Last Chance To Get 13 Steps To Evil For £1.99

It’s been quite a launch week, I’ve been astounded and humbled by the support and love shown by so many of you, so thank you, truly.

In a couple of weeks, (around mid-July) I will return to blogging, full force sarcasm and odd metaphors to fill you in on all the lessons, fuck ups and ‘how to’s’ I’ve learned from publishing 13 Steps. I promise you it will be interesting!

But for now, launch week is nearly over. If you haven’t got you copy of 13 Steps To Evil, now is the time. Because tomorrow the sale ends and the price goes up to 2.99. Get your copy here by clicking your reading device logo or regular bookstore.

Why should you get 13 Steps To Evil?

Well, if you’ve ever suffered from cliché villain, or perhaps a villain with a saggy middle and soft heart, then this book is for you.

Not convinced? Here’s what the early reviewers have said:

“Imagine sitting in the living room with your best friend, pages of your novel manuscript spread out between the two of you, and spending days dissecting your story and rewriting it together. That’s what reading Sacha’s book and learning from it is like.” Jade W

“Sacha writes in such an engaging style that it made the book impossible to put down. The humour she writes with made this so much more than just your standard villain creator textbook. It’s well written, informative and hilarious.Melanie R

“13 Steps to Evil is the kind of book that a writer could easily return to again and again for inspiration.” M.J. Moores

“When I read the title, I imagined a short book consisting of checklists and summary information. I did not expect a 40,000 word conversation with Ms. Black about the art of crafting believable, well-rounded villains.

I said “conversation”, and that’s what it is. The reader absorbs the knowledge presented without having to slog through pages and pages of words that have zero cohesiveness and the innate ability to induce sleep. The writing is a blend of the topics and marvelous word-crafting, occasionally highlighting the author’s irreverent sense of humor.” Kevin K

If you’d like to try my FREE 17-page cheat sheet to mastering your villain first, you can grab that here.


AND DON’T FORGET. You can win a villain critique, signed paperback, Amazon voucher and lots more goodies by entering my villain competition. Find out more here.


Here’s the book blurb:

Your hero is not the most important character in your book. Your villain is.

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 13 Steps to Evil, you’ll discover:

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

Finally, there is a comprehensive writing guide to help you create superbad villains. Whether you’re just starting out or are a seasoned writer, this book will help power up your bad guy and give them that extra edge.

These lessons will help you master and control your villainous minions, navigate and gain the perfect balance of good and evil, as well as strengthening your villain to give your story the tension and punch it needs.

If you like dark humour, learning through examples and want to create the best villains you can, then you’ll love Sacha Black’s guide to crafting superbad villains. Read 13 Steps to Evil today and start creating kick-ass villains.


OUT NOW in all good retailers

And the link to grab you copy before the price goes up to £2.99 tomorrow is here.

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  1. It’s a given that I am thrilled for you and the glowing praise your book baby has received, but the part of this I am most excited about is the hint that you might just be ready to return to blogging again. I’ve missed your take on books, writing, and all things strange and mysterious.

    1. aww, that’s like the nicest thing ever *wells up as still excessively emotional post launch*

      Well, I am indeed plotting a MONSTER series on marketing and everything I’ve learned about publishing. Once a certain yank visitor departs I will start writing it (and the other ideas I’ve had) up. But I probably won’t start posting until I am back from holiday mid-July – I like to make sure I’m scheduled WAY in advance so I can keep up.

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