Awoke (Book 1)
For many, turning eighteen is a rite of passage into adulthood. For Katya Stevens, it’s a chilling awakening to a world she'd thought was long forgotten — a realm where the dead don't rest, and the very fabric of life hangs by a thread.
With the resurgence of her once-hidden ability to see the departed, the world's mysterious occurrences aren't just unusual; they're lethal, and they are deeply entwined with her very being. Gregor, a Grim Reaper, brings more puzzles than answers, unveiling the battling forces: The Want, spirits warped by their refusal to transition into the afterlife.
Yet, there’s a deeper revelation — Katya isn't merely a bystander. She's a potent beacon, a figure of legends standing at the precipice of salvation and destruction. As she steps into the ethereal realm of Ager, the balance between life and what lies beyond, Katya must face not only the vengeful Wanters—like the fierce Wreckers and envious Wishers—but also the shadows within her own heart.
In "Awoke," the inaugural tale of "The Unseen War," immerse in a rich narrative of spirituality, redemption, and a profound quest for self-realization. Can Katya embrace her role, navigating the intricacies of good and evil? Or will her reluctance become the harbinger of the world’s doom?This is some text inside of a div block.
"Conte weaves a fast-paced tale where Katya enters a whole new realm and finds a new appreciation of life, death, and the beyond. The author’s worldbuilding skills are impressive, with Conte revealing new information at a steady clip that keeps the pages turning. Katya is a strong-willed and likable protagonist, and readers will be engaged by how she slowly comes into her own as she finds out more about her true nature
." ~ Kirkus Review
2024 Edition - February 1, 2024
Rise (Book 2)
In the thrilling sequel to "Awoke," Katya Stevens and Gregor confront the consequences of their newly discovered destinies, amidst the tension between the Live Realm and the afterlife.
As warriors and protectors, their combined journey escalates through war, Katya's expanding powers, and fateful revelations. Their forbidden love deepens against a backdrop of shifting alliances and relentless adversaries, testing their limits.
Told from their perspectives, the sequel explores Katya's efforts to seal the worlds' gates and the sacrifices required, with Gregor's steadfast support, showcasing their complex struggle to safeguard their realms.
Scheduled for Fall 2025