Release Day Blitz & 5 Star Review – Work of Art, The Collection by Ruth Clampett.

Release Day Blitz & 5 Star Review – Work of Art, The Collection by Ruth Clampett.

 

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Synopsis 1

A stroke of beauty

a palette of pain

a rendering of passion

…creating a work of art

 

In a life driven by passion, famed artist Maxfield Caswell lives in a world of brilliant color and drama, pushing his art and affairs to his emotional edge. He’s stunning, charismatic and celebrated in the art world, but are the trappings of fame also destroying him?

Ava Jacobs is diligently working toward an art career of her own when she’s swept off her feet by the self-destructive artist — creating a world of sensuality and all-consuming love. But will the pain of the past and turmoil of the present make their future uncertain? From desire and mystery to a muse that almost slips away, The Work of Art Collection will be the inspiration that has you breathless for the unveiling of their final masterpiece.

 

This beautifully written love story is finally being released as a collection (complete box set) for the first time and includes new material and extras.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Excerpt 1

“Max, I realize now I have to live my life with passion and go after exactly what I want.”

“What do you want, Ava?” His eyes search my expression for what’s still unspoken.

I look at him and smile before I hurl myself off the cliff. The anticipation of the freefall is delicious, because

I’m sure of where I’m going to land. I pause to study him for our final moment as two separate people.

Standing before me is my sparking live wire…his mind a verdant forest to endlessly wander. His uncontainable

spirit swirls around me, lifting me off the ground. My cheeks are windburned and my heart wildly racing from the

sheer force of it.

My gaze travels along his jaw, across his shoulders and down his thighs. I’m desperately hungry, because his body

and his beautiful face are the physical manifestation of everything I’ve ever desired.

My friend, my greatest love…my Max.

He looks at me expectantly.

“You,” I whisper. “I want you.”

 “Oh, Ava.” His voice is heavy with emotion as he steps forward and pulls me into his powerful arms. All of the

longing we’ve suffered through now defines the surge of passion between us. His hands press into me as if in prayer.

My next breath catches with a sob, and tears of joy and relief paint my face. But he gently brushes them away and

kisses the salty remains.

A shade of disbelief and confusion lingers. “You want me?” he whispers, as if he’s hoping so much to believe me.

His lips graze my cheek, pausing so close to mine. I imagine he wants to breathe in my response, draw it inside and let it

course through him like the blood that keeps his heart beating.

I grab his arms and shake him, my voice heated and urgent. I’m desperate to have him understand. “You have to know…I may

have fought it, but you’re all I’ve ever wanted. I don’t want to deny it for another day, another moment.”

This time he sways, rocks forward, and lifts me into his embrace.

Our kiss is desperate as our hearts join together. I’m drunk with his taste, my tongue sliding across his, my teeth grazing his

bottom lip before I sink further into him. His passion intoxicates me until I float out of my body to watch the scene before me.

We’re in a Maxfield Parrish amber-dipped landscape redefining the cinematic kiss. I imagine we’re near the edge of a cliff

with the world laid out before us. The sun’s about to sink behind the horizon while we hold onto each other, bracing against

the wind of all our past experiences as they whip past us. It’s a masterpiece. This moment should be in an elaborately gilded

frame hanging in the Louvre.

 

 

 

 

 

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Let me tell you right from the start, this is a collection you need to read. This is a beautifully written story that while it does start off slow because it’s setting up everything, it eventually moves onto becoming a story that will capture your attention and won’t let go till you are left gasping at the end of each part and diving into the next and ultimately finishing the collection with a satisfied sigh.

Stories like these don’t come along very often and when they do you treasure them. I adored Max and Ava. This was a couple who go through a lot over the course of the three parts but come out better people and you will too for taking the journey with them.

What I really enjoyed with this story was the sweeping saga of it. It doesn’t all get wrapped up in a neat bow by the end of the first part, it’s a trilogy and so much happens in these books that you could be forgiven for thinking it’s a much larger book overall.  But the author manages to move the story along without making it feel rushed and you get to enjoy and lose yourself in the storyline.

In Maxwell Caswell our hero, we have the tortured artist soul. He is an up and coming star in the art world but seems hell bent on destroying every opportunity he has. Fame seems to be eating him alive and there’s no one around to help him. Or there want till he meets his muse Ava.

Ava Jacobs our heroine is steadily working her way up the art world ladder. Her life is good. A job she loves, great friends who are more like family and the freedom to work towards her goal of writing for an art magazine. Ava is working at an art show when her life is changed forever. That’s when she meets Max and things will never be the same again.

I’m not going to give too much away, this is a story that you will want to enjoy without knowing all the spoilers. But what I will say is that it’s emotionally engaging read that you will not want to put down once you start.

I finished this collection with a big fat happy contented sigh. The epilogue is just……wonderful is the only word I have for it. You will not be disappointed how this book ends. I have unashamedly fallen in love with Max and Ava.

With the addition of the new material told from Max’s POV, it just makes this story even more memorable. It was definitely one of my favourite reads for the year.

I want to say a huge thank you to the author for bringing these two to the page. I hope my words have conveyed my gratitude.

(Note : originally this collection was released separately and has now been made into a collection with extras that take it to a new level.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Amazon US  Amazon UK  Amazon CA    Nook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Ruth Clampett, daughter of legendary animation director, Bob Clampett, has spent a lifetime surrounded by art and animation. A graduate of Art Center College of Design, her careers have included graphic design, photography, VP of Design for WB Stores and teaching photography at UCLA. She now runs her own studio as the fine art publisher for Warner Bros. where she’s had the opportunity to know and work with many of the greatest artists in the world of animation and comics.

The Work of Art Trilogy is Ruth’s third publishing endeavor, following Animate Me and Mr. 365. She lives in Los Angeles and is heavily supervised by her teenage daughter, lovingly referred to as Snarky, who loves art and visiting museums as much as her mom.

 

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