Author – Azaaa Davis

Meet: Author Azaaa Davis

About Me:

I consider myself a crunchy mom and indie author. A native New Yorker, I currently living in New Hampshire with my husband and daughter.

I am a stay at home writer mom. My dream in life is to write popular fiction that inspires people. Reading a fantasy novel at age fourteen changed my life. It sparked my imagination and woke me up. I developed a love for reading, discovered a love for writing, and remembered my love for drawing. Reading helped me dream big, and create opportunities for myself.

I started writing This Timea story about a demon hunter and those who love herin the spring of 2017. My aim is to publish one book in 2018, and then two books in 2019.

 

Fight with Nadira Holden, a demon hunter, in a new urban fantasy series that combines monster-slaying action, family drama and steamy romance.

www.books2read.com/u/3nYWxx

 

Not even death can stop her.

 

Fearsome demon hunter Nadira has been torn from her next life and resurrected in present-day New York. The demons she once battled have made peace with humans. Or, so they claim. But brawls between demons and humans are becoming more frequent, and human leaders are disappearing.

Tasked by the shadowy organization that trained her, she must battle her own personal trauma and once again fight for the souls of mankind. Will Nadira remain a beacon of light to those fighting for humankind? Or will she lose her humanity to the darkness within?

Don’t miss This Time, the first novel in the Nadira Holden series, by author Azaaa Davis!

 

A snippet from This Time:

“I hate them,” Nadira said with genuine contempt.  She allowed herself to feel all the anger she felt the night she walked into the sea.

“They stole my peace, my afterlife. I’m stuck here, an echo of my former self. I’d sooner punish them than help their lost cause.”

Shaking his head, Derek said, “I stare at that pretty mouth of yours and hear lies. I look into those sad eyes of yours and see rage.”

His left hand jutted out and grabbed her neck tightly before she could turn away. The pain was immediate as the soft muscles and delicate bones of her neck were squeezed together slowly.

 

Writing tips:

 

  1. Do not edit as you go, trying to make every sentence and paragraph perfect during your first draft. It is a waste of time. For draft one, you simple want all of your words on paper.

2.     Break up your big goals into small, manageable, baby steps. Write them down. Be              specific. Tackle them one at a time. You can do it!

 

Fun Facts:

I come from a big family, 5 siblings!

I studied French from middle school to college, and can’t string a coherent sentence together.

I love traveling! I’ve been to Mexico and several Caribbean islands. I want to visit parts of Africa and Europe one day.  

My favorite books are Daughter of the Forest (Sevenwaters Trilogy) by Juliet Marillier and Kushiel’s Dart (Kushiel’s Legacy Series) by Jacqueline Carey. These are amazing fantasy series with superior storytelling. I laughed, I cried, I was teleported to another world, and had to know what would happen next.

 

Links:

Buy link for the novel This Time: www.books2read.com/u/3nYWxx

Website & Blog: www.azaaadavis.com

FB Author Page: www.facebook.com/azaaadavis

Patreon Rewards: www.patreon.com/azaaadavis

Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/azaaadavis

 

 

 

 

Movie Review: Red Sparrow

Red Sparrow.pngRed Sparrow is a spy, thriller based in Russia. Dominika Egorova played by Jennifer Lawrence is a Russian Ballet dancer who suffers an accident. Her uncle, part of the SVR recruits her into a ‘sparrow’ program and she becomes a spy.

Soon she is assigned Nate Nash played by Joel Edgerton who is a CIA Operative and knows the identity of a Russian mole.

This movie has graphic violence, sex, and some violence.

I liked the idea of this movie and thought the previews showed the hint of an awesome movie. However, this movie pales in comparison to other spy movies such as Salt and Atomic Blonde. I also thought while Jennifer Lawrence worked hard to portray her character, there was just something missing. Like she was skimming the surface and never getting to the depth–but that could’ve been the script.

There were some surprises in the movie and a few scenes where Jennifer’s acting was spot on. Which, if this movie had come out way before its predecessors, I’d probably have enjoyed it more and been less critical.

Overall, not a bad movie and a few minor twists.

 

My rating 3.8 stars out of 5

 

Author Photo Andrea

Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Movie Review: Pitch Perfect 3

Pitch Perfect 3.jpgPitch Perfect is a singing comedy and this is the third one in the franchise. The movie takes place three years after the girls have graduated college. They decide to go on tour for the USO.

All the girls join up, thinking they’ll be the hot ticket item, only to find out other bands are there and play muscial instruments.

Loved Rebel Wilson as Patricia “Fat Amy” Hobart. Did really see why one of the Bellas would be picked for a record deal, her voice didn’t sound that amazing to be a solo artist to me.

From the previews, I thought this would be another funny but good movie but I was disappointed. There seemed to be no substance or real growth like the first movie especially and even the second movie had some high points.

 

My rating 2.0 stars out of 5

 

Author Photo Andrea

Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

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Movie Review: Flatliners

Movie Review: Flatliners

Flatliners (2017).jpgObsessed with death and the afterlife, Courtney-an intern at a hospital, convinces two fellow interns to stop her heart so that she can view what happens after someone dies. When they can’t bring her back in time, they call Ray to come and help. While he doesn’t agree with that they’ve done he continues to help them as others in this small group go up next to see what’s after death.

After death comes back for Courtney, things go from being a really good horror movie to a theme on forgiveness and being responsible for one’s actions. While I like this premise, it didn’t fit with the first part of the movie to me.

This could’ve been a classic horror movie but then got cold feet. Because of this, I wasn’t scared at all the last 30-45 mins of the movie and felt let down as the ending just sizzled away all the tension built in the first half.

My rating 2.0 stars out of 5

 

Author Photo Andrea

Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal,  and historical romance.

Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.

www.andreaRcooper.com

Orange Bordered Autumn and Fall Photo Collage