Book Review: What It Takes by Kathryn Ascher

Book Review: What It Takes by Kathryn Ascher

Title: What It Takes
Author: Kathryn Ascher
Publisher: BQB Publishing
Release Date: May 27th 2014
Rating: 4.5/5
I love finding Debut Novels that rock. “What It Takes” by Kathryn Ascher is one of these brilliant debut works that make me want for more.
This romance centers around Kelsey Morgan, a small-town girl with the ambition to make it big in Los Angeles. That premise alone invites trouble, and trouble there is plenty. Mostly in the romance department.
The build up between the two main characters was spaced perfectly, the background well enough established without disrupting the flow. Only the end of the book felt slightly rushed, the one negative aspect of the book.
New Adult romances and romance in general work within a certain formula, and Kathryn Ascher has used that formula to her advantage. A great read for a lazy summer day!
I am very much looking forward to reading more about this new Author. Wonderful debut!

Serena – A Short Film (Review)

I love artfully done short films, may they be a documentary, a extended music video turned into a short film, or a story. Wigs has brought forth a few short films on their channel (available to stream on their channel as well as their YouTube Channel). “Serena” is one of these creations, masterfully done, staring Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyers Club) and Alfred Molina (Not Without My Daughter).

Centering around a very confined space – the confessional of a Catholic Church, both manage to capture the essence and power of a tender story, a woman falling for the “wrong” man, the man on the other side of the confessional, turning the setting almost romantic. This short film, and the expressive performances, are a real gem. ¬†Watch it for yourself:

I truly think that the casting for this project was precise, and could not have been better, with Alfred Molina using his close-ups to portray an deeply convincing Priest.

I invite you to explore more of the short stories and documentaries, as well as ground-breaking series that Wigs has to offer.