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 then took her competitive instincts to the fast-paced world of finance. She 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 competitive guilds in Final Fantasy XI and World of Warcraft and cracked the top 100 in the world for her class in the latter.
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. She lives in Irvine, California, where she advocates for her other passion, animal rescue, and writes for independent film.
Her current favorite video games include Final Fantasy, Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and any beta she can get her hands on.
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?