Girl in the Box Series

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The Girl in the Box
Contemporary Urban Fantasy

Sienna Nealon was a 17 year-old girl who had been held prisoner in her own house by her mother for twelve years. Then one day her mother vanished, and Sienna woke up to find two strange men in her home. On the run, unsure of who to turn to and discovering she possesses mysterious powers, Sienna finds herself pursued by a shadowy agency known as the Directorate and hunted by a vicious, bloodthirsty psychopath named Wolfe, each of which is determined to capture her for their own purposes...


Alone: The Girl in the Box, Book 1
Untouched: The Girl in the Box, Book 2
Soulless: The Girl in the Box, Book 3
Family: The Girl in the Box, Book 4
Omega: The Girl in the Box, Book 5
Broken: The Girl in the Box, Book 6
Enemies: The Girl in the Box, Book 7
Legacy: The Girl in the Box, Book 8
Destiny: The Girl in the Box, Book 9
Power: The Girl in the Box, Book 10

Limitless: Out of the Box, Book 1
In the Wind: Out of the Box, Book 2
Ruthless: Out of the Box, Book 3
Grounded: Out of the Box, Book 4
Tormented: Out of the Box, Book 5
Vengeful: Out of the Box, Book 6
Sea Change: Out of the Box, Book 7
Painkiller: Out of the Box, Book 8
Masks: Out of the Box, Book 9
Prisoners: Out of the Box, Book 10
Unyielding: Out of the Box, Book 11
Hollow: Out of the Box, Book 12
Toxicity: Out of the Box, Book 13
Small Things: Out of the Box,  Book 14
Hunters: Out of the Box, Book 15
Badder: Out of the Box, Book 16* (Coming September 12, 2017!)
Nemesis: Out of the Box, Book 17* (Coming December 5, 2017!)
Apex: Out of the Box, Book 18* (Coming February 2018!)
Time: Out of the Box, Book 19* (Coming Spring 2018!)
Driven: Out of the Box, Book 20* (Coming Summer 2018!)

 *Forthcoming - and possibly subject to wild, artistic scheduling changes.

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1. Be courteous. No name calling, no nastiness.

2. This page will be culled every 30 days or so for ease of reading. Older posts may be deleted at any time, but I'll try and leave them up as long as possible. If someone asks a really awesome question (subject to staff opinion on what makes up a "really awesome question") then it may stay.

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70 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this series. Can you please tell me when the rest of the series will be available on audio? I drive about 20 hours a week for work and I am dying to finish the series. Please help!!!!

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    1. Sadly, it probably won't be, Audry. When last I checked a month or so ago, book four had only sold something like 300 copies, total, over the last year and a half of release. Unfortunately, that's just not enough to justify the cost of continuing the series in audiobook, as it does not even make enough to pay the narrator for her time. Sorry. :(

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    2. Geeky as it sounds (and IS) I've 'read' at least 30% of the 20 books out so far via my iPhones "voiceover" feature.

      It's not very expressive, but after 100 or so pages you really don't notice anymore as you're so 'into the story' the manner it's reaching your language center and transferring into your imagination becomes irrelevant 🤓

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  2. I started commuting for work and download the first 3 as freebies from google play... And you got me.. Hook line and sinker! Read out loud function isn't the best but once u start listening u forgot about it because u look into the plot. Just downloaded the firsr 3 books for out of the box. This series has a Buffy/firefly vibe too it and love it! Thank you for bringing the Sienna Nealon world I can't get enough

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    1. I'm a big Buffy fan. But if you have finished Girl in the Box 3, you should really move on to #4, Family, before starting the sequel series, Out of the Box. There's a full list at the top of the page (sorry it's so confusing - I really should have made Out of the Box into Girl in the Box 11-25, in retrospect...)

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    2. I have to agree with Robert about reading each one in sequence. Because by the time you get to Hunters (which I just finished an hour ago) you will have the entire cast of characters in mind.

      By the middle of the Out of the Box series, I feel that these books are not stand alone books - this is not a negative idea or criticism, simply an observation. Most sequels are required to stand alone so there is a certain amount of repetition in each one in case some reader missed any of the books in a series.

      The In the Box series did a better job of that then the Out of the Box series is doing (being able to stand alone I mean). And it doesn't bother me in the least because I've been reading one right after the other. So if a reader makes a decision to skip forward, there may be some confusion. Somewhere along the line the explanation of what a succubus is and can do doesn't come up in conversation anymore - because anyone reading the series got that introduction enough times in the beginning books. Therefore anyone picking up Hunters as the first book to read will not really know what's going on. And a reader who skips from say book 3 to anywhere else in the series won't be quite as lost. But a lot of good detail will be lost to that reader. Sienna is made up of all her experiences, those are what formulate her character. And how she reacts to each new situation gives the reader new insight into her character.

      So it's like one long story so far. I believe any reader who is hooked on the first three books will continue to read them in sequence. I look forward to the next set of books coming out.

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    3. Yeah, that's a really good point. It drives me nuts to repeat myself constantly, so the idea that in every book I'd have to set aside a chapter or two to dig down and rehash, "The story thus far," would be the kind of thing to drive me up a wall.

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  3. Trying to be as spoiler free as possible here with my question sorry if it's really vague just finished 15
    Hypothetically could a meta that is 'the more powerful one' be drained or overpowered by the weaker meta if the aforementioned one has been given a repressor serum or affected by a booster?
    Also those Wolfe side stories were awesome
    Also also HOLY HELL this arc is messing me up already I love it

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    1. Or I can't believe I forgot the power boost dun dun dun that could help there's one left right

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    2. In theory, yes to your first question - and Sienna hits on that idea early in BADDER. You'll have to wait and see if it works in practice.

      As for the power booster - maybe. There are two left in the US, in the White House, if Cassidy and the current occupant could be persuaded to cough them up...

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    3. Interesting I can't wait to find out I figure it will be very very difficult in practice

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    4. I agree the Wolfe stories are very compelling. I think I see a Wolfe series ahead. He is a much more complex character than initially presented.

      I don't get the chapter in Hunters about Wolfe and the person he was protecting (don't want to drop any names) in his former life before Sienna. They just ranted at each other and I don't see how that moves the story forward.

      I'm assuming there will be a return to that conversation or encounter in an upcoming book that will give meaning to that chapter. Otherwise Wolfe was just venting. It is also difficult to place the 1986 time frame inside the middle of the time frame in Hunters. There is no context for the reader to relate to this that I can see. Or maybe I've just missed something.

      It's kind of like walking across the stage in front of an audience and placing a gun on the mantelpiece. And then the gun is ignored for the rest of the play. I sort of feel like this with the encounter in 1986. Especially since the chapter title was Now, (right?).

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    5. No, it wasn't titled NOW. It was just chapter 44, and the header says, "Edinburgh, Scotland, 1986." (I just checked to make sure I didn't screw it up.)

      There will be a little more to follow up that conversation, later, but I think you may be reading a little too much into it. They parted ways 1500 years before this scene. The point of the scene was to cap that part of the story in this (very basic) way - Wolfe served the strongest master/mistress, and that's he followed and loved her. The capper for this storyline comes in the moment when he accepts Rose as his new master because of this fact, which is brought out in this scene of him "venting" as you put it that she's lost her way in the intervening years, become weak and unworthy. The scene isn't just about what's happening in the scene, it's also a partial reflection of what's happening in the now, when Sienna is about to take a massive turn toward the weak, and how we set up Wolfe's response to that.

      Of course, there's also some other stuff for the future tossed in here, because why do only one thing with a scene when you can do six, but that's mostly for later. There are a lot of guns on my mantelpiece by this point, because I feel like having a lot of weaponry at my disposal when it comes time to start killing characters.

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    6. Argh, I didn't meant to say there'd be more to that "conversation" later, I meant there'd be another flashback to Wolfe in the third book of the Scotland trilogy which might add a little more context to this flashback storyline. Argh. Should have had my reply edited.

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  4. Whoa Robert I am so pissed off and actually thrilled at the same time !!! I can't believe hunters ! I finished it , read it in one day .The redhead you promised would be a redhead that is good. I knew she wasn't when she started asking about history and all that ! knew it !new it ! knew it! I am so pissed she's the strongest succubus what the hell ? OK Seinna has to take the potion she's got to go back and get her souls back I know she longed to have them out of her head but not this way and wolf oh he's so dead I can't believe he's turning ofn her , although you did bring a little wealth of history, so I get it a little bit but what the hell ? he should be loyal regardless of the fact that he's a psychopathic killer .I don't think I can wait for the next book I just can't stand this you have to privately email me and give me a hint the fact that they're gone I guess that would be good for sienna but not this way not with the psycho path redhead (which I can be sometimes as you can tell from this email )hello
    You told me you would do a good redhead! Arrgghhh DID NOT SEE THIS COMING! The fact she could take the souls. She unfortunately needs wolf! And Harmon, garikov not necessarily eve and bastion but they are good in a pinch. Ok if she becomes stronger and takes the souls back will she take all Rose's souls too? As well as their powers? Knew she was trouble when Harmon couldn't read her. Will she get a personaphone (what ever spelled that wrong) in the exchange? Come on my friend this is killing me. Once again her souls talked her into disaster ! Ok what was the guy she absorbed? Lost me a little on that one . How was she projecting his abilities? I mean obviously he had the beams of light and I know she used the mirages but I guess I'm confused as to how she made him look so powerful and Sienna can be so cocky sometimes that she gets her self into this crap yes I am pissed . You have to write the next two very fast Crane! And someday you're going to put a good redhead in there I mean us redheads were cunning were intelligent!, beautiful (that's without question )we can be devious definitely smarter than the average bear smooth and great actors and actresses so yeah using a redhead as evil is probably the best bet . But eventually she's going to have to meet a nice redhead I mean we've talked about this right? My guess is that she is will never trust another redhead again. Hee hee hee I wait with anxiety trepidation and excitement for the next book I hate that I read your book so damn fast. So question! if she uses the potion it makes for a stronger succubus does that mean that if she takes a flower child or personaphone that it would still balance out by touching people or would being a stronger succubus negate any of the effects a Personaphone or whatever they're called would do? She needs a break from the entire world Hating her and I don't want her brother or anyone to get hurt anyone close so please don't kill them off and if someone has to go it should be Jamal because he smart and he should live inside her that way she has his power. Oh and what an exchange she would now have with Jamal's mama😂 Oh my gosh I just don't even know what to say waiting as usual for the next one. Kick ass my friend over and out the other Crane😖😜

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    1. I thought you were strawberry blond? Because I was going to write a good strawberry blond, which is different from a straight redhead. (In shade, hue, and level of psychosis.)

      As to the rest...teehee. You'll just have to wait.

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    2. True I am strawberry blond! And it's very different from straight up redhead😏 It's funny I get called a redhead , blond and lots of people would and do ask " where did you have your hair colored?" Even as a small child! I usually give a made up place and tell the people "that's the only place that can get the shade just right" heehee your right I have only mild psychosis hardy har har. Ok I'm waiting patiently 😁. But really only for the strawberry blond character not the next two books . Yikes good , no , great cliff hanger😖 Wow never really used emojis until recently! Couldnt stand the little creepers . Now I feel like they express my emjions really well 😉 Here's one for ye 😤😤😤😤😤😤 NEED THE NEXT BOOK! Happy writing and I do mean happy pleaseeeeee. Ps I know it's crazy for me to want Wolfe to be a loyal little dog but come on maybe he's playing Rose? Maybe to protect Sienna? I could forgive you if thats the case for the chest tightness I'm experiencing😜

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    3. While reading your notes I have an insight - I think Wolfe has his own agenda. Remember how Garikov combusted on his own without Sienna's command? I think Wolfe is going to kill you know who (the gal he used to protect in the old days) using Rose as his vehicle. It is my thought that Wolfe has learned from Sienna, he's stopped calling her Little Doll long time ago before Hunters -- so he has set aside some part of his more primal being and he has become more sophisticated don't you think? I think he's more cunning than we have been led to believe, and all these back stories on him in Hunters has given us a new light into Wolfe's personality.

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  5. Cassidy better cough it up ! The problem is getting her safely there now that she can't fly cheese that would be geez my AutoCorrect at its best man oh man oh man awesome as usual!

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    1. Cassidy doesn't know exactly where it is, keep in mind. She burned out her own memory of where she hid it as a kind of protective measure against Harmon getting hold of it.

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    2. OK that was weird I wrote a comment by speaking into the phone and it said some pretty awful words did not come out of my mouth I didn't proofread before I posted so now I've erased it I apologize not sure how those words came out when I spoke into the phone anyway Siana could possibly pull the memory because she's a succubus I can't believe those words came out Differently and I happened to go back and reread my comment thank God I did you would've been like what is she saying sorry forgive that last one I was mortified my daughter is laughing her head off

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    3. Please. I write Southern Watch. I didn't think anything of it and assumed it was almost certainly autocorrect.

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  6. Haha, glowing red eyes, rock giant like you see in a cheesy fantay novel. I see what you did there :-)

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    1. I am filled with tragic and snarky self-reflection.

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  7. I was suspicious of Rose early on, and was pretty convinced that she was a succubus by her swearing by Zeus and some other subtle hints that I cannot recall now, but by late in the book you really had me thinking that she was a "good guy" anyway. Well played. I also definitely did not see the twist with Frankie coming, or with Sienna's souls! Got me! What a cliffhanger!!!

    I believe Wolfe really is sold on his new mistress, but I'm hoping he has a change of heart, and very much hoping that Sienna gets her posse back! Can't wait to read the rest of the Scotland arc!

    One question: "Rose" talks about blending Wolfe with vampire. In Sienna's directorate days, she found out that succubus powers don't work against vampires, so how does that work? A slip of the tongue for Rose, or some kind of loophole?

    PS - I'm a little bummed about the frosty, threatening nature of Sienna's meeting with Janus and Karthik. At the end of In the Box, they all seemed like buddies, and I quite liked both of those characters...

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    1. Slip of the author's mind on the vampire thing. What's really sad about it is that after years of not rereading Girl in the Box, I just finished my reread of FAMILY (the one that actually has the vamps in it) in the last couple months and completely glossed over that part where her powers didn't work on them. Duh. It was super integral to the story, too. So, anyway, that's the real explanation, but here's going to be the canon one - Rose doesn't have a vampire soul, and she's never encountered one. She's only going by an explanation of what they can do by someone who isn't aware of that little quirk.

      As to Sienna, Janus and Karthik, two things - 1) Things change, and they've obviously got some stuff going on that they'd rather keep Sienna out of in their criminal organization. 2) If they were all still buds, Sienna could now whistle them up and ask for help, which would make things, perhaps, a little easier than I want them to be in the next two Scotland books.

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    2. Makes sense, as always thanks for the reply! I think it's really cool that you can take time to engage with your fans on here, and still keep up with your impressive production schedule.

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  8. No mass of questions, no nitpicking of ideas. Just a single, simple thought. Is Wolfe's change from little doll to sienna a gain of respect, or a loss of it? I have so many thoughts and questions, but if by me not posting them saves you even a minute of brainpower toward bringing the soul brigade back where they belong, I see it as worth.

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    1. Yes, it was an indicator of his respect.

      As for my time, I'm gonna write whether you ask me questions or not, and the book is going to be out on September 12th whether you ask me questions or not. If I'm busy on a day, I just won't answer for a bit. If it means revealing story details I don't want to, I just won't answer the question. Ask whatever you like.

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    2. Once again, it was a fun, delightfully snarky ride, though rose was a bit too obvious. As Sean said, her Zeus comments, how ignorant she was about metas, and how she always put sienna juuust far enough into the trail. Good book, Southern Watch esque ending included.

      Is sienna completely soulless, or is she still with her 'shadows, the soul and memory fragments, or is Frankie there too, since rose didn't comment on him?

      I was picturing a different divergence than what you went with, with Wolfe. The love for lethe was obvious, but i thought it would end with her draining him of enough of his soul to render him almost completely animalistic. After all, he was... eloquent in a way we hadn't seen before.

      Out of curiosity, couldn't rose have used her male siren powers to just have sienna go murder people, Or was she immune?

      Also, loved the wolfe flashbacks, especially how Hades died. Good twist. Does that mean that she might still be alive?

      Lastly, I can't tell... do my questions bug you?

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    3. No, your questions don't bug me. Tone's tough on the internet, but I'm pleased to have people engaged in the books. Occasionally I get a little sad when you guess at a plot twist ahead of time, but other than that, no.

      Shadows remain. Frankie is gone with the others, though. Shadows won't be of much use to her, because she can't use their powers, there's no conscious thought to interact with. As of now (halfway or more done writing BADDER) shadows won't play any role in the rest of the trilogy. She retains memory fragments she's absorbed, but similarly, I don't think they'll be of much immediate use.

      There's more to come with Wolfe, but we won't see it until the final book of the Scotland trilogy, which title I posted above earlier, now that I feel it's not too much of a spoiler - NEMESIS is its name. We'll get another Wolfe flashback there, and it's a game changer, explaining (as currently planned) why he truly hates Scotland beyond just his encounter with Lethe there in HUNTERS. As to his eloquence...that's probably more to do with just not wanting to talk and almost having his social ability atrophy/not caring what most people think of him, maybe?

      We don't know whether Rose actually has Siren powers. Sienna debates this some in BADDER, because...well, what Rose is doing just doesn't quite fit that mold, as Sienna understands it. More clarity is coming.

      Which 'she' are you asking about living? Lethe, I assume, but clarify if not - we haven't seen her die *yet*, though she is mentioned to have a grave in Michigan. Take that to mean whatever you'd like.

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    4. Well, I think her going out as a housewife isn't the way she'd finish things, so either epic fight with wolfe is why she dies, unable to heal from the wounds, or James fries helped her disappear...

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    5. Or James Fries gave her a good motivation to disappear.

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    6. ... another child? Also, I feel that 'juliett' is either rose, or the Sleeper. And when you said guess a plot twist, which were you referring to?

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    7. I don't remember what twist it was. For all I know, it was one I changed afterward to avoid having it guessed.

      We haven't met Juliett yet. A lot of people are guessing it's Rose, but Rose is younger than Sienna. Rose is most likely the daughter of James Fries, honestly, though I doubt that'll get mentioned in the story because it doesn't really have much to do with the story at hand and Rose doesn't know that little factoid anyway. I included the Juliett thing for later. Much later, like years off, kinda like Vlad running Revelen. Wheels within wheels.

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    8. Also, she's not the Sleeper. Missed that a second ago.

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    9. So, does this mean that the awakening serum is still being mass produced? If so, why is the booster still "limited", if it was being produced in Small Things?

      Also, which plot point is endgame, in your willing-to-share opinion? Revelen, juliett, or the Awakening?

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    10. The awakening serum is definitely still being produced in Revelen. But US ops got shut down in SMALL THINGS, so unless someone has kickstarted them again (something that's actually discussed in BADDER, as Reed is a PoV character again here, and deals with some agency business). As to the Booster, it's not limited...again, in Revelen. In the US, they're trying to destroy this stuff because having people running around with superpowers is not the safest thing.

      Revelen is 2018, for which I'm planning 5 books, so Out of the Box (Or O, as I designate them, as in Hunters is O15) 18-22.
      The 2019 arc is, right now, only loosely planned. It's tentatively titled NORD, which will be the name of one of the two books that wraps up the storyline. It's a late addition, something I came up with about a year or so ago. I tend to have these ideas for what I've heard other authors call "attack novels", ones whose ideas spring to mind and you just have to write them. For example, after watching Edgar Wright's magnificent Baby Driver, I got the idea to write a book about a meta with reflex powers who...y'know, drives criminally. As you can see above, it's on the schedule for O20. I might end up doing four, five or six books for 2019. We'll see, depending on the arc and my own schedule.
      2020 is maybe the Awakening, maybe not. Awakening will probably be the next to last arc, which is why I'm flexible on where it happens. If I keep getting ideas for new arcs, like NORD, or like the Harmon arc (which I came up with the year before it was written), it gets pushed.
      As for the final arc, it's probably more like a wrap-up trilogy that will answer a structural question of the story that no one has ever really asked, but that's been right in front of you all along. And of course there will be thrills and chills and ZOMG WTF JUST HAPPENED THERE?!? AARGH! ANGUISH! Because I won't let you people go out on a gentle note.

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    11. I agree!!!! Although I enjoy your intricate questions now is not the time . Bring them back Robert!

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    12. NOT GO OUT ON A GENTLE NOTE! Jeeze come on Robert Sienna needs a happy ending ! I'm gonna figure out the question no one has asked. Good questions Lucien

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    13. I'm not a DJ; I don't do requests.

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    14. Hmm. A question no one asked? Time. Time seems weird these days, what with hunters insinuating that it's happening in 2018. Repeated messages that sovereign happened four years ago.

      Or maybe it's a How question. All these mythologies and God's awakening at the same time? It raises a few questions n eyebrows.

      Also, what determines the stronger succubus? Resolve, souls, a literal metric along the power scale, or something else?

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    15. Time? Chosen more or less randomly. I felt like I needed to leap time forward a little bit with LIMITLESS. Since then, we're more or less on pace, about a year ahead.

      How? Story question. Answer forthcoming.

      What determines the stronger succubus is whatever is best serves the story. If Sierra was stronger in FAMILY, then she could impose her will on Sienna by besting her. If Rose was weaker than Sienna, she couldn't take her souls.

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    16. Hahahahahahahaheeheehee belly laugh I would hope you don't take requests then the story would be boring . Especially how I want it to turn out 😁

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    17. I didn't realize this with all the back and forth at the time, Leucien, but you were speculating about the structural question when you asked about time. No, it's not about time. Also, pretty much all the books releasing this year are actually taking place in 2019. So I guess we're two years ahead, since ALONE took place in 2012 (as mentioned in LEGACY during the last flashback).

      And the structural question no one is asking, boiled down is not a How question, but rather, a Who question.

      As in, "Who is Sienna telling her life story to?"

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    18. ... well, we know she's alive at the end, at least until "I" becomes "she". I had noticed, as your other books are always 3rd person, I hadn't considered it was because she was telling a story.

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    19. Could Sienna be telling her story to her own child, grandchild or the last living metahuman....maybe there is some alien involvement here - where did the metahuman power come from to begin with?

      What would be the point of passing along the story of Sienna? Is it to teach a lesson? Is it to instruct some one person or group in how to continue on? Not only is the who important, but the why is important right?

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    20. The source of the power is something I've been wondering about, because Cavanaugh didn't create it, he was given a formula.

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    21. Sienna is not planned to have had any children by the time the series ends. There won't be any massive time jumps, we should keep on the more or less, "a year equals a year," pace we're on now, and she's not going to get pregnant during the series because it would seriously cramp the action. I mean, I guess I reserve the right to change things if for some reason a great idea occurs to me, but for now...she ain't having no babies. And whenever that final book arrives, it should fit right into the normal sequence/passage of time we've been experiencing.

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    22. Also, we can rule out aliens. That'd be a dramatic tone shift that I'm not prepared to deal with in this series.

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  9. We still need to see Hiroshiomo can't remember his name what happens that he returns and meets Sienna? Hopefully he appears in Scotland for assistance. Also who's Reeds mom? What made Leche turn to family and children? I mean she was such a badass killer? And wolf what happen to him in Scotland it had to happen after parting ways with Sienna's grandmother? And how do all these other succubus know how to use the souls power when it took knowledge from andromeda to show Sienna how? Yet they seem good at it. Hmmmm still I feel like I am missing the obvious question . Gotta think about it

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    1. Akiyama will show up in Out of the Box 19, titled TIME. (It's on the list of upcoming titles above, I added it a few days ago.)

      Reed's mom is Reed's mom.

      Lethe had her reasons for settling down. I mean, over a thousand years elapsed from the last time Wolfe saw her to the time he meets up with her in Scotland, so...a lot happened. She put her warrioring days behind her.

      You'll have to wait on the rest, because those are pretty integral and upcoming story questions.

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  10. Wowza!
    Hunters is one of my favorites so far (and I've read everything you have on Amazon). It had twist, turns, action, adventure, character exploration...

    Obviously I don't want to give anything away but, man what a ride, and great read!

    Thank you Mr. Crane!
    (I cannot wait for "Badder")

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  11. Dear Mr Crane,
    I am sure other people say this all the time but this is honestly the first time I have ever written a lette/email like this....but Mr. Crane I have read every one of the girl in/out of the box book, many of them more than once. Sienna has been my saving grace during this past year as I was practically bedridden due to health issues. She helped me through some painful and often sleepless nights to escape and forget my troubles. I wait impatiently for your next book in the series and pounce on them the moment they are released. I finished Hunters at 3:00 in the morning and woke my poor husband up grumbling and complaining loudly about your cliff hanging horrible ending! Not happy!!! But hey, that's what keeps me coming back for more....I can hardly wait for the next installment of poor Sienna's adventure.
    I feel a little better for letting you know how this fan feels. If I could only make one request....please don't make us wait so long for the next installment....I may perish in anticipation while waiting.
    Sincerely,
    Judy H.
    Tacoma Washington

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    1. Judy...BADDER is coming out September 12th. That's seven weeks after the release of HUNTERS. SEVEN WEEKS! How can I deliver books any faster and still actually write them myself? (No, seriously, if you have an answer that doesn't involve me losing my mind, I'm all ears.)

      Glad you enjoyed it, but c'mon. I have to have time to actually...y'know...write the books before you can read 'em! ;)

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  12. Sorry I forget the names of the characters sometimes like Akiyama .I write so fast at times I can't remember them. But I did remember she couldnt suck the soul from the vampires ha ha ps did Lethe teach sierra and Charlie to fight? I mean Sierra knew who wolf was. Is that because she fought him recently when he took her purse or before with her mom? And why didn't wolf know Sienna was a succubus? Knowing who her family was? Weird Christine

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    1. Yes, Sierra knew Wolfe because he captured her before book 1 of Girl in the Box starts.

      As for Wolfe not knowing Sienna is a succubus, there's actually a passage in HUNTERS where he's talking to Lethe, in Scotland, and he disclaims her entire heritage, saying basically that any child of hers is going to be a hollow, pathetic one lacking any of death's DNA or gifts. Which is probably something he believed up until Sienna ripped his soul out of his body, the dumbass. We all have our blind spots, this was his.

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  13. Juliet? When is she mentioned is she the voice in revelon? can't remember ?

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    1. She's mentioned in the Scotland scene with Wolfe in HUNTERS.

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    2. I think I read Hunters so fast That I missed those passages, ( whose the dumbass me) So I went back and reread it you're right and he is a dumbass specially since he turned on her;) I can't believe how boring life is right now waiting on the next book :( haha that's so sad. Don't tell my husband I said that . ;D talk to you soon happy writing my favorite author !

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  14. I love, love, LOVE these books! I kept getting lost because I started rereading the "In the Box" series, because I bought all the audio ones available. And I'm getting my sister, niece, and her friends into them too, so I wanted to make sure I was up to date on all the books again. (So I could answer the questions they had and have discussions about them.) I even shared the release info on Hunters on Facebook, and tagged all my fellow reading addicts on it to try and get them to buy both the audio and ebooks too. I was sorry to see Sienna's trust be violated again, especially since she seemed to really be boosted by Rose's friendship, but that's a lot like real life. I wasn't surprised by Wolfe's betrayal, because I was more surprised how often and willing he was to help her. I just wonder of done of the residual effects are still in place even though she no longer currently had him. I mean, she did work on toughening up her skin and all, so maybe her body is permanently changed and resistant? But I'll patiently wait for the rest of the books, and hopefully not get too much into other series that I forget where I am in the story. My friends and I are addicts, and once we finish a good book, we pass it on to each other, and I sometimes mix up series all together. (Like mixing up the Mortal Instruments series with the Insidious series or that Hush Hush series that all talk about nephilim that my niece and sister like, then I insist on your series so I can read stuff that's not all about emo teens and has REAL action. -Yes, I'll read an entire series JUST because I'm waiting on your next book, and appreciate your humor, action, and plot all the more.) Anyways, babbling, so in short, thank you for the awesomeness that's not all about teenage angst, and the world being saved by ONLY teens in their mad love dilemmas. You do the world a fair service, good sir, and I applaud you for it.

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    1. No, unfortunately those toughening effects only work in concert with his powers, so they're all gone now, which is a bummer.

      Thank you so much for reading, and I'm glad you're enjoying the books!

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  15. Okay Robert (I'm calling you that bcuz after ALL of the Sienna Nealon books I feel like we're on a first name basis!)!!! To say I'm angry with you is an understatement!!!! I'm so upset after reading Hunters t hat I screamed in rage, threw my tablet across the room, then scrambled to pick it up to (no, not check for damage) check and see how long I have to wait to read the next book. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE fix this mess Sienna is in....PLEASE!!!! Like I cried for her....I was so sad...poor poor Sienna...but I couldn't help but remember the last time she lost her powers (In the Box #4 I think) but she still opened multiple cans of badassery like no one had ever seen...my girl gotta get it together. Fix it Robert! Fix it!

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  16. As usual Mr Crane you have me waiting on the edge of my seat for your next book! I cannot wait for BADDER, I so knew Rose was a baddie from the beginning, she was a bit too sweet and nice and I didn't think you were ready to give Sienna an olive branch of friendship just yet?? I just kept waiting for it to be revealed I did think that her and Frankie were working together though and she was the brains behind the operation, when she was asking Sienna all those family questions I was like hmmmm, she knows something. During Wolfe's flashback with Lethe I thought Rose was "Juliet". I haven't counted Wolfe out yet I think he's actually developed a lot of respect for her as a Hunter and he's only going to pretend to work with Rose and catch her out at the last minute when maybe she needs his ability the most?? Or is that a little dramatic? Sienna just needs to get her hands on the hard to come by booster and take Rose down. Thank you as ever for writing such brilliant books that keep me enthralled! p.s. the red eyed rock giant, wonder where you would have gotten that idea from 'cough couch' Fortin (haha). O.K. I'm really ramblings now but I do love how you drop small references of your other series in, I'm always on the look out doubtful I have found them all thou? Thanks Wendy

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    2. Nope I fell for Rose being a goodie 😂 stupid stupid me. Now we have the long wait for Badder 😢

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  17. WHAT THE ACTUAL F***!!! I couldn't put Hunters down now I've got to wait 😤😤😤. A thank you to you Mr Crane I have never willingly picked up a book and I only started reading girl in the box as the first 3 were free and I'd got a new phone wI think Google books already installed, now I am completely hooked and have them all. Another excellent read. I shall now wait impatiently for Badder. Thanks again ☺ sian

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