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I just finished watching Julie and Julia and what can I say but WOW! What a good movie! I absolutely loved it! All but the end! Sigh

NEWS of Zoe Archer and her upcoming releases!

Zoe Archer has an upcoming release folks! The title is Half Past Dead and it comes out on December 29th! Her story “The Undying Heart” is the PREQUEL to her upcoming series The Blades of the Rose series that will release in:

Warrior – September 2010

Scoundrel – October 2010

Rebel – November 2010

Stranger – December 2010

That’s right folks- a book a MONTH! What a series! No need to wait for 6 months or a year for the next release! What more can you ask for? So definitely look for the release for this upcoming author! Here is a sneak peak for Decembers release:

The Undying Heart by Zoe Archer – Samuel Reed had no idea magic existed, until it almost destroyed him. Thirsting for vengeance against the enemy who made him something less than human, Sam returns to England and crosses paths with Cassandra Fielding. His best friend’s little sister has become a fearless woman on a dangerous mission of her own. And against all odds, she sees past what he’s become, and stirs a desire he thought he’d lost forever…Simon Says by Bianca D’Arc – Special Forces soldier Simon Blackwell ended his affair with Mariana Daniels three years ago, but he hasn’t stopped protecting her. Mariana has no knowledge of the dark, deadly creatures that lurk in the forest surrounding her clinic, or of the mysterious powers that make Simon the only one who can defeat them. But soon he’ll have no choice but to reveal the truth, and urge her to trust in an explosive passion that never faded.

I am looking forward to this! I love Bianca D’Arc, and I LOVE finding new authors! Join me in supporting these two great women!

Sweet Tater Casserole!

I LOVE this one!
2 (29 oz.) cans sweet potatoes, drained and mashed
3/4 c. firmly packed brown sugar
1 stick butter, melted
1/3 c. bourbon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 c. miniature marshmallows
Combine all but marshmallows, mix well, place in lightly greased 2-quart casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.Next day, let stand out of refrigerator 30 minutes. Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes. Bake another 7 minutes after covering top with marshmallows.

Green Bean Casserole

I had a friend ask for this recipe so I figured I would share! Here we go!And enjoy!



  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • 4 cups cooked green beans
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/3 cups French fried onions


Mix soup, milk and pepper in a 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Stir in beans and 2/3 cup of the fried onions. Bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Top with the remaining 2/3 cup fried onions and bake about 5 more minutes, until onions are lightly browned.

Which do you like more?

I was chatting with a friend and she and I got on a strange topic, lol. Big surprise right? Well, I thought I would ask ya’lls opinion!

When it comes to your romance’s sensual scenes, what do you prefer?


If the couple are married, do you like for that top be reiterated? Do you think it is sexy that the author tells it as her husband’s …. ect?


Or do you like for them to be married but not shoved in your face during those hawt scenes? Do you just prefer that the author leave it as his what have you? As you know that the characters are married you don’t need it reiterated?


Or do you prefer to have characters that are not involved in a loving relationship?


What are YOUR preferences?

My rant…….

This is my rant………..

Don’t you wish sometimes that life were easier? As adults, parents, what have you. As teens we thought our lives were so unfair, when the hardest things that we had to decide is if we were in a fight with our friends, what to wear, and if we wanted to do our homework. Now we have bills, work, husbands/wives, children, homes to take care of, cars to keep legal, friends, our kids homework, PTA, animals to take care of, and ourselves. WOW that list got a lot longer didn’t it? And the sad thing? That those are not ALL of the things that as adults we have to do. Yes, if you are a parent you know exactly what I am talking about. The endless not enough hours in the day list that we all have. And now? Our children are running blindly into adulthood thinking that their lives are oh so hard, and that being an ADULT will make things easier. HA! Children, take your time growing up.

And lately? I have met some very nice adults. Some who are responsible, common sense people. And I have met some that act worse than children. Ones who are so wrapped into themselves and their own desires that they care not one whit whom they hurt or how much they hurt them. To the ones with the common sense- you know who you are- thank you for being yourselves. To those who claim to be adults yet act like my four year old- GROW UP! There is more to life than your selfish desires, than your wants. Like those of the children that you have. Like those of your husbands/wives. Realize how precious love and family are. And how fragile that family life is. Work instead of remaining child like on being a full fledged member of the adult population. Look to your families happiness rather than your own. Look at what you have and what you could lose.

Show your wife/husband how you feel. Leave them a note hidden on a napkin in their lunch with a simple I Love you written on it. Give them a hug when they come home. Hold their hand while you watch a movie together. Thank them for dinner. Wash dishes. Tell them how good they look. How much you love them. What they mean to you. Life is not easy as an adult, we all know that. Especially in these hard economic times! But showing your love and caring to your significant other doesn’t have to cost money, just time and the thought of them and their happiness.

This is a bit rambling, yes I know. But as I sit here thinking of the last week or two I cannot help but wonder how many of us forget the simple things? Like family? Love? Happiness? Not of ourselves but those we profess to love? I will leave you with a more thoughts…

When was the last time you and your significant other had a date?

When was the last time you showed them any PDA? (Public Displays of Affection)

When was the last time you came home from work, and instead of griping or locking yourself away hugged your husband/wife, told them you loved them, and offered to help with dinner or in some other way?

Just think about it…..

Help Alyssa Day donate to Pet Charity!

I am a dog lover! All of my animals are rescues and I volunteer down at our local pound. Alyssa Day is offering to add a dollar to her donation to her local Pug Donationn for every comment that is on the Fire and Ice blog under her post! Here is the link: Fire and Ice ! So go and comment and have some fun with it! What breed of dog is YOUR man like? Why? And while you are laughing your way through your comment( as I did!😉 ) know that you are helping out homeless dogs!