05/24/2013 In My Writing
May 24, 2013

Purpose To Be Release June 21, 2013

Seems like a lifetime ago I signed the contract to have Purpose published, but I finally have a date and a cover.

I’m still working out what I’m going to do regarding the release promotions, but I’m planning to try something a bit different.  In writing the book, I had some definite ideas about Will’s past. Things he did, events, milestones.  I don’t like flashbacks very much and to be honest they didn’t really fit anywhere as I was writing the book.  But they would still add depth and context to the story. So I’m going to be releasing some as part of the promotion and I’ll post them on my site as well as on various blog hops.  So check back and I’ll have a time table for guest posts and I’ll set up a page for the original short stories that are connected.



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.

Pre-order link: Purpose from Dreamspinner Press


  1. sidlove says:

    Reblogged this on Sid Love and commented:
    He is one of my coolest friends and one of the most awesome authors I personally know. So, no need to stare at me like I have gone cuckoo… I am just dancing (well, it is what I am trying to do) in my excitement coz Andrew Q. Gordon has a cool, new story to tell.
    “Purpose”, a Dreamspinner Press book, that releases next month!! (CANT WAIT!!) Go check out the awesome cover and blurb for the same!!

  2. Give A Rush says:

    Wow, Andy! This sounds exciting! I’d really love to read it. Much success to you, dear!

    • Thanks Rush, appreciate you stopping in. Hope you’re doing well and let us know next time your in our area. ‘lil q has gotten so big you won’t believe it – well you will, I can’t 😛

  3. This sounds like an awesome story, Andrew, and if Sid recommends it, it has to be a great one. I’ll be keeping any eye out for the release.

  4. lilyvelden says:

    Pre-ordered! June 21st can’t come soon enough!

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