Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cashmere by Temple West | Quirky Q&A + Giveaway

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?

Quirky Q&A

If you had to endure any of the vampire side-effects, from any vampire lore, for the rest of your life which would you choose? (Garlic, mirrors, sunlight,etc)

What an interesting question! They're actually some pretty awful side-effects. I love the sun too much, so only going out at night is out. I love garlic so that's out. I love mirrors...but I could probably get around that if I just looked at myself through my phone camera, so let's go with my mirrors.

If Adrian was going to form a boy band with four other vampires (from any book movie or TV show) who would be in the group? And what types of songs would they sing?
Oh man! These are great questions. I mean having Dracula on like bass or something would be pretty fantastic. You've got the '80s Lost Boys and Selene from Underworld (and Bill Nighy!), then you got the whole cast of the The Vampire, this is hard. Okay let's say Dracula, Bill Nighy's Viktor from Underworld and Damon Salvatore from Vampire Diaries. Three bad-asses and a nerd. Maybe that's their band name.

If Caitlin were a handbag what style, brand, and color would she be?
A Gucci Soho red leather disco bag.

What is your favorite type of spoon?
The kind that come in McFlurries. Or wait, the big spoon. And the little spoon?

Would you rather wear cashmere or velvet? (the fabric or book)
I own way more cashmere than velvet but I like them both equally (how could I choose between my children?!).

Which aisle of a supermarket would your characters go to first?
The craft aisle. Possibly the coffee aisle.

How is your hair so epic?
Is it epic? Thank you! It has a mind of its own.

What is the meaning of life?

About Temple West:
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.

Giveaway Details:

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

Follow the Rest of the Tour

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 such a fun interview!! I love love love the boy band question.

    Thanks for being part of the tour!!

  2. I love this! Thank you so much Temple for the great giveaway!
    Rafflecopter name: Megan S.

  3. Love this interview! It really is quirky!