In this snippet, Iliana has returned to her own world. She's woken up in Australia and remembered to text her family to let them know she's okay. Or as much okay as she can be...
Iliana pulled out her phone and snapped a picture of the field with the group of kangaroos grazing in the middle. She opened a text message to her two brothers and attached the picture, typing, “Made it to Down Under. Filming starts today. Hope you’re well.” She hit send and stuffed the phone back into her pocket before heading toward the house.
Michael, her oldest brother, wouldn’t be too worried about her. As the reigning Extreme Sports Champion of North America, he had too much going on to worry about his Hollywood sister and her little film career. Iliana shook her head. In his world, she didn’t mean much to his adoring fans. They called him Mic Roar, and when he wasn’t competing, he taught children and adults to be just as crazy as him.
Her younger brother Sean, by contrast, did things with computers that made her mind spin. He didn’t like people much, being extremely introverted, but he understood machines and the ways codes could create worlds as interesting and complex as any science-fiction author. Wouldn’t he love to know where I went with Brandon. While not agoraphobic, he didn’t leave his home office very often, the call of circuitry more seductive than sex for him.
Ah family. Can't live with them, can't figure them out. ;) 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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