Ghost of a Gamble Press Release

Alicia Smock
3 min readNov 17, 2020


Fans of paranormal romance are in for a fun new treat as the writing community received a new author within the writing community this year. J. E. McDonald has released the first in her new adult paranormal romance series, the Wickwood Chronicles, with Ghost of a Gamble. Unlike the sparkly vampires or overly muscular werewolves found in young adult novels of the same genre, McDonald has graciously given an older audience a new kind of story to enjoy within the genre. Below, you will find the press release written by Mickey Mikkelson of Creative Edge about what readers can expect to find when they pick up Ghost of a Gamble.

Mickey Mikkelson, Publicist, Creative Edge, 403.464.6925

GHOST OF A GAMBLE: Wickwood Chronicles Book 1


Set for release June 2020 and published by City Owl Press! The book will be available worldwide, in digital, print, and audio format, across all platforms!

There’s something extraordinary hidden beneath Wickwood’s picturesque façade.

Bree Tisdale is a jack-of-all trades blogger whose work history is nothing but tragic. When she lands a job with a supposed ghost hunter-the mysterious Zack Liller-he threatens to upend her world.

With an eviction notice in her back pocket, she doesn’t have much of a choice. Yet, as the mysteries pile up, the impossible suddenly starts to seem possible…

…Even trusting in Zack and the fire he lights inside her.

Zack Liller grew up with ghosts and has little time for fun and games.

Reservations that Bree will be a good fit for his sister’s company plague him, but one day spent with the vivacious woman ends up convincing him Liller Investigations can’t do without her.

Or at least, that he can’t.

But, as things heat up between them, he is forced to wonder if he can trust Bree enough to be honest about his abilities.

When the house they’re investigating turns out to be one of the most active he has ever experienced-and the most dangerous-he realizes he may not have a choice.


J.E. McDonald was born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, The Land of the Living Skies. As a child, she was either searching the clouds for identifiable shapes, or star-gazing way past her bedtime. She cut her teeth watching Star Trek, James Bond movies, and reading the Harlequin novels her mother left in the bathroom-which resulted in an extremely skewed sense of sex education by age eleven. All of these factors contribute to her love of writing rom coms with a paranormal twist, romantic suspense, and far-future romance.

J.E. resides in Saskatchewan with her husband and three daughters, a stay at home mom by day, and an obsessed writer by night.

City Owl Press will be publishing her debut novel, , the first installment of The Wickwood Chronicles, in June 2020.

To request additional review copies or an interview with J.E. McDonald, please contact Mickey Mikkelson at Creative Edge Publicity: / 403.464.6925. We look forward to the coverage.

Originally published at on November 17, 2020.



Alicia Smock

Reader, writer, reviewer, and future editor. Looking at life with hope and happiness, no matter what happens.