In this snippet, Iliana is talking to her best friend Colin back in the States and telling him what she thinks happened on her solo hike.
“Okay, let me get this straight.” Colin sounded like he coaxed her back toward sanity. “You went hiking in a desert in New Mexico, stepped across a dimensional boundary, met a guy who looks just like Taggart Crowe, famous actor and your current costar, and you fell for him? Is that everything?”
“Just about.” Iliana sighed and rubbed her forehead. “Except for the talking horse.”
“There’s a talking horse now, too? Damn, honey, I need to have fever dreams like you.”
“Colin, please. I’m not making this up.”
“So what’s the problem? It sounds like a fantastic experience, whether it’s real or not.”
Iliana rubbed her forehead again. “The problem is Taggart Crowe keeps reminding me of this guy I fell for, but he’s definitely not the same guy. Taggart is a…an egotistical misogynistic prick whose only use is on a movie poster.”
“So you like him.” Colin’s voice had the humidity of the Karobis.
Don't you hate it when your best friends know you better than you'd like? ;) 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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