The Little Mermaid retold - in Australian waters

Ocean's Justice:

A mysterious castaway. A Scottish hero determined to protect her. Can they survive the storm?

Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, Maria carries a terrible secret. Wherever she goes, death soon follows, and she's powerless to prevent it.

William McGregor boarded the SS Trevessa in search of adventure, but he gets more than he bargained for when he saves the mysterious Maria from the sea. She can't tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories - and some would sacrifice her to the waves to save themselves from the coming storm.

When the sharks start circling and the storm closes in, are sirens more than just a myth?

Ocean's Trial:

Smuggled ashore by the kind widow Merry D'Angelo, Maria begins her new life in the colonial port city of Fremantle.

With the help of a young fisherman named Tony, she fights to find her place among a people so different to her own.

Yet danger lurks beneath the surface of the turbulent harbour waters as her past races to catch up with her; threatening her future and her friends, and forcing her to choose between her old love and the new.

What readers are saying about the Turbulence and Triumph series

Michele Gilbert

"I love mermaid stories and nobody tells them like Demelza!"


"A tale full of swash-buckling adventure, intrigue and passion."

Sherry Fundin

"If you love mermaids, Ocean's Justice is a MUST READ."

What happens when you combine a sexy Irish doctor, a midwife on a mission and a mysterious predator in Albany, Western Australia? You get Water and Fire: a small town medical romance with a paranormal twist.

Working as a student midwife in an Australian country hospital is never easy, but Belinda finds more trouble than most.
There's the intern doctor who follows her around like an overgrown puppy, the dangerous local wildlife and her own secrets she must keep.
When she finds herself without a place to live, what else can possibly go wrong?
Or is it time for something to go right?

What readers are saying about Water and Fire

A Lyn

"Refreshingly different. If you are looking for a quick, quirky read, this is your ticket!"

Carey Decevito

"Amazingly written, this paranormal story seriously switches things up."

Marcel de Vette

"Grabs you from head to tail! Great story, read when it's cold outside. Or blazing hot!"

A hot Aussie rock star looking for love in paradise. Why did he have to pick HER hotel?

A maid at the exclusive Romance Island Resort, Audra knows how to handle rock stars, billionaires and celebrities. She keeps their secrets, cleans up their mess and makes sure their holiday is a memorable one. There's just one rule: no relationships with guests. And Audra never breaks the rules.
Jay Felix is rock royalty and he knows it. When one of his bandmates threatens to break up the band, he goes into hiding at the Romance Island Resort. Looking for a distraction, he sets his sights on the unattainable Audra. But what's a rock star to do when the girl he wants is the one woman he can't have?
Welcome to paradise, where the romance is as hot as the weather and the tides aren't all that's surging beneath the surface.

What readers are saying about Maid for the Rock Star

Sonia Chapple

"Once I was in, I was ALL in. I loved this novel!"


"Oozes with classy sexual tension that will have you hanging on the edge of your seat."


"I loved that this story is unlike any rock star book I've read."

The ultimate forbidden romance: when Lucifer falls for an angel. A match made in Heaven or Hell?

Just Another Day in Hell:

Life isn't easy when you're the Lord of Hell. Souls to seduce, the banality of bureaucracy and a demon can only have so much sex. 

So Lucifer decides to look for something new.

Can there be a conquest challenging enough to pique his interest, or is he damned to boredom for eternity?

Welcome to Hell:

"Good morning. Welcome to HELL."

Mel hates job interviews - and this one's shaping up to be the interview from Hell.

From the grumpy receptionist to the disturbingly demonic interview panel and the sleazy CEO, it seems landing her first job is the least of Mel's worries.

Can she make it out of the office alive without selling her soul?

See You in Hell:

Melody Angel takes a job as a temp at the HELL Corporation. Surrounded by eternal bureaucracy gone mad, demons who love making life miserable, and dying for a decent coffee, it may take a miracle for Mel's mission to succeed. She must find out what evil plans Lucifer and his minions have in store and stop them, using any means necessary.

Adding trouble and temptation to Mel's job is Luce Iblis, the damnably hot CEO, who has set his smouldering eyes on the new office angel and he's determined to claim her, body and soul.

Can ultimate evil and angelic perfection escape a limbo of desire and find a paradise of their own?

What readers are saying about the Mel Goes to Hell series

Bookworm Betties

"Funny as hell."

Talk Supe

"The ultimate forbidden love"

Page Princess

"Love, love, LOVED this story. Humorous, sexy and unique"

The worst monsters are HUMAN.

Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered.
Now the former playboy desires only one thing: revenge.
Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body.
Only this one isn't dead . . . yet.
The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible . . .before it's too late.

What readers are saying about Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer

Andrea Michelle

"I loved it. So many twists and turns. Dark and gritty. Keeps you on the edge of your seat."

J T Chapman

"Pure genius, that's all I'm saying."

Kevis Hendrickson

"Smart, haunting, thought-provoking, insightful, thrilling, even amusing. Ultimately, downright riveting."

About the author

Demelza Carlton has always loved the ocean, but on her first snorkelling trip she found she was afraid of fish.
She has since swum with sea lions, sharks and sea cucumbers and stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below.
Sensationalist spin? No - Demelza tends to take a camera with her so she can capture and share the moment later; shipwrecks, sharks and all.
Demelza now lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world.

Demelza is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty books, including the international award-winning Maid for the Rock Star. The Ocean's Gift series was her first foray into fiction, followed by the Nightmares trilogy. She swears the Mel Goes to Hell series ambushed her on a crowded train and wouldn't leave her alone.