The Ivory Prison by Ashlyn Daube
(Genetic Shifters)

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Short Story. Book 1 of the Young Adult series: Genetic Shifters.

Gabriel didn't always have a name. Born in a mysterious facility, he knows he's not human, but an experiment with a purpose that no one is willing to reveal. His life is a routine and an hourglass of when he will disappear. He has no hopes, no dreams, until one day someone new interrupts that routine. Someone like him, someone free, and it changes everything.

Genetic Shifters Series:
Book 1 - The Ivory Prison (short story) May 2012
Book 2 - The Dark Chamber (novella) 2014
Book 3 - The Grey Shackles (novella) 2015

This story was originally written as a part of the Goodreads M/M Romance Group's 'Love is Always Write' event. A collaboration of many authors to respond to prompts about love between male characters.

This is the prompt that inspired this story:
Changelings don't exist. That's what the government wants you to believe. We're their newest weapons for espionage, a reality after decades of failure in genetic R&D, though we still have some anomalies--dependencies--to be "fixed". We need to have genetic material to change.
They say the two of us are finally mission-ready, but I don't want to be separated from the only other "person" who understands this life. I need him.
I don't think that's a "dependency" they expected.

About Ashlyn Daube

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Published August 6, 2012 by Ashlyn Daube. 23 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Children's Books. Fiction

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