Book Promotion

Guest Post – The Last Drive by John W. Howell #newbook

I am so pleased to be with you today, Marie. I want to thank you for helping spread the word about The Last Drive. This book is about eternity and those finding their chosen way to spend the afterlife. It is not intended to be religious but does take on a spiritual tone as the conflict between souls who qualify for a great afterlife and Lucifer takes place. As you can imagine, Lucifer is not too happy that he lost his position as one of the archangels. Like most grumpy folks, Lucifer doesn’t want anyone to be happy when he isn’t happy. He has a habit of taking out his unhappiness by trying to get the pure and innocent to make big mistakes and thus fall under his control.

Here is the blurb, and then we can get to a short excerpt from the book.

The Blurb

In the sequel to Eternal Road – The final stop, Sam and James are reunited to look for two souls, Ryan and Eddie. Ryan was killed in Afghanistan, trying to avoid a schoolyard with his crippled plane. Eddie Rickenbacker, Ryan’s hero, is to guide Ryan to his Eternal Home, and now both are missing.

The higher-ups believe that there has been some interference in Ryan and Eddie’s journey by Lucifer, so Sam and James have the task of finding Ryan and Eddie to get them back on the road despite the evil interference. Unfortunately, the machinations designed to prevent Ryan and Eddie from completing their journey take the pair to horrifying testing grounds. The places visited represent the best work of the Devil. They are the trenches of World War I in France, gladiators at the Roman Coliseum, the sinking Titanic in 1912, Hiroshima 45 minutes before the bomb, and the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1943.

This book is for you if you like plenty of action, strong characters, time travel, and a touch of spiritual and historical fiction. So, join Sam and James as they try to find the missing souls while staying one step ahead of the Prince of Darkness, who is determined to destroy all that is good.

An Excerpt

Sam frowns. “What do you mean ‘sign?’”

“A figure of speech. You know like when you join a club or team.”

“Yeah, I never did that. I died at age seven, remember.”

James lowers his voice. “Of course. Can we use the Oldsmobile?”

“I don’t see why not. Seems like the perfect vehicle.”

“Follow me.” A little ahead of Sam, James leads them out of the trees, and Sam spots a barn in the meadow.

“Is the Olds in there?” She quickens her pace and catches up with James.

“Yup. It’s been there since we used her last. For whatever reason—I know this, but for the life of me, I don’t know why—I haven’t thought of the Olds since then. Hey, how long ago was our search for my Eternal Home?”

Sam pulls at her ear. “I don’t know. See, keeping track of time’s unnecessary here.”

“Well, it’s not important.” At the doorway, James smiles and grabs one of the handles on the enormous sliding entryway. He gives it a pull, and the door moves effortlessly. “Wow, it’s dark in there. Let me open the other door so we can see what condition the Olds is in.”

Sam laughs. “I expect it’s perfect. This is your Eternal Place, after all. Things go the way you want them to go here.”

“I forgot. You’re the expert on all things Eternal.” James throws the door open and turns to look inside. As Sam said, the Oldsmobile appears as though it just drove off the assembly line. “Look at that.”

Sam follows James into the barn and runs her hand along the gleaming fender. “I would say she’s ready to go. I hope you didn’t lose the keys.”

“The keys are in her. Go around and get in.” James opens the door and climbs in behind the steering wheel. He gazes at the instrument panel and waits for Sam to close the passenger door. “So, where we off to?” James rubs his hands together.

A Link to the Trailer

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Buy Links

The Last Drive is available in paper and Kindle editions on Amazon. Here are the universal links. The Kindle edition is on sale for 99¢ through mid-February.

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Author 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 six other books that are on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

John lives in Lakeway, Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

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John, it was my great pleasure to have you as a guest on my blog and to spread the word about your new novel! I wish you the best in success!

66 thoughts on “Guest Post – The Last Drive by John W. Howell #newbook

  1. Nice to see the word spread about this fantastic book, Marie. I’m reading it now and really appreciate it. The story is so thought-provoking that it keeps me thinking and up past my bedtime. 🙂

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  2. It’s so nice to meet you, Marie, and for such a great reason–supporting John’s book launch. You and I have a lot of similarities though instead of cats, I have a dog, instead of yarn I have reading. Absolutely have a husband who is my best friend. I enjoyed your post.

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  3. Another great post and stop. I love the idea of everything being in good condition and being ready for us!
    Thanks for hosting, Marie 🙂

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  4. Beautiful presentation and post, Marie. You’ve helped make John’s tour really special. Congratulations, John. You’ve accomplished so much through your writing, and the Last Drive is a testimony to that fact. Bravo.

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