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Micki Peluso Recommendation for Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins

Rosemary Adkins debut travel book, "The Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler", widely acclaimed by readers, shows much of who this "extraordinary" woman is and her effects upon colleagues whom she works with as both writer and friend. She has been a successful entrepreneur for many years with several of her own business enterprises; a woman who strives for and attains her goals.

Now as she launches her second book,"Reflections of Mamie", in June, 2013, readers and friends will experience the life of this remarkable survivor of an abusive childhood into adulthood, in a whole new and different light. It will become apparent that who Mamie was and what she endured has made her the woman she is today. A woman of strength, integrity, love and endurance — a survivor.

This memoir brings an understanding of the damage child abuse inflicts upon its victims while comforting and encouraging others who suffered similar abuse. It is a story that will stay with the reader long after the last page; a book that needs to be read by the abused, the abusers and the population at large. Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins wrote the memoir to face her own demons and help others do the same — and has succeeded.

Micki Peluso, writer,reviewer, journalist and author of . . .And the Whippoorwill Sang

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Micki Peluso Zephyr


Andrew Cooke

Handsome Spanish Crime Lord, Luis Estrada, is in the hospital with his Rosa, his wife of 18 years, while she delivers their baby daughter. The black-eyed, arrogant Pedro, member of the 42nd Street Gang, hangs out at Pool Harbor, while his grandmother, Raquel, takes the first available flight from Barcelona to welcome her new granddaughter, Zephyr. Luis and Rosa fled many years ago to Croy City in America where Luis rules his crime syndicate with a firm yet gentle hand.

Author Andrew Cooke writes exceptional descriptive prose, peppered with sometimes unusual, but always interesting metaphors. His writing style borders upon poetic, yet brutally graphic at times.

Pedro's best friend, Slim, installs the thought within the Estrada heir to the family business — that killing his sister might be necessary in three years so Pedro can take over his father's business . . . Just a thought, but it simmers like a hearty stew buried in Pedro's thoughts. Yet he is soon charmed by the sweet nature of baby Zephyr, whose name means," gods of winds." She is no ordinary child and her silvery white eyes can read the thoughts in others’ minds. She acts much older than an infant, seeming to be an old soul within a babe’s body. She may need her special, paranormal powers in defense of a brother who, while loving her, feels compelled to kill her.

Years pass as Luis continues to build his crime organization by merging the East and West coasts, and keeping both sides in an alliance based on financial ambition. He includes his Russian contacts, as ruthless as a criminal gang can be, run by Vladimir, a friend of Luis's father in Spain. He'd long since bonded with the Russian leader called," The Impaler", who had taken Luis and Rosa under his wing when they first came to America 20 years earlier. Luis became the son that Vladimir never had, and he later becomes privy to the "secret" that made Luis leave his home and family.

Zephyr learns to speak in the whispery tones of the winds for which she's named. She's a happy child, wise beyond her years. Only her grandma, Raquel, notes and worries about her powers. Her mother Rosa is visited by visions at night and sees Zephyr grown up and waiting for something along the beach. Pedro joins his sister as both are given a choice of three gifts from a strange being. Rosa sees their future and is terrified.

Zephyr is a riveting tale of love hammered away at by greed, and embellished with psychic and paranormal horror with an ending that depicts which strong force will win in the age-old battle of good versus evil. Author Andrew Cooke’s novel is replete with suspense as secrets and plots are layered and intertwined into a silken web of betrayal and deceit. This book is recommended for its in-depth view of the Crime Lords’ reign of terror, and the gentle, yet vengeful powers of one woman — Zephyr.

Reviewer: Micki Peluso, writer, journalist and author of . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang

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Micki Peluso Refelections on Christmas

The Christmas season is a time of reflection, at least for me. My family celebrates on Christmas Eve, a night arrayed with mountains of delectible food, piles of presents; the home nearly bulging from the onslaught of four married childfren, one single son, and ten grandchildren, a few relatives and friends. The evening is radiant, from both the holiday decorations and the expectation upon the faces of children who have waited so long for this most blessed of all nights.

The cousins, all close, both in age and love for each other disappear, the young ones to play and the older ones to catch up on with each other's lives. If a home could burst from love and happiness, this one surely would. This family is not a disjointed group, merging only on the most Holy of days--it is one unit, bonded by a love that keeps growing stronger. I like to think that might be what the Christmas spirit is all about. Love, potent, powerful love that makes the trials and losses of life bearable; meaningful as long as the the family remains intact.

Much like the trinity of God, Jesus and the Holy spirit, a family that is separate, yet one, nourishes itself by utilizing love for each other to bolster strength for the challenges of an ever-changing world. Alone, we tend to weaken, together we form a chain of support that withstands even the most brutal losses. Families like ours survive because we have each other.

As I reflect upon the virgin Mary bearing the Christ infant in an animal shed in Bethlehem, I recall my own first birth, bringing life into the world and helping create the first of a new generation. Mothers know, as do I, that it is as close to a God-like creation that any mortal can achieve. Nothing, no accomplishment on earth can ever compare to bringing the first wails of new life into the world.

I gaze upon my children, always missing the one long gone from a drunk driving death, and my grandchildren, who have been told stories of Noelle and her wonderful, albeit shortened life. I feel blessed and blissfully aware that this special night is meant to reinvent that night in Bethlehem that changed the course of the world, saving it from itself. The birth of the Christ-child is the personificaton of the meaning of our existence. Christmas is a celebration of life and love--not ordinary love, but unconditional love that surpasses all other.

One day, God willing, we will, as a world family, realize this and then there will be peace on earth, good will to all. May it come soon.

Merry Christmas and allow the love of this magical holiday to carry you throughout the coming year.


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Micki Peluso There's still time to order . . . And the Whippoorwill Sang, for the holidays, autographed with a personal message. Reduced to $10.00 including shipping. Give a gift that will amuse, captivate and remain in the minds of al who read it. contact Micki Peluso mallie1025@aol.com

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Micki Peluso For those special someones, give a gift they will treasure long after reading it--a funny, poignant family story of love, loss and survival. You'll be glad you did. The story is as magical as Christmas itself.

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Micki Peluso Thanks Deirdre and Rosemary for being such great friends and comrads in this business of writing.It's a lonely life without friends and you two are the best. I feel blessed to have met you both and hope we remain friends for a long time. God bless and keep you both.

Love Micki

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Deirdre Tolhurst Micki,
You are such a fine woman and I thank you for your review of A Christmas I Remember and for your friendship. Both mean the world to me. God bless you and keep you safe always! Love, Deirdre

Rosemary Micki,
I am so happy to meet up here. Thanks for the friendship. I still wonder how to get around here and how long it takes to get rolling.
I love your book!
Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins

Salvatore Buttaci Micki,

Thanks for asking me to be your friend here at GoodReads. I need to get more active at this site, but it seems there is so much going on, the days come and go. I do a lot of writing, placing that first on my list of things to do.

Sharon and I wish you a Happy Easter!


Dianne Ascroft Thanks for adding me to your friends, Micki. I see you like Scottish historicals - why not try Irish historical fiction as well? I think you might like it.

Dianne Ascroft,
author, 'Hitler and Mars Bars'

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Holly Jacobs Hi, Micki!

Thanks so much for the invite!


SAME TIME NEXT SUMMER...on shelves now!

Rosemary Your story of becoming a writer is inspiring. And I wish you the best with your new books!

I know well the conflicts between writing life and living life. (My newest book was written in bits and pieces during some dark times.)

Enjoy those signings!

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Micki Peluso Wow!! How did you end uo in England--it is England, right? Your father wouldn't recognize Staten Island today-500,000 people crowded and full of road rage--I'd leave in a nanosec if I could.


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Micki, my father was born on Staten Island. Keep writing!

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Erin Micki,
I love your page!!!
Well done.

Love and Hugs!!!

Erin Collins

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