Monthly Guest Post—Andrew Q. Gordon—The Power of Love (Bytes)

I suppose I ought to have weighted in on the last kurfuffle in the genre, but others said it better than I would have. I could try to sell you my latest book, but you already know it’s there. I could try to be witty and amusing, but seriously, have you met me? There isn’t enough alcohol in the world to make me funny and witty. So instead I’ll offer some thoughts on this the 4th anniversary of Love Bytes.

When Dani asked me to do a monthly column, I was gobsmacked. I mean, I was a no one in the genre (and still no one after all these years.) There were/are plenty of other voices people would rather hear from. I’ve tried a couple of times to ‘resign,’ not because I don’t love the gig, but I feel I’m taking up valuable space and offering little in return. Dani has refused my offer each time. That is how she rolls. She doesn’t only associate with the ‘big names,’ the blog is open to all.

Many authors – myself included – have used the space Dani provides to connect with people we’d have never met otherwise. She has shared with readers new authors and helped us find followings. She given us (me) a voice where we’d otherwise labor rightly to reach a fraction of the people she helps us touch.  I remember talking to her about how awesome it is she gives us/me this space and how important she is to all of us who come to the site. In typical fashion, she didn’t see the value of what she does. To her this is a tiny blog she runs for others. To us, it’s a meeting place in the pixelated universe of the internet where we can find our friends, both old and new. A way station along the way that she doesn’t charge people to use.

I’m pleased to be a tiny part of her Love Bytes family and wish her all the best as she begins her fifth year.




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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 with technology, he now takes his MacBook somewhere quiet when he wants to write.

Since devouring The Lord of the Rings as a preteen, he has been a fan of all things fantastical. His imagination has helped him create works of high fantasy, paranormal thrills and touch of the futuristic. He also writes the occasional contemporary story.

He currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area with his husband of twenty-two years. Together they are raising their pre-school age daughter and three dogs. Andrew tries to squeeze writing time in around his most important jobs, being husband and ‘Papa.’ Along with teaching how to kick a soccer ball or ride a scooter, he has become fluent in cartoon characters and children’s books. To find out more about Andrew, his writing and his family, follow him on his website or on Facebook.

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Twitter: @andrewqgordon



From DSP Publications:

The Last Grand Master: (Champion of the Gods–Book 1)

The Eye and the Arm: (Champion of the GodsBook 2) 

Kings of Lore and Legend: (Champion of the GodsBook 3)

Child of Night and Day (Champion of the Gods—Book: 4) 


From Dreamspinner Press:


Self published:

Ashes of Life

10 Responses

  1. Purple Reader
    Purple Reader at |

    Thanks for the post, and I agree with Dani, don’t resign 🙂 Such posts are a different and good way of connecting with readers, and I value what’s shared, and getting to know authors better. So I’ve a question – how do you decide what to put in an author guest post, versus a promotional post or what you might or could put elsewhere?

  2. Trix
    Trix at |

    So gratifying to see good people like you and Dani doing well!

  3. H.B.
    H.B. at |

    Thank you for the post. I think it’s great that Dani has these guest posts and she has authors taking the time out of their day to allow readers to get to know them. I think it’s very therapeutic and a great experience for all authors new and more experienced.

  4. Lisa
    Lisa at |

    Thanks for taking time out of your day to come share your thoughts with us.

  5. Tanja
    Tanja at |

    Thank you for the post, Andrew. It is great that you took the time to write this and to place Dani and Love Bytes in the lime light. They have done a wonderful job with all their reviews and posts. I have met several new authors, like you, through their blog. I wish them luck for the next couple of years.

    1. andrewqgordon
      andrewqgordon at |

      I agree, Love Bytes does a great job and not just for MM Romance authors, they give LGBTQ fiction authors a place to connect as well. Like you, I hope they are around for many anniversaries to come.

      Thanks for reading and for the comment.



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