Monday, November 23, 2015

Zenobia - Challenging a Legend book tour FREE BOOK GIVEAWAY!


In the Zenobia Book Series you’ll learn about the Warrior Queen who conquered Egypt and Challenged Rome. In book two, Zenobia – Challenging a Legend we find out what motivates her into action.

We have all kinds of exciting things happening for the release of Zenobia – Challenging a Legend.

First, a special promotion is available on our Websites:

FREE BOOK giveaways happening all month at:

Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tour Nov 14th- 29th:

Another way to win a FREE copy of book two is enter the GoodReads giveaway—challenging-a-legend

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics: Zenobia: Challenging a Legend

Sweet N Sassy Book A Holics: Zenobia: Challenging a Legend: "Sequel to the award-winning Zenobia – Birth of a Legend. The continuing saga of the deadly young warrior who will one day c...

Monday, November 16, 2015

Author Sandra Love: BLOG TOUR Zenobia by: Russ Wallace

Author Sandra Love: BLOG TOUR Zenobia by: Russ Wallace: "Sequel to the award-winning Zenobia – Birth of a Legend. The continuing saga of the deadly young warrior who will one day c...

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Zenobia - Challenging a Legend Book Tour happening now!

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog: Zenobia Tour: "Sequel to the award-winning Zenobia – Birth of a Legend. The continuing saga of the deadly young warrior who will one day c...

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Comic-Con San Diego here we come…

Well, okay not this year but next year we hope to be there promoting the Zenobia book series. We understand Comic-Con is for superhero comic book style fans but we feel the Comic-Con fan base has grown beyond that. The Zenobia book series is based on a real historical person and her fight for justice will appeal to all Comic-Con fans. We’re interested in having a booth and advertising during the 2015 Comic-Con International San Diego event. We had planned to visit the 2014 Comic-Con in San Diego to get a better idea if this venture would be worth our time and money. Unfortunately, Comic-Con tickets sold out in record time and we weren’t able to get a hold of any.

“Just Like That, San Diego Comic-Con Sells Out

Within an hour-and-a-half, every available badge to the 2014 event was sold out”

Another event happening the same week as Comic-Con we were hoping to attend is The Nerd Machine panels in San Diego over at Petco Park.

The lineup of stars that will be at The Nerd Machine panel is going to be incredible. For instance:

NathanA Conversation with Nathan Fillion – Saturday, July 26th @4:15pm. Sunday, July 27 @ 11am.


A Conversation with Joss Whedon – Sunday, July 27th @ 1:15pm.

Joss Whedon’s panel sold out in 20 seconds, so unfortunately we aren’t able to get ticket to go. For some time now we’ve had Joss Whedon in mind as screenwriter and director for the Zenobia movie. Joss Whedon’s talent would enhance the Zenobia project and we believe the Zenobia book series can become an epic TV series or movie. If we were able to attend his panel we’d love to ask Joss how we go about submitting our book for consideration as a possible film project for his company Bellwether Pictures.

Here’s some casting ideas:

Zenobia – Birth of a Legend


Hanna Mangan Lawrence

(Hannah Lawrence)

Zelina- Zenobia’s mother, wife of Zabbai

Jennifer-Lopez(Jennifer Lopez)

Sheik Zabbai- leader of the tribe in Syria-

russell crowe noah(Russell Crowe)

Cam- warrior in Syria

Sheik Zabbi(James Purefoy)

Salim- warrior in Syria

Taylor-Lautner(Taylor Lautner)

Shanzar- warrior in Syria

Kellan LutzKellan Lutz

Senator Odenathus- leader in Tadmor, Syria

ben affleckBen Affleck

Samuel- bookstore owner in Tadmor, Syria

Wallace ShawnWallace Shawn

Zeriah- sword master in Syria

Patrick Stewart 2Patrick Stewart

Saladir- desert bandit


Oded Fehr

Dionysius Longinus- professor in Alexandria, Egypt

zachary-levi-imageZachary Levi

Aurelius- friend of Longinus in Alexandria, Egypt

Shawn-SpencerShawn Spencer

Alim Hashell- merchant in Alexandria, Egypt

ian_mcshaneIan McShane

General Gaius Publius- Roman commander

FWROSean Bean


 Characters from the second book,

Zenobia – Challenging a Legend

Longinus’s friends

Longinus's friends



(Nathan Fillion)


Tom Hiddleston head shot

(Tom Hiddleston)

Governor Julius Severus

& his wife Tabira of Alexandria, Egypt

Zenobia marries Odenathus(Lorrisa Julianus and Scott Bovaird ) Picture from Zenobia the Musical

Ahab- Alim Hasshel’s son

pirate(Zach Mcgowan)

Zageeb – mercenary hired by Alim

Alim Hashel(Arnold Vosloo)


Pirates in Alexandria, Egypt- Captain Ahmal (Toby Stephens), Caras (Mark Ryan), Gabal (Tom Hopper), Zedras (Luke Arnold)

Hakim –warrior in Alexandria; from Syria

orlando bloom(Orlando Bloom)

Lemuel- warrior in Alexandria; from Syria

douglas-booth(Douglas Booth)

Tyrianna –Nubian; kidnapped into a sex slave trade

Tyrianna2(Liya Kebede)

Patricia- kidnapped into sex slave trade


(Minka Kelly)

Seluria and Selaria – twin sisters kidnapped into sex slave trade


(Tamera and Tia Mowry)

Antares- sex slave guard


(Max Minghella)

Nadar- camel trader

Jeremy Irons

(Jeremy Irons)

Julia – wife of Nadar


(Julia Ormond)

Jemel – son of Nadar


(Max Irons)

Now that’s a movie I would love to see.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

FIGHT FOR JUSTICE! Zenobia shows us how.


Last week we shared excerpts from Zenobia - Birth of a Legend. On one of Zenobia's visits to Tadmor, Syria she fights off some bullies who were beating up a young boy. Our post focused on what kids can do in schools to peacefully stand up to bullies. Today we wanted to expand our scope to everyone everywhere. There are many kinds of bullying happening all around the world. What can we do to help those suffering injustices?

I was pleased to find a group at the local college, Arizona State University, who’s trying to make a difference in the lives of those suffering in Syria.

“SOS Freedom is a student-governed, non-profit organization at Arizona State University… looking for students who are interested in making a difference in the lives of the victims of the humanitarian crisis taking place in Syria. Together, we will work towards a brighter future for a free Syria.”

Zenobia's home country of Syria is experience many hardships.  Zenobia, a 3rd century warrior queen challenged Rome for Syria’s freedom. Not all of us can lead large armies to fight off the bullies like Zenobia did but there are plenty of ways we can follow Zenobia’s example and stand up for justice.


Zenobia should've been put to death as a baby but instead her mother saved her life by pretending she was a boy. This experience motivated Zenobia to battle against the injustices of the world. Below is a scene from book two, Zenobia- Challenging a Legend.

Zenobia – Challenging a Legend takes place in ancient Alexandria while Zenobia studies with some of the finest scholars. A couple scholar gentlemen question her about the experience of pretending to be a boy to stay alive and how it has affected her life thus far.

Here's Zenobia's response:

“First, I had to pretend to be something I wasn't. That was oppressive and

it robbed me of a measure of freedom! It restricted my ability to choose. It

still irritates me to recall it, so I usually don’t.

    “Second, though I survived, other baby girls did not. Didn’t they have a

right to grow up, to find what happiness they could in this crazy world? It

offends me that they were denied that opportunity. Truthfully, that

should disgust anyone who cares about justice.”

What will motivate you to act? In the Zenobia series by Russ Wallace we can all learn from Zenobia. She sees something that needs to be changed and she does whatever it takes to correct the wrong. She's courageous and stands up against the injustices of the world.