Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

As Christmas Eve is upon us and another year draws to a close, Saffi and the team would like to wish all of their readers, fellow scribes, their agent and everyone else out there involved in the publishing industry, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS and a safe and prosperous NEW YEAR!


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!


Be merry! 😉


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

Well, it’s been quite a year!


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!


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!

The perfect Christmas gift!


Saffina Desforges: Rose Red Rhymes Book Two ~ The Night Before Christmas

“Holidays are coming, holidays are coming.”

Everyone knows that as soon as the Coke advert hits your tv screen (usually mid-November!), that Christmas can’t be too far away, right. IT’S. THE. LAW!


And this year, there’s a new festive treat for us: The John Lewis snowmen!


This Christmas is going to be a little different for me.

Whilst you lot are skidding around the high street desperately blagging last minute pressies for an unexpected Uncle and lobbing your still-very-much-frozen turkeys into a bathful of warm water, I will be chilling in the Lakes with my other half, sipping on Mulled wine and warming my feet next to a coal fire.

We will smile with amusement at the thought of the pre-Christmas chaos unfolding back home, whilst the laid-back bartender brings us over another beer and sigh with contentment as we walk through the sparkling, frost-kissed lanes of Ambleside, back to our cottage and our peaceful, quiet Christmas.

Your Christmas:


Our Christmas:


Anyway, I’m not one to gloat… 😉

No Christmas (no matter what it is going to entail) is complete without a good crime thriller or scary story full of festive cheer to get you in the spirit.

So here’s ours: The Night before Christmas is available now on Amazon!

Here (UK)

And here (RotW)

RRR Nbxmas

And seeing as it’s nearly Christmas and we’re feeling generous, you can get it now for only 99c/99p!

Merry Christmas and remember:



PS. Just a quick update: thanks to all you awesome bookworms, TNBC is number one! 😉

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