TEMPLE WEST

YA paranormal romance novelist and author of the Velvet Trilogy

Temple West | YA paranormal romance novelist and author of the Velvet Trilogy

Cover art by Brian Wooden

Brace for Impact

An intimate collection of poetry from Temple West, author of the Velvet Trilogy, concerning death, depression, love, sex, family, humanity, young adulthood, and women. At times raw and pointed, Brace for Impact leaves room for hope and the gentle vulnerability of the search for an earnest life.

Stunningly honest, admirably brave, Brace for Impact reveals intimate, analytical responses to some of life’s most visceral moments that eventually form a love song to hope. Longings float between the agony of careless touch to the glee of feeling known. Sometimes a guttural outcry, sometimes a mirthful quip, West’s poetic voice is not to be missed and proves her a fearless writer.
— Stephanie Platter, Kindred Magazine
Filled with unique cadences and brilliant imagery, Brace for Impact is heartbreaking and relatable, but most of all hopeful. Extremely relevant for today’s society, it is not to be missed.
— Stacee Evans, Adventures of a Book Junkie