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ParisDude

Dieter, born and raised in Austria, studied Political Sciences in Vienna in the early 90s. He's living in Paris, France, with his boyfriend and working as a graphic designer. In his spare time, he loves to write, read, cook, take photos, and travel as often as possible. He’s already published two short-story collections as well as four poetry collections. His first murder mystery novel “The Stuffed Coffin” featuring Damien Drechsler and the dashing Greek student Nikos has been released on Jan. 6, 2019, and is available in English, French, and German. By the way, the French version "Le cercueil farci" has won the prestigious Prix du roman gay 2019 in the category murder mystery. Dieter runs a gay book reviews site in French and is also writing reviews for Gay Book Reviews under the pseudonym of ParisDude.
Greed and Other Dangers (Mytho #2)

Greed and Other Dangers (Mytho #2)

Title: Greed and Other Dangers (Mytho Book Two) Author: T.J. Nichols Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: December 3, 2019 Genre(s): Urban Fantasy Page Count: 227 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: Dragon shifter Edra has always lived to serve and protect—in ages past as a knight, and in the modern world as a mytho liaison to the San Francisco…
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The Guy in the Window (ParisDude’s Review)

The Guy in the Window (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Guy in the Window Author: Cara Dee Publisher: Self-published Release Date: November 9, 2019 Genre(s): Age gap, First time, Straight-to-gay Page Count: 190 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: I was in the middle of my divorce when Adam messaged me. I believe his exact words were, “Hi. I think you’re my dad’s brother. Would you like…
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The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (ParisDude’s Review)

The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Mysterious and Amazing Blue Billings (A Black and Blue Novel, Book 1) Author: Lily Morton Publisher: Self published Release Date: November 14, 2019 Genre(s): Ghost novel, Paranormal Page Count: 301 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Levi Black is at a crossroads. After suffering a loss and breaking up a long-term relationship, he’s looking for a change.…
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French Gay Book of the Year Awards

French Gay Book of the Year Awards

I’m very proud, and it’s an honour beyond belief, to announce that the French version of my first novel, “The Stuffed Coffin” (its original title being “Le cercueil farci”) has won the French award of Best Gay Murder Mystery 2019, the prestigious Prix du roman policier—Prix du roman gay 2019. The official ceremony has taken place last Saturday, November 9, 2019, at the Paris LGBT Centre. 160 books have entered…
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In this Bed of Snowflakes we Lie (ParisDude’s Review)

In this Bed of Snowflakes we Lie (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: In this Bed of Snowflakes we Lie Author: Sophia Soames Publisher: Self-published Release Date: November 14, 2019 Genre(s): YA, Christmas Page Count: 217 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Oskar Høiland hides from life. It just makes things easier that way, not having to face all the fears and drama of living. He avoids other people, because Oskar…
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Dilly and Boz (ParisDude’s Review)

Dilly and Boz (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Dilly and Boz Author: John Inman Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: November 19, 2019 Genre(s): Romantic Suspense Page Count: 222 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 4.70 stars out of 5 Blurb: It’s funny how love nails you when you least expect it. Dilly Jones has pretty much given up on romance ever finding him. Boz Jenkins, his neighbor, is recently out of a…
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Graveyard Shift (ParisDude’s Review)

Graveyard Shift (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Graveyard Shift (Not Dead Yet #3) Author: Jenn Burke Publisher: Carina Press Release Date: November 4, 2019 Genre(s): Thriller, Detective, Paranormal Page Count: 259 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Shifting Into High Fear Ghost/god Wes Cooper and his not-life partner, vampire Hudson Rojas, have settled into cohabitation in an upscale part of Toronto. So what if their…
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A Faerie Story (ParisDude’s Review)

A Faerie Story (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: A Faerie Story Author: Barbara Elsborg Publisher: Self-published Release Date: November 1st, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal, Magic, MMM Page Count: 254 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.9 stars out of 5 Blurb: A faerie forced to flee his homeland Kaegan lives in fear of his vicious twin brother. Tormented and abused, his only option is to escape to the one place he knows he’ll…
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Something Wicked This Way Comes (ParisDude’s Review)

Something Wicked This Way Comes (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Something Wicked This Way Comes Author: Amy Rae Durreson Publisher: DSP Publications Release Date: October 29, 2019 Genre(s): Thriller, Ghost Story, Horror Fiction Page Count: 338 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A workaholic teacher and a cranky blacksmith investigate a haunted orphanage in the remote Scottish Borders. What they find together might help them heal the wounds…
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Wrangling A Groom (ParisDude’s Review)

Wrangling A Groom (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Wrangling A Groom (Marital Bliss #1) Author: DJ Jamison Publisher: Self-published Release Date: October 10, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 305 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.70 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can two men keep a childhood promise for marital bliss? Wyatt is overwhelmed after his grandfather dies, leaving him to take over the cattle ranch. The Triple J is floundering,…
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Roots of Evil (ParisDude’s Review)

Roots of Evil (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Roots of Evil (Merrychurch Mysteries #2) Author: K.C. Wells Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: October 22, 2019 Genre(s): Cosy Murder Mystery, Amateur Sleuths Page Count: 228 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 4.80 stars out of 5 Blurb: Many consider Naomi Teedle the village witch. Most people avoid her except when they have need of her herbs and potions. She lives alone on the…
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The Killing Spell (ParisDude’s Review)

The Killing Spell (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Killing Spell Author: Shane Ulrrein Publisher: Deep Hearts YA Release Date: July 9, 2019 Genre(s): YA, Magic, Wizard, First love Page Count: 236 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 0 flame out of 5 Rating: 3.70 stars out of 5 Blurb: Edward Peach is a fourteen-year-old wizard who receives a letter that he has been accepted into the prestigious Prymoutekhny Wizards Academy for Boys, in the faraway land of…
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Where Love Grows (ParisDude’s Review)

Where Love Grows (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Where Love Grows Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: September 26, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 70,000 words Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.9 stars out of 5 Blurb: When two broken men look to each other for help, an unexpected romance blooms. Stephen’s home, deep in the heart of the Welsh valleys, suits his reclusive nature. However, as he…
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Into the Deep (ParisDude’s Review)

Into the Deep (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Into the Deep Author: Amara Lynn Publisher: Self-published Release Date: September 19, 2019 Genre(s): Pirates, Deserted Island, Merman, Magic Page Count: 146 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.2 stars out of 5 Blurb: Luck has never been on Lamark’s side. After his father’s untimely death, the new captain casts Lamark off the ship, leaving him in a dinghy in the middle of the…
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