Monday, May 09, 2016

Introducing the Haunted Stepsister by Medeia Sharif

I grew up in a blended family and I know the complications that can come when you have step-siblings. My friend Medeia Sharif has a new book that takes those complications to the next level. The main character's new stepsister may just be possessed by a demon. The book is out today! Scroll down to read more about it and buy your copy before you leave.





Blurb:

Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father’s recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy's life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever.

The rumors about the bathroom are true, and now Jess is convinced a demon's possessing Kammy. Eerie things happen whenever she's around – flying objects, flickering lights, not to mention the fact that something, or someone, is making people into its puppets.

Worse, the demon seems fixated on making Jess confess her part in ruining Kammy's reputation. Sticking to her Muslim faith, Jess enlists the help of an imam to exorcise the demon from Kammy. But can they get rid of the demon before it destroys her new family?

Bio:

Madeia Sharif was born in New York City and she presently calls Miami her home.She received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, she found her niche writing for young people. Today she’s a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, she is a public school teacher. Her memberships include Mensa, ALAN, and SCBWI.


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28 comments:

  1. Big congratulations to Medeia!

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  2. Yes, we're book blitz sisters today. :)
    Medeia has written another winner.

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  3. I love books about things that go bump in the night. I look forward to reading Medeia's new book. Great cover!

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  4. Congratulations, Medeia. It's lovely to share this day with you! Enjoy.

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  5. Great success to you Madeia.

    Have a fabulous day Stephanie. ☺

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  6. Loving the sound of this, thank you for sharing.

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  7. The title alone is hilarious and intriguing. Best of luck to her.

    @Kathleen01930
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  8. Congrats to Medeia! Love that cover.

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  9. Congrats and happy sales to her

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  10. This story is so amazing yet realistic that it is scary. Congrats Medeia. Talk about the Titanic for preteens!

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  11. Great premise! Combining realistic issues and demons is a brilliant idea, and the cover is perfectly scary:-) Best wishes, Medeia!

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  12. Step and half siblings are very common now, but a blended family is tough. Neat to see an author tackling that issue with this story that sounds pretty good.

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  13. More temptation.
    My brothers are half brothers. Which made and makes no difference. I can see how it could though.
    A minor quibble in the blurb has me chuckling.
    'She received my master’s degree in psychology..' I would love to receive someone else's degree (so long as they do the work).

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  14. It's such a great book. I'm excited for everyone else to read it.

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  15. Totally looking forward to this one! Sounds delightfully creepy.

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  16. A possessed step-sister. Now, that's a new one.

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  17. Congratulations to Medeia. A different spin on step-siblings sounds interesting.

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  18. This sounds great--a toned-down (I hope) Exorcist?

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  19. What a great premise, Medeia. Wishing you many sales.

    Hi, Steph:)

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  20. This sounds great, wishing your friend the best of luck with it :)
    Debbie

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  21. The quality of YA works has increased dramatically in the past ten or fifteen years. Now, I'd gladly read a YA book, especially one with a great premise - like this one, Medeia Sharif!

    Thanks, Stephanie!

    Thanks

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  22. Congratulations Medeia! This story sounds thrilling!

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  23. Congrats, Medeia. Looks like a good kind of scare.

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  24. Thank you for the lovely comments.

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