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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 soon German. Dieter is also writing reviews for Gay Book Reviews under the pseudonym of ParisDude.

Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1)

Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1)

Title: Absolute Heart (Infernal Instruments of the Dragon #1) Author: Michael Vance Gurley Publisher: Harmony Ink Press Release Date: July 23, 2019 Genre(s): YA, Fantasy Page Count: 288 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Infernal Instruments of the Dragon As the British Empire builds power based on new clockwork and steam technology, Ireland draws its might from its potent…
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Ramen Assassin (ParisDude’s Review)

Ramen Assassin (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Raman Assassin (Book 1) Author: Rhys Ford Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 25, 2019 Genre(s): Crime Fiction Page Count: 216 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When life gives Kuro Jenkins lemons, he wants to make ponzu to serve at his Los Angeles ramen shop. Instead he’s dodging bullets and wondering how the hell he ended up…
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Hitting the Mark (ParisDude’s Review)

Hitting the Mark (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Hitting the Mark Author: Aidan Wayne Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 28, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 173 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 Blurb: Marcus Economidis is a famous action-movie star renowned for doing his own stunts. But put him back in his Michigan hometown for his latest project and he’s a nervous wreck. Why? Taemin Choi—the…
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Prophesy Book II: The Bringer of Wrath (ParisDude’s Review)

Prophesy Book II: The Bringer of Wrath (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Prophesy Book II: The Bringer of Wrath (The King & Alpha Series, Book 2) Author: A.E. Via Publisher: Via Star Wings Books Release Date: May 22, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal Page Count: 267 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Shifter and Vampire True Mates story. Alek’s older brother, Justice—the Alpha Zenith—was the first shifter to mate with a vampire…
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Steam (ParisDude’s Review)

Steam (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Steam Author: Jay B. Laws Publisher: ReQueered Tales Release Date: May 15, 2019 Genre(s): Horror suspence Page Count: 577 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.7 stars out of 5 Blurb: San Francisco was once a city of music and laughter, of parties and bathhouses, when days held promise and nights, romance. But now something sinister haunts the streets and alleyways of San Francisco,…
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My Last Dance with Auntie Brie (ParisDude’s Review)

My Last Dance with Auntie Brie (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: My Last Dance with Auntie Brie Author: Ron Naples Publisher: MLR Press Release Date: April 19, 2019 Genre(s): Coming Out Page Count: 89,000 words Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: “My Last Dance with Auntie Brie”, Ron Naples’ debut novel, is a fictional story based on his coming out experiences in the ’70s. It is a vivid translation…
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Surprise Groom (ParisDude’s Review)

Surprise Groom (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Surprise Groom (Marital Bliss #1) Author: DJ Jamison Publisher: Self-published Release Date: May 16, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 322 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can two men fake their way to marital bliss? Caleb Taylor is shocked to learn his family could lose Bliss Island Resort — their home and livelihood — unless he makes…
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The Doctor’s Date (ParisDude’s Review)

The Doctor’s Date (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Doctor’s Date (Copper Point Medical #2) Author: Heidi Cullinan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: June 18, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 448 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: The hospital’s least eligible bachelor and its aloof administrator hate each other… so why are they pretending to date? Dr. Owen Gagnon and HR director Erin Andreas are infamous…
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The Color of Summer (ParisDude’s Review)

The Color of Summer (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Color of Summer Author: Anna Martin Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 28, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 240 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: Tattoo artist Max Marshall rushes into his hometown of Sweetwater, West Virginia—and is promptly pulled over for speeding. Max’s luck isn’t all bad, though, because he recognizes the deputy, Tyler Reed, Max’s…
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The Life Siphon (ParisDude’s Review)

The Life Siphon (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Life Siphon Author: Kathryn Sommerlot Publisher: Nine Star Press Release Date: May 20, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 295 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.1 stars out of 5 Blurb: A magical energy drain is siphoning life from the land and leaving a twisted, decaying wasteland in its wake. Safely isolated in his forest home, Tatsu wants nothing to do with the…
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717 miles (ParisDude’s Review)

717 miles (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: 717 miles Author: Sophia Soames Publisher: Self-published Release Date: April 30, 2019 Genre(s): YA Page Count: 347 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.8 stars out of 5 Blurb: The calculated flying distance from Oslo to London is equal to 717 miles which is equal to 1153 km. If you want to go by car, the driving distance between Oslo and London is 1732.79…
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Prophesy (ParisDude’s Review)

Prophesy (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Prophesy (The King & Alpha Series #1) Author: A.E. Via Publisher: Via Star Wings Books Release Date: September 23, 2017 Genre(s): Paranormal Page Count: 285 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: An Enemies to Lovers Shifter, Vampire True Mates story. Justice Volkov is the youngest Alpha Zenith to ever lead the wolf shifters. Following in his father’s large…
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Acts of Treason (The Line of Succession #2)

Acts of Treason (The Line of Succession #2)

Title: Acts of Treason (The Line of Succession #2) Author: Harry F. Rey Publisher: Deep Desires Press Release Date: April 2, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 160 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4 stars out of 5 Blurb: Four months have passed since the birthday party where Princess Katyn came into James’ life and gave the country hope of a royal wedding. Andrew is…
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