Task 1: Make a list of the top 3 treasonous crimes against books that an author can commit.
(in no particular order)
1. "Alpha-hole" heroes. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against alpha-type heroes, usually. But when they're huge jerks (especially if they remain so during the course of the book), I most certainly do.
2. Cliffhanger endings. I don't like them. At all. I don't mind unresolved plot points and the like, but leaving characters in a life or death situation, or just before a huge reveal is a big, big no-no for me.
3. Love triangles. Just stop it.