Christopher John Chater is the author of the novels The Traveler's Companion, Omegasphere, Aquarius Rising, Out of Body, and the award winning series, Dating in the Apocalypse. He was born in Burbank, California, but has lived all over, the East Coast, the West Coast, and the South. He's worked as a production assistant in the film industry, a song plugger in the music industry, and a bartender and server in the hospitality industry. He now lives in San Diego and writes full time.
Harley Baker sold his soul to the devil. The hellish fate meant he had to ghost the girl he loved, Stephanie, and bail on his best friend Darren. Signing with Satan also turned his body into an Airbnb for every demon in the underworld. Its latest tenant is Yaldabaoth, false god, self-proclaimed creator of the material world, total douche. While out of body, Harley’s forced to watch the imposter head to Washington DC, reunite with his friends, and manipulate his way into society’s elite. Yaldabaoth’s goal has always been to keep souls trapped in the material world. Now the evil archon thinks it may have found a twenty-first century solution in an immersive platform called Pleromaverse. Luckily for Harley, being damned to hell comes with its privileges. He can possess the bodies of sinners. So, to protect his friends and save souls from a simulated prison, he’s got around an hour in the meatsuits of a porn-addicted priest, a teenaged serial killer, and a billionaire occultist.
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Harley Baker's obsession with the afterlife leads him to experiment with astral projection, but when he doesn't take the necessary precautions before an OBE, he comes back to find that a demon has taken over his body. While in spirit form, Harley watches the impostor romance the girl he's crushing on, ace his college exams, and impress his best friend with opportunities for wealth beyond his wildest dreams. Not only does Harley have to figure out how to get his body back before he's trapped in the astral plane forever, but he has to stop the demon from a plan that will veil the world in darkness and enslave the human race.
"Overall, Out of Body is a quick read and moves along at a good pace, never once straying from the plot. I would recommend the book to paranormal/supernatural fans or anyone who enjoys fast-paced reads with edgier occult story lines."
"Interesting, well-written, with no major errors or plot-holes to speak of, Out of Body was a fun read that I would definitely recommend if you like tales with a supernatural bent to them."
Tom Collins knows how to show a girl a good time, even in a world that’s gone up in smoke. The setting is New York City after it’s being ravaged by a pandemic that killed off seventy percent of the world’s population. Though the dating pool is getting shallower every day, Tom’s looking for the love of his life. Dating in the city isn't easy with marauders and clansmen kidnapping women and selling them to the highest bidder. Tom’s mom, a fashion designer who has her own dress shop in Manhattan, is attempting to help the struggling female population by designing a stylish yet deadly clothing line: dresses have pouches containing Chinese stars, garter belts have derringer holsters, and skinny jeans come equipped with butterfly knife sheaths. Mom not only wants women to look great, she wants them to kick ass. And while Mom makes the clothes, Tom trains the women on how to use the concealed weapons. Their business has done wonders for Tom’s romantic life, but he’s grown tired of playing the field. Then, one beautiful apocalyptic day, in walks Lady Sarah, the leader of an all-female clan in Hoboken. Could she be “The One?”
"Christopher John Chater created a noteworthy character with Tom. He's brash, he charismatic, he's single, and he's looking for love in the apocalypse. Let the games begin!! I instantly fell in love with Mr Collins and his wit. And like a school girl I hung onto the bitter end."
"I smiled, giggled, and laughed out loud in every chapter if not every page."
Out-of-work architect Nick Fellows never suspects a job interview will lead to a fight for his life. It begins when he receives an email encoded with numerological numbers from a mysterious company named Atlantis Revisited. Against his better judgment, he accepts an interview with them in a park in Manhattan. He's met by their strikingly beautiful recruiter, Lisa, who's only allowed to tell him that the company's primary focus is civilization building . . . and that their last architect was murdered.
Immediately following the interview both of their lives are put in danger. But what could the company possibly be building, and who wants them dead because of it? The only thing Nick and Lisa know for sure is that they need to get to a place called Aquarius and Aquarius is rising.
"Overall, Aquarius Rising is a fun, page turning read. If you are looking for action, secrets, humor, and a little bit of romance, then I suggest you pick up Christopher John Chater's novel."
"Chater has blended a great storyline with remarkable characters, who have great chemistry. Absolutely loved it!"
Amy's Bookshelf Reviews
Whatever you imagine, you can create. . . .
C.C. Go’s series of books, The Traveler's Companion, is an infamous guide for wealthy hedonists to indulge their illicit pleasures in secret locations across the globe. The newest edition, however, only has one destination: the Zone, a place he claims mind creates matter, the sick can be healed with a thought, and a man’s fantasies can be made manifest simply by imagining them. Dr. Iverson, director of science and technology at the CIA, knows the dangers this place could have on the American way of life—on all life. His plan is to unleash his secret weapon: Angela, a beautiful human body controlled by an android brain, designed to fool targets into falling helplessly in love with her. She may be the only force capable of stopping Mr. Go from making reality obsolete.
"The Travelers Companion pulls the reader through the pages.It is tight well woven plot with many satisfying moments and a superb,poignant, ending."
"The Traveler's Companion is a riveting psychologicalthriller, recommended."
Midwest Book Review
Kurt Robbins always wondered where ideas came from. Then he found out. . . .
Kurt Robbins just finished his first novel and his editor loves it. The only problem is that six other writers submitted the same manuscript, word for word. Is Kurt a plagiarizer or had something or someone seeded his mind with the idea? Memeticist Ursula Stevens is Kurt’s only hope in finding out the truth. While being chased by an unknown government agency, Kurt and Ursula search out the other authors, hoping to figure out who infected them, and why, day by day, Kurt’s intelligence is growing by leaps and bounds.
"The book has intriguing plot, engaging characters and is packed full of action."
"For such a short book, there is a surprising amount of depth to the characters. And the story is amazing. It's original and very thought-provoking."