Saffi’s seasonal sale! Feeling festive…

It’s (almost) Chriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiismaaaaaaaaasssss! ;-)

And to celebrate, this aptly-titled yuletide thriller is FREE, yes, I said FREE on iTunes and Smashwords.

From SAFFINA DESFORGES, international best-selling author of Sugar & Spice, Anca’s Story and the Rose Red crime thriller series (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! Christmas comes but once a year, and no-one is more thankful than DCI Cass “Red” Rose. With no major cases on her desk on Christmas Eve morning it seems Red can finish her shift and go Christmas shopping like any normal person. But life is never straight-forward where Red is concerned. And when a police officer from her own station, dressed as Santa, has to be arrested in the toy store where Red is due to meet Grandma and Ruby, it seems to Red like she’s never off duty. And that’s before the drunks on the next floor start smashing the place up. Then there’s the small matter of staying up to welcome Santa’s little helpers. Fortunately she has some little elves of her own to lend a hand.

Grab it now!

Link

Be merry! ;-)

Saffi

Saffina Desforges’ ROSE RED crime thriller box set (4-in-1)

WHOOP! WHOOP!

Summer’s here! Right?

Well, looking out of my window right now, you wouldn’t think so!

So, in order to cheer you up (and in anticipation of our late summer release of #3 in the ROSE RED crime thriller series) we thought we’d bundle together the whole collection so far in one awesome box set!

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2 full-length novels (#1 & #2) and the first two series-related short stories, IN ONE BOOK and all for less than the price of a Grande summer cooler from Costa!

Here’s the links:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

And if you haven’t got a Kindle, fear not! The collection will soon be available on Kobo, Waterstones, iTunes and all other good digital platforms. So whilst you’re waiting for that sunshine, why not get started on your next long-running crime series?

Don’t forget, #3 BEAUTY & THE BEAST is coming soon!

Coming soon!

Coming soon!

Feel free to share and good luck finding the sun! ;-)

Saffi

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to all our readers ~ from Saffina Desforges

Well, it’s been quite a year!

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2012 saw the publication of our first print edition in France (Paraphilia - which we are lead to believe has FAR outweighed our expectations sales-wise. Come back in January to find out how it did) and marked the two year anniversary of Sugar & Spice.

We now have a total of FIVE full-length novels, (two of which are available in print direct from Amazon), two novellas, two short stories, two anthologies and four novellas written under a couple of other names available on all e-reading platforms.

Phew! And in-between that, we have found a little time to blog, tweet, fb, pinterest, stumble and even collaborate on a couple of e-publishing books written by others. Oh yeah, and sometimes we slept… ;-)

“So, what are you gonna give us in 2013, Saffina?”

Ah, well, I thought you’d never ask! ;-)

I am sooooooo excited about the projects we are working on for next year.

We will be releasing books three and four of the Rose Red crime thriller series. Beauty & the Beast will be out first quarter of 2013 and Little Red Riding Hood at the end of the year.

Coming early 2013

Coming early 2013

And just to make sure that you keep up with Red and the team, there’ll be some more Rose Red Rhyme shorts in between!

Speaking of Rose Red Rhymes, you readers have been sooooooo good this year, that we have a little pressie for you. Ring-A-Ring O’Roses is FREE for the next five days!

If you live in the UK, click here. 

RotW, here.

(also free on all other Amazon sites world-wide)

Just a little thank you for being so wonderful! ;-)

Now, where was I? Oh yes, 2013. What else?

Well, the fabulous St. Mallory’s forever ! will be hitting your Kindles (other generic e-reading devices are available) in the New Year, so look out for it!

Aside from that our BIG release and a slight swerve away from our usual stuff, will be the first in our new DARK HALO (urban fantasy) trilogy: First Blood.

First Blood will change the way you think about vampires and angels, forever (and then some)…

There might even be time for a few other surprises along the way. Who knows?

Saffina Desforges, always entertaining. Never what you expect.

So all that remains is for us to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, we hope to see you all back again in 2013!

Saffi

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.

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

  • 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 ROSE RED CRIME THRILLER BOXED SET 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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