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Not only is it Humor Month but Poetry Month is celebrated in April too. 
http://www.poets.org/national-poetry-month/home

Let's combine the two with some funny poetry. 

A limerick is a silly poem with five lines.  They are often funny or nonsensical.  Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote the "Book of Nonsense" in the 1800's.  This was an entire book of silly limericks.

Here's a sample:

http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/limerick.htm


Give it a try, write your own Limerick here: http://www.kidzone.ws/poetry/limerick1.gif


Don't forget to laugh today. Remember all the health benefits? if not, here's the post: http://www.zenobiabookseries.com/#!National-Humor-MonthLaugh-It-Up/c1vyu/5510c24a0cf2aa1811549097
To continue our celebration of Humor Month we wanted to share a funny clip from the Tonight show with Jimmy Fallon.    I always get a good laugh when watching t...
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#womenshistorymonth  is a great time to learn more about #Zenobia.
In book two of the #ZenobiaBookSeries, Zenobia learns of a slave trade in kidnapped young women. Zenobia is determined to free the oppressed. Warrior skills will not be enough. Her new challenge – to become a pirate, then a temptress in her fight for #justice.
 
Mediterranean peoples developed lighthouse technology and built large fire-based lighthouses, most notably the Lighthouse of Alexandria, built in the 3rd century BC on the island of Pharos in Alexandria, Egypt. In the #Zenobiabookseries#Zenobia  will visit the Lighthouse of Alexandria. 
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Sharing a kissing scene from book two, Zenobia - Challenging a Legend and a few of our other favorite kisses from films and books. Which ones are your favorite?
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"In every block of marble I see a statue as plain as though it stood before me, shaped and perfect in attitude and action. I have only to hew away the rough walls that imprison the lovely apparition to reveal it to other eyes as mine see it." - Michelangelo 
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ACT NOW! BE INSPIRED. Read Zenobia - Birth of a Legend.

You can get a copy of Award Winning Zenobia - Birth of a Legend for 50% off right now through the end of November. Here's your chance to read this exciting adventure story. BUY NOW!
 
 
Who is Zenobia? Until Russ Wallace's book I had never heard about the true historical figure Zenobia. Why have't we read about this extrodinary woman in our history books? 
 
In my opinion why she's been unknown until now is because it's the victors who write the history books. Rome wanted to silence the warrior queen. They certainly didn't want anyone to know how close she came to conquering them.
 
Some accounts portray Zenobia as a power hungry woman. They say she ruined a beautiful part of the country. It’s true if you visit Palmyra, Syria today you will find massive structures that are now rubble. When her army fought against Rome many temples and buildings were destroyed. 
 
Russ Wallace was inspired by Zenobia's story. He had to get into the mind of a warrior to find what motivated her to fight. In Zenobia – Birth of a Legend, the historical fiction by Russ Wallace, he explores the injustices that may have provoked Zenobia into action. 
 
In beginning of book one, Zenobia - Birth of a Legend, we learn how Zenobia should've been put to death at birth just because she's a girl. She's raised pretending to be a boy. You can only imagine this experience teaches her life is not fair. You have two choices when you face the cruelty of life; you either become a victim or you become an advocate to fight against injustice. Zenobia decides to fight.
 
When her true identity is revealed, her Syrian tribe decides to spare her life because she shows great potential to be a leader and is skilled in archery.
 
Most historians agree Zenobia is extremely smart. She speaks many languages and surrounds herself with scholars.
 
Women of her time are married off as trading leverage. Zenobia instead is trained as a warrior, becoming proficient in swordmanship and archery.
 
Zenobia travels to Egypt for an education. One of her professors, Longinus, is known as a great thinker. His influence will play a major role in her life.  It's documented that he becomes Zenobia's top advisor.
 
A highly intelligent woman, who's as skilled as a man, what would lead her to a life of war and bloodshed?
 
In the Zenobia Book Series, Russ Wallace will answer the many questions that the history books have missed. Not all of what Wallace portrays may have actually happened, but many of the influencing factors are realistic. We know she did become Queen of Syria and she was a powerful warrior who fought alongside her troops. We also know she lost the battle against Rome, because we've all heard of Rome but not Zenobia.

 
We may not know all the facts but we can ponder on what would motivate us to battle against the greatest empire. Is money and power really a great motivator to do something so completely dangerous?
 
I think not. Our hearts would need to be fully behind such a daring act. Zenobia was a great leader in her time and I believe the love for her people made her stand up against the injustices of her world. She doesn't want to live in fear. She wants the same world we all dream about; a place where everyone is equal and our thoughts and ideas matter.
 
Even today, many people around the world are experiencing the same injustices that Zenobia once fought against. A novel that not only entertains and educates us but motivates us into action is just what we need.
 
 
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Warwick Goble Art Print: Zenobia, Warwick Goble art print
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Have you read award winning novel #Zenobia - Birth of a Legend? Get it during our 50% off plus free shipping #Sale. E-books are also 50% off. 
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It's Humor Month... so lets get laughing. Not only is it Humor month but it's also Stress Awareness Month. The two can go hand in hand. We can eliminate stress with humor.
 
If you’re feeling particularly stressed, perhaps it’s time to take a quick YouTube break. We love to watch Jimmy Fallon every evening on the Tonight Show and we especially like his Friday "Thank you notes." 

http://youtu.be/bltTk923DWk

Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bit.ly/1nwT1aN   
 
There is strong evidence that laughter can actually improve health and help fight disease. Studies show that laughter could be the simplest and surest way to reduce stress and improve physical and mental health. Josh Billings, a researcher from the late 1800s, may have said it best – “There ain't much fun in medicine, but there’s a heck of a lot of medicine in fun.” 
See Article at: http://sciencemadefun.net/blog/national-humor-month-the-science-of-laughter/  
The fact is that laughter itself changes us physiologically. Like exercise or waving your arms around, it boosts the heart rate and increases blood flow, so we breathe faster and more oxygen is delivered to the body’s tissues. Our facial muscles stretch and we actually burn calories when we’re laughing. In fact, the mere act of smiling can alter your mood almost immediately.
 
Laughter Reduces Stress: When stressed, we produce a hormone called cortisol. Laughter can significantly reduce cortisol levels.
 
Laughter Can Reduce Pain: Laughter causes us to produce endorphins, which are natural, pain-killing hormones.
 
Laughter Strengthens the Immune System: A hearty laugh decreases stress hormones and increases production of T-cells, immune proteins and infection-fighting antibodies.
 
Laughter Helps the Heart: When we laugh we increase blood flow and the function of blood vessels, which can help prevent cardiovascular problems.
 
Laughter Relaxes the Whole Body: One good belly laugh can relieve physical tension and relax your muscles for up to 45 minutes.
 
Laughter Helps You Recharge: By reducing stress levels and increasing your energy, laughter can help you focus and achieve more.
 
Full article found at – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/25/national-humor-month-laug_n_1441488.html
 
 
Zenobia Book Series is an action adventure series. You wont be reading a lot of comedy in this series but we still want our readers to be healthy and happy. For Humor Month we'll be sharing things that make us laugh. Share with us something funny in the comments (keep it clean). 
 
Get laughing!
 
More information on NHM can be found at:
Website: http://www.humormonth.com
and Stress Awareness can be found at: http://stressawarenessmonth.com/
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There are many women in history who have made a great difference. We of course would like to share the amazing story of #Zenobia with others. 
 
Many have never heard about Zenobia; A true historical figure in 3rd century Syria who conquered Egypt and challenged Rome.
 
Why haven’t we read about her in our history books?  
 
Until I read book one, Zenobia- Birth of a Legend by Russ Wallace I had never heard about Zenobia.
 
The Zenobia Book Series will follow Zenobia's extraordinary life that the history books have overlooked.
 
We may not know all the facts but with research and a great imagination Russ Wallace was able to speculate what would motivate Zenobia to battle against the greatest empire on earth, Rome. 
 
Zenobia was a great leader in her time and I believe the love for her people made her stand up against the injustices of her world. She didn't want to live in fear. She wanted the same world we all dream about; a place where everyone is equal and our thoughts and ideas matter.
 
Many people around the world are experiencing the same injustices that Zenobia once fought against.
 
A novel that entertains and educates us is just what we need.

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What a great article on Zenobia the Musical. Lorrisa did a great job playing Zenobia. The article references America’s fascination with Cleopatra. We hope this play and our ‪#‎zenobiabookseries‬ will put Zenobia on America's radar as much as she already is in the Middle East.
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This pictures remind me of a scene in book two, #Zenobia - Challenging a Legend; Zenobia has disguised herself as a sensuous servant to get close to her enemies. Read the excerpt from Zenobia - Challenging a Legend on our blog. 
    I love finding artists’ depiction of Zenobia to see how they portray what she might have looked like.   "Zenobia was described as beautiful and intelligent....
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You can get a copy of Award Winning  Zenobia - Birth of a Legend  for 50% off right now through the end of November. Here's your chance to read this exciting adventure story. BUY NOW!
 
Our 50% Off SALE is only going to last until the end of November. ACT NOW!
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Zenobia is the most powerful woman you have never heard of. Now it's time to read all about her extraordinary life. 
 
    (This actress captures the determination of Zenobia. )     Here's a little bio about the character Zenobia :    Zenobia – Born in the Syrian desert; Educate...
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A Historical Adventure Series on Zenobia the Warrior Queen
Introduction
Brilliant and beautiful, ZENOBIA carried the greatest female military mind in history. Inspiring to people of all ages, Zenobia uses the skills of both a warrior and a queen to fight against injustice. The series spans her entire life from her birth to when her love of justice brought her into conflict with the strongest empire on earth - Rome.

Book one ZENOBIA- Birth of a Legend traces Zenobia’s life from age nine to fifteen, setting the stage for her amazing rise to power. It includes the beginning of her legend and her budding romance.

History buffs, young adults, young at heart, and all who search for truth and knowledge will find her story captivating as a true historical figure and one of the most fascinating women who ever lived. In the first book of the series, you’ll discover with Zenobia that living in an unjust world, you sometimes have to battle for justice. Zenobia learns that she will have to be both a warrior and a diplomat in her pursuit of justice.

Russ Wallace is a long time student of history and religion. Russ is working on book two ZENOBIA –Challenging a Legend.