5 day FREE promotion – Part 1 INDIGO KIDS: JAX

Just in case you missed it the first time around – here it is again. The beginning of the end starts here…

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Here’s the links:

Amazon UK


Enjoy! ;-)


PS. Look out for Part 5 – Harmony is coming soon!

5 day FREE promotion – Part 2 INDIGO KIDS: HADI

We all like getting something for nothing, right? Of course we do!

So, to celebrate the release of Part 4 – CECI (Seesay) we are giving away HADI – Part 2 ABSOLUTELY free!


Yup, you read/heard that right.

Indigo children ~children believed to possess special, unusual and sometimes supernatural traits or abilities.

The INDIGO KIDS: Seven special children – one mission. Through time and space, seven uniquely talented children are called together. Connected by an invisible thread and each with a special gift, they are given a supremely important job: To save the world. They are the chosen ones. They are – the Indigo Kids.

PART TWO – HADI (approximately 22,000 words) – Hadi is a geek. He’s always been a geek. With few friends and growing up in a rapidly evolving Egypt, Hadi’s only escape is into the world of computers. A world where he is King and he feels safe. When the mysterious grey man turns up at his mother’s door and offers him a coveted place at a clandestine institute, Hadi has no choice but to take it. There, he starts to uncover secrets that will change his life – and possible everyone elses – forever. He is being called – they are being called.

It’s time for the beginning of the end. It’s time for…. Awakenings.

“Answer, my children – answer as if your heart would break. Answer the shades, the hues, the petrol blues. Answer the call…of Indigo.”

Parts 1-4 JAX, STARR & CECI are out now! Part 5 – HARMONY is coming soon! Ming & Xi & Shai will be released before the summer and Book 2 – Paragon & Book 3 – Nirvana will follow.

**Warning – this is Young/new adult fantasy/sci-fi/paranormal. It may contain some mild sexual references and/or profanities.**

So tell your friends, tell the kids – it’s FREE. What are you waiting for?



And all other Amazon sites…

Saffi ;-)

Saffi’s end of summer sale extravaganza #4.5

Well, despite the simple use of a calendar, Amazon have decided to put this book FREE at the same time as the other one

So, what does that mean for you uber-lucky readers? Well, it means, that BOTH of the ROSE RED RHYMES short stories will cost you NOTHING to download right now.

SO, Ring-a-Ring O’Roses is GRATIS right now! And just in time for Halloween too…yep, it’s fact. We are just FAR too good to you lot.


Here they are – the links:

Amazon UK


All right. My work here is done.



Saffi’s end of summer sale extravaganza!

Well, hello again! Welcome back.

I trust that you are surviving/have survived the summer holidays with the children at home, right? Never fear, if they haven’t gone back to school already, it won’t be long now and then you can have your lives back.


It’s always sad to wave the summer goodbye, no matter how old you are. Those endless nights are suddenly not so endless anymore and the leaves turn gold and red, making way for autumn to steal in and breathe her cool kiss on the world. But hey, with autumn comes colour and Halloween – it’s one of my favourite times of the year.

So, to celebrate the last golden days of glorious summer and to welcome a new season, we’re having a giveaway!

Yes, you heard right. What better way to enjoy your first few hours of peace since the holidays began than to sink into your fave chair with a steaming mug of coffee and your Kindle loaded up with FREE books?


Starting tomorrow, there will be a SAFFINA DESFORGES crime title FREE every day for a month!

So, from now until the last week of September, you can get one of our crime books absolutely FREE. Yes, for nothing. Gratis. You pay zilch.

I know, I know, it’s hard to believe right? ;-)

Well, believe it!

Tomorrow (and apparently today) and for a whole five days. SNOW WHITE – the first book in the ROSE RED series will be free.

FREE for five days

FREE for five days

Here’s the links:

Amazon UK


It is also free on all other Amazon sites. So tell your friends, share the summer love! ;-)

Check back in a few days time for the next giveaway.

Toodle pip.


Down with the kids


Yo, w’sap, homies?

Yeah, I know. I have no idea what I just said either… ;-)

So, welcome back. It’s been a while.

A lot has happened since we last spoke:

The sun finally came out here in the good old Kingdom of the United, in fact, rumour has it, that this is the longest period of temperatures above 25 degrees for more than three days since 2006. Who knew eh? There was a time when we would call that Summer and not a heat wave, or a ‘sustained period of consistently high temperatures and sunshine’. *shrugs*

A Brit finally won Wimbledon (yay) and a new Prince has been born. Yep, it’s all going on here in our fair isle. In fact, the UK seems a pretty cool place to be at the moment. Welcome Prince George Alexander Louis – you have no idea what you’re in for!  :-)

Royal baby born

Yep, it seems that contrary to popular opinion, the more things change, the more they stay the same. We just stop noticing that they’ve changed. We’re good at that, kids are good at that. They are pliable and easy to mold. They will alter their thinking and their shape (and size!) in the blink of an eye and take it all in their stride. Remember when you used to be like that?

But, as much as we resist it, change is inevitable and change we must. There comes a time when despite our best efforts, things move on. A new job, a new house, a change of scenery to recharge the batteries. Time to sell the old rust bucket in the drive and upgrade to a newer model? Everyone does it. It might happen without us really thinking about it, but sure as eggs are eggs (except when they’re chickens) it will happen.

The good thing is, when you realise that it’s time for a change and you can control how it comes about.

That’s what happened to me.

I have been at this writing lark (officially) now almost three years. I have seen the publishing industry change and evolve, I have seen new writers burst onto the scene and sadly, I’ve seen one or two of them depart; some shuffling off this mortal coil forever, but leaving a million words behind them in their wake – a legacy to inspire the next generation.
Yes, things have certainly moved on.  The literary landscape is very different today than it was back then and I suspect, will be a different animal altogether in another few years and if we want to still be seen on that horizon, then we have to be prepared to alter with it.

A few weeks ago, Mark and I did a bit of shape-shifting and made the decision to put ourselves in the hands of the mighty ‘Zon for a year. Sure, we were doing quite well on other platforms here in the UK and around the world, but we’re still not sure how great the competition is from the other digital contenders and we figured that it was the right time to take a punt with the big boys whilst the others sorted out how they were going to compete in the future.

We put all of our crime titles in an exclusive program with Amazon and pulled them from all other retail channels. We’re sworn to secrecy about this program (but I am sure that you all know what we’re talking about) and we wouldn’t want to have to hunt you down and terminate you, so for the purpose of this blog, we will refer to the program as Operation Dust Check. or ODC.

ODC is an agented-books-only program that allows UK authors some extra visibility across the waters by way of specialist listing on certain Amazon pages and increased promotional activity, in return for you selling your soul to the devil for an agreed period of time. We have heard good things about ODC from a handful of authors, whilst others remain unconvinced. I guess it’s like everything you get with Amazon – you just don’t know. So we will wait and see what happens. Our promotions start next month and it remains to be seen whether they will have a huge impact or not, but either way, it was a chance we decided to take. Move with the times or get left behind…

Personally, I also decided that now was the right time to move in a different direction as a writer.

You may have read in some of my other blogs from waaaay back that my first love as a writer was fantasy/paranormal. That hasn’t changed. In fact, the Dark Halo series that Mark and I will be releasing at some point, fits nicely into that box – if you’re gonna label it. So when Mark and I started discussing our future plans and life after the ODC deal, I decided that it was time for me to veer off in a different direction.

Let me just make this clear: Saffina Desforges (as in Mark Williams and myself) is still very much alive and kicking (or writing). We have NOT parted company. Sure, he drives me insane sometimes (more insane?) and we have our cyber-spats now and again, but we are still 100% team Saffi and will remain so for many years to come. We will still be releasing titles in the Rose Red Series and as I said, Dark Halo will appear at some point in the near future, but we have agreed to work separately on other projects.

That’s where the new kids on the block come in.

No, not the eighties group – the INDIGO KIDS. Here, meet them. Come and say hello…


As you can see from the cover, I am now writing as STEVIE JORDAN.

You can find out more about the kids and the other books in the series here.

This project is another (but very different) collaboration for me. My crazy-but-lovely friend Karen Osborne would rather spend her time horse whispering and talking to the stars. What better person to write a sci-fi/paranormal fantasy trilogy with?

Jax – Book One of INDIGO KIDS  was released yesterday and this morning, it charted both here and in France.  Happysmiley face.



Needless to say, we are very happy and we hope that you’ll check out the kids and the series if you get chance.

Moving in this direction is a leap of faith for me. I am following my heart (and my characters) and going where my pen takes me. As a writer, we learn and grow all the time and STEVIE JORDAN is just another one of many paths that have to be explored.

For more information on STEVIE JORDAN and the new CRIMES IN WONDERLAND series featuring DI Andi Lincoln (set in my home town) too, check out the blog.

So it’s onwards and upwards. Another journey into the unknown, another new chapter. After all, that’s what writing is about, right?

Hell, that’s what life is about…


  • Buy Part One: JAX – INDIGO KIDS from Amazon

  • Buy Part Two: HADI – INDIGO KIDS from Amazon

  • Buy Part Three: STARR – INDIGO KIDS from Amazon

  • Buy Part Four: CECI – INDIGO KIDS from Amazon


  • Buy Sugar & Spice from Amazon

  • Buy the French edition of Sugar & Spice (Paraphilia)

  • Buy Snow White from Amazon

  • Buy Snow White in PRINT from Amazon

  • Buy Rapunzel from Amazon

  • Buy Ring A-Ring O’Roses from Amazon

  • Buy The Night Before Christmas from Amazon

  • Buy Anca’s Story from Amazon

  • Buy Anca’s Story in PRINT from Amazon

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