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Today I'm offering snippets from my newest release The Ivory Road: A Walk in the Sand, an action/adventure sci-fi/fantasy with romantic elements, and Book 1 in the The Ivory Road serial. Iliana and Brandon are talking about learning new skills in this new world where she finds her self. Not much need of actors...or is there? Iliana is the first to speak. If you'd like to read the snippet before this, click HERE.
“I know what you meant.” She held up her hand. “My world is the same. I really wish people didn’t view women as being less than men.”
“I didn’t say they are less than men.”
“No, you didn’t have to. It was implied by your statement about the world.” She sighed and shook her head. “I can’t change the rules, but I can change perceptions. Maybe I won’t have to give up my acting career after all. I just can’t let them know I'm a woman.”
He snorted. “That’s rather obvious.”
“Is it? Think, Brandon, you were convinced that Kyram was a woman because of his name and his voice. People only see what they want to see and if they’re convinced only men work in interesting trades then I’ll become a man regardless of what my body actually is.”
Brandon shook his head. “It can’t be done.”
“Shall we test the theory?” She raised her chin. Think you know everything, don’t you?
“But you're injured,” he protested.
“That’s an excuse. We won't act like typical males, getting into bar fights and arm-wrestling contests.” Brandon shot her a dry look and she winked. “Just two guys coming in from traveling across the desert for a drink. What do you say? Are you up for it?”
“I don't think—”
“Tell you what, we’ll make a bet.” She stood and crossed her arms over her chest, a challenging smile curling her lips. “I'll bet you a new dagger that I can portray a man well enough to convince the crowd in a tavern here in Sandur.”
He barked a laugh. “That’s crazy.”
“What’s the matter? Afraid I can be a better man than you?”
He shot her another a dry look as he rose. “Definitely not possible. What do I get if I win?”
“I thought we bet a dagger.”
He shook his head. “That’s what you want.”
Iliana paused and met his gaze. Taggart Crowe had women lining up just to touch his hand in her world, but while Brandon wore his face and body, he hadn’t left a trail of broken hearts. That you know of. At one time, she’d fantasized about spending some quality sexual time with Taggart, but his attitude in interviews turned her off. Brandon had arrogance, but his seemed well-earned.
“What do you want?”
Brandon tilted his head and stepped closer to her. “If I win, you’ll give me one night to show you just how womanly you are.”
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