Depends if it's a long story and well written, then I will probably stick with it. Maybe not read it in one sitting, but I will read it. If it has a prequel but doesn't have link to it anywhere, then that turns me off, because I would rather read the prequel first so I have a better handle of the story. And it really annoys me when an author says that you 'don't have to read the first story first in order to read this.' Hello! Wouldn't it enhance my understanding and possible enjoyment of the current story to read what has gone on before? That being said, I have probably been guilty of this once or twice but it really does annoy me.