Happy Holidays!

This will be a short post, but I wanted to take a moment to wish all of you a wonderful holiday season and a safe and happy new year!

Thank you so much for your love and support of me and my work over this past year and every year before it. I can’t wait for 2017, I just know it’s going the bring so many amazing things and I couldn’t be more excited to share them with you!

Until then, be safe, be happy, be blessed and be loved.

From my family to all of yours, merry Christmas.

XO Kate

A Dreamy-Eyed Eight Year Old, A Scared Imaginary Friend and My Debt to Leona Lewis

Three years ago today, a piece of my soul transformed, forever changed.

I’m getting ahead of myself. Before I can tell you that part of the story, we have to go back to the beginning.

The year was 1988 and I was a little girl, fresh off the school bus with my purple backpack, filled with my latest discoveries from the book fair. My mom taught me to read when I was four and every day since, I’d used that gift as my superpower. I used it to fly, I used it to fight dragons, to understand the complications of first grade life and on this day in 1988, I used it to find the dream that would follow me the rest of my days.

I’d pulled out the first book, giggling at the cover before I dove in. I had no idea at the time, but this moment would be one I went back to often, never to be forgotten. What began as a simple, light-hearted afternoon quickly morphed into a mission. As the tears slid down my cheeks, the final words of the story sticking within my young mind never to leave, I dashed into the kitchen in search of an accomplice to my heartache.

“What’s the matter?” my mother had asked as I wiped my eyes clean, holding up the book.

“She didn’t make it,” I sobbed dramatically, wailing to the heavens wondering how my fragile heart would ever recover.

“Honey, I think she’s okay.”

“Nope. It’s all over,” I proclaimed, releasing a heavy breath of defeat. Moments passed, my mothers loving embrace the only thing holding me together before I pulled away, calmer. I had a plan. “Momma, do you think I could write a book someday?”

“I think you could do just about anything you want to, baby.”

In 2013, I finally did.

Recently recovered from a decade-long bout with writer’s block, I’d been hearing things for weeks. They began as whispers, faint promises I wasn’t yet ready to embrace. Within two or three weeks, the whispers became more. I’d been sitting in my truck at a gas pump when Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis came on, prompting me to sing along with all my heart.

“I don’t have time to talk to you right now,” I’d whispered. “My song is on.”

It didn’t matter, though. They were ready. It was time.

Six months later, I sat in front of my computer, tears streaming down my cheeks as I cried over the phone with my mom.

“Momma, I’m scared. I’m not sure I can do it.”

“Baby,” she’d whispered. “I think you can do just about anything you want to.”

I was terrified, exhausted and scared beyond words, but I did it. I hit publish on my first book, The Promise, which follows a scared, heartbroken girl who would inevitably change me forever, I just didn’t know it yet.

I hit publish, said goodnight to my mom and sobbed while I listened to Leona Lewis in the dark at my desk.

Three years later to the day at the same desk I’d sat at all those nights ago, my life is still the quiet affair it was when I pulled up to that gas pump, yet so many things have changed.

I’ve celebrated victories I wasn’t sure I’d ever see, endured loss I’m still not sure I’ll overcome and worked harder than I thought I was capable of. I’ve cried like a baby and laughed until muscles I didn’t know I had ached for hours. Because of that fateful day, I’ve experienced more in three years than some do in a lifetime and I’ve poured it all into an unbelievable thirteen books.

This has been one of the hardest, most emotional and terrifying things I’ve ever done and if I could go back to that day in that room in 1988, there isn’t a single thing I’d change.

This has been incredible, simply a dream come true and I feel like the luckiest girl in the world tonight.

As Leona Lewis plays in my headphones at my desk in the dark, I’m reminded that if we really want it, we can do just about anything we want to.

Thank you for coming with me on this journey. I can’t wait to see what’s next.

I love you.

XO Kate


The Promise *FREE TODAY*
US: http://amzn.to/23ZQ2zv
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H62TMJA
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00H62TMJA
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00H62TMJA

The rest of The Promise Series is currently FREE on KU and can be found on Kate’s Amazon page
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2h3n8vB


Hey guys! I hope this finds you all well.

I know I’ve been so sporadic with my posts and for that, I’m very sorry. Between life and work and writing and just… living, things have been hectic over at casa del Benson. However, we’re almost back on track and I’ve been plotting like you wouldn’t believe over here.

With the year coming to a close, it’s time for me to start concentrating on what comes next. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been thinking hard on this and I’ve come up with so many exciting things! I seriously can’t wait to share them all with you.

In addition to some really great projects, I’m working on becoming more accessible to all of you. I’ve had so much fun over the past three years and I want to extend that to other avenues so I can meet even more amazing readers.

I’ll be making a post very soon to keep you all updated, but one thing I’ll be doing before that post is ready is having a holiday bash in my readers group, Benson’s Book Babes, which is on Facebook. While the theme of the night will be fun, there will be some really cool announcements coming that I’m sharing there first. I want to invite you to join us on December 15th so you don’t miss a thing.

In the meantime, thank you for your patience and support! You’ll be hearing more out of me very soon. Until then, take care of yourselves, love each other and read all the books ❤

XO Kate


The Sacrifice Release Day Event!

So, as many of you know, book six in The Promise Series, The Sacrifice, was recently released *YAY*

If you’ve read it, thank you! I hope you enjoyed it! Please be sure to leave your review on Amazon and Goodreads, they seriously help us so much!

Whether you have or not, I’d love to see you at the release day event! If you’re on Facebook, the link is below and there will be plenty of guest hosts attending.  I’m including the link below to the event and hope to see you there!

I’m also including the links to The Sacrifice, as well as the first five books in the series. It’s now available exclusively on Amazon and FREE for KU readers! Please take a moment to check it out!

XO Kate

Event (Oct 25) https://www.facebook.com/events/691710527645050/

The Sacrifice (BOOK 6)
US: http://amzn.to/2e0IVXa
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01M7MN8U3/

The Promise (BOOK 1) *99c*
AMAZON: US: http://amzn.to/23ZQ2zv
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H62TMJA

The Choice (BOOK 2)
US: http://amzn.to/1Qa9CyL
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JJW1DLK

The Secret (BOOK 3)
US: http://amzn.to/23ZQrSH
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MMN3ICU

The Commitment (BOOK 4)
US: http://amzn.to/1Qa9Ea2
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QO9IY0Y

The Compromise (BOOK 5)
US: http://amzn.to/20Yhds6
UK: a>http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015HV39JA

FB: https://www.facebook.com/katebensonauthor
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d4VUpF



Beyond the Pine is LIVE!

***IT’S LIVE***
Beyond the Pine by Kate Benson is LIVE!
Readers are raving over this one-of-a-kind, standalone contemporary romance by award-winning author, Kate Benson! One-click right now!

Beyond the Pine by Kate Benson
***This book contains adult content and is intended for mature readers***
Watch and pray that you may not enter temptation…
What if in one moment, you find out your life—your entire existence was a lie?
When rogue, nomad biker Asher Reed finds himself on the side of the road injured from an accident, he assumes he’s taken his final ride. Waking days later in an infirmary located within a secret, religious compound, his first impulse is to run. His church had always been the road, and he, the last man who should be among the faithful. When his raven-haired caretaker appears, his instincts and everything he once believed in diminishes, leaving only temptation.
The spirit indeed is willing…
Riley Chapman had long ago resigned herself to a life of order, reverence, and duty. Her coveted role as assistant to the Reverend should be enough to keep her happy, content with her life. Her whole life she wondered about what was on the other side of the tree line she’d always been told would keep her safe.
What if she wasn’t safe anymore?
But the flesh is weak.
When a chance encounter pulls Asher and Riley together and temptation is too much to resist, how can they keep their dangerous secret? In a place where secrets are sins and the trustworthy can’t be trusted, who will they turn to in search of salvation?
Beyond the Pine is a dark, multi-POV standalone romance that will have you gasping, swooning and on the edge of your seat.

US: http://amzn.to/21iW0bw
UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01H0S65LC
AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B01H0S65LC
CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B01H0S65LC

btpcoverAbout the Author:
Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband, their two dogs and two cats. She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since.
She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
To find out more about Kate, her work or to just say hello, she loves hearing from her readers and can be found on social media.


Find Kate Benson on Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/katebensonauthor
Benson’s Book Babes (Fan Club/Reader Group):
Go Baby! Book Obsession Book Group:
Go Baby! Book Obsession Book Page: https://www.facebook.com/GoBabyBookPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Katebensonauthr
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/24034636-kate-benson
Instagram: http://instagram.com/katebensonauthor/
Amazon Author’s Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00J81M3GQ



Be the Girl on the Right

Or the girl on the left, or that blonde one in the middle, or one of the brunette’s over there…
Be whatever kind of girl you want to be. That part doesn’t matter.
Just make sure whoever she is, make her someone you can be proud of when you look in the mirror.
Don’t apologize for the fact that you have ovaries. Don’t let people treat you differently because your nipples have more than one function. Don’t let anyone ever tell you can’t when you know damn well you can. And while we’re on the subject, don’t worry about what other women are doing if it doesn’t affect you. Save that mess of drama for your mama, chick! You’re a beautiful, delicate potato chip and no matter how many times you’ve been told different, you’re enough and someone loves you.

Happy Women’s Day


girl on the right

News on The Promise Series!

I have an excited announcement, everyone!

The Promise Series is now available for FREE on KU!!

Right now, there are five books in The Promise Series and I’ve enrolled them all in Kindle Unlimited 🙂 The first four (The Promise, The Choice, The Secret and The Commitment) are Sophie’s story and it’s complete! Book five in The Promise Series, The Compromise, follows Ana and is also available on Amazon/KU right now.

I’m incredibly proud of this series and am so excited that it’s still getting such amazing reviews! If you haven’t read it yet, I hope you’ll check it out and let me know what you think!
Go Baby 😉

PS If you HAVE read The Promise Series, please be sure to check out The Ignite Series and The Callie Leveaux Series, both by me and both complete and available on Kindle Unlimited for free!TPS KU Banner

The Promise Series:
AMAZON: US: http://amzn.to/23ZQ2zv
UK: <a>https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H62TMJA</a>
CA: <a>https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00H62TMJA</a>
AU: <a>https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00H62TMJA</a>

US: http://amzn.to/1Qa9CyL
UK: <a>https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JJW1DLK</a>
CA: <a>https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00JJW1DLK</a>
AU: <a>https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00JJW1DLK</a>

US: http://amzn.to/23ZQrSH
UK: <a>https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MMN3ICU</a>
CA: <a>http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00MMN3ICU</a>
AU: <a>https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00MMN3ICU</a>

The Commitment (BOOK 4)
US: http://amzn.to/1Qa9Ea2
UK: <a>https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00QO9IY0Y</a>
CA: <a>http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00QO9IY0Y</a>

The Compromise (Book 5)
US: http://amzn.to/20Yhds6
UK: a>http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015HV39JA</a>
AU: <a>http://www.amazon.com.au/gp/product/B015HV39JA</a>
CA: <a>http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B015HV39JA</a>