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! ;-)


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.



  • 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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  • Buy ‘Awakenings’ – Book ONE of INDIGO KIDS from Amazon


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