Gilbert M. Stack

Biography

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 more than a dozen issues of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Michelle, and their son, Michael.

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Series

Legionnaire
Legionnaire is a gritty High Fantasy series set on the borders of the far-flung Republic of Aquila. While political in-fighting and scheming are the order of the day in the heart of the Republic, the borderlands are awash with dangers only kept in check by the might of the legions. Fell magics, savage peoples, and scheming empires all threaten the country Patrician Marcus Venandus has sworn to defend using his wits, military strategy and his small command of highly disciplined legionnaires.

The Fire Islands

Price: $2.99 USD.

The Sea of Grass

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Jeweled Hills

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Battle for Amatista

Price: $3.99 USD.

The Centinela Gambit

Price: $3.99 USD.
Pembroke Steel
Now that the Great War is done, ace pilot Mitch Pembroke just wants to spend a few peaceful years enjoying the Roaring Twenties before he settles down and takes the corner office in his father’s company, Pembroke Steel. Unfortunately, peace is the last thing Mitch can find. Trouble follows wherever he goes and not even his best friend, boxer-turned-bodyguard, Kit Moran can keep him out of all of it. Pembroke Steel blurs the line between historical fiction and dark fantasy.

Lazarus Key

Price: $0.99 USD.

The Shore and Other Stories

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

Morganita Burning
Series: Legionnaire. Pre-release—available December 6, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,070. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
25% off if pre-ordered by 12/6/18. The long-feared war has erupted and Prefect Marcus and his newly raised legion are on the front lines of the fighting, part of a daring plan to secure Amatista’s rear by eliminating its major northern opponent before its other foes can join in the fighting. Yet with just as many enemies within as without, can Marcus find the path to victory?
Blood Ties
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
All attorney Liz Dunn had to do was escort Ryan Hart to meet his long lost uncle in the tiny country of Carpathia. Ryan stood to gain a $10 million estate. Liz wanted the hefty paycheck for her struggling law firm. But Ryan’s dying uncle sought something far more sinister. In an ancient land where legends come to life, Liz is about to discover that a blood tie can be an exceedingly dangerous.
The Centinela Gambit
Series: Legionnaire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,800. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
Surrounded by enemies, Prefect Marcus launches a bold stroke to secure his northern border in the coming war. The key to his plan is the fortified border town of Centinela. Its walls are strong enough to delay conventional forces for weeks but Marcus and his Black Hat Legion are not a conventional northern fighting force. Can he take the town buy surprise or will his risky gambit cost him the war?
Forever After
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,590. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
Paul Steele dies minutes after a terrible argument with his wife—dies, but doesn’t quite depart for the hereafter. Instead he wakes in the body of billionaire, Griffon Knight, and no one—not even his wife, Char—will believe he’s come back from the dead to be with her again. Yet Paul isn’t the kind of man who ever gave up easily and he’s not going to stop until he convinces Char to marry him again.
The Battle for Amatista
Series: Legionnaire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,900. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Marcus hoped to gain a respite to build his army for next spring’s wars. Unfortunately, his enemies are determined to kill him before he reaches next year’s battlefields. Assassins, both mundane and magical, step out of the shadows to strike at him, while other conspirators spark riots to bring the government down. Will Marcus and his few trusted comrades be able to win the Battle for Amatista?
High Above the Waters
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,900. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
As a pregnant 15 year old, Autumn Fields learned firsthand that the town ghost was more than a creepy legend. Rejected by her boyfriend and beaten bloody by her dad, she climbed out onto the old railroad bridge to kill herself, but a mysterious man talked her into running away instead. 16 years later, she’s come back with her daughter to learn if there really is a ghost on Hunter’s Bridge.
The Jeweled Hills
Series: Legionnaire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,290. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
There’s no rest for Tribune Marcus Venandus when he arrives at his brother’s home in the Jeweled Hills. The city of Amatista is strangling, surrounded by enemies without and crippled by divisions within. Marcus must act decisively to save everything his brother has built, but without his beloved legions behind him, can Marcus and his friends survive their visit to the Jeweled Hills?
The Sea of Grass
Series: Legionnaire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Marcus responds to a plea from his brother to aid him in the far north. When pirates shut down the sea routes the legionnaire is forced to journey overland across the treacherous Sea of Grass. Yet this is not the safer choice. A mysterious shaman has sworn to drench the plains in blood and it will fall to Marcus to try to shepherd the caravan to safety.
The Fire Islands
Series: Legionnaire. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(5.00 from 1 review)
Legion officer Marcus Venandus was exiled to the hell hole known as the Fire Islands as punishment for the sins of his father and finds all is not right at the edge of the world. The witchdoctor kings and their skeletal armies may be gone, but darkness lingers in the land. With the legion riven by personal rivalries, can Marcus and his men put the past back in its grave?
Ransom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,530. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Historical » USA
Lynne Winters is a not-too-successful real estate attorney caught in the middle of the kidnapping of the century in the mid-sized American city of Slate. Entangled in the problem against her will, she finds herself hindered more than helped by the efforts of the police and the victim's self-centered family. Can no one but Lynn remember that a young boy's life is at stake.
What Child Is This?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,350. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
In the Depression Era Midwest, a lost boy, a grieving mother, and a small town deputy sheriff try to bring about a Christmas miracle.
Lazarus Key
Series: Pembroke Steel, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » General
In a new series that blurs the line between historical fiction and dark fantasy, Mitch Pembroke follows the love of his life out of prohibition-era America to a remote Caribbean island. While his only thought is to learn why she ran away, he should be worrying about how he’s going to survive the deadly secrets of Lazarus Key.
The Shore and Other Stories
Series: Pembroke Steel, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,040. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Great War is eight years past, but for dashing war hero Mitch Pembroke the Roaring Twenties is proving to hide many more dangers than he ever found in the skies of France. Wherever he travels, trouble seems to lie in wait for him. And this time his boxer-turned-bodyguard friend, Kit Moran, might not be able to get him out again.
Hearts of Ice and Other Stories
Series: Pembroke Steel, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,030. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Mitch Pembroke survived flying harrowing missions against the Germans during the Great War and now would like to spend his time tasting the excitement of the Roaring Twenties while avoiding the corner office in his father’s company, Pembroke Steel. Kit Moran is the boxer-turned-bodyguard hired to keep Mitch out of trouble. It’s a full time job, because where ever Mitch goes danger always follows.
Panic Button: Lighthouse Island
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,070. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
On a lighthouse island off the coast of South Carolina, a new Reality TV show asks a simple question—what will it take to make its contestants turn their back on a quarter million dollars in prize money and push their Panic Buttons.

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  • Atlas of the Serpent Men (A Tale of Conan of Cimmeria) on April 25, 2018

    This tribute to Robert E. Howard’s Conan starts on a strong note giving a very credible account of Conan facing off against a band of thieves. The crisp action pulls you right in and doesn’t let you go from start to finish. Adams has a real feel for everyone’s favorite barbarian. These are pages that feel like REH could have penned them. There's also a delightful piece of Conan flash fiction at the end so make certain you read until the final page.
  • The Blonde Goddess of Tikka-Tikka on April 25, 2018

    Chris Adams continues his homage to the pulp magazines of the 1930s and 1940s with this quick novella about an adventurer who would fit well into a story by Robert E. Howard. The problem he encounters, however, is all H.P. Lovecraft and Adams does a very good job of building suspense as ancient horrors return to the earth. This is a fast moving tale which you’ll want to read in one sitting. There’s a tiny twist at the end of the story that gives some well-appreciated justification to the villains’ actions. I’d happily read a sequel.
  • On a Winter's Eve on April 25, 2018

    This short story is flat out creepy. In it Adams consciously adopts the style of the pulp writers of the 1930s and 1940s and is so successful that you wouldn’t be surprised to learn this was a lost work of H.P. Lovecraft. The tension builds slowly as the other-worldly threat first makes itself known and then begins its haunting attacks on a family living far from civilization in wooded, snow-covered mountain lands. Since the story is told from a first person perspective years after the event, you know the narrator is going to survive, but it doesn’t feel that way as the danger mounts and the body count expands. This one will linger with you and give you second thoughts about looking out the window to watch the snow.
  • Conan and Old Crem (A Tale of Conan of Cimmeria) on May 30, 2018

    Conan and Old Crem is a delightful piece of flash fiction that no Conan library should be without. If you ever enjoyed a tale of fiction’s most famous barbarian, you’ll love this story. So drop what you’re doing and read it right now!