Thursday, October 15, 2015

Blog Tour: Purpose by Andrew Q Gordon #Excerpt #Giveaway

Title: Purpose
Author: Andrew Q Gordon
Publisher: DSP Publications
Release Date: 6 October
Edition: Second (Re-written, re-edited, new cover)
Genre: Paranormal, Gay Fiction


2nd Edition

Forty years ago the Spirit of Vengeance—a Purpose—took William Morgan as its host, demanding he avenge the innocent by killing the guilty. Since then Will has retreated behind Gar, a fa├žade he uses to avoid dealing with what he’s become. Cold, impassive, and devoid of emotion, Gar goes about his life alone—until his tidy, orderly world is upended when he meets Ryan, a broken young man cast out by his family. Spurred to action for reasons he can't understand, Gar saves Ryan from death and finds himself confronted by his humanity.

Spending time with Ryan helps Will claw out from under Gar’s shadow. He recognizes Ryan is the key to his reclaiming his humanity and facing his past. As Will struggles to control the Purpose, Ryan challenges him to rethink everything he knew about himself and the spirit that possesses him. In the process, he pushes Will to do something he hasn't done in decades: care.

1st Edition published by Dreamspinner Press, June 2013.

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“Good morning, Detective Griffin.”
“Who is this?” Annoyance? No, more like uncertainty.
“My name is not important, but I have information about the four who got beat up in Dupont last night.” That would get his attention.
“How’d you get this number?”
Hooked him. Gar smiled. The man wouldn’t hang up now.
“From your coworker’s cubicle. It’s on his wall.” He let the silence linger. “I left a moment ago, just as you and your partner entered. I was standing inside the hallway by the door. You didn’t see me because I didn’t want you to.”
“Look, I don’t have time for games….”
“As you entered the building you said, and I quote, ‘Chief is already up my ass about proving this wasn’t a rogue cop. And she’s pissed that the details of the Clay Terrace incident got out. Like I have anything to do with that case.’ Do I have your attention yet?”
Following the sidewalk up the hill, Gar let the silence linger. Griffin’s ragged breathing warned Gar he was communicating with someone inside. “Who are you?”
“How many times will you ask that before you realize I’m not going to tell you?”
Gar crossed the side street, walking west when he reached Pennsylvania Avenue. Rapid footsteps filled the silence of the phone. “I’ve left, Detective. Rushing out of the building will do you no good.”
A door opened, followed by running. Gar smiled. Would the man turn the right way? There were so many options.
“What’s your game?” The voice was rushed, out of breath.
“This is no game.” He stopped at the corner, still invisible to everyone. Griffin was staring right at him from the entrance to the parking lot. “You’re on the sidewalk looking for me. I’m in plain view, but you will not see me unless I want you to. Right now, I do not. So you can listen to me, or I’ll end this call and we won’t speak again.”
“Fine, I’m listening.”
Doubling back, Gar moved closer to where Griffin stood searching the area for his caller.
“Go back inside. You might want to write this down.” A car drove past, blocking his view. When it was gone, Griffin was heading inside. “I beat those four when they asked an innocent if he knew what time it was. We both understand what that means. They were guilty. I merely rescued the boy.”
“If that’s true, come forward and we won’t prosecute.” Griffin disappeared behind the wall.
Time to go home.
“There is no danger of me being prosecuted. You have no idea who I am or what I look like. You’ve got three different descriptions. Not a strong case, is it?”
“Why are you telling me this?”
“Detective….” Gar heard the sound of a car door closing on the other end. “I see you decided to get in your vehicle. This call is at an end. Next time, if you want my help, you’d do well to listen to my directions.”
“Wait! I’ll get out.” The door slammed shut. “Don’t hang up. Hello?”
“I’m here.”
“I’m going to my desk. Just don’t hang up.” The buzz of the keypad confirmed his statement. “So what did you want to tell me?”
“No doubt you found a gun in the alley. It belongs to the one who hit his head against the wall. I’m sure you will find his prints on it. I only punish the guilty.”
More silence. “Why are you telling me this?”
“We should meet. I’ll be in touch.” He disconnected the call and hailed a cab. He was too distracted to do this right now. Better to think it through.

Author Bio

Andrew Q. Gordon wrote his first story back when yellow legal pads, ball point pens were common and a Smith Corona correctable typewriter was considered high tech. Adapting to the times, he now writes with a shiny new MacBook that he sets on the same desk as his manual typewriter and vintage adding machine.

Long a fan of super heroes, wizards and sports, Andrew’s works include high fantasy, paranormal spirits, magic as well as contemporary fiction. He is still trying to find the perfect story that will include all his favorites under one cover.

He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his husband, their young daughter and dog.  In addition to dodging some very self-important D.C. ‘insiders’, Andrew uses his commute to catch up on his reading. When not working or writing, he enjoys soccer, high fantasy, baseball and occasionally sleeping.



Tour Schedule

6 Oct - Elin Gregory (

6 Oct - Jessie G Books (

7 Oct - Divine Magazine (

8 Oct - Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words (

9 Oct - Hearts on Fire Reviews (

9 Oct - MM Good Book Reviews (

10 Oct - Author Susan Mac Nicol (

10 Oct - Wake Up Your Wild Side (

11 Oct - The Purple Rose Tea House (

12 Oct - Love Bytes Reviews (

12 Oct - Queer SciFi (

13 Oct - World of Diversity Fiction (

15 Oct - Diverse Reader (

16 Oct - Loving Without Limits (

17 Oct - Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents (

18 Oct - BFD Book Blog (

18 Oct - Wicked Faeries Tales and Reviews (

20 Oct - Drops of Ink (


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First Prize: $25 Giftcard to Dreamspinner Press
Second Prize: Autographed Paperback copy of Purpose

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  1. Hmmm, I don't read many paranormal reads, still trying to find my way around the genre. I did recently enjoy Cronin's Key and A Silence Kept in the recent past though :)

  2. Thanks Helena I've been meaning to read Cronin's series. Another endorsement doesn't hurt ;)

  3. Favorite paranormal book..that's tough. I read a lot of different types of paranormal. I really enjoy the Tameness of the Wolf series by Kendall McKenna. I also recently started Angel Martinez's series The Brandywine Investigations and have been enjoying them as well.

    1. Thanks, Jen. I've not read anything by Kendall, but Angel is awesome.

  4. I have just started the series Thirds by Charlie Cochet. So far this is a good one.