Press Release: K.T. Conte Makes her Authorial Debut with Supernatural Fantasy

New York, NY – Aug. 23, 2017 – Kristina Liburd, president and CEO of SugarCane Publishing, is excited to announce the upcoming release of “Awoke,” the new debut novel by African-American author, K.T. Conte. The paranormal fantasy is set to be released on Oct. 1, 2017 and marks the first in the author’s WANT series.

“Awoke” is now available for pre-ordering at more than 70 retailers, including Amazon and iTunes. It’s available in a paperback and Kindle edition, and can be read on multiple devices with iOS, Android and Blackberry operating systems.

Katya is an African-American teen living a life others wish they had, where her biggest worry is choosing the latest hair care product. It’s an elaborate façade she’s built to establish a sense of normalcy and hide the things that make her different.

Her life abruptly and irrevocably changes when she meets Gregor, an irresistibly handsome member of an elite international spirit military team known as Kyrios. She learns the real reason behind the unexplained tremors, volcanic eruptions and destructive weather patterns taking place around the globe.

She’s a gift to the world, able to manipulate waves of life energy, experience visions, and see the otherworldly creatures that walk the Earth from alternate planes of existence. When she accidentally unleashes power she didn’t know she possessed, Katya discovers that exercising her gifts also draws attention from some very unwelcome sources.

Katya must choose between her carefully crafted life of normalcy or the complex and dangerous world of the Kyrios. She decides to use her unique abilities to help the Kyrios in their fight to save humanity, a decision that propels her into an unimagined world of undead spirits, betrayal, and the never-ending battle being fought by wardens who would protect the world from undead monsters. The release of K.T. Conte’s debut novel, “Awoke,” offers fans of the fantasy genre with an imaginative and innovative new voice, and a strong female African-American hero. “Awoke” is fantasy in its finest form, with well-developed characters and a storyline that immediately draws readers into Conte’s universe and invites them to come along for the ride.

About K.T. Conte

An avid reader even as a child, K.T. Conte is an African-American author, lover of books, people, and all things wild and crazy. She has a B.A. in English from Boston College and a law degree from Suffolk University Law School. She’s a licensed and practicing attorney who resides in New York City with the monsters in the closet, her husband Everett, a couple of building fairies and her dog, Champ.


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