Work of Art part 2: The Unveiling by Ruth Clampett-Review and Blog Tour
Work of Art Part 2
by Ruth Clampett
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
Release Date: January 5, 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 5, 2015
Famed artist, Maxfield Caswell is missing.
Three of his major paintings have been savagely defaced and his house left in ruins. As his friends search for him, does his muse, Ava, hold the key?
Before the hope of love is lost, secrets will be told, spirits will be broken, and a price will be paid.
From the cave dwellings of New Mexico to the shores of Malibu, Max and Ava’s journey tests them to their limits. As they render passion and pain in broad strokes, will their all-consuming love rise from the debris?
REVIEW: THE UNVEILING is the second installment in Ruth Clampett’s contemporary, adult Work of Art romance series focusing on tormented and troubled artist Maxfield Caswell and his muse Ava Jacobs. The continuing story focuses on Max’s spiral out of control and Ava’s need to save the man with whom she has fallen in love. The Unveiling should not be read as a stand alone due to the nature of the series format and the information imparted in each successive installment.
Told from first person point of view (Ava) THE UNVEILING is a passionate, edgy and revealing look at the dark side of fame and one man’s struggle with mental instability, mistrust and emotional breakdown. Maxfield Caswell is a man whose need for one woman overrides all sense of responsibility and trust; he is a man doomed to destroy the woman that he loves through betrayal, heartbreak and fear. Unable to accept Ava’s love at face value, Max continues to push Ava at every opportunity; his apprehension, issues of trust and anxiety, and overwhelming obsession for Ava find Max and Ava at crossroads towards the future.
Max is a man whose responses to everything are extreme: from jealousy, depression, hopelessness and obsession Max’s continued fall into the abyss finds the man with thoughts of betrayal and mistrust, resentment and patterns of behavior that scream ‘warning’ with every encounter. As Ava’s success continues to climb, Max’s demons will grow stronger until he may have pushed away the woman that he loves. He is vulnerable to suggestion; continues to push at personal boundaries; and is unable to accept the truth. Jealousy runs rampant in Max’s obsessive world.
Ruth Clampett’s intense and passionate WORK OF ART series focuses on a man whose psychological and emotional behavior are not only personally destructive but professionally as well. While many artists are brooding and angst ridden there is a fine line between professional behavior and psychological nightmare; in this, Maxfield Caswell is a man who has lost all control of his emotional well being.
The supporting and secondary characters drive a good portion of the storyline as they focus their attention on Ava and the destructive nature of her relationship with Max. The world building continues to focus on Ava’s rising success as a writer; Max’s need and obsession with Ava; and the behind the scenes negotiations in the business of art. The sex scenes are intimate, provocative and sensual. There is no denying that Max loves Ava but it is the obsessive nature of that love that leads to questions of sanity and emotional stability.
Click HERE for our review of WORK OF ART Book I: The Inspiration
Copy supplied by the tour promoter.
Reviewed by Sandy
Work of Art
The Inspiration #1
by Ruth Clampett
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
Release Date: November 4, 2014
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 4, 2014
Click HERE for the WORK OF ART: The Inspiration trailer
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?
For years intelligent and bright-eyed Ava Jacobs has worked diligently toward a career in the art world. Ava is swept off her feet when she meets the passionate artist. She soon realizes, however, that he’s on a destructive path—one she doesn’t intend to join him on.
In the decadent world of patrons, art groupies, and predators, feisty and beautiful Ava knocks Max off his pedestal. A stunned Max sees something special in Ava and offers her an opportunity she can’t refuse. As their lives and passions collide, will he realize that she alone has the power to heal him? Can their hearts come together to create their own work of art?
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.