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Sneak Peek 4 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


I strapped and unstrapped the gun on the tactical vest for the fifth time.

Brock shot me a concerned look. “You okay, dušo?”

“I’m fine, it’s just… why did it have to be here? Of all the bases he had, why did he settle here?” I demanded.

Brock put a hand on my shoulder, the one without the walkie-talkie strapped to it in case someone inside threw a jammer again. It’d blocked our cell phones in Frankfurt, so they hadn’t planned to procure walkies since some jammers blocked all communication. It wasn’t until I mentioned Ivanov wouldn’t leave himself so vulnerable to eliminate all forms of communication that Henderson shrugged and decided it was worth a shot.

Through the vest, I only felt the weight of Brock’s hand as he tried to comfort me. “You can sit this out right here. Henderson or Juarez won’t begrudge you of that. They already informed Rollins you were here, so officially, once this is over, you’ll have your pardon.”

The problem was that I’d never live with myself if someone from Delta got hurt because of me—especially any of my guys. “Nah, I’d get bored.”

Brock shook his head. “Fuck, Jace did a number on your sweet responses. Any idea when this sarcasm will wear off?”

“Will you like me any less if it never does?”

Brock’s prominent jaw clenched. “No,” he affirmed in a soft voice that he only used with me. “Nothing you could do would make me love you any less.”