WAKE is my most recent completion and going through revisions. It used to be called Resurgent hence my old cover I made!
Wake is a new drug that allows users to connect subconsciously in the Nexus in the best role-playing-game ever made, but no one knows it’s been engineered by witches to harvest souls. Seventeen-year-old adopted Alice Dahlin has never smoked a cigarette much less drugs like Wake but she’s in a sort-of relationship with the cute foster boy who lives her family. She can handle the slander of the town but she can’t handle the fact she brought him back to life – without his soul. Dar is slowly decaying but despite that, he wants to help Alice find out why she can bring people back from the dead. However, he’s prevented by a warlock who psychically communicates with Alice and makes her darkest passions reality. She is torn between Dar and the mysterious warlock in the Nexus who needs her help to escape.
An unexpected surprise from Alice’s birth mother reveals that she is a Resurgent – half witch, half necromancer. Alice is the weapon the witch covens have been waiting for – the key to immortality. But Alice is useless if she can’t control the power. Other witches will enslave her or hunters will put her down. Her birth mother makes a deal: if Alice retrieves an artifact from the Nexus that will help the coven stay alive, then she will help get Dar's soul back. Alice must find a way handle the Resurgence before it becomes dangerous and choose between saving Dar or Colden.