Mystic Box is owned and operated by Kate Benito, with Belle Book Box and SavageKats as subsequent businesses operating under the Mystic Box LLC.

Mystic Box and Belle Book Box provide subscribers with exclusive edition romance books by favorite indie and mainstream authors from a variety of sub-genres.

Meet the Team

Kate Benito

While reading one night, Kate wondered why the author had never been featured in a book box before. After some late night scrolling, it came to her attention that most subscription boxes featured young adult or contemporary romance. Wanting to indulge in her love of dark romance she immediately set out to create Mystic Box for the dark, mafia, taboo lovers out there. Shortly after Mystic’s one year anniversary, Belle Book Box was born from the desire to broaden featured authors and appeal to a wider scope of readers.

Kate still works full-time in addition to managing and operating Mystic and Belle almost entirely on her own(from curating, to packing and shipping). A mother to two, and wife to one very supportive husband. A driven, hard-working entrepreneur, Kate is always looking for ways to expand and grow the Mystic family with a few surprises still up her sleeve.

When Kate is not busy working she loves to read (are you even surprised?) and go on Disney dates with her kids.

April Lee

April has been an avid reader for as long as her memory can recall. Initially (and still to this day) a loyal subscriber to Mystic Box, she loves the simple, straight-forwardness of what Mystic Box offers. The love of romance books and fangirling over kraft-paper wrapping with black ribbons helped form an easy friendship with Kate. One night while chatting, it also grew into a working relationship. April likes to stick behind the scenes and help Kate with brainstorming, design elements, and administration assistance; author and subscriber communications, newsletters, etc.

Also a mother to two, April has been a full-time stay-at-home mom for 10 years now. When she’s not spending numerous hours in a chat with Kate, she likes to read romance (of course) and manga, loves binging anime and K-dramas.