Girl in the Box Series

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The Girl in the Box/Out of 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...

(Author's Note: Due to the long-running nature of these series - and the fact that the stories confusingly unfold across two different series, Girl in the Box and Out of the Box, I've broken them into story arcs akin to television seasons/series for reader convenience and easier readability.)

11. Limitless: Out of the Box, Book 1
12. In the Wind: Out of the Box, Book 2
13. Ruthless: Out of the Box, Book 3
14. Grounded: Out of the Box, Book 4
15. Tormented: Out of the Box, Book 5
16. Vengeful: Out of the Box, Book 6

17. Sea Change: Out of the Box, Book 7
18. Painkiller: Out of the Box, Book 8
19. Masks: Out of the Box, Book 9
20. Prisoners: Out of the Box, Book 10
21. Unyielding: Out of the Box, Book 11

22. Hollow: Out of the Box, Book 12
23. Toxicity: Out of the Box, Book 13
24. Small Things: Out of the Box,  Book 14
25. Hunters: Out of the Box, Book 15
26. Badder: Out of the Box, Book 16
27. Nemesis: Out of the Box, Book 17

Season Six: Hero

28. Apex: Out of the Box, Book 18
29. Time: Out of the Box, Book 19
30. Driven: Out of the Box, Book 20* (Coming May 4th, 2018!)
31. Remember: Out of the Box, Book 21* (Coming August 2018!)
32. Hero: Out of the Box, Book 22* (Coming October 2018!)

 *Forthcoming - and possibly subject to wild, artistic scheduling changes. Including change of title.

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Discuss, question and speculate away!


  1. Oh my gosh. Time was amazing! The first 2 chapters I couldn’t take anything seriously because I was so excited the book had finally come out, and early too! I loved every single part and as confusing as the time concept was I found that I understood every single bit of it! Congratulations on the 29th book; I’m looking forward to the 30th! I literally read it in a couple of hours and I am already craving Driven.

    I feel kind of evil saying this but I hope Sienna never finds happiness, and is depressed for a lot of her life.... wouldn’t it be nice if Jamal or Augustus died? I don’t know but I love a good depressed protagonist.

    Keep writing Robert, I love binge reading these books!

  2. Hi all,
    I've almost finished Time so please no spoilers 😊. Just one question as it's been bugging me.
    Who is the second Achilles that Sienna has killed? I remember Anselmo is the other one Sovereign or someone else?
    Thank you and keep up the great work

    1. It's that red headed bitch Rose isn't it?

    2. Yeah, that was who she was talking about.

    3. Thank you. I had that thought come to me in the middle of the night.

  3. I'm re-reading from the beginning, and I'm at Kats conversation with Gavrikov and he asks if she remembers anything, she replies by saying a baby crying. How did I miss this? Good job Mr Crane.

    1. I play a loooooong game.

      In fairness, though I always knew she had a kid, I did not have it planned to be Harry; that was an option that opened up once I looked at how I wove the two of them together in PAINKILLER and realized it was just this side of the line ambiguous enough to work. There was much hallelujah dancing in the Crane house that day, because DAMN if it didn't wooooooork. Love it.

    2. It seems you play the very long game, worked like a dream. Also how old is Sienna now? I'm lost on how long it's been.

    3. She turned 26 a week or two before the start of TIME. I'm sure Harry celebrated it with her.

    4. Thanks. Could not for the life of me remember, I'll probably find it once I've caught up again.

  4. I am saying it now. When these books end it better have Zollers juice up and transfer all of Sienna's experiences to people in a way that proves her innocence. It is a great MacGuffin that you set up. (Was it on purpose?)

    1. No, because that's not what's happening. Also, suggesting the course of the story? Doesn't work. I'ma write this thing. You sit back and read - or not. Telling me what I "better" do is a fast way to get me to do the exact opposite and leave my characters in hell or make things worse for them.

    2. Ahhh. Don't ever tell him what to write, he'll probably go and kill Zollers for the fun of it now 😂😂

    3. I didn't mean to tell you what to do I was just hoping I had found the ending solution and wanted to see what others thought. I am sorry if I have insulted your writing and overarching plot ideas!

    4. You didn't insult me, you just phrased it like this: "When these books end IT BETTER have Zollers juice up and transfer all of Sienna's experiences to people in a way that proves her innocence." [emphasis mine]

      I'm probably being a little oversensitive, because I get emails telling me what to do with the story all the time, usually with the implied threat, "If it goes off in a way other than how I expect, I'm not reading any more of your books."

      So if that was not your intent, I was probably reading too much into it. Sorry. Conditioned response that was too narrow in focus. Tunnel vision, I guess you could say. Or that I've become a hammer and every problem/critique looks like a nail right now. I can tell I'm probably getting on that weary edge of dealing with too much feedback based on my snappish response, which was probably more oriented toward those folks I mentioned above than yourself. It's a bad sign if I'm responding globally rather than locally, so I apologize. It usually means it's time for me to check out of social media and website moderation for a couple weeks to chill out and work on writing rather than, uh...trying to do everything, always.

    5. No problem, I can't wait to see how it all goes down with Vlad!

  5. Lol@ RJC! You've been doing a great job! Do it your way! #nospoilers

  6. Robert is like burger king. There's a lot of items on the menu, but we're having them his way. And truth be told... I like it like that. If I chose the story it's gonna be bland and cliche... he's told us that the story ends happily, that's all that matters in my eyes.

  7. I’m with leucin hahahahaha Robert you are the bomb! Luke don’t freak out. He has a lot on his plate . He loves to hear what you think and loves to rile us up . But it’s such a thrill ride. He is the best. We’ve begged and pleaded in the past to no avail so it’s best to just sit back and prepare to laugh your ass off or carry a box of tissues and we’ll uh you get the picture! Robert time was unbelievably awesome as usual. Well worth the wait to here akiyamas story can’t wait for the next one os I’m almost finished with my surprise��