RSS Feed

Sneak Peek!! Read The First 2 Chapters of The Dare

6

January 18, 2017 by Dayo Benson

Read the first two chapters of The Dare Now: The Dare – Sample

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.

So, I bring you The Dare series. I totally set out to write something like my Beauty for Ashes series, but it soon became its own thing. But there are still some similarities.

Similarities/differences to the Beauty for Ashes series

Lexi, in Beauty for Ashes, was really troubled, as is Sloane, the heroine in The Dare. And Sloane is a pageant girl, which is pretty similar to Lexi being a model. Sloane is really ambitious like Lexi was.But I think that’s where the similarities end. There’s a whole lot of family drama and coming of age stuff in The Dare. Sloane has to grow up in the series. She realizes that life is not all that straightforward and that bad things happen but it’s your response to those bad things that count. Justice can’t be forced. Sometimes we have to just let God deal with us rather than focusing on the things other people are doing wrong. This is all very

But I think that’s where the similarities end. There’s a whole lot of family drama and coming of age stuff in The Dare. Sloane has to grow up in the series. She realizes that life is not all that straightforward and that bad things happen but it’s your response to those bad things that count. Justice can’t be forced. Sometimes we have to just let God deal with us rather than focusing on the things other people are doing wrong. This is all very crptic, ha ha. I’m trying not to give too much away.

Also, she thinks Marshal is her worst nightmare as far as guys go. But he’s actually the one who shows her how to heal in the very last book after so much has happened. I’m currently writing the last book, tentatively called ‘The Gamble’, and I’m having a total ball.

A little more about the main characters:

Sloane Golding

Sloane has been competing in pageants since her early teens. She dreams of competing at Miss World someday. She sees pageants as a launching pad into public office and wants to work in politics. At the beginning of The Dare, she is dating Lawrence but has a secret crush on Marshal Aaronson, the campus bad boy.

Marshal Aaronson

Marshal’s dad is a billionaire playboy, and although Marshal has followed in his footsteps, he doesn’t like the playboy life. He’s had a crush on Sloane since freshman year but he knows she’d never date a guy with a reputation like his.

And yes, it’s an interracial romance as you can see from the book cover. I don’t think I’ve written an interracial romance before. Lexi and Carl don’t count because that went horribly wrong.

Family Drama

I dedicated The Dare to every young person who has ever been discouraged by a moral failing in a parent or authority figure. I’ve been a youth worker and mentor for ten years now and it’s something that I’ve constantly come up against, young people disheartened by things their parents have done. The effect can be terrible.

In The Dare, Sloane makes a discovery about her mother that shatters her faith. She begins to question everything her mother has ever taught her and begins to use her mother’s mistake as an excuse to do the things her mother has always told her not to do.

Does her mother’s hypocrisy give Sloane the right to go off the rails? That’s something that Sloane needs to work out for herself.

Betrayal

Sloane can’t handle deception. Her mother’s betrayal turns her world upside down. So what’s going to happen if Marshal ever hurts her in any way? Or if she discovers that he had a reason for getting close to her in the first place?

Pre-order The Dare

The Dare is available for pre-order at: Amazon UK, AMAZON US, BARNES & NobleiBooksKobo & Smashwords.

Alternatively, Click Here to sign up for my new release list and you’ll receive an email once the book goes live.

Read the first two chapters of The Dare Now: The Dare – Sample

God bless.


6 comments »

  1. Ursula says:

    Dear Dayo, I have decided that you are my favourite writer right now. I love the way you are churning out the different books and your spiritual insight is a,axing. May God continue blessing you and enlarging your territory.

  2. Brandi says:

    Your work is truly a blessing!I love how you fearlessly tap into the spiritual realm. The Chrystal and Lincoln series alone challenged my spirit to go higher heights and deeper depths in God. Your obedience to walk into your destiny will forever be a blessing and encourage breakthroughs that many of us readers need in our lives. Keep up and God bless!

  3. Carla says:

    I have just finished reading the dare. I am in tears. You really brought these characters to life. Eagerly awaiting your next book.

    I love it

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *