Superstar by Nicole Pyland

I don’t know about you, but the world seems to be getting pretty (insert your favorite colorful word here) intense. While I like to stay informed, I also like to laugh to deal with stress. And, I need some chuckles these days.

Today, the wonderful Nicole Pyland is here to help us laugh with an embarrassing story. Also, Nicole is giving away 1 ecopy of No After You. Below the guest post, you’ll find more details about the giveaway.

Take it away, Nicole.


I’m from a small town in Indiana where I went to a Catholic high school that didn’t have a lot of money. As a result, our gymnasium was also our auditorium where we held our plays, musicals, and concerts. My senior year of high school, I was the student director of our spring musical, No, No, Nanette. We had a full day of rehearsals while the rest of the kids were in classes (suckers!), and the stage curtain was side-open, facing the gym, where a P.E. class was playing indoor softball due to the weather being too cold to play outside. Other members of the cast and crew were sitting on the gym floor. Those engaged actively in the rehearsal were on the stage. We’d just come back from lunch, and I’d been sat down on the sofa that was part of the set. Our drama teacher and director, Mr. Anderson, told us to get into our places. Mine was not on that sofa, so I stood up and decided to (for some reason I still do not know) do a full “Superstar!” ala Mary Katherine Gallagher of Saturday Night Live and her spin-off movie fame.  

What’s embarrassing about this? While I was away at lunch, someone had mopped the stage, which had been painted black, so I didn’t notice it was still wet. When doing my “Superstar” pose, my foot slipped, and I fell flat on my ass. What’s even more embarrassing, is that it made a loud enough thump that everyone in the gym – including the cast and crew and the softball playing PE students, saw it. Laughter ensued. I stood up and pretended I’d meant to do that. Before you ask, no, I had not meant to do that.


Celebrities Series: Book 1

by Nicole Pyland

Available in Kindle Unlimited

Dani Wilder only intended to go to a fundraiser and donate money to a worthy cause. She had no idea that she’d meet the love of her life that night. There were only a couple of problems with that chance meeting. Dani had a boyfriend. That chance meeting – it was with Peyton Gloss, the world’s most famous music star, who also happened to be a woman.

Peyton had only planned on performing that night. When she’d seen the most beautiful woman in the world in the crowd, she had to talk to her. Dani Wilder was a beautiful, kind, smart supermodel, who also happened to have a boyfriend. When the two women spend time together, though, it’s clear to both of them that this is more than merely a close friendship.

In this prequel to “All the Love Songs,” find out what happened the night these two met, and discover how their relationship began.

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Nicole Pyland is a bestselling author of lesbian romance novels, including “The Fire” (2019 GCLS Awards Finalist), “All the Love Songs,” the Chicago series, the San Francisco Series, and the Tahoe Series.

She earned degrees in English & Film and an MS in Behavior Analysis before becoming a corporate trainer and manager. A Midwestern girl, born and raised in Indiana, she currently resides in California and spends her evenings writing stories and hanging out with her wife with her wife and their two cats.


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About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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