After You, In Love Arrest


Poetry - Love/Romance
140 Pages
Reviewed on 09/20/2014
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Author Biography

Mario Gabriel Adame, born in San Antonio, Texas, is the youngest son of Rafael and Theresa Adame. Rafael served in the U.S. Army for eleven years before receiving a medical discharge as a Staff Sergeant. Rafael moved on to work as a teacher, coach, and a Texas regional manager in sales and marketing. Theresa had been employed in the psychiatry department at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for over twenty years, where she recently retired as Senior Secretary.

Growing up in the Mexican American culture of San Antonio, Mario Gabriel Adame experienced first hand the history of his grandfather, Anselmo Martinez, who is renowned in the Tejano Music Awards Hall of Fame as a singer, songwriter, and performer. Most recently in 2013, Anselmo received a lifetime faith-based award from the Governor of Texas. The legacy of his grandfather carried on toward his uncle, John Martinez, a multi-Grammy nominee, who helped Mario learn the business and art of music. Whether it was military men on his father's side, musical talent on his mother's side, or religious guidance coming from both sides of the family, Mario learned value of having stories and people to depend on. Four women who he could always lean on were his two late grandmothers, Sulema and Aurora, his aunt, Salesian Sister Betty Ann, and his mother. Each provided Mario with the positivity of prayer verses and song lyrics from Catholic faith to turn to. The pleasure of lyrics, beats, and dance will always inspire Mario, and this passion can be seen in his first published book entitled Ignite Your Soul, Release Your Mind Vol. 1.

After high school, while staying true to those ideas and relationships that originated in San Antonio, Mario went on to find extended passions and admirable friends from numerous Texas cities and with international backgrounds while in Austin. Mario studied in the Kinesiology and Education Department at The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science major towards Health Promotion.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

After You, In Love Arrest by Mario Gabriel Adame is a collection of love poems that exposes the poet's romantic heart. He speaks about that one love everyone longs for in life after a string of bad relationships which helps them identify the right person. The poems revolve around mutual love and one-sided love that happens many a time in one's life, and also the technology which gives people different types of opportunities to fall in love. The poet captures the angst, excitement and happiness of falling in love through his words. He has tried to go deep into the emotion and capture the nuances and complete meaning of the word love.

The poems capture the beautiful moments of living and the exhilaration love brings into one's life. The collection encapsulates the type of love that one experiences; social networks, getting attracted to someone else's girlfriend and much more. The tension and uncertainty associated with love speak through his poems and they connect well with the current generation, revealing the kind of problems that love faces now. 'She Is' is reflective of the poet's love for someone he thinks is worth all his time. The next section, 'Arrest,' speaks of loss of love, loss of trust, the angst and pain when love ends.

The poet's style of writing is evocative and eloquent. There is a good restraint and balance which make the poems effective. Most of the poems are lyrical, elegant and moving pieces. The poems are profound with an interesting connection of thoughts.