Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Reviews on GPS WITH BENEFITS

GPS With Benefits by Vanessa Morgan
London Tracy, author of "Publish Your Screenplay on Kindle"

"GPS With Benefits is a hilarious tale about a man who is shocked to learn that his GPS system has a mind of its own when he test drives a new car. There are some funny moments in this story that will make it a delight to many readers, can't wait to see the short film. If you're looking for something new and different, this is it."

Eva's Sanctuary

"GPS With Benefits is an extremely quirky and funny read that had me laughing out loud. I suspect that the film will be priceless. Despite the shortness of the work, there is no doubt what is going on and just picturing it in my mind had me rolling on the floor. Quite different then Vanessa's other works, but imaginative all the same. I dare say there are some screen writers out there who could take some lessons from her. I give GPS With Benefits 5 out of 5 stars."

Minding Spot

"Morgan has a gift with words because GPS With Benefits comes together beautifully and very vividly in my mind. I can't wait to see it as a short film. It's quite humorous and I really enjoyed how it was set in a screenplay. The stage is set and the dialogue is what makes it come to life. I really enjoyed it!"


Book Cover Justice

"Well this was a fun read! Theo is a womanizer, he can't help himself when it comes to checking out lovely ladies. When Theo goes to buy a GPS system, the clerk talks him into buying one with enhancements. There are several options available, but Theo being Theo, he goes with the sexy female version. What follows is a hilarious first ride with the GPS that Theo will never forget.

I enjoyed this screenplay quite a bit. I found it funny and original. Everyone gets distracted while driving at least once in a while, and this GPS certainly knew how to stop that from happening. What I love most about screenplays is that you aren't just getting the main characters point of view or their interpretations of surroundings. Right away the scene is set for us and we aren't having to slowly build it in our minds over time.

I highly recommend this screenplay to everyone. Fans of screenplays, lovers of short stories and anyone who has ever used a GPS will appreciate this story for sure!"

Lizzy's Dark Fiction

"I was a little unsure about reviewing a humor short film script.  I’m not one to “get” stupid humor and there’s few comedians or comedies that can make me laugh. Well, GPS with Benefits made me laugh. I had a smile on my face while reading…and then I a wide grin at the end. This is written as a screenplay, but it doesn’t take long to lose yourself and picture the story taking place. I think it was amazing that the visuals are as strong as they were considering the majority of this was dialogue. So, if you’d like a good laugh check out GPS with Benefits."

Up All Night Reviews

"Cute story :)"

Sarah Ballance

"GPS With Benefits is a short film script about a man test-driving a new GPS unit, one that hits him when he stares at girls instead of paying attention to the road. The tale is quite funny, and the idea is so good."

Steve De Roover, director of "Innocent Belgium"

"Author Vanessa Morgan made a name for herself with innovative and original takes on known and tried genres. After the supernatural (Drowned Sorrow) and vampires (A Good Man), she tackles comedy in the short story GPS With Benefits. It is something completely different than you come to expect from her, but no worries - as she nails the comedic genre with good timing and a fresh perspective."

Coffee, Books, And Me

"There's a twist in the story that will make you laugh in the end. (...) I think we can pick up a lesson or two from this script. I personally can't wait to see the short film :)"

Tattooed Book Review

"GPS With Benefits is very clever, original and gave me a good giggle. I hope to see it on screen!"


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62 comments:

  1. I don`t use GPS (cause I`m smart enough), lol.
    Thanks for making it international, I really appreciate that! ;)

    dita(dot)skarste(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Personally I hate them. I am pretty tech savvy but can't seem to program a simple address or find a location without frustration. I would rather rely on directions I have wrote down since the GPS has taken me to unknown/wrong locations more than once or twice! We were trying to find an Irish Pub once and followed the GPS to the nearest one which took us to a house in a subdivision! LOL
    astroqueen67(at)yahoo(dot)come

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  3. My GPS had me going around in a circle without actually ever getting me to my destination.

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  4. OMG my GPS almost got me sent to jail!!!! My husband had download some new voice for it so it say random things as you're driving down the road...well I got pulled over and it decided at that moment to say "You idiot, Not smart today are you"...thinking I missed my turn!!! The officer thought I was talking to him!!!
    It was awful trying to explain that one...oh but my husband couldn't stop laughing...nope thought he was going to wet himself!!!
    I now have the regular voice GPS...no more crazy voices!!!
    beejee77 at gmail dot com

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  5. She sends me the wrong way 98% of the time. I want to throw her out the car window.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  6. Sounds like a great, funny read! My brother’s GPS actually has a sexy woman’s voice! My hubby’s GPS has a man with a british accent although we want to pay and get a voice that sounds like Darth Vader! LOL!

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  7. o my. far too funny.

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  8. I don't have a GPS, I'm still using giant, fold-out maps :P
    aircdrewood(at)gmail(dot)com

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  9. Well, I once used GPS and it was a total disaster! I gave up >.<

    Thank u for this giveaway. And your books sound great. I'd love to read it.

    amel(dot)armeliana(at)gmail(dot)com

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  10. I liked this one a lot too!

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  11. I don't have one but have used them during travels before. Made fun of the voices lol

    reviewsbyabby at gmail dot com

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  12. I hate when my GPS says "Recalculating"! I feel as if I got in trouble somehow.

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  13. I haven’t got a car (much less a GPS) so no weird or funny stories. (Does the GPS in Grand Theft Auto count? *That* one gives me problems!)

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  14. This sounds like a super cute book.

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  15. I have not had any problems with the GPS, but it has a lot of problems with me. When out sightseeing, i just go where i want, you can almost hear the GPS saying ” oh no here we go again. That very patient voice says(after a pause)when possible turn around and go left. I just love it,as, I feel that I am causing this GPS to have a bad head day. I should not do that as my GPS has stopped me getting lost on many occasions.

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  16. My GPS didn't let me down ... yet. And I hope it never would.
    botezatu_paula at yahoo dot com

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  17. I do talk to it... or yell at it is more like it...telling it when I think it's just wrong or acting up. No name though.

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  18. I actually do not own a GPS but I find myself yelling at the ones in my friend's cars. The voices drive me nuts! Maybe when I get more technologically advanced, I will get one. :)

    Thanks for being a part of the hop and for offering these great books!

    Best wishes,
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  19. I don't have a GPS... So will my entry count?? :( The book sure looks funny though. Here in my county( Sri Lanka) people still prefer annoying random people on the road for directions!

    blackcapballistics(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I don't use GPs, 'cause my city was small. When i use GPS, it was make me confuse, so mu only option was Taxi. LOL!!

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

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  21. I Loved A Good Man and couldn't put it down now I can't wait to get into GPS With Benefits!!

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  22. I always thought it was a universal rule that one must speak, yell, curse, and blow kisses to the GPS! This becomes particularly amusing when in the man-child's car, as he is a student taking German and has programed his to speak in GERMAN!!! When she yells at you, you must pay attention ;=D Thank you for your generosity and sharing.
    dz59001[at]gmail[dot]com

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  23. i dont have a car yet so i dont have a gps

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  24. Sounds like a great set of books. I became and English major simply because I like to read. Love a good book. Thanks!!

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  25. I get GPS whenever I rent a car on vacation and always set it to a British accent. And I definitely talk back after it gives me directions :)

    vicki at webcatalyst dot net

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  26. Hope your launch is going awesome !! Thanks for popping over to our weekly book blog hop xx

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  27. No I don't talk to my GPS and Yes on the wrong way.
    e.sadlersfan@yahoo.com

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  28. I love my GPS, My trucks name is White Princess (it drives my husband nuts)so my GPS is Little P. She has got me lost, but usually close enough that its easily figured out. Really looking forward to reading The Strangers Outside. Thx so much.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  29. We use a GPS! I would be lost without one! They are so handy to have. It has taken me on dead end roads before! makeighleekyleigh @yahoo.com

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  30. Sorry, I don't have a GPS. Is still use a paper map or Mapquest. Welcome to the stone age!
    Bonnie Hilligoss/bonhill@speakeasy.net

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  31. I do talk to the GPS and I usually yell at her if she gives me wrong directions or keeps repeating herself!
    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

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  32. When we got my husband a GPS for Father's Day, I got an upgrade from Navigator to First Mate on road trips. Now, I can read or sleep or whatever unless my husband needs me to help him make lane changes in busy city traffic.

    My husband gets upset when I call it a she, but on a trip to Tulsa, my mother-in-law and I nicknamed her Garmi. We liked her directions way better than the ones we'd printed from the internet (gotta have a backup, just in case). She saved us a couple times when our paper directions told us to take non-existent roads.

    But just to be equal opportunity, I do have a lost with GPS story, too. We were out of town, but it was an impromptu overnight stay, so we didn't have any changes of clothes. My daughter was newly potty-trained and had an accident. So we of course turned to our handy-dandy GPS to lead us to the nearest Target. Instead, we ended up looking at an empty field in the middle of a rural, residential area. No idea what the miscommunication was there. It's not even like it was a Target and then some other store took its place. It was just grass and sky.

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  33. I don't drive quite yet (even though I'm well into my 20's lol) but I imagine if I did and I had a GPS unit, she would most definitely have a name...and I'm sure we would have our disagreements now and then :) Such is love!

    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

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  34. I LOVE anything written by you, Vanessa Morgan! You inspired me to finish my first novel! True story. I read one of your books on my kindle, and downloaded all the rest!

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  35. Call me old-fashioned, but I don't have GPS. Nope, I don't even have a cell phone!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  36. i dont use GPS , thanks for the giveaway
    aries.sarwar(at)gmail(dot)com

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  37. I use a gps or mapquest it before I leave
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  38. Ok.. funny story.. I was on my way to a shoot in a town I had never been to and it was early so I thought I would use the GPS on my phone and find a donut shop to get some coffee and donuts and mingle a little with the locals.. well my dumb phone sent me to an old grungy super scary trailor park! Needless to say I never have used that GPS again.. :)

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  39. I would be lost without my GPS

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC K. April Holgate

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  40. I use GPS almost every time because my brain has a limited memory capacity for roads and freeways etc. I'm thankful to her. Her name is Kakak :D

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  41. I don't have GPS, but use Google Maps for any unknown trips:)

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  42. i love my gps, can't survive without it! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

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  43. I don't have GPS :( but I sure would like to win those books. Hope to win!

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  44. We only use our GPS for geocaching (but we do not have one that is good for driving). Thank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  45. I don't have a GPS, but thanks for the great giveaway!
    hstorm799{at}gmail{dot}com

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  46. I name my gps, its victoria magellan! haha
    emilyreh at rocketmail dot com

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  47. We don't have a GPS in our cars because I always feel like they are more trouble than their worth when we're out with friends and family who use them. But thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I call her Gyps...and we argue on a daily basis! I have some choice words for her when she tells me to "turn around when possible".

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  49. Yes, I talk to my GPS. No, she does not have a name. Yes, she sent me around The Navy Base in Great Lakes for an hour.

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  50. Don't have a GPS...

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  51. Yes, I talk to my GPS. Ok, if I'm honest, I yell at her more than I talk to it, especially when it gets snarky at me because I take a different route than it wants me to.

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  52. Yes, ours is named Linda! We do talk to her!

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  53. No, I don't talk to my GPS; no, I don't give IT a name; but yes, sometimes? IT sends me the wrong way many times

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  54. i dont use a gps.

    trixie420247 at yahoo dot com

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  55. yeah the gps sometimes sends you the wrong way - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  56. We have a GPS that shall remain nameless unless it's a four letter word! All I can say about the directions is I can't say how many times I was sent to a street that doesn't go all the way through or has a gate that is inoperative (for a gated community).

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  57. yes i have a gps, she's old and we call her maggy for magellan brand, she gets us lost sometimes because I Have never updated her

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

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  58. I always want to do opposite what my GPS says! I am horrible with directions so I'm kind of forced to listen to her though! Lol

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  59. lol, sounds like a very fun plot. :)

    m8usi at yahoo dot com

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  60. GPS (global positioning sensor) can be a great tool if your in trouble & need to be found. It also can be negative as anyone can find you at all times. Privacy is limited with GPS.

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  61. GPS (global positioning sensor) can be a great tool if your in trouble & need to be found. It also can be negative as anyone can find you at all times. Privacy is limited with GPS.

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  62. sound like a very fun plot.")
    and thanks for a easy entry...

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