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Welcome to Hell: A Short Story (Mel Goes to Hell Series Book 1) by [Carlton, Demelza]
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"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?

Mel Goes to Hell series:

This is the first part of the Mel Goes to Hell series, which includes:

•Welcome to Hell (#1) - FREE
•See You in Hell (#2)
•Mel Goes to Hell (#3)
•To Hell and Back (#4)
•The Holiday From Hell (#5)

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 950 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Lost Plot Press (21 February 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IL9ZDH2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,672 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)

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An interesting little introduction to Melody Angel and her associates. Not quite long enough to get much character insight, but what there was is intriguing.

Some great humour and the briefcase incident brought back some unfortunate memories!

A quirky series probably worth checking out.
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Prior to second thoughts, I thought that writing a review for such a short prequel a silly and pointless proposition. Even if otherwise titled a "teaser", I would think it not worthy of a review.

That was my first inclination. I had second thoughts, however, that acknowledged the simple fact that Ms Carlton accomplished what she obviously intended, and for that I rate this shorty-short teaser with 5 stars.

I want this book badly. I want it now... NO, make that YESTERDAY! lol
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By M on 8 January 2015
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First, I think short story might not be the best label for this work, as it doesn't really stand alone in any way. It lacks the completeness of a short story. It is more like an introduction, a set up for its subsequent novel, and in that capacity it functions very well. It gives a great taste of what's to come, introduces some memorable characters, and is full of pun-tastic humor. Mel is an instantly likable lead and Carlton's writing is economical, clean, and bursting with good humor. (Clean as in error-free, not as in fun-for-the-whole-family). I did feel, personally, that the winks and nudges to hell were a tad excessive in this entry, shifting from funny to redundant, but the balance is struck better in the subsequent novels. All in all, this is just good fun. I read straight on to book 2!
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I felt Mel’s power straight away. Her goodness screams out at your and the way she is determined to get to Luce back into the fold was impressive.
When I read the part where he was damned back to hell I started to cry for Luce, his love for Mel really showed here.
Mel can’t be dead she was supposed to be the strongest out of them all. As I progressed through the book things started to change and I again smiled.
Demelza in a few paragraphs had me smiling, laughing, crying and smiling again.
There were times you could not help but laugh at the antics Mel and Luce got themselves into, even Demons could not refuse her.
Will the despair eventually get to Mel?
Will Mel get to Lucifer in time?
You travel with Mel from one tantalizing chapter to another trying to find Luce. Just when you think she has at last found him something else gets in the way, time and time again.
At the end, the decision is whether Mel is going to turn around and go back or try to take Luce with her.
Is this the final episode of Mel and Luce or just the beginning…you will have to by the book to find out.
I could not put this book down, no matter what the time was, believe me 3.15 in the morning when you have to go to work the next day is very late.
Demelza Carlton has a way of bringing life to her characters. Thank you Demelza I for one cannot wait for the next book 3 ‘To Hell and Back’ to be released in 2015.
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I tend to stick to authors I like and Demelza Carlton is one of them. I won’t be happy until I’ve read everything she has produced. There is something so skilful about the way she writes, which is at the same time raw and humorous. Mel is my kind of girl. I entered the novel thinking that the job interview scenario was real, forgetting that the title was ‘Welcome to Hell,’ and was lured into this peculiar world like a lamb to the slaughter. The presence of horns and tails on the interviewing panel was genius but took me by surprise.

I was disappointed when the last page came and went and wanted more. I’ve already bought the next installment. Even though I knew that the work was a short story before I began reading, the characterisation was amazing. Mel is plucky, brave, unfazed by the bizarre presence of demons at her job interview and also immensely entertaining. I read the ‘briefcase up the bum’ incident on Demelza Carlton’s blog and still smiled reading it again in the book.

Lucifer already reminds me of a manager I once had, all powerful, slightly menacing and incredibly lecherous. I can’t wait to see what antics he gets up to. There is something about the way that Demelza Carlton writes that is so subtly tongue in cheek; it gets me every time. It doesn’t seem to matter what sort of emotion the scene demands, she manages to make the reader dance to the author’s tune effortlessly.

I’ve never read a series about angels and demons portrayed in this way. It’s really different. The word ‘black comedy’ springs to mind but as always, Carlton is in a league of her own, carving out her own route and mesmerising the reader with her colourful, well-drawn characterisation. Demelza Carlton is a craftswoman, a literary hypnotist and I am condemned to sinking my precious time and hard-earned cash willingly into another of her addictive series.
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The author, Demelza Carlton, has written a unique perspective on heaven and hell. She has presented them in a corporation capacity were the employees are encumbered with tasks related to the company’s expansion and interest. The Hell Corporation is set as any other company, and Heaven has sent an Angel, Melody Angel or just Mel, in to gain corporate secrets and information. Mel is sent to acquire a job inside The Hell Corporation, called Health, Environment, Life, and Lands Corporation by Archangel Raphael, to find out the extent of their power. Also, she is to see Lucifer is around and take him down. “The more power Hell gets, the harder they’ll be to take down, and we have to stop them. We can’t let Lucifer win,” is what, the uneasy and a little distraught , Mel is told by Raphael. Mel gets the job and as much as she isn’t particularly happy about sets out to get the job done.
Welcome to Hell: A Short Story (Mel Goes to Hell Series Book 1) is well written and amusing. The author has incorporated a sense of humor into her writing. The use of the corporate world alone is hilarious. But she finds the humorous side of religion, demons, and angels, in which have been given human personality along with all the humanistic imperfections. The book is, in a word, entertaining.
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