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Sneak Peek 1 of Setting Fire, Book 1 of the Fire Series by Mia Smantz

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Hello all!

Welcome to the sneak peeks countdown. With the first book of the new series, Setting Fire, soon to be released on September 30th, I'll be posting some snippets from the story to whet your whistles :)

If you're here, then you are getting excited for the release of Setting Fire, book 1 of the Fire Series!

Some notes before we get to the good stuff... my first series, The Cardinal Series is all completed and available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited for free. It's also available for purchase. If you're interested in purchasing a 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-book limit. Get the Kindle version here. Soon, I'll be bundling the second volume of the series to include Cardinal of Hope and The Cardinal Sin as well as Cardinal Rose and The Red Cardinal. I'll make sure to announce it on social media.

One more thing before the preview, 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. But, here it is, the next book in the series:

Setting Fire, Book 1


This was bad.

Who could I call? Who could I trust?

A lightbulb went off in my head.

“I—you know, Evelyn, I think I will call your son. You’ve convinced me. Is his phone number the same?”

Mrs. Baxter looked startled. Her mouth bobbed open and shut like a fish. “I—why, yes. It is the same.”

I got up to make my way to the kitchen, instructing one of the regulars to holler at Eli if someone needed me.

Eli glanced at the familiar sound of the revolving door swishing open and swinging shut. I held up my phone in response to his silent inquiry.

Outside in the alley, I made sure to look around before tucking myself into a small alcove between two of the buildings.

With shaking fingers, I dialed a number I’d deleted from my phone but still recalled by heart.

It rang through to voicemail.

A frown marred my features. I hung up before it asked me to leave a message. My teeth gnawed on my bottom lip in indecision.

“To hell with it,” I declared and dialed him again.

The phone rang four times, and just when I figured that it would go through to the messaging service once more, it was answered, though not by the person I’d been hoping for.

“Sasha Popova. Well, you’ve got some brass balls calling this line. I have to admit, I didn’t think you’d do it.” The devil-may-care voice grated on my nerves. “Why don’t you just leave Brien alone so he can move on from you?”

I knew that voice almost as well as Brien’s. I should have guessed he might be hanging around. He came to the café to eat lunch with Brien every single day. What had Kara called him