Saturday, August 4, 2018

Emergence by SGD Singh

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This is my stop during the blog tour for Emergence by SGD Singh. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 30 July till 19 August. See the tour schedule here.

EmergenceEmergence (Infernal Guard #1)

By SGD Singh

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Age category: Young Adult

Release Date: January 30, 2016


Seventeen year-old Asha's days are spent training in martial arts, attending homeschool classes, and helping in the kitchens of a luxurious Miami resort which she seldom leaves. Until the night her grandfather arrives home mysteriously injured, accompanied by a terrifying stranger. Asha begins to suspect that nothing is what it seems when she is abruptly sent to Punjab, India to live with relatives she never knew she had.

Joined by her best friend, Lexi, and her newfound cousin, Nidhan, Asha is soon drawn to an unusual place where the three of them learn that our World is much more than it appears. And there is a good reason people are afraid of the dark.

Meet The Infernal Guard: Shape-shifting Jodha warriors, Seers of various psychic Talents, Healers, Illusionists, and weapons-creating Tvastars. They are the gifted few who fight to protect our realm from demonic Underworlders escaping the seven lower dimensions of Hindu Mythology's Fourteen Worlds.

As the next generation of heroes from around the globe gathers to begin training, Asha discovers true love and a family in her friends and instructors. But something in the darkness knows that she alone possesses the rarest Talent of all. Now Asha must find the courage and strength to risk everything she has gained before a devouring evil like no other The Infernal Guard has ever faced destroys our realm's very existence.

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Excerpt #2:
“What is that?” Asha said.
“Isn’t it obvious?” Lexi blinked. “It’s a bowl of holy water.”
“Oh, of course! And what’s in it?”
Asha leaned on the railing and looked down into the orchard behind Nidhan’s house. She
watched her cousin and Aquila moving between the mango trees as they sparred with marathis covered
in cloth, the sticks making blue and orange blurs through the branches, the sound of their laughter
drifting up to her.
“A stone,” Lexi said, “on which is written the daily password. You simply reach your hand into
the holy water, and if it doesn’t burn off, you’ll know the password. And the next time something tries
to imitate our voices to lure us to our deaths, we will simply say, ‘what’s the password?’ And if they
“Okay, I get it.” Asha turned away from the railing and settled into the chair next to Lexi. “So,
you decide the password? What if you’re...breached, so to speak?”
“I’m glad you brought that up. You see, I much reach into said holy water in order to retrieve
said stone, and only then may I write the password on it. Thusly.”
Asha reached into the bowl and picked up the stone. “Eddie Van Halen?”
“Shh! You can’t just blurt out the password! Now I have to make another one!”
“We’re the only ones here, Lexi. I really don’t think—”
“Exactly. You really don’t think. Underworlder super-hearing hello! Okay, pick it out again.”
Asha rolled her eyes, but reached into the water again. Brian May.
“So, the passwords are guitar players.”
“Yep.” Lexi grinned. “You missed Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Carlos Santana.”
“And we’ll be expected to shout these to each other over walls and such.”
“Let’s hope we won’t have to, Asha. Let’s just hope we won’t have to.” Lexi tried to look
serious, but she was starting to laugh. Asha got the distinct feeling Lexi was actually looking forward to
her next encounter with Vampires.
“I’m sure there’s a very good reason Uma told us not to leave the house after dark.”
And never alone.
“Don’t worry,” Lexi said, tossing her hair. “I can wait until I’m fully trained.”

Later books in this series:


SiriGuruDev SinghAbout the Author:

SiriGuruDev Singh lives in New Mexico and Punjab, India with her husband, two daughters, and various extended relatives and animals. She is the author of the YA urban fantasy trilogy The Infernal Guard and Exiled To Freedom, a YA historical fiction novel about India’s bloody Partition of 1947.

You can find and contact SGD Singh here:

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Interview with SGD Singh

  1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?  My favorite part would have to be when Aquila first swoops in as a shapeshifting hawk, attacks the Vampires with style, and is heartbroken that Asha is hurt—I love a melodramatic, romantic moment.
  2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during the day?  Limiting myself to characters from Book 1, it would have to be Ursala. He’s too much fun! We’d start the day—night—watching him perform a mind-boggling training session with Kelakha & Aquila. After that, we’d take a snuggly motorcycle ride to somewhere fun to eat, maybe a deserted water park, or gipsy carnival. Then we’d spend the rest of the night playing Heroes & Villains, hanging out around the bonfire in the garden, telling stories, and listening to Asha play music while Himat sings.
  3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose? This is like asking what my favorite book is! It’s impossible! Okay, I guess I’ll choose The Complete Sherlock Holmes—that’s available now in one book, so it totally counts, right? I think it would be beyond awesome to have created such a beloved character, and I can read those stories forever and never fall out of love with them!
  4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination? I wish I could say I know a bunch of super hot and heroic shapeshifting badass Wushu warriors, but they’re all strictly from my imagination. Unless you count an unhealthy childhood obsession with all things Jet Li and Jackie Chan, and what could probably be classified as a girl-crush on Charlize Theron as inspiration.
  5. What made you want to become a writer? Ever since I was a six year old in boarding school in India I’ve loved making up crazy stories, writing plays and forcing classmates to act them out, or drawing comics. But it wasn’t until I grew old enough to recognize once and for all that the end of my life finally outweighed my fear of failure that I wrote my first book—and now I can’t imagine life without the pure joy of writing!


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