In this snippet, Taggart and Iliana have been getting along better and the rest of the crew is making assumptions about that. Now she's gotta explain it.
“Sure, sure.” Jack dug into his breakfast. “We've all seen how you two have been getting on lately. Are you the next in Taggart's long line of Hollywood beauties?”
“Ugh, I don’t know what’s worse. Your acceptance of his serial monogamy or your assumption of intimacy based on us getting along.” Iliana scowled. “I might be female, but I’m allowed to have male friends. Taggart happens to be one of them. If you don't believe me, you can ask him.”
“Ask me what?” Taggart paused by the table with a plate in one hand and a full coffee mug in the other.
“Jack is insinuating the reason you got up late is because we didn’t sleep alone last night.”
“What?” Taggart sat down across from her, his brow creased in confusion. “That wasn't you last night?”
As Jack roared with laughter, Iliana grinned and threw her napkin at Taggart. “Shut up.”
So much for Taggart's help. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, and Sarah Wesson. Here's the blurb for The Ivory Road: Outback Dreams:
Returning to reality isn’t everything Iliana Rory hoped…
As she resumes her A-list actress life, Iliana tells herself she’s home, but the adventure she experienced beyond a dimensional rift comes back to her in daily reminders. A nasty arm wound is bad enough. A sexy costar who happens to be a dead ringer for the man who stole a desert treasure and a piece of her heart is more than any woman deserves to suffer.
Any thoughts that her memories might be the result of fever dreams vanish when her wound reopens while filming a rescue scene. Once her horse starts talking to her, Iliana can’t deny the adventure—and Brandon Crowe—were real. Which means just maybe the newfound love in her heart is real, too. But has Brandon given up on her?
To get back to Brandon, all she has to do is finish filming, evade the paparazzi, survive the social media headlines, and stave off the amorous advances of her cocky costar. After surviving the Knalish army, handling Hollywood is a walk in the outback. Outback Dreams is the second story in the four part serial recounting Iliana’s journey along the Ivory Road.
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