I definitely recommend Velvet and Cashmere by Temple West if you like YA paranormal romance!  I seriously had so much fun with it (see my review here). Thank you to author Temple West for stopping by my blog to do this Q&A to celebrate the release of Cashmere today!

And make sure you check out the bottom of the post for an awesome giveaway 🙂

About the Book:

  • Title: CASHMERE
  • Author: Temple West
  • Release Date: February 14, 2017
  • Publisher: In Medias Res Publications
  • Pages: 460
  • Find it:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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 kidnapped to, 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?

About 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.

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Author Q&A:

1) Describe Velvet & Cashmere in 3 words?
Nerdy vampire banter.

2) Which scene in either book was the most fun to write?
End of chapter 22, hands down. You’ll know it when you read it.

3) Did you listen to any songs in particular while writing Cashmere?
I wish I was an author who did that sort of thing, it would be much more interesting. Alas, I find music extraordinarily distracting, so I usually write in virtual silence, or with minimal white noise. Does Sounds of the Washing Machine count?

4) Who would you cast in the movie version of your books?
This question gets harder every year because actors age at a faster rate than my characters. Also, the older I get, the less familiar I am with teenage heartthrobs. I’m becoming quite the curmudgeon. If you’re willing to suspend your disbelief about the actual age of people, here goes m’list:

  • Caitlin Holte: Mia Wasikowska or Zoey Deutch
  • Adrian de la Mara: Logan Lerman or maybe Robert Sheehan
  • Julian de la Mara: Taron Egerton
  • Lucian de la Mara: Pierce Gagnon
  • Trish Fields: Brie Larson
  • Kalare: Ruby Rose or Natalia Tena

There’s about 3 dozen other characters I could list but we’ll leave that to the casting directors 😉

5) What were some of your favorite books when you were in high school?
Really into epic fantasy (still am), so anything by Brandon Sanderson, Roberty Jordan, or Terry Goodkind.

6) Would you rather write in rainy or sunny weather?
Rainy. The darker it is, the more I can concentrate. Because I, too, am a vampire.

7) Do you have any advice to beginning authors looking to be published?
Write every day, get professional feedback, accept criticism but also learn to think critically about your own work, and don’t expect to sell the first novel you finish.

Thanks so much for sharing & congratulations on Cashmere!


1 winner will received signed copies of Velvet and Cashmere, International.  Temple is supplying the giveaway and her rules are here.  Please include the link in your post.  Giveaway ends 2/22/17.

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