Interview with Lynda Filler, Author of Target in the Sun, a romantic suspense/contemporary novel.
What was your motivation for writing the story of Carlos and Mia?
I have a deep love for Mexico and it’s people. This country rescued me at a time when I was lost and searching for love in all the wrong places. As far as the lead characters in my story, I don’t think society, in general, understands that true love can exist between an older Caucasian female and a young Mexican man. It’s a taboo that I set out to shatter or at the very least, explain in my story of their relationship. Carlos and Mia are caught up in a very non-traditional love story that’s both exciting and extremely dangerous. I wrote their story from the point of view of each lover through their communications both verbal and by email. You can be totally honest when you don’t have to look someone in the eye and often say what you’re afraid to reveal in person for fear of rejection.
What’s the one reaction to your story that surprised you?
I was surprised, although I shouldn’t have been, with the way people reacted to Carlos growing up in the middle of a drug cartel family. It humanized the trauma and perils that the victims of this devastating war have to live with, and the ongoing pain and fear Carlos faces to stay alive. Also, I wasn’t prepared for the questions about whether this story was based on fact or total fiction.
Is it based on fact?
Well, if it was based on fact, I’m afraid I would have to say that it’s classified.
Well, Ms. Filler, all I can say is if it’s true there are a lot of readers who would love to meet this hot and sexy couple, Carlos and Mia! And by the way, congratulations on your Nomination for BEST CONTEMPORARY BOOK BTRC2017!
Thank you. TARGET in the SUN is available for $.99c November 10/11 on a Kindle Countdown Deal at Amazon, so buy/send a copy to a friend if you’ve already read it!
And if you want to keep up with Carlos and Mia, book 2 VANISHED in the SUN is available on Amazon.
TARGET IN THE SUN’ a moving, high anxiety contemporary suspense story. Carlos and Mia will take you on a perilous journey through the explosive dark underworld of organized drug trafficking and the complex, destructive human perils of use, abuse and the carnage it leaves in its unstoppable wake. Caught up in the onslaught is the powerfully engaging relationship of two unconventional lovers, Carlos and Mia, discovering and reaching out in a world that could ultimately tear them apart. This page-turner is an impassioned story of search and longing for the ultimate connection.