Just wanted to say that I found the original trio accidentally and loved them. I just finished Home to Kentucky this evening and just found out you have two more out and one more in the works. You should be very proud of the work you've created...I will let everyone know about your incredible stories. They are a joy to read: fast, funny, emotional, entertaining, action-packed and a history lesson in the old west and the gay old times some have forgotten. They are a true pleasure.
It's great to see a gay author put out such good work. Your books are very well written, fast, interesting and most of all, just plain fun.
Dear Dave Brown,
Thanks for your books. These are the best books I've ever read!
They made me laugh and cry and even be scared. The love and friendship in this story strengthened the bond with my partner and I. We thank you for that.
I liked the movie Brokeback Mountain, but if your books were made into a movie, they would be a hit forever since everyone would leave the theater laughing at things Jake said.
Thank you, Dave Brown, for the first gasp of "fresh gay air" I've ever had.
Fantasy MEN. Who couldn't love the saga of Jake and Wiley-two hot, handsome men in the Wild West. Dave Brown has written a superb tale of love and faith that is compelling and timeless for those of us who still believe in romance. Once I started with Bristlecone Peak, I couldn't wait to continue with the series. It has touched my heart and given me hope that someday, I'll be able to experience a positive attitude in our society-one that is accepting of a committed relationship that may go beyond the "norm." I LOVE these books!!!
Once again, Dave Brown has written another rowdy, romantic, non stop emotional story of two men loving and living in a romantic time gone by. Alone By the Window has once again re-sparked a love between my own partner and I. The story makes one feel a commoness between what we live now and times gone by, as well as tell a powerfull love story of two solidly rugged but sensitive men and those that surround them.
"The cover illustration of Bristlecone Peak shot straight off the shelf and hit me right between the eyes. Two gorgeous, muscled hunks, thighs pressed together, arms across the shoulders, staring deep into one another's eyes. Yeeeeeeoooooooooww!
I knew before I ever read the blurb on the back cover it was my kind of book!
That was the beginning of a three year love affair with the heroes of Dave Brown's Legend of the Golden Feather Series, Jake Brady and Wiley Deluce, two hot studs, about as different as two individuals could be: Jake, an uneducated, bumbling, down-on-himself country bumpkin from the hills of Kentucky, and Wiley, a super-educated, highly sophisticated easterner, who just happens to be one of the fastest gun draws alive.
Brown creates a wagon-train load of characters who pop in and out of gut-wrenching situations at a dizzying speed. His knowledge of the 1800's is awesome. I've never read one of his books without learning something, but the knowledge isn't there to teach, it's there because it has a place in the narrative, so the learning is gratuitous and just plain fun.
Don't expect me to give away the plots-no way could I remember all the exploits these two and their bevy of friends get themselves into. Suffice it to say they go from one cliff-hanger to another, and Brown's expertise in extricating his heroes from one hairy situation after another is little short of phenomenal. His plots have more twists than a scuttling sidewinder, and move just about as fast.
I will say, that if you're an eastern romantic like I am, steeped in the lore of the two-fisted, gun-slinging, crotch-bulging, bigger than life, western hero, then these are the books for you. Yes, they're stories of desperadoes and dreamers and just ordinary folks trying to get by in a time and place that wasn't always friendly, but they're much more than that, as the illustration on the cover of the first novel in the series, Bristlecone Peak suggests. They're take to bed with you, cuddle up on a cold night, love stories, that just happen to be about two red-blooded, hot-blooded men, deeply committed to making a life for themselves in a not often sympathetic or friendly world.
Sequels are often disappointing but Dave Brown breaks the mold. The books get better as they go along, and it's my humble opinion that the fourth in the series, Pinkerton Partners, is the best of the lot. Many of the characters who were introduced in the earlier books, are still with us, plus many new faces have been added to the mix. How could an exotic trip to 1800s New Orleans not spice up the grub? Speaking of which, Brown's knowledge of New Orleans cuisine is mouth-watering. (Take a lunch to bed with you the night you read those chapters!)
Better yet, take a partner to bed with you, and you'll want to stay there a week."
writer, romantic, retired educator, whose teaching stint on the Navajo reservation taught him that inquisitive horses sticking their muzzles in a classroom window, were sometimes as important as the lesson in the textbook.
"I've never been a Wild West/Cowboy/Western fan but Dave Brown's Legend of the Golden Feather saga changed all that. I could not put down the books. The love of two cowboys, Jake and Wiley, for each other and their friends, the graphic details with which the books are written and the stories themselves kept me glued to the pages. Highly recommended reading material."
"Dave Brown's Bristlecone Peakis a page-turning action-adventure romp through Colorado in the Old West as seen through the eyes of two butch gay lovers. While narrowly escaping, time and again, from being killed, they encounter a wonderful variety of fascinating characters.
Mr. Brown's attention to historical detail and color alone would make this novel worth reading.
Looking forward to the second book."
co-founder of Denver Gay Men's Writer's Group & member of Gay Men's Book Discussion Group
"A great story. Although I have no gay feelings for women, I felt that I could relate to the emotions of the characters and better understand gay relationships. A good story for gays or straights."
"Bristlecone Peak is a great picture of the Old West we never knew. Jake and Wiley are cool! And they have a lot of fun together. A fine sense of another time and place, conveyed by accurate historical detail and a good understanding of the moral attitudes and customs of Colorado in the 19th century.
From spirituality to bar brawls--what more could you want? Love is not gender-specific."