Musing…

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Could you fall in love with someone who’s Bisexual? I present to you the magnificent sexy hot and bi Willy Cartier.

I’ve decided I have a new Muse. I find sexy people an inspiration to my writing process. Maybe they help me find my voice…you know, the one deep inside that you’re unsure you really want to share with the world. That voice. The vulnerable, needy, sensual personal part of you that makes you wonder if people would still love you if they knew how your mind works…

I’ve had emotionally shattering introspective days in the last six or seven days. Or maybe it’s best described as emotions buried will eventually demand to be recognized or they will erupt in tears and a health crisis. Either way, I’m admitting it and working through it.

The challenge I have as an author is sometimes I step outside myself and look at my situation or life like a movie or a book! Have you ever done that? It’s an uncanny feeling to see yourself as a character in a book or a play, wondering how the character will act/react. It’s surreal and edgy yet exciting and extremely artistically productive.

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It may be a © image…but I’m borrowing it.

I think if I’d been born an author in my parent’s generation–all that Irish and Welsh mixed up inside of me–I might have been an addict. But most likely, I’d have been addicted to love. Searching for it, falling for it, destroying my life for it, and dying for it. Yeah, the first step to healing yourself is recognizing who you are and owning it.

Love and all its addictive elements inspire me. Should I write more spicy novels like Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money? I think I will look up a few more images of Willy Cartier and allow my Muse to take me away.

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Lie To Me an exposé on sex for money

Readers’ Favorite

 

5star-shiny-hr PRINT

I wrote this novel when I was in one of my ‘moods.’ It’s risque, very different for me, almost uncomfortable in its rawness and blatant sensuality. I truly felt like a voyeur…as if this story came through me–had been sent to me by my Muse–a story that must be told and yet I almost published it under a pen name. When I sent it to my editor I asked for an honest opinion. She said she loved it. It’s always the readers and reviewers who matter to me so I went ahead and released it this week.

This is my first Editorial Review. I’m insanely thrilled!

5 STAR

 

Lie to Me: An Exposé on Sex for Money by Lynda Filler is a spellbinding story that explores the psychology of sex in a way that defies Coelho’s Eleven Minutes. Layla Duncan is a magazine writer, a forty-something woman obsessed with digging into why men sell their bodies for money. Her quest to understand the trade leads her to Puerto Vallarta, a dream world for her, with the affordable cost of living and exciting things to do. But the moment she takes leave from work to have time for herself is when she meets the charismatic young Mexican guy, Mateo, a man whose charm quickly rubs off on Layla. They find themselves in each other’s arms before they are fully aware of what is going on. But what should have been a one night stand soon transforms into frequent hookups that make the professional, opinionated woman question many things she has grown up believing.

Lynda Filler’s novel is character-driven, emotionally intense, and packed with action, a story that explores male psychology regarding sex and a woman’s quest to redefine her identity in a world of twisted morals, where men are driven by the quest for orgasm. The emotional and psychological conflicts are well-explored in this novel and they are at the heart of the plot. The characters are exceptional, written with depth, and a lot of humanity is injected into them. It’s hard not to like the inquisitive and outgoing Layla, but her encounter with the laid-back, easy-going Mateo changes the allure. Lie to Me: An Exposé on Sex for Money is insanely captivating, entertaining and exciting. It’s the kind of book that entertains readers while forcing them to review their sense of reality. A must-read!

Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite   5 STARS

Is it a true story?

 

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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.

Authors and Readers, What do you think?

 

As a professional novelist, are there “rough patches” in your books that you accept aren’t as good or interesting as others or do you keep working until you polish every bit of prose to the same degree?

In the writing of a manuscript, the answer to this would be yes, the latter. I insist that the experience my reader has is 100% the best entertainment I can provide. I write, for the most part, in the mystery, romantic suspense genre. I can’t leave any holes. I also write with several characters so there may be more than one plot line. I like short chapters. I keep my readers moving at a fast pace. Well, you can tell that just from the way I answer your question.

First I plot on Excel. If a plot line is not up to par, it gets deleted. I’m brutal with myself. I’d rather write a novella that’s good than a novel that has chapters or ‘rough patches’ that will take away from your enjoyment as my reader. I can tell you that a reviewer will catch your rough patches and call you on them.

I received a MS back from my editor this evening. I told her to be totally honest: If you don’t like it or have areas that need work or total re-writing, tell me. I want to know how my readers will experience this book. So her job is to challenge me if my work is crap.

I haven’t opened it yet to see what changes she made. But in this particular case, by the time I sent the MS to my editor, it was edited 4 times by me. The topic is male prostitution in Puerto Vallarta Mexico so there is sex in this book—more than I would normally write. I was feeling insecure, not wanting the work to be smutty or erotic. I prefer that it be classified as Contemporary having adult content.

This is what she said:

Anyways, I LOVED this story. It was engrossing, fun, emotional, sexy, and even a little unnerving at times. It was perfect!

It’s interesting that she said ‘unnerving’ because that’s EXACTLY the experience I had when some of the stories flowed through me onto the page. Each adjective she used to describe the book is the tone I wanted to achieve. Now when I open it tomorrow, there may yet be things I will change. That’s the way I work.

But professional writing is a learning process too. So don’t be too hard on yourself. If you know there are rough patches, my advice would be to shelve the manuscript for a few months. Then go back to it and delete the parts that suck. It feels good to delete whole pages. I did it with this book and I liked the feeling. I said to myself: I can do much better than this, gone!

If you’re taking the time to read my work it better be the best that I can possibly deliver.

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On another note, I want to thank Book Talk Radio Club for nominating TARGET in the SUN for Best Contemporary Novel of 2017! Thanks for the honor!! If you haven’t read it yet, here’s what reviewers are saying:

“Gripping and suspenseful, clever and sharp, Target in the Sun is a romantic thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed the format, telling parts of the story through letters. I also enjoyed how smoothly it read, the type of book that sucks you in. Highly recommended.”

“WOW, what a journey! I couldn’t wait to continue with the second, ‘Vanished in the Sun’. I read both in 2 days, and I’m totally exhausted now with all the action in the fight against the drug cartels, love, Mexican cultural knowledge and the beautifully descriptive word paintings of Western Mexico, especially the amazing sunsets! The super-secret off-the-grid organization keeping watch over these characters is “Genius! Very intriguing! Can’t wait for #3!

What Do The Readers Say? #Free #Poetry #Kindle

 

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Feelings for Lynda’s musings:

“What I love about your writing is how much I can read on the surface and how much color lays between the lines. Your words continue to be my shining star. Never ceasing to amaze, you bring me into the heart and soul of your Muse. Simply wonderful, Lynda.” Don MacIver, Poet, A Touch of Rose.

“Lynda, this one (Shallow) hit it on all the marks. Perfectly beautiful and intense, truthful write. Sharing. Wow!” Cherry Rose, Writer.

“Spot on, deep down, honest poetry from the heart, Lynda, just as it always should be. Totally loved it!” Chuck Steffen, Musician and Poet.

“The best kept secrets are the ones that a woman holds from the heart of the man she loves. They are so “cherished”. Ray Collins, Author & Poet, Heart of The Romantic Warrior.

“You are my inspiration!” Sabrina Helen Burum

“Lynda! Put a vice grip on my heart. I re-read and am speechless. Wow!” Jon Burgess.

“Beautiful. We should all paste this where we can see it as soon as we wake up.” Rose Aiello Morales, author of If You Find Zen at the Side of the Road, Don’t Tell Buddha.

 

In The Fall

 

I live

in the fall

of your vow

 

I have surrendered

against my will

 

your skill

overpowers

my need to have

(real) love (I can touch and feel)

 

but then, you ask

what is love

if not an eso(tear)ic concept

as one is overjoyed, overwhelmed

in lust—then not

 

is it so hard to accept

a love unconditional

one you know will always

hold your heart sacred

your soul precious

 

I wish I were an angel

a spirit, a dance, a whisper

I would disappear like the Wolf

lick my wounds, heal my body, nurture my soul

 

I wish I didn’t want

what you choose not to give me

 

but I do

 

I (Spy) Love    FREE KINDLE DOWNLOAD

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Pablo Neruda, on the Intersection of Politics and Poetry, Longreads

In 1970, Chilean poet Pablo Neruda (1904-1973) sat down for an interview with The Paris Review just months before abandoning his campaign for president, running as the Chilean Communist Party candidate. American author Rita Guibert conducted the interview at Neruda’s home in Isla Negra, just south of Valparaiso: Oh, there is no advice to give to […]

via Pablo Neruda on the Intersection of Politics and Poetry — Longreads

The Poetry Collection by Lynda Filler

1 copy

THE LOVE FIX             http://goo.gl/XOtXaV

LOVE REHAB              http://goo.gl/A8yh0t

I (SPY) LOVE              https://goo.gl/myEgt6

 

THE LOVE FIX ,  LOVE REHAB and  I (SPY) LOVE

write of the essence of life, our yearning for connection with the one and the One. The poetry is contemporary without rules, guided by a searching heart. The words are at times gritty, always thought provoking and timeless. An intimate view of passion, cyber sex, obsession and death fill the pages. Black and White photographs tell their own story, complement the poetry–or not. I give you my naked heart.