Full House and world building

Announcing … Book 5 in the House of Jewels series, Full House!

Book 5 in the House of Jewels series is now available in e-book form and as a paperback!

Here’s the blurb:

What can you do when you’ve friend-zoned the one you love?

​​​​​​​Nicole Huntley, marketing manager for her family’s international jewelry business, froze out family friend Scottie back when they were teenagers.

Now he’s the Huntleys’ financial advisor. Newly divorced, the affable Scottie needs somewhere to stay. Nicole offers him space, never expecting to fall for him — hard.

But when fate deals the Huntleys a high-stakes fresh hand, “conflict of interest” threatens to shatter her family, destroy their retail empire — and to break her heart.

Get ready for the showdown in Full House, the latest international heartwarmer in the Huntley House of Jewels saga. 

Buy Full House e-book Buy Full House paperback (US) Buy Full House paperback (Australia)

Join us for the series launch – your invitation!

Please join author Pamela Hart and me for the Sydney launch of the House of Jewels series at 2pm on Saturday 8 October at Galaxy Bookshop, upstairs at Abbeys Bookshop at 131 York Street, across the road from the shopping wonderland of the heritage Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

Pamela, who also teaches at the Australian Writers’ Centre, will interview me, and I’ll have the opportunity to thank everyone who contributed to the series in diverse ways.

You’ll be able to buy autographed copies of Pamela’s books as well as mine, in good time for Christmas!   

World building

What a joy it’s been to build the world of the fictitious extended Huntley family of jewelers, with their love and business interests in Australia, France and the US!

The Imperial Buildings in Bondi Junction, Sydney, which sparked my House of Jewels series, remain unoccupied, awaiting the filming of the tv mini-series — (I wish! Know anyone at a production company? See photo below, featuring the building and plaza where Stella set up her stall.) 

The big surprise is how real all the scenes, settings and characters feel to me. Did “enemies to lovers” James and Stella come alive for you, too, in House of Diamonds?

How about “forbidden lovers” Will and Lisa in House of Hearts? “Friends to lovers” Flame and Ross in House of Spades? And “soul mates” Cynthia and Émile in House of Clubs?

Full House, a “second chance” and “love in the workplace” tale brings together all the characters from the previous books. Even the pigeons in the main photo will appear!

Find each book in the House of Jewels series here.

The Empire Buildings in Sydney’s Bondi Junction Plaza inspired Amber Jakeman’s House of Jewels series

Escape to the coast

The intoxicating discovery process has begun again as I begin work on my new series, Summer Beach, Sunset Beach and Midnight Beach, with the enticing tagline “escape to the coast”!

My husband and I spent nearly a decade living on the NSW Central Coast, raising our young family among its bays, beaches and bushland while I wrote for the local paper.

It is pure delight to revisit and reshuffle these locations in my mind as I recreate this new world in words, creating fresh characters for my readers.

Sweet and affordable reads

I love it when fellow authors of sweet and wholesome romance team up to share their works with new readers. Scan the covers and titles for a sparkle of joy and escapism!

You can find my House of Spades in this Celebrate! – Family Sagas, Women’s Fiction, Sweet Romance collection.  

You might also find something wholesome you’d love to read in this collection of Sweet Summer Romances, including my House of Clubs seasoned love tale.

Spot my House of Diamonds in this clean romance selection for July.

And three of my House of Jewels series feature in this clean and wholesome collection

I’m so honoured to be included in these promotions, and warmly thank the organisers.

A reminder to invite friends and family to drop in to Harry Hartog at Sydney’s Macquarie Centre, North Ryde, to pick up paperback copies of my House of Diamonds and House of Hearts novels.

You can find all my paperbacks at Galaxy Bookshop upstairs at Abbeys near the QVB. Abbeys and Galaxy also offer this handy order paperbacks online service..

Happy reading!


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