The Demon Inside
When she wakes up in a morgue freezer, Alexis doesn’t know who she is or how she got there. Her friends rescue her the night before the autopsy, and then spend weeks helping her rediscover her past and herself, except no one else knows the details of the evening in which Alexis was brought to the morgue. Born a demon slayer, she relearns how to control her power and continues her training as if nothing ever happened.
When she runs into Ridge, the vampire responsible for killing her boyfriend, conflict tears at Alexis. As the slayer, she wants to kill him, but he offers her information about her new life and about that night when everything changed. As the days and nights of her new life multiply, Alexis finds herself sniffing people’s necks and identifying their blood types, or wondering how her sister’s flesh would taste, or dreaming of the savory entrails of live victims, and she realizes what no one else has—she is no longer only human.
At first she tells no one, ashamed of what she has become while fighting demons harder than before. But needing to confide in someone, Alexis tells her sister and asks her the unthinkable: if Alexis becomes too dangerous, her sister needs to be ready to kill her.
Now on to character development...