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“New Adult” Gaming Novel — Book Signing at Alakazam Comics, Irvine, CA: March 2, 2013
IRVINE, CA—Debut novelist, Genese Davis, will be celebrating an official book signing for her literary “gaming novel,” The Holder’s Dominion, at Alakazam Comics. From 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 4237 Campus Drive B162, on March 2nd, Ms. Davis will be signing books and reading from what many sources are calling a “breakthrough novel.” Publisher’s Weekly praised Ms. Davis for sticking to “her new adult guns” and not classifying her work as either “young adult—Y/A,” which is usually directed toward high school readers, or “adult,” the more mature classification. The whole publishing industry is just beginning to recognize the huge audience of readers who are beyond high school and into their early 20s, thus the “new adult” classification. The Holder’s Dominion is also being heralded as the first novel written about the world of gamers by an internationally respected gamer.
This official book signing is appropriate for the whole family: there will be refreshments, a live-action book trailer viewing, and even raffle and door prizes. In addition to the author question and answer session and refreshments, this exclusive event will have signed artwork from the internationally recognized artist who designed her book cover, Fabio Barretta Zungrone raffled and available for purchase.
About the Author:
Genese Davis grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and went on to the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a degree in English. She taught and competed in dressage, studied fashion, and then took her competitive instincts to the fast-paced world of finance. She discovered the world of PC and console games as an adult and started playing MMOs almost a decade ago; she experienced more serious gaming while playing with competitive guilds in Final Fantasy XI and World of Warcraft and cracked the top 100 in the world for her class in the latter. During her time in-game, she gained a passion for the community as well as a vast admiration for video games and their artists, culture, and development. These experiences laid the foundation for her novel, The Holder’s Dominion, where Davis brings her own experience and insider knowledge to a novel that engages dedicated players and non-gamers alike.
Davis is also the owner of The Gamer In You, an online movement offering new meaning to the word ‘gamer.’ As a thought leader in video game culture and its social development, Davis aims to bridge the gap between families and friends of gamers who wonder about the allure behind their loved ones’ fascination with video games. She lives in Irvine, California, where she advocates for her other passion: animal rescue. For more information, visit her websites: www.GeneseDavis.com | www.TheGamerInYou.com
About The Holder’s Dominion:
“The Holder’s Dominion is a heartfelt, fast-paced thrill ride that will appeal to gamers and non-gamers alike.” –Micky Neilson, New York Times-bestselling author
“You fall at once into Kaylie’s world. . . . It will keep you turning the pages.” –Christie Golden, bestselling author of Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi—Ascension
Transforming the representation of the video game industry worldwide, The Holder’s Dominion is the only new gamer fiction of its kind. Following a newcomer to the world of online role-playing games, this book sidesteps stereotypes and reveals a tight-knit community facing a very real threat.
Davis brings her own online experiences and insider knowledge to a story that engages dedicated players and non-gamers alike in Kaylie’s quest to protect the ones she loves from a power-hungry manipulator. Along the way she realizes that the problems she hoped to forget are right there in her escapist fantasy—but so are the solutions. This fast-paced story aims to bridge the gap between families and friends of gamers who wonder about the allure behind their loved ones’ fascination with video games.