Blood doesn’t lie.

Beauty portrait of young girl in profile with short hair, studio shotIn a near-future United States, the government has created state-funded organ farms to combat massive organ shortages. Here, a sub-human class of “Unpeople” is raised for organ harvesting. Safe, healthy, and readily available, Un-organs are an unparalleled success. They quickly replace the antiquated donor system, offering hope for thousands of the terminally ill.

At least, that’s the idea. But when the father of seventeen-year-old Tabitha Ray is diagnosed with kidney failure, none of this matters. Her parents won’t take a farmed organ, for any reason. Their (bullshit) stance leaves Tabby with two choices (letting her dad die is NOT an option): venture into the dangerous underbelly of the city to buy an organ from the Red Market, or find a way to anonymously donate her own.

Enter surgical resident and medical prodigy Liam Bellasario. When he meets Tabby, the first voluntary donor he’s ever encountered, he can see she’s desperate. Liam has seen what desperation does to people and he’s not keen to see it again, not if he can help it. But when Tabby suddenly vanishes, and the Director of the Transplant Center warns Liam to leave the matter alone or risk termination, he has to decide how much he’s willing to risk to find the truth behind her disappearance, and the industry he’s devoted to.

Finding the truth is easier for Tabby, who wakes from a drug-induced haze to find herself in the sub-human holding compound dubbed “The Blood Farm.” The bombshell of discovering her sub-human genetics is nothing compared to the knowledge of what her new (and likely, short) future holds. Faced with the prospect of being portioned up and sold, Tabby sets her mind on escape (she still has to save her dad, after all). But after landing herself on the wrong side of one of the Farm’s guards, Tabby must make alliances if she’s going to stand a chance of getting out. Or even surviving.

Read an excerpt of The Blood Farm here