by Darin Templet


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Breeder by Darin Templet

On September 12, 2081, the Yellowstone super-volcano finally erupted resulting in a global catastrophe that nearly drove the human species to extinction. One group of refugees found shelter at the old NORAD command center at Cheyenne Mountain, and six hundred years later, their descendants live in the subterranean city of Norad.

Yet safety comes with a price. The population level is strictly controlled, with food and other supplies severely rationed. All procreation occurs at the Breeding House, and humans are genetically engineered for whatever role they will play in society. Living at the Breeding House is an elite group of women, called the Breeders, whose sole function in society is to give birth. The Breeders live in luxurious conditions, wanting for nothing, and they are looked upon as saints by the common people.

Drusilla is a sixteen-year old Pre-Breeder, enjoying the privileges of her rank. Yet, in spite of her illustrious status, she begins to question the inequity of her society. Her sheltered life is suddenly shattered when she is kidnapped by a band of dissidents and forced to look upon her world with a new perspective. Once she learns the full truth about the injustice of her culture-and about Earth's past disaster-can she truly be happy with her place in society?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781532805592
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 05/13/2016
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Darin Templet, a native of Luling, Louisiana, is a graduate of Hahnville High School and Nicholls State University and is a math and special education teacher at Rio Rancho High School. When not writing, Darin enjoys several hobbies, including amateur astronomy and reenacting and living history. He is a current member of the Rio Rancho Astronomical Society and a former member of both the Ponchartrain Astronomical Society and the Baton Rouge Astronomical Society. He is also a member of the Society for Creative Anachronisms, a group that focuses on recreating medieval life and culture.

Darin starting writing because in his own words, he got tired of waiting for the stories he wanted to read to be published. His favorite genres are science fiction and fantasy, but he also enjoys good mysteries and as well any story that features interesting characters. When not teaching or writing, Darin enjoys reading and watching science fiction, historical drama, history and science documentaries, and is an avid Law and Order: Special Victims Unit fan. He also enjoys classic rock and '80's music. Darin presently lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico with his wife Melanie.

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