THE DEVIL INSIDE
Talk about your odd couples! The delicious irony
of trapping a sexy demon and a cranky exorcist in the same body gives rising star Black lots of room for conflict and action. It's inventive in
Morgan Kingsley's calling
and curse is exorcising demons. While they can legally inhabit a willing host, those who are there illegally are fair game, and Morgan's job is to eliminate them. But then she learns that's she's been possessed by a demon called Lugh.
Morgan's aura and will power are
so strong that the demon can't take control, so the only way he can communicate is through her dreams. It turns out that Lugh is the victim of an attempted coup and was forced into Morgan while she was drugged, so now this unlikely duo is stuck with each other as they try to find out who's trying to kill them both.
(BANTAM SPECTRA, Dec., 336 pp., $6.99)