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Seventeen-year-old Katherine Dennard will risk the freedom she fought so hard to gain to rescue the man she loves, even if it means making an unthinkable deal with Saul, a high-ranking military officer determined to capture her and destroy all Natural-Born rebels. But the arrangement may forever strip her of the quiet life she desires with Micah and her newborn son and thrust her back into the dangerous world of The Institute — where only perfect, genetically-modified babies are allowed to survive.

Natural-Born rebel, Micah Pennington, will die in prison before he gives up information that would put Kate and her child in danger or reveal the secrets of the Hidden City. And if by some miracle he does escape, he must find a way to obliterate The Institute and their genetic engineering practices once and for all.

Saul Goodman fosters trust with the rebels in order to infiltrate their society, reveal intel, and devise a way to eliminate them. Kate holds the key to the downfall of The Institute, and Saul will use her baby against her, stopping at nothing to protect The Institute’s future.

Will Kate choose to save Micah even if it means placing the life of her baby in Saul’s hands?

The Gene Rift is like riding a roller coaster in the dark with unexpected, break-neck twists and turns. Thrilling, gut wrenching and deeply romantic, it will steal your breath away with every page turn.

~Michele Barrow-Belisle

Best-selling Author of Fire and Ice


When seventeen year old Katherine Dennard is selected to become a “Creation Specialist” in Sector 4, the opportunity sounds like a dream come true. But Kate soon discovers the darker side of her profession – the disposal of fetal organs and destruction of human life. It makes sense, really. In a society where disease and malformations don t exist, human perfection demands that no genetic “mutants” be allowed to live. For Sector 4, “survival of the fittest” is not just a theory – it’s The Institute’s main mission.

When Kate discovers that The Institute is using her DNA to create new life, her work gets personal. In order to save her unviable son, she’ll have to trust Micah and his band of underground Natural Born Rebels. The problem is, if The Institute discovers her betrayal, the next body being disposed of could be hers.


“This is a powerful story about the meaning and value of life–we don’t have enough of those and regardless of your beliefs (pro-life, pro-choice, pro-euthanasia or against it), THE BREEDING TREE will make you think and, more importantly, FEEL what life means–from before your first breath, to facing your last.”

“I’m not generally a fan of dystopian fiction, but when a story uses a genre to examine the deepest meanings of love and life, and does so with grace, skill and heart, it’s difficult to ignore it; such is the case with this novel. Congrats J. Anderson on a remarkable achievement.”

Terry Trueman

Printz Honor author, Stuck in Neutral

Now an award winning finalist in the USA BOOK NEWS 2012 ‘Youth Issues’ Category and a finalistsmallgoldfinalistlogo
in the 1st annual RONE awards YA (Reward of Novel Excellence) 

During her junior year, sixteen year-old Maggie Reynolds expected to shop for prom dresses, not maternity clothes. Now, instead of studying for the SATs, she’s reading, What to Expect When You’re Expecting. While “Mother Dearest” is terrified Maggie will do something to taint the family name, her father is oblivious to anything but his 9-9 job. And her boyfriend, Justin?  She’s pretty sure he’ll stay by her side.

While Maggie wrestles with her options, Justin offers a solution: Abortion. It would solve all her problems quickly, easily, and effectively. And her parents would never know, which means they won’t throw her out and cut her off like they’d always threatened if she got herself knocked up. Now Maggie must decide which choice she can live with: abortion or teenage motherhood. Either way, it’ll be a tough road to travel.

AT WHAT COST is available in Kindle, Nook, Paperback, Audible and on ASTRAEA PRESS.

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They say when life throws you lemons to make lemonade, but when Ally finds herself in the biggest pickle of her life—stranded on an island in the middle of a lake, fruit and veggies are the least of her worries. Now she’ll have to face the harsh realities of her selfish choices, which means dealing with what happened between her parents so many years ago.

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