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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.
Master of Restless Shadows (ParisDude’s Review)

Master of Restless Shadows (ParisDude’s Review)

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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Shake the Stars (ParisDude’s Review)

Shake the Stars (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Shake the Stars Author: V.L. Locey Publisher: Gone Writing Publishing Release Date: July 10th 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 100,000 words approx. Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Spending time in the Poconos with his family was the last thing Dane Forrester wanted to do over the summer. He had dreams of spending his last break touring…
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A Body To Dye For  (ParisDude’s Review)

A Body To Dye For (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: A Body To Dye For (Stan Kraychik Book 1) Author: Grant Michaels Publisher: ReQueered Tales Release Date: June 15, 2019 Genre(s): Murder mystery Page Count: 241 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.70 stars out of 5 Blurb: Stan Kraychik is a hairdresser in Boston, leading a successful hairdresser’s life. Successful hairdressers’ lives vary widely but they usually have one thing in common –…
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Nothing Special (ParisDude’s Review)

Nothing Special (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Nothing Special Author: Jay Northcote Publisher: Jaybird Press Release Date: June 19, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Romance Page Count: 158 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: When Noah’s insecurity threatens their fledgling relationship, can Sol convince Noah that he’s enough? Noah thinks he’s nothing special. Average height, a bit on the skinny side, and cute but rather geeky, he’s…
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Brown Sugar & Spice (ParisDude’s Review)

Brown Sugar & Spice (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Brown Sugar & Spice Author: Mathis Bailey Publisher: Self Published Release Date: April 5, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 270 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 3.3 stars out of 5 Blurb: It had been a whirlwind of change from a year ago for Pierre Jackson … on track to becoming a chef extraordinaire, living it up in a plush up-town condo that he…
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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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