Sugar & Spice hits number 4 in Amazon UK Bestsellers!

Wow! I just had to pick myself up off the floor then!

When I told Stephen Leather to watch out, I was joking! Then I see this…

I hope my co-author doesn’t fall off his deck-chair/sun-lounger when he hears the news! 😉

Get Sugar & Spice now!

A BEST SELLING (ahem) crime thriller for your Kindle, ipad, Mac, PC, Android… (shall I go on?)


Watch out, Stephen Leather!

Sugar & Spice has been riding high this week on Amazon UK and received more excellent feedback.

It now sits at #4 in the thriller chart. All that stands between it and that coveted #1 spot are 3 books by a certain Mr. Stephen Leather. With an evil grin and a maniacal chuckle, I warned Stephen on Facebook the that we were on his tail. MWUHAHA. 😉

Seriously though folks, a BIG shout out to everyone who has bought it and commented!

It is in the Top 20 in Kindle Paid Store and guess who else stands in the way of THAT #1 slot? 😉

Look out for the new cover – coming soon!

Get it now!:

You don’t even need a Kindle or an e-reader to read it.

Download Kindle for PC for FREE, here: (you can get the app FREE too for your iphone, ipad or Mac from iTunes).

Child abuse: How has Social Networking changed the face of it?

Sugar & Spice ( deals with a number of issues; child abuse, serial-killers, death, how society treats potential and convicted abusers: the list goes on.

The original idea for the book came about in the early 90’s, when things like the internet, Facebook and Twitter etc were in their infancy (or their creators were!) and the mechanism for ‘grooming’ was very different.

Yesterday, the BBC reported on how it is today

So with the popularity of Social Networking and the faceless abusers having the chance to befriend potential targets via the internet, how has it changed?

How do we manage it going forward?

And just how will it affect the numbers of abused children in the future, now that their abusers have a world of prey at their fingertips?


Hello and welcome along.

I am Saffina Desforges and this blog is dedicated to my writing.

My writing will not be for everyone. Please do not continue/look away now if you are: Under 18, easily offended/of a sensitive nature or too scared to face the truth.

Described by one leading agent as “well-written” and “compelling,” Sugar & Spice is the first of three novels dealing in psycho-sexual deviancy. Work on the sequel, Puppy Dogs’ Tails is under way. The third book, Cold Blood, will explore the murky world of necrophilia.

When you’ve got two young children, and you think the unthinkable, where do you turn?

Inspired by a real-life sex-offender who begged a Judge to give him a longer sentence, because he knew he would harm more children if released, Sugar & Spice seeks answers to the questions society prefers not to ask.

Meticulously researched, and based on real-life studies, Sugar & Spice is car-crash reading. Only the characters are fictional…

You can register and read chapters of Sugar & Spice here: http://

Some comments from authonomy about Sugar & Spice:

“Sugar and Spice is about turning a clever concept into a brilliant piece of work. Compelling, thrilling and dark make this a thriller with depth, and a book that deserves a place on any shelf, and especially in a book shop.

Backed easily,


“Looking at the list of favourite authors I can see where you get inspiration but you have an outstanding style of your own. This is a dark and very realistic thriller with malevolent undertones that straight away draws the reader into the plot, with a pace that drives the narrative forward.

Powerful,descriptive and highly readable.


“..Frightening, I find myself checking on my son just to make sure he’s alright, this is disturbing stuff but right on the money, this would make a fantastic miniseries or drama for late evening, the subjecy is relevant, topical and close to every parents heart. You do a good job of showing how shit the justice system is in dealing with these animals and your portrayal of the mother is especially heartbreaking, I truly believe this should be picked up and televised. Good luck and keep going with this, use Facebook and blogging to promote it and get ths story out there.”

“Sugar and Spice, the opening to an age old rhyme. The trouble is this book isn’t nice – but the author has handled the chapters I read so well.
The opening of this book is shocking, hard hitting and brutal and unfortunately, very realistic. I can see this being picked up by a major publishing house and becoming a best seller.”

“Excellent writing. Reads superbly well. Looks like a winner to me and I wish I had written it.
David (Flawless Murder)”

“A great pitch, followed by a well researched story. I think this book should be on everyone’s shelf. A look into the complex mind of a sex offender, which can be a shocking place to visit. Well done on the excellent piece of writing. Backed. Eunice – The Temple Dancer.”


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