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Ever sent a letter to the wrong person by mistake? I did, when I was eight years old, and then I was visited by the Lord of Hell himself. But there was no real mistake. Not then when I was just a kid, and not now that I’m a woman. 

I wanted a puppy for Christmas. And a puppy is what I got. Only, Melkor, son of the Lord of Hell’s finest hellhound warrior, was given to me not as a gift, but as a guardian. And when Melkor goes missing, I’m given the only option a best friend has. 

I fight fire with fire and become a woman possessed - a mortal woman, that is. He’s been my best friend and my guardian for almost my entire life. But now, as I travel to the underworld to save him, I realize he’s so much more. 

Melkor says after me, "Hell is easy!" 

I guess I’m about to find out.

©2019 Kim Faulks (P)2019 Brandon

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loved it

cant wait to see what happens in book 2 suspence is killing me , narrator did a great job on this one.

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Good, different paranormal coming-of-age thriller!

I found this the first book in the Melkor & Purity series to be very entertaining, smart, and creative. Although presenting a vision of Hell similar to that described by Dante, we meet a Lucifer he certainly never envisioned – he almost seems like a pretty decent guy. In fact, the story really begins when he tries to fulfill Purity Jane Anderson’s Christmas wish for a puppy but, as he sees something intriguing in the young girl, he hooks her up with a hellhound of approximately the same age level. Purity and Melkor grow up together as friends with frequent play dates and I thought the characterizations of the two leads when children very amusing. Purity is a lively, mischievous child, a real handful for her very traditional parents, and Eric is the bratty little brother we all grew up with. I liked how the author developed their characters as they aged. They expressed the same kind of moodiness, angst, and withdrawal from their families to become independent units pretty much the same as most teens display. Bullied at school for being overweight, Purity has lost some of her earlier sass and is burdened with low self-esteem. And when high school graduation arrives and their friendship has grown to more, both struggle with communicating their desire to leap friendship to love. But there is more to their story, Purity is fated to become a hunter and Melkor is a hellhound and both are meant to protect, to stand between the horrors of Hell and this world. I look forward to reading more about Purity’s training to take up her destiny and Melkor taking his place in Lucifer’s hierarchy in the next books. The narrator for the Audible edition of this book is Heather Murdock with Hot Ghost Productions and I thought she did a competent job giving voices to the various characters in the story with only a few mispronunciations. I recommend this book to readers that enjoy paranormal, coming-of-age stories. I voluntarily reviewed this after receiving a free copy.

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Hellhounds are for loving

I loved this book! I recommend it for anyone who loves paranormal and of course, hellhounds. This was unique. I loved the letter to satan instead of Santa. And what a neat concept on the he’ll hound being in person with the hellhounds being on the inside. It’s explained better in the book. I can’t wait to read the rest. Wish I could say more, but that would spoil it. The narration was so perfect! I couldn’t ask for more.

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Great listen!

The characters have amazing depth. The dynamics of both the story and the characters is well built. Great narrative as well. All around wonderful. Highly recommend.

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Fun New Read!

I asked to review this audiobook because I am such an an avid reader but also almost exclusively audio due to my schedule. Because of this, and the fact that a bad narrator can destroy a great series, I can be very critical of narrators. HotGhost Productions does a good job in narrating all voices this book. It was a very enjoyable listen and I didn't have any issues distinguishing between characters. I do wish that I could see the specific narrators on the book since I often look for other audio books based on narrators that I enjoy. As to the story, I don't give away a spoilers because I feel you should read the story for that. However, I will say that it is book 1 in demon/vampire/hunter series that was different from what I normally see. It had great character development and overlying story line that several twists I didn't see coming. You won't be disappointed if you give it a try! I received a free review copy of this audiobook and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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Melkor and Purity

Loved this story. You know it's going to be interesting when it starts with a very young Purity asking Satan for a puppy for Christmas. She receives Melkor, son of the Lord of Hell’s finest Hellhound warrior given not as a gift, but as a Guardian. Great start to the series. I enjoyed the narration. And also read the ebook.

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Amusing paranormal coming-of-age fantasy

This is the first novel in the Melkor & Purity series by Kim Faulks. The story has a satisfactory conclusion, but it’s clearly just the introduction to this couple’s misadventures. The beginning of the story was cute. Purity is not the kind of character I’d ever want to be friends with, but reading about her mischievous pranks and the foolish, impulsive things she does to get herself in trouble was entertaining. She is, as Satan himself describes her, a hell-raiser. Melkor tends to be much more earnest; I would have found him more interesting if his character has a little more subtlety. I liked the idea of a story about hellhounds more than I liked the execution. The worldbuilding is a little thin, and characters’ actions don’t always make much sense. You’ll need to suspend disbelief and just roll with the events of this story in order to really enjoy it. I am sufficiently intrigued with the setup at the end of this story to be curious about reading the next book in the series. The narration was provided by HotGhost Productions. The narrator’s performance was well paced and easy to understand, and I enjoyed the character voices. I think the narration adds a lot of enjoyment to this story, so I definitely recommend the audiobook. I was given a free copy of this audiobook by the author and volunteered to provide an honest review.

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Puppy love

We open with the annual influx of mail that Satan gets which was supposed to be for SANTA! Then he finds a letter that is actually for him. A young girl - Purity - who wants her own hell hound. Satan is entranced by her letter and goes to visit her. He sees her future and knows that she needs a hell hound. The two of them become best friends until Purity graduates from high school. At that time, she is ready to start the future Satan foresaw for her, but Melkor wants to keep her safe and protected. This leads to them fighting a lot and then suddenly the keys of hell are stolen. This universe with the mix of mortal and immortal is interesting and unique. The narration for this is very good with distinctive voices for the different characters and a lovely growly voice for the various hounds. Bottom line: A great way to spend an afternoon.

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Dear Satan...

This story has one of the most unexpected start I would have thought for a PNR. It is a most memorable start. It really set the pace for this story. I started to read/listen to this book since both characters were in another book that's connected to this world. I was intrigued with their characters so when I found they had their own series, thought I'd look into it. Wasn't aware it would be a new adult romance. Usually I don't read much new adult romance, not that I don't enjoy the few that I do. I just tend to find the characters too naive since they lack life experience. So of course some of that does affect this story and how it flows. I do find myself upset at the heroine at times but then I have to remind myself that she is young and lacks the experience to consider things through. I do like her attitude though and even though her weight (big girl here) was a hindrance in her mind, she still works hard to try and prove her worth in her journey to become what she wants to be. Overall, a good read and start to the series. I am voluntarily leaving an honest review. All thoughts and opinion are my own.

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All she wants for Christmas is a puppy

I loved this story about a little girl who sent a letter to Satan and asked for a puppy, one who would get in trouble with her. When Satan saw the name signed at the bottom he couldn't resist, Purity got her puppy. His name is Melkor and he is a hellhound. Now, years later, Purity and Melkor are inseparable, and always in trouble. Purity is determined to do whatever she has to do to keep Melkor with her. She knows just who to ask for help to become a Hunter and learn to kick demon butt. Little does she know that Hell is getting ready to fall apart, and no one in the human realm will be safe when it does. She has one chance to get to Melkor. Hell, here she comes. I can't wait to see what happens next. I scored a free copy of this audio book from the author. My review is voluntary.

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  • 04-12-20

What a world!!

Wow, this book really opens up your mind to a world with demons. I really like the fact that the leading lady is a fuller figure and her insecurities show like they do for us mortals. Written well, great characters and a fantastic narration.

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  • 01-10-20

Exciting

It was wonderful to listen to a story about a normal sized heroine. I found this book thoroughly entertaining, it is exciting and very funny in places. The narration is brilliant and definitely adds to the enjoyment of this book.

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  • 01-16-20

Loved it

I loved the story, it was engaging and interesting. I wasn’t too fussed on the performance. For the most part the narrator does an amazing job, then her inflection or accents will be way off. Not so much that I couldn’t listen but enough that I noticed. That being said it hasn’t stopped me from buying book 2 to listen to.