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Sneak Peek 1 of The Red Cardinal, Book 6 of the Cardinal Series by Mia Smantz

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Hello all!

Welcome to the sneak peeks countdown. With the 6th (and last) book, The Red Cardinal, soon to be released near the end of April, 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 The Red Cardinal, book 6 of the Cardinal Series!

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 as well as Cardinal Rose and The Red Cardinal. 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. But, here it is, the next series:

We're finished with the series--for now. People have asked if I'll be making another series with these characters in it, and my answer is undecided. With the finish of each book in my first ever series, the feeling has gone from 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 at the end of this book.

But for now, be sure to check out the new series, The Fire Series, with a new cast of characters to learn to love or hate--or both!

The Red Cardinal, Book 6


“Say the last part of the plan again, would you? I want to make sure that Callie heard it nice and clear.”

I shot a frown at Jace. “I heard her.”

“Come on, Damsel. Humor me.”

Juarez shook her head but repeated the last of the instructions. “You’re to stay no longer than thirty minutes at the cabin. If no one shows up, feel free to leave your information behind for them to reach out to you, but you need to get back in the car and return. We’ll be in this town waiting at the same spot for you.”

“To reiterate, she said thirty minutes.” Jace stooped down to me at eye level. “We’re not joking around about that part. If you’re in the middle of talking with these two dudes, and we storm the place looking for you and spook them off, it’s not our fault. We can’t risk you getting kidnapped again.”

My brows furrowed, and I swiped the keys with brusquer force than necessary. “Thanks. I got it the first half dozen times Agent Juarez explained it. Just don’t forget that it takes fifteen to get there.”

Jace waved off my concerns. “Fine, you have exactly—”

“I’m leaving,” I cut him off, leaning up to press a quick kiss to his lips before he could scold me further.

His silence lasted all the way until I shut the driver’s door behind me. He stepped up to the silver economy car the CIA arranged for the trip and tapped on my window. I started the engine and pressed the button to roll it down. His elbows hit the sill as he hunched down.