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
Nemesis: Out of the Box, Book 17* (Coming December 1, 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.

Discuss, question and speculate away!

91 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 πŸ€“

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  2. 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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    1. As author, my job is not really to fix the mess my characters land in. It's to make it SO MUCH WORSE and let them try and dig out. I'm doing my job.

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  3. 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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    1. Nope I fell for Rose being a goodie πŸ˜‚ stupid stupid me. Now we have the long wait for Badder 😒

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    2. Don't worry, Sianie. By the end I actively wanted Rose to be good, so I tried to write her good throughout, not even a hint of bad, really. But, alas, it'd be a boring story where everything goes exactly as the character predicts it...

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    3. I don't reference myself too often, Wendy, but occasionally the opportunity presents itself and boom, I can't resist.

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    4. True, but I'm very gullible. Any chance the gangs going to be back together in future books?

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    5. Hmph!! That wasn't very helpful was it now Mr Crane πŸ˜†

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    6. Helpful = I tell you what you want to know and thus spoil potentially exciting future developments.

      Nope, I'm not gonna be "helpful."

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    7. Okay fair enough, another question will Reed stop being so dickish towards Sienna now that she's dreamwalked to him etc? Oh and why were Janus and Karthik so weird? I thought they left on good terms. I know they're up to something, but I won't ask i shall be patient 😑
      And again thanks for replying, no one I know reads these books so I can't complain about your amazing writing to anyone and no one to help me pick my jaw up off the ground especially after Hunters haha

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    8. I thought it was explained in the scene - Sienna knows they're doing criminal stuff, and so she threatens them. Janus does not like being threatened, so he counter-threatens. Past has little to do with it, they're at loggerheads now, so...

      As for Reed, he wasn't being dickish toward her. He wasn't being anything toward her. They hadn't spoken since their battle in UNYIELDING when he was still under Harmon's control. He might have been upset about her not contacting him while talking to literally EVERY OTHER ONE of their friends, but he wasn't being a dick *to* Sienna. He couldn't, because they'd had zero contact.

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    9. Oh okay must have missed that then. I just thought they'd be on better terms. Not too bright me, it even took until the mention of Liechtenstein to even consider that Sienna was behind the new "agency" derr.
      Fair enough I have no reply to that. Just that *fingers crossed if the gang gets back together they Sienna and Reed will have their good old banter back and all the sarky comments. Also is Harry? Cassandra type ( I think) still in it?
      I have to keep a check on my spelling and grammar etc especially talking to an author, hope its not too shabby lol.
      Sorry for all the questions I wasn't expecting a reply (which I am very grateful for) so by you answering me once you've bought it on yourself. Hehe <--- insert evil laugh.

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    10. Harry Graves is not part of the gang, but he will be back in APEX: Out of the Box #18!

      No worries about the questions. I tend to answer them between doing other things, like writing 6,000 words of Southern Watch this morning, finishing my outline for the first book of the ASHES OF LUUKESSIA trilogy, editing the third Mira Brand book...and so on. Nice little distractions between.

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    11. Woop.
      That just hurt my brain reading that. Impressive,I was pleased when I wrote a 200 word essay in year 8 haha. So in between all that writing your little breaks involve answering your fans, it's nice you find the time.

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    12. Right OK last 2 questions (hopefully for you- at least until the end of badder)
      1-You reply quickly to posts but isn't the middle of the night when you get them? I'm in the UK.
      2- I know she's down and out at the moment, but will Sienna meet a GENUINE friend like Brendan? I miss Brendan :(
      Thanks

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    13. 1. I doubt it. I sleep in the middle of the night. I do wake up early, though.
      2. Yes. She'll meet a friend like Breandan someday soon.

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    14. Haha Thank you, especially with question 2.
      Until the next book. Goodbye πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹

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  4. 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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    1. If you think you're mad now, wait til the end of BADDER...

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    2. No dont say that πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll get even more impatient. But really thank you for these wonderful books.

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    3. And thank you for replying 😊

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  5. I have loved all of the Sienna books. The last I was as mad as the end of Hunters made me was the killed of Brendan.

    I surely hope Sienna gets all of her souls back (though I wouldn't be disappointed if Rose could somehow keep Frankie ;))

    I think you could easily write a spin-off series on Wolfe. He's a villain, yes, but oddly, one I quite enjoy.

    I will also say, I love your incorporation of Greek mythology into the books :)

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  6. Soon soon soon when's the exact day I know you don't exact but roughly

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    1. For BADDER? It's September 12th. Says so at the top of the page.

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    2. Badder: Out of the Box, Book 16* (Coming September 12, 2017!)

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

      That little * might be where the confusion came from.

      Amazon Says September 12 (I already pre-ordered it)

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    3. If I set an exact date, it means I've put up a pre-order, which means it's pretty well set in stone. The ones that have like a month, or a season listed, those are subject to wild artistic swings (more like me getting fed up of writing and needing a break).

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  7. Just bought the two Mira Brand books that are released, but don't want to start them until after I've read BADDER.

    Thank you for the constant flow of great work!

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  8. Hi, I really enjoy your books, you are so good at creating characters, and I love Sienna.
    I wanted to ask you about your creative process, your writing schedule in particular. What does a typical week look like, writing time wise, for you? Also, do you set aside specific time every so often for new ideas and research, or do you just write as ideas come to you? You have a very intense release pattern, I'm left to wonder how you manage to put out so much work in a relatively short space of time compared to many authors, and how on earth you manage to still have a life while doing so!

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    1. Honestly, I tend not to talk about it because I don't want to discourage new writers. I spend a lot of time working in order to crank things out, and I'm a lot more formal about it now than I was when I got started. I've also been full time for six years and learned a lot of productivity tricks in that time to allow me to manage my time more effectively and edit less than I did at the outset. I definitely do set aside time for new ideas, almost every day, research only as needed (that I end up doing in my free time because I'm naturally curious) and typically have a few good ideas for a book many months before I write it so that it has lots of time to marinate before I start.

      As for assuming I have a life...I'm a parent, I don't. ;)

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  9. Never mind took the time to read the top 🀐

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  10. ROBERT J CRANE WHY are you doing this to me. I LOVE your Girl in the box series and I love even more the Out of the Box series. It's just a cluster F of Epic proportions all round for Sienna. I need to get some sort of happy moments for Sienna. I need her to absorb that crazy mentally disturbed Rose soon. BADDER can't come out soon enough. I'm totally addicted to your books especially this series.

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  11. Also like every time a new book from the series comes out I start reading Girl in the Box all over again.

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  12. Robert OK here goes, the way things are boiling up with Korea I'm think in the end probably near, so you should just tell me what's going to happen ahead of time in case you know we don't get to read the rest of the books? What do you think?

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    1. Some people die, some people live. There you go!

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    2. But oddly enough I can't get enough of your mind. Reading badder now! Arrggghh. Still my favorite author. No matter what comes. 😁

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  13. I am so obsessed with this series. It saddens me to see sienna left in such a state at the end, but I look forward to the next book, BADDER, as I know our girl is going to kick some major ass and pull though. It helps that you let us know there are more books in the future. I am not sure I could sleep without knowing sienna will survive this encounter with rose. Best of luck and Thank you for all of the responses to other fans, reading your comments to others has definitely answered the majority of my questions. Here's hoping sienna gets her voices back in her head. I don't know how she will be able to cope with the silence.

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    1. It wouldn't be a sienna book without ramping consequences; even if, and I hope she does, she gets her soul brigade back, there's going to be a backlash for it. Maybe some souls get lost to her, or maybe she only gets wolfe and gavrikov, because they are the only two who respect her... regardless, badder is going to be a twisted ride.

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    2. You ain't kidding, Leucien. You ain't even kidding.

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    3. I'm learning to like your new writing style better than the original. Getting other views was a nice change, but now I think you've got a good stride, with other views from both allies and enemies, as well as backstory/flashbacks. I had a feeling I knew why rose hated Sienna, and I was right... kinda. I had it in my head after re-reading broken and beyond again; the Scottish cloister. However, I was wrong in thinking that she was another of Marius' consorts, and after reading the first Rose section I was almost positive that was the plot, because of the "man in the distance, with dirty blonde hair, looking almost familiar"... when it was revealed that she still didn't have her feet to her by the time sovereign died made me a lil sad that I was so far off. Anyway! Question time!
      Firstly, how is it to write powerless Sienna vs powered?
      Secondly, how will nemesis play out, with her being all but completely cowed by rose?
      Thirdly, the final bit was a little confusing; where in Scotland is Sienna now?
      Regarding Colin, when did rose claim him, and is it a proximity thing, or something she has to think about/manually trigger?
      With wexford dead, roughly how many super powered telepaths are there, and would they all have the power to "download" souls? If so, does that mean that -technically- they could live for eternity, since all the powers of a meta are tied to the soul and not the body, a la longevity/powers?

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    4. 1. Less epic, more gritty.

      2. I'm not answering that.

      3. It doesn't really matter. She'll be somewhere else by the time NEMESIS opens.

      4. Rose got him sometime before their trip. She explains the how of controlling people at the end of BADDER.

      5. Not answering that, either.

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    5. I'm glad that you stick to your guns on these questions for plot leaks and such, though I must've missed rose' s explanation to her control. I'll re-read it on my next break.

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    6. Short answer - taking a little bit of the soul at a time until there's essentially nothing left of that person's will.

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  14. Just finished it so I won't give any details away but oh my I want to punch rose in the face. And then you for putting me through this misery. But then I think you did it you put the strawberry blonde in there! I love it I love it I love it I hope she's a key person ! I don't want her to steal any more memories from Sienna! These wouldn't be great books if there wasn't all the suspense and mystery and uncertainty and fear and I could go on and on ! what an emotional roller coaster this one was I actually cried I freaking cried. But you put the strawberry blonde in there! Thank you you are the best I hate that I read these so darn fast and then I have to wait until December 1 OK my birthday is November 17 so try to get it out by then OK meanwhile I guess I'll read the Mira Brand novels what can I say Mr. Crane 😜 awesome

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    1. Y'know, we finished at almost the exact same time, heh. What's your opinion on the in fighting happening between the soul brigade in rose' s head?

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    2. Leucin, sorry I didn't see your post . I think Harmon was getting to like Sienna and now he's scheming to either get back or take over a mindless idiot he can control and live out his plan to take over the people . I don't think he's going to take anyone with him . I think Zach feels bad for Rose and will be instrumental in stopping her from hurting Sienna. I think they will all hang up on Harmon and wolf but right now they are panicking about themselves and looking for the easy way out. I think the fighting will escalate and a live will be drawn. I think that Harmon may join Rise just to see what's happening upstairs and may end up helping Sienna . What do you think? I think one may sacrifice themselves to help Sienna . 😏Ps love your comments did you read Mira Brand?

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    3. That's gang up on and also a line not live will be drawn. Plus auto correct is my nemesis! It's Rose not rise.

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    4. So, I feel that it'll turn into a revolt on the inside, a la the Legion demon' s two spokespeople from southern watch. Once there's enough will of Sienna's in rose, she will either claim the body, or gather her souls for a mass transit via Harmon. Only thing I can think of that'll allow for her to regain her sense of self after the draining. I think Harmon will plan on jumping ship solo, but remember how just the other six souls in Sienna cowed him that first night? The prospect of her turning the full weight of all her souls, plus the thousands more in shadows she has...

      still think there's a loop there, what with people still having a personality after rose will-drained them. She said she took memories until "nothing was left"... look at colin. The guy joked about body shape to chase and Victoria, as well as participated in the rallying speech... I'm getting mixed vibes on how thorough she has to be to break someone.

      In regards to sacrifice, I could see Zach and Graham both biting the bullet.

      As for Mira brand, book 1 is done, and while good, was not in-depth review worthy until I'm done with all of them imo. You?

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    5. Regarding Fannon - different personality components (memories or soul pieces) do different things. Rose drew out a lot of the non-essentials, enough to get him under her sway prior to the York incident. After he arrived, and she knew all that he knew about Reed's plans, she pulled the last, most critical ones, and Colin became something of a blank slate, all his personality bled out into Rose. I'm actually writing the scenes this morning that address that, because I didn't feel like I covered it adequately during BADDER. This is the challenge with trying to spring a surprise - you telegraph it too much, everyone sees it coming. You do it too little, you have to take precious time afterward to fully explain the how of it (especially on mind control stuff), which of course wars with pacing, i.e. slowing it to a crawl to explain. I clearly landed in the latter half of that equation here, but the good news is that due to the nature of what's happening between Sienna and Rose in NEMESIS, I'm afforded the chance to dig a little deeper into it now.

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    6. Leucin, finished all three books . Sadly at first I started to compare Sienna to Mira, You know Sienna it's such a tough act to follow. Then I realize Mira is not following Siana she's her own person or character. I really liked how he pulled the group together in Mira. It's always someone about to betray someone, at least up front we know who it is with a friend that is betraying . At first I thought it was Emanuelle now I'm not so sure. It's like meeting a new friend you get to know them either like them or hate them. I really enjoy Mira I love Carson and Heidi is great too! I love the orc he cracks me up and you can tell he has a good heart. I like Mira and I like the book, it's reminiscent of the series with Cyrus and his gang of friends and adventurors. I'm looking forward to the next book I think these characters will evolve and compete with his previous characters from other books . They have a quality all their own. I find it similar that she is 17 starting out like Sienna was. A lot of men can't write female characters but Robert does a phenomenal job. He has a certain insight into the kind of woman you hope will be leading these band of misfits. I can't wait for the future books of Mira brand and obviously of Siena I think it takes a little while to get used to these characters but by the third book I couldn't wait I love the morals that he instills in these women to do whats right to be honest thats one of the things I love about his stories, and still kick ass I'd like to see Mira be a little stronger in martial arts and that sort of thing because I wonder where she got the talent for it without training she's able to hold her own against all these big baddies and she's just 17 as I said she'll probably evolve as the story goes on. I want her to confront Benson and be a little smarter about what she sells I want that day to come anyway enjoy the next two books and then let me know what you think

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  15. Got to the end and so many questions looming in my head, will the souls find a way back to her? Will Reed get back in time to save her? Will Rose get to know it wasn't Sienna's fault what happened to her and change her mind over killing Sienna? Will Graham help the souls get out of Rose's head and leave with them? I don't need the answers yet but cant wait until.the next thrilling Book to see if anything comes of them

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  17. Robert, I finished all of the Mira brand novels. I have to say Nother great work. They remind me a little of Cyrus Davidian and vera I really enjoyed them. You must of had a wonderful imagination Growing up I mean the detail in the world is in the awesomeness of your stories are great. I love the little bandit for a group of adventures you've put together in the story. When I first started reading the Siana novels I fell in love with her character. She also was 17 starting out. You grow to love everything about the character. Then you get this new character Mira and you think she's not like sienna. And then you read on, can you find that you love this character just as much. I love the references and the story that reminds me of Cyrus's and Vera's adventures. I can't wait for the next book and I love your mind. Thank you keep writing. Christine The grateful strawberry blonde

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    1. That's band of adventurers not bandit of group and all the worlds are cool what an imagination! Hate autocorrect 😑

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  18. Dear Mr. Crane where is Zollers? Why hasn't he found her and helped? I mean he's normally tuned in when she is stressed. Ack I am in so much suspense! Obviously you know what's going to happen and I love the excited anticipation, but please give me a hint. And before you respond in your typically obscure evasive frustrating fashion , remember I could die of heart failure😜 Just kidding, I'm sure it will be a stroke that gets me. Anyway, it's really sad on my part that my time is now measured with when the next release is. You should be very proud of yourself, I wonder if you knew how successful you would be when you started out! The thing I like best about your books is that I think I see it coming and more and more I realize I definitely don't! I'll stop bothering you until the next book and give some others the chance to verbalize their frustrations and angst! Job well done! Your most loyal fan, that's totally pissed! ( well aside from Leucin. He's pretty loyal) I guess your doing fabulously if I'm so pissed! Hahahaha

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    1. Zollers shows up in Chapter 1 of NEMESIS, so your question will be answered...in the fullness of time, say, around December 1st.

      As for your impending death, stroke and heart attack seem a bit farfetched. I've long assumed some sort of phone-based autocorrect failure at a crucial juncture would be involved. Like maybe you're sending a text message and autocorrect accidentally translates it from something innocuous like, "I'm hungry and need to get something from the grill," into, "I'm armed and I will kill!" So it passes it along to the authorities, who will show up and accidentally obliterate your light from this world. You'll be the first casualty in the coming war with the machine intelligence. I won't forget you, though, Christine! You and your murderous autocorrect will live on in memory.

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    2. Hahahahaha hahahahaha peeing my pants. (No seriously I am.) best response evah! (Not auto correct.) ho hum I guess I’ll just have to wait for Dec 1st! Gfdtibc njukbbv ps as you can see I’m slurring my words and some SWAT team just broke my door down ! What the heck.......

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  19. Mr. Crane,
    I didn't see this above, and I don't think it has been asked/answered in the books, so here goes.

    If it is possible for a soul to jump from Rose's (or Sienna's) head into another body would they retain their powers?

    A succubus is able to use the powers of the souls she has taken because it is part of her powers.

    Looking at the Meta creation/supplement serums I would think the power is attached to the physical. So if a soul "jumps" to a new body they will no longer be "Meta" (given that they don't jump into a meta body).

    Thank you for you time and you writing.
    p.s. Hmm, Zollers in chapter One. Sienna recognized and wanted everywhere. Soul Jumping from body to body is possible.

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    1. If they jump into a succubus or incubus's head, yes, they can use their powers. If they jump into a normal human or another meta's head? No.

      If Sienna were to leave her body, she'd leave her powers behind. That means she wouldn't be able to jump to the next head, even if she had a telepath with her, because they'd be disempowered.

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  20. Two shower thoughts for you. Everyone spoke of the awakening as if it'd slaughter all the humans and weak metas, right?

    The sleeper is a Hades or ares typeof immense power.

    And... more of a stretch... Sienna is telling her story to the sleeper, to convince her to put everyone's soul back.

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    1. Interesting ideas - and I mean that sincerely, since tone is tough to convey on the internet and I'm in a hurry.

      But no on both.

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    2. I had a feeling, but when I was thinking back to the Revelen merc saying that she and everyone else would be too weak to survive the awakening, I figured it could be a potential plot. Either way, the mystery persists, though I have a question...

      Is the sleeper a new character, or has she been named/mentioned, similar to the larana/quineria twist, and how we had hints as early as the first book?

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    3. See, when most people find out who the Sleeper is, they're going to go, "Huh? Who?" But when you and other hardcore fans find out who the Sleeper is, you're gonna go, "OH!"

      Which is my way of saying that the Sleeper has been referenced, by another name, at some point in the past, yes.

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    4. Though, really, in retrospect, I should have had that Revelen merc reference the actual ruler of Revelen, because that's a much more immediate threat.

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    5. Glad to see I was into something solid, at least! So, not a Hades, not an ares, and by extension, not a succubus. As for what you Just said... Is Vlad not the actual ruler?

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    6. Vlad is very much the actual ruler of Revelen. He is large and in charge.

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    7. Alright, was just curious to phrasing n all that. Is he a power we haven't seen before, or is he just a vampire turned to 11?

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    8. Damn. Was hoping for a lot of "sucking" jokes from sienna when she gets there.

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    9. I think I know who it is...... zipping my lips

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    10. Is it possibly a relative of Sienna's? Whether distant or not so distant????

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  21. Mr Crane,

    I am not one to write reviews or leave comments but your girl in/out the box series are truly incredible always loved reading my favourite was always avengers by Frederick Forsyth until this series completely blew everything else out the water. Can help but think about what would happen if Sienna used the power boost for metas like Reed,Scott and Augustus. And would her using the boost for multiple powers make her a hades type? Also when is someone gonna turn these into a TV series and compete and beat GOT insidently mentioned in your books and brilliant.

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    1. I can answer the Sienna+Serum thing, since I asked that exact question before the last purge. In relation to the powers she acquired via soul stealing, they would not get modified, since the strength is in relation to the soul in its natural state, from what he'd said in the past. As for her own, succubus based powers, he never really commented on how that would change the powers.

      As for book to tv, that's something we're all waiting on.

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    2. It'd just make her succubus powers stronger, maybe shave some time off the countdown clock, make her able to overpower Rose, things like that. (But don't count on that serum making an appearance in NEMESIS, because it won't.)

      Leucien's got the right of everything else, as ever.

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    4. But if she took the serum to multiply her powers that was thrown in after the booster would she become a hades type and will this happen. And shame the boost doesnt come into it Rose needs to be beat hard lower than she has made Sienna and Sienna needs her souls back can't wait for Nemesis

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    5. Booster only boosts the base power, i.e. Her succubus abilities. The Skill Tree Unlocker would probably make her into a Hades, if she took it.

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    6. @ the "leucien has it, as ever", good to see I'm making a name for myself, and thankfully not in a negative way... I remember some particularly.... cringe worthy comments by a few souls who were, as the Scots would say, touched in the head. Also, what villain has been the easiest to write, plot wise, and what has been the worst?

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    7. Ooh, that's an interesting question...I'll stick with the Sienna books, since this is that page, and it'll simplify things.

      Most Difficult: Probably Greg from SMALL THINGS (and he was very definitely a villain until halfway through the book). Alternately, Sam, from the same book, because he was a late add to the plot when I realized I kinda wanted Greg to redeem himself but still needed a villain that could give the team fits and be in roughly the same vein as Greg. I seriously screwed up the first draft of SMALL THINGS trying to get a handle on Greg's character, so much so that I had to revise the first chapter more heavily than any revision in recent history. But once I got a handle on things, it was easy.

      RUNNER UP: Cassidy Ellis, RUTHLESS, TORMENTED, VENGEFUL - It's tough to write a genius level character and then make her difficult but not impossible. I hoped giving her a blind spot when it came to human nature would make her more defeatable, but I don't think readers necessarily agreed (I think some considered her raw intelligence lacking that to be a sign that she was truly an idiot instead of a genius with a big honking blind spot. Alas). Still, it's part of her character now, for good or ill, but it made her tough to write early on.

      EASIEST VILLAIN: Mr. Nameless Phase-guy from SEA CHANGE. I did a lot of reading on what's called "Grievance Killers" or something of that sort, and once I'd figured him out, he was so simple to write. The really dark and crazy ones I have an easy time with. The more nuanced a villain, the harder they generally are to write.

      RUNNER UP: Anselmo. Was there anything good about this guy? That made him pretty easy to write, especially when he was manipulating that fire guy from TORMENTED. What a tangled relationship that turned out to be.

      I like writing villains. They're so fun.

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    8. I think you can become much more creative with villains! Hehe muwahhaaha. Greg was difficult I bet ! I didn’t like him ! Anselmo was easy to hate. Laugh at as well. Love Cassidy, now not before. Hated Clyde glad he’s gone. Hated Phillip too! I could go on and on and probably bore the hell out of you, but I won’t . Ps not one auto correct 😁and I’m still alife! Dam almost not corrects.

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  22. Robert, just finished reading Badder, and so have now read all the 'in the box' and 'out of the box' series. I only started reading them due to the first 3 being free to download to my kindle- I'm so glad I did as I'm now hooked and can't wait to 1st December!
    I've had a love/frustrated relationship with Sienna but in the last few books I I just feel sorry for her and think it's time she has something good happen. Surely there is only so much a person can take (even a meta!) and so hope she turns a corner soon.
    I really hope she gets her souls back. Without doubt the interaction she has with her souls are the best bit of the books for me and so I hope she gets them all back, including Wolfe. I kinda hope he is playing a game with Rose and will come good for Sienna in the end....too much to ask from Wolfe maybe? I hope not!
    Thank you Robert- fab books and very addictive!

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  23. Love your books but could you please look up the meaning of the word enervate.

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  24. Don’t expect pity from this man! The more you show him your “weakness “ the more he attacks! Muwhahaha.

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  25. I was confused how Jamal was searching for Sienna on the CCTV cameras.. doesn't she still have the algorithm working that blocks her image from being found in surveillance footage?

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    1. My gut is that he managed to overcome it since he knew what he was looking for.

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    2. Or... if I remember right, doesn't it put a smiley emoticon over her face? If that's still the case, when Jamal sees the smiley, he knows that there's only two or so people with that power.

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