Monday, June 17, 2013

Blog Tour: Animate Me by Ruth Clampett - Guest Post, Giveaway

Welcome to the blot tour for Animate Me by Ruth Clampett, a New Adult Contemporary Romance.  The tour is hosted by AToMR Tours.  You can check out the rest of the stops on the tour here.  My stop today features a guest post by Ruth Clampett, as well as a giveaway, which you can enter below.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Title: Animate Me
Author:  Ruth Clampett
Publisher: Clampett Studio (self-pub)
Release date: May 1, 2013
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
Animate Me is a fun and sexy contemporary romance.

Love struck animator, Nathan, has set his sights on Brooke, the Director of Development at their animation studio.

     He has worshipped her from afar for years and even created a comic book heroine named B-Girl in her likeness. When their paths cross he seizes the opportunity to make a good impression. As they grow closer a serious hindrance looms…her dwindling romance with Arnauld, head of the animation studio.

     When Arnauld realizes that Nathan is threatening his relationship with Brooke, he goes after him and it sparks an outrageous uprising at the studio. Havoc ensues from antics only a building full of creative cartoon people can create. In the midst of the drama Brooke has to decide whether to follow her heart or risk her impressive career, while Nathan pulls out all the stops to “woo” his girl.

     The conclusion has you cheering for our unlikely hero to capture his B-Girl’s heart…while he wins our hearts as well.

My Writing Cave
By Ruth Clampett

Although we have several desks at home, my writing space is on the couch in our family room at the very center of our house. There are high ceilings in that room, and space around me, which seems to give freedom for the characters in my head to wander until they find their way. I also enjoy writing outside. My imagination feels wild and unhindered out in the open.
One distinct clue in my cave picture is the dip in the sofa cushions where my butt is firmly planted every night from about ten p.m. until midnight-my writing time after a long day of work. I’ve sat there writing many nights where I’ve fallen asleep with my laptop precariously perched on my knees. After those writing sessions it’s interesting to wake up the next morning and see what did or didn’t happen in my story.

My dog Jace is often curled up at my side while I write. I also keep written notes at my fingertips and my iPod on with the playlist I create for each story I’m writing. Nothing can get me more inspired than the perfect song for a particular character or scene. There’s a glass within reach and whether it is full of water or wine will often steer the direction things take with the story. Everything contributes to my writing mood: the fireplace across from me lit, the twinkly lights hung in the corner, my Wonder Woman figurine cheering me on.

To me, once I’m comfortable and the stage is set, anything can happen. I love the unpredictability and mental adventure of writing. I love it when my characters surprise me and keep me up late, even though it makes the mornings rough. It’s my magic hour, the high point of my day when I finally settle onto my couch, and feel that excitement as I pull my laptop open and call out to my characters, “Hey guys, I’m back…what shall we do tonight?”

About the Author

Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. Graduating from Art Center College of Design  with a BFA in photography, Ruth opened her own Design/Photography studio and also taught photography at UCLA. In 1993 she joined Warner Bros. almost fifty years after her father left the studio and worked her way up to VP of Design for the WB Studio Stores. Now operating her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. she has had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics.

After telling stories visually her entire life and a fan-girl at heart, Ruth was introduced to the on-line world of fan-fiction and started writing stories inspired by the colorful people and events in her life. Over two million hits, and thousands of reviews later, Ruth is publishing her first novel, Animate Me, a contemporary romance set in the animation world. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who plans the summer around their yearly sojourn to Comic Con.

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  1. I loved the trailer. So cute!

  2. I always love to see where author's do their writing, and their routine. What an adorable dog! And I love the book's cover. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jace is adorable! What a cute little muse. ;)

    I bought this one on release day because it just sounded so darn good!

  4. This sounds like a lot of fun! Thanks for sharing!

  5. This sounds funny! Laughter is always a good thing!

  6. Love this book! It's a must read! Awesome giveaway and cool to get an inside look!

  7. 1. I LOVE her dog. <3!

    2. The cover alone makes me want to read this book.

    3. Def. adding to my to-read list!

  8. It sounds amazing,good luck everyone


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