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A Branch Too Weak (The Golden Empire Series Book 1)
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Richard Roux | 9 comments "But this tree was a survivor. No animal had chewed it to a nub. No storm had blown it over or piled so much snow in its crown that it collapsed under the combined weight. It had escaped lightening and wildfire. And drought, the long-time enemy of California in a physical and human sense, had not claimed it as a victim. Its roots, yearning for water, spider-webbed and radiated down and outward from its base. Every precious vein of water, great or small, was desired and needed. Like an appendage stretched to its limits, the roots were lifelines; connections between the earth and the sky. Life perpetuated. Bark like armor. Rustling leaves in a cool breeze—greens, and browns, and greys. And blood. The year was 1854. At this moment, the liquid seeping into the ground at the base of the tree was blood that belonged to Daniel Vance. Above him, swaying in the gentle breeze as if macabre fruit, was the lifeless body of a man strung-up by his neck."

This is an excerpt from the first book in my series centered around the California Gold Rush. Give it a look. :-)

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Richard Roux | 9 comments Hello. I didn't want to step on any toes by creating a new post, so I thought it best to plop this right here.

The eBook version of A Branch Too Weak (Historical Fiction based on the California Gold Rush) is on sale for a discounted price on US Amazon beginning today at 8:00 am PST until June 10 at 8:00 am PST. If you have kindleunlimited, it's always free to read!

It is also on sale for a discounted price on UK Amazon from June 8 at 8:00 am GMT to June 10 at 8:00 am GMT

Additionally, the audiobook is free if you sign up for a trial with audible

Happy Reading!

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