Happy birthday Mr. Kindle – Five years on…

Yes, I know, right!

Was there EVER a time when we read proper books? I mean, with actual pages? Surely not?

It’s a bit like when I tried to explain to my nephew the other night that we only had three tv channels once upon a time. He just stared at my from beneath his floppy fringe and grinned – like I was making stuff up. It took a show of solidarity from my sister and brother-in-law to convince him that such a Draconian thing was possible.

Happy birthday to yoooooou.

This little beauty is five today.


Yes, five.

And everything has changed. Forever.

I’m not going to talk about the publishing industry in general, my long-suffering writer mate Mark Williams bangs on about that enough over at his blog, so I’ll leave that to him, but the digital landscape is not the same as it was when the Kindle first hit the virtual shelves, that’s for sure.

One thing that hasn’t changed however, is that Sugar & Spice was – and always will be – the first indie title to reach number two in the Kindle store.

Yep, our very own baby is all grown-up and to celebrate, Amazon are doing some birthday promo for us. Check it, and other featured titles, out on their home page here.

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Of course, nothing ever stays the same and the Kindle is no exception. With the advance of technology, the latest offering from the Amazon boys and girls is a super-duper far cry from the beast that first brought us e-reading. Their new Kindle Voyage is an all-singing and dancing star of an ereader and a million years ahead of anything else out there.

It might even make you a cuppa.

So, what’s next? And well you might ask, but I don’t have a crystal ball. We didn’t know back then, that we’d be translated into a multitude of different languages, have hit the top spot in China and go on to sell over a million books. Crazy eh?

Nobody can know what the future holds (despite what Mr. Williams will have you believe) but we know one thing: people will always love to read – however they choose to do it, and whilst they love to read, we gotta keep writing! ;-)


Saffi’s end of summer sale extravaganza #5

Well, despite giving away over 10,000 books FREE this month already to you lucky readers, we have just one more little present for you…

This one takes the biscuit, it really does.

Not ONLY will it cost you absolutely nowt and you won’t even have to move off your sofa to get it, it is actually 4 books in 1!


Jees! What more do you want? Blood?

Actually, there’s that too – plenty in fact.

Grab this box set containing the first two novels of the ROSE RED crime thriller series AND two ROSE RED RHYMES series-related shorts.



Phew! I’m off for a holiday. A well-earned break after giving away so many books.

Not that I will have any money to pay for it now! ;-)

Enjoy. Oh and tell your friends.


Saffi’s end of summer sale extravaganza #4

Well, whaddya know? ANOTHER free book!

You’d think that after giving almost 10,000 FREE books away since the start of this month, that we’d have had enough of being generous, right? Nope.

Here’s another!

**Please note: This title will be free from 7th September 2013 for 5 days**

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Yup. More free books – another five days – what are you waiting for?

Amazon UK


Sheesh. We’re just TOO good to you. Enjoy.


Saffi’s end of summer sale extravaganza #3!

Woah! Steady on there. Hold your horses. Wait for it…

Okay, here it is. YET ANOTHER FREE title from the Saffina Desforges camp! Yes, I know, we’re FAR too good to you lucky readers…

Yup. The ol’ faithful Sugar & Spice is FREE for the next five days.

This baby has been downloaded FREE before, in fact, we have now GIVEN AWAY over 65,000 copies of this, our best-selling title EVER, alongside the quarter of a million PLUS copies sold.

So what are you waiting for? Grab it. Tell your friends. Read it to the dog. Enjoy.

Amazon UK

Amazon dotcom


Saffi’s end of summer sale extravaganza #2!

So, as promised, another freebie!


You can get your hands on Book 2 of the ROSE RED series, RAPUNZEL for your Amazon Kindle for the next five days –  for nothing! Yep. Same deal. It’s free! Tell your friends, share the link, hell, have a crime-reading party! It’s all yours!

What are you waiting for?


Amazon UK


(don’t forget, it’s free on all the other Amazon sites too!)

Happy reading!



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