GtPGKogPYT4p61R1biicqBXsUzo" /> Google+ Character Confessions:Dora (One for Sorrow: The Cunning Prophet Series #1 by Jane Godman + giveaway | I Smell Sheep

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Character Confessions:Dora (One for Sorrow: The Cunning Prophet Series #1 by Jane Godman + giveaway

Today’s Character Confessions features author Jane Godman introducing the female lead from her erotic romantic suspense books, The Cunning Prophet Series. 

Jane: It’s great to be here at I Smell Sheep! I’m a huge fan. Let me get straight on with the introductions. This is Dora Balniel—
Dora: Why not tell them my full name? After all, you chose it.

Jane: Okay. This is Isadora Electra Freedom Balniel. Dora for short.
Dora (rolls her eyes): See what I have to put up with?

Jane: You know there’s a good reason for the name. It comes out later in the series. Now, a bit of background to the first book, One for Sorrow. Dora here is from Dublin. She’s a freelance biomedical scientist, but she is also a psychic investigator who works with the police—
Dora: Rewind a bit. Dora here doesn’t want to be psychic. Dora here would rather poke her own eyes out with sticks if she had a choice.

Jane: Dora is a reluctant psychic investigator. Does that sound better?
Dora: A bit.

Jane: When five girls have been raped and murdered within the space of eighteen months on the Isle of Man—
Dora (snorts): Yeah, right. The Isle of Man. Not the Maldives or Bermuda. That would have been too exotic. You had to send me to the Isle of Man.

Jane: We’ve been through this. You know why I chose the Isle of Man. Firstly, it has sentimental reasons for me. My grandfather was from a village called Ballasalla on the island. Secondly, it is set right in the middle of the other British Isles so it is a mix of them all in miniature. Thirdly, it is steeped in ancient history which was important to the story. Finally, I needed a setting that had very little experience of serial killers. Plus, you know very well, Dora, that you grew quite fond of the island in the end. Until—
Dora: Whoa. We said we wouldn’t talk about that.

Jane: Agreed. Anyway, you can’t argue that I gave you some very interesting experiences on that island. Don’t forget this is an erotic romantic suspense and you had three hot men competing for you in this book.
Dora (smiles reminiscently): Okay, that part was fun. But you tortured me as well! You let that killer get inside my head. He was controlling my mind, showing me what he was doing to those girls, taunting me. Anyway, why is this called Character Confessions? What am I supposed to have done that I need to confess to?

Jane: Oh, Dora, where shall we start? Don’t you want to come clean about what happened in the shower? Or are you going to try and quickstep around the interesting matter of what went on in that dark corner of the dance floor?
Dora: Seriously? You brought me here to talk about my sex life? I thought you’d found out it was me who wrote those messages on your car.

A scuffle breaks out…

One for Sorrow (The Cunning Prophet Series, Book One)
Five girls have been murdered on the Isle of Man in the last eighteen months. When DI Harry Grimshaw is told he must work with a psychic investigator, he is hostile and sceptical, in spite of the fact that tattooed, foul-mouthed biker Dora Balniel is not a stereotypical clairvoyant.

In spite of their animosity, they work together to sift through Celtic legend and magpie folklore to probe the mind of an obsessive serial killer known as The Daaney One. It becomes clear that Dora has been deliberately lured to the Isle of Man by the killer and that he has the ability to probe her mind. With the murderer controlling what Dora sees, Harry struggles to maintain control over the situation and keep Dora safe. As the sizzling attraction between them builds, it will require all of Harry’s ingenuity as well as her own psychic ability to ensure Dora is not the next victim. 

About the Author:
Jane Godman writes in a variety of genre. Many of her stories are heavily tinged with the supernatural and elements of horror, with haunted characters tormented by dark secrets.

The Jago Legacy Series, her gothic romances, are love stories with a dash of horror and a creepily ever after. Her dark erotic romantic suspense books, The Cunning Prophet Series feature supernatural elements and a charismatic, obsessive villain. Jane also writes steamy historical romance for Samhain Publishing and is working on a three book series for Harlequin in their Nocturne (paranormal) line.

Oh, and let’s not forget the Young Adult horror novella she has coming out later in the year with MuseItUp Publishing!

Jane loves to hear from readers and can be contacted at:


Amazon gift copy of One for Sorrow

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. I would like to visit Isle Royale in Lake Superior.

  2. Jane, I loved the Jago Legacy series in eShivers, I'm glad to see a new series from you. Thanks for the giveaway.
    (wanted to edit my post, hit reply too soon. )

  3. definitely Hawaii :) thanks for sharing and congrats to Jane on the new release!