I admit it…

It’ been awhile. Have you wondered what happened to me?

I’m unpredictable, enigmatic, and always evolving. If any of my past relationships (men) are reading my blog, you can stop smiling now! I write sporadically, sometimes about topics that make you smile, shake your head, and check the post, wondering if I wrote it at all. “This is me,” as a dear friend of mine would say.

When you begin to understand me, I will do a 180 and you have to start all over again. It’s 2019. I rarely look backward, instead, I prefer to move on and live in the moment, moving towards the future. I have many amazing and beautiful things that happened in 2018, including taking back my emotional life and healing a very sad heart. Well, let me think about what I just said. I’m a woman. Do we ever truly heal our hearts? If we are open to love we will always be putting our hearts back together. So rather than look at 2018 let’s move right on into 2019!!

I have lived in Puerto Vallarta, on and off, since 2002. I fell in love with Mexico in the late 90’s. Many believe I moved here for a man. Let’s just say that I moved here out of love… a love that encompassed self-love, a lover, and a need to save my life rather than stay in a bad marriage and die a little each day.

And now the time has come to move on. I’m not saying I will never come back. But there are places to go and people to meet and stories to write and experiences to live, and love…yes, there will always be love.

I’m traveling first to the USA, then Paris to see my son and grandson, then I will visit India. I’ve never been before so if you have any places in India that touched your heart or spoke to your soul, please share them with me. After India I will spend a couple of days in Istanbul, and then I will have my birthday in Israel. First I will stay very close to the Wailing Wall, in the Arab Quarter in Jerusalem. Just writing this sends shivers up and down my spine. I’m drawn to the Holy Lands like many before me. I suppose my Catholic upbringing has a lot to do with that, but so does the life and death of IDZ, and the exploits of Samaar and Raven (operatives in my series, Code Raven– the first 3 are .99 cents).

After Israel I will go to Bangkok. From there I have absolutely no plans, but I will visit and possibly stay, in Bali. I will follow … my dreams.

Yesterday a friend of mine looked me in the eye and said, ‘You’re following your heart. You’re in love with him.” I objected profusely. “I’m in love with life, with travel, with places I’ve never been to and people I have yet to meet.” She raised her eyebrows and smiled. And then we both laughed.

Do I have a return ticket? No. I never look back and rarely go back, I always move forward. “But, will you come back to Mexico?”

“I always follow my heart.”

The prequel and the first two books in Code Raven Series available for .99 cents on Amazon

Wow! Thank you​!

 

#1 Best Seller

 

I love seeing the Code Raven series at #1 XPOSED in Amazon FREE International Mystery and Crime. And it’s all thanks to you!

XPOSED 

After seizing hundreds of million dollars from an illegal arms-for-drugs deal between a rogue CIA faction, and a South American cartel, Luci retires from clandestine operations and hides out in Central America with her four-year-old daughter. Until she receives the message: Get out now!

XPOSED is a wild action-adventure novella that uncovers a dark and dangerous world of high-level intrigue, passion, power, and greed.

A suspense thriller of high-level intrigue, passion, power, and greed.

If you haven’t yet downloaded your free copy, do it now before the promo is over. Here’s what reviewers are saying:

on August 9, 2018
XPOSED: Code Raven 1 by Lynda Filler

5 Stars

I am absolutely loving these books, I’m worn out because I feel like I’m working as hard as they are to save the US. Luke Raven is got to be one of my favorite lead characters ever, and actually, I’m loving all of them. I’m feeling a little bad for Zach and hope that something happens in the next book to make him smile a bit more.

This was fast paced and there were new characters brought in to the mix but the way they are brought in is just awesome. I just can’t believe how invested I am in this story and these people after 2 very short books. So much happens and in looking back I am totally impressed with how this author does this and makes me feel like I read a full novel when both so far have been under 100 pages.

I can not wait to dive into the next…

Awesome!!!

on August 7, 2018
What a mind Ms. Filler has as the Raven Group takes on a new ‘associate’ in the form of Samaar, code name Luci. Badass lady all around! In this first adventure, the VERY high tech Raven team have just rescued Luci and her 4 YO daughter, Alice, from sure death by a South American Cartel. She, along with several others of the team, are thrust into Paris, to Shanghai and a quick stop in Sedona, AZ. Top secret vehicles on land, sea and in the air. WHOO HOO! What a ride!
on July 31, 2018
XPOSED: Code Raven 1 by Lynda Filler is the first book in the series and boy does it pack a
punch. It is a quick and easy read that has you intrigued till the end with all the action and alpha men and women who protect the world from the evil, the greed, the power, the scum. Each and every character has their own reasons for what they do but they all have one thing in common and that is rid the world from those who take and kill without a second thought. Lynda has written a story that you will not be able to let go of. The mystery and suspense have you so enthralled that you will block out everything around you and focused on the story. Can’t wait to see what happens in Abducted.
ENJOY!
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Paris! Waiting for you, a photo blog​ ❤️

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Yummy!

 

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World Cup Week!

 

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Wine Cave, you would love it here!

 

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People watching on the Subway

 

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Storms coming

 

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Write with me!

 

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Hanging with Félix   ❤️ We share our cookies!

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Waiting for you!

 

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“Barbara was born here. The most beautiful love story.”  ❤️ One day they will say that about us.

 

 

© Lynda Filler Photography Paris 2018

Lovers… a poem

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Lovers

 

I look for you in darkness

moments when my heart

skips beats, breathless

with longing

and I pray for you

to rescue me

 

I look for you in aloneness

moments full and complete

wanting to share

in that middle place

where lovers go

and souls mate

 

I look for you in Paris

while lovers laugh

hands held

dreams shared

memories made

never to be repeated

 

I look for you

but you’re not here

 

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© Lovers, I (Spy) Love Lynda Filler

 

Lovers

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© Lynda Filler Photography

 

Lovers

 

I look for you in darkness

moments when my heart

skips beats, breathless

with longing

and I pray for you

to rescue me

 

I look for you in aloneness

moments full and complete

wanting to share

in that middle place

where lovers go

and souls mate

 

I look for you in Paris

while lovers laugh

hands held

dreams shared

memories made

never to be repeated

 

I look for you

but you’re not here

 

© I (Spy) Love, Lynda Filler

 

 

INsaNe ART!

 

I must take my grandson and visit this next summer. I generally stay in the 17th but I have to witness this amazing work in person. Check out the link to see links to Bordalo II in other countries!

Thanks for sharing your talent with the world.

The famous artist Bordalo II has just completed an imposing 3D artwork in the 13th district of Paris made from waste to highlight to the public the problem of pollution . The beaver is not anymore a legend or a fairy tale, Yes, yes, there are beavers in Paris! Or rather one beaver, who lives […]

via New street art masterpiece in Paris 13th district “the Beaver” by Bordalo II — Best of Street Art and Graffiti – streetart360

Right? Wrong? I’m Proud of You! Q

 

 

What has your child done that was technically “wrong” but you were proud of him for doing it?  Quora 

We were at a birthday party for 2 yr old boys at MacDonalds. The room was filled with Type A parents, successful lawyers, accountants, teachers.. and their offspring. The birthday boy was far across the playroom opening gifts.

My little man puts his head down, eyes the toys, and makes a beeline across the room and grabs a new toy from the birthday boy!

I elbowed my husband and whispered out of the corner of my mouth: “This is embarrassing but when he’s an adult, he will always go after, and get, exactly what he wants”.

Today he lives and works in Paris as an English Copywriter.

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What 10 things do you wish were invented to make your life better? Q.

 

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  1. I would love to be programmed to be multi-lingual. One day I will walk down the streets of Paris and stop to speak to someone. I will understand everything they say and will be able to respond in their own language. That goes for French, Spanish. Hebrew, Arabic, etc. I want them all installed in my memory bank.
  2. I live in Puerto Vallarta but I’d love to be able to have dinner with my grandson in Paris. I want an eighteen-hour trip reduced to one!
  3. All flying should be business class quality. All planes should be comfortable, serve great food and automatically know my preference for food and drink.
  4. I want to merely think about my groceries and where I want them to come from and they will appear at my door in 15 minutes
  5. I want to view any current event/show/movie in my living room by requesting the event on my internal memory server and sending it onto a wall screen
  6. I would really enjoy having an auto chef. I mean come on. Nora Roberts (JD Robb) designed it years ago for Eve Dallas!
  7. I really need my car to drive automatically. I can’t carry on a conversation and think about where I’m going at the same time. I don’t just want the GPS, I want to program my car and let it go. I’d travel much more if that were the case. I LOVE road trips. And it goes without saying that cars and roads need to be safer so they’re capable of moving vehicles much faster.
  8. I love designer clothes and a certain brand of shoes from Nordstroms. I want to be able to have things purchased from anywhere in the world-Paris, Milan, NYC, and arrive on my doorstep within 24 hours at no extra charge.
  9. Airports: Check in online, arrive, walk to the gate and get on the plane. Body/facial recognition from the moment I arrive at any airport in the world will know I’m free of weapons and safe to go. It should take half an hour tops because I have to stop to get my Starbucks.
  10. My iPhone. Siri should be able to let Starbucks know I’m 100 yards away and here’s my order. My card’s on file so the charge is automatic and a smiling barista has facial recognition and hands me my drink and ground coffee as I walk through the door.

I don’t think I’m asking for too much. All you Quora techies make it happen!

JET-Displaced Rocks!

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“Another great thriller in Lynda Filler’s additions to the Jet series.” E Finn

“A story filled with action, danger, and heart-wrenching consequences. Definitely recommended. Well done!” Sabrina Jean

“Their story will bring tears to your eyes and leave an everlasting impression on your heart. People can be so good. I hope to see Jet/Maya come together with this family again.” Melissa Sanchez

 

Have I told you lately how much I love writing this series? Book 4 has been amazing! JET, Maya, and the Raven Group want to thank you for being a part of their fictional world. The more you buy, the more I write. But let’s be honest, I continue to write this series because it’s so much fun!

After the violent elimination of a sinister group intent on a cyber theft of 50 billion dollars in JET-ULTIMATUM, the ex-Mossad assassin JET and her four-year-old daughter Hannah hide out in an idyllic Raven Group safe house in a remote beach town on the Bay of Banderas in Mexico.

Until she receives a message: Get out now!”

Once again, Luke Raven comes to the rescue and enlists the help of the beautiful and cunning Eurasian Israeli operative JET on a mission to meet with her old friends, the new President of France and his wife Simone. Europe is in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis that undermines the safety and stability of the Western world. The Raven Group and a consortium of wealthy philanthropies have an audacious plan to help. But while they are distracted by the refugee catastrophe, a brilliant Syrian biologist disappears from a private lab at a famous foundation in Seattle, Washington. A plot is revealed to engineer the ultimate bio-weapon, and the race is on to find the virulent prototype before it reaches a megalomaniac in the Middle East.

Jet’s simple mission turns critical when intercepted messages from the Serbian/Hungarian border hold the final clue to this terrifying turn of events. From Mexico to the United States, to France, Serbia, Hungary and Syria, JET rules!

From Paris With Love…

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Yes, I love the Parisian Architecture

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Full Moon night walk

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Yes, it’s a tree!

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JET-Displaced

After the violent elimination of a sinister group intent on a cyber theft of 50 billion dollars in JET-ULTIMATUM, the ex-Mossad assassin JET and her four-year-old daughter Hannah hide out in an idyllic Raven Group safe house in a remote beach town on the Bay of Banderas in Mexico.

Until she receives a message: Get out now!

Once again, Luke Raven comes to the rescue, and enlists the help of the beautiful and cunning Eurasian Israeli operative JET on a mission to meet with her old friends, the new President of France and his wife Simone. Europe is in the throes of a major humanitarian crisis that undermines the safety and stability of the Western world. The Raven Group and a consortium of wealthy philanthropies have an audacious plan to help. But while they are distracted by the refugee catastrophe, a brilliant Syrian biologist disappears from a private lab at a famous foundation in Seattle, Washington. A plot is revealed to engineer the ultimate bio-weapon; and the race is on to find the virulent prototype before it reaches a megalomaniac in the Middle East.

Jet’s simple mission turns critical when intercepted messages from the Serbian/Hungarian border hold the final clue to this terrifying turn of events. From Mexico, to the United States, to France, Serbia, Hungary and Syria, JET rules!