The Peacemaker Series by Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira

Alien Mission by Nick Iuppa, John Pesqueira.

The Peacemaker Book 1.

CTHULHU MEETS THE DA VINCI CODE When young teen, Victor Encinas desecrates a religious shrine in order to join his brother’s gang, he finds himself drawn into a world of alien spaceships, insectile high priests, and an interplanetary religion that seeks to take over the earth. Somehow, he finds that the most popular girl in school is in love with him and he’s been appointed The Peacemaker. The first book in The Peacemaker Series introduces us to the desert metropolis of Tumac City where a historic Spanish mission has been watched and studied by alien priests for centuries. The benevolent high priest of the unearthly religion is nearing the end of his life. And a revolt on his planet may soon bring about the return to ancient barbaric ways and the ascent of his depraved son. That shape-shifting monster has been exiled to Earth and kept in check by a series of human Peacemakers chosen by the high priest himself, and Victor is next in line for the role.

5 Stars: This Is Not Your Typical Alien Invasion!

If you are new to Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira’s books, you are in for a surprisingly powerful paranormal adventure. Those of us who have been following these authors, find this first book in The Peacemaker series, a masterful beginning.

Imagine a terrifying supernatural experience that gives you incredible powers! This is exactly what happens to a teenager named Victor Encinas, who is so desperate to join his brother’s gang that he desecrates a religious shrine as part of his initiation. And then:

“Suddenly a beam of intense white light shoots down at Victor and blinds him for a moment. He falls to his knees and feels himself jerked up feet-first into the sky above the church. The building, the truck, and the whole parking lot seem to jump back violently until he finds himself suspended hundreds of feet over them. Victor twists up to look into the light that has captured him, but its brilliance overwhelms him. “GOD ALMIGHTY!” he calls.”

Does God have anything to do with it? Victor is freed from the beam of light but soon learns that he has just been chosen to become a human peacemaker and stand against an exiled alien high priest who is plotting an interplanetary religious take-over of the earth.

As US government, Native American, and religious authorities work (sometimes at cross purposes) to understand the strange puzzle pieces coming together near the mission, a series of grisly serial killings begin. And then, as if young Victor doesn’t have enough on his mind, he finds the most popular girl in school falling in love with him, becoming a great help and support, but, in the process, also a target of the killer.

If you enjoyed reading The DA VINCI CODE, you will not want to miss “Alien Mission,” the first installment of The Peacemaker series. Take special note of the extensive list of characters at the beginning of this book, as the authors will build on this list going forward. This story is beyond your wildest imagination, and it is only the beginning.

I look forward to what comes next in The Peacemaker series.

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Review by Celia: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. An Epic Tale of an Unlikely Hero. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 6, 2018. Verified Purchase. Destiny and an extraterrestrial conspiracy collide in this sweeping tale of an unlikely hero and his fight against alien invaders.

Victor Encinas is nobody special….that is, until now. After a terrifying supernatural experience, he is stunned to find out that he now possesses unimaginable powers…powers that could change his life forever. When Victor learns about the history of the Peacekeepers, it suddenly all makes sense. An ancient alien race has sent one of their own to Earth under exile, and no one but the Peacekeepers can keep this alien prince from spreading terror among mankind. But the alien in question has secrets of his own, and proves himself to be a formidable and gruesome adversary. Will Victor be able to harness his new powers in time before it’s too late? With the aid of some of his most trusted friends and loved ones, it starts to seem like Victor will emerge triumphant. But it soon becomes clear that not everyone can be trusted, and there are bigger forces at work that remain hidden in the shadows.

Once again, Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira have proved themselves to be masters of the paranormal horror genre. This being the first book in the Peacekeeper series, it’s easy to get excited about future developments, and the authors skillfully leave plenty of hints at the end that will keep readers eager for more. While Alien Mission does have a central sci-fi theme, it is also refreshingly humorous and lighthearted, featuring several likable characters that have their own quirks and unique voice. Likewise, there is more than one sub-plot that always keeps things interesting, and the genius way of how it all ties together is not only highly entertaining but also impressive. In an ordinary novel, so many different characters and contrasting motivations could quickly become exhausting. But in Alien Mission, the effect is quite the opposite; the variations in point of view and the wide array of experiences create a much richer and more potent narrative. The authors have an uncanny knack for blending traditional religion with mythical phenomena as a plot device, and it works wonderfully. Their stories frequently juxtapose the old with the new, the mundane with the surreal. It is this winning formula that makes, among other things, Alien Mission such a pleasure to read.

Review by Thomas B. Barker: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Nick and John do it again. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 11, 2019. Verified Purchase. Paranormal and science fiction combined with a healthy dose of religion makes this book (first in a series) an engrossing read. After reading Esteban’s Quest, I crack the cover of this fantastic new book and found the same twisted type of story in the Southwest. The authors are masters at creating characters and putting them through their paces which sometimes are wild sprints. I can’t wait for the second book in the series and hope the world is saved and the aliens do not eat the human population for lunch.

Review by W.M. Dawes: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. A fast-paced page-turning read! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 17, 2018. Verified Purchase. A soaring space opera that begins with a pair of mismatched teenage lovers and ends in interplanetary religious subjugation; some moments are gut-wrenching, others are laugh out loud funny, and still others are just plain terrifying.

Review by Henry Shilell: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Are aliens already here? Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on December 14, 2018. Wonderfully thought-provoking tale of aliens who have been on earth for centuries secretly studying and influencing mankind when their presence is suddenly and shockingly revealed. How should humans respond to such a revelation? Is there any way we can live in peace with them and learn from them knowing we are but pawns on their chess board?

Alien Mission addresses these issues admirably and intelligently through the lives of everyday people who suddenly come in contact with powerful creatures from another world. Frightening, bloody, entertaining, and thought provoking one can easily begin to question many of mankind’s basic premises in regards to free will, freedom of thought, religion, morality, and basic human interactions. Are they really ours or imposed on us from elsewhere? Admittedly not easy stuff to come to terms with but definitely worth considering in light of the possibility that extraterrestrials may really be here but we don’t know that yet. Alien Mission claims they are and covers the possibilities brilliantly.

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Product Details:
Paperback: 368 Pages
Publisher: Independently Published (December 3, 2018)
Language: English
Horror (Paranormal)

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Alien Inquisition by Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira.

The Peacemaker Book 2.

In this second installment of The Peacemaker Series, Rhykin, the son of the high priest of an alien planet and heir apparent to his father’s reign, continues his exile on Earth. Meanwhile, supposedly good aliens have agreed to develop a new industry for our planet. Massive production facilities manufacture beautiful dream-endings for those aliens coming to the end of their lives. They are fueled by the energy of sleeping humans, and millions are employed in the endeavor. Victor Encinas, the Peacemaker, is now working as a liaison between Earth and the aliens. He discovers is that, in addition to Dream Factories, the aliens have also created Nightmare Factories which generate horrific worlds that torture and punish political enemies.

After his father’s death, Rhykin finally ascends to power and demands that everyone convert to his depraved religion. Those who will not are sent to the Nightmare Factories. Of course, Rhykin still desires Gaby though she has married Victor and had a son. Victor struggles to protect his wife and all humanity against the alien forces, supporting and then joining a resistance movement dedicated to eradicating Rhykin’s cruel priesthood. Of course, mere resistance cannot stop the monster, and soon it seems that even the Earth itself must play a part.

5 Stars: Guarantee It Will Shake You From Covid-19 Weariness!

Alien Inquisition Book Two in ‘The Peacemaker Series’ has finally arrived. I guarantee it will shake you from your 2021 Covid-19 weariness and shock you into a world filled with Aliens, both good and evil.

Aliens from the previous Iuppa/Pesqueira novel ALIEN MISSION have returned to our planet, supposedly to provide economic security for the Earth. They build DREAM FACTORIES everywhere. The facilities are designed to give an easy sendoff for those advancing in years and approaching the end of their lives. They do this by simulating a beautiful twilight world fueled by the dreams of millions of workers who enter “sleep pods” to provide the simulations with vision and energy.

But what no human has been told is that the aliens have also created NIGHTMARE FACTORIES to punish criminals and political prisoners. Fueled by the nightmares of workers trapped in the role of Hel-dreamers… the aliens’ enemies fall into fiery pits or are attacked by enormous bugs that tear them apart. Then the victims come back to life and go through the same suffering all over again. The simulation continually modifies itself based on dreams of hell, and it seems so deadly-real that some of the Hel-dreamers are murdered by their own nightmares.

The Department of Homeland Security is now handling Interplanetary Affairs, and our hero, Victor Encinas, is made liaison between human resources and their alien supervisors. A very hefty budget comes with the post, and Victor soon learns no one is paying much attention to his use of the funds.

Victor is pleased to return to his family from a tour of the alien facilities. His son, little Gabriel, is excited to see his daddy, and his wife Gaby has a romantic evening planned. But the time of warm embraces can be sidetracked easily. And when his old friend Father Oliver shows up, Victor learns that Rhykin, his alien enemy, has ascended to the position of High Priest. Rhykin insists that all humans convert to his religion, or they will find themselves sentenced to Hel-dreams.  

Victor is at a loss as the Inquisition comes after Gaby, whom Rhykin has desired since the first moment he saw her. But then Victor learns of the Forces of S.A.V.E. (an underground resistance movement) and decides to channel his liaison funds to support SAVE and break the Inquisition. But it isn’t the power of millions of dollars or military might or even the strength of shared dreams that stand strong against the Inquisition in the end. It is something far more fundamental. 

Alien Inquisition runs the gamut from tender romance to heart-stopping horror. The DaVinci Code has nothing on this series, as Authors Iuppa & Pesqueira take you to the distant edges of their incredible vision and leave you wanting more.

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Review by DT: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Epic sci-fi thriller. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 17, 2021. Verified Purchase. This is the second book in The Peacemaker Series. Victor is now working as a liaison with the aliens who have taken over earth supposedly for good purposes. But when Rhykin rises to power, he demands that all humans convert to their religion or be relegated to nightmare factories that harvest their energy. There’s non-stop action in this epic sci-fi thriller that pits good against evil. I’ve read several books by this author team and they’re always unique and well written. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next and read it in two days.

Review by Celia: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Keeps Getting Better and Better! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 25, 2021. After reading Alien Mission, Book One of the Peacemaker Series, I was completely hooked and couldn’t wait for the sequel. I’m happy to report that Book Two does not disappoint. The story builds on the different character’s individual stories, but this time they connect to each other in surprising ways. I was really fascinated by the concept of the Dream Factories that the aliens had created, and the Hel-Dreamers idea was more than a little terrifying. One of my favorite things about this series is how the authors so skillfully combine elements of sci-fi with politics, like when the aliens begin to slowly take control of the government and pressure even the most high-ranking officials to convert to their new religion. Likewise, the groups of resistance that spring up in reaction to Rhykin’s totalitarian rule feel both timely and extremely relevant with today’s volatile political scene. I also really enjoyed the deeper insight into Father Oliver; being one of my favorite characters, it was very interesting to see how he grappled with the threat of a forced religion. Similarly, I was very pleased to observe the maturity in Victor and Gaby’s relationship as a married couple. This brought a more nuanced feel to their dialogue and interactions with each other that felt authentic and relatable.

If you enjoyed Alien Mission and are looking for something that combines the best of sci-fi, romance, and political thriller, give Alien Inquisition one a try.

Review by CE: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Brilliant! Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 26, 2021. A thrilling adventure of alien invasion, very much like what actually happened when European settlers first came to the new world. Overwhelmed by alien technology, the people of earth do their best to work with the visitors only to learn that they must also convert to the alien religion or face an inquisition and be sentenced to eternal dreams of hell. Compelling storytelling, intricate plotting, and powerful characters on all levels. I loved it.

Review by Henry Shilell: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. Nightmares Can Be Real. Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on March 11, 2021. A wicked alien exile ascends to the high priesthood of his home planet and begins a reign of terror here on earth. His alien inquisition sentences those who oppose him to hell dreams in his nightmare factories while only the last peacemaker and a small band.

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Product Details:
Paperback: 283 Pages
Publisher: Independently Published (March 4, 2021)
Language: English
Horror (Paranormal)

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About The Authors:

Nick Iuppa is the former: Creative Director of Paramount Pictures’ Digital Entertainment, Head of Apple Computer’s Learning Technologies Group, Writer for the Wonderful World of Disney and apprentice animator on How The Grinch Stole Christmas. He’s the author of 9 novels, 4 technical books on new media, and a humorous compendium of management tactics called MANAGEMENT BY GUILT. Nick’s an avid international traveler, hiker, and adventurer. He and his wife, Ginny, live in the San Francisco Bay Area.

John Pesqueira studies at the University of Arizona, Columbia, and Stanford prepared him for an impressive career in media design and development. His passion for the visual arts and popular culture continue to inform his creative efforts and still inspire his writing and photography. John grew up in the Sonoran Desert and his love of the history, legends, and people of the American Southwest and Mexico remain a major focus of his work. John lives with his wife in Northern California.

Novels by Nick Iuppa and John Pesqueira:

  • Alicia Bewitched
  • Alicia’s Sin
  • Alicia’s Ghost: The Alicia Trilogy Book 1
  • Alien Inquisition (The Peacemaker Book 2)
  • Alien Mission (The Peacemaker Book 1)
  • Alien Inquisition (The Peacemaker Book 2)
  • Avenging Adelita
  • Esteban Meets Alicia
  • Esteban’s Quest
  • The Battle For The Alamo Taqueria
  • The Promise Of The Gateway

Novels by Nick Iuppa:

  • Bloody Bess And The Doomsday Games
  • Taken By Witches
  • The Sitcom Murders 1: Sexy Sixties Sitcom by Nicholas Victor (aka Nick Iuppa)
  • The Witch Within Her
  • Species II by Nick Iuppa

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