Thursday, May 2, 2013

Animate Me by Ruth Clampett ~ Excerpt & Giveaway

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Title: Animate Me
Author:  Ruth Clampett
Release date:  May 1, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  New Adult-Adult

Book Description:

She seemed far beyond his reach…could love draw them together?
For years shy animator Nathan has carried a torch for Brooke, the beautiful and dynamic Director of Development at their animation studio, even creating B-Girl, a comic-book heroine in her likeness. When a new project throws the two of them together, lovestruck Nathan finally seizes his moment – only to find Arnauld, head of the animation studio, claiming exclusive rights to Brooke’s affections.

But Nathan, it turns out, is not giving up on his dreams so easily. With inspired determination, he sets out to be the super hero of wooing his girl. Threatened by his persistence, Arnauld plays dirty – only to spark an uprising at the studio that unleashes the sort of havoc only a building full of frustrated animators can create.  While Nathan pulls out all the stops to win his B-girl, Brooke has to choose. Should she pursue the sparkling career that has taken her years to build…or follow her heart?



"You look so damn sexy in that tux. Will you wear it again for me sometime?"

"Whenever you want," I murmur as I caress her soft skin just above her ankle. I reach over and start to undo the other sandal.

"You know, Nathan, when the time comes I'm going to have a really hard time sharing you with another girl."

Oh Brooke, you didn't just say that, did you? I can't help but look at her shocked.

She must take my expression the wrong way because her expression falls.

"Oh, but of course. You're nothing like Arnauld. You probably couldn't be with more than one woman at a time. Could you?"

"No, I wouldn't want to be." I state firmly before I think how she will react.

She nods as she watches me touch her. With one hand tenderly massaging the ball of her foot, the other runs up her calf, each stroke just a little higher.

She closes her eyes and moans again. I notice her legs pull further apart, just slightly, yet the suggestion is there. She lifts the hem of her dress up higher. I'm so excited I can barely breathe.

I picture kissing her between her legs and desire rips through me.

Oh Brooke, can I? Please…please…

Marvin Gaye's seductive voice in the background is encouraging me to make my move and get it on with Brooke. When he sings how he’s held back the feeling for so long I shake my head knowingly. I also know I may never have this opportunity again.

My hands are now stroking each calf evenly and I take a deep breath and stop at her knees. I’m empowered, sensing the spirit of Marvin is with me. My fingers press into the soft skin, gently parting her legs far enough for me to fit in between. She opens her eyes just as I lean down and begin kissing her on the inside of her thigh, just above her knee.

Her sigh is ragged and wanting as I lower myself even closer. It gives me hope that she'll let me pleasure her this intimate way. Rachel always said this was something I was truly great at. Now if I don't get too nervous and fumble, it will be Brooke's turn to find out why.

About the author:

Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director Bob Clampett, grew up surrounded by artists and animators. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, she has been VP of Design for Warner Brothers Studio Stores and taught photography at UCLA. Today she runs her own studio and as the Fine Art publisher for Warner Brothers Studios has come to know and work with some of the world’s greatest artists in the fields of animation and comics.

From this colorful background comes Ruth’s first novel, Animate Me, a fun and sexy, unique and engaging contemporary romance.

Ruth lives and works in Los Angeles, strictly supervised by her teenage daughter, who helps plan their summer around their yearly pilgrimage to the San Diego Comic Con.

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  1. I don't know if this is one that I would read, but great excerpt. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I really like that excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I think this looks cute and the trailer was cute too.

  4. The excerpt is really good, and the trailer is beyond cute. Thanks for sharing!

  5. this looks so cute, I definitely want to read this one.

  6. The cover is so cute! Thanks for the giveaway. :)