No Strings Attached

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Speak Out in Acts

31 Aug

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A good story cannot be devised…

30 Aug

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I’m never sad when a friend goes far away…

30 Aug

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To, too, 2 or two?

29 Aug

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They were not perfect…

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Book Review: The Seven Wonders of the World by Anna Othitis

29 Aug

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Come join the Adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying angel as they travel across the world to the – SEVEN WONDERS of the WORLD.
Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to the beautiful places created for all of us to visit in
My First Travel Books.

This is Anna Othitis’s THIRD trip with Captain Frankie and the crew. Originally from Zimbabwe, Africa, her home port is now Wanaque, New Jersey, and she has flown across the world in her travels.

Book available at

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My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

What a great book for children! The Seven Wonders of the World is the 3rd book in a series called My First Travel Books. I had previously read The Seven Natural Wonders of the Earth and I was happy to read and review this book in the series as well. I learned several things from both books, which proves you’re never too old to learn!  In this book, Captain Frankie of Angelic Airlines takes you on a journey to the Seven Wonders of the World.

It starts with a flag for each country that contains a Wonder as well as a map of the world showing the Wonders. For each of the Wonders there is a picture, a page with information about the Wonder, and questions to answer. Every picture in the book has the airplane (flying angel) from Angelic Airlines that Captain Frankie pilots to take you on your trip.

The Seven Wonders of the World is a great book for children to learn about some of the Wonders in our world.

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Check out the other My First Travel Books…

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My First Travel Book (My First Travel Books Volume 1)

Are you ready to take to the skies?

Captain Frankie welcomes you on board.

Come join the adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying angel as they travel across the world to some of the most popular, entertaining, and educational places in the world.

Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to the beautiful places created for all of us to visit in My First Travel Book

Book available at

Amazon.com   Amazon.co.uk   Barnes and Noble

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The Seven Natural Wonders of the Earth (My First Travel Books Volume 2)

22013040Are you ready to take to the skies?

Then welcome to Angelic Airlines!

Come join the adventures of Captain Frankie and the Angelic Airlines flying angel as they travel across the world to the Seven Natural Wonders of the EARTH.
Captain Frankie is waiting for you to book your ticket, safely stow your bags, and open your eyes to the beautiful places created for all of us to visit in
My First Travel Books.

This is Anna Othitis’s second trip with Captain Frankie and the crew. Originally from Zimbabwe, Africa, her home port is now Wanaque, New Jersey, and she has flown across the world in her travels.

Book available at

Amazon.com      Barnes and Noble

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About the Author

I lived and was raised in the beautiful land and country of Zimbabwe, Africa (home will always be home). We relocated to Wanaque, New Jersey, USA, our new home and where our younger son, Frankie, took up his “American Dream”.

My husband George, sons Johnny, Elia and Frankie encouraged me to write my first children’s book titled My First Travel Book, which was inspired by Frankie (Captain Frankie). Given a wonderful opportunity, he graduated in his Masters degree in Aeronautical Science, and is successful in his career as a professional pilot. My favorite saying is: “Be Bold Be Brave”.

My dream is to be given the opportunity for my book to reach each and every less fortunate child who will have the opportunity to fantasy travels through our book to see our lovely world destinations, and to one day to give back and assist the needy in Africa and beyond, to keep giving care and love to the less fortunate. Whilst in Zimbabwe I was involved with many charitable organizations and groups where my greatest passion and love was with the primitive, simple people of Zimbabwe, Africa and will still continue to reach out to the many beautiful children of the world.

Now living in the USA, after having traveled some short and some long journeys, to get to our final destination, we realize how small this world really is, yet is also so big and so beautiful in each and every corner. Still so much is untouched by humans, which will hopefully remain sacred in many areas. We have to cherish every and all beautiful things that our planet earth has to offer to us.

Find the author on the following sites…

Website   Blog   Facebook   Twitter   Google+   Pinterest   Goodreads   Amazon Page

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Rules for Public Library

28 Aug

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How to Win Friends

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Book Review: Don’t Hit Me! by Vanessa de Largie

28 Aug

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Don't Hit Me!Title: Don’t Hit Me!
Author: Vanessa de Largie
Publisher: Booktrope
Pages: 88
Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir/Poetry/Journey
Format: Paperback/Kindle

#1 Amazon Bestseller 
# Winner of the 2014 Global eBook Award Bronze (women’s studies) 
# Winner of the 2014 Honourable Mention Award London Book Festival (memoir) 
# Five-Star Review Midwest Book Review 
# Five-Star Review San Francisco Book Review 
# Five-Star Review #1 Amazon Hall of Fame Reviewer – UK 
# 3 out of 4 stars Official Online Bookclub 

Australian actress and author Vanessa de Largie is a survivor of domestic violence. 
Don’t Hit Me is the true diarised account of her time living with an abusive man. The story is conveyed through poems, journal entries and fragments of lyrical prose. The book is a snapshot of domestic violence in real time. Raw, poignant and brave – it’s a tale that will stay with you.

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My Review

I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.

Don’t Hit Me! isn’t the type of book I normally read but I’m glad I read this one. It is not your typical book. It’s the author’s journal entries during the time she lived with an abusive man, and it really tugged at my heartstrings. I understand how an abuser can make a woman feel powerless and worthless as well as stuck in hell but to read these entries was still difficult.

My hope is that women read this book and watch closer for signs of an abuser, such as when Vanessa’s new boyfriend kicked a friend’s old dog. Or maybe it will give someone who is abused the incentive to get out of that relationship, seeing that even a writer and actress ended up in an abusive relationship but was able to get out of it eventually. It’s also a good wake up call for those who don’t know much about abuse.

 

 

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Vanessa de LargieVanessa de Largie is a multi-award-winning actress and author based in Australia.  She was introduced into the world of make-believe when she was 3.  Her mother was a film buff, who made her watch films from the 50’s era. Her father, an avid reader and vinyl collector gave her a love of books and music. Combined, her parents influence allowed her to know early on, what she wanted to do with her life.  At 22, Vanessa left her hometown of Perth for Melbourne and within a month, she had a lead role in a play at Melbourne’s La Mama Theatre. Over the next decade, she would begin to hone her craft.

In 2006, Vanessa was cast in the lead role of Nocturne, Night of The Vampire, directed by prolific Melbourne film maker Bill Mousoulis. The film earned her the Best Female Actor Award at the 2007 Melbourne Underground Film Festival.  The film was accepted into the main program of the Athens Film Festival, Cork Film Festival and the Brussels Fantastic Film Festival. Vanessa was flown over as a guest. (Nocturne, Night of The Vampire is now distributed by Troma.)

In 2009, Vanessa was cast as the lead in horror film Context, the film premiered at the Razor Reel Film Festival in Bruges, in which Vanessa flew over as a guest.  Context is part of the extras on the American release of El Monstro Del Mar by Breaking Glass Pictures Distribution.  (Unfortunately it isn’t listed on the dvd’s cover.)  

Later in 2009, Vanessa was accepted into the New Actors Workshop in New York, run by famous film director – Mike Nichols (The Graduate.)  On her return she worked on the film Crazy In The Night starring film director Frank Howson and Prisoner actors Tommy Dysart and Joan Brockenshire.  Vanessa won a second Best Female Actor Award at the 2010 Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her leading role in the film.

In 2011, Vanessa was selected as a Victorian finalist in The Miss Pinup Australia Pageant, where she competed under the title Miss V-Bomb. She was given a spread in Beat Magazine as well as being interviewed by various Victorian newspapers.

In 2012, Vanessa became a freelance writer and mentor for Topic Media, writing over 90 lifestyle articles and winning many writing awards.  That year, she was also commissioned by Australian publisher Hampress to write her erotic memoir Tantric Afternoons.  

Tantric Afternoons launched in April 2013 to rave reviews.  Vanessa followed the book’s release with 4 more titles – Tough ChoicePowers At PlayLascivious and her latest book, Don’t Hit Me!

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Book Excerpt

I speak for female victims of domestic violence. We build forts around ourselves by protecting the individuals who abuse us. I can run away, I can escape. I can report an incident to the police. My own damn fear keeps me nailed in this box.

I want to connect with other women. Can you hear me girls? I am calling your name. Let’s bring out our hammers and set ourselves free.

I can see broken boxes littering the world. 

Women dancing free, uninhibited…without fear.

My name is Vanessa de Largie and this is my story.

 

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