Saturday, October 10, 2015

Virtual Book Tour: Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon #GayFiction #Giveaway

Purpose by Andrew Q. Gordon

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 façade 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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Excerpt #4

Lost in his thoughts, Gar wasn’t expecting Ryan to suddenly stop walking. Unprepared, he yanked the younger man forward, barely noticing the resistance.
“Stop, you’re hurting me.”
Hearing the pain in his voice, Gar released Ryan’s arm like it had burned him. “Sorry, but we need to keep moving.”
“Not until you tell me what happened back there.”
Defiant, his voice demanding information like it was his right, Ryan faced Gar, bag still clutched in his hand. Gar blinked twice, then turned away.
“Suit yourself.” Much as the kid intrigued him, he wouldn’t change his plans. Probably better this way. Something about Ryan felt different, and Gar didn’t like mysteries.
He made it two steps before he heard Ryan come closer.
“That’s it?”
Gar stared at the young man he barely knew. He heard anger in Ryan’s voice, but there was something more. Something that impelled Ryan to chase him. The slight tremble of the lip, the nervous eye movement, the tense body language. Ryan was afraid.
“Yes. I won’t drag you where you don’t want to go.” He watched Ryan’s reaction for verification.
“Wait!” The desperation in his voice confirmed Gar’s assessment.
Having made no attempt to leave, the plea was without effect. “I wasn’t leaving you.”
“Oh.” His eyes still darted about, but he seemed a bit less tense to Gar. “So what happened back there?”
Gar shook his head. “Not here.” Definitely not here. Even though his need had been great, he’d been careless. Too many people had seen him. People who would ask questions and demand answers.
He motioned with his head. “C’mon.”
“Where are we going?” Despite his visible concern, Ryan started moving in the direction Gar indicated.
“I’m going home. We can stop along the way if you like.”
“Where are you staying, Ryan?” He already knew the answer.
“I don’t know yet.”
Of course he didn’t. Until thirty minutes ago, Ryan didn’t have any idea what he was going to do next. What confused Gar was what he was about to do.
“You can stay with me if you like. I can sleep on the couch.”
Ryan stopped walking for a moment. “Ex… ex… excuse me?”
Gar turned around, pausing to stare at his companion. The eyes were called the window to the soul, but to him, they were a mask that had a thousand different faces. Gar still saw fear in Ryan’s eyes, only not as desperate. Now he could see doubt, indecision, and a hint of gratitude.

“If you have no place to stay, you’re welcome to stay with me. You can have my bed. I don’t sleep very much.”

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.


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Unknown said...

Thanks for having me by today. I appreciate it!

Serena S. said...

I like Leader Murders series by Liv Olteano. Thanks for the chance!

Unknown said...

Thanks for stopping by and for the suggestion, Serena