Aure `Reading With the Dark`

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Some Advice From IT Professionals on How to Handle the Latest Goodreads Shenanigans

As I mentioned in an earlier post, my husband is a programmer. He works for an international company with a high bar for its IT staff. 


I ran GR's latest nonsense--their claim that Booklikes is causing Goodreads content to be deleted--past him, and the verdict is that this is actually probably GR's fault. More than likely is has to do with flaws in their API code that are more like security holes than features. Other sites should never be able to delete GR user content. The fact that it may have somehow happened indicates that the blame lies with Goodreads, and they're trying to use Booklikes as a scapegoat.


My husband also ran this past his colleagues, who agreed that there's only one way to handle this:


Run. Pack up your shit and get the hell out of dodge, because Goodreads is not a site you can trust. Their API code is a mess and they're trying to blame it on someone else so they don't have to take responsibility for exposing their user base to potential security breaches. The best thing you can do for yourself is jump ship.


I'm appalled at Goodreads' behavior. Their lack of professionalism and unwillingness to take responsibility for their mistakes is horrifying. They're a shit snowball rolling down a hill and with each new fuck up, the mess gets uglier and uglier. Find a place that respects you as a user, a place that doesn't try to censor you and doesn't think you're an idiot who can't see through their bullshit. That place is not Goodreads. 

Reblogged from Kaia

How To: Easily Embed a Font

I'm a very wordy person when trying to explain something, so I'll do my best to keep it short and to the point.


First of all, your blog's font is most likely Arial - a default font that's used everywhere.  You can change this with an override of custom CSS when you go to customize your blog. Custom CSS goes in the little bitty box at the bottom.



But we're not really going to get into that here. We're gonna take the short cut, because I'm lazy and I'm pretty sure I'd screw things up. So, what we're going to do is change this:


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Reblogged from Rabbit Reads

An open letter to Goodreads from author Leah Raeder

I came across this recently and thought it was a very well thought out and very eloquent letter about the recent changes on Goodreads. As I was reading I was applauding what she had to say.




With the way things have been going on that site, I decided to reblog it here so that if it were to be deleted, it wouldn't be lost forever.  


From the keyboard of Leah Raeder:

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Reblogged from Lindsay - from Co2BL

Make Your Wish on BookLikes: or, How a Site SHOULD Run

The BookLikes folks are doing their level best to make Goodreads refugees like me feel heard, and feel welcome. I am very, very grateful to them for this.--RMD


How's your BookLikes experience so far? We hope you're enjoying your time here. We're doing our best to create perfect space for readers and authors with your help, of course. Here are several information that we felt you would like to know :)


BookLikes lets you create your own personal webpage ready to customize and fill with your reviews and books. You can also use your own domain with absolutely no fees, to make it happen go to Settings.


We would also like to inform all BookLikes member who already use their domains that we've changed our DNS, please update them to new ones: to make your site work properly.


Recently we've also received many messages, tweets and comments with your suggestions and requests considering further development. Thank you all! We release one new feature every Thursday and they are mainly based on requests made by our community so if you have more, bring them on :-)



The following list presents several your ideas that we'll definitely put online and start working on right now :-)


Exclusive Shelf - then you'll be able to shelve books on a thematic shelf without necessity of selecting reading status (read, planning to read, currently reading), e.g. Books I haven't finished.


Discussion rooms - they will let you create groups and book clubs to discuss your  reads.


Export to csv - we want you to feel safe and sound on BookLikes and it refers to your content as well. 


PM - you will be able to communicate directly thanks to private messages.


Apps - the fist one is set free and ready to be uploaded (BookLikes Scanner) and more are in progress, including Android and Widows 8.


Synchronization - you'll be able to sync your other platforms with your BookLikes profile.


There's a lot of going on right now but we promise to import all your books, shelves and reviews and to answer all your messages :-)

Reblogged from Expendable Mudge Muses Aloud

Dreamfever (Fever, #4) by Karen Marie Moning

Dreamfever  - Karen Marie Moning, Natalie Ross, Phil Gigante



He has stolen her past, but MacKayla will never allow her sister’s murderer to take her future. Yet even the uniquely gifted sidhe-seer is no match for the Lord Master, who has unleashed an insatiable sexual craving that consumes Mac’s every thought—and thrusts her into the seductive realm of two very dangerous men, both of whom she desires but dares not trust. 

As the enigmatic Jericho Barrons and the sensual Fae prince V’lane vie for her body and soul, as cryptic entries from her sister’s diary mysteriously appear and the power of the Dark Book weaves its annihilating path through the city, Mac’s greatest enemy delivers a final challenge.…

It’s an invitation Mac cannot refuse, one that sends her racing home to Georgia, where an even darker threat awaits. With her parents missing and the lives of her loved ones under siege, Mac is about to come face-to-face with a soul-shattering truth—about herself and her sister, about Jericho Barrons…and about the world she thought she knew.


“I have a black sense of humor. You try living my life, see what color yours turns.” 

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Faefever (Fever #3) by Karen Marie Moning

Faefever  - Karen Marie Moning


'He calls me his Queen of the Night. I’d die for him. I’d kill for him, too'.When MacKayla Lane receives a torn page from her dead sister’s journal, she is stunned by Alina’s desperate words. And now MacKayla knows that her sister’s killer is close. But evil is closer. And suddenly the sidhe-seer is on the hunt: For answers. For revenge. And for an ancient book of dark magic so evil, it corrupts anyone who touches it.

Mac’s quest for the Sinsar Dubh takes her into the mean, shape-shifting streets of Dublin, with a suspicious cop on her tail. Forced into a dangerous triangle of alliance with V’lane, an insatiable Fae prince of lethally erotic tastes, and Jericho Barrons, a man of primal desires and untold secrets, Mac is soon locked in a battle for her body, mind, and soul. 

As All Hallows’ Eve approaches and the city descends into chaos, as a shocking truth about the Dark Book is uncovered, not even Mac can prevent a deadly race of immortals from shattering the walls between worlds—with devastating consequences.…




I always have this funny feeling in my stomach when I read this book.

I even had it when I read it the first time. It was my 4th now. 
Still - same hollow, sinking feeling.
Those who read this book will understand why.

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Thank You!

After Midnight - Santino Hassell



A wonderful gift!


Can't wait to read it! :)



Down to You (The Bad Boys, #1)

Down to You - M. Leighton

This was great!




"The scorching tale of one girl, two brothers and a love triangle…that’s not."


Well I hope not!

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1)

The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden (The Coincidence, #1) - Jessica Sorensen totally, amazing 5 Stars!!!!
Shooting Scars - Karina Halle well then..
Magic Rises -  Ilona Andrews Best f`kin book evah!!!!

Darkness Rising (Dark Angels Series #2)

Darkness Rising (Dark Angels, Book 2) - Keri Arthur Meh..
Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels, #1) - Keri Arthur not bad starting for new series,but not great either. She's just not Riley

Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian, #9)

Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson, Guardian, #9) - Keri Arthur



5  Stars is not enough for this book!


Keri Arthur blew my mind away with this one.


I was getting tired of the same pattern in all Riley's books, but this one!!


Haven't saw it coming!


By far, the best in the series and with a perfect ending!

Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson Guardian Series #7)

Deadly Desire (Riley Jenson Guardian Series #7) - This was da best in this series!


Frigid - J Lynn It was super sweet and romantic ! I really really liked this book.

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