C. Gockel


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

Where to find C. Gockel online


Fates: I Bring the Fire Part IV
By C. Gockel
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 133,760. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By C. Gockel
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,060. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
Amy Lewis is sure she’ll never see Loki again, but when chaos is involved nothing is certain.Called into ADUO’s offices to identify a magical artifact, Amy comes face to face with the good and the bad of the forces of order and chaos, and has to chose for herself which of many imperfect paths to take. The fate of the Nine Realms is in the balance. This time, it’s in Amy’s hands.
Chaos: I Bring the Fire Part III
By C. Gockel
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,350. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Category: Fiction
(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
By C. Gockel
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,440. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Fiction
(5.00 from 1 review)
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
By C. Gockel
Series: I Bring the Fire. Price: Free! Words: 67,950. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.75 star(4.75 from 4 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?
Murphy's Star
By C. Gockel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,940. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Fiction
On a journey to a distant solar system a group of scientists discover they’ve picked up an unlikely passenger...and discover humans may not be as alone in the universe as they thought. Inspired by the amazing "Love and Sex Among the Invertebrates", by the incomparable Pat Murphy, "Murphy’s Star" is another exploration of love and what it means to "be".

C. Gockel’s tag cloud

adventure    alfheim    aliens    asgard    contemporary fantasy    fantasy    fates    first contact    hoenir    loki    magic    magical mystery    mimir    mythology    norns    norse mythology    odin    quantum physics    quest    romance    sorcery    swords    thor   

Smashwords book reviews by C. Gockel

  • Beneath the Surface (The Emperor's Edge 5.5) on July 04, 2013
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    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 7, Final Book) on July 22, 2013
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    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.