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Trailer Ñ The Devil Inside PDF by Ù Jenna Black This book has many problems Oh so many problems. The premise is that Morgan Kingsley is an exorcist Demons exist and can be invited to possess someone, but if they break the rules for example, killing a human they can be exorcised They can also be exorcised for possessing an unwilling host If a demon touches a human s bare skin, he can possess her The story opens with Morgan performing an exorcism in a town that rarely has to deal with them, so they are not well trained In the course of the exorcism Morgan is touched, but the demon starts to back off on his own, something that would only happen if Morgan were already possessed Since possession by a demon means the host s personality and will is if not exactly destroyed than at least heavily suppressed, she would know if she were possessed She calls in her friend, another prominent exorcist to prove that she s not possessed Her friend, Val, performs a ceremony saying she s clean so Morgan can go home to her boyfriend. The demon enforcer, Adam, whose job it is to keep demons in line, asks Morgan to perform an exorcism His demon lover, Saul, who was in Dominic s body it was a willing possession had killed a number of humans in self defense because a religious anti demon hate group had beaten him nearly to death and he snapped But it doesn t matter if the deaths were in self defense or not He still killed a human So Morgan exercises him and for the first time feels some sympathy for demons When performing an exorcism, there s a high chance that the exorcism will leave the host in a coma or severely brain damaged Fortunately, Dominic survives intact Of course, it turns out that Morgan is possessed, by the King of Demons, no less She was drugged and possessed against her will, but her will was so strong that the demon, the King of Demons, mind, can t suppress her personality and take over her body The demon, Lugh, can t communicate with her directly so he starts leaving her notes and she has to find out if she s crazy or really does have a demon Once the demon is verified she has to figure out why he was forced into her in the first place and how to get him out. Black s mythology makes no sense The demons say they aren t inherently evil, and they re certainly not the demons that appear in Christian mythology Okay, fine The appearance of demons on the scene of human affairs appears to be an extremely recent development, but there s absolutely no explanation for why demons revealed themselves When a demon possesses a human, the human is granted supernatural strength and healing so often people in dangerous jobs such as firefighters, policemen, etc, are inhabited by demons It s clear to me sort of what humans get out of it, but it s a lot less clear why demons would care enough to inhabit a human Lugh mentions at one point that there s no physical sensation in their dimension so young demons often go off the deep end when they first inhabit a body So is that supposed to be the only reason they want human bodies There s really no other explanation offered for what demons find so attractive about inhabiting humans and apparently there are so many of them that want to do it that there aren t enough willing hosts One of the things that Morgan finds so abhorrent about demon possession is that they suppresses the personality of the host But clearly that s not the case with Lugh and Morgan, and Dominic says some things that make it pretty clear that it wasn t true for he and Saul either Similarly, Adam makes a few references to his hosts feelings So clearly, the host is still there and able to communicate on some level Dominic must have had some control over his own body because he mentions a couple of times when Saul shielded him physically or emotionally from things. Morgan s brother, Andrew, invited a demon, Raphael into his body and from what I can tell in the book, Andrew s personality was totally suppressed So it s not a matter of whether or not the demon was invited in willingly, and surely it can t be a matter of the strength of the demon since Lugh is one of the most powerful demons out there and yet can t takeover Morgan s body, at least until he s been in it for quite a while and even then his control isn t perfect. It s also not really explained what exorcism is Is it spiritual, magical, just a matter of will Can anyone train to do it If it s magical, it s the only non demon magic in the book. Moving on I really don t get what Morgan is supposed to see in her boyfriend Our first in person introduction to him after some phone sex has him showing up at the airport when she s expressly asked him not to because she wants to be alone for a while Then he embarrasses her at the airport because, he says, sometimes that snaps her out of a mood But we never see that him embarrassing her does anything other than piss her off so he really just ends up looking like a giant ass who only cares about his own pleasure There s a lot of graphic sex in the book, and a little goes a long way Especially when she s staying with Dominic and Adam and finds out that they re into SM She s strongly repulsed by it in the ew that s icky kind of way Granted, Adam is a bastard about it, playing while she s in the next room and can t leave But still There s a lot of SM is creepy and icky If it was a single scene where she said hey, not my thing and moved on it would have been fine And then when Adam and Dominic do play and have sex in the room next store, she s really turned on and masturbates to it Apparently it s never occurred to her that she might find two guys together hot Maybe I ve just read too much slash, but really She d never considered it before And there s a scene where she lets Adam whip her I don t remember why In order to get him to do something So she doesn t actually want it, he knows she doesn t want it, but since she s agreed to it he s fine with doing it I don t think consent under duress is really consent He apparently doesn t whip people who don t give consent and maybe he doesn t care if consent isn t the same thing as willingness or desire but in my book, consent under duress when both people know that s the only reason consent is given, is no consent at all so proceeding is rape I m also not sure why he wants to do it in the first place With Dominic there s a sexual element, but there s no sexual element with Morgan. And at one point they go to an SM club which is just ew, icky and Adam is forced to have sex with Dominic in public in yet another scene that has murky consent and seems awfully close to rape Especially since he never prepares Dominic before fucking him, not that the author mentions what a problem that would be even if Dominic were truly willing. And at the end of the book she decides to leave the boyfriend so he ll be safe which I always think is a dick move One person shouldn t get to make a unilateral decision like that, certainly if she leaves with absolutely no explanation It s really too bad The overall plot sounds kind of interesting and I like the idea of the law needing to evolve but the world is clearly not well thought out or well built and the gratuitous sex scenes are a real turn off. 4. 5 starsReview originally posted at RabidReads. ca. This was my very first Jenna Black book several years ago as in 2009 I was trying to decide what book I wanted to try next I decided that I wanted to go back and revisit this series that I loved so much I read this before I was reviewing, so I decide that I could review it this time around. So, this series follows Morgan Kingsley She s an exorcist and one of the best In this world, people willing take demon possessions It allows humans to be faster, stronger and heal faster There are people who take on demons to become firefighters and do other dangerous jobs because of these enhancements The problem is that the human is no longer driving the body They are pushed to the background so that the demon will be in control To many, that is something they are willing to sacrifice to be a hero There is a whole religion around it, called Spirit Society. There s a whole group of people who are against the demons, God s Wrath They are known for attacking people known to possess a demon. Not all demons possess a body legally There are many illegal demons that are roaming the Earth and that is where Morgan comes in She will exorcise any demon that is found to not be here legally There are times when she isn t strong enough to force the demon out If that happens, then depending on the state you live in, the human is burned alive to kill the demon Think of it like states that have the death penalty versus ones that don t I should also add that not every human mind survives having a demon inhabitant Some people become a vegetable after the demon is cast out Others can go back to a normal human existence People don t know why this happens. So The Devil Inside starts with Morgan going to Kansas to try to exorcise a demon that has illegally inhabited a little girl Morgan fights and does kick the demon out, but he does touch her, which would ve given the demon the chance to jump to her She has to stay in confinement until another exorcist can come and check her for a demon Kansas being a execution state, this has Morgan a little worried She has her friend fly in to check her out. It is after this exorcism that things really start to get weird for Morgan She has for a while been sleep walking But not she is writing notes to herself in her sleep These notes seem really weird Strange things are happening around her Eventually she starts to dream, which turns out she is hosting a demon. So, I won t got into this story any, because I don t want to spoil anything I will just say that this series is action packed and full of suspense There is a lot that goes on Several different groups are after Morgan She has to start to trust people, which is really hard for her. I won t say that there is romance in this book Morgan is already dating Brian before the start of this book They do have some relationship issues that you might see in a romance There is sex in the book and not just between the main characters There is also some sex between two male secondary characters Though they don t have sex on the page, it is part of the story It is something that Morgan struggles with She isn t against gays Not at all The problem for her is that it turns her on way than she is comfortable admitting, even to herself. I would highly recommend this series for someone looking for an action packed urban fantasy series Morgan is a strong heroine, but one who has her faults The world that Black has built here is really interesting I love the demons that possess people in this world There is also demonic politics going on If you re looking for an older series to check out, this is a great one to try. Do you want some plot to go with all that sex Cause damn, it was wall to wall sex, with very little in the way of plot Seriously, Hetero sex, masturbation, Gay sex, SM, Phone sex etc And if you guessed the Gay couple were the ones practicing the SM, you win a cookie For a book about an exorcist, it had very little in the way of exorcism, only one in fact and it is over within the first chapter The sex really wasn t blended well into the story either, what little plot it had stopped cold whenever it was time for erotic content, if you re into glistening cocks, wet panties and whips, lots and lots of whips The main character is supposed tough and independent and she is when she is first introduced to us, but mostly comes off confused the characterization is all over the place, depending on what the current part of the book needs her to be, it is very inconsistent extremely shallow, and rather stupid, as the majority of the little plot there is, is her doing something stupid or apologizing for something stupid she did, oh and wanting to jump every male within a 100 mile radius, despite having a boyfriend she is very much in love with If you want to write erotica, great, write erotica, I just don t want it billed to me as something else I did manage to get through the whole thing, it is a quick read, I just wanted something to happen, or some character developmentsomething, because this could have been a decent story. I picked up a cheap copy of this book from a library sale, because I wanted to buy something for myself to go with the piles of random books for my kids I eventually decided to read it directly after BURN FOR ME, since I really disliked that book and wanted to compare two different urban fantasies. I didn t dislike this as much as BURN FOR ME, and that may be because there wasn t much substance to this book at all It didn t really give me reason to actively hate it There was very little world building All we know is that humans are able to host demons, but I m not really sure how or why the human world and the demon world began to interact like this I don t know what the demons look like outside of their hosts bodies It would seem they have no physical form in the human world There are rules for demons in their own world and how to act in the human world, but there are always convenient loopholes They have their own little hierarchies, but since we never actually glimpse the demon world, this doesn t mean much to me. I would have liked the characters had there been development to them and their relationships There was an interesting setup with Morgan, Adam, and Dominic, but I m assuming Lugh is supposed to be the eventual love interest, so I don t really know what s going on there The author tried to write sexual tension between Morgan and Adam and a little with Dominic , but it was so heavy handed and out of nowhere that I never quite bought that Adam would suddenly act all lascivious toward her while remaining faithful to Dominic. Added to that, Morgan was a huge prude when it came to Adam and Dominic s BDSM relationship I can handle prudishness just fine, but not when it s paired with a heavy judgmental attitude To be fair, Morgan recognizes this and tries not to judge, but her outlook never really worked for me The language she used about BDSM was problematic calling certain things sick and always expressing revulsion even as things turned her on This was published in 2007, before 50 SHADES, so I m guessing the author didn t feel too comfortable writing freely about BDSM since it was still much taboo than it is now. This book had a lot of smut that didn t really serve any purpose, but the worst was the last sex scene, in which two characters were forced to perform in front of others at a sex club It was just so weird and unnecessary After that, I skimmed through the climax since I had stopped caring at that point I liked the potential of this story, but it was rather clumsily executed, and I won t be continuing with the series. I bought this book and read it in a day I have a few words to say Overall I loved this book but I think I loved the supporting characters than I loved Morgan She it one of the most selfish uncaring people I have ever read in a character She accepts help but only when there are no choices left that doesn t make you a hero I loved Adam and Dom I loved Lugh, and Andy Raphael, and Brian Morgan is so dense about the world around her she doesn t want to hear anything else I can t seem to come to terms with someone who won t listen and actually LEARN about their surroundings You are not and ways right no matter what you think there is in fact to everyone s story I think that would have made her a better hero I would give examples but that would spoil things In the end I will read of the story in hopes she will actually grow as an actual person One can only hope that she will get better It s a great book one that I would recommend, also one that I will continue to read on It deserves a four star rating even if I really disliked Morgan, but I feel her friends deserve it.
Okay, color me surprised I read the first two or three chapters of this book months ago, and I was very unimpressed First person narration, so popular these days, is a hard sell for me, and the narration in those chapters irritated me Morgan, the main character, spent too damn much time talking about her clothes, her attitude problem, even her tattoo I don t need to know what a character s wearing unless it s important to the plot, you know BDSM outfit for an undercover sting Okay Very tight jeans, a slinky sweater, fuck me boots to go get drinks Uh, no. So I put the book aside and very nearly got rid of it, but yesterday, I suddenly decided that I d give it another try And I m really glad I did. Once I got past those first couple of chapters, the plot sucked me right in and held on until the very end The story is very well developed, and Morgan s attitude issues are presented in a very appealing way They re definite flaws She s aware of them and tries her best to either suppress or change them She s not foul tempered and snarky so the reader will go OH HOW COOL She s foul tempered and snarky and understands that sometimes she s got to NOT be that way, because it s stupid and dangerous BRAVA, Jenna Black. I have found a new favorite series, and I couldn t be happier This is such an intriguing read, and well crafted world Morgan Kingsley is a professional exorcist, and the one to call for those extra stubborn demon possessions Not that all people carrying demons inside them are possessed, no some are legal hosts to law abiding demons But then there are those demons who take unwilling humans, children, who are criminals And that s where Morgan comes in She is a hater of all demons, and furious that her family members are strong supporters of demon hosting Her brother, Andrew, is even an actual hostWhich makes it all the embarrassing and infuriating for Morgan when she finds out she s been unwillingly possessed by a powerful demon Worse, the demon inside her, Lugh, isn t the run of the mill demon He is the most powerful of his kind, and next in line to the throne Several factions are hard at work to off him before that happens, which means Morgan s life is in mortal danger if they catch her Neither of the standard options for demon killing appeal to Morgan OPTION 1 EXORCISM which usually leaves the human host a mindless wreckOr OPTION 2 BEING BURNED TO DEATH with predictable results Morgan and Lugh, who can only communicate through their dreams, must find a way to work together to discover how he was implanted into her, how to keep rival demons at bay, and last but not least how to get him out without killing her in the process The author did one hell of a job no pun intended, really describing the demon psyche This is especially clear in Adam, the demon At first I found him really revolting, but surprise, surprise, I grew to love the sadistic freak and his relationship with Dominic His love for sm is not quite like the human equivalent His lack of guilt in situations that would break a human, actually makes these demons believable, where I find many other series lacking Mind you, they are not guilt free, and they can love, just like us But They re just. not. human Thank God, I am so tired of demons who are portrayed as juvenile humans And of course, there s Lugh Sigh , he is sexy as Well, you know Unless you re squeamish about a little sadomasochistic action between m m and m f, I say give this series a try. The premise sounded interesting kick ass exorcist possessed by what she hated most and having to deal with the aftermath However, I do not enjoy Morgan Kingsley I find her judgmental ness off putting Now you may say that it could be part of her journey since The Devil Inside is the first book of the series and I should give her a chance to develop After all, I gave Rachel Morgan protagonist of Kim Harrison s The Hollow series a chance although she was whiny and stupidly impetuous in the first book and now I ve devoured everything Kim Harrison But somehow I cannot like the way she made snide comments about another character s lifestyle choices Frankly, if BDSM gay sex floats your boat, so what If you find it gross or whatever, why on earth do you need to tell that person that he she is gross demented sick whatever IT S A CHOICE, GOD DAMN IT RESPECT OTHER PEOPLE S CHOICES If it is a mutual pursuit between two or even consenting adult, what is it to you And for her to suddenly feel ashamed at her own voyeuristic pleasure at watching two men having sex, WTF is that If she felt that way because she is religious and thinks that homosexuality is a sin, I get it But she isn t And there was a pseudo rape scene at the end of the book that was just plain nasty I get that it is to move the plot along, but it wasn t done very well or perhaps I just didn t like the way it was executed Yes, mileage may vary but I still loathe it. Phew I have not ranted about a book so much since I finished reading Pullman s His Dark Materials That was the only book I have ever read that I threw against the wall, I was that angry. I find the first person girl demon hunter genre increasingly baffling Why is it always in first person Why is the romance so formulaic Why do I keep on reading it This entry in the genre doesn t really answer any of those questions, but kept me reading it in search of the answer to a new question How is this book so fail Several specific sorts of fail aside, it s not a bad book of its sort, if its the sort of thing you like Androgynously named Girl is an exorcist in a world where demon possession is legal, if done with the host s consent, and the concomitant crime keeps her fairly busy It s an interesting world, and Black has put a lot of thought into the social implications, and even the religions that grow up around demons. When I say fail, I m making some assumptions about what the book is attempting to achieve and what it fails at I m assuming it s intending to be soft core erotica, and as such, that it intends to be erotic to its target audience of presumptively heterosexual women Why, then, does the narrator persistently tell me how sexy she is The effect is a bit like she is a phone sex worker, assuring you she is sexy, sexually aroused, and performing sex acts, but without any heavy breathing which might add plausibility Even if this were an interest of het women, someone who seems interested in how hot they are than in their partner is sort of off putting She seems to feel there is something thrillingly transgressive in her interest in sex, and willingness to perform oral While I am certainly not against women enjoying sex, this is a necessary but not sufficient condition for hot smut. And there is a lot of smut to no purpose the scene may function so that the reader can see Androgynously named Girl skip out on the morning after, demonstrating her commitment issues, but I don t really need to sit through the bad sex for that It seems to be operating under the misapprehension that there is something inherently erotic in a listing of sex acts, or that merely telling the reader that something is sexy is sufficient to produce that effect At the same time as she is informing the reader that she is sexually adventurous, this seems to consist primarily in wearing low cut jeans that display a tattoo at the small of her back She is first perturbed, then unwilling interested to observe physical affection between two men, who are certainly aware she is present and watching She struggles with what this means about her Um, hello, it means you are watching sexy men make out, this is not exactly some radical new kink. And then there is the kink The two sexy men mentioned above incorporate elements of sadism and masochism in their sex lives, and I m being ridiculously over precise and yet vague because her narrative POV is useless for determining exactly what s going on You see, Demons, once they posses a human host, can enable it to withstand and heal a great deal of damage, which is obviously relevant if your sex life includes pain Androgynously named Girl seems to be meant to learn a heart warming lesson about kink, but she is reconciled to their relationship when she is told that the sadist of the pair, because he is a demon, is not really a sadist, in human terms, that is, he enjoys inflicting pain, but doesn t derive sexual pleasure except, it later develops, that he does So their kink is okay, not because they re consenting adults who can make their own choices, but instead because he s a demon, who s not a psychopath unlike, she seems to imply, anyone else who s a sexual sadist I m oversimplifying, but really, the whole thing is a bit of an incoherent mess. Oh, and there s a recurring theme where, in the course of her adventures, she ll get injured, or something, and worry that sadist boy is enjoying it, and do a visual check on his dick to determine where the mercury lies It managed to be unintentionally funny pretty quickly. There s a whole theme where she s possessed by a naturally sexy demon, who turns her on, about which she feels conflicted, etc, etc, but I was reading mostly in an effort to figure out wtf, and I couldn t really care too much about that. Possession Murder MayhemLet The Games BeginExorcism 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 HerNot 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
Jenna Black is your typical writer Which means she s an experience junkie She got her BA in physical anthropology and French from Duke University.Once upon a time, she dreamed she would be the next Jane Goodall, camping in the bush making fabulous discoveries about primate behavior Then, during her senior year at Duke, she did some actual research in the field and made this shocking