In this snippet, Taggart and Iliana just finished a scene where she's hanging over a cliff and her arm wound opens up. Now she's gotta explain it.
“Cut!” Dan’s voice sliced through her memories and they broke apart. “Well done.”
Iliana wiped away her tears as she took a deep breath. She tried to smile, but the pain in her arm made it a little lopsided. Taggart sat back and nodded to Dan before climbing to his feet and offering his hand to her.
“That was better than what the original scene called for.” Dan stopped beside them as Iliana stood, a grin stretching his lips. “It's a wrap. We'll break for lunch and get the close-ups this afternoon. Where did you get the idea for the change?”
Taggart frowned. “I didn’t. She’s got a real injury here, mate, and it needs to be tended.”
“What?” Dan lost his smile and gestured to see Iliana’s arm. “Good God, Ivory. What happened? Was it on set?” He turned away before she could answer and yelled for the medical crew they always had standing by. “Let’s get you looked at. How did this happen?”
She grimaced and tried to find a convincing cover story. “It happened on my recent trip. I thought it had healed and was okay, but I guess the workout opened it up again.”
Gotta love dimensional overlap. ;) 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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