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Blog Tour: Mortal Obligation - Excerpt + Giveaway!

16 Nov 2011

Welcome to my stop on the Mortal Obligation Blog Tour, hosted by The Magic Attic! I'm really excited to share with you an excerpt from Nichole Chase's new novel, Mortal Obligation and there will also be an ebook giveaway at the end!

Mortal Obligation (Dark Betrayal Trilogy #1)
by Nichole Chase

Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out.

Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend’s little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows. 

A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness.

Set in Savannah, Ga, Mortal Obligation is the first book of The Dark Betrayal Trilogy.

She grimaced and pulled the blanket up higher. “Who are you? And didn’t your mommy teach you it isn't polite to just walk into someone’s room while they’re sleeping?”
 “But I brought you breakfast!” He pointed at the tray, pretending to look hurt. This time she didn’t bother to hide rolling her eyes.
 “Who are you?” she asked again.
 “The guy with the Mercedes?”
 He nodded, his expression amused as he watched her. He templed his fingers in front of his chest and leaned further back into the chair, waiting for her to make the next move. Again that feeling that he wasn't exactly human came to her. The impression she got was almost dark, but not sinister, despite his obvious enjoyment of her irritability.
 “What are you?” She leaned forward, looking at him more closely.
“What do you think I am?”
 She groaned. “You've got to be kidding me. How am I supposed to know that? You could be a unicorn for all I know! Anything is possible after last night. Why don't you just go away so I can get dressed?”
 He stood up, but instead of leaving he came and sat on the edge of her bed. “Who is being rude now? And if I may point out, you already know there is more to me than would appear. So I think you might be able to figure it out.”
 She shifted so he wasn't touching her and tried to not think about the fact that she was barely dressed with a strange guy sitting on her bed. For whatever reason, he didn’t really feel like a stranger but, just the same, she could feel herself blushing when he moved a little closer.
“Look at me, Ree. I won't bite.” His tone had softened, despite the teasing. Without understanding why, she looked up and met his eyes. There was definitely something inhuman. The blue was too deep and dark. Thick eyelashes added to the perfect face, but she had been right. There was an intensity hidden in the depths of his eyes, as if something painful haunted him. Unknowingly, she moved closer to him, caught in the mystery. His complexion was perfect; no blemishes and a warm, golden skin tone spoke of time in the sun. Everything about him seemed perfect – almost too perfect. Her eyes fell on his lips, and her breath caught. Shaking her head she looked back up at him and leaned away. Something in his eyes almost looked disappointed when she moved.

It's time for the giveaway! To win an eBook of this amazing book, simply post a comment below with your name and email address. The giveaway will end 18th November!

Wait! There's more! Nichole will also be giving away a grand prize, as shown below :) (Now, that's A LOT of goodies!) To enter, simply comment on every tour stop. One comment per tour stop per person.

Be sure to check out the next tour stop at
Good luck!


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  5. I can't wait to read this book. It looks amazing!! :)

  6. thanks for the excerpt. i am starting to like the book ^^ i would love to win it.

  7. Love it!! This is waiting on my Kindle right now, and I'm so excited to start on it! Fabulous scene!!

  8. Loved the excerpt! I can't wait to read this book! Awesome giveaway!

  9. Dropping by to say hi. I was the Nov. 10th stop on the tour. What a great choice for an excerpt. I loved Roland and Ree together. :) Bye!

  10. I loved the excerpt! It has very baeutiful story, Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. Nicholechase Author7 September 2012 at 19:09

    Thanks for being part of the tour, Shiirley! This was such a fun scene to write, and there is so much more going on than this little bit hints.


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