Welcome to Meet The Newbies, a co-hosted event from Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books and I, in which we introduce you to all of the new kids in school aka the 2015 debut authors.
Meet 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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Meet her debut novel:
Author: Temple West
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Published: May 12, 2015 from Swoon Reads
First rule of dealing with hot vampire bodyguards? Don't fall in love.
After losing both her parents before age seventeen, aspiring designer Caitlin Holte feels like her whole world has been turned upside down, and that was before the terrifying encounter with a supernatural force. Then, she learns that her hot bad-boy neighbor, Adrian—who might have just saved her life—is actually a half-demon vampire.
Suddenly Caitlin is stuck with a vampire bodyguard who feels that the best way to protect her is to become her pretend boyfriend. Trouble is, Caitlin is starting to fall in love for real, while Adrian can never love a human. Caitlin trusts Adrian to keep her safe from his demon father, but will he be able to protect her heart?
I have already read and adored Velvet! You can check out my review, fan cast, and playlist for it HERE
Hello book friends!My name is Temple West. Rachel and Dana invited me to be a part of their Meet the Newbs blog series and I'm honored to share some very spiffy information with you about my debut YA paranormal romance novel, VELVET.To whet your appetite, some book trailers:Trailer the First
Trailer One After One of Five (i.e. Trailer Two)
Final Trailer (the fifth)
Nextly! Two truths and a lie:
- My book is about telekinetic dolphins from the not-so-distant future.
- My book is about half-demon vampire bodyguards.
- My book is about the proper method of combining ICEE flavors at 7-11
Finally! Some details:The Swoon Reads author tour happens May 12-20, check out cities and dates HERE
Yes, VELVET is part of a trilogy (worry not about the ending of the book, my friends -- more is coming)
I am on the Instagram and the Twitter as @ByTempleWest and on the Tumblr as TempleWest, and my website is ByTempleWest.com
I love questions. Tweet at me, tag me on Instagram, or message me using the contact form on m'website.
I hope you enjoy Velvet and all the other great Swoon Reads novels!
Check out our kick-off post to win a bundle of debut ARCs.
Meet some of the other newbies! Check out their posts and giveaways:
- Melinda Salisbury
- Becky Wallace
- Jen Brooks
- Elaine Dimopoulos
- Jenny Martin
- Holly Bodger
- Gina Ciocca
- Maggie Lehrman
- Renee Ahdieh
- N.K Traver
- Kelly Loy Gilbert
- Francesca Zappia
- Stacey Lee
- Mary McCoy
- Moriah McStay