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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.

Of being queer, crazy fluxes, and writing: Interview with Heidi Cullinan

Of being queer, crazy fluxes, and writing: Interview with Heidi Cullinan

After reading the ARC of Heidi’s latest novel The Doctor’s Orders, I absolutely wanted to know more about this excellent writer. I confess I came to know her through the three books of this series, Copper Point: Medical, and ever since finishing the last book in the line, I have added her previous books to my TBR, making it very long in the process. I guessed Heidi’s schedule would be…
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The Black Marble Pool (ParisDude’s Review)

The Black Marble Pool (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Black Marble Pool Author: Stan Leventhal Publisher: ReQueered Tales Release Date: August 15, 2019 Genre(s): Murder mystery Page Count: 163 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When you first notice it, something seems a bit unusual. Then it occurs to you that most, if not all, of the pools you’ve ever seen before were painted blue or…
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Open Water (ParisDude’s Review)

Open Water (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Open Water (Scandinavian Comfort Book 2) Author: Sophia Soames Publisher: Self-published Release Date: July 20, 2019 Genre(s): YA, Enemies-to-lovers Page Count: 338 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Meet Lukas Myrtengren, Mentor Teacher in Biology and Maths at Östra Real Senior School in Stockholm. This isn’t how his life is supposed to turn out. In your late thirties…
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Mainly by Moonlight (ParisDude’s Review)

Mainly by Moonlight (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Mainly by Moonlight: Bedknobs and Broomsticks 1 Author: Josh Lanyon Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc. Release Date: August 1st, 2019 Genre(s): Murder Mystery/Magic Page Count: 252 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A gay high-society wedding. A stolen book of spells. A love-threatening lie. Can a witch avoid a murder rap without revealing the supernatural truth? Cosmo Saville guiltily…
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Sword Dance (ParisDude’s Review)

Sword Dance (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Sword Dance Author: A.J. Demas Publisher: Sexton’s Cottage Release Date: July 31, 2019 Genre(s): Historical Romance Page Count: 265 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Five years ago, Damiskos’s brilliant military career was cut short, leaving him with a permanent disability and scars that are not all physical. Adrift and still grieving, he tries to find meaning in…
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Carved in Bone (ParisDude’s Review)

Carved in Bone (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Carved in Bone: A Henry Rios Novel (Henry Rios Mystery #2) Author: Michael Nava Publisher: Persigo Press Release Date: October 1, 2019 Genre(s): Literature Page Count: 374 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: November, 1984. Criminal defense lawyer Henry Rios, fresh out of rehab and picking up the pieces of his life, reluctantly accepts work as an insurance…
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Master of Restless Shadows (Master of Restless Shadows #1)

Master of Restless Shadows (Master of Restless Shadows #1)

Title: Master of Restless Shadows (Master of Restless Shadows #1) Author: Ginn Hale Publisher: Blind Eye Books Release Date: October 6, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal, Sword & Sorcery Page Count: 406 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Freshly graduated Master Physician Narsi Lif-Tahm has left his home in Anacleto and journeyed to the imposing royal capital of Cieloalta intent…
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The Ninth Ingredient (ParisDude’s Review)

The Ninth Ingredient (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Ninth Ingredient Author: Leon Mauvais Publisher: JMS Books LLC Release Date: July 13, 2019 Genre(s): Historical romance Page Count: 98 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.10 stars out of 5 Blurb: The Renaissance has invaded France! When a Medici princess lands with her army of Italian bakers, the royal kitchens of Fontainebleau erupt into chaos. The Italians serve up something new, gelato,…
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“I was always a storyteller” — Interview with Josh Lanyon (part 1)

“I was always a storyteller” — Interview with Josh Lanyon (part 1)

Great news! Some days ago, I sent Josh Lanyon an email asking her if she’d accept to be interviewed on Skype, and she replied straight away saying she’d be delighted. Here I am now, fiddling with the button-down shirt I’ve donned for the occasion. I know I’m not going to have high tea with royalty, but shoot me—in my eyes, Josh is somehow like Male/Male murder mystery royalty, so I…
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“I was always a storyteller” — Interview with Josh Lanyon (part 2)

“I was always a storyteller” — Interview with Josh Lanyon (part 2)

This is part 2 of my exclusive interview with bestselling writer Josh Lanyon. Due to its length, it is published in two parts and also appears in its French translation on my French gay book website livresgay.fr. You might want to read part 1 of this interview before proceeding. PD: I always think of you as the Britishest US-author—sorry for that word—because your writing reminds me of Agatha Christie, E.F.…
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Digging Deep (ParisDude’s Review)

Digging Deep (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Digging Deep Author: Jay Hogan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 6, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 354 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.20 stars out of 5 Blurb: A Digging Deep Story Drake Park has a complicated life. As a gay male midwife, he’s used to raising eyebrows. Add Crohn’s disease and things get interesting—or not, considering the sad state of his…
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The Doctor’s Orders (ParisDude’s Review)

The Doctor’s Orders (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Doctor’s Orders (Copper Point Medical #3) Author: Heidi Cullinan Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: August 20, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 384 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.90 stars out of 5 Blurb: Sequel to The Doctor’s Date Copper Point Medical: Book Three Once upon a time Nicolas Beckert was the boy who stole kisses from Jared Kumpel beneath the bleachers, but…
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The Monuments Men Murders (ParisDude’s Review)

The Monuments Men Murders (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Monuments Men Murders (The Art of Murder #4) Author: Josh Lanyon Publisher: JustJoshin Publishing, Inc. Release Date: June 30, 2019 Genre(s): Murder Mystery Page Count: 199 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 4.90 stars out of 5 Blurb: Someone is watching. Someone is waiting. Despite having attracted the attention of a dangerous stalker, Special Agent Jason West is doing his best to keep…
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Treasure Trail (ParisDude’s Review)

Treasure Trail (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Treasure Trail Author: Morgan Brice Publisher: Darkwind Press Release Date: June 26, 2019 Genre(s): Paranormal murder mystery Page Count: 248 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Erik Mitchell traveled the world uncovering art fraud and relic theft, which pitted him against spoiled billionaires, unscrupulous collectors, mobsters, and cartels. He worked with law enforcement across the U.S. and Europe,…
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