Submissions for Book Reviews 

  

If you’d like me to review your book, please email me directly at JillNYC@me.com.
I will give an honest review and send you what I’ve written before I post it on the Book Review page on this website. 
I am open to all genres of fiction and nonfiction, indie, self, and traditional publishing. Within the email please post Book Review in the subject line and you can attach your book as a PDF attachment. 
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
All My Best,
Jill M Roberts 

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Tudor Tidbits

Because I love British history, especially Arthurian and Tudor, here’s some Tudor tidbits of what happened today in 1491…
 

On This Day 6th December 1491

On 6th December 1491 fourteen year old Anne, Duchess of Brittany, was married to Charles VIII of France in completion of the Treaty of Vergers. Anne had inherited the duchy from her father, Francois II, who had spent the greater part of his life trying to protect the independence of Brittany from a France newly resurgent after the misery and costs of the Hundred Years War began to recede. The Regent of France, Anne of Beaujeu, had pursued the policy of her father, Louis XI, to surround and incorporate the various independent fiefs surrounding France and control the mighty feudal princes who still controlled large territories, outside crown control. Brittany became involved in internal French struggles,known as the ‘Mad War’ and following defeat in battle in 1488, Francis had been obliged to submit to France as a vassal. Before his death, Francis had tried to arrange for Anne to marry Maximilian, King of the Romans (later Emperor), and a betrothal had taken place. However, Francis died before the marriage could be completed and the French claimed the right to act as Anne’s feudal overlords. The marriage to Maximilian was annulled and Charles, who was twenty-one, became her husband. The marriage was not happy, and produced no children. Charles died in 1498 after hitting his head on a door, and was succeeded by his cousin Louis d’Orleans, as both king and husband.
For more nuggets of knowledge about King Henry VIII and the Tudor Dynasty please visit my other site Tudor Time at http://TudorTime.org
All My Best, 

Jill M Roberts 

On this day…

  

On This Day 28th August 1595

On 28th August 1595, Sir Francis Drake and Sir John Hawkins departed England on what was to prove their final voyage. Whilst the Spanish Armada of 1588 had been defeated, this by no means meant that the power of Spain was overcome, and throughout the 1590s there had been further low-level warfare. One of the tactics employed was the capturing of the Spanish ships, returning from the West Indies, laden with the silver and other precious items found there. This had the added advantage of enriching the Queen (who was desperately short of cash to pay for armies) and the captains themselves. On this particular occasion, they headed for San Juan, in Puerto Rico, but, despite two attempts, failed to capture the port. Both Drake and Hawkins fell ill during the voyage, dying and being buried at sea.

New site to come!

Shortly I’m embarking on a new subject matter for which a new site is being created! You know my long love of British history and the Kings of Britain, my newest endeavor is that of the Tudor Dynasty. I intend to publish facts and myths about  The Tudors including King Henry VIII, the Tudor Court, Politics, Religion and anything and everything during their reign of England. I hope to find all your questions and comments about this vast and intriguing subject! I look forward to hearing your thoughts. 
All My Best, 

Jill M Roberts

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Just a Dream

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Just a Dream
I was running, panting, and out of breath.
I just couldn’t run anymore.
He was behind me right on my heels.
I had to get to the other side and quickly.
I came to the end and I saw three Doors.
I didn’t know which one was which.
I had to get away and get away fast.
It was eenie meenie miney mo on the go.
I chose the door on the right.
I don’t know why,
It just seemed like that was where I supposed to go.

I had this vibe,
This intuition,
Telling me that safety was beyond that door.
As I opened the door,
A strong wind was whipping around the other side
Trying to suck me in.
The wind wasn’t colorless
It was all different bright colors.
I knew immediate death was imminent
If I didn’t cross that threshold.
The man with the ax had caught up to me.

“Don’t go through that door, young lady.” he growled.
“All you have to do is submit to me,
And this here ax doesn’t have to become your new best friend.” he slyly said with a half grin on his face.
I froze just from his words.
I knew I had to make some sort of move.
I looked at his disheveled face
Then noticed the blood dripping from the ax.
With my hand on the knob,
I turned around and jumped
Into the whirling vortex of air
With my eyes closed.
I said a prayer knowing this was my end.
As the wind sucked me in,
I couldn’t breathe.
My whole body jerked like a seizure.
My eyes opened and I was back home in my bed,
Panting and sweating.
I looked at the clock to see the time.
It had only been 5 minutes since I fell asleep.
The clock displayed 2:17
If you turn that number upside down,
It looks like the name LIZ.
Elizabeth is my first name,
But everyone calls me Liz…

© Jill M Roberts 2015 All Rights Reserved

Please help share your voice for the project, The Art of Upcycling!

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Please help support The Art of Upcycling by clicking on this link http://thndr.it/1AvoVvd I am not asking for monetary donations just a “Like” via Twitter, FB and/or Tumbler. It will make a difference and I appreciate all your support! P.S. please click the link not just “like” this post. Thanks again!

The 10 Keys to Happiness: Simple Ways to Enjoy Life

Hi All,
Hope you are having a wonderful day! I just wanted to tell you about one of my books, The 10 Keys to Happinesss. Happiness is the underlying foundation that influences the quality of life. Have you ever seen someone who lives in a small house and has an older car? They may not be rich in terms of material things, but they are beyond rich in their happiness.
We all go through things in life that we wish we didn’t have to. This can change how we feel and our outlook. Yet you have a choice to either go through life miserable or to be happy. You are the only one in control of that. There may be plenty of variables in life you can’t control, but your happiness should never be in the hands of someone else.

We all owe it to ourselves to be happy. To truly make a difference in our own lives and others. In this book, I will take you through it step-by-step to learn how to live without the cheap drama and ultimately learn how to be happy and abundantly fulfilled. Some of the topics you will learn are Positive Thinking, How to surround yourself with Good People, Learning how to say NO, How to make time for YOU, How to get your finances under control, Offer Forgiveness, and how to Stop comparing yourself to others, plus much more!

You can get your copy below

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LXQUI9S

Make it a Great Day! 🙂

Mirrored Voices: Emerging Poets Anthology

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I am so blessed to have worked with such a talented and amazing group of people for my latest project. It’s a great anthology of poetry from authors from all over the globe. If you get a chance, pick up a copy and let me know what you think.

Emerging Poets Anthology

Authored by Paul Morabito, Regis McCafferty, Carolyn O’Connell, Frederick Espiritu, Mark Green, Jill M. Roberts, Ben Ditmars, Jaideep Khanduja, Isabella J. Mansfield, Aric Cushing, Jason Hein, Aaron L. Speer, Irum Zahra, R. M. Romarney, David Russell, Mallory Smart, Roberto Carlos Martinez

This combined poetic anthology embraces free thinking of the untapped mind and spirit. A vast array of talented emerging poets from around the globe share their voices together in harmony. Only by glaring into the depths of ones own reflection can we find our true selves. It is here where the mirrored voices of our souls speak and can be heard.

Mirrored Voices link
https://www.createspace.com/5270465

About the author:
This combined poetic anthology embraces free thinking of the untapped mind and spirit. A vast array of talented emerging poets from around the globe share their voices together in harmony. Only by glaring into the depths of ones own reflection can we find our true selves. It is here where the mirrored voices of our souls speak and can be heard. Authors include Paul Morabito, Aric Cushing, Jason Hein, R.M Romarney, Roberto Carlos Martinez, David Russell, Regis McCafferty, Carolyn O’Connell, Mallory Smart, Jill M. Roberts, Isabella J. Mansfield, Ben Ditmars, Mark Green, Frederick Espiritu, Irum Zahra, Aaron L. Speer and Jaideep Khanduja.