K. T. Conte

“If you think about it, the very first vacation anyone ever takes is in a book. You can go hundreds of miles, go across the world, visit distant galaxies from the comfort of your living room couch. I can remember the best afternoons, night and into some mornings buried in a book. I want to bring that experience to everyone. Give you a glimpse of the world I have created in my head!”

K.T. Conte is a lover of books, people and all things wild and crazy. A self-proclaimed Black Girl Nerd, she received her B.A. in English from Boston College and her law degree from Suffolk University Law School. While she has and continues to be a licensed attorney, her first love has always been books from the tender age of two. Originally from Massachusetts, K.T. currently lives in New York City with the monsters in the closet, her husband Everett, a couple of building fairies, the squirrel living outside her building she swears is evil incarnate and her dog, Champ.

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Released October 1, 2017, her debut book "Awoke" is a part of a three part YA Paranormal Fantasy trilogy called The Want Series. 

Katya leads a normal life any teenager would be envious of – popular, pretty and dating the high school elite. Not she enjoys the spotlight, mind you. She wants everyone to believe she is normal. 

But when Katya sees the real reason behind the earthquakes plaguing everyone in Boston, the truth rattles and shatters the perfect normal illusion Katya created for herself. An ability to see unearthly creatures and manipulate waves of life energy labels her as anything but normal. And it’s an ability that attracts unwanted and dangerous attention.

She reluctantly finds herself in the company of Gregor, a handsome member of an international spirit military team called the Kyrios. Her simple decision to help thrusts Katya in a world of the undead spirits, betrayal and a perpetual battle between undead monsters and the wardens that keep them in their place. 

Katya must decide whether she values the simple and easy life she created for herself over the complex and difficult world now asking her to stand and fight.

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