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?
A: Unfortunately, a lot of things tend to be a deal breaker for me and I think it's because you never like a book for just one reason, so why would you dislike a book for one, too? I do greatly dislike love triangles, mostly because I've never seen one tastefully done. (Wait, I take that back. Patricia Briggs did an excellent love triangle in her Mercy Thompson series.) Poor writing is a huge turn-off. So are crappy main characters, stalker-y love interests, and cookie cutter plots. Ultimately, though, I think the biggest, singular deal breaker for me is lack of passion. If I don't sense an author's passion behind their words, in their story, I just won't bother. Because if I think the author doesn't care, why should I?