G. Andy Mather


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So what’s the book about?
In a word, passion. Not just romantic love, but the hard kind of love, like where you have to sacrifice something you hold dear - even your ideals - for the benefit of others. To truly love someone with your whole heart is the greatest risk you can take in life. It leaves you totally vulnerable to every powerful emotion from utter joy to bitter betrayal to ruthless grief. And the deeper the love, the greater the price can be.
The book shows the love between a man and wife, and a parent and child, but the main focus is on the teens. Is that an important theme to you?
I've been very lucky in my life to be loved by my parents, my son, and my wonderful wife, Caylynn. Teen love, though... that's a very special thing. It’s different from adult romance, but in no way inferior. That’s why I hate the term “puppy love” – it’s so condescending. I’m not young anymore, but I have vivid and powerful memories of being in love for the first time, and I know how that joy and agony changed my life for the better.
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House on Fire
Price: Free! Words: 120,270. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Cory and Jessie were only twelve, but it was love at first sight. They vowed to marry when they grew up. It was a perfect plan, except his parents adopted her! Now 15, Cory clings to that dream, but his passion for her is dangerous. Incest in another family has the town on edge, and a friend has guessed Cory's secret. If it gets out it could destroy the family. But Dad has a few secrets, too.

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  • Lies That Bind: Kaedyn's Story on May 12, 2015

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters are compelling and the plot is well-paced. I actually read it months ago and found myself thinking about it. That the sign of a good book for me.
  • Romance is for Other People on May 28, 2015

    I really enjoyed this book. It really captures the uncertainty, and emotional turmoil of being a teen. I especially like how it presents the difference between having romantic feelings for someone (being in love) versus accepting another for who they are and treating them in a loving way. The editing is uneven - I hope he comes out with a second edition with additional proofreading.