Posted in 4 paws, Review, romance on June 18, 2013

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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

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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?



I thought this was a fun romance novel. I have always loved animation (of all types) so this book was very enjoyable for me!  I loved the drawings in the book.  I could tell the characters were younger (in their 20’s) because I could see their immaturity through their personalities and actions.  I felt like this made it more real because a lot of people that age aren’t quite sure of who they are yet.  I liked that the “pretty” girl fell for the geek, even though once cleaned up he wasn’t quite so geeky and more hunky!  There are some “hot” romance scenes, but nothing you wouldn’t find in any other book!

We enjoyed this and give it 4 paws.


About the Author

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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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Tour Giveaway:

(1) Prize Pack: a Print Copy of Animate Me, an Animate Me Travel Mug, and a print (small poster) of ‘B-Girl’ signed by Ruth Clampett and the artist Juan Ortiz. – US/Canada

(3) Print copies – US/Canada

(5) eBook copies gifted from Amazon – International countries that can accept Amazon gifted books

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