Saffi’s Seventy Seven Spring crime-spree sale!!

Okay, so it might have been officially Spring some time ago now, but if like me, you live in the UK, you will still be shivering in your Winter thermals and longing for the sun.

It’s been a very long, hard Winter and for it to have gotten to my birthday and the temperatures to still be in single figures is almost unheard of!

So please, Mister Sunshine: make an appearance!

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Yes, you heard right – it’s my birthday next week and it isn’t just any old birthday. Oh no, it’s the MOTHER of all b’days!

My big 4-0! (I know, I know, stop it, you’re too kind! I don’t look a day over 39!)

Anyway, in honour of me celebrating my last few days of my thirties and in order to bring a little long-awaited UV into your life, we have decided to run a Spring Special offer.

Yup. From today, ALL Saffina Desforges crime titles (including the full-length novels) are reduced to the crazy price of 99c or 77 English P! (on both Amazon sites and B&N)

Sugar & Spice

Sugar & Spice (US edition)

Rose Red 1

Rose Red 2

Rose Red Rhymes 1

Rose Red Rhymes 2

ALL are reduced! So get them now! And tell your friends! tweet, facebook it, pin it, share it, shout it from the multi-story whilst looking for your car!

They won’t stay at this price forever!

What are you waiting for?

(Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME…) 😉

Saffi

Teenage kicks ~ Saffina Desforges and St Mallory’s Forever!

Here’s one for you:

What do a long-haired, middle-aged teacher/writer/trampolining expert residing in West Africa; a thirty-something football-mad scribe and snowboarding loud-mouth with a penchant for beer and Ray Ban’s; a self-proclaimed neek (50% nerd, 50% geek) and super-hero wannabe (special powers – multi-instrumentalism) and a poem-writing, bibliophillic boarder (school, not snow) have in common?

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Indeed, you might ask!

St Mallory’s Forever!

That’s what.

The new Young Adult/Teen mystery from Miriam Joy, Charley Robson & Saffina Desforges

The new Young Adult/Teen mystery from Miriam Joy, Charley Robson & Saffina Desforges

How could the universe throw such peeps into the melting pot and not expect chaos to ensue? And what would they come up with? Who are these people?

We all love a good mystery right?

Okay, before I introduce Miriam and Charley (because you already know the front and back end of the Saffna Desforges pantomime horse intimately), hands up those of you who can work out which one is which of us from the opening descriptions?

I bet you all thought that I was the quiet one and that Mark ‘Zebedee’ Williams liked the odd chilled glass of Stella right?

Sorry to disappoint, but Mr Williams doesn’t get anywhere near enough snow to be a boarder where he is! 😉

So what of these crazy teen writers that we have gone and got ourselves embroiled with then? Who are they? How did we meet? And what do they do?

Say hello to Miriam Joy (of neek and super-hero fame):

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Double prosperity

Look, she admits she’s a geek, okay! Anyway, don’t take my word for it, here’s a few words from her royal-neekness herself:

Miriam Joy has lived all her life in South-East London, plodding through the state education system, and has got as far as AS levels: English Lit, French, Music and Classical Civilisations.

Never one to make things easy on herself, she plays three instruments (violin, flute and piccolo), does both archery and ballet, and is learning two dead languages and a made-up one on top of her schoolwork. She also makes YouTube videos and answers emails for the Teens Can Write Too blog, and still manages to find time to procrastinate.
She also has an obsession with mythology, mainly Celtic and Norse, which started at the age of eleven. Far from ‘growing out of it’ as most people expected, she has simply become more knowledgeable, or as her parents call it, weird.

You can also read another blog interview with Miriam on St Mall’s and collaboration here.

So who is this fellow-geek and trekkie-cum-Sherlockian, Charley that she mentions?

This is what Miss Robson had to say about herself when I battered her repeatedly with a virtual lacrosse stick asked her to jot a few lines down (they’re sooo cool these girls, that they already refer to themselves in the third person. I’m surprised they don’t have a middle initial!):

Charley Robson is a student, geek and bibliophile, and has passed the majority of her education in a private Dorset boarding school. She has been writing “seriously” for around eight years; at thirteen, she began writing a high fantasy novel that spawned into her very first trilogy – which, despite its flaws, she is still very proud of. She credits the fantastical works of myriad fantasy authors, both from childhood and into her ever-approaching adulthood, for her enduring devotion to the genre.

Outside of fiction, Charley is also a fairly prolific poet – one of her poems was awarded a place in the Top Twenty of a Daily Telegraph poetry competition in 2010 – and enjoys writing articles for her school magazine. In 2012 she also followed up on a keen interest in theatre and acting by writing a pantomime for performance in the annual school Drama competition.

St Mallory’s Forever! marks Charley’s first foray into the mystery genre, something she has long admired but eternally struggled to concoct plots for. St Mallory’s has also marked Charley’s first serious escapade into co-writing, and the mechanics of the publishing world at large.

Oops! Almost forgot – this is Charley:

She's a poet and she knows it

She’s a poet and she knows it

What other amazing facts can I share?

Oh yeah: These two new kids on the block are still at school.

Miriam will just have turned 17 by the time St Mall’s goes live, how cool is that? We are thrilled to have been able to work with them and assist on this project. It has been great fun and I have no doubt that kids, teens and adults alike will love St Mallory’s as much as we loved helping them write it!

So what’s it about?

Well, St Mallory’s Forever! is a good old, warm and fuzzy mystery novel. Set in an imaginary boarding school (think Malory Towers and St Clare’s), but written as blog posts from the point of view of three girl boarders. Here’s the unofficial blurb…

When her mother becomes head of music at St Mallory’s School for Girls, Helen is uprooted from her London comprehensive to start a new life in a totally alien environment – a boarding school. But before long, the behaviour of the other girls is the least of her problems: Helen picks up a piece of rare music from a shop in Brighton, and suddenly she is at the centre of what seems to be an enormous …conspiracy.The bursar is behaving suspiciously. Her mother is lying to her. And now Tim Morrigan, a boy from the partner school, is getting involved. Do they all want the music, or are there other motives in play? And since the music appears to have been written after the composer’s death, is it real, or simply an elaborate fake?Accompanied by Abigail Roe, a veteran student with a penchant for Shakespeare and geek culture references, and Xuan Liu, the well-travelled daughter of a Chinese diplomat, Helen sets out to solve the mystery. But homework, lacrosse matches, and morally ambiguous members of staff all seem to be determined to stop them.
We are frantically trying to get this ready for early next week – mouse power and weather permitting, so please bear with us whilst we do.
 
But, if Mr Williams insisits on spending all his time bouncing on trampoline with the local kids, don’t hold your breath! 😉
Mark hard at work on St Mallory's

Mark hard at work on St Mallory’s

 
In the meantime, head over to the facebook page here and show some love by clicking ‘like’.
 
It’s a shame there isn’t a ‘flippin’ love this’ button, ‘cos I am pretty sure you will!
 
Jolly hockey (or in this case, lacrosse) sticks!
 
Saffi
 
**NEWSFLASH**
 
St Mall’s is available on Amazon UK here and Amazon.com here from today!
 
 

Competition! Win a signed copy of ‘Anca’s Story’ by Saffina Desforges

Happy New Year to all of our wonderful readers!

What better way to celebrate 2013 than with a chance to win something?

Here’s the deal:

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So, what are you waiting for?

All you have to do, is visit my fb page here, click like and then share the competition. When I have reached 400 likes, I will assign each person a number and use an auto-generator app to select a winning number at random. The winner will receive a personalized, signed copy of ‘Anca’s Story’ in print.

How easy could it be? 😉

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

Saffina Desforges : Sugar & Spice ~ now available in paperback direct from Amazon

Finally! It’s arrived!

And just in time for Christmas too…

The International best-seller, available for the first time EVER in print!

Buy 'Sugar & Spice' in print from Amazon now!

Buy ‘Sugar & Spice’ in print from Amazon now!

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The perfect Christmas gift!

Saffi

  • 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 London’s Burning 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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