I've recently had the chance to read a few works by m/m romance author, S. L. Danielson. Here's a link to one of her books on amazon, where you can check out her work for yourselves, and below is a blurb I wrote for her about a recent book, THE REFUGEES.
Whenever I come across a new author who inspires me with positive (and yet natural) ways of looking at lgbt life, without any of the old stereo-types or any pretense, I'm hooked. And that's how it's been with S. L. Danielson. And, her work is tight and well-structured, with few of the writing mistakes I often see in m/m romances that are sometimes bestsellers.
I've come to enjoy certain aspects of S.L Danielson's work, which includes the way she treats family situations in her fiction, the way she freely refers to long term gay relationships as marriages, and the way she makes gay life look so effortless and yet complicated at certain times. It's the kind of positive, well written escapism I love when I'm reading a romance. And The Refugees didn't disappoint me. It's is a structured inter-mingling of gay men and their relationships, with details about their careers, their lives, and their inner-most thoughts. It's life. And I think it's the kind of lgbt fiction that not only offers positive role models without working too hard to get the point across, but is also making it's mark as an overall social statement in an ever-changing world. I read The Refugees in one sitting but I have a feeling the characters, especially David, are going to remain with me for a very long time.