September 5, 2016 by Dayo Benson
I created a survey a last year asking you guys what you want me to write next. Thank you very much to everyone who responded!!! It looks like I have my work cut out for me over the next 2-3 years. Here are the results of the survey:
|More books about Crystal, Juda and the team||70.71%|
|A series like the Beauty for Ashes Series (Lexi & Jace)||47.47%|
|A completely new romantic fiction series||39.39%|
|Something with supernatural elements like the Crystal series||38.38%|
|A series about Luke Lincoln’s other sons||30.30%|
|A standalone book that isn’t part of a series||28.28%|
|A series like the Pure Passion Series (Lust, Bondage & Purity)||19.19%|
|A series like the Drew Ashley Series (Breaking Point & Blurred Vision)||16.16%|
|Something with no supernatural elements||12.12%|
Just in case you’re wondering, the results add up to more than 100 because you were allowed to select more than one option 🙂
I’ve decided to do anything that’s gotten over 30% of votes because that’s roughly a third of my readers and a third is still significant.
So…I cannot believe that 70% of you still want to read more about Crystal and her buddies. I wasn’t entirely sure anyone would make it through the whole 9 books of the Crystal series, never mind wanting more.
Here’s what’s going to happen:
More books about Crystal, Juda and the team (70% of votes)
I’ll be writing a season 2 series. You know the way TV shows are in series? Well I’ve decided that the Crystal series is just season 1. Season 2 is tentatively titled The Crystal Chronicles. I’m excited about it because I’ve been brainstorming and I already have some awesome ideas and a rough overview of what each book will be about. It won’t be out for a while though. I think we all need a little break so that when season 2 comes out it’ll be nice and exciting for us (absence makes the heart fonder and all that 🙂 ) Besides I need time to write it. I’m going to keep brainstorming, but I’ve scheduled the actual writing of the books for next year. I’ve already done my writing schedule for 2017 which is really exciting. I’m hoping to get all the season 2 books written next year then release them all in quick succession in 2018.
A series like the Beauty for Ashes Series (47% of votes)
This one is pretty easy. I figured I could dash it off without too much trouble so I’ve already written book 1. It’s called The Dare. It has a lot of the same elements as the Beauty for Ashes series, but it’s also pretty different, and a lot more gritty (I think). Apart from the drama in the main relationship in the book there’s drama with the hero and heroine’s parents too. I’ll tell you more about this series soon, since the first book is already in editing and will be out pretty soon.
A completely new romantic fiction series (39% of votes)
I’m really excited about this one. I don’t want to say too much, because it won’t be out for a while, but it’s in the works.
Something with supernatural elements like the Crystal series (38% of votes)
This one is very exciting. For someone who can’t stand to watch or read anything ‘scary’ or too intense, I can’t believe how much fun I have writing this supernatural thriller stuff. Obviously I wouldn’t have so much fun doing it if it wasn’t deeply romantic too :-). This one is set in the world of the Crystal series and stars Angel, one of Yelissa Neir’s protégés. You met her in Legacy (Crystal 9). I think Trixie, Crystal’s awful ex-best friend, is going to feature as one of the villains.
A series about Luke Lincoln’s other sons (30% of votes)
This is in the works too. In fact I’ll be ready to release book 1 soon. It’s a prequel that introduces you to all the brothers. Each brother is going to have his own book. Think the current billionaire bad boy romance trend but with a big dose of Jesus and some supernatural elements 🙂 I’m being careful not to make the boys all clones of Juda. Jared, the eldest, is pretty similar to Juda (before Juda was saved) but the other boys have their own personalities and are very different. I’ll blog more about this series over the next few weeks and should be able to do a cover reveal for the first book, The Lincoln Manifesto, very soon.
So, I hope you’re satisfied that I listened to your opinion and will act upon your feedback. It’s going to take me a while to get through all these projects, but rest assured that they’re coming.
Category The Crystal Chronicles (Crystal Season 2), The Dare Series, The Lincolns, Upcoming Book | Tags: beauty for ashes series by Dayo Benson, christian books, christian fiction, christian fiction books, Christian romance, Christian Thrillers, Crystal Series, Dayo Benson, Dayo Benson Books, Edgy Christian Fiction, The Dare Series, The Lincolns