S.H.A.Y. (Book One of The Almost Series)

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The Future

Christina Leigh Pritchard

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Shay is scientific experiment #318. Science may have created her, but she refuses to allow it to blind her to the difference between right and wrong… Synthetic Hominid Assumed Youth (S.H.A.Y.) is eighteen years old, which means she has completed Phase One: Developmental. Shay no longer requires the assistance of her Optional Human Parent, Darla, who has guided her in the process of discovering her morality. Shay loves her easy, charming life aboard the marine research facility and doesn’t want it to change. Phase Two: Experimental. All S.H.A.Y. ages 18-20 will experience loss… Darla shouldn’t have to die because of an experiment. The thought of losing the only parent she’s ever known is too much. Determined to make sure the scientists at the facility don’t get their way, Shay entraps Darla in a transport device to escape across the Miami Border. There, on the mainland, law enforcement will keep her human parent safe. Escape Mission: Failed… Shay crashes into one of the lone keys off the coast of Florida, abandoned to all humanity, except for the stranger who drags her ashore. Shay must get Darla to safety or she will die of radiation poisoning trapped inside the freeze portal, but Shay can’t do it alone. The boy who found her, an Ersatz Reproduction Intelligence Clone (E.R.I.C.), is her only hope. He has adaptation skills she needs to complete her mission. Eric was created by the same scientists who want to kill Darla, though. She tries to keep their interaction strictly business, but it’s hard to hate him. He’s flirty, charming and not to mention devastatingly handsome. Shay must put her trust in Eric’s hands if she wants to save Darla from her fate. It may be worth her heart, but will it be worth her life?


Suspense / Thriller, Young Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Family, Sci-Fi,

Short Summary

Set in the future on a research facility. Science has been experimenting on hybrid humans.


Futuristic Florida Keys

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Twist

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: S.H.A.Y.

Age: 17

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Clumsy, Desperate, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Beautiful, Blunt, Adventurous, Naive, Selfless, Honorable, Insecure, Outspoken, Complex, Educated, Empathetic

Additional Character Details

Name: E.R.I.C.

Age: 18

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Villainous, Aggressive, Badass, Criminal, Narcissistic, Sarcastic, Heartthrob, Secretive, Blunt, Complex, Confident, Crazy, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Charming, Lone Wolf, Outspoken, Manipulative, Sexy, Skillful, Unapologetic

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Limitless Publishing, LLC

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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