"AWESOME BOOK! As an avid sci-fi reader, I can honestly say that this book had twists in it that I haven't read before. It's very well written and proves to me that Nick and Paul have the kind of imaginations that will make them famous. You will NOT be disappointed if you buy this book. It's an Excellent read that keeps your attention. I bought both media's just to be able to read it everywhere I went."
Thomas W. Snipes - Deputy Police Officer
"Best read I've had in years. Sound story with solid characters. If this doesn't become a series, it should. Braker and Hicks have hit the nail on the head keeping you in the story and the action. Very well written."
Michael McMain - Software Developer
"Nick Braker has come up with a mind bending tale of Earth's impending domination by an alien race and the small team of young people who are trying to avert it. The characters and their interchanges are so believable that, as you read the book, you will begin to think it is about people you actually know. The back drop story is ingenious and one that I have never seen in Sci-fi before."
Jim Guyer - Author
Galactic Satori Chronicles
Book 2 - Kron
In the first installment of the Galactic Satori Chronicles, Asher Carson lost his fiancée to an alien attack. He and his friends channeled his anger and grief into the ultimate weapon against alien technology. Human emotions were the one thing the Kron didn’t account for when they started their attack on Earth.
In the time after his initial adventure, Asher, now known as Magnus, has been working to stop the next Kron attack in Nicaragua. Magnus stops the attack in time but pays dearly for his troubles. He and his team are shot through space to the aliens’ home world of Kron. There, Magnus meets with the alien queen, Katerra. Katerra reveals shocking information about the Kron’s war against Earth, and Magnus will have to make a decision that could have devastating consequences for more than one planet.
Meanwhile, back on Earth, Magnus’s allies are desperate to get him back. Mira, Zarabeythe, Josephina, and Jules—four MIT coeds biologically enhanced with alien technology—enact a daring plan to destroy the Kron threat once and for all. Their actions, however, could also mean the end for Magnus and his team.
"I love the Galactic Satori story arc. Not going to give away any of the plot, but this book is masterfully written. You can tell the author put a lot of himself into writing this, and I look forward to reading more from him!"
Daniel B. Halquist
"Wow!!! At the risk of saying to much, I did not see that coming! I find most books to be fairly predictable. Not this one though. I was on edge and holding on for this entire book! All I can say is, when is the release date for the next one?"
David Edwards, Jr. - Manager
"Loved this book and the first one Galactic Satori: Earth.
I could not put it down. Cannot wait to read more of Nick Braker's books.
What a great writer."
Hazel Johnson - Musician
Book 1 - Septima
Troy, with his irrational fears, is the least likely person to lead a war. But that doesn't mean he can escape his destiny.
A trip to New Orleans turns into something much larger when aliens called the Pirans kidnap him and his friends. A perfect doppelganger for their dead general Tohmas, Troy is thrust into the front lines of battle against Reptauran invaders. Now, the Pirans must convince their people that Tohmas rose from the dead to lead them to victory.
As it turns out, the Pirans aren’t totally wrong. Tohmas isn't quite gone—and his lingering essence has found Troy a suitable host. Troy must fight with everything he's got to save both Pira and the Earth, the Reptaurans' next likely target. As he struggles to maintain control of his own destiny, Troy knows that no matter the outcome, his life will never be the same.
Explore the mind of this unlikely hero in Essence, the first book in a new sci-fi series by Nick Braker, a coming-of-age tale full of adventure and steamy encounters.
"I met the author at a convention (his Heisenberg cosplay is perfect by the way). The story in this book was awesome. Troy, the main character, makes for a very relatable person who is then suddenly thrust into the unknown on a strange planet. There are enough twists and turns to keep you guessing throughout, and just like Troy you never know who to believe or trust. My heart was all over the place with each character. The ending left me wanting more, and I can't wait to find out the fate of everyone involved."
BB from Amazon Review
"I've never got this much enjoyment and entertainment, in such a short sci-fi novel! 'Essence' will grab you, shake you around, and throw you violently up against a wall! And make you fist pump at times, wanting to defend your world! Can't wait for the sequel!"
Bruce Raymond - Krav Maga Black Belt
Another great read from an up and coming sci-fi author. The book is full of adventure, romance, action, and interesting characters. What else could you ask for? Loved going through this epic journey and can't wait for more!
Jerry Moffett - IT Manager
The main character, Troy, is a very paranoid individual that basically expects the worst in any situation.
But all of that changes in a short time, largely due to very human like aliens on a mission to Earth.
I won't go into any more of the story, you should really read this for yourself.
As an avid reader of science fiction for many years I enjoyed this book and can't wait for book 2. Well written with great characters, each of which has a purpose to the story.
The story flows from chapter to chapter with none of the boring side stories that are in a lot of books.
Honestly, when the second book is finished I may re-read this one again before I start the second.
Chuck Ridner - iSeries Engineer
"Once again, author Nick Braker takes us on a fantastic ride through our universe. The more I read the book, the more I lost myself into various characters, their roles and the new world. It was amazing to be able to vividly see and emotionally feel everything that was taking place as the plot continued to twist and unfold."
Wayne Hurt - Luckiest Man on the Planet
Book 2 - Alta
Troy is no longer himself. Kidnapped by the aliens known as Pirans, infected with the essence of the dead General Tohmas, Troy grasps at his only hope of survival. He merges his soul with the alien parasite trying to possess him, leaving him forever changed—and not entirely for the worse. Once plagued by crippling phobias, Troy is now fearless, willing to fight his enemies with his bare hands. But with this new strength also comes a new weakness: women. Tohmas was notorious for his insatiable desires, and Troy finds himself constantly resisting temptation—especially the gorgeous, manipulative Alta. Although Alta has convinced the Pirans she’s helping them prepare to battle the murderous Reptaurens, she’s actually meticulously planning to steal their ultimate power source and then abandon them to their fate. Alta won’t hesitate to kill anyone in her way, and her deep love for Tohmas is Troy’s only advantage. He convinces Alta that Tohmas has taken full control of his being and thus keeps her trust and his life. While Alta schemes, Troy covertly struggles to save the Pirans and prevent the Reptaurens from invading Earth—but first he must wrest back control of his own soul.
Book 3 - Amber
Alta is more diabolical than ever! She wants the Reptauren leader's spaceship to make her escape and she'll stop at nothing to get it, even if it means murdering everyone on Pira and Earth. With her new essence parasite in control of Troy, she has the means to enforce her will on the benevolent people of Pira. Troy tries to save them as he struggles against Alta's mind-altering control over him. If he fails, Pira and Earth are doomed. With the dead general, Tohmas, now completely a part of him, Troy possesses supernatural abilities to fight the Reptauren invasion but only under Alta's direction. In this steamy, action-packed conclusion to the Essence series, Troy must free himself from Alta's maniacal control if he is to save Pira, Earth-and his own soul.