Blog Tour + Giveaway: The California Dashwoods by Lisa Henry

Lisa Henry visits along with IndiGo Marketing, on The California Dashwoods blog tour! See our 5 <3 review of the modern retelling of Sense & Sensibility HERE! Lisa chats about The California Dashwoods' supporting cast! Plus you can enter in the giveaway for a chance to win your own copy of Sense & Sensibility and $20 Amazon gift card!

Title:  The California Dashwoods
Author: Lisa Henry
Publisher:  Self Published
Release Date: May 1, 2018
Heat Level: 3 - Some Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 62 000
Genre: Romance

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Make a new future. Choose your true family. Know your own heart.

When Elliott Dashwood’s father dies, leaving his family virtually penniless, it’s up to Elliott to do what he’s always done: be the responsible one. Now isn’t the right time for any added complications. So what the hell is he doing hooking up with Ned Ferrars? It’s just a fling, right?

Elliott tries to put it behind him when the family makes a fresh start in California, and if he secretly hopes to hear from Ned again, nobody else needs to know. While his mom is slowly coming to terms with her grief, teenage Greta is more vulnerable than she’s letting on, and Marianne—romantic, reckless Marianne—seems determined to throw herself headfirst into a risky love affair. And when Elliott discovers the secret Ned’s been keeping, he realizes that Marianne isn’t the only one pinning her hopes on a fantasy.

All the Dashwoods can tell you that feelings are messy and heartbreak hurts. But Elliott has to figure out if he can stop being the sensible one for once, and if he’s willing to risk his heart on his own romance.

A modern retelling of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility.

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Hi! I’m Lisa Henry, and welcome to the blog tour for my new release, The California Dashwoods. I’m visiting some of my favourite blogs around the place to talk a bit about writing The California Dashwoods, and sharing some of my influences, my ideas, and even an excerpt or two! Don’t forget to enter in Rafflecopter, for your chance to win a prize of a $20 Amazon voucher plus a vintage copy of Sense and Sensibility that I’ll post worldwide. The winner will be drawn on May 10.

Today I’d like to introduce you to the supporting cast of The California Dashwoods.

Ned Ferrars is the love interest of the MC, Elliott Dashwood. Ned’s sister Francesca is married to Elliott’s half-brother John. Ned is quiet and a little socially awkward, but he’s a decent guy at heart, and he and Elliott are quickly drawn together. There are, of course, complications to this—and not just because Francesca stridently disapproves. In Sense and Sensibilty, Ned was Edward Ferrars.

John Dashwood is Elliott’s half-brother, from their father’s first marriage. He’s not quite as weak-minded as his counterpart in Sense and Sensibility—but he does find it difficult to stand up to the rest of the family.

Francesca Dashwood is John’s wife. And she’ll be damned if she’ll stand by and let him hand over money to his half-siblings willy-nilly. In Sense and Sensibility, Francesca was Fanny Dashwood. Name changed for obvious reasons!

Robert Ferrars is Ned and Francesca’s brother. He has no discernable personality—a fact remarked upon by Greta Dashwood—but he does turn out to be an important plot point in the end, just like the original!

John Middleton runs a kitschy little store in the tourist town of Barton Lake. The store is full of crystal wizards, incense, tarot cards, and yoga DVDs. It’s like, as Greta Dashwood observes, a hippie exploded inside. John is a big, generous guy. He’s the cousin of Mrs. Abby Dashwood, and steps up to offer the Dashwoods a place to live when they find themselves facing homelessness. In Sense and Sensibility, John was Sir John Middleton.

Jack Willoughby is the carefree playboy-type-of-guy who Marianne Dashwood falls head over heels for. If you’ve read the original, it goes about as well as you’d expect! In Sense and Sensibility, he was John Willoughby.

Deanna Brandon is a gruff veteran who is unwillingly taking up yoga. She does not enjoy aligning her chakras, but she keeps coming back to the store anyway. In Sense and Sensibility, Deanna was Colonel Brandon.

Odette Jennings is a New York art dealer and a long-term family friend of the Dashwoods. She’s loud, and brash, and She sweeps in and transports Elliott and Marianne to New York for a while, which is a stand in here for London. In Sense and Sensibility, Odette was Mrs. Jennings.

Lucien Steele is Odette’s PA, and probably the character most transformed from the original. He’s outgoing and fun, and kindhearted to his core, and there is nothing at all fake about his friendship with Elliott and Marianne. In Sense and Sensibility, Lucien was Lucy Steele.

Meet the Author

Lisa likes to tell stories, mostly with hot guys and happily ever afters.

Lisa lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn't know why, because she hates the heat, but she suspects she's too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.

She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.

She shares her house with too many cats, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.

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