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September 5, 2016 by Dayo Benson

Image result for SURVEYI 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:

Answer Choices Responses
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.

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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.

God bless,

Dayo xx


11 comments »

  1. caeranoelle says:

    Yay! I’m so glad that you’ll be writing the Crystal Chronicles! The Crystal Series is, by far, my favourite series out of all your books. Be blessed and may God inspire you even more!

  2. Dayo, this is awesome news!!! I can’t wait! All the best with your writing. Blessings

  3. Cheryl Lynn says:

    Goodness, I miss the survey. However, I am in agreement with the Crystal Chronicles. I also would love a series similar the Passion Books. I love your writing so whatever you write, I know I will love it. Praying God will give you wisdom and insight on what he wants you to write. You are an excellent author. Blessings to you Dayo. Your books are a blessing.

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Thanks, Cheryl 🙂 I’m glad you agree with the survey results even though you weren’t able to cast your vote. Amen to your prayers for me. I really appreciate that. God bless xx

  4. Emily says:

    I’M SO SO SO EXCITED! I voted on the survey, and I think all of my choices were above 30%, so I’m super excited. I just now read this post, and I got so excited! I think I might have squealed a bit ;). God bless you and your writings! I’m obsessed with the Crystal (and Lexi books,) so I can’t wait! 🙂

  5. Shauna says:

    I’m so happy with the results and I really can’t wait for the crystal chronicles. I’ve read the Lincoln manifesto and I really like those books to. These books (crystal series) are truely Mt favourite. I’m excited to see where you’re going to go with ‘the dare’ as well I’ve been thinking u should make more of them. I was in class when I read this and almost screamed when I heard about the crystal series continuing and when I seen u were making another “beauty for ashes series” (idk what ur calling it)
    I pray you’ll get this done in the time dram u wish
    God bless
    Shauna

    • Dayo Benson says:

      Hey Shauna, I’m glad you’re happy with the results 🙂 The new beauty for ashes series is called The Dare series. They’re not the same, but they have a lot of similar elements. I’m glad you’re happy about the Crystal chronicles continuing 🙂 I can’t wait to start writing them. Thanks and God bless you too xx

  6. […] Last year I surveyed my readers and asked what you all want to read next, and in second place, with almost 50% of the votes, was ‘A series like the Beauty for Ashes Series (Lexi & Jace)’. You can read that post here. […]

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