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Gilbert M. Stack

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Gilbert M. Stack has been creating stories almost since he began speaking, and publishing fiction and non-fiction since 2006. A professional historian, Gilbert delights in bringing the past to life in his fiction, depicting characters who are both true to their time and empathetic with modern sensibilities. His work has appeared in several issues of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine and is also offered at Red Rose Publishing. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Michelle, and their son, Michael.

Now on Kindle Unlimited

I'm excited to announce that just in time for Occultober, the following novels, stories, and collections are now available on Kindle Unlimited:

The Preternatural Series:

1 The Devil's Caverns

2 Blood


The Pembroke Steel Series:

1 Lazarus Key

2 Hearts of Ice and Other Stories

3 The Shore and Other Stories


Other Urban Fantasy Novels:

Blood Ties

High Above the Waters


Plus:

Forever After

Panic Button

Pan

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Description: When Mitch Pembroke’s wealthy father summons him to the family’s long unused mountain hunting lodge, he reluctantly packs his bags and catches the next train to Colorado. Corazón del Hielo—the Heart of Ice—was once the focus of many happy family vacations, but it’s also the last place anyone saw his cousin—alive or dead. It’s been thirteen years now since the boy mysteriously disappeared and what Mitch doesn't remember about that night may just kill him…
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Description: When the love of his life, biracial beauty Lorali Sinclair, is abruptly called home, Mitch Pembroke drops everything to go after her. But Mitch isn’t the first man to follow Lorali home, and the secrets he discovers on her family’s island, Lazarus Key, may just kill him.
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Description: Editing the trendy Philly Chic magazine did not prepare Mina for a life of crazy-eyed assailants trying to kill her and her niece. Nor did it prepare her for the handsome Samaritan who first prevented her sister from bleeding to death on the street and then introduced her to a world, hidden from most, where only her quick wits and instincts could keep her alive. But would this mysterious Samaritan prove to be part of the solution or the ultimate root of her problems?
What Child Is This? (Mystery & Thrillers)
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Description: Was it a Christmas miracle? The little boy wandered by himself into town and directly into Agnes Hancock’s heart resurrecting feelings which she thought dead with her son in the Great War. No one knew who he was or where he came from but Agnes couldn’t turn her back on the child. As the police begin their investigation, she brings the boy into her home and learns to love again. But will her new found happiness be destroyed when the police finally answer the question What Child Is This?
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Description: When Angie Specter won a slot on the Reality TV show, Panic Button: Lighthouse Island, she promised herself she wasn't going to be involved in a showmance. She’s a serious contestant and wants that $250,000 prize. Showmance contestants are weak and foolish, and Angie has no intention of being used by some handsome guy. That is, until she meets Hank. Not only is Hank Cross very handsome, he's as strong and capable as Angie. When the show's crazy host begins using terror to drive contestants off the island, Angie and Hank quickly figure out that if they don't help each other, they may not live long enough to push their Panic Button.
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Guilty Pleasures is a great book from the first page to the last—a masterful way to open one of the premiere urban fantasy series—one that helped to establish the now-archetypal tough as nails female investigator/practitioner of supernatural crime. A ...more
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Here’s a great look at 24 books that captured widespread attention in the North American British Colonies and the United States over the past few centuries. Odds are high that you haven’t heard of—much less read—all of them, whereas others are books ...more
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Over the past few days, I had started half a dozen novels and decided that I wasn’t interested in them within a couple of chapters. I began to wonder if the problem might be me, so I went back to an old favorite author to see if he could capture my a ...more
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I enjoyed this book, but it’s important to recognized that it is badly misnamed. All of these trials have to do with western civilization and the vast majority have to do with the United States. That being said, I very much appreciated the chance to ...more
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