Why did they come back from witness protection?!

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Reminiscent of TARGET in the SUN, (Winner of Best in Contemporary 2017) first edition in the series, ‘VANISHED’ is an exciting and natural extension of the debut novel in which we saw lovers Mia and Carlos ultimately find a new lease on life through the serenity and safety of witness protection at an undisclosed location. Feeling secure after three years, Mia and Carlos would soon discover a mutual desire to return to their beloved Puerto Vallarta. Their ultimate safety is jeopardized for their decision.

Lucia, the infamous and decorated FBI agent who helped Mia and Carlos disappear, changes her identity and retires to the sultry beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She reunites with the lovers in romantic Paris, France and finds herself in the middle of terrorist events beyond her control. The respite of her newfound freedom is disrupted when the telephone rings and she, Carlos and Mia, are summoned to the call of duty once more.

Central to the storyline is a large group of students who hijack three busses from a cartel stronghold in the Sierra Madres of Mexico that will transport them to an annual human rights demonstration in Mexico City. Upon arrival to the venue, the students are soon accosted and taken into custody by brutal and heavily armed cartel ‘soldiers’.

This high anxiety thriller takes us from the sultry beaches of the Mexican Riviera deep inside Guerrero State into the densely wooded jungle where the dreamy landscape takes on dark and sinister undertones.

Lynda Filler captures the exquisite flavor of life in coastal Puerto Vallarta through yet another of her powerful romance thriller novels; crimson sunsets, golden beaches, the sexy allure of lovers meeting and taking chances, quaint local village cafes and fresh seafood dining. There is a dark and sinister underbelly to this Shangri-La; its surroundings teeming with the evils of drug lords and their ruthless cartels in a deadly war for control of a killer trade.

VANISHED in the SUN; this is Lynda Filler at her finest.

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“This is an exciting, fast-paced thriller set in today’s real Mexican Drug Wars and I can highly recommend this book to everyone. It is a great read.”

“Another well done to this fantastic indie author for making a second book as good as the first one which is not an easy feat!”

“The story was compelling engaging and entertaining. I like books with short chapters they diverse themselves from other books James Patterson has the same style.”

“Screw the taboo!”

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An older woman/younger man, a conscious theme through my fictional genre, is it still a taboo? And how much older is an acceptable age difference in 2018?

1- I found this on the subject in 2017:

“As one of the leading dating sites for mature singles in Australia, there’s no shortage of older women dating younger men on EliteSingles. Our users’ profiles are manually verified by our customer service team so that we can ensure our members are serious about using our premium service to look for long-lasting love. That means our site is an ideal tool for finding a serious romance with a younger partner safely and securely.”

2- In 1979 Forbes Magazine wrote this:

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3- By 1989 we’d moved on to this:

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4- This was written in 2009:

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5- In 2018 Ecosalon says “Screw the taboo!”

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If you have more curiosity, now’s the time to check out Mia and Carlos, a romantic suspense book  TARGET in the SUN on sale on Amazon  Reviewers are saying:

“Five Giant Stars! I read it one day! Could not put it down and loved this unique and brilliant approach to letting each character tell the story through their own narrative. Highly recommend it and I plan on reading more novels from this author. Thank you, Lynda Filler!” Rafael Hines, NYT Best Selling author of Bishop’s War.

“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.” Jane H.

“This book is flowing, sensual, and exciting in its tragic and heartbreaking travels through two lives, as viewed by the agent. Her empathy for such lives that are constantly filled with obstacles creates an incredible bond with them. Well written with gorgeous details and descriptions.” S.J.

TARGET in the SUN, book 1 in the Carlos and Mia series on sale at Amazon.com

 

 

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Do you ask yourself: am I good enough?

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“But I think talent as a writer is hard-wired in, it’s all there, at least the basic elements of it. You can’t change it any more than you can choose whether to be right handed or left handed.” Stephen King

We spend our whole lives always chasing something, always telling ourselves we’re not good enough. But is it really true? I think major accomplishments in this world have been made by people who never believed they were good enough but sucked up the fear and did it anyway.

I’ve been writing as long as I can remember. When my sister Cathie turned 21, I wrote a poem for her and superimposed it on a beautiful photo I’d taken of her. I had it placed on a wooden plaque because that was the style “in those days.” I know she still has it, hopefully hanging on a wall where she can be reminded that I love her.

“The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings–words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.” Stephen King

My sister also typed my first handwritten manuscript for me. I lived in Montreal and I’d send chapters to her in Ottawa. Then she’d call me up and ask me when the next one was coming. She couldn’t wait to find out what was happening next! My sister was my first reader 40 years ago. And today, she was the first person I told when it was announced that I’d won this amazing award!

Best in Contemporary Fiction 2017 Blog Talk Radio Club for TARGET in the SUN. Without her love and encouragement so many years ago, I know I would have thought I wasn’t good enough to continue writing.

“Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.” Stephen King

I went on to have a successful career in design, fashion, sales, and management. But through the years, I continued writing. It wasn’t until an author friend, Russell Blake, invited me to participate in his JET Kindle Worlds, that my desire to write and entertain overcame my fear of failure. I published my first novella JET-Exposed–now there are 4–for Kindle Worlds in 2015. And I haven’t stopped publishing novellas, novels, and non-fiction, since then.

This year I finally published a memoir of a life-changing period in my life called LOVE The Beat Goes On. It was chosen for Book of the Month in October 2017; and more importantly touched hearts, and been as much a healing journey for me as for the many readers who’ve contacted me and shared their personal stories.

“You cannot hope to sweep someone else away by the force of your writing until it has been done to you.” Stephen King

TARGET in the SUN, VANISHED in the SUN, LOVE The Beat Goes On and my soon to be released Lie to Me, an exposé on sex for money all taught me one thing: if there are no paragraphs or pages in my books that bring tears to my eyes or take my breath away, then my writing is not good enough.

That will always be my promise to you, my readers, and will continue to be what motivates me to let my little light shine.

 

Is your inner voice out of control?

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I write the story in combination with a voice that I don’t want to control. Sometimes the words that flow out of my stories shock me, make me smile, and even make me cry. That’s why I have to write. I think in story form. I see mystery and plots in everything. My inner life is so rich with wonder that I lay awake at night because my mind doesn’t want to go to sleep.

Having said that, in one of my novellas The Lei Crime Series: NARCO ORPHANS (Kindle Worlds Novella) got its title from an event that crept onto my page in the middle of a Federale attack on a drug cartel base in the mountains. It was not in the plot at all; but suddenly… Magic.

Are there times when I wonder if the story I’ve written will find it’s audience? Yes, that lack of confidence happens. So I used a different editor for my current WIP. It was outside my comfort zone to publish a novel that explored sexuality in a way I’d never done before. I asked her to read it and tell me if it was good enough to be published. I was okay with sidelining the novel (it was written a couple of years ago) and not putting-it-out-there. This is what she wrote: I LOVED this story. It was engrossing, fun, emotional, sexy, and even a little unnerving at times. It was perfect!

I write memoir/suspense/action/romantic suspense and recently got nominated for Best Contemporary Book by BTRC2017 for Target In The Sun (Carlos & Mia Book 1). I have a fan base and I never want to disappoint them. With this latest novel, I will attract a wider fan base. The book is totally sexual and has adult content. It unnerved me at times as well.

But in the end, as a writer, I put myself out there, my heart on my sleeve and ask my fans to love my work. Some will, some won’t, and that’s okay.

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 Did You Do That Changed Your Life the Most?

 

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Who is Author Lynda Filler?

I fell in love with a Mexican man who was way younger than me, like over twenty years younger! I gave up my luxurious lifestyle, and high-powered position in Canada, and moved to Mexico to be with him. It was 2002 and without a doubt one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life. I will always love him even though we’ve both moved on and found others to love.

I feel he grew up with me and I learned unconditional love with him. Together we healed those parts of us that were lost.

I’m a writer so I won’t say that Target In The Sun (Carlos & Mia Book 1) is our story, but people who know me are certain that most of this “fictional” romantic raunchy mystery book about an older woman and her younger Latino lover is true.

This is what I learned:

  1. If you are only going to live once, do it with #passion!
  2. Always listen to your #heart
  3. Never ever have regrets, #LOVE is everything
  4. Don’t stay in an unhappy marriage because of the kids. Leave that unhappy marriage for the kids
  5. be courageous in love, it will give you moments and memories that will last you for a lifetime

 

 

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New Publication Release: Target In The Sun, romance, mystery, suspense

Picture of front cover of new romance, mystery and suspense novel 'Target In The Sun' by author Lynda Filler, young couple walking on Mexican Riviera beach, rifle scope is shown targeting male.

NEW ROMANCE, MYSTERY & SUSPENSE

NOVEL PUBLICATION RELEASE!

TARGET IN THE SUN

by LYNDA FILLER ON KINDLE SCOUT

OFFICIAL LAUNCH DATE:  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015

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I have been graciously asked by acclaimed author Lynda Filler to guest here on her wonderful new publications site to share with you this exciting announcement regarding the launch of her dynamic, moving full-length novel Target In The Sun!

Lynda Filler has previously published top-ranking thriller suspense novellas ‘JET EXPOSED’ AND ‘JET ABDUCTED’ in her exciting ‘JET’ series on Amazon Kindle Worlds. They are getting hotter by the day and TARGET IN THE SUN, a moving, exhilarating gem among jewels, promises to make an even greater connection!

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TARGET IN THE SUN opens with a powerful glimpse of what promises to be an exceptional reader experience:

‘TARGET IN THE SUN’, A MOVING, HIGH ANXIETY ROMANCE THRILLER, TAKES US 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 NURTURE OF TWO LOVERS, CARLOS AND MIA, DISCOVERING AND REACHING OUT IN A WORLD THAT COULD ULTIMATELY TEAR THEM APART.
An infant loses both his parents tragically and spends his youth and young adulthood in disconnected search and longing, surviving on the streets of coastal Mexico where the beauty and allure of his homeland mix with his relentless desire to belong.
Anticipation builds as powerful human emotions span a search for love, acceptance and belonging to existence in a world wrought with escalating illicit drug trade from the depths of lush Mexican jungles across borders in a vast network of distribution throughout America. An expansive coalition of drug enforcement agencies on both sides of the border mount a fierce campaign of surveillance and seizure with swift and destructive assault on the drug lords their ultimate objective.
All the while a young boy struggles with the heart-wrenching prospect of a life of loneliness, sadness, anger, and an unwavering resistance to commitment. Amidst the turmoil of surroundings and circumstance a boy becomes a man in a search for belonging that leads a troubled soul on a dangerous romp from the sultry Mexican Riviera beaches to the heat of coastal nightclubs and salacious entanglements behind closed doors.
As time passes, Mia’s visits to Puerto Vallarta become more frequent and her relationship with Carlos becomes ever-clearer. At first mere carnal instinct, a conquest of pleasures, life events and new acquaintance bring discovery, emotional attachment and a burning desire for enduring love as it was always meant to be.
‘Target In The Sun’ is an impassioned story of search and longing for the ultimate connection.