The Last Drive – #NewRelease from John W. Howell! @howellwave

I am thrilled to host my friend and colleague from Story Empire today, Mr. John W. Howell! He has a new book to share. I’m going to give him the floor. Take it away, John!

I am so pleased to be with you today, Jan I want to thank you for helping spread the word about The Last Drive. Golly Jan, you have had a heck of a year in 2022. Your successful launch of two books was an amazing accomplishment. I am launching this book after about a two-year period since the last. I have revised my writing goals so that it takes me a little longer to finish a manuscript. I had not expected to do a sequel to Eternal Road, but one day there I was, faced with that blank screen. It felt natural to start on a book that would, in some ways, put the finishing touches on the story that was already published. So here we are.

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 Eddy from completing their journey takes 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. “The last time they got in touch, they were playing in a football game.”

“A football game? Which one?”

“The AFL and NFL championship match-up that became known later as Super Bowl One.”

James’s mouth falls open. “You’re kidding, right?”

“No. That was the last time they were on the radar, so to speak.”

You-know-who could have done something with them.”

“You can say Lucifer.”

James glances around. “The last time I had anything to do with that creep, he told me to mention his name, and he would be right there.”

Sam puts her hand on James’s arm. “I know, but you’re in your Eternal Home. He can’t touch you here.”

“So, you think Lucifer is behind this so-called-missing scenario?”

Sam nods. “I sure do, but the only way to check it out is to go to that game and figure out what happened.”

“Super Bowl One. Holy cow. I read about that game. I never thought I would see it, though.”

“From what I know, Ryan Sanders was playing quarterback, and Eddie was the center.”

“Which team?”

Book Trailer

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.



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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91 thoughts on “The Last Drive – #NewRelease from John W. Howell! @howellwave

  1. It would have been to to have been at that game, even if you know who was there. So happy you did this sequel 🙂

    Thanks for hosting, Jan!

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    1. Oh, I think you are going to love Eternal Road, Yvette. And I do recommend reading it before the Last Drive. John gives a lot to ponder in these two books. Thank you for visiting and helping support John today!

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  2. My congratulations to John on his new book. Wow, I am impressed by the story idea. This sounds really amazing. I am not a novella reader at all. But this blurb got me glued. And I want to find out more!

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  3. I just realized I’m RICH! I have so many great books awaiting me on my Kindle, and this is one of them. I’m working on a PLAN, wherein I have some built-in reading time every day, and TLD will be one of the very first books I pull up, John. I’m especially eager to read more after the teaser above.

    Jan, thanks for featuring John and The Last Drive today, and John, here’s to at least a bazillion sales in the weeks ahead! Super post! 😊

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    1. I just know you are going to enjoy this book, Marcia! Kudos to you for coming up with a plan. 🙂 I need a plan. My Kindle is close to imploding. Thank you for stopping by to lend your support to John today. Much appreciated!

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  4. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Jan. I appreciate you helping with the launch of The Last Drive. I also want to thank you for the beautiful review you gave the book. When a super author like yourself enjoys a story, it is the highest compliment possible. I know your time is at a premium, and I am grateful for the support you have given. 😁

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