13 Steps To Evil Is Coming… ARC & Street Team Request

I’ve been absent sometime now; I burnt out. Which I am sure, for anyone that knows me, is not a surprise. Am I back? Yes, and also no. But that’s for another blog post. Today I have something exciting to announce.

In typical Sacha fashion, despite burning out and sleeping A LOT, I continued getting 13 Steps To Evil – How To Craft A Superbad Villain ready for publication.

Well, guess what?

 It’s ready.

That’s right, FINALLY, after a 5-year long road, that’s been bumpier than the Himalayas, 2017 marks the year I release the first of hopefully many books.

 I can’t believe I am really going to say this, but:

13 Steps To Evil is coming to you on the 30th May 2017.

 So, because I’m launching in just a couple weeks, I’d love your help with two things:

  1. I’m looking for advance readers, who would be willing to leave an honest review on Amazon and or Goodreads.


  1. The second thing is help with the launch. If you’re willing, I’d be grateful for help spreading the word on social media come launch month. I’ll be setting up a file with info/images/shareables that I can send to anyone willing to help.


What will you get for helping?

My undying gratitude obvs. And a big fat hug when we meet.

For everyone willing to review 13 Steps to Evil, of course, I’ll give you the eBook for free.

For everyone that joins my street team, I’ll be running a street team only competition to win a free signed paperback as well as a 1000 word (or first chapter) critique from me (open internationally).

If you’re willing to help let me know in the comments, drop me an email, or ping me on social media (links below)


Want to know a little more about 13 Steps To Evil?

13 Steps to Evil has been carefully designed to give writers like you, a detailed guide to creating the most kick ass villain you can.

Are you fed up of drowning in two-dimensional villains? Frustrated with creating clichés? And failing to get your reader to root for your villain?

In the book you’ll learn all kinds of awesome stuff like,

  • How to develop a villain mindset
  • The step-by-step guide to creating your villain from the ground up
  • Why getting to the core of your villain’s personality is essential to make them credible and believable
  • What evil pitfalls and clichés to avoid as well as the tropes your story needs

Finally, there’s a comprehensive writing guide to help you create Superbad villains. I’ve spent hundreds of hours researching and interviewing writers to make sure 13 Steps To Evil is tailored to your exact needs.

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned writer, this book will help power up your bad guy and give them that extra edge. It will also help you master the perfect balance of good and evil as well as strengthening your villain to give your story the tension and punch it needs.

You’ll get the same dark humour, you find in these blog posts and I use a ton of well-known examples to help explain the steps.

Want to write the best villain you can? 13 Steps To Evil is your book.


As part of the publication, I’ll also be launching a short villains companion course and a free checklist. If you’d like those sign up to my mailing list and I’ll give you all the info shortly.

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    1. Thank you Sue that would be amazing – I’d love to do a guest post too – I wonder if I could delay it a little? It would be good to spread them out and I seem to be a little heavy on launch week now. I will email you and ask about the requirements.

  1. I’d be very happy to review Sacha, though I am a no one, and not on any social media at the moment due to a little hassle from someone! I could review you on Amazon.

  2. I’m already on the team, and reading 13 Steps. A brilliantly written and funny book, full of interesting and helpful ideas all presented as only Sacha can!

  3. This is awesome, Sacha! If this wasn’t happening so soon then I would definitely help out, but I really am looking forward to getting myself a copy when it’s released. Congrats!

  4. That’s a great idea for a book; I’d love to be a part of the launch team. I’d love to review as well, but I’m in the middle of my own book launch. It comes out in June, so for now I can only commit to helping spread the word during your launch week. Good luck with it all.

      1. That’s great, I look forward to getting those details nearer the time. I would definitely like a little help near my launch date (16th June). I’m still deciding whether to do a blog tour or not so I’ll be in touch. Thanks!

        1. Okay perfect – the bash will be over by then, so jot my email down and let me know what you need – if you decide on a blog tour, I have a few requirements, but I am just in the process of creating a page with them so hopefully will have done that by the time your ready. Otherwise, let me have all the details/links and I’ll share away 😀

  5. do I need to say? What do you need kiddo? Name it, it’s yours… sandwich board on Oxford street, tattoos on some intimate body part that is gratuitously exposed, sky writing from tinted farting, a duet with Adele covering a rewrite of ‘Rolling in the Money’?

  6. Hi, Sacha I would really love to read this. One of the main protagonists in The Curse of Time is going to get more evil as the series progresses … (he is a mere pussy cat with shades of darkness in Book 1, but don’t let that fool you!) This is right up my street. Happy to review, and be your street team.

  7. Pfft. Just send me what I’ll need to help with this soft-boiled lunch. Then the actual thirteen-course lunch. I know what I’m doing. ? (I’m lying. I don’t. Let me know. I expect that hug when we finally meet.)

    1. Thanks my lovely – I’ll send you an email next week – sending a big one out to everyone who offered to help, but basically anything and everything helps really. Also, hugs will be compulsory. I REALLY REALLY hope I get one, one day xx

  8. Oh this is such great news! Congratulations on the release, Sacha!

    I’ve reviewed books on Amazon before, and I’m currently working on a review for a debut poetry book by another blogger. I’d love to review yours after I’m done with hers, as long as you’re okay with the fact that I’ve only reviewed fiction and poetry books up to now. This would be my first foray into a writing-help sort of book!

    Regardless, good luck on this new endeavor of yours Sacha!!

  9. Congratulations, Sacha! As a Rough Writer, you have free space for your book on my blog for as long as you like or publish your next book. You are welcome to write a Raw Literature or Platform guest post and include all the photos, links and tidbits you want. I’ll be promoting those guest series throughout the year. I’m signing up slots for July, so shoot me an email if you are interested.

    1. Thank you Charli – I haven’t forgotten the offer, I remember you wanted a Raw Lit. It’s on my list to do. I was hoping to spread the posts out a little to keep momentum. So end of July/August would be fab if I could. I’ll email you when the crazy launch week is out the way and we can schedule a date.

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