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Out Now: Powerful Enemies (Crystal 8)


February 22, 2016 by Dayo Benson

Powerful EnemiesIt’s finally out folks. I’m so excited. Having read the book one last time myself last week, I realized there’s a lot of fire in it, ha ha. Just thought you’d like that random fact. So expect fire, angels, a kidnap and even Jesus (yay!) Plus, you finally get an answer to the will they/won’t they relationship between Crystal and Juda.

From the back cover:

Love shouldn’t be so hard…

Juda’s secret has the potential to change everything. Crystal knows that whichever choice she makes, it won’t be easy. She must decide whether the pain of his secret is greater than the pain of letting him go. Either way there will be pain.

Freedom should be a right…

But Luke doesn’t think so. As violence, destruction, and death take over the nation, the powers-that-be turn to Crystal and her team for help. But is this battle too big for them?

The past two years have presented challenge after challenge for Crystal. However, she is determined to see things through to the bitter end. Luke is powerful, but there is One more powerful than he. Right now, He is their only hope.

Buy Now @ Amazon UKAmazon USSmashwords, Kobo, iTunes.

Apologies to all my Nook readers. I published to Barnes and Noble the same time as all the other stores, but it’s still not up yet. Should be there soon though.

There’s one book left in this series (phew!). It’s tentatively titled ‘Legacy’. I’m off to start editing it now because I’ve already had an email asking when it’s going to be out, and I know that more of such emails will be coming over the next few days.

Happy reading guys, God bless, and remember: we serve an awesome God 🙂

Dayo xx


  1. Maureen says:

    I just finished powerful enemies and I love it! I am so happy at the turn of events, plus I think I know where you are going with Shola’s case (hehehe). I was just smiling and giggling to myself all through. I can’t wait for Legacy to be out. In the meantime, I am off to start reading the series from book one. Hopefully, Legacy will be out by the time I get to book 8. I know all good things must come to an end; either good or bad (ask Luke 🙂 ) but I don’t want the crystal series to end. I feel like I know crystal and juda and all other members of the team personally.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Maureen, I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the Crystal series so much. Your comment made me smile. I’ll do my best to get Legacy out without too long of a wait 🙂 God bless.

  2. Chris says:

    Brilliant. Finished it already. Thought this was the last one but really glad there is one more. I know this is a work of fiction but when you read the Bible I am struck by how awesome our God really is. We live in such a cynical age where we believe only what we see and hear and forget that we fight not against flesh and blood but fight a spiritual battle. So glad that the message is clear and that Christians young and old guard against the gods of this world even in seemingly harmless stuff like horoscopes. Really looking forward to book 9. Thanks Dayo.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Chris, I’m really glad you enjoyed Powerful Enemies. Thanks for your comment. That is exactly why I wrote the Crystal series, to remind myself, and whoever else reads it, of the spiritual battle we’re in. Indeed our God is awesome 🙂 God bless xx

  3. Shauna says:

    hey Dayo so you were right people will be wonderig about when loyalty will be coming out…….HERE I AM. so do you know like the moth that you expect it to be out. I can’t wait because i find that often books are really interesting at first and then get boring but this series has kept me on edge the entire way through. I really hope you can get crystal 8? 9? (i can’t remember which one) done soon they’re just such good books. I hope you have a great week, and weekend:)

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Shauna, I am very reluctant to give a month because the final book, although written, needs a lot of work. I really want to end the series with a bang so I’m taking my time on this one. Sorry. I’ll be as quick as I can, though. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the series so much. Have a great rest of the week xx

  4. dooshima says:

    Am really enjoying crystal series , am on crystal 4. I got the books finally …. So happy

  5. Carla says:

    I just finished reading book 8 and re read the series from 1 to 8 again. I enjoyed it. Can’t wait for book 9 to be out.

    Will Crystal have children. What does the future hold.

  6. dooshima says:

    It’s not easy to write a good book, your doing a great job. Well done.

  7. Meralla says:

    Loved these books. When will legacy be available on Kindle

  8. Joyce says:

    Hello. I’m really enjoying Cystal Series … I started reading the Series this year and I’ve already finished book 8 …. you are an awesome writer, the way you use God and His scriptures is Awesome … While waiting on book 9 I decided to read Lust … Anxiously waiting book 9

  9. Jackie says:

    Dayo Benson you drew me in with the first e-book of the Lexie series and from there I had to read Crystal’s series as we’ll. it was a reminder that God is in control. I laughed, and yes I cried. I could not wait to see what happened in the next book. I read both series in a week. I enjoyed your e-books and I am waiting on the next installments.

  10. Peggy Padden says:

    I love to read and am always looking for something new and different. I originally found your Crystal Series by accident. I can honestly say that I have enjoyed them more than anything I have read in a long time. What a powerful series. I am looking forward to the next book also. I know God will bless you for opening peoples eyes as to how Satan works in our world today in such subtle ways and we do not even see it.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Peggy,
      I’m delighted that you’ve enjoyed the Crystal series so much. Now I have the huge task of writing a new series that will be just as engaging 🙂

  11. Tina Brown says:

    Dayo I love your books I tell everyone about them and I can not wait until crystal9 is out please hurry I am going crazy waiting for it☺

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Tina, thank you for telling everyone about my books. I appreciate that 🙂 I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the books. I’m hard at work on Crystal 9 so not too long left to wait xx

  12. Ashley Bernard says:

    I purchased a kobo 3 weeks ago, searching for Christian novels, I came across the Crystal series and saw the first 3 books were free and decided to give them a shot. I downloaded and quickly devoured all 3 of them, I couldn’t help myself, the story was so great! I had to continue so I purchased each book as I completed the last. Tonight as I was finishing Powerful Enemies (yes I read all 8 books including 6.5 and 7.5 in just three weeks) I was sad, thinking it was the last book then I was thrilled when I realized that there was another book to complete the series, and then sad again when I realized that the final book hasn’t been released yet. I cannot wait until Legacy is available!! In the meantime I plan to start reading the Beauty for Ashes series.

    It is so wonderful to have found an author that not only do I enjoy, but writes clean novels based on God and His wonderful power and strength!

    What a great find 🙂

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hi Ashley,
      It’s great to hear you’re enjoying the series so much. I hope you enjoy the Beauty for Ashes series too. Legacy will be out soon. I just got it back from my beta readers so it needs to go to my editor now. Then it’ll be ready. God bless 🙂

  13. Bethany says:

    Hi Mrs. Benson,

    That sounds so formal, but I have never met you and didn’t feel right calling you by your first name (maybe I’m just being a little old-fashioned😃).

    I just finished Powerful Enemies and cannot wait for book 9 to be released. I found the Crystal series via Amazon and started reading book 1 last Sunday. I was completely engrossed with the series and love the aspect of spiritual warfare (something I think too many people ignore). Reading these books had encouraged me to become a stronger spiritual warrior and reminded me that God is much greater than anything I will every face. I look forward to reading your other books and can’t wait for Legacy

  14. brandi taylor says:

    Hey Dayo I just discovered you by reading a book by eric m hill, I started the Crystal series on june 6th now it’s june 13th and im done waiting for legacy, before I read your book the lord kept giving me dreams about leading ppl out of extreme christian persecution. It is literally like I saw my dreams manifest in this book. I am an avid ready and I breeze through books I read your books non-stop I love love love your style. I am an aspiring writer and hope I can right as well as you one day. Your character development is phenomenal. I wanted to hang with the group, I was like if I was there I would be praying holy ghost fire down binding and losing lol. Thank you so much for the love and effort you put in your work it shows. You are definitely upper echelon in writing. Cant wait for legacy not trying to rush you, buuuuuutttttt hurry up lol. Are you uploading soon?

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Brandi, great to hear from you. I can’t believe you read the books that fast. That’s great 🙂 Thank you for all your kind words. I’m glad the Crystal series made you think more about something that God was already talking to you about. That’s so awesome.
      Legacy will be out soon. My editor is getting to the end of it so it’s just a matter of weeks now. We’ll be as quick as we can 🙂 xx

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