Friday, February 10, 2017

Blog Tour - Excerpt and Quotes: Cashmere (Velvet Trilogy #2) by Temple West

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Cashmere by Temple WestCashmere
(Velvet Trilogy #2)
by Temple West
February 14, 2017
460 pages

Goodreads Summary:
This high-stakes sequel to Velvet proves that when you’re the only human caught in a paranormal war, high school can get a little tricky. With Adrian’s brother trapped in hell, the Praetorian Guard has made Stony Creek their base of operations, but Caitlin has a bad feeling they’re more interested in her than in finding Lucian. Caught in a sea of conspiracies and lies, Caitlin and Adrian perform a risky magical procedure in an attempt to protect Caitlin from compulsion.

Relieved that her nightmares have ended, Caitlin is disturbed to find that something even stranger has taken their place.

Determined to get on with her life, even amid a crazy paranormal manhunt, she applies for a competitive summer fashion internship in New York. Searching desperately for answers about what Caitlin might be, how Adrian’s father is involved, and where Lucian has been taken, Caitlin and Adrian must rely on each other to survive. But when the truth finally comes to light, the consequences are unimaginable.

And the question still haunts them both: even if they survive, how will they deal with the fact that Adrian is immortal and Caitlin is not?



He laughed, then shrugged out of his motorcycle jacket and slipped it around my shoulders over my coat. I look at him funny.

"Thanks, but I'm actually pretty warm."

"You're about to get very, very cold."


"Are you ready?"

"No. But go ahead."

"I love you."

"I know."

He smiled at the Star Wars reference and kissed me, letting it linger, letting it turn serious. Just as I was about to suggest we postpone the whole compulsion thing until after we'd made out, he pulled back, shaking his head apologetically.

"Suppose we don't have time for that," he muttered.

I kissed him again, lightly. "I think you owe me a date after this."

He grinned, and put his hands on either side of my face, leaning in. Once again, his eyes flared from gray to molten, liquid silver. Since this was compulsion, not just a scan, or whatever they called it, his irises morphed, swirling slowly.

He murmured words, lyrical and soothing, in whatever language it was that vampires used to compel people. Not English- not anything I recognized. Maybe not eve really words at all. Maybe it was more of a song, power manifesting as sound.

And then suddenly, it was cold. It was unbearably, soul-shatteringly cold. My lungs froze, unable to contract. My blood felt sluggish in my veins. There was a ringing in my ears, a sudden, sharp scent of pine trees. The light was all at once so bright I thought my skull would split open.

A headache began to form right between my eyes; a scalpel pushing its way through the back of my head. A full minute later, he blinked, and I blinked, and it was over.

He brushed the tears away from my cheeks, searching my face, looking worried. "How do you feel?"

I closed my eyes and pressed them into the heels of my hands, the daylight still to bright to handle. "Like you drove an icicle through my skull," I grumbled. I felt dizzy, sick to my stomach, and extraordinarily sensitive to the cool air, but he didn't need to know that. "Otherwise fine. Is it done?"

"It's done."

After a long moment my stomach settled and I opened my eyes.



Don't you just want to know what comes next? ;) I hope you guys like this little snippet I picked out! I'm also currently reading Cashmere and here are a few quotes I quite enjoy:

"When it comes to this stuff, it has to be our burden, together. Our plan. Our choice. I have to be able to trust you or this is all going to fall apart." (eARC, Loc 270).

"I prefer brooding silences built up over decades. Way sexier." (eARC, Loc 1953).

"The ache of missing her was the sadness upon which every other sadness rested. And as much as that weighed, as much as it hurt, it also kept me grounded." (eARC, Loc 2291).

Temple WestAbout the Author:
Temple West, debut author of the YA paranormal romance Velvet, is as nerdy in real life as she is on the Twitter. Armed with a very shiny English degree, she spent four months in Oxford holed up at the Radcliffe Camera amongst the hush of ancient books and the rich musk of academia. Returning to Los Angeles, she acquired a concurrent degree in film, mostly as an excuse to write essays about The Princess Bride and Hook. She can sew (poorly), drive stick (please fasten your seatbelt), and mostly lift her feet off the ground while stuttering into first gear on a very small motorcycle. She currently lives in Seattle and is the proud mother to a one-year- old laptop and a vintage Remington typewriter.

1 winner will received signed copies of Velvet and Cashmere, International. The author is supplying the giveaway and her rules are here. Giveaway ends 2/22/17.
Tour Schedule:
February 7 -- The Book Hookup -- Character Interview
February 8 -- Literary Dust -- Review
February 9 -- DanaSquare -- Quirky Q&A
February 10 -- BookCatPin -- Book Excerpt / Quotes
February 11 --  The Book Academy -- Video Interview
February 12 -- And Then There Were Books -- Review
February 13 -- Zara's Scribblings -- Excerpt
February 14 -- A Page With a View -- Interview
February 15 -- Crossroads Reviews -- Review
February 16 --  Adventures of a  Book Junkie -- Interview
February 17 -- Bumblebee Books -- Spotlight
February 18 -- Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile -- Book Excerpt / Quotes
February 19 -- A Perfection Called Books -- Quirky Q&A
February 20 -- A Leisure Moment -- Quirky Q&A
February 21 -- Living Within Fiction -- Interview


  1. This was a great choice for the excerpt!! I love this story and I hope you enjoy it!!

    Thanks for being part of the tour!!

    1. I evilly wanted people to suffer, I mean be curious for what comes after the "What?" ;)

      Thank you so much for organizing the tour and letting me be a part of it Stacee!

  2. Seems like a really interesting book! I'll definitely have to check it out. :)

    Btw, I actually came across you on Twitter, which prompted me to check out your blog since I've been looking for new blogs to follow. So, you have yourself a new blog follower! :) I look forward to reading your future entries.

  3. That excerpt is evil!!! My husband is buying me the book for Valentine's Day :)

    1. LOL #sorrynotsorry XD I hope you're reading it now ;)

  4. I love this excerpt, Eileen! I really need to read the first book in the series. :)

    Jess @ Fairytales and Books

    1. It's a really fun vampire series so I hope you get to it :)


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