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

ANNOUNCEMENT: ‘Snow White’ goes live on Amazon.

Yay!

Finally released on Amazon! (Will be available on iTunes, Barnes & Noble, Tescoebooks, Waterstones, Kobo, Diesel and Scrollmotion soon!)

Get it now, special introductory price!

Snow White (UK)

Snow White (US and rest of the world .com)

I’m so excited, I could pop!

Saffi

Be careful what you wish for: Saffina Desforges 100 days later

Huh? Someone wake me up. Has all of this been one big, fat dream?

Today is a pretty special day for us.

One that we were never sure we would actually see and certainly not one where we expected to be in the position we are in today!

Sugar & Spice has been in the Top 100 for 100 days.

You have no idea how crazy that sentence is.

Less than 200 days ago, Sugar & Spice was on our hard drive and floating around in cyber-space, back and forth between Mark and myself. No-one had ever heard of it or us. Saffina Desforges was a complete unknown.

Our sales (since January) are rapidly approaching 60,000. We are #1 in 6 categories and have been in the Top 5 Kindle Paid Store for over 5 weeks now. We have survived battles with well-known, traditionally published authors, books from current TV serials and massive literary forces that are Stieg Larsson, Gordon Ferris and Stephen Leather et al.

We have also had contact this week from some rather big players in the world of literary agency representation.

We have had 137 reviews so far – 77% of them are 4 stars and above. We are not far off 100 5 star reviews. Here’s a couple of the latest ones:

Sugar & Spice should soon be available on Waterstones, Tesco and iTunes too.

Today, work on Snow White, Book one of The Rose Red Crime series is thundering along at an alarming pace and we should be previewing its new cover in the next two weeks, ready for a summer release.

Equilibrium is next for the SD team, something for Halloween and Christmas for your Kindle.

The project list gets larger and more adventurous every day.

It’s been a crazy ride. I wonder what I will be posting 100 days from now?

Thanks for coming along with us!

Saffi

My new Amazon Author video

Ok, I vowed I would never do this, BUT, I have been told to connect with readers more (and Mark hasn’t seen me for ages!) so here it is: My new Amazon Author trailer for our books:

Please don’t laugh! I was UBER nervous! I mean, I can make worlds up, but talking to an imac? Nah, not for me!

Saffi. x

  • 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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