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Sneak Peek 3 of Cardinal Rose, Book 5 of the Cardinal Series by Mia Smantz

Updated: Mar 29, 2021

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Hello all!

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.

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


Andrea rubbed his hands and clapped them together, making Corbin jump beside me. “But hey, no need to dwell on the past. Let’s make some grub.” Andrea got to his feet, heading toward the living room. “I don’t know about you guys, but I could eat a horse, literally.”

He left our line of sight as he turned right. It would take him through the dining room and into the kitchen.

Jace shook his head, clicking his tongue on the roof of his mouth. “Well, he’s certainly familiar with the place.”

CJ looked up from his iPad. “Well, he did turn every single light in the house on. I’m sure he’d explore.”

Payton eyed the shyer of the twins. “Find anything?”

“No,” he responded, closing the screen on his iPad. “He didn’t seem to snoop any more than normal. He came in, glanced in all the rooms, left a message in Callie’s, and then waited for us to show up.”

Payton turned to me now. “What do you think, luv?”


“About Andrea?”

I let out a frustrated breath. “On one hand, what he did to you guys, to the Cardinals… it was risky and agg