The Imaginary Realms of
Gilbert M. Stack


My Books

Blood Ties

In the quest for immortality, a relative is a terrible thing to waste.

All attorney Liz Dunn had to do was escort Ryan Hart to meet his long lost uncle in the tiny country of Carpathia on the Transylvanian border. Ryan stood to gain a ten million dollar estate. Liz wanted the hefty check that would keep her law firm in the black. But Ryan’s dying uncle, the enigmatic Stefan Carpathios, planned to get something far more sinister in return. In an ancient land where legends come to life, Liz is about to discover that the world is much more complex than she believed and a blood tie can be an exceedingly dangerous thing.

"This book is spooky fun! Stack has succeeded in creating a smart, strong female character who finds ways to solve impossible problems using her wits. This is even more impressive when the supernatural is involved. The main character “Liz” reminds me of the strong female lead in one of Stack’s other books “Ransom.” Parts of Blood Ties are appropriately creepy, but there is also humor. A collection of fascinating characters and a plot that keeps you guessing. Makes for a great Halloween Treat!" Mocha Lover, Amazon Reviewer

Blood Ties is available on Amazon and for free on Kindle Unlimited

Forever After

Middle class, average-Joe, Paul Steele dies minutes after a terrible argument with his wife—dies, but doesn’t quite depart for the world beyond. Instead he wakes in the body of billionaire energy-magnate, Griffon Knight, and no one—not even Paul's wife, Char—will believe he’s come back from the dead to be with her again. Trying to convince her only succeeds in making her think he’s crazy. But no one knows Char as well as Paul does and he’s not going to quit until he wins her back and convinces her to marry him again.

You can find Forever After at Amazon and for free on Kindle Unlimited.

High Above the Waters

Marcus Hunter won't stay dead, he stalks his bridge all bloody red...

As a pregnant fifteen year old, Autumn Fields learned first hand that the town ghost was more than a creepy legend. All alone in the world, rejected by her boyfriend and beaten bloody by her father, Autumn climbed out onto Hunter's Bridge to kill herself, but an encounter with the mysterious creature convinced her that dying wouldn't necessarily solve her problems.

Sixteen years later, she's coming back to Prospect with her teenaged daughter to make peace with her dying father and finally discover the truth about that night long ago. But with the haunted bridge about to be torn down, has Autumn waited too long to come back and find her ghost?

You can currently find High Above the Waters on Amazon and for free on  Kindle Unlimited.

Panic Button: Lighthouse Island

Ellen Specter thought she knew what she was getting into when she won her spot on the new Reality TV show, Panic Button and a chance to win a quarter million dollars. Take a few contestants, isolate them from the rest of the world, set them a few competitions and watch the sparks fly as people forge and break alliances in a desperate attempt not to be voted out. Too bad that's not the way things work on Panic Button -- a show designed to terrorize people into freely giving up their chance at the prize money and run by a mentally disturbed host who doesn't seem to care how badly he has to hurt people to convince them to leave.

Here are two reviews: 

"Compulsively readable and kept me guessing right up to the end and not about the showmance angle, but about what the hell have these people gotten themselves into and who, if anyone, will come out of it alive and/or sane. The action takes place on a deserted island off the Carolina Coast , the site of a new survivor type reality show in it's first season of filming. The eight contestants are competing for $250,000 and the title of Keeper of the Lighthouse. Once on the island, the game requires they accept the status and rights of indentured servants in Post-revolutionary America of 1780's. Their taskmaster /host is a character called the Keeper. At first they think he's just an actor who never breaks character, and it's a very dark character that gets darker with every slowly passing torturous hour. Very quickly, the seasoned TV viewers sense there is something little off about the show. There are no camera crews or other production staff on the island, although there are plenty of hidden cameras The host seems to enjoy getting into his role more than any academy award winner in memory. The possibilities powered me through this suspenseful read. Was this a show at all or were they the playthings of some wealthy sadist? What would it mean to be the winner and new Keeper? The pacing and plotting is the kind that keeps you reading past your bedtime and could scare up a nightmare or two when you finally nod off after you finish the book." WGTSOVR, Amazon Reviewer

"I'm not a fan of reality TV, but looking at it from a woman's POV, following a character in a book, feeling what she feels...just wow. I was riveted. As to be expected, the contestants of this reality show fight and argue nonstop. There is 250,000 bucks at first. And amid the fighting, there's fear, craziness, and romance.

There is no sex. It's not even needed. It's just nonstop, heart-pounding action.

The deal: A snooty college professor, an elementary school teacher, a handsome Adonis, a mechanic, a model wannabe, an overweight man, a tough African American woman, and older lady are thrown together on Lighthouse Island with a crazy keeper who seems to get way into his role.

There's shackles, a flooding cellar, a dry well, infested food, ghost stories, and mind games. The heroine is constantly faced with: hit the panic button, save so-and-so, do this, save so-and-so, and in the end, she may win or lose because of love. Can a showmance become a romance?

I loved it, and though the bickering got on my nerves at times, I could see as totally plausible. In moments of extreme stress and with lots of money at stake, people behave in appalling ways. How would YOU behave?" Sonia, Amazon Reviewer

Panic Button can be found at Amazon and for free on  Kindle Unlimited.


ABBA, Air Supply, Charlie’s Angels, Ronald Reagan—it’s 1981 and real estate attorney, Lynne Winters, is struggling to manage a constantly complaining mother and a law practice tanking in the worst real estate market in a decade. Then her life really goes insane when a long brown envelope lands on her desk. The heir to the Mackland furniture empire has been kidnapped and the kidnapper has forced Lynne smack in the middle of the ransom negotiations. It’s the most important case of her career, but in a time when professional women too often aren’t taken seriously, it will take all of Lynne’s resourcefulness and grit to find a way to bring the boy safely home again.

"This one is a crime solver that keeps your finger swiping just one more time and one more again! Compelling and even funny at times- I'm recommending this because it's enjoyable- it's also fun to share a story worth hearing no one else has read yet!" Anna M. Herbst, Amazon Reviewer

Only $2.99 at Amazon and for free at Kindle Unlimited.

What Child Is This?

Rediscover the magic of Christmas in this heartwarming mystery. A little boy wanders into town and directly into Agnes Hancock’s heart, resurrecting feelings she’d thought long dead when she lost her son during the Great War. No one knows who the child is or where he comes from, but Agnes can’t turn her back on him. 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?

"If you'd enjoy a one-sitting 38-page story that is warm and fuzzy and Christmasy, then you will love WHAT CHILD IS THIS? by Gilbert M. Stack. It's heartwarming and has a few twists you won't expect. Grab some hot chocolate or coffee and enjoy. It is very well-written. I would love to read more by this author." Speedy Grandma, Amazon Reviewer

What Child Is This? can be found at Amazon and for free on  Kindle Unlimited.