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  1. 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 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.

    • PTA says:

      Well done Dayo! I have read two of your books and not only were they a huge blessing, but they were also excellently written with so much suspense that simply keeps you craving for what’s next! You’re such a gifted writer. God bless you and keep you connected to Him – the Source of your inspiration. Looking forward to reading more of your books!

  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:
      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. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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)

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. Lydia says: 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

  18. Lydia says:

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

  19. 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

  20. 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

  21. 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!!!

  22. 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.

  23. 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!!

  24. 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

  25. 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.


  26. 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 🙂

  27. 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

  28. 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.

  29. Maureen says:

    Hello Dayo, I just finished reading lust and searchlight and I am very impressed. I especially loved the story of Ezekiel and his wife that David told Noemi. I have read the passage in the bible before but reading it in Lust gave me a new perspective and I have since gone back to highlight it in my bible. After reading searchlight, I couldn’t stop thinking about crystal so I have bought the other books in the series. Please unveil the next crystal book asap. Thanks for impacting your generation through writing, I pray the lord whom your serve passionately will continue to be with you and that your work will not start against you on judgement day. Shalom

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Maureen, thank you so much for your comment. Amen to your Judgement Day prayer 🙂 I’m glad you like my books. That chapter in Ezekiel really speaks to me and I’m glad it resonates with you too. Yeah, Crystal’s story is pretty intense. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy her journey. God bless and thanks for commenting. Dayo.

  30. Maureen says:

    Hello Dayo, I have finished book 1-3 of Crystal series and can’t wait for book 4! Meanwhile, I really love Lexi’s story and her journey towards surrendering to God taught me so many things. Keep up the good work.

  31. Anthea says:

    Will book 4 be out soon?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Anthea, book 4 is still with my editor, but I should be getting it back sometime this week, so hopefully I’ll be able to publish it soon. Thanks xx

  32. Vivian says:

    Hi dayo
    I hope you and your family are well
    I was kust wondering when book 5 of the crystal series will be out because i just finished allies and i was wondering if book 5 will be out soon
    God bless

    • Dayo Benson says:

      You’ve read Allie’s already??? Wow! Book 5, tentatively titled Delirium, is supposed to be out on 1st of July. But if I can do anything to make it happen sooner I will. I’m so glad you like this series 🙂 Blessings xx

      • Vivian says:

        Dear Dayo
        I hope you and your family are well
        I was just wondering if delirium is still going to be out tomorrow I’m like dying for the next book to come out
        God bless

        • Dayo Benson says:

          Hi Vivian, it’s supposed to come out on July 1st, not June, but I’m hoping it’ll be ready before then because I’ve had a few messages from impatient readers 🙂 I wish it could be out today, but it’s just not in a readable state yet. Really sorry. If you’re on my new release you’ll get an email as soon as it’s out. God bless xx

  33. Alexandra says:

    Hello Dayo! When do we expect book 6 & 7 in the Crystal series out. Can’t wait to read the concluding part of this story.

    You are an amazing author. Your books highlight the struggles that young Christians go through and encourage one to continue to work out their salvation while fulfilling God ‘s purpose.

    Eku writing

    • Dayo Benson says:

      ‘Eku writing’ – ha ha I love that. Thank you. The next book needs major re-writes so I’m not sure when it’ll be out, but I’ll announce a date as soon as I can. I’m glad you’re enjoying the series. God bless.

  34. Amanda Brewster says:

    Hi when will secrets to be be out for purchase? Thanks. Looking forward to it.

  35. Ursula Fikelepi says:

    When will sleeper be out and how many more books in this series?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Ursula, there’ll be 9 books total in the Crystal series, so 3 books left. I’ll announce a date for Sleeper as soon as I know 🙂

      • Dee says:

        Hi Dayo…

        I am truly enjoying this series…you have depicted the struggles are present in our society…good vs evil…reminding us of the power of the enemy and that God is forever stronger…evil and good cannot exist in the same space…you have captured so well scenes, behaviours, attitudes, atmospheres etc Just loving Crystal and admire her fighting prayerful spirit and her love for Juda…She knows that Juda is redeemable and the decision is between him & God…you are gifted and blessed! Please continue to use your creative mind in writing these beautiful novels and I will continue to read them…God bless!

  36. Kim says:

    Okay so i just finished book 6 secrets in the crystal series and it lists expose books 6.5. Is that an actual book? And if so how do I get a hold of it to read? I absolutely love all of your books and especially this series!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Kim, there is a link to book 6.5 within Secrets, on the pages that say ‘Free Novelette.’ There is one at the beginning of the book and another one at the end. Let me know if you still can’t download it and I’ll be happy to email you a copy.
      Thanks. I’m glad you like my books 🙂

  37. Anonymous says:

    Hello, I am unable to download a copy of expose. Please let me know how I can receive a copy

  38. Ann says:

    I am 74 yrs. Old. I am #1 a God fearing woman. I am handicap person, but I Love to read. I just ordered your 1st book and anxious to read. God bless you for writing books.

  39. kathrynsouth says:

    Hi Dayo
    Thank you for your books! I got the first three of the Crystal series free on Amazon and then bought books 5 & 6. Thank you for making it possible to get books 4 & 6.5 free on PDF! I got very into the story and I’m dying to know whether Juda will EVER give his life to the Lord! I’ve looked all over for information on Sleeper – book 7, but I can find nothing. When will it be available for purchase? My curiosity is killing me! Thank you for glorifying the Lord in your writing, may He bless your ministry!
    In His grip

    • kathrynsouth says:

      P.S. I’m writing a book about forgiveness called Ransomed. I’ve researched all over to find a drug that would make it possible for my heroine’s psychologist to control her so she would betray her friends. I couldn’t find one that matched my specifications. And then I read your books and realised that I can just make one up! Thank you for that idea! Your descriptions of the drugs that the SOT uses in your Crystal series are so inventive, I hope mine will be as good!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Amen 🙂 Well, Sleeper is currently with my beta readers. They’re going to tear it apart for me. Then it’s going for editing on Monday. It’s a make or break book for Juda, so stay tuned. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the books xx

  40. Kim says:

    I have read the Crystal series(1-6.5). I found the free 3 book set on Amazon. I enjoyed it so much, I finished the series in a matter of days! I enoy the blend of Sci-Fi/Paranomal and Suspense. At 34, it is hard to find books in these genres that aren’t full of sex and profanity, unless it is Teen/YA. I love that you have managed to blend Christian issues with witchcraft and secret world rulers. The characters are so well written, you bond closely with them. I found myself rooting for Juda to surreneder right along with Crystal. I can’t wait to see what journey we get taken on next!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Kim, thanks for your comment. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series. All your kind words are much appreciated 🙂 Sleeper (Crystal 7) is a make or break book for Juda so watch this space. God bless.

  41. Anonymous says:

    Your books are sooooooooooooooooooo AWESOM.WOW!

  42. Anonymous says:

    I just finished reading LUST and I have to say it was the BEST book I have ever read. You are an amazing writer. I just finished ordering Bondage and a box set. I couldn’t stop reading… I got sucked right into the story and I was lost. I loved it!!! I might read LUST again… it was too good…

  43. Shauna says:

    Hey Dayo
    I’m just wondering if you have any idea on how soon sleeper (crystal 7) will be out
    I’m dying to read it I’m trying to distract myself from this by reading the left behind series while at school…. It’s not working😭

  44. Aniesha says:

    I’m so ready for the 7th book in the Crystal series I don’t know what to do. I need Juda to get saved and get his girl already sheesh Lol.

  45. Zoe says:

    Hi Dayo,
    You are by far my favourite author and I often find myself quoting and making references to your books and the characters in your books when I’m talking to people, particularly when I’m encouraging them about something they may be going through. Your characters are so relatable!
    I have read all your books and I can say so much about each one of them. The Crystal Series in particular has opened my eyes to the spiritual battle and I look forward to reading what happens next. Crystal’s faith, determination and zeal is inspiring…I’m eagerly awaiting the next book!
    You are a very talented writer and you inspire me to use the gifts God has given me to also write.
    May God continue to fill you with ideas and nurture your creativity. May He bless you and your family always and may He meet you at the point of your need in Jesus name.
    Keep doing what you’re doing 🙂

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Zoe, thank you for such a lovely comment. I’m glad you find my characters relatable and enjoy my books. It means a lot to me. You have no idea 🙂 So you’re a writer, too? I find that the more I write, the more inspiration I get, so I’d say commit it to God and then just start writing. Once again, thank you & Amen to all your prayers for me. God bless you and your family too xx

  46. bernadette says:

    I love your Crystal series I’m looking forward to reading more of your books

  47. mikel smith says:

    Hi Dayo I’ve read all your free books and I’ll say you are the best…how I wish wish I would be able to purchase the rest but I can’t . Anyway you are a good writer keep it up.

  48. Amy says:

    Hi Dayo. I have just finished reading sleeper and thinks it’s AMAAAAZIIING!!!! I was half waythrough the book and thought “How on earth Dayo going to write another 2 books on this!?!?!?” But now I realise. I am shocked that Luke is being so blatantly obvious about what he is doing. But can I just say praise the Lord about Juda! I thought it would never happen. K won’t say anymore so I don’t ruin the story for those who haven’t read it. Keep writing!
    Godspeed and God bless
    Amy xx

  49. C-Ann says:

    Hi Dayo, I’m one of your biggest fans. Your books are very enjoyable to read and filled with drama, jokes, romance, intrigue, and suspense; all coming from a Christian prospective. Thank you and continue to allow God to use you in your gift. I have a quick question, I noticed that there is an Expo 6.5 for 0.99 cents on Amazon. Can you let me know if additional pages were added to version that was emailed to your customers for free who signed up for updates? I’m so sorry if I’m asking a question that you have already responded too. Thank you for your response.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi C-Ann, it’s exactly the same book that my customers received for free so you can skip buying it 🙂 I’m really glad you find my books enjoyable. Thanks for taking the time to comment and give me your feedback. I really appreciate it. God bless.

      • C-Ann says:

        Thank you for your response Dayo!!! I anxiously await the rest of the Crystal books (#8-12)!! Also, I encourage to write what God leads you to write. As an avid reader of your work, the only thing that I expect when I read your books is to read a well written clean story with well developed characters that has a theme or moral and makes me hope, laugh, and celebrate victories. You’ve already developed your nitch which is to make your characters and your readers glorify God even if they never dreamed they would. Continue to allow God to use you and to develop your gift. God bless you.

        • Dayo Benson says:

          Thank you C-Ann. ‘Write what God leads you to write’ is awesome advice. I say it to myself, but it’s great to hear it from someone else, lol. I like your perspective on my niche. Food for thought 🙂
          God bless & have a fabulous week.

  50. Shauna says:

    Hey Dayo I was wondering how crystal 7.5 is coming I can’t wait to get my hands on it
    I hope you and your family are well.

  51. Chris morgan says:

    Hi when is Powerful Enemies due out please?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Chris, it’ll be Jan/Feb. I’m hoping for January.

      • Victoria says:

        I was wondering what books you would recommend to read other than yours. I can’t wait for crystal 8 to come out. And btw I love all your books!

        • Dayo Benson says:

          Hi Victoria, I’m glad you like my books 🙂 I would recommend anything by Denise Hunter, she’s awesome. I also like the O’Malley series by Dee Henderson, Letting Go by Michelle Sutton and Dear Mystery Guy by Brenda Barrett. Sorry, I haven’t had much time for reading recently so it’s not a very long list.

  52. Zola.yvonne@gmail.c says:

    Thanks for the free books but I have read them all.Your writing is so very inspiring to me.I have stayed up day and night reading.I am a 69 year old African American retiree and I thank God for the hours of pleasure. your knowledge of so many times and places.Sweet Potato Pie and Corn bread an

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Yvonne, thank you so much for your comment. You have no idea how thrilled I am whenever an older reader gets in touch to say they like my books. I have never personally tasted sweet potato pie or cornbread because I’m British, but I am determined to have some sweet potato pie someday because it sounds delicious 🙂 God bless.

  53. Shauna says:

    You said that powerful enimie will be out in Jan/Feb. But when will 7.5 be out

  54. Amy says:

    Hi again Dayo
    I just finished Wedding kindnap crystal book 7.5. It was AMAZING!! I love it. I think it was cute how Juda is still after Crystal. I won’t say too much bit I love how you got him to dream/visualise a plan. I’m so excited for Powerful Enemies. Yey. Please write it as quick as you can but don’t rush! 🙂

    God Bless
    Amy xx

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Amy,
      Thank you. I’m glad you enjoyed Wedding Kidnap. Powerful Enemies is written, it just needs a lot of work before it’ll be ready for publication 🙂 But we’re aiming for Jan/Feb.
      God bless xx

  55. Vanessa says:

    Awesome Writer! It’s hard to stop reading…I want to finish reading in one setting….Thank you!

  56. Jessica Dehart says:

    Hi! I just wanted to say I got the Beauty for Ashes series on my Kindle a few years ago. Love, love, loved it. It’s one of the few series that I can reread every few months and still love it, just did it again for about the fifth time. I just got the first three of the Crystal Series, sadly just found them, and I look forward to reading them next. I love the messages and scripture and your ability to intertwine them with the stories and still keep it interesting and not cheesy overkill.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Jessica, I’m really glad you like the Beauty for Ashes Series. That you can read it five times is amazing 🙂
      Lexi and Jace appear quite a lot in the Crystal series so I hope you enjoy it xx

  57. Aretha says:

    Hey Dayo,
    I’ve read all the Lexi series and all Crystals’ so far, just finished wedding Kidnap,, awesome I can’t put them down and become a little antisocial lol,, I can’t wait for the next offering. Datos you have a rare gift, thank you so much for sharing your work that cuts across generational lines… I want you to release it now but at the same time I know you shouldn’t rush a masterpiece. I am a fan.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Thanks Aretha. I really appreciate your kind words. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my books. Powerful Enemies is currently with my editor and my beta readers. I’m hoping to still be able to get it out this month. If not it’ll be next month, latest. God bless.

  58. Eyram says:

    Hi, Just met you! i have only read the first 3 books in Crystal series and i’m in love with Juda already. looking for means of getting the 4th till the end. wonderful writing Job, for you to hook in some of us like that.
    kudos. i’ll invest in your books, and please be sure to let us know when there are free options.
    God bless you. your insight into these matters is really extensive and i am impressed. i read all three books in less than 4 days. Can’t wait to get Allies they made me click a link to get it free on kindle. should i wait for it? Read the reviews on Lust. i think i will get that in the mean time.
    thanks again

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Eyram, I’m really glad you’re enjoying the Crystal series 🙂 Yes, you should get an email with a link to a free copy of Allies. Please let me know if you don’t and I’ll look into it. Thanks for your lovely comment xx

  59. Eyram says:

    i’ve written my email like 5 times to get the books, no email has come through. its

  60. Anonymous says:

    Hi Dayo I’m Julianne I’m trying to sign up for that update that says when you released another new book so I can get allies for free but it’s not working. I was wondering if you know what to do. Thank you dayo


  61. Jessica Dehart says:

    When will Powerful Enemies be out? Love the Crystal Series! !

  62. Loving the Crystal series. I’ve tried to sign up for the updates and free book 4 but I never receive the confirmation email to my inbox or spam folder. ??? Help!

  63. Lynn says:

    I finished the Crystal series 2 days ago and I am having some pretty serious withdrawal from Crystal and her team. I cannot wait until the next one comes out. In the mean time I am going to start Raw Deal. I love your writing style!! It keeps me interested and on the edge of my seat. I literally could not put the books down!! Thank you for allowing God to use your gift for writing!!!

  64. Vivian says:

    Hey Dayo
    I am rereading the crystal series for like the fifteenth time. I can honestly say that they are my favourite books. I just wanted to know when powerful enemies will be ou. It’s killing me. Also will it have the perspective of Judah again?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Wow Vivian, that’s great to hear 🙂 Powerful Enemies will be out very soon. Make sure to sign up for my mailing list if you haven’t already as you’ll get an email as soon as it comes out. God bless.

  65. Tyheshia says:

    Hi Dayo

    Just finished the Crystal series and I’m dying to read the next book, Powerful Enemies. In the mean time I will be reading Lust since I have read such good things about. But please don’t take to long. I’m already missing Crystal, and Juda. Lol

  66. Tyheshia says:

    Loved the Crystal series!!!

  67. Elizabeth says:

    I have been Reading the Crystal series, and I am absolutely in love with the books. When will book 8 come out?

  68. Ruth Agnew says:

    Hi Dayo
    I have been reading all of your books over this past year. I have enjoyed reading them all. I have so enjoyed following Crystal and her Mum and Dad especially Juda . Your books make it very easy to think that we are on a journey with you. Can’t wait till Powerful Enemies is out

  69. Hi Dayo!

    I absolutely love the Crystal series! I read all 7 in a week!! I can’t wait for #8 to come out!

  70. Hi Dayo,

    I absolutely love the Crystal series! I read all 7 in a week! Can’t wait for #8!

  71. Lynn says:

    When will book 8 of the Crystal series be on Barnes and noble for Nook?

  72. Aretha says:

    “He nodded once”, missing Crystal and Juda.

  73. Anonymous says:

    Ok book 9

  74. Anonymous says:

    Dayo you are amazing, well done.

  75. Nicole F says:

    Dayo, you are a phenomenal writer! Every time I read your novels, I can’t put them down! God has truly blessed you with a gift! I can’t wait to read book 9! I hope it will be out by very soon! Keep up the good work!

  76. Ursula Fikelepi says:

    Dayo, just finished powerful enemies. Really great. Bitter sweet. I hoe Crystal and Juda will end up together.

  77. Emily says:

    Oh my goodness! I’m currently reading book 8, and it’s SO GOOD. I think I might cry when the series is over (Haha!) I know it’s early to ask, since you’re still working on the Crystal books, but have you decided if there will be a sort of continuation of the Crystal books (like if Crystal has kids or something)? Or maybe a series about someone we’re familiar with from the Crystal books? I feel like I know Crystal and her team personally, haha!

  78. Tina Brown says:

    I have just finished book 8 when will book 9 be coming out

  79. Anonymous says:

    Hi Dayo, just finished reading searchlight other than the length it’s an amazing story. Plan to read the whole series. BTW I’m 58 years old and I love your writing style. Although I don’t know you I feel like I do through your book. May God continue to use you for His glory

  80. Margaret says:

    I really enjoyed Lust. I too have felt unworthy and this has given me a lot of hope. Thank you. Please don’t stop what you are doing,your writing has enriched my relationship with God.

  81. Nida Picton says:

    Hi Dayo, justice finished reading Refiners Fire and other than the length I throughly enjoyed it The whole series was good God really does give bequity for ashes. God bless you as you use your gift for His glory.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Amen. Thanks Nida.

      • Nida Picton says:

        Hi Dayo,
        I’ve read your beauty for ashes and the first 3 in the Crystal series. I am now trying to get the rest of the Crystal series but they are not available on amazon. Is there another means available by which I can get them? Thanks, Nida

        • Dayo Benson says:

          Hi Nida, which Amazon store do you use? I’ll look into it. They should all be available on Amazon. Please let me know.

          • Nida Picton says:

            Hi Dayo,
            Thanks for your reply, I use as I am in Canada, I just checked and the books are available now. Will be purchasing allies today.

  82. Heather Sims says:

    The Crystal series would make an amazing tv- mini-series, or movie

    • Dayo Benson says:

      That would be great 🙂 I’d love some movie producers to come knocking on my door.

      • Heather Sims says:

        You definitely have a God-given gift for stories and making them ring with spiritual and real life TRUTHS. I would not be surprised in the least if someone like Roma Downey or even another Christian producer would contact you for such a thing. I will absolutely be praying for God to move here. I think that the real implications of our coming spiritual warfare will make a movie/show such as this a means for reaching out to those who may be on the other team and maybe not as knowledgeable about God’s power and love. I also wanted you to know that even though this is supposed to be a teen series, I am a grandmother and could not stop devouring the story because of how well written it was. Much love to you my sister in Christ!

        • Dayo Benson says:

          Well I am absolutely delighted that a grandmother is enjoying my books. You’re obviously somebody who is young at heart 🙂 Thank you for all your kind words. I’m always touched when readers say they’re praying for me. That is so sweet.
          I would be over the moon if any of my books ever get made into movies. You can definitely reach more people through movies than through books, as not everyone likes to read.
          God bless and have a lovely weekend xx

          • Maureen says:

            Hi Dayo,
            Do you have a date for legacy yet?

          • Dayo Benson says:

            Hi Maureen, not yet sorry. I am still doing re-writes on it (believe me it needs re-writing). Then it’ll be off to my editor. I’m aiming for May, but I say that very hesitantly 🙂

      • ranfam4 says:

        I completely agree!! TV mini-series!!!

  83. Nicole F says:

    Hello Dayo!
    Are you working on any other books?

  84. Charmayne says:

    How did you create an organization like the S.O.T.? As a fellow writer, I’m trying to dig more into creating a villain for my protagonist. Any suggestions?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Charmayne, to be honest the SOT just evolved as I wrote. I had a pretty clear idea of what kind of organization it was before I started writing though. The main advice I’d give for creating a villain is that in their own mind they think they’re doing the right thing and they’re very passionate about it. Also, they should have some redeeming qualities as no one is 100% bad qualities (that makes them more believable). Hope this helps 🙂

  85. Irene McGoey says:

    Hi Dayo,
    I loved all your books … I read the Crystal Series and I am having withdrawals waiting for book #9 … lol …. your writing is amazing .. I am 52 years old and went though 1000s on books in my lifetime so far .. I am on your list when ever a new book comes out from you. Your the best !!!! When can I look forward to book #9 in the Crystal Series? I have went though good books but not great books like yours!!!! God is GREAT giving us a author like you!!!
    God Bless

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Irene, I’m really glad you’re enjoying the Crystal series. Your comment is so sweet, honestly I’m touched 🙂 I’m doing re-writes on Crystal 9 so it’ll be a month or two. I’ll be as quick as I can.
      God bless xx

  86. DeLaura Dowell says:

    I was really drawn to your book I have just finished two of the three Chrystal books am a o excited to find out I can get a fourth book free I only have to figure out how

  87. Crystal says:

    Hi Dayo,
    I really have enjoyed the Crystal series! I am looking forward to Book 8!
    I finish them so quick! I love everything about the books! God Bless! Keep up the great work!

  88. Simona says:

    I have read all the Crystal series and I have not loved ‘a book’ in so long! I absolutely love love the books! Since I started reading these books, I have been praying more and have been reminded of the amazing power of God and the power we have in the name of Jesus! You are so amazing! A exceptional writer and I am praying that this books turns into a christian tv series 😊!!! You are a huge blessing and these books are just so so powerful and beautiful!! God bless you tremendously!


    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Simona, it’s so good to hear that the books have caused you to start praying more. That is so awesome. I would love the series to be adapted to TV/film. Praying for a producer to come knocking on my door 🙂 God bless.

  89. Amy says:

    Hey Dayo,
    Love your books as I have mentioned before, just wondering do you have s released date for the 9th book in the Crystal series. Please let me know, lookin forwarding it.
    Amy xx

  90. Amy says:

    Yey so excited to read book 8.5. Can’t wait. Thx Dayo.
    Amy x

  91. Andrea says:

    I have read all of your books…I love the message of redemption and the awesome power of God strength and never ending Love..keep up the good work of encouragement…Thank you and most of all thanking God for the gift of you.

  92. Peggy says:

    I have just completed book 8.5 and I,m left hanging. What happens next? Will there be a #9? Enjoy reading the series.

  93. Anonymous says:

    Hi Dayo,
    When is book 9 in the Crystal series coming out?

  94. Deidre van Jaarsveld says:

    What a wonderful approach for Christian readers, I am in awe! Thank-you so much for sharing your God give talent, and allowing fellow Christians to enjoy excellent reading! A must for all!

  95. Heather says:

    Your books are amazing! Loved the Crystal series! When will Legacy be out?

  96. Your books are wonderful. God bless you.

  97. Elizabeth says:

    please continue your crystal series!!! they are SO good and addicting! what a talent!

  98. Maria says:

    Can you please let me know when Legacy will be out. I’ve read your Searchlight books and can’t wait what happened to Juda and Crystall

  99. Jean Phillips says:

    I am amazed after reading your searchlight series. I sense God’s spirit directing your writing that is so inspiring and realistic and is actually portraying (even though it is fictional) a very realistic present day battle that is going on in our world and our nations. Your writing challenges all who will listen to the very real battle going on between satanism and our Lord and Savior Jesus everyday. That all power is available through the Spirit of the Lord. This series has challenged me personally in my daily walk and communion with the Lord. To put him first and expect his power to be available to his “kids”. Thank you for being faithful to your calling.

  100. Carla Randall says:

    Dayo Benson!!! I am a 49 year old woman and I started reading the Crystal series. I am almost done with #3. My daughter wants to read them so I went on to Barnes & Noble website so she could download your books onto her tablet. I thought I was almost done with the Crystal series. NOPE!!! There is a lot more!! WOOHOO!! Can’t wait to read more!! I also can’t wait to read your other books. God bless you Dayo. I think it is so important for young people to know, in these end times, how important it is to stand up for Jesus, no matter what. Thank you for being an example!! Well done!!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Thank you, Carla 🙂 I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Crystal series. I hope your daughter enjoys them too. Yes, there are lots of books in the series (nine in total 🙂 ) Happy reading xx

  101. caeranoelle says:

    Oh my days! I’m so intrigued by the Crystal Series… I am currently reading Legacy. I really hope that this isn’t the final book in the series, as I love all of the characters too much. Thank you for such inspiring literature! ☺

  102. Wow just got done with the crystal series! I love the way you make evil real in your books. I think in today’s world people don’t think the devil is not real or he can’t influence people. I also love how you made Angels the way the bible describes them… Mighty and strong. I cried at the end of the last book… You made your people so real.. sad to have it end. Thank you for useing the gifts God gave you to make books. You have an amazing gift that shines Gods truth. Can’t wait to start to read more of your other books.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Great to hear from you Laura. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the Crystal series. I hope you enjoy my other books too. Thank you for all your kind words 🙂 God bless.

  103. I have read all your books and I must say they are amazing. The Crystal series was definitely worth my time. I loved every minute of it. You bring reality to most of the things we hear around us. God bless you for sharing with us your stories. Keep up the good work.

  104. Marian says:

    Hello Dayo, I’m just in love with your writing and I must say you are a very good writer. Your stories are so real and educative. I can’t wait to read more. I intend to introduce my daughter and friends to your books.

  105. Victoria says:

    Can’t wait to read Allies! I got your first 3, Searchlight, Surrender, and Insurrection from Amazon (via goodreads). Being a disabled retiree, and on a fixed income, I was thrilled to find you and your amazing books!!! May God continuously bless you today and always.
    In Christ’s Love,

  106. Anonymous says:

    You are such an amazing writer!
    I really love the Crystal series.
    God bless you big!!

  107. Victoria says:

    Good morning Dayo,
    I too love to read. But nowadays, like wholesome tv shows to watch, wholesome movies at theaters to go see, movies online, DVDs etc, good wholesome books are getting harder and harder to find. When I do find a really good book to read, 80% of the time, they cost too much or they are free only if you buy another book or product. Being a disabled senior citizen and on a.very fixed income, I have to pass them up. But every now and then I would come across a writer, like yourself, who being avid readers themselves, unselfishly makes their books available for FREE. You just don’t know the extent of my gratitude for the generosity and sacrifices you and other good authors make in order for people like me who have difficulty getting to libraries, to have the privilege of receiving good Christian novels to read.
    I love hearing, reading, studying and memorizing Our Father’s Word. IT MEANS EVERYTHING TO ME. You asked the question why I like to read Christian books. I don’t believe God would bless a person with the talent to write if He didn’t intend for that talent to be used. It’s how that talent is used that makes the difference. We all have free will to use our talents to honor and glorify our Creator or promote what the majority wants to really see, hear, or read.
    I don’t know if you ever read books like Nancy Drew and Hardee Boys mystery books, The Bobbsey Twins, My Friend Flicka, Fury, National Velvet, In His Steps, and more recent books, Cloudy Jewel, Free To Love, Welcome To Last Chance, Lingering Shadows, Wild Irish Heart, Flowers In The Snow to name a few. Some are suspenseful, some are tear jerkers, some are hilarious, but they are all descent books that you can cozy down with and get lost in.
    Thank you again for sharing your amazing books. May God continue to bless you as you use your talent to honor Him.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Victoria, I read a lot of Nancy Drew and one or two of the Hardy Boys when I was a child. I loved them 🙂 Like you I love a good read so thanks for all the books you mentioned. Thank you also for letting me know why you read Christian fiction. I really like your answer.
      Thank you for such a kind comment. I really appreciate it. I truly regard it an honour and privilege to have people read my books, which is why I give so many away for free.
      May God bless and keep you xx

  108. Dee says:

    Hi dayo,
    I absolutely love your books and find them so inspirational and intrumental in my new walk with God.
    I have finished reading all your books and wanted to find out if you have any new books coming out soon ? Or would it have to be a bit of a wait

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Dee, I’m really glad you like my books 🙂 Yes, there are lots of books coming soon. Make sure you’re on my mailing list so that you’ll get a notification as soon as I release anything xx

  109. Wairimu says:

    How awesome does it get to have a Christian novelist. I love you. From Kenya with love.

  110. Fundai Chiname says:

    I he enjoyed all of the crystal collection including the first sets interesting thanks Dayo i hope many more books like the crystal collection will follow

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Fundai, I’m glad you enjoyed the Crystal series. That’s awesome 🙂 Yes, I have more Crystal books planned so make sure you’re on my mailing list to stay up to date.

  111. I just finished reading the first three books of the Searchlight series on my Kindle I really enjoyed them. I am looking forward to reading more of that series and your other books.

  112. LJ Meyers says:

    Hi Dayo, I just finished the 3 books of the Searchlight series and was really impressed that you were able to incorporate what is happening today in our world with the Lord’s followers as the main characters. Thank you and I look forward to my next book! God bless you!

  113. Glenn Merrill says:

    Hey! I am a guy and a pastor who has been enjoying the Crystal series. I don’t consider them ‘chic’ books! LOL.

  114. Angelica says:

    I think I’ve fallen in love all over again. I’ve picked up my habit of reading all over again and the first few books that I’ve read just so happened to be yours. I started with Surrender because for some reason it just kept popping up in my suggested books. I’m so glad I caved into reading it. I read insurrection and went back to searchlight. I’m in complete awe with these books. It’s to the point I read it and actually dreamed of the characters and it seemed like I was watching a movie. It stopped wherever I stopped in the book so I can’t wait to read the rest. You are truly talented and it’s a joy reading. I’ve even shared this book with my Christian group. Hopefully they read it. Continue writing! You have a great spirit.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Angelica, it’s great to hear that my books have helped you rediscover your love for reading 🙂 I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. Thank you for recommending the books to others. I really appreciate that.
      God bless.

      • Angelica says:

        I’m soooo much more in tuned now that I’ve made it to book 8. I have to wait until Friday before I can read 8 and 9 😩 Due to finances lol (the struggle of a college student)! But I’m counting down the days! I really wish these books would end up in a director’s hand so that he could bring these characters to life on the screen. I’m just in awe right now. Keep it up!!! 😁

        • Dayo Benson says:

          Well, I would love for these books be made into movies. That would be awesome. Believe me I know all about the struggles of a college student. It doesn’t seem like that long since I was one myself. My money usually went on shoes so kudos to you for buying books 🙂 Enjoy your binge read this weekend.

  115. Tianna,marlin says:

    So I think there is a rule we are you have to ask the author if you can write another book onto there series. So I was going to ask if I can make another book onto the last crystal series book keep it to me? And if you say yes then I would like to know, because in the last book crystal is pregnant with child number three and it is a girl, I would like to know what you would name it?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Tianna, to be totally honest with you I haven’t thought of what their daughter’s name is going to be. So are you planning to write like a fan fiction book for the Crystal series? That’s fine by me. You can choose any name you want for their daughter and you could always change it at a later date if I write a follow on series that includes their daughter’s name 🙂

  116. Glennis Christmas says:

    Hi Dayo!

    I was searching one day for black christian authors and came across you on Amazon. I read Lust and was swept away by how excellently it was written. The characters and their situations were so real and there was such a beautiful flow to the book that I couldn’t put it down. I was touched and encouraged by the message of God’s grace, patience, provision and love for us that you weaved into the novel. Lust was a beauty! I just finished searchlight and that affected me in a way I’ve never been affected by a book. I felt sooo much for Crystal with all the pain and apparent hopelessness that she experienced with SOT. I almost felt like I didn’t want to continue reading the sequels because her story seemed overbearing and unnerving to me. The comments you made about Christians suffering in other nations is so true it drove home the reality that Crystal’s story is not far from the reality of suffering Christians today. Reading the posts of others encouraged me to continue reading Crystal’s story. So now, I’m looking forward to that! When its all said and done, you are an awesome writer and I admire your talents. You are very gifted at making your characters real and conveying the message of God’s love while weaving a page turning story that one can’t put down. I love your work!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Glennis, yes the Crystal series takes a little more guts to read 🙂 Thanks for giving it a chance. We Western Christians don’t realize that persecution is still very much a reality today. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. I’m glad you enjoyed Lust. That book is very near to my heart 🙂

  117. Camille says:

    Greetings from Jamaica! I am a new reader and from the outset, I am hooked! I have added a new favourite author to my shortlist. What you have is not mere talent, it is gift from God! Very powerful stuff! It is Friday and I just completed Raw Deal. I use my sister’s Kindle account and she suggested the Crystal Series for me to read through the Christmas. Searchlight was so riveting on Tuesday that I was up until 3 a.m.! The only reason I put it down is that sleep gripped me. The next day was Surrender, Thursday was Insurrection. I would love to see the Crystal series as movies! I found so many lessons in them. Insurrection sent me to Raw Deal yesterday and I know I shall not be leaving the shelves of the Benson library section anytime soon. Very powerful stuff indeed! It is serious motivation for me as I have been juggling some ideas in my head for books that I need to get out. Also, the mind warfare is not far fetched to me and gave me keen insight into getting more grip on the word of God as a weapon of our Christian warfare. I shall continue to be inspired by your work and pray God’s blessings as you continue to minister through your words!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Camille,
      It’s lovely to hear from you. Thank you for such a lovely comment. I can’t believe you read that fast! I’m glad you’re enjoying my books so much and that they’re inspiring you. Please tell your sister I said thanks to her for introducing you to my books. God bless 🙂

      • Camille says:

        I completed “Lust” yesterday. The book drew me in as if I was really there on the journey. I love the characters and how they were able to execute to the point where I was laughing out loud at the comedy sections. (An aside) I rarely went to our local library but one day some years ago I wanted to see what they still had there. I spotted Gary Smalley’s name one one of the books. I had respect for his counseling through some of his talks on television and did not know he did fiction. It was then I was introduced to the third book of the Redemption series, fell in love with Karen Kingsbury’s books, found a co-worker with the whole series and lined my bookshelves with her other books thereafter. I was able to return the favour to my co-worker by loaning her copies of other Karen Kingsbury books. One of them prepared her for something that a friend was going through. This book reminds me of that Redemption Series. The healing flowed through the pages. I just started “Bondage”. I have also finally started to write. I rediscovered some ideas from one of my journals from 2008 and am going to get them out of my system. Thanks for the motivation. Also thank you for the encouragement to wait and for the Free Pack :-). God’s blessings for 2017 and keep up the great work!

        • Dayo Benson says:

          Hi Camille, thanks once again for such a lovely comment. I haven’t read the Redemption series but I hear good things about it so I’ll have to check it out someday. It’s great that fiction can prepare us for real life situations. I have experienced that too. I’m glad you enjoyed Lust and I hope you enjoy Bondage too. All the best with your writing. Writing can be tough but it’s so rewarding. Happy New Year. Have an awesome 2017.

          • Camille says:

            I completed Allies in the Crystal series. Powerful! Can’t wait to move on. Finished also the Beauty for Ashes series! I love the conversation lines, the energy, the tensions and how real those guys were. I learnt a lot about fashion too! More than anything else I loved how the characters got along with each other even thought they did not necessarily share the same religious beliefs. They could actually “agree to disagree” on moral issues without compromise and destroying their friendships and that allowed for persons to make decisions to become Christians. I had a question about what became of Will Dixon between the Beauty for Ashes Series and the Crystal Series.

          • Dayo Benson says:

            Hi Camille. Glad you’re enjoying the Crytal series 🙂 Will Dixon was Luke’s prisoner. Hope that makes sense. I don’t want to say too much in case it spoils the books for others 🙂

  118. Lilia says:

    Hi Dayo, your books have really come at the right time in my life and they boosted my faith, prayer life and focus on spiritual warfare.

    I do have a question though, all the occult practices that you mention in your books are real? i.e. teleporting, mind-link the fact they sense or see fire around Christians, etc? I tried to do some research myself online and ended up in some seriously weird Satanic sites that I am not quite sure I want to read. curious.

    Anyway, thank you so much for your encouraging books. May God continue to use you to help us all keep the fire burning as Christians.


    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Lilia, I’m glad my books have boosted your faith 🙂 None of the satanic practices in my book are real. I’m sure they do sacrifices and take oaths but none of the specific things described are real. They’re the product of my imagination. God bless.

  119. Marcie says:

    Dear Dayo, I have read most of your books. Which is kind of a big deal for me because I don’t really enjoy reading. Your books drew me in and kept my attention, I love all of your books that I’ve read so far and can’t wit for more. Your a gifted writer and your books helpped me to go deeper in my faith especially the Crystal series. I asked myself questions like: would I have fire around me? Is my soul at peace enough for me to sing It is well? At first that hym It is Well was just a song i enjoyed but now I’ve detected the true meaning behind the words and it’s just beautiful. The Crystal series is my favorite so far.

  120. Ally says:

    Hi Dayo

    Just finished reading Bondage and it was fantastic! Ive read lust too and about to start on purity.

    I just wanted to ask in Bondage, what actually happened to tracy. I feel like i might have missed it somewhere? 🙁

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Ally, I’m glad you’re enjoying my books. I don’t want to say what happened to Tracey in this comment as it could be a spoiler for others who haven’t read Bondage yet. But check the hospital scene in chapter 6. Chapter 15 mentions what happened to Tracey as well 🙂

  121. Carly C says:

    I finished reading searchlight and beginning on surrender – really good read! I am in the process of writing my first book as well. Are you willing to share who your editor is? Thanks and God Bless you!

  122. Lisa Loehman says:

    I just finished Lust. It was almost as if you were writing my life story. I identify with most everything Noemi went through. This book made a huge impact on me. I am about to start Bondage now. Thank you for your wonderful insight.

  123. Tineke' says:

    Miss Benson, All I can say is that you are an exceptionable writer. I just finished the Crystal series all I can say is God Bless you. The series was AMAZing!!! I Loved It!! I read it twice. GOD IS GOOD and MY REDEEMER LIVES!! This series really touched me in a way that I never thought it could. I couldn’t get the story or the characters out of my mind. I cried when they cried, laughed when they laughed and prayed when they prayed. It really opened my eyes to Gods grace and teachings. I am a Christian and I just moved to a new State where I have know family/friends. It hasn’t been easy as a matter of fact is pretty pretty hard and at the moment I’m living in my car but that’s okay because at least I’m working but I haven’t saved enough money yet to be able to afford an apartment yet. But the worst part is that I haven’t found a new church yet and I miss my old church. There I was the Adult & Youth Worship Director and I miss it so much. However, reading this series helped me to remember Gods promises and to stay tried and true. As I was reading I was read many of the scriptures the characters referenced as I went through the series and it has kept me encouraged though out my trials right now. I may not be settled in my new home yet but I know my blessings are on its way and God is on my side. Besides, you can’t have a Testimony without a Test and Lord knows I’m being tested ;). I also, read the Beauty for Ashes series and fell in love with it also….next is the Lincolns. There are days that I get discouraged but, I know God has a plan for me and I know that my future is bright.Thank you for reminding me of that through your stories.hugs :D……

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Tineke, it’s lovely to hear from you. I’m glad that reading my books has helped you at this difficult time and strengthened your faith. May God’s light shine upon your ways and may He direct you in all the decisions you make. Tests don’t last forever. I pray you get your testimony soon. God definitely does have a plan. God bless & stay strong.

  124. Sandra says:

    I read all of the Crystal series, I read all of the Lincoln series. I need more. I love how you reference Crystal and Juda in the Lincoln series. I absolutely love crystal and Juda I hope there is more to come about them. But I would like to read more of the remaining 8 Lincoln brothers. Would be be great to see if they all became Christians and if they found out about Junior. Please continue writing about them. I’m waiting on the next Lincoln book… said coming soon…..can’t wait! Can you give ms a hint on when it will be released. I am a fan now so I will check out your other books. Thank you for your excellent writing, stories and inspiration.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Sandra 🙂 Yes, there’ll be more books about Crystal and Juda. I’ve been working on my ‘The Dare’ series so I’ll be releasing another Lincoln book after I release the next book of The Dare series. Shouldn’t be too long but I can’t give a date just yet. Sorry. I’ll post on my blog when the time is right 🙂 I’m glad you enjoy my books. Thanks for taking the time to let me know. God bless.

  125. Valarie says:

    When will the new book in the Lincoln Series come out. I just finished reading The Record Boss. I have read the Crystal Series and The Beauty for Ashes Series and they were wonderful read, just as The Lincoln Series. Wonderful work.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Valerie, the next Lincoln book will be called The Designer. I don’t have a date for it yet. I’m releasing the final book of The Dare series this month then I’ll be able to give the Lincolns my full attention again 🙂 I’ll post the date when I know.

  126. Neva says:

    I have been trying to register on your site but for some reason I never get the email to confirm my email, what am I doing wrong? I would really like to get the free books you are giving away.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Neva, I have just subscribed you. You should receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. If it’s not in your inbox check your spam. If you still don’t receive anything let me know and I’ll just email the book files to you 🙂

  127. Hey dayo! I just read the first book of your Crystal series, searchlight. It was absolutely brilliantly written. The book was really thought provoking and made me firmer in my faith. This gave me lots to contemplate on as well. I’m so eager to read the entire series. Hope the rest of the books 📚 are as thrilling and an amazing as this one. Looking forward to reading them all.
    Thank you for such a wonderful read. God bless you in your ministry. You’re a blessing! 🙂

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Nidhya, thanks for your lovely comment. I’m so glad that reading Searchlight made you firmer in your faith. That’s awesome. I hope you enjoy the rest of the series. Amen to your prayer for me. God bless.

  128. Olubunmi says:

    Please where else can I read your books online. I usually do that on 24 symbols, but for some unknown reasons, I haven’t been able to subscribe on the site.

  129. Ronda Latham says:

    I recently received an email from you that there is a new book please resend the email thank you. I can’t get enough of your work.

  130. T.Avery says:

    Hey Dayo! Just wanted to say how much I’ve enjoyed reading your books. They truly are amazingly well written and have obviously been divinely inspired. Each book and series convey meaningful lessons and have allowed me to see them more and more as I mature and ‘re-read them. I am in love with the Pure Passion series (and hope that there will be more like it), Beauty for Ashes (my absolute favorite), Crystal series (looking forward to reading the continuations) and the Lincoln Series. I also want to commend you on the strong Christian male characters you create that demonstrate the type of men we ought to be with and the type of relationship we should have as men and women of God.Reading your books continue to fuel my desire to write my own book and allow God full control in every aspect of my life! May God bless you and continue to inspire you!

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Thank you so much. I’m so glad you enjoy my books and found them meaningful. Definitely have a go at writing. My first book was shockingly bad, but the more I’ve written, the more I’ve improved 🙂

  131. Angelina says:

    I am absolutely in love with all of your stories. Ive read all of the crystal series and the beauty for ashes series. Im like crying now because they have finished lol. I’m only 13 and im so confused about the occult in real life. Do these things that Luke and Yelissa did actually happen in real life. Ive heard stories about being delivered from evil and stuff but I was just wondering if the craft was a real thing and if people practice it around the world.
    Also, I was wondering if you were going to write a series about Crystal’s children because i would be so sad if the whole continued series came to an end. Thankyou so much for such an enjoyable read.
    God bless,
    Angelina xx

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Angelina, thanks for your lovely comment. I’m so glad you’re enjoying my books. I don’t know what occult people do in real life, I used a lot of creative licence. However, occult people are out there and the enemy is real, but our God is much more powerful than he is. I will be writing more books in the crystal series. And, who knows, I probably will write some about crystal’s children 🙂 God bless.

  132. Karla says:

    I had an incredible and delightful reading. God bless you !!
    Kisses from Brazil !!! Grace and Peace sister !!♡♥

  133. Sharon Campbell says:

    Hi, I follow you and today I got an email that said it was you but it’s a Dee Benson . Are you going by that name now ? I forgot what book or series is after the Crystal series ? I miss the suspense of your books 😇. Hope you’re doing well !

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Sharon, I’ve released two series since finishing the Crystal series: The Lincolns series and The Dare series.
      I’ve had other readers tell me about Amazon sending them alerts about Dee Benson’s books. I will contact Amazon about it again.

  134. Kachi says:

    Searchlight series is AMAZING !!! Still in awe of it !!

  135. Linda price says:

    Love your books. Great author.

  136. Linda price says:

    Really enjoyed the books so far can’t wait to read more.

  137. C says:

    I hope all is well with you and your family Dayo! As fans we appreciate your amazingly inspired books (greatly) but hope you as an individual are thriving and enjoying the blessings in your life. I pray God blesses you all!

  138. Lisa says:

    I love your books they make you think and my heart goes out the people who are hurting because of there faith. Thank you for writing such great books. Lisa

  139. Tynisha Leach says:

    Soooo….from lexi’s story to almost the end of crystal’s I have been hooked. Your books are what I’ve been consumed with for months. Thank you for your stories of forgiveness and redemption.

  140. Carole McLaughlin says:

    Thank you for the free Crystal book Raw Deal. I have already read the series, which was excellent. I wasn’t sure as a Christian, that I felt comfortable reading about the devil so much. But I couldn’t wait to read how our mighty God beats him every time, awesome. And even though I know he is defeated, it was great to read it in this way. God Bless

  141. Nicole F. says:

    Dayo, I miss reading your books. I’ve read EVERYTHING!! I hope you’ll release a new book soon! All the best to you and your family!
    God bless you

  142. Phyllis says:

    I have enjoyed Crys books #1 and 2 and now I’m starting on #3. I can’t wait to see how this turns out. Your a great writer. tks for the enjoyment!

  143. Kelly Russell says:

    Hi Dayo
    I have just discovered your books and just finished the Crystal series. When I first started reading it I was somewhat bothered by the fact that it delt with the occult and some of the rituals that might actually happen. I couldn’t put the book down. I just had to finish to see what happened. By the end of book one I was hooked and knew I had to get the others in the series. I cried more than once, smiled a lot and thought about how this stuff could really happen. Thank you for writing books that are exciting and keep you on the edged of your seat. I can’t wait to start on another of your series.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Kelly, I’m glad you enjoyed the Crystal series. Thanks for giving it a chance even though you were hesitant at first 🙂 Indeed, who knows how much of it is happening in real life.
      God bless xx

  144. Caroline says:

    Good evening Mrs Benson, I am a great fan of your books especially the crystal and Lincoln series. Can you please hurry up and write up on the Lincoln brothers, I would love to see what happens to all of them. Can you bring more on crystal and juda as well. We don’t hear about the children of crystal at all. God grant you more wisdom and enlightenment to open our eyes to what is happening in the world today. God is real and the devil is real.. we have to be wise and draw close to God our Saviour. The end time is coming soon. Thank you very much ma.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Lovely to hear from you, Caroline. I’m glad you’re enjoying my books. I’m hard at work on the Lincoln books because I want to finish that series as soon as possible, then I can do more Crystal books. Her children will probably get their phone books at some point in the future 🙂

  145. Dolapo Ifesanya says:

    I just finished reading searchlight, surrender and insurrection and I loved them. Can’t wait to read allies

  146. Thank you so much for your wonderful work, I felt so blessed when I read your books may God bless you always, keep them coming my first book from you is Serchlight, very deep and inspiring, blessings to you

  147. Emily says:

    I enjoy your books so much! They’re so different and intriguing, especially the Lexi, Crystal, and Lincoln series. I’m so excited for upcoming books and series; you’re so creative! I don’t think I’ve very been as obsessed with a book series as much as I have been with the Crystal books. I check your blog multiple times a week because I’m so excited for new books! 🙂

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Thank you Emily 🙂 Glad you’re loving my books. I’m not sure when the next book will be out. It’s currently in the first stages of editing. I should be able to do a cover reveal soon though 🙂 God bless.

  148. Elaine Young says:

    The Crystal Series was amazing! You have really opened my way of thinking to how prevalent the devil is in this world and in so much of the media. Thank you for encouraging more thought and more praying!

  149. Tina Brown says:

    I love you Crystal books series they drew me in and i hope there will be more

  150. Ingrid Liberté says:

    Hi there
    I just want you to know that your Crystal series helped me re commit my life to Jesus and that it has encouraged me more than I can say. And helped me understand God for the first time and I am very grateful For this. Thank you for your books and please don’t stop writing. They are real make God and Jesus real.
    Love Ingrid

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Ingrid, I am soooo happy to hear that. Indeed God is real. I’m glad you’ve found your way back to Him and am very humbled that my books played a role in that. God bless xx

  151. Sinmi says:

    Hi Dayo

    I love your books and have gotten my brother to love them as well. Recently badgered my sister into reading one of your books as well.
    I am glad that you’ve not shied away from talking about the occult and moreso the subtle ways in which they may operate in our world. It has definitely made me more conscious of things that happen and taught me not to take things at face value.

    However, bcos I’ve literally read so many of your books, I have noticed a trend. Maybe this is something authors generally do I dont know… But basically the characters are usually very wealthy and can afford crazy luxuries (to me anyway) and also they are always so good looking etc. Maybe, just maybe you could write a book with normal, everyday characters who aren’t rich, dont have all the money in the world etc. That said I remember the books you wrote which were set in Northwest England which were very relatable, bcos the character was not made of money and made huge mistakes, went through rough patches like worrying about finances, giving her child up for foster care, etc; things regular people may go through.

    So if we could have some more books like that, i would literally be so happy. And I know you will smash whatever you set your mind to 🙂

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Sinmi, I’m glad you like my books that were set in England, but unfortunately, most people tend to prefer my other stuff. I will be writing more ‘normal’ stuff though. After I’m done with the Lincolns I’ll get to work on some of my other books ideas. I’m looking forward to writing about new characters, to be honest. But one thing at a time 🙂
      Thanks for recommending my books to your siblings. I appreciate that.
      God bless.

  152. Sandra Hicks says:

    I have only started to read your book searchlight on kindle. It sounds interesting. Would like to read this whole crystal series boxed set. I d like to order actual books also.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Sandra, unfortunately the books are not available as paperbacks yet, but that is something that I’ll be getting sorted out in the future. I’m glad you’re enjoying Searchlight. I hope you enjoy the whole series 🙂

  153. Zacharia says:

    I came actoos The Crystal series while searching for books. I downloaded the first 3 books (I was thinking I was going to delete it because it was not entertaining ). Was I in for a surprise. Those books keep me entertained, I didn’t even want to sleep. After reading those I had to get the complete series and I was not disappointed. They had me feeling all of the emotions but most importantly I felt hope, even though I have fell short of Gods glory all I have to is go to him and seek. This books came at a perfect time in my life. Thank you.

    • Zacharia says:

      Also have you ever thouht about writing books sort of this this for pre teens and teens just so that they can understand how awesome God is? I have an 11 year old which is why I ask.

      • Dayo Benson says:

        I don’t write books for preteens at the moment. I know some mid-teen and late-teens read my books but I always say parents should read them first and decide if they think they’re suitable. Melody Carlson is a great author for preteens and teens.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Thanks for your comment Zacharia. I’m glad the Crystal series was entertaining for you. Indeed we have all fallen short of God’s glory, but He is merciful and gracious. God bless 🙂

  154. Carolyn Lamb-Miller says:

    I just finished the first 3 books in the Crystal series. But when I go to Amazon, it says all your other titles are unable to be purchased on my device. I am assuming its because I am in Australia. How can I get the rest of your books on Limdle?

  155. Ursula says:

    Hi Dayo

    I hope you have a very fruitful and blessed 2018. I’m looking forward to more uplifting and encouraging books. I note that you’ve shared the cover of your next book in the Lincoln series on a Twitter, but there is no post on your website. When is it coming out?

    All of God’s blessings

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Ursula, what a sweet comment. I wish you the same. I’ll post about the book soon and give some more info. I’m looking at a release date near the end of February because I’m only sending it to my editor on Monday and she usually takes about two weeks, then I need another week or so to do the final edit. God bless.

  156. Iyaan says:

    Peace & Many Blessings!
    My sister, I have hurt deeply, cried sorrowfully, and laughed heartily, while strengthening my own convictions, during this Journey with Crystal. All characters and events, no matter how seemly small, have great significance, to the eventual depth of her faith in God.
    As a Believer in THE MOST HIGH GOD, I am encouraged.
    I pray that The God continues to bless you to represent HIS GOODNESS AND HIS POWER through you, as you continue speak to the HEARTS of ALL people, regardless of faith their tradition.

    Repentance, Resilience, RESOLVE.

  157. Jasmine says:

    Wow, amazing!! I have never been on such an emotional roller coaster. I have read the entire Crystal series and I have cried, laughed, cheered, been disappointed and upset ( with some of the characters), Praised God, shouted, prayed and stood in awe of what God was able to do. This series have encouraged me to seek the Lord even more regardless of what I may or may not be going through. I pray that God will continue to touch your heart and your mind. Continue to bring the Word of God to the forefront. Many blessings to you in Jesus name!!!

  158. Gayle Shaw says:

    Your crystal series was the most inspiring story of giving it all to god that I have read. Thank you

  159. Esther says:

    Very enjoyable books, I didn’t want to put them down!

  160. Jalisa says:

    Hi Dayo!

    Question for you. I got one of my friends hooked on your Crystal series. She was formerly in a Greek Letter Organization (sorority)in college and recently renounced her membership because she could no longer justify her association as it pertains to her salvation.

    Anyway, she noted that she felt a lot of the SOT’s practices and rituals were similar to their “intake activities,” particularly the midnight meetings. So she was (we were) wondering where exactly you drew your influences from, and if these organizations were included.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Jalisa, I did quite a bit of research, and a lot of it was also just my imagination. I know that there are organizations out there that have midnight meetings so I incorporated that. I wanted it to be as realistic as possible, and whenever I wasn’t entirely sure I just used artistic license 🙂 I hope this answers your question.

  161. Shari says:

    This kept me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t wait to get back to reading it during breaks. High 5 so far.

  162. Karen Singrey says:

    Thank God for your imagination and writing gift. I have read the complete Crystal series and am anxiously waiting for The Chef, #7 of the Lincoln series.

    Your style of writing keeps me so enticed in the story,that it is hard to put your books down.

    It is too hard to list my favorite female character for the Lincoln series,because they are all so interesting.

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