The Devil Inside

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The Devil Inside

Morgan Kingsley is an exorcist. You know those people who exorcise demons out of you like in the movies? If the demon can't be exorcised out of the person, then they must be burned alive. So you can see why Morgan takes her job pretty seriously, after all she's saving lives.

Morgan's latest exorcism is that of a possessed little girl. During the exorcism, things get a little crazy and the girl reaches out and touches Morgan's bare skin. Being touched on your skin by someone who has a demon in them is a sure way to become possessed yourself. But for some weird reason, nothing happens to Morgan. She's the same person as before and she goes home wondering about the day's event.

The next morning Morgan awakens to find a note from herself telling her the reason she didn't become possessed is because she already is. Shocked and scared out of her mind, Morgan just assumes it's not true and she wrote this while sleepwalking or something. But the notes keep coming and so does a mysterious sexy demon. The demon named Logue comes to Morgan only while she is sleeping, and he has some scary and interesting news for Morgan the exorcist. See, Morgan IS possessed and he is the demon possessing her. But Logue doesn't want to be in her body and he can't take control of it anyway since she is so strong and fighting him.

When Morgan ends up in near death situations, she finds out that someone is trying to kill her to kill the demon inside her, Logue, who is someone VERY important to the demon world. Will Morgan survive the attacks and be able to free herself of the demon or will someone exorcise it from her and kill her?

THE DEVIL INSIDE is an extremely intense dark urban fantasy novel that will leave readers breathless with suspense and anticipation. The story is told in a rapid fire, strong first person narration by the main character Morgan Kingsley. Morgan's character is determined, strong willed, tough but in a likeable kind of way, and you will root for her to become the victor in her battle with demons.

There is S&M and extreme violence with some erotica elements throughout this book. They're a bit shocking but they represent the characters' personalities and make them who they are. Some readers may be very disturbed by the violence as was I, but the story is written so well that I was able to deal with the not so pleasantness. This is not a paranormal romance so don't expect a happily ever after. This is mostly urban fantasy with lots of action, demons and a great mystery raveled all into one.

I was captivated by Jenna Black's writing and I look forward to reading her next book in this new series. THE DEVIL INSIDE is dark and scary but it's ORIGINAL and SO DIFFERENT from anything else out there in Urban Fantasy. If you are looking to try something new, original and fresh, I think you will find THE DEVIL INSIDE to your liking.

Book Blurb for The Devil Inside

Synopsis Posession. Murder. Mayhem. Let the games begin... Exorcism isn’t a job, it’s a calling—and a curse. Just ask Morgan Kingsley, a woman who has a stronger aura than any Demon. Or so she thought. Now, in a pair of black leather pants and a kick-ass tattoo, Morgan is heading back to Philadelphia after a nasty little exorcism—and her life is about to be turned upside down…by the Demon that’s gotten inside her. Not just any Demon. Six foot five inches of dark, delicious temptation, this one is to die for—that is, if he doesn’t get Morgan killed first. Because while some humans vilify Demons and others idolize them, Morgan’s Demon is leading a war of succession no human has ever imagined. For a woman trying to live a life, and hold on to the almost-perfect man, being possessed by a gorgeous rebel Demon will mean a wild ride of uninhibited thrills, shocking surprises, and pure, unadulterated terror. . .

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2008 4.50