Book Title: Easter's Lilly
Author: Judy Serrano
Release Date: December 16, 2010
Genre: Thriller, Romance, Romantic Suspense, Romantic Thriller
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Presented by: As You Wish Tours
Banner Made by: Camelia Miron Skiba
Brother Number Three
(Book 2 - The Easter's Lilly Series)
Coming in third place was something that was all too familiar to Hector Montiago. As his strength and grounding personality pushes him into first place with the woman he loves, lines are crossed and sides are chosen. In the second book of the series, Brother Number Three depicts family ties in a light unequal to any other. Lilly tells the story of how the brothers unite in the effort to recover her missing son, as blood becomes both the indestructible bond that holds them together and the opposing force that pushes them apart. They fight temptation, while the enemies of the Montiago cartel unleash their wrath, only to discover that the true danger lies within.
Max hit the FBI panic button to alert them that we were in trouble. Diego grabbed the kids but I refused to go.
“Lilly get out of here!” Max shouted. “Go with Diego and the children!”
“No! I’m not leaving you!” I shouted back.
“Lilly, go!” he yelled again.
“You won’t let them take me, Max. I can’t leave you.” I didn’t move. Hector was giving us the blow by blow from his phone.
“They’re at checkpoint number two,” Hector said.
“Lilly,” Max looked at me sorrowfully. “If anything happens to you…”
“It won’t if I’m with the two of you.” I looked at Diego. “Take the children, I’m staying.”
“Damn it, Lilly!” Max yelled. “Go ahead Diego, we’ve got her.” Diego took the kids and the nanny.
Hector laughed. “Now, she reminds me of Olivia.”
“What happened to my, ‘Yes sir?’” Max asked me.
“Max, you and Hector will keep me safe. Diego will be distracted by the children.”
“You’re afraid, I get it,” he told me. “I don’t blame you. We’ll watch you.”
“Check point number three,” Hector said. “Brace yourselves.”
With their attention on the door, someone came up behind me and wrapped his arm around my neck. “I’ve got her this time, Max,” he warned. Max turned around and shot him right between the eyes. The guy dropped, right there behind me. Max grabbed me and put me between him and the wall.
“Say no more,” Hector said as he ran to the kitchen. We heard two gunshots.
“Hector!” Max yelled.
“I’m good, Max! I dropped them.” It was quiet for a moment. “FBI are starting to show up!” Hector shouted.
He took my hand and walked around the house a little. Then he wrapped his arms around me. “Next time I tell you to go to the safe room, you’re going to do what?”
“Say, ‘yes sir’ and do it,” I said. “But look, you didn’t let him take me.”
“He wouldn’t have even seen you if you were with Diego.” He smiled. “We had better go get Diego and the children out of the safe room. Just as we said that Hector came out with Diego and my babies. They all ran to me and hugged me until they saw the body. We all pushed them out of the living room and up the stairs.
“Damn, you’re good,” Hector said. “Right between the eyes, no hesitation at all.”
“That’s how I roll,” Max said laughing.
It was Easter Sunday; the day Lilly's life went from safe and comfortable to dangerously unfamiliar. Her transformation takes her from a small town girl having an affair with a low ranked gangster in the Montiago crime syndicate, to a woman of grace and fortitude married to the head of the organization. Easter's Lilly is an inspired journey from the idyllic to the darker side of self-discovery. Read as the over-privileged brothers embark on their journey that twists and turns down the road of unbridled passion in this first book of the series.
Judy Serrano graduated from Texas A&M University, Commerce with a BA in English. She is a substitute teacher at her children’s school district and teaches developmental writing at a local college. She is also a freelance writer for certain on-line periodicals. She is the author of The Easter’s Lilly Series, which falls under romantic suspense, and The Linked Series, which is paranormal romance. Although she is originally from New York, she currently resides in Texas with her husband, four children, (all boys) and five dogs. She is also a singer/songwriter in her spare time.
Brother Number Three