3rd Sneak Peek of The Cardinal Sin, Book 4 of the Cardinal Series by Mia Smantz - Reverse-Harem Book
Updated: Dec 15, 2020
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Welcome back to the weekly sneak peeks. With the 4th book, The Cardinal Sin, soon to be released at the end of August, I'll be posting some snippets from the story to whet your whistles :)
This release date is very special to me. It will be exactly one year since my first book released at the start of this crazy train, but I also picked it because it was my dad's birthday. I like to think that somewhere out there, he gave me a dose of good luck. That was why releasing the fourth book that day, as a celebration of old memories with new people, was so important to me. At many points, I thought that maybe I wouldn't reach the deadline, but here we are.
So the memories of the people in my life taken away too soon gave me the push to take a chance to live my dream because life always goes faster than we hope. Here's a nod to all the people in our lives, unseen but never far.
Now, if you're here, then you are getting excited for the release of The Cardinal Sin, book 4 of the Cardinal Series! With a late August release, hopefully it'll be the perfect atmosphere to read with busy summer plans winding down.
Also, as a reminder--if you're interested in purchasing a new hardcopy set of the first two books, The Cardinal Bird and Cardinal Caged, you can buy the first volume here. This volume is also available in the Kindle Unlimited store if you want to purchase or add to your ten-book Unlimited list to help free up a slot for another great book. I know I always have a hard time trying to cull my ten-books. Get the Kindle version here. Both versions save you some money by bundling :) Plus, it has an amazing new cover design. Soon, I'll be bundling the second volume of the series to include Cardinal of Hope and The Cardinal Sin. I'll make sure to announce it on social media.
Just some old business to bring up, I created the pre-order for the next book so that I could include the link within the current book, but I haven't been promoting it. Yet. So, here is me officially promoting the fifth book of the series, Cardinal Rose. Anyway...so the cover of the book hints at things to come in the fifth book--lots of Easter eggs in there, INCLUDING the color of Callie's hair.
We're two-thirds through the series now. People have asked if I'll be making another series with these characters in it, and my answer for now is undecided. With the finish of each book in my first ever series, the feeling has gone from to relief to bittersweet. I know some of you feel the same way. Which is why I can't completely close the lid on further series with Callie and her boys. I've been laying small Easter eggs that would pave the way for further plot, but not be so pressing as to leave us hanging when we reach the end of book 6.
For now, enjoy it while it lasts :)
This sneak peek is another fun scene from the book. I find it hard to include a good action-packed scene without giving away any major spoilers, so it looks like you'll have to settle for some more Callie-Delta boys interactions.
The Cardinal Sin, book 4
Brock pulled from the crowd to help manage his ordinarily unflappable leader.
For whatever reason, the action seemed to make Emerson rebellious, as if he was being taken away to prison and he would never see me again. He yelled out, his emotion strong in his voice and his volume much louder than it needed to be since we were still barely ten feet apart. “I love you, my darling. I will find a way to get back to you! Through hell and high water, over oceans with rough seas, I will make it so as to gaze upon your enchanting eyes once more. This I promise!”
Brock had to let go with one hand, so he could try to hide his chuckle behind a cough.
“Oh, honestly, Payton. Keep your declarations of love to a minimum. You’re making the rest of us look like slackers.” Doc Scott shook his head.
They herded Emerson away until I couldn’t hear their voices anymore. I stood frozen, staring at where they had disappeared from view.
Jace spoke up, his fingers tapping on his phone as he leaned against the wall. “Does he always react that way on medicine?”
“What, like a horny dog?” Corbin asked. “No, but then, he’s not had Callie-Cat aro