C. Gockel

Biography

C. Gockel got her start writing fanfiction, and she is not ashamed! Much. She received emails, messages and reviews from her fans telling her she should 'do this professionally'. She didn't; because she is a coward and life as a digital designer, copywriter and coder is more dependable. But in the end, her husband's nagging wore her down: "You could be the next '50 Shades of Gray' and I could retire!" Unfortunately, the author isn't much for writing smut. She is sad about this; she'd love for her husband to be able to retire and just work for her so she could nag him.

At the moment Ms. Gockel is putting the finishing touches on "I Bring the Fire Part III: Chaos".

Ms. Gockel loves to hear from readers. She can be reached by email at: cgockel.publishing@gmail.com

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Books

Android General 1. Archangel Down Book Seven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,070. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The Darkness will strike again ... The last time Carl, Volka, and 6T9 fought the Dark, 6T9 failed Volka. If he wants her and all the carbon based life forms that he loves to survive, he needs to change. Change for an android is as easy as flipping a switch, but dealing with the consequences is not so simple.
Call of Courage: 7 Novels of the Galactic Frontier
Price: Free! Words: 529,550. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Some are called by duty. Some are called by adventure. All answer the call of courage. Jump into seven full-length novels exploring the limits of space, science, and courage. Aliens, artificial intelligence, rogue governments, and galactic frontiers--you'll find them all here. Heed the call. Download this collection of series starters today!
Shadow Magc: Six Strong Heroines of Urban Fantasy
Price: Free! Words: 359,890. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Dive into six full-length urban fantasy novels by USA Today and national bestselling authors! Escape into tales of shifters and sorceresses, gamers and bakers, demons and artifact hunters, plus one very mischievous Norse god. Full of adventure, mystery, romance, and plenty of snark, these novels will immerse you in magical worlds while you turn pages far into the night.
Savage Stars: 7 Novels of Space Opera, Aliens, AI, and Post Apocalyptic Adventures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 628,180. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
The universe can be savage, but these heroes won’t go down without a fight. Seven full-length novels by bestselling authors that explore the far reaches of the universe, the limits of the human mind, and the divide between man and machine. Aliens, AI, and post-apocalyptic adventure—you’ll find them all among the Savage Stars. Download this collection of series starters today!
The Defiant. Archangel Project Book 6
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,370. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The Darkness is coming … When it strikes, Volka, Carl, 6T9 and Sundancer will have to join forces with an unlikely ally to learn the key to defeating it. An ally who is cold, cunning, and despises all of them—Alexis, Captain Darmadi’s wife.
Darkness Rising. Archangel Project Book 5
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,830. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » General
At the edge of the galaxy, a research station has gone dark… Volka, 6T9, and Carl Sagan are called to help in the rescue mission … A mission that triggers telepathic nightmares in their starship so terrifying battle hardened Galactic Marines breakdown and weep. They’re about to discover some nightmares are real. The Darkness is Rising.
Someday My Count Will Come: An I Bring the Fire Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 24,060. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Dare is an ancient Night Elf (please don’t call him a vampire!) keeping secrets from his own kind and seeking a Night Elf that has gone renegade. Penny is only twenty-four, seeking her lost sister, and hiding a secret as well. To save themselves, and save Dare’s people, they might have to risk letting their secrets go.
Magic After Midnight: I Bring the Fire Part VIII
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 142,510. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A standalone adventure in the world of I Bring the Fire.
 Magic is real, and Marcia's life is a fairy tale. Except, according to her stepdaughter, she's the wicked stepmother.
Soul Marked: I Bring the Fire Part VII
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 102,590. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A standalone, fantasy, adventure romance in the world of I Bring the Fire. Magic is real, but Tara’s life isn’t a fairy tale.
Rogue Stars: 7 Novels of Space Exploration and Adventure
Price: Free! Words: 685,670. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sometimes you have to go Rogue ... Jump into eight full-length novels exploring the last great frontier. Rogue Stars has alien invasions, artificial intelligence, galactic intrigue, and heroes that will defy orders to do what is right. Blast off to new worlds. Download this collection today.
Starship Waking. Archangel Project Book 4
Price: Free! Words: 95,620. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On an icy, barren world, a starship dreams of doom…
An alien, a robot, and a mutant will be called to rescue her. The galaxy will be shaken to its core. The starship is waking.
Heretic. Archangel Project Book 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 110,210. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The day of reckoning is coming … When the final confrontation occurs, and the truth of the gates is revealed, James and Noa will have choices to make ... Choices that may divide them forever and lead to the destruction of the human race.
Noa's Ark. Archangel Project Book 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,060. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
First contact didn’t go as planned. Time Gate 8, one of humanity’s portals between the stars, has been overrun by a mysterious alien intelligence, and the planet Luddeccea is now cut off. Haunted by those she left behind, Commander Noa Sato is on a desperate mission to save her homeworld. But the Luddeccean system harbors dangers, and so does her crew.
Archangel Down. Archangel Project Book 1
Price: Free! Words: 116,880. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Commander Noa Sato doesn't believe in aliens. Fortunately for Noa, the aliens believe in her.
Urban Mythic: Twelve Novels of Adventure and Romance, featuring Norse and Greek Gods, Demons and Djinn, Angels, Fairies, Vampires, and Werewolves in the Modern World
Price: Free! Words: 1,014,510. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Want a little magic in your life? Ever wished faeries were real or for your own personal djinn? Then these TWELVE worlds of action, adventure, humor, and romance are for you. Join the freshest voices in urban fantasy and paranormal romance as they bring magic into your life in the form of gods, demons, djinn, faeries, werewolves, and more.
Carl Sagan's Hunt for Intelligent Life in the Universe
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,910. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sometimes intelligent life is right in front of your whiskers.
I Bring the Fire Parts I, II, & III & In the Balance
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 250,590. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When Amy Lewis prays for a savior, Loki Norse God of Mischief and Chaos isn’t who she has in mind. Loki can’t resist Amy’s summons, but he can insist she help him outwit Odin. This box set contains the first three installments of I Bring the Fire plus In the Balance, and is perfect for fans of The Dresden Files and Terry Pratchett.
Gods and Mortals: Twelve Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Novels Featuring Thor, Loki, Greek Gods, Native American Spirits, Vampires, Werewolves, & More
Price: Free! Words: 834,350. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Twelve novels with modern humans facing off against heroes, Norse and Greek gods, and monsters of old … over one million words of divinely (and diabolically) inspired fantasy, adventure, and romance. The freshest voices in urban fantasy and paranormal, New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestselling authors, on unique journeys to heaven, hell, and worlds beyond. Get this heavenly collection now!
The Fire Bringers: An I Bring the Fire Short Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,040. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Three hundred years after the fall of Odin, many things have changed. Some things still remain the same. Featuring, Amy, Bohdi, Steve, Loki, Eisa, and other special guests.A tale that takes place after Ragnarok.
Ragnarok: I Bring the Fire Part VI (Loki Vowed Asgard Would Burn)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 188,380. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Loki vowed Asgard would burn. Bohdi Patel, latest incarnation of Chaos, wants nothing to do with Loki’s psychotic oath. Stranded on the icy world of Jotunheim with Amy Lewis, his friend Steve Rogers, and an unlikely team, Bohdi just wants to keep himself and his friends alive … but when you’re Chaos incarnate, even the simplest goals are complicated. And some vows cannot be broken.
The Paranormal 13 (Featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!)
Price: Free! Words: 1,182,950. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
13 (+1) full length paranormal and urban fantasy novels featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more! 1.3 MILLION words! 3,500 PAGES!
Warriors: I Bring the Fire Part V
Series: I Bring the Fire, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,170. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When tragedy strikes Amy’s beloved mutt Fenrir, and Odin strikes Bohdi’s best friend Steve, they have to work together again. Amy’s knowledge of science, Bohdi’s talents for theft, and both of their survival skills are put to the test. But more than Steve and Fenrir’s lives are at stake. Amy and Bohdi may unlock the key that saves mankind from the gods … or bring about the apocalypse.
The Slip
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,410. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(5.00 from 1 review)
Odin wants Sleipnir, his magical, world-walking, eight-legged horse back. FBI Director Steve Rogers doesn't want Odin getting anything he wants. Veterinarian Amy Lewis and professional hacker Bohdi Patel want to set Sleipnir free. The horse has his own ideas. A story (mostly) from Sleipnir's point of smell.
Fates: I Bring the Fire Part IV
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 129,810. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The Leader Who Rules Chaos, Rules the Realms… Two years ago, Loki, God of Mischief and Chaos, destroyed a large chunk of Chicago and then vanished. Odin, ruler of the Nine Realms, is desperate to find him. He sends Thor on a dangerous quest to consult the all-seeing Norns. But Thor needs humanity's help and Amy Lewis and Bohdi Patel are about to get into worlds of mischief.
In the Balance: An I Bring the Fire Novella (A Loki Story)
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,010. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
Called into the FBI headquarters to identify a magical artifact, Amy Lewis gets the opportunity to find Loki again. In doing so, she tips the scales of not one, but two universes, and has to choose for herself what form she wants Chaos to take.
Chaos: I Bring the Fire Part III (A Loki Story)
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,050. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this final installment of the Cera story arc, the noose around Loki’s neck is tightening. Gerðr, the frost giantess, wants him dead; Cera, the World Seed, wants his head—literally and figuratively; the FBI wants him in Guantanamo; and an old friend from Asgard wants to bring him home...whether Loki likes it or not. Things can’t get any worse, but when Loki’s involved, it’s certain they will.
Monsters: I Bring the Fire Part II (A Loki Story)
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,060. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Something wicked has made its way to Chicago — and this time it isn't Loki. Loki wants vengeance, Agent Steve Rogers wants to keep his city in one piece, and Amy Lewis just wants to get back to vet school; but first she will have to join forces with Loki and Steve to save earth from trolls, wyrms, frost giant invasions, and an old evil growing beneath Chicago's streets.
I Bring the Fire Part I : Wolves (A Loki Series)
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: Free! Words: 67,860. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(4.75 from 8 reviews)
In middle America, on Route 44, Amy Lewis has to get to her grandma’s house in time for dinner — but she’s being pursued by a very bad wolf. Galaxies away, when Loki wakes up in prison cell without a hangover he knows something has gone very wrong. Can a nice midwestern girl help a so-called God of Chaos? Can he help her...or even help himself?

Smashwords book reviews by C. Gockel

  • Beneath the Surface (The Emperor's Edge 5.5) on July 04, 2013

    This is my favorite book in the Emperor's Edge series. The Emperor's Edge books are known for breakneck action, this novel though 'slower' than the typical book is still action packed, but we get to see a little more of the characters, they get a chance to breath.
  • Forged in Blood II (The Emperor's Edge, Book 7) on July 22, 2013

    This was a very satisfying end to the series. Sicarius and Amaranthe's POV worked well to move the action along--we didn't see everything 'first hand', so we could focus on the exciting things. It ended at a good place. I'm probably the only person out there who isn't head over heels with Sicarius and Amaranthe together. He is so quiet and so damaged, I think before long she'll be lonely in the relationship, and ultimately I think the person who will hurt most is Sicarius. Amaranthe ultimately is an extrovert, and will always find someone, but Sicarius is much more vulnerable--people who are so contained tend to be. But that made the story more poignant. (This doesn't mean I don't want them to succeed, I just think for a long haul it would be terribly difficult). I loved how the strings of all the stories were pulled together. No one seemed out of character to me. I wasn't surprised by Books actions or Astyr's response. At the end the author asked what characters we'd like to see again. I would like to see Sicarius and Amaranthe, to see how she holds them together (or not). I would also like to see Astyr...he's such an ass, but that gives him a huge potential for growth, and he's already starting to grow.