B-Sides and Rarities by K. Webster – Review

B-Sides and Rarities: A Collection of Unfinished Madness

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Peeking into the head of a writer is like opening the door to a room filled with lunatics, villains, and demons—all running amuck while screaming at exactly the same time. In other words, complete chaos. Most days, authors are able to quieten those voices in their head and focus on the ones who yell the loudest. They are able to clutch onto the hand of the most important character and pull them from the fray.
But what happens when they’re all screaming much too loudly? What happens when they all speak at once and they pull the author into the depths of their fiery hell?
Writer’s block, that’s what.
Have you ever wondered why an author jumped into a different story while in the middle of a series you’ve been following or why they are taking too long to release or why they’ve gone genre hopping?
Well, I’ll tell you why.
They’re in hell.
The hell of their own mind.
In most cases, the writer will open new documents and tell portions of these character’s stories if only to shut them up for a while. Other times, it’s because the author simply needs to feel useful or productive when their work in progress has come to a screeching halt. Regardless of the reason, you can ask just about any writer in this world and they’ll show you right to a folder on their desktop or a notebook of many scribblings of unfinished stories.
This is our therapy. Our coping mechanism.
And most days, as a reader, you’re only welcome into the world of our stunning, finished works of art we’ve spent months and months agonizing over. The beautiful final product of our blood, sweet, tears, and insanity. Nobody ever lets you in to see what wasn’t ever meant for the world. The imperfect. The incomplete. The utter madness.
Nobody would ever share that with the world, right?
Well, they’d have to be a little crazy.
They’d have to be me.
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WARNING: This is a collection of incomplete stories. Some end abruptly, almost as quickly as they started. Others let you sink your teeth in just a bit before pushing you away. A couple will leave you pulling at your hair and cursing for more. In this collection, it’s all about beginnings…there are no climaxes or epic endings. It’s madness I tell you! Enter at your own risk.

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Review

4.5-Stars

My Thoughts

I love everything about this book. The title, the format, the idea of pulling back the curtain and seeing all the random stories that are inside the writer’s head. For me the title could not be more perfect, because this feels like a mix tap of sorts. Imagine if our beloved writers wrote songs instead of novels… that is what this is, small beautiful snippets of potentially longer stories.

I love the warnings that K Webster puts on her books, and this is no exception:
WARNING: This is a collection of incomplete stories. Some end abruptly, almost as quickly as they started. Others let you sink your teeth in just a bit before pushing you away. A couple will leave you pulling at your hair and cursing for more. In this collection, it’s all about beginnings…there are no climaxes or epic endings. It’s madness I tell you! Enter at your own risk.

And in this case heed the warning. While this is a set of amazing stories, each one is a small “demo” tape for a larger story. I loved each story, so I will not play favorites or spoil the fun of what’s to come, but trust that you will love what’s inside. You will not want to skip around or skip tracks, although you may want to throw your kindle a few times, but you may want to rewind several times to go over your favorite parts or spend more time with your favorite characters. That is the beauty of K Webster’s writing. One minute you loathe a character and the next you are begging for more. Highly recommend picking up this amazing anthology of snippets.

A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

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About the Author

K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

Website  •  Facebook  •  Twitter  •  Goodread

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