SAFFINA is the lead name behind the UK award-winning, best-selling writing partnership, SAFFINA DESFORGES.
Their controversial debut novel 'Sugar & Spice' has now sold over 200,000 copies digitally world wide and is published in Europe. It is available in paperback from Amazon.
When you think the unthinkable, where do you turn?
Sugar & Spice is the UK #1 best-selling, controversial psycho-sexual crime thriller the agents called "the last taboo". THE 11th best-selling ebook in the UK of 2011. (ref: future book.net)
Based on research and details from the case of child killer, Robert Black and his capture, Sugar & Spice was deemed "Too controversial for the British market."
Close to a quarter of a million readers thought otherwise.
'Sugar & Spice' is now published in Europe and voted as a 'Red Adept Reviews' 2011 award winner for mystery!
If you like cosy crime, this is NOT for you.
Sibel Hodge (author) called it "Patricia Cornwell meets Silence of the Lambs."
The author draws heavily on the classic of the thriller genre, from Cornwell's Scarpetta and Thomas Harris through James Patterson, John Grisham and Stieg Larsson, to produce a truly unique and ground-breaking debut novel.
Would you trust a convicted sex offender to help you find your daughter's killer? Claire did...
Inspired by a news story of a man who begged a Judge to give him a longer sentence, because he knew he would harm another child if released without treatment, Sugar & Spice is meticulously researched, asking the questions society prefers not to have answered. At once disquieting and challenging, Sugar & Spice is car-crash reading. ~ It's every parent's worst nightmare: A child fails to return home. As hours turn to days, all they can do is hope. Some children never come back... Driven by the need to know why, a mother confronts the man accused of her daughter's murder, he presents a compelling defence, convincing Claire not only that he is innocent of harming her daughter, but that his previous convictions were not what they seemed. Teaming up with a second-year psychology student and a fourteen year-old truant schoolboy, Sugar & Spice is the story of a mother's fight to bring one man's reign of terror to an end.
Be warned: In Sugar & Spice not all things are nice...
Praise for Sugar & Spice:
"Outstanding - compares well to any P.D. James novel." An American Editor
"An unsettling read with echoes of Mo Hayder." Crimetime.co.uk
More books by Saffina Desforges:
Rose Red crime thriller series
Book one: 'Snow White' is out now.
Book two: 'Rapunzel' is out now.
Book three: 'Beauty & the beast' is coming early 2013
Check out Rose Red Rhymes too - a collection of series related thriller short stories!
'Ring-a-ring o'roses' is out now.
'The Night before Christmas' is out now.
YA/TEEN TITLES BY SAFFINA DESFORGES
Three children. Auschwitz. The Holocaust. Dare you read Anca's Story?
St. Mallory's Forever!
Boarding schools still exist? Believe it! Fans of St. Clares, the Chalet School and Malory Towers will love this new YA series.
Coming early 2013
First Blood: Book 1 of the Dark Halo Trilogy
If you like vampires and angels, but reckon it's all been done before, think again. Everything you thought you knew about vampires and angels is about to be turned on its head. First Blood is coming to an ebook store near you in 2013. And the rest of the trilogy - Second Coming and Third Kind - will be close on its heels.
Saffina Desforges ~ Always entertaining. Never what you expect.
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Secrets & Lies
*WARNING* Adult content
Over 18s ONLY
Secrets & Lies
From hot new erotica writer, Aphrodite's Lover, comes the third steamy short story (approx. 6,000 words) that follows on from Research & Development.
A tale of passion and love that contains sexually explicit scenes and references.
If you like your erotica with a story behind it, then this is definitely for you.
*WARNING* Adult content
Over 18s ONLY
From hot new erotica writer, Aphrodite's Lover, comes the first steamy short story (approx. 7,000 words)
Two women, one look, and plenty of hot sex!
Research & Development
*WARNING* Adult content.
Over 18's ONLY.
From hot new erotica writer, Aphrodite's Lover, comes the second steamy novella
(approx. 6,000 words) that follows on from 'The Gift'.
Two women (actually, make that three!), one look, and plenty of hot sex!
Alex & Kate
WARNING* Adult content
Over 18s ONLY
From hot erotica writer, APHRODITE'S LOVER comes the box set you have all been waiting for!
FOUR (previously published as novellas) stories of love, lust and lesbian romance ~ with a bit of strap-on action and all-girl threesomes thrown in for good measure!
Indigo Kids (Part Five HARMONY)
When Harmony McKenzie kills her abusive father with an axe to the head, she’s sent to a secure unit for the criminally insane - somewhere she can never escape from.
But Harmony finds a way. In a catatonic state, she travels via her dreams, and as the fifth Indigo Kid, takes on the role of Justice. Making her way through the tarot cards, Harmony finds the others an unbreakable connection is born.
Indigo Kids (Part Four - CECI)
Ceci has never had much of anything. Growing up on the mean streets of Brazil, he has fought every day of his short life - a life that is soon to come to an end...or is it? When Ceci wakes up in an empty operating theatre in Buenos Aires with no recollection of how he got there, strange things start to happen.
Indigo Kids (Part Three - STARR)
PART THREE - STARR (approximately 20,000 words) - Starr has been running her whole life - running like a wolf, which is ironic really, because that is exactly what she is - only she doesn't know it yet.
Sugar & Spice (the English-language original of the French best-seller PARAPHILIA)
The English-language version of the French best-seller PARAPHILIA
~ An iTunes Breakout book of 2013
~ Amazon #1 best-seller in Police Procedurals, Thrillers & Hard-Boiled
~ Reached #2 in Amazon UK Top 100 overall chart
~ The 11th best-selling ebook of 2011
~ Waterstones #1 Thriller
~ A 'Red Adept' mystery prize winner 2011
"Outstanding - compares well to any P.D. James novel." - An American Edit
Ring-A-Ring O'Roses (Rose Red Rhymes #1): A Crime Thriller Short Story
From SAFFINA DESFORGES, international best-selling British 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.
The Night Before Christmas (Rose Red Rhymes #2)
A DCI Cass 'Red' Rose CHRISTMAS SHORT THRILLER
Life is never straight-forward where Red is concerned. 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!
Rose Red 1: Snow White
Snow White ~ Book one of the Rose Red series : Cass 'Red' Rose is a tough female senior detective in London's Metropolitan Police. Most coppers go home at night and forget about it. Not so easy when your partner is a leading criminal defence lawyer. As one fights to put them away, the other tries to get them off.
Indigo Kids (Part Two - HADI)
INDIGO KIDS: Seven special children - one mission. Through time and space, seven uniquely talented children are called together. Connected by an invisible thread and each with a special gift, they are given a supremely important job. To save the world. They are the chosen ones - they are: the Indigo kids.
Indigo Kids (Part One - JAX)
Seven special children - one mission.
Through time and space, seven uniquely talented children are called together.
Connected by an invisible thread and each with a special gift, they are given a supremely important job.
To save the world.
They are the chosen ones.
They are - the Indigo Kids...
Saffina Desforges' Rose Red Crime Thriller Box Set
From the award-winning international bestseller, SAFFINA DESFORGES comes a crime thriller 'spree of stories'.
Including Rose Red #1 & #2 full-length novels and 2 series-related short stories, this boxed set has everything you need to start you off on your next long-running crime series.
Rose Red 2: Rapunzel
From the award-winning international best-selling British author Saffina Desforges (Sugar & Spice, Snow White, Anca's Story) comes the second book in the sensational Rose Red crime thriller series.
Rose Red takes British crime thrillers in a new direction, with fast-paced, action-packed detective fiction, each based on the theme of a classic fairy tale.
St Mallory's Forever! (A YA English Boarding School Mystery)
When fourteen year old Helen Stroud finds herself starting yet another new school, miles away from her friends, she's not happy. This time she won't even get to see her old friends at weekends, let alone after school. Somehow her mum has got a job as music teacher at an elite English girls' boarding school, St. Mallory's, and Helen is to be one of the boarders.
A YA boarding school mystery!
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...
Dare you read Anca's Story?
Sugar & Spice
(4.67 from 12 reviews)
When you've got two young children, and you think the unthinkable, where do you turn?
Sugar & Spice is the ground-breaking best-selling crime-thriller set against the background of Britain’s fragmented criminal justice system, with the key protagonists the mother and partner of a murdered child.
It’s every parent’s worst nightmare: A child fails to return home. Sometimes, they never come back.
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Smashwords book reviews by Saffina Desforges
on Dec. 07, 2010
I liked this - I think! Dark and unnerving, it was certainly worth a read, thank you! Saffina.
- Monsters Are Real
on Dec. 07, 2010
I think you have probably captured what every mother/father would like to do to the 'monsters' that you describe in this story. I enjoyed (probably not the right verb to use!) reading it.
Could do with a tiny tidy-up where punctuation is concerned, but on the whole, well-written