Hi There,

Thanks for stopping by my website. If you like edgy inspirational fiction you’ve come to the right place. You can read about my current books, my random musings and also tell me about yourself by commenting on any of my posts or sending me an email. I’d love to hear from you!

If you’re not familiar with my works, two of my books are currently free @ Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords:

Raw Deal (Beauty for Ashes 1)





& Lust (Pure Passison 1).







Try them for free and see what you think. Amazon UK, Amazon US, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords.

For a limited time I’m offering free ebooks in exchange for Amazon/Goodreads reviews. That means you can get any of my books for free. Yay!!! There is, however, some criteria to be met, so if you’re interested email me (dayo.benson@ymail.com) and we’ll talk.

Dayo xx

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  1. 최다해 gongjumonica says:

    Oh! What an interesting chic-lit!

  2. denise says:

    I got to to end of Breaking point and as it didn’t seem finished I hoped to find a sequel. Is there one? Surely this cant be the end!!

  3. Demita Winegardner says:

    When will I be able to get Refiner’s Fire on my Nook? I just discovered you on smashwords.com a few days ago and I’ve read Raw Deal and Red Carpet…I’ve got to read Refiner’s Fire! You’re killing me! I’m looking forward to reading more of your work. Congrats on finishing your dissertation! Thanks!

  4. Dayo Benson says:

    Hi Demita, thanks, my dissertation being done is like a huge load lifted, lol. Refiner’s Fire will be available on Smashwords in September. At the moment I’m in a binding deal with Amazon that means it can’t be available anywhere else but on Amazon until then. Glad you enjoyed Raw Deal and Red Carpet xx

  5. Suzette says:

    Hi Dayo
    I hope you and your family are well.
    When will Refiners Fire be available on epub format?
    Kind regards

  6. Suzette says:

    Thanks. Will check again nest week. ;-)

  7. Amy says:

    I think you are an amazing writer but why are your main characters always Caucasian? Most of them are actually …from the way you describe the colour of their eyes and hair…I can tell that they are never black or even mixed raced. Why is that?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Amy,

      Thanks for your comment and for taking interest in my books :-) My main characters are actually of many different ethnicities. My last two books (Lust and Season of Hope) have Caucasian main characters, but Dana (main character of Prodigal) is African American from Texas, Lexi (main character of my Beauty for Ashes Series) is of Cuban heritage, and Drew (from my Drew Ashley Series) is British Black. Noemi (Lust) and Robyn (Season of Hope) are White British. I like to write about people from lots of different ethnicities. As I plan books and get to know my characters I picture them a certain way so they pretty much tell me who they are and what they look like. I hope this answers your question. Maybe you would like to try one of my earlier books and see what you think. Thanks.

      • Amy says:

        Wow!!! I am really really sorry I assumed. Apologies if I came off offensive. I think you are absolutely amazing!!! You are sincerely one of the best writers ever. May God continue to bless you abundantly and continue to increase this talent He has entrusted you with in Jesus name.(amen) I’m currently reading ‘Lust’ and Noemi is so similar to me! Its unbelievable. Thanks a lot for answering my silly question politely. God bless

      • Dayo Benson says:

        No worries Amy. I didn’t mind your question at all and was not offended by it. Thanks for all your kind words, I am very touched!! I’m glad you’re enjoying Lust. God bless you too. Regards.

  8. Amy says:

    Amen! Thank you. And erm one more thing. I know this may be a silly question because you have already explicitly displayed that Lust belongs to a pure passion series but will there be a sequel to Lust? Will it be about Noemi’s and David’s story still? Will it be out by next year? I am so excited! Ahhhhhh!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Well the pure passion series is supposed to be all separate standalone novels so there is no sequel to Noemi and David planned at the moment. This could change though because you’re not the first person to ask. I’d have to figure out what it would be about. I’m really glad you like their story :-)

      • Amy says:

        Yeah I understand why! Sorry, I asked you about the sequel before I actually finished the novel when things were looking really bleak. Their story is pretty much completed and the message has been delivered. God’s will shall always come to pass. It would be pointless to describe how I feel about this book because words cannot even describe how it touched me and taught me about myself. TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED STARS for LUST. I absolutely cannot wait for the next one! God bless and thank you so so so so much for writing this book !

      • Dayo Benson says:

        Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback, Amy. It is much appreciated. I’m so glad you enjoyed it. The other books in the series should be out next year. Best Wishes.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Hi dayo
    What age child or teen or adult would you say your books are suitable for? Particularly the lust one.
    Pls let me know I am just seeing if they are suitable for my niece

  10. Tiffany says:

    Hello Dayo!
    I am a huge fan of your novels-especially Lust,Breaking Point and Blurred Vision. Lust in particular though.That book helped to break me down and then rebuild me again. I have a lot of new perspectives on things.
    However,I am now suffering from withdrawal symptoms lol. When is your next book coming out? Will it be part of the pure passion series? Will it be a novel?

    I really love the length of your books as well because as such an avid reader, I need a book that will sustain me for at least a week. I also recommended your books to my friend who has been going through a lot lately and she said that they have been really therapeutic for her and she is in love with the Beauty For Ashes series. She loved Lust aswell.
    I wish I could read it for the first time again! I also love how you implement scriptures into your writing. Oh gosh, I feel so emotional now. Every one thinks I’m such a loser when I cry over how much I love a book or when it finishes but it affects me much deeper than anyone could ever know -except God. The characters are so real to me and the inconsistency of their budding relationships really does reflect reality and humanity. I actually wanted to smash Harvey and Drew’s heads together at one point. I think they frustrated me the most.
    Thank you and may God bless you and your family dearly x

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Tiffany, wow I’m glad you enjoy my books so much and that they have been helpful to you. Thank you for recommending my books to your friend as well. About the withdrawal symptoms, I have finished the next book in the Pure Passion Series but it’s in editing now, which takes as long as it takes. I’m hoping it will be ready for March. I wrote a blog post about it which should give you some idea of what it’s about: http://dayobenson.com/2014/01/19/cover-for-my-upcoming-book/
      You’re not alone in getting connected to books. We all do sometimes :-)
      Thank you for taking the time to give me your feedback.
      God bless.
      Dayo xx

  11. Kenzy C. says:

    Hi dayo! I’ve recently read a lot of your books and they are so inspiring! I absolutely loved them and didn’t want to put them down. I hope to become a great author too one day, and I was wondering if I could interview you, over email, about being a Christian author in this world that Christianity isn’t number one priority anymore. It’s for a school project where I have to interview people in the career path I want to take. And as my favorite author, I thought it would be really cool to interview you. Please get back in touch with me. Thanks so much (:

  12. Ajeurai Hands says:


    I’m sorry, but I have to ask: are you am American? I’m reading book one of the Beauty for Ashes series (Raw Deal) and I just came across the reference to Monica being in “med” school – right out of high school. It was kind of irritating, and maybe that’s just because that’s the lawyer in me coming out – I’m a stickler for details. It would be like someone saying that they were in law school right out of college – it just doesn’t work that way. Four years of undergrad and good grades, and then you can attend graduate school, whether it be for law or medicine. I know it might not be that way in the UK, so I wanted to ask. At least if I know that there’s cultural differences present, I can ignore my insatiable need for accuracy and just enjoy the book for what it is. (Sorry, but also high school kids apply and get accepted into college well before their final semester in high school… And now you see why my living is made from the details of things…)

    Anyway, all in all, I am enjoying the book. Just had to ask… especially since I could not find a bio for you.

    Take care. Good bless.

    • Anonymous says:

      Hi Ajeurai,

      I’m British. I worked with American editors for my Beauty for Ashes series but obviously they weren’t as detail-oriented as you. I hope you’re able to enjoy the story regardless.


  13. laylay says:

    Dayo please please please write another book in the beauty for ashes series am so sad that it is already over. I am literally crying right now.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Hey! Hope you are well! When is Bondage coming out on Kindle!?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      I’m well, thanks. You? I was hoping for the end of this week but it’s now looking like some time next week. I’ll do a blog post to announce it when it comes out. Thanks for your patience.

  15. Tiffany says:

    Also, I miss Drew and Harvey. Any chance for a sequel?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hmm, I’m all out of steam for those two so no plans for a sequel at the moment. Sorry. I never say never though.

      • Tiffany says:

        I’m fine also thanks! OMG this week!!!!???? I can’t believe thisssss. Wow I am really really excited now.

        And LOL yeah I understand. Their story was so beautiful. As was Noemi’s and Davids. I wish I could read it for the first time again. All these women seem to be very headstrong and sooo sooo funny
        Thanks so much, can’t wait for Bondage! Xx

      • Tiffany says:

        But all the characters are very very different and unique as well (forgot to add that)

      • Dayo Benson says:

        Thanks Tiffany :)

  16. Marsha A says:

    Hi Dayo,
    I cannot remember the last time that I read a series that I enjoyed so much as the beauty for ashes series. I did not read the books in order as I as sometimes rather impatience to get to the end of the story. So I initially skipped red carpet and went straight to refiners fire after raw deal. Usually when you read a series out of sequence it is a bit anticlimactic but I just
    Finished red carpet and it captured my attention and imagination as much as the others even though I already knew the outcome.

    As an avid reader, it is sometimes hard to find uplifting, believable and enjoyable books without the courseness. Your books do so suberbly and I can understand why so many of your readers expect you to produce a new book every day.:).

    I encourage you to continue to bring good clean wholesome materials and entertain us with characters such as Lexi and Jace. I was very interested in the S.O.T connection and it is amazing how many of us Christians who refuse to believe that their is a dark and evil world out there.

    May the spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ continue to fill you with more and more of himself daily so you can continue to be an awesome inspiration to all who read your books and support you.


    • Dayo Benson says:

      Thanks for your kind words Marsha. I really appreciate you taking the time to write all that. I’m so glad you enjoyed the beauty for ashes series. I’ve had quite a few emails from readers saying they want to know more about the SOT, which surprised me as I didn’t think anyone would be interested in them. As a result I will be writing Crystal’s story soon (Lexi’s daughter), which will focus on her trying to escape the SOTs clutches. Thanks again and God bless xx

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hello ! You are so talented. I loved Purity and Bondage! Just wanted to know when Pressure will be released and what is pressure about?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi there, thank you I’m glad you liked Purity and Bondage. I’m hoping to release Pressure in July. I just wrote a blog post on what Pressure is about. You can find that HERE.
      God bless x

  18. Lydia says:

    Heyyyy..do you know of any other Christian authors and any of their good books that I can read until I wait for Pressure to be released…..thank you Dayo xx

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Lydia, there are plenty of fab Christian authors. I’d recommend anything by Denise Hunter and Dee Henderson. Also, there’s this edgy Christian fiction author called Michelle Sutton who is really good. I’d recommend her if you want something different from your typical Christian fiction. Her book ‘Letting Go’ is really good. I recommend a few books in this blog post too. Blessings x

  19. Lydia says:

    When is pressure out and what will it be about? x

  20. Shirley says:

    Ive just read your book lust, brilliant it was like reading my own life story, strggling at moment my friend eddie for 15 years is not speaking, feel rejected & broken had a life time of failed relationships just trusting in the Lord now any feed back would be appreciated thankyou
    Shirley x

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Shirley, we all go through hard times and I just want to assure you that you are not alone. God knows all about what you’re going through and you are precious and special to Him. Failed relationships do not define you. You are still special and precious. Stay strong and remember the words of Jesus: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28). I’m glad you enjoyed reading Lust. Keep trusting God, because He always comes through xxx

  21. Any possibility that your books will release in paperback in the near future? I just saw LUST advertised on The Fussy Librarian and read the sample on Amazon. It looks like a book I’d love to finish, but I don’t like e-reading for a variety of reasons. I’d love to get it in paperback. Do you have any plans to publish your adult books in paperback?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Dawn, this is a question I’m getting asked often now and it’s a reminder to me each time. I do have plans to publish my books as paperbacks but it won’t be for a while yet. Unfortunately I don’t even have a date to give you yet, but it will happen, hopefully soon. If you change your mind about e-reading and decide to give ‘Lust’ a try I would be happy to hear what you think. Thanks for getting in touch and God bless.

      • xandert says:

        I got it from Amazon today. E-reading is really difficult for me in many ways, no matter how much I like an author’s work. Annoying as all get-out. But I’m going to try to read LUST. I’m up to ch 5, but had to take a break. My eyes can’t take any more right now. I’ll definitely be watching for your books to come available in paperback. Based on what I’ve read so far, I really like your writing style. :) I know some other paperback-only readers I think would like it, too.

      • Dayo Benson says:

        Thank you for taking the pains to read Lust even though e-reading is challenging for you. I really appreciate that. And I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far. Hopefully you’ll consider it ‘worth it.’ I know that I’m excluding a lot of readers by not having my books out as paperbacks so I will be rectifying this :-) God bless xx

  22. chrishelle says:

    Hi Dayo,
    I am a christian, I was looking for a christian romantic novel that would inspire me as a believer-and i did!!! It was refreshing to know that your books spoke to the realities we face as believers when waiting on God for love. Thanks so very much, continue to let God use you!!!

  23. chrishelle says:

    Oh and Dayo, all the way from Trinidad and Tobago (that’s in the Caribbean) I will be introducing your books to my youth meeting.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      I hope the young people enjoy the books too. Thank you for introducing my books to them.
      I’m so jealous that you live in beautiful Trinidad and Tobago :-) I’d love to visit the Caribbean someday. God bless.

  24. temmy says:

    Finished reading Raw Deal and I couldn’t wait to lay my hands on Red Carpet….. I’m about to start now and I’m so excited!
    God bless you Dayo!!

  25. angie mcminn says:

    Hello Dayo im from England uk. Im a christian. I love sizzle worthy hot romance but had to step away from secular books because of their crude explicitness. Im no prude! I like a hot read tho. Can u (or anyone ?) point me in the right direction? Id love a good edgy christian romance series.

    God bless x

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Angie,

      I always recommend Michelle Sutton when people ask me about edgy Christian books. Unfortunately I haven’t done much reading lately so can’t think of anyone else that super edgy right now, although you can’t go wrong with Karen Kingsbury, or Melody Carlson. But they are not edgy in the ‘sizzly’ way that you want :-) If you haven’t read Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers you really need to read it. It’s great and very edgy in my opinion. Denise Hunter is also really good. I recommend ‘Barefoot Summer’ or ‘Sweetwater Gap.’ Dee Henderson is good too, but she’s more of suspense than romance. I’d recommend ‘Danger in the Shadows’ by her. It’s a sweet romantic suspense with a great message about trusting God.
      Good luck with finding something to read.
      P.S. I’m from England, too. Liverpool to be precise x

  26. Anonymous says:

    Hi Dayo Benson

    I stumbled on your book – Prodigal on Amazon and on starting it, I assumed you were based in the U.S, so I was surprised to find you are based here in the U.K. I have to ask whether you have previously lived there as you write so authoritatively about the states. Now, about the book, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Increasingly, I find myself being a critical reader and not being very impressed with recent offerings but I was very impressed by your work, even more so when I learnt you have not had formal education in writing. Your characters, scenes and dialogues are believable even though I spent most of the time wishing I could give Dana a good walloping.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi there,

      No, I have never lived in the States, but I love all things American :-) I would love to visit someday.
      I’m so glad you enjoyed Prodigal. Dana is a real case isn’t she?
      If you read any more of my books I would love your feedback.


  27. Sally says:

    Hi Dayo! I’ve just finished the ‘beauty from ashes’ series, and I REALLY enjoyed it! Thank you for your writing! :) Also, I love that you incorporate God into your stories as well, It’s hard to get a romance novel as good as yours that is clean and talks about God! :) Thanks again, Sally :)

  28. Rolake says:

    I saw introduced to one of your books (Raw Deal) am I have only been reading it for a week and am half way through it an I get excited just reading it. It is an amazing book I love they way it relates to relationship with friends, family, and God. It reminds me of what I went through when my dad past away and all the question I had.
    I can’t wait to see how the story

  29. Prudence says:

    Hi Dayo,

    I am truly a fan of all your novels, and i have literally bought and read almost all of them , apart from the ones you generously sent to me :). I was really excited to find Crystal’s story and i immediately bought and read all 3 ! I gave them all 5 stars! I rejoiced with Crystal and felt her pains and her triumphs… But, after reading Insurrection ( Crystal book 3), i just didn’t feel like there was closure…i kept wanting to know more…what happened to her? What happened to Juda? Help a gal out here and please write book four?!

    Yours anxiously waiting….


    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Prudence, I’m glad you’re enjoying the books. I’m glad you find Crystal relatable :-) Allies (Crystal 4) will be out in May. I’ll reveal the cover soon because I just got it from my designer today. Thanks for your comment and God bless.

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