Blog Tour: Cashmere

Author: Temple West
Series: Velvet #2
Genre: YA Paranormal
Page Length: 432 Pages
Publication Date: February 14, 2017
Publisher: In Medias Res Publications
Source: eARC 

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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?
Today I am thrilled to share a quirky Q&A with the inimitable Temple West, author of the Velvet trilogy.

1. If you were part of the cast of Twilight, which character would you be and why?
Anna Kendrick's character, Jessica. The snarky one.

2. What is one of your irrational fears?
That I'll get a papercut on my eyeball and go blind.

3. Do you own any cashmere besides Cashmere?
I do! I actually have a cashmere sweater-dress and a couple cashmere sweaters. Winter is coming, after all.

4. Can you share with readers the writing process and timeline for writing Cashmere? I recall you saying you wrote a large portion of this book in just a few short weeks!
Yes! I actually wrote about two or three chapters of it back when I was 19 and had just finished Velvet. Then I wrote another few chapters after I published Velvet when I was 25. Then I hit a massive case of writer's block for a year and a half and basically didn't write anything (long story). Then Kate Evangelista posted this on Twitter: "If it's important to you, you'll find a way. If it's not, you'll find an excuse." And that kind of jolted me out of my stupor and I sat down and wrote the next 90,000 words of Cashmere in 17 days.

5. If you were an ice cream flavor which one would you be and why? What ice cream flavor would Cashmere be?
A mutating flavor of coffee, peanutbutter, chocolate, and carmel. Cashmere would be a salted espresso flavor.

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.

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Giveaway Details:

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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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

Rachel is a teenaged unapologetic fangirl and perfectionist.

She loves reading for the escape it gives from reality and enjoys crying over books, swooning over characters, and laughing out loud over funny lines. She is a semi-recovering Netflix addict and a middle child of three.

You can find her on Twitter @yaperfectionist & Goodreads.


  1. I love these questions!!
    Thanks for being part of the tour!

  2. Velvet is actually a book still on my TBR that I do want to get to! I've heard it has a bit of a Twilight kind of vibe, and because I really like that saga, I think I will enjoy this one too.

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