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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.
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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Ian and Edward (ParisDude’s Review)

Ian and Edward (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Ian and Edward Author: David McMullen-Sullivan Publisher: Self-published Release Date: July 27, 2019 Genre(s): Historical Romance, Murder mystery Page Count: 351 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.3 stars out of 5 Blurb: If Jane Austen had written a gay romance with a murder mystery and time travel, this book would be it. Edward Ford Westcott has accepted a position in a clandestine program…
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Jesus Kid (ParisDude’s Review)

Jesus Kid (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Jesus Kid Author: Kayleigh Sky Publisher: Kiss Drunk Books Release Date: December 4, 2017 Genre(s): Dystopian Page Count: 426 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.80 stars out of 5 Blurb: Thirty years ago, an asteroid struck the Earth. Now killer plants hunt the last surviving humans… Ori Scott is a young junkie running from his mother’s prophecy that he’d one day save the…
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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 (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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