The definition of killjoy is someone who take's the joy or enjoyment out of something.
So here's what happened. This weekend I finished my WIP, book 4 of my Sugar Babies, Inc. series. Yeah!
In celebration I decided to buy some books. If you're like me, when you're working it's very rare to take the time to read. You're focused on the goal, finishing you own novel and try not to get distracted by anything else. Of course, we all have other responsibilities that require out attention, but reading is a pleasure, one I save for down times or if I just can't help myself.
Anyway, I bought eleven books. I know, a pretty lofty goal considering I'm already working on a new novel. Some I've been wanting for a while and others just caught my eye. Immediately I immersed myself in erotic romance, reading the first one in an afternoon and leaving a glowing, well-deserved review. Moving on to the second book, I was impressed. It had a great storyline, interesting characters and was well written, not a lot of distracting errors, that kind of thing. There was A LOT of description, but hey, I've read Gone With The Wind more times than I can remember, and the Twilight Series at least three times, so length doesn't faze me.
And then it happened! Right in the middle, a sentence that stopped me cold! It turned me off with a capital T faster than a cop's flashlight shining in the back window of a steamy car. I tried to move on; I liked the story, but I kept hearing him say that to her. Now I know that not all readers like everything, I mean we all have our favorite kink, but this book was so good, until this sentence reached out and slapped me!
So here is my question to you:
What is your 'killjoy'?
What will make you immediately stop reading and close that book you just paid for?
Do you just skim over it and pretend it didn't happen?
I curious if I'm in the minority here, or oversensitive about certain things?
This is kind of how I felt.
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