Author J.A. Marx loves writing what she’s dubbed embattled spirit novels: adventure, suspense, and romance with supernatural undertones and heavy psychology. Her special thanks goes to the Christian Writer’s Guild and their elite Craftsman program. On the side, J.A. dabbles in non-fiction articles, blogging, and e-zine editing, and she is active in a weekly author’s critique group. She has co-authored two Amazon #1 selling Christmas novellas The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt and A Ruby Christmas. Her psychological suspense The Destiny Series released in 2014. Christmas Apples, a co-written novella in Warm Mulled Kisses collection, released in 2015. J.A.’s novella Mirror Mirror released in April 2016.
Growing up in Colorado, J.A. spent much of her childhood climbing trees and rocks, and riding horses. She graduated from Colorado State University with a BA in Arts & Humanities and a double minor in French and Music. She has also lived in Tennessee, Ohio and presently Texas, and has been involved in Life Group ministry, marriage ministry, prison ministry, and church planting. Above all, J.A.’s desire is to see people set free to live and to love. She feels her purpose on earth is to participate in what Jesus Christ came to do: destroy the works of darkness (1 John 3:8).
Rylee Shepherd’s secret desire is tethered to a thirteen-year-old letter and the promise it holds. Penniless yet hopeful, she keeps that letter close to her heart and takes a nanny position on the lush island of Kauai. She’s soon charmed by her employer’s estranged son who walks her through doors she never intended to open.
Noah Logun has a shameful past, and his wealthy drama-queen mother orders him to stay away from their property and their nanny. Trapped in the crossfire, Rylee must choose between Noah and his generous mother.
Entrenched wickedness is preventing reconciliation and blocking love. Only in surrendering to the Spirit can Rylee overcome the prevailing darkness.