The Official Web Site of SciFi and Paranormal Author Mark Janas
The Official Web Site of SciFi and Paranormal Author Mark Janas
Shellbound tells the story of Luke Sanders, an ordinary guy who didn't do enough. One day Luke finds that his life has been turned inside out, literally. He lands in an unknown, yet familiar place where a stranger guides him through the next steps that will hopefully unite him with his family again. In the meantime, he has WORK to do. Luke is HERE for a reason. His former employer, PointGPX, has developed technology that will endanger the lives of many. Luke has to navigate the RULES to stop them and take care of his family at the same time.
In the second book of the Shellbound series, Luke Sanders finds that his WORK is not yet done. He and Jeremiah are back HERE in Chicago looking for guidance from the RULES on what to do next. In the process they stumble upon a more sinister scheme that they must stop. If they can't, things both HERE and THERE could be ruined forever, and Luke may never make it HOME.
Agents Maye and Fuller return in the third book in the Shellbound series. Now with the ability to move freely between HERE and THERE, Maye, Fuller, Jeremiah, and Luke discover that they are better positioned to get real WORK done and make a difference. But an old nemesis is lurking, pulling the strings, and orchestrating an even bigger plan.
In the fourth book in the Shellbound series, Luke and Jeremiah learn that they are not alone in their struggle. The world THERE is changing, setting the stage for a larger "harvest" that could change the course of the battle forever. Maye, Fuller, and Anne are back in New Texas doing what they can to disrupt the negative forces growing in the MSA.
The Badge Collector is the fifth book in the Shellbound series. Tyler Maye and Anne Monroe have settled in the new North American country of Navajo. The battle continues for Luke and Jeremiah against old foes and new. But someone or something new has emerged both HERE and THERE. Is it a friend or an enemy?
Smile is the 6th book in the Shellbound series. Smile tells the story of Mark Helms, a research pharmacist from Denver that leads a seemingly perfect life. Things begin to unravel shortly after Mark begins receiving a batch of mysterious letters. He soon discovers a link between the letters and people that have died or who will soon die. Helms goes to the police for help, and eventually the case makes its way to Tyler Maye and his 3PU team who now live and work outside of Denver in the new nation of Navajo.
Even Steven is the 7th book in the Shellbound book series. Luke Sanders finds himself in a new backdrop without any sense for what his next move should be. His fight against Miles Young and the dark forces in the MSA isn't finished, and neither is the work he has to do. Luke has a decision to make. If he makes the wrong choice the consequences may be dire for everyone. Could his doppelgänger be the key to finishing the battle once and for all?
Larry Harris and his wife just moved into their dream lake house in the mountains of northwest Georgia. One day Larry discovers a seemingly innocent connection to the past in the lake water. But, he soon finds that connection may not be so innocent, and the Civil War past it represents may not be set in stone. Larry’s current reality is at stake, as is that of those around him.
What happens when one guy with the right skills and resources gets sick of the division and discourse fueled by politicians, the media, and celebrities? Nanokill happens.
Brian Hancock is surrounded by his family and friends at his 54th birthday party. He's a loving father and grandfather. He has an important job. He contributes to society. He's the picture of health at a time where human life expectancy has been extended by nearly 40 years. But New America says his time is up. Back to top
"A compelling debut novel. Anxious to see where the the series takes us."
- MH, 5 stars
"I am curious turning each page trying to figure out what is happening and which characters are good/evil in this fantasy world....A must read!" - KS, 5 stars
"I can truly recommend this book. Gripping from the first chapter. I will read more of his books." - VT, 5 stars
"Liked the pace of this novel, the plausibility of the story and the relatable characters. Futuristic yet made realistic by the author." - CW, 5 stars
"Great combination of history, mystery, and thrills." - Tracy, 5 stars
"An intricately woven and engrossing novel with historical, paranormal, and horror elements..." - Mallory, 5 stars
"I enjoyed reading the story.....it moved along smartly. Interesting technology and technological application. Food for thought." - CS, 4 stars
At various stages of development....
1. Frequent Warriors - Sam discovers a way using an MRI machine to tap parallel realities in the hopes of reuniting with his deceased wife.
2. Scrambled - Cosmic “glitch” sucks the souls from most living creatures on the planet and reinserts them in an apparent random manner.
3. 2/2/22 2:22 - Enemies of the United States collaborate to execute a plot to commit thousands of “soft attacks” on the country on a precise date, precise hour, and precise second.
4. Lineage - Two odd kids are drawn to a particular teacher who senses the same connection. They soon realize that they have a common mission and must act quickly to save a seemingly random local entrepreneur.
5. Regressed - Over the course of 1000 years the average human IQ has decreased by an order of magnitude. Now led by a very small group of “elders” who have managed to retain their intelligence, humanity struggles to survive against the most basic and dangerous of man’s instincts.
Mark Janas has been a lot of things throughout his career including tech entrepreneur, healthcare professional, sports team owner, coach, and college professor. It’s obvious that Mark bores easily, but he hopes to add “best selling author” to the list soon. Mark writes the types of books that he likes to read, particularly those in the paranormal, science fiction, and dystopian genres.
Mark lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife, son, and dog Pedro. If you can’t find him at his favorite hippie coffee shop, he’ll probably be on the trail running or riding his mountain bike or paddling a lake somewhere. Mark also has at least 3 years of collegiate eligibility left, in case any school out there is looking for a quinquagenarian shooting guard.