Lovely button by Reading Into Hiding.
Q: What is a deal breaker for you in a book? For example, do you abhor love triangles? Or can’t deal with bad editing?
Geez... bad editing will ruin a whole book for me. I gave up She Smells the Dead after the first page... but then it wasn't just bad editing, it involved bad writing, too. >.> That is another deal breaker for me, I'm afraid.
Beautiful cover, though...
Oh, and Julie from New Adult Addiction reminded me of something that seriously pisses me off in adult books: WHY ARE THE HEROINES (almost) ALWAYS VIRGINS???!!! They can be good, kind-hearted, worthy of happiness and pure of mind without having to all be freaking virgins, ok!? And if it was only in historicals, which would be acceptable and, well, expected, it would be alright... but contemporary books are filled with virgins, too. Who are you trying to fool here?
Let's not forget the much older heroes, either. What's up with that, authors? Why do you write about young virgin girls from 18-22 years falling for 36-year old men or older? Can't they be nice, young men of, I don't know, 25 years old, or in some way just closer in age to the heroines? Maybe it wouldn't be so realistic for historicals, but it happens a lot in contemporary, too. I'm getting tired of imagining a man of my father's age with a girl my age. Just... yuck.
And don't even get me started on the unbelievable number of red heads and blondes in books, either. >.>
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