Friday, September 25, 2020
Yes, you are in the right place. Welcome to my sanctuary. I’m here, off my usual Wednesday and Saturday schedule, because today I have a guest. Author, blogger, and fount of moral support, John W. Howell is here with his latest novel. I’m handing the reigns over to John and he’s going to tell you all about his book.
Take it away John!
New Book Launch – Eternal Road – The final stop.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Teagan, and thank you for helping me launch this book. I know you have a lot going with your books and serials and I am grateful you could help launch this book. 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
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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.
Sam slides her palm free. “So, let’s go find something to keep warm, and then we can come back to our jail.”
James feels taken with the anticipation of becoming one with Sam. “Why do we need to get warm? Since we’re dead, isn’t it natural that we shouldn’t need any of the Earthly comforts?”
Sam nods. “True enough—we wouldn’t feel cold, but what would people say about sleeping in this hovel and not needing blankets? Right now, we have on the lightest of clothing, and someone will wonder how we do it. Especially if the temperature does drop.”
James glances downward and then at Sam. “I suppose we need to act as normally as possible. And, now that you mention it, I feel as if I’m getting a chill.”
Sam gives James a punch in the arm, and he winces in pain. She cringes. “I’m sorry. I forgot about your poor shoulder.”
James rubs where it throbs. “Which begs the question—why the hell does my shoulder feel sore?”
Sam shakes her head. “I don’t have all the answers. Maybe physical trauma is something we need to be careful about. The pain could be a warning not to become too confident in our deadness.”
James laughs. “Deadness. You have a great way with words. Let’s go and find some blankets. You think these long rifles will be okay here?”
“I would tote them. It seems like everyone carries their guns around. Doesn’t seem like you’re ready for a fight without one.”
“Okay, but you need to tote one as well.”
“Sure, fine. Let’s go.”
The two pick up their long rifles, and James grabs the pouch. They go through the door and tell the jailer, who sits at a table, that they will be right back. He looks up and grunts his understanding. Then he surprises them with a question, “You two get the text?”
James feels stunned. “T-text?” James’s question hangs in the air like garlic fumes.
“Yeah, text. You think you can just ignore the man when he’s trying to reach you?”
James stands with his mouth open. Finally, he speaks, “Who are you?”
“Not important. My boss wants to have a parlay with you, and you would do well to listen to what he has to say.”
“B-but your boss. Uh … unless I’m mistaken, and if so, please excuse me, is the friggin’ Devil.”
The giant smiles. “You’re not wrong, my young man. His Highness is proud to be labeled as such. Of course, he does prefer the name Lucifer.”
Sam steps forward. “You know we’re on a trip to the eternal place, don’t you?”
The giant steeples his fingers. “Listen, sweetie; the whole underworld knows you two are on your precious trek. It’s like we get an update-broadcast throughout the halls of hell on exactly what you’re doing. I enjoyed that little eternal love session, by the way.”
James clenches his fists. “Now, you watch what you say, hell-boy.”
The giant lays his hands flat. “Or what, angel face? You gonna sock me in the jaw?”
“Hold on, James. I think we should find out what Lucifer wants. Do you know, uh, Mister …?”
The giant leans back in his chair. “Attila. Yes, that Attila, and I don’t care to get any more shit from this pipsqueak.”
“Who you calling a pipsqueak, Mr. Steroid rage?”
Sam holds up her hands. “All right, boys. We’ve had enough testosterone-speak for one day. Do I call you Mr. Hun, or what?”
“Attila will be just fine.”
Sam folds her arms. “What does Lucifer want with us?”
“As I told you, he wants to talk. He has a proposition for you, and I think you ought to listen.”
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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