Anca’s Story – A Young Adult Holocaust fiction novel

“You can’t write in more than one genre.”

“You’ll have to write YA under a pseudonym.”

“You’re committing career suicide.”

“Your crime thriller readers won’t want to read a literary fiction novel.”

I could go on. But I won’t.

Fact is, times have changed. Publishing has changed: forever.

Anca’s Story has already made #1 in Children’s Historical fiction and European Biographical fiction on Amazon.com and stayed there for two months. It’s only not there now because we had to take it down and re-publish it and it lost its ranking . Here’s the new link for it on .com

It is in the Top 25 in its categories on Amazon UK and will soon be available on iTunes, Kobo, Waterstones and Gardners. It is already available to buy on Nook UK & Nook.com.

It has 11 straight  5 ***** reviews on Amazon UK.

This is Young Adult fiction, but not as you know it.

“This is not easy reading, either in subject or style. Desforges takes us into a whole new writing style with this first-person telling of the last days of Auschwitz, and through the eyes of a twelve year old child.

Not since Anne Frank’s Diary has the Holocaust story been related in such powerful fashion. And so timely, as we approach the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This book should be compulsory reading in schools and colleges.”

“I started reading this book 2 days ago, and have now finished, as I couldn’t put it down. What a powerful and breathtaking story, it keeps you hooked from the first page.”

I cried reading it and still can’t get it out of my head 2 days after finishing it.”

Three young children smuggle themselves into Auschwitz in search for their parents.

If you’re looking for werewolves, vampires and faeries and paranormal fantasy, try somewhere else. The only wolf in this story is very real, and the only connection with vampires is the distant Transylvanian mountains in Romania, where this story begins.

If you’re looking for light-reading where they all live happily ever after then again, try somewhere else.

If you want serious, no-holds-barred literary fiction set against the background of real historic events then this is for you.

Saffina Desforges made her name writing hard-hitting crime fiction.

This book is about that most horrific crime of all: genocide.

They said we couldn’t publish Sugar & Spice. It has now sold close to 180,000 copies.

In fact, they said we couldn’t do a lot of things – so we did.

Dare you read Anca’s Story?

Saffina Desforges – because readers deserve the best.

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  1. Charley R

     /  November 16, 2012

    Wow . . . that success is staggering. I still remember when Mark sent it to me in a very early draft for a bit of critiquing.

    Personally, I know I’m not brave enough to read this story – Holocaust stories always destroy my soul, and the last time I read anything that painful I nearly gave myself a case of depression. Nevertheless, I respect you two so much for going ahead and dealing with such a difficult and sensitive time period, and I reckon it deserves all the praise it gets for that alone.

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  2. Congrats on all your rule-breaking success!

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  3. Hey there! This is kind of off topic but I need some help from an established blog. Is it duiffcilt to set up your own blog? I’m not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I’m thinking about setting up my own but I’m not sure where to begin. Do you have any tips or suggestions? With thanks

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