authors who have been perfecting them for awhile now.
        We have an author in our family – Joy Fielding. Have you ever heard of her? I’ve read most of her books. Still, I’m not a big reader. Let’s say I’m a solid small reader.
        I really adore Shehanne Moore’s novels. When I do read, it tends to be a book by a blog pal.
        However, I did read “Red Notice” by Bill Browder last year. Fantastic!!!

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