Welcome to Author Genese Davis
Genese Davis never expected to become an avid video-game enthusiast. Growing up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, she taught and competed in dressage, studied fashion, and eventually took her competitive instincts to the fast-paced world of finance. She then ventured into the world of MMO gaming as an adult and discovered a passion for in-game community, especially in raiding teams. She experienced more serious gaming while playing with a competitive guild in World of Warcraft and cracked the top 100 in the world for her class. Working with industry professionals, she gained a deep understanding of video games and their artists, lore, culture, and development. She is the owner of The Gamer in You, an online movement offering new meaning to the word ‘gamer.’
Davis is also the creator and founder of the Dark Iron Raiding Alumni, a group that gives gamers from all over the world an exciting way to stay connected, and she also writes for independent film. Genese lives in Irvine, California, with her husband, Eric, and a rescue border collie mix named Stryker. Whenever possible she advocates for her other passion: animal rescue.
The Holder’s Dominion has the potential for readers to understand why people, young and old, want to play video games. The inspiration behind writing it came from wanting to create a basis for family and friends of gamers to understand them and their world. I imagine we all have relatives who wonder, “Are video games a waste of time?” “Why does my spouse play video games in to the night?” “Why does my child want to play a video game instead of go outside and play?” “What’s got into him or her?” The Holder’s Dominion reveals online gaming in an easy-to-follow and riveting setting that marries pre video game generations to current video game enthusiasts.
The smell of oranges as I peel them. Ahhhh, that orange fragrance gets me every time. Mmmmmm!
My hand goes up anytime the words “pet” “dog lover” or “cat lover” echoes across the room. I am a huge advocate for animal rescue and proper animal care. I’ve had pets all my life and I believe our pets are more than just residents in our home—pets are a part of the family!
When I was fourteen my parents let me enroll in a student pilot program where I studied aeronautics, passed the training tests first in my class, and then soloed a glider plane thousands of feet above the earth! I’ll never forget that summer I got my student pilot’s license!
Neesie. I don’t know how it came about, but I snagged the nickname “Neesie” and it stuck!
After her father’s death on a mountain rescue mission, Kaylie Ames watched her family shatter. She fled Tacoma for college in faraway Austin, figuring that even the worst campus drama would be a relief. But when her old friend Elliott turns up on his knees in the grocery store aisle, raving about something called a morphis, Kaylie feels compelled to enter Elliott’s unfamiliar world.
Guided by Elliott and his friends, Kaylie signs on to the massively popular online game Edannair. There she discovers a world of beautiful vistas and magical creatures, where people from all over the globe step into the roles of warriors on fantastical quests. But a real-world evil threatens the players: the mysterious Holder, leader of the elite team known as Sarkmarr, is coercing his followers into traumatic offline dares known as “morphis assignments.” To save her friends, Kaylie must infiltrate Sarkmarr and survive the Holder’s tests.
Will she find the courage there to hold her real-world family together?