Nothing irks me more than when I'm reading, happily lost in wherever the author has carried me, and I come across a word or phrase that doesn't fit the moment. I'm all about reading to build vocabulary, that's not what I mean. I mean those moments when the prose is too twisted, a bit too clever maybe, or even just out of character.
How characters think and speak is an integral part of world building for a paranormal romance novel - or any genre. It helps weave the spell that keeps the reader