Eternal Road.  By John Howell

Have you ever wondered, ever pondered, what happens next? After death.  Is there another step, another place where who we are has meaning?  What would it be like if . . .

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.

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 that 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 several 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.


Before I had read this book, I can honestly say I was skeptical.  I was wrong!  I was intrigued from the very first page and it was one Hell of a ride!


Excerpt from Eternal Road


By the car, Sam leans down to check on James. She opens the door. “You OK?”


James look up. “Oh, yes, I was just looking at my cell phone.”




James shrugs. “It pinged, so I thought a text had come in.”


Sam snickers. “You know that’s impossible. We’re not of this world, so how could you receive a text?”


James holds the phone out to her. “OK, smart one, take a look.”


Sam leans over and then takes the phone from James’s hand. Sure enough, a text notification shows an unknown sender.


James urges, “Go ahead and open it.”


Sam places the device back in James’s hand. “It’s your phone. You open it.”


James rolls his eyes but studies the message. “Want me to read it aloud?”


“Sure, if that makes you feel better.”


“It’s time we formally met. I have much to discuss with you. Text 666 with a time and place.”


Sam put her hand to her mouth.” 666? Is he crazy? That’s the sign of the devil! Lucifer just messaged you!”


James drops the phone on the seat. ”Oh, man, this gives me the creeps.”


“The creeps? I’ve never heard of the Devil sending texts to potential converts!”


James eyes open wide. ”Do you think he sees us as converts?”


“I’m not sure about me, but since he has your number…”




You are going to love 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

Paper universal link

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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John’s Books


His Revenge

Our Justice

Circumstances of Childhood

The Contract: between heaven and earth



79 thoughts on “Eternal Road.  By John Howell

  1. Pingback: Today I’m with Pamela Read at Butterfly Sand | Fiction Favorites

    1. John W. Howell

      I loved the statement in your ‘about’ page “It is not a Christian blog. It is a writing blog made by a Christian.” I think the same can be said about Eternal Road – The final stop. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      1. Mark Lanesbury

        My pleasure John and I can ‘feel’ the story will be welcomed for its originality in covering so many themes. Adventure, supernatural, time travel, historical and even a love match. And most of all, they are all well put together. Best of luck with it! 😀

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    1. quiall Post author

      Of course I remember you! You are my glimpse into the big beautiful world. I am sorry I haven’t commented much lately. Oh and the book is a fun read and it does makes wonder . . . what if. Ok I just checked and you are not coming through to my emails! This has happened before. I’ll see if I can fix it. I hope you are well.

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      1. Trablogger

        “You are my glimpse into the big beautiful world.” That is a big one. Thanks a lot Pamela. And I’m sure the book is fun to read. Yes, I am doing good. How are you doing these days?

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  2. Baydreamer

    Oh, I read this part and it gave me goosebumps! Great excerpt, John, and thanks to Pamela for hosting you. I’m totally engrossed in the tale of James and Sam and really wish I didn’t have to work today so I could just cozy up and read! 🙂

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