Sneak Peek of Cardinal Rose, Book 5 of the Cardinal Series by Mia Smantz
Updated: Mar 29, 2021
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Welcome to the sneak peeks countdown. With the 5th book, Cardinal Rose, soon to be released at the end of December, I'll be posting some snippets from the story to whet your whistles :)
I'm sure everyone has a lot going on right now with the upcoming holidays, so if you've made it this far, then I thank you for being here and tuning in.
Now, if you're here, then you are getting excited for the release of Cardinal Rose, book 5 of the Cardinal Series! With a late December release, hopefully it'll be the perfect atmosphere to read cuddled up in front of a fire with busy holdiay 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. The link isn't working yet on Amazon, so hopefully I'll have it uploaded here soon. Amazon usually has the link up within three days, often two. However we're six days in now and no link approval for the last book. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to include it in the book.
We're almost 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 :)
Cardinal Rose, book 5
“Oh, Callie!” Triz wailed and tackled me from the side, breaking our embrace to form a suffocating one with her. She sobbed Portuguese in my ear. Unfortunately, though I spoke Portuguese, understanding her seemed unlikely since it all came out as garbled nonsense.
I patted her back, tamping down my own emotions to keep things on track.
She pulled back, letting out one more small wail.
Darcy comforted her, transferring the upset Brazilian right into her arms. “There, there, lassie. Don’t cha worry yer pretty head about it too much. Callie will come visit us often.” Her grass green eyes met mine. “Won’t ya?”
Anytime Darcy took on that threatening tone, the smartest plan was to nod and agree, so I did.
She beamed at my acquiescence. “Grand! See there, Triz? She’ll come over to spend the night every weekend. Won’t ya, a chara?”
“Hey, hey now, holy cannoli! You can’t just coerce her like that!” Corbin exclaimed, stepping forward.
Darcy’s hair seemed to ignite as Corbin roused her temper, her fiery curls springing into action as she tilted her head. “Oh, yeah? You ‘n what army?”
Corbin didn’t seem deterred in the least until he looked around to see that none of the other seven guys on his newly expanded team had stepped forward with him. In fact, a noticeable gap of five feet had grown between his team and him. “Wow, thanks, guys. Scared of a bunch of girls.”