Self-Published Saturday/Eternal Road: The Final Stop

Welcome to another Self-Published Saturday! Self-Published Saturday (SPS) is my effort to help self-published/indie authors with the huge task of promoting their books. Self-Published/Indie authors have to do it all, from editing to cover design to marketing, so I hope this series helps them a little with the marketing side of things. Today we are featuring Eternal Road by John W. Howell. This is a magical, end-of-life, time-traveling journey that will keep you intrigued.


Wow, what a unique twist on a life after death book!  James picks up a hitchhiker on a lonely road, only to find out that the hitchhiker is his childhood friend, Sam, who disappeared and was murdered at the age of 7.  Then he is shocked to discover he is dead too, having fallen asleep while driving.  Together James and Sam go on a time-traveling journey on the eternal road, searching for his forever home. 

The friends’ trips through time include the Gunfight at the OK Corral, the Alamo, and the Battle of Normandy. Through it all, the reader meets famous historical figures and gets a lesson about each event.  They also visit the future and the present, and James is pursued by Satan himself as he makes decisions about his final home.

This is quite a genre mashup, as we see elements of historical fiction, the paranormal, spirituality, and even crime/thriller. 

My only criticism is that the novel is written in the present tense, which I thought made the reading of it a bit less comfortable.  However, that being said, I truly enjoyed this book.  This is a fascinating and imaginative multi-genre novel that will literally take you on a ride you won’t forget.

I downloaded a copy of this book on Kindle Unlimited, where subscribers can read it for free.


John W. Howell

John began his writing as a full-time occupation after an extensive business career. His specialty is thriller fiction novels, but John also writes poetry and short stories. His first book, My GRL, introduces the exciting adventures of the book’s central character, John J. Cannon. The second Cannon novel, His Revenge, continues the tension. The final book in the trilogy, Our Justice, launched in September 2016 concludes the thriller series. John’s fourth book Circumstances of Childhood, launched in October of 2017 tells a different thriller story of riches to rags, football, Wall Street, brotherly love, redemption, and inspiration with a touch of paranormal to keep you riveted. The fifth book is a collaboration with the ​award-winning author, Gwen Plano titled The Contract. Heavenly bodies become concerned about the stability of the Earth and send two of their own to risk eternal salvation in order to save the planet. The Contract achieved number one status in its genre. John’s latest book is titled Eternal Road – The final stop and launched in September 2020. In search of their eternal home, Sam and James discover a threat to human existance. They also encounter the prince of darkness. The question is; can they save humankind and their eternal souls. All books are available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle editions.

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




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