About

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. She's stood on spray-drenched cliffs over a seething sea as a seven-metre cyclonic swell surged in, shattering a shipwreck below. 

Sensationalist spin? Hardly. She takes a camera with her to capture shots just like her background picture and loads them on her blog: http://www.demelzacarlton.com

Demelza lives in Perth, Western Australia, the shark attack capital of the world. 

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.

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Demelza's published books include:

Turbulence and Triumph Series:
Ocean's Justice
Ocean's Trial
Ocean's Triumph

Ocean's Gift series:
Ocean's Gift
Ocean's Infiltrator
Water and Fire
Ocean's Depths (to be released in 2015)

Nightmares Trilogy:
Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer
Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller
Afterlife of Alanna Miller (to be released 15 Jan 2015)

Mel Goes to Hell series:
Welcome to Hell
See You in Hell
Mel Goes to Hell
To Hell and Back (to be released 1 February 2015)
The Holiday From Hell (to be released 26 March 2015)

If you'd like to buy any of Demelza's books, purchase links are here: http://demelzacarlton.com/buying-my-books/

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Demelza doesn't do follow-for-follow; nor does she take read requests.
  • Location:
    Western Australia
  • Joined:
    2 years ago

Reading Lists


17 Published Works

Featured work.

Ocean's Justice

Social data: 783 reads. 47 votes. 10 comments.

Description: Cast adrift on the Indian Ocean, eighteen-year-old Maria is saved by the crew of the steamship Trevessa. She can't tell them her tragic tale, so the superstitious sailors make up their own stories - and some would sacrifice her to the seas to save t...


Other Works by DemelzaCarlton.
Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer

Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer

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Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered. Now the former playboy desires only one thing: re...

#10 in Mystery / Thriller
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Welcome to Hell

Welcome to Hell

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"Good morning. Welcome to HELL." Mel hates job interviews - and this one's shaping up to be the intervi...

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Ocean's Infiltrator (Book 2 of the Ocean's Gift series)

Ocean's Infiltrator (Book 2 of the Ocean's Gift series)

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What happens when a human sees too much? Could you kill to protect your people? Capsize his boat…...

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Ocean's Gift (Book 1 of the Ocean's Gift series)

Ocean's Gift (Book 1 of the Ocean's Gift series)

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Sirens don’t fall in love with humans. For centuries it has been so… But Sirena is different. She l...

Completed
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I'm delighted to hear it :D

The Trevessa was indeed a British ship, though German built in 1909, laid up in Singapore harbour during World War I and then sold as a captured ship to a British merchant company at the end of the war. 

The captain and majority of the crew were British, though the firemen on the crew weren't. Some were Arabic, some Indian, some African and some from other European countries. The two firemen who threatened Maria, as well as William and Maria themselves, are all fictional characters who were never aboard the real Trevessa. 

Maria is from the Cocos (Keeling) Islands, which at the time was a small British territory in the Indian Ocean.