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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.

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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Out of the Shade (ParisDude’s Review)

Out of the Shade (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Out of the Shade Author: S.A. McAuley Publisher: Self-Published Release Date: May 21, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.40 stars out of 5 Blurb: Jesse Solomona has always tried to be the perfect straight guy–a cocky sports fan capable of drinking more than he did in his fraternity days and an expert at one-night-stands. That he hooks up…
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Promises (ParisDude’s Review)

Promises (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Promises (Coda Book 1) Second Edition Author: Marie Sexton Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 14, 2019 Genre(s): Contemporary Page Count: 228 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Can a man who loves his small hometown trust it to love him back? Jared Thomas has lived in the mountain town of Coda, Colorado his whole life. He can’t…
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The End of Darkness (Druid’s Curse Book 1)

The End of Darkness (Druid’s Curse Book 1)

Title: The End of Darkness (Druid’s Curse Book 1) Author: Shea Balik Publisher: Self-published Release Date: April 15, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 199 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5 Blurb: Ryley Duggan resented his family for forcing him home on his twenty-first birthday to perform another stupid fire ritual, instead of letting him go out and get shit-faced like…
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The Mage on the Hill (ParisDude’s Review)

The Mage on the Hill (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: The Mage on the Hill (The Web of Arcana #1) Author: Angel Martinez Publisher: Dreamspinner Press Release Date: May 7, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 170 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5 Rating: 5 stars out of 5 Blurb: A young magic user who wants desperately to live. A jaded recluse who has forgotten what living means. They’re each other’s only chance. Toby’s wild magic…
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Expedition 63—Box Set (ParisDude’s Review)

Expedition 63—Box Set (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Expedition 63 (Box Set including “Dusk”, “Dark” and “Dawn”) Author: T.A. Creech Publisher: JMC Books LLC Release Date: December 22, 2018 Genre(s): Science Fiction Page Count: 345 (total) Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5 Rating: 4.40 stars out of 5 Blurb: All three stories in T.A. Creech’s best-selling M/M sci-fi romance series, Expedition 63, together in one box set! When contact is lost with Mission…
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Unimaginable (ParisDude’s Review)

Unimaginable (ParisDude’s Review)

Title: Unimaginable Author: Iyana Jenna Publisher: JMC Books LLC Release Date: March 23, 2019 Genre(s): Fantasy Page Count: 52 Reviewed by: ParisDude Heat Level: 1 flame out of 5 Rating: 2.40 stars out of 5 Blurb: Callum Saxon wakes up to a totally different universe where all around him is water. Strangely he can breathe it as if it’s air. The bad thing is he can’t remember how he got…
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