Blog Tour & Guest Post: 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

Blurb:
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.

You can find Emergence on Goodreads

You can buy Emergence on Amazon
It’s available to read with Kindle Unlimited.

Later books in this series:
DescentSeverance


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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Punjab, India. A place that, once you visit, you will never forget.

I grew up attending a moldy boarding school located in the foggy mountains of Mussoorie (like Hogwarts, except with no magic, no boys, and an entire staff of Snapes and Bloody Barons) but my husband’s family lives in Punjab in a small village between Patiala and Chandigarh we’ve visited for months every year since 2000.

With the combination of an overactive imagination and only understanding half the

words anyone says, I can usually be found looking eagerly out of car windows, gazing around

from rooftops, and generally staring at everyone as I daydream about the lives people live.

What’s happening down those mysterious narrow alleyways? What’s hiding inside those massive

crumbling forts with their shadowy depths? Who spends their days in the uncountable temples,

calling out prayers throughout the day and night? What creatures lurk within the vast fields of
wheat and bright yellow flower-tipped mustard? And what about the hundreds who live off the grid, in a society of their own, within the tangled slums of plastic-covered shacks along the dusty highways?

What if. What if nothing is what it seems? What if there exists an entire world of magic, hidden from our view, full of heroic, monster fighting warriors?

And so the idea for The Infernal Guard was born.

A few months after Emergence was published, we got permission to wander around inside the ancient fort you pass just before entering the city of Patiala, which is mostly condemned and closed to the public after its walled-in fields were transformed into a police training facility. It is absolutely gorgeous—haunting, breathtaking, quietly peaceful. You can almost hear the echoes of the dead. I’ll never forget standing in one of the destroyed gardens, looking up at the weed-chocked arches of a pillared entry-way into a crumbling room, when two hawks suddenly glided down directly over us, circling playfully up and away a moment later, the sun shining on their exquisite feathers, happily showing off as if fully aware of our awe. I definitely felt emotional, I’m not even gonna lie. In that moment I totally missed fictional people who don’t even exist outside of the imagining of them!

And on the way to one of my husband’s cousins house is the exact place described in the book that HQ is located—and I’m kicking myself that I haven’t made everyone stop and block traffic so I could take a picture of it yet. It’s this narrow, cracked and dusty road that runs along the edge of a cement ravine chocked by weeds and crawling with wildlife, backed by an enormous, rotting dump.

The trash is swarming with vulturesand yet still it’s surrounded by numerous huts covered in black plastic. The place always looks completely deserted—oddly ignored by everyone driving
past—and I’ve never seen a single person coming in or out of it. But I’ve always thought it must suck even worse than usual to live there when it rains.

Maybe no one lives there at all...


Giveaway
There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Emergence. One winner will win signed copies of all three books in the Infernal Guard series by SGD Singh. Open International.

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