Rock Fiction Coveting: Black Box by Cassia Leo

Posted: August 21, 2014 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Susan sent this one over; I guess now she’s sending links and letting me do all the work. It’s about time.

I’ve got to admit that when I see books that say things like, “an epic love story about rewriting destiny,” I roll my eyes. Like… really? Haven’t we seen this a million times?

But then it gets interesting. Sort of a Sliding Doors, you know that movie with Gwyneth Paltrow that I haven’t seen yet. Or so it claims to be. How many books have you read that claim to be one thing and turn out to be another?

This at least has some potential to it. Check it:

Over the course of five years, Mikki and Crush cross paths on three separate occasions. Their first encounter changes Mikki’s life forever, but their second meeting leaves them both buried beneath the emotional wreckage of a violent attack. Mikki is left with more questions and grief than she can handle, while Crush is forced to forget the girl who saved his life.

Now nineteen years old, Mikki Gladstone has decided she’s tired of the mind-numbing meds. She books a flight to Los Angeles to end her life far away from her loving, though often distant, family.

Twenty-one-year-old Crush has always channeled his blackest thoughts into his music, but he’s never had great aspirations. He decides to fly to Los Angeles to record a demo of the only song he’s never performed in public; a song he wrote for a girl he doesn’t even know: Black Box. He has no expectations of fame and he’s never felt like his life had any purpose… until he meets Mikki in Terminal B.

When Mikki and Crush cross paths for the third time in Terminal B, neither has any idea who the other person is; until they slowly piece together their history and realize that fate has more in store for them than just another love story.


Lots of questions here. What sort of success does Crush have? What’s his real name, or did  his mother not want him?

Susan says this sounds like a book one of her clients wrote, Beyond Parallel. I don’t see it, but she says it’s the whole chance encounter thing. One more book to read, I guess…

And come to think of it, we don’t see a lot of these chance encounter themes in Rock Fiction. Why not? A musician’s travelling life (transient, Susan says) is perfect for these casual run-ins. Seems this is an area where Rock Fiction needs to make some inroads. I dunno… I’ll have to ask Susan’s client if these chance encounter books are hard to write.

I really gotta get these posted before Susan has a chance to read them and edit them and add her two cents…

  1. […] the Shattered Heart Series, written by Cassia Leo. I’ve coveted her books before, mostly Black Box. [Mostly? Try only, Jett […]

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