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.

Be careful what you wish for: Saffina Desforges 100 days later

Huh? Someone wake me up. Has all of this been one big, fat dream?

Today is a pretty special day for us.

One that we were never sure we would actually see and certainly not one where we expected to be in the position we are in today!

Sugar & Spice has been in the Top 100 for 100 days.

You have no idea how crazy that sentence is.

Less than 200 days ago, Sugar & Spice was on our hard drive and floating around in cyber-space, back and forth between Mark and myself. No-one had ever heard of it or us. Saffina Desforges was a complete unknown.

Our sales (since January) are rapidly approaching 60,000. We are #1 in 6 categories and have been in the Top 5 Kindle Paid Store for over 5 weeks now. We have survived battles with well-known, traditionally published authors, books from current TV serials and massive literary forces that are Stieg Larsson, Gordon Ferris and Stephen Leather et al.

We have also had contact this week from some rather big players in the world of literary agency representation.

We have had 137 reviews so far – 77% of them are 4 stars and above. We are not far off 100 5 star reviews. Here’s a couple of the latest ones:

Sugar & Spice should soon be available on Waterstones, Tesco and iTunes too.

Today, work on Snow White, Book one of The Rose Red Crime series is thundering along at an alarming pace and we should be previewing its new cover in the next two weeks, ready for a summer release.

Equilibrium is next for the SD team, something for Halloween and Christmas for your Kindle.

The project list gets larger and more adventurous every day.

It’s been a crazy ride. I wonder what I will be posting 100 days from now?

Thanks for coming along with us!

Saffi

Stieg who?

Having trampled over Stieg Larsson‘s ‘The girl who played with fire‘ in the Amazon UK chart, we went after ‘The Girl who kicked the hornet’s nest‘…

Well, let me tell you, there’s a faint buzzing sound and a trail of dead wasps in our wake this morning, ‘cos we just made #5!

Could we actually dare to believe that we are now tailing the epic ‘The girl with the dragon tattoo‘? Hmmn, well, I can just about make out Lisbeth’s leather jacket, but how far away she is, I guess we’ll have to wait and see! ;-)

Get Sugar & Spice now!: STILL only $0.99c/£0.71p!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sugar-Spice-full-length-crime-thriller/dp/B004AYDK22

http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Spice-full-length-crime-thriller/dp/B004AYDK22

Saffina

PS. Don’t forget, you don’t have to have a Kindle, you can get Kindle for PC/Mac/ipad here:

PC: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000423913&tag=googhydr-21&hvadid=6408437766&ref=pd_sl_3y8089m9g0_b

Mac: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_mac_mkt_lnd?docId=1000464931

ipad: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_ipad_mkt_lnd?docId=1000423883

That’s James Patterson out of the way, now for Stieg Larsson!

Sugar & Spice is now at #7 in the Amazon UK Paid Kindle Store!

Just a certain Mr. Larsson and his girls to take on now! ;-)

Get Sugar & Spice now: ONLY £0.71/$0.99c

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sugar-Spice-full-length-crime-thriller/dp/B004AYDK22

http://www.amazon.com/Sugar-Spice-full-length-crime-thriller/dp/B004AYDK22

Saffina

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