Shelby Bass dreams of being a tall blonde surfer chick in Hawaii. Unfortunately, she’s a redhead, and a little person, and is currently struggling to stay employed at the lowest rung in a mainland coffee bar.
Her dreams are crushed and her life is changed forever when her father signs her up for a reality television show called After the Prize.
The show takes place in a dangerous haunted house, and involves three three-entity (whether any of the entities qualify as people is debatable) teams: midgets, zombies, and clowns. It is here that Shelby meets and is ultimately swept off her tiny feet by zombie Sir Reginald Kincade.
But not before they face death, doppelgangers, and secrets to win the ultimate prize that will ensure their happy ending. Shelby and Reggie face danger, excitement, and tests to their growing love at every turn.