Halloween Weekend Special Offer! FREE! Sugar & Spice: US edition

Happy (almost) Halloween everyone!

And for those of you in the UK, don’t forget that the clocks go back an hour tonight/tomorrow. We don’t want you rocking up at Tesco for your Sunday shop only to find that there’s only you there. Well, you, the guy who pushes his life around in a stolen trolley and the proverbial carrier bag being whipped up in a gnarly wind and scuttling across the car park, dancing and weaving… sorry, got carried away then. ;-)

Anyho’ just stopped by to let you know that there was some free love being shared this weekend.

Yup, you can get the US/American edition of Sugar & Spice, here for nothing. Zip. Nada. Zilcho. For this weekend only. (unless you happen to be an Amazon Prime member, in which case, you can borrow it FREE, any time!)

And here (if you’re on dotcom)

Cool huh?

Have a great weekend!

Saffina Desforges releases ROSE RED RHYMES : Book One ‘Ring-A-Ring O’Roses’ (a dark crime thriller short perfect for Halloween)

Well, it’s been a couple of weeks since the release of our second book in the Rose Red crime thriller series, Rapunzel and we couldn’t be more pleased with the start it has made.

Within a week of its release on Amazon UK, it hit the Top 20 in its category and the top 5o in another.

On Wednesday, it even knocked our own title off the number one spot on Amazon UK in the Crime, Thrillers & Mystery Series category!

We had more sales in two weeks with this book than we had in the first three months of our first book back in November 2010! So, thank you. Thank you to our loyal readers and to the new readers joining us.

*Update as of 26/10/2012 – you wonderful readers have given us a 1-2-3 on the Amazon UK best-seller list!

 

Rapunzel will shortly be available on all other platforms: iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Kobo and many other ebook retail outlets. It will also be available to buy in paperback format direct from Amazon before Christmas, as will all other Saffina Desforges full-length titles. Make sure you come back soon for more information!

We hope to continue to offer you quality books at affordable prices…because our readers deserve the best.

And to celebrate that fact, and with a little nod to my personal favourite time of the year, we are pleased to introduce the first of our new short story crime thriller series Rose Red Rhymes.

Ring-a-ring o’roses is a Rose Red crime thriller series related short story and the perfect way to keep up with Red and her team whilst awaiting the next book in the series!

Here’s the blurb:

From SAFFINA DESFORGES, international best-selling author of Sugar & Spice, Anca’s Story and the Rose Red crime thriller series based on traditional fairy tales (Snow White, Rapunzel), comes ROSE RED RHYMES, a collection of crime thriller short stories featuring the Rose Red cast, based on traditional nursery rhymes.

But be warned. These are not for children!

ROSE RED RHYMES 1:  Ring-A-Ring O’Roses

When a rare family day out for Detective Chief Inspector Cass Red Rose and her barrister partner Philippa Crichton-Ward QC is cut short by a murder on Blackheath, Red’s team are faced with the possibility of gang warfare and race riots among London’s troubled youths unless they can sort things. Fast.

With the Super wanting results yesterday, the pressure is on to find the killer. But DCs Barry Taylor and Jez Harris have other things on their mind. As usual. And when the pathologist examining the victim starts pointing out anomalies it’s clear a simple murder case is about to open up new mysteries.

As if Red didn’t have enough problems, the Huntsman is back in town and meeting with the mysterious Queenie. And the kids want to go trick-or-treating. Even the busiest of detectives have to make time for Halloween!

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 Look out for more Rose Red Rhymes coming soon!

 The Night Before Christmas will be available for the holidays.

The links:

Amazon UK

Amazon.com

Amazon. fr

Amazon.de

It will shortly be released on all other platforms.

Have a happy Halloween and make sure you lock those doors! ;-)

Look out for the next book in the Rose Red Rhymes series: The Night before Christmas due for release mid-December.

Happy reading! ;-)

Saffi

Robert Black: How many more? ‘Sugar & Spice’ murderer found guilty of a fourth

Well, sometimes, life never ceases to amaze me.

Here I was, after having spent all day online, promoting our authors in our new digi-publishing venture (MWiDP), blogging, checking the charts, writing about Halloween on my sister blog etc etc, looking at the news… you know, generally being a writer in the 21st century, and I see this article on the Daily Telegraph site:

Article

Wow.

This was the man (and I use the term loosely) that inspired our best-seller Sugar & Spice. This is the monstrous serial killer that caused my writing partner, Mark, so many sleepless nights. Cost him two years of his life whilst he researched him, robbed the families of three precious girls their futures.

He actually doesn’t deserve our time and thoughts.

He has been found guilty of a FOURTH murder.

Robert Black now ranks among Britain’s most prolific serial killers.

Scotland-born Black had denied murdering Jennifer Cardy in August 1981.

The nine-year-old disappeared after leaving her home at Balinderry in County Antrim to cycle the short distance to a friend’s house.

The discovery of her red bicycle sparked a six-day search.

If you’ve read ‘Sugar & Spice’, you’ll already see the similarities. Although our story is very far removed from these heinous crimes, the murders were what inspired the book that has now sold over 100,000 copies. But, there’s a difference:

Our book is fiction. Purely an idea from something real. This guy, well, he crossed the line. In fact, the reporter today called him a “lost cause of humanity”

We have been slated in some areas for how close to the mark ‘Sugar & Spice’ is and had numerous communications from police offers and social workers not liking how they were portrayed in the book. Let me tell you now, make no mistake; the research came from first-hand experience. If only things had been done differently at the time?

Anyway, I am not here to talk about that, I am here to marvel at the forensic science that has enabled this monster to be convicted yet again. A till recipe. Sheesh. I think they said nine and a half years that the parents of that little girl have had to wait for a verdict. Jennifer Cardy, today was about you and your family and the girls and families of the other victims, not him.

I know it will be of little comfort that he (no longer afforded a name, as he isn’t of this world) is convicted of one more crime, but please take heart that the nation and the world are with you. And they’re pleased. Pleased that this monster is no longer free to walk the streets. Sorry that he wasn’t stopped.

This blog is for you, Jennifer Cardy and the others, not him.

May you RIP. xxx

As for him: “He killed childhood as much as he killed children.”

Let’s hope not…

  • Buy Part One: JAX – INDIGO KIDS from Amazon

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