In This Red Country by JP Lantern
Approx. 35,370 words.
Published on November 23, 2013.
In the harsh Martian frontier, surgeon Clay and his young wife Maggie are faced with an ugly new problem--Maggie is pregnant. Without medication, she'll give birth to a monster.
Together with a Martian native named Abram, they travel across the foreboding landscape to try and find a resolution. But, old resentments between the three can't stay hidden forever...