FRIENDSHIP of a special kind

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Elizabeth Bennett, 32, is a widow and a financial whiz, a first-class auditor husband's demise, she decided avoid relationships. Addicted to fashion, with a mania for running and pilates, she strained to stay in shape and keep sane.
William Darcy, 38, is a bachelor and CFO of his family businesses living in Seattle. Due to innumerable romantic fall outs, he preferred to avoid serious relationships. Handsome and millionaire, Darcy never had trouble wooing a woman. Until then.
When Darcy accepts the invitation of his childhood friends to spend a few days relaxing at the Netherfield farm in Meryton - Massachusetts, he could never have imagined that he would meet a beautiful girl who was going to mess him up.

It’s not a sequel, but an inspired story, modern and full of Pride and Prejudice’s standards. Here Lizzy is a young widow scared of another serious relationship fearing another unhappy marriage as she had with Collins. Darcy is a millionaire bachelor who spends his life dedicated to work and dodging the attempts of gold diggers.
They meet in Meryton, he is attracted to her pleasant figure, unintentional flirt and sharp tongue. When she escapes him, he seeks her out through her friends. Lizzy decides that if a hot guy as Darcy is making an effort to reach out for her, she could as well have some fun. Absolutely no strings attached no phone numbers or any other contacts exchanged. But she wasn’t counting on Darcy’s will and - believing himself righteous - he hacks into her smart phone to steal all her contacts. 
she is furious, he apologizes, she escapes again. Darcy is unable to forget Lizzy’s fine eyes, arts and allurements used so masterfully in that only one hot afternoon. She also misses the handsome man, enough to accept a second date. Then another one, another, one more...

In canon it’s Darcy’s lust that propels him to action ‘against his will, his family, his better judgment’ and he proposes to Lizzy. In ‘Friendship of a special kind’ she lets her lust take over as well. It’s a sexy and touching story where Ms. Austen’s fabulous characters get to have a bit of Brazil in them. They are impulsive and hot blooded; forward and a bit naughty sometimes; certainly more opened to one another and always very strong minded.

Download an excerpt: for the first 5 chapters, click here. 

Versão em PORTUGUÊS... talvez um dia! 
está nos planos... ;)
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Enquanto isso, dá para ler 5 capítulos em Português aqui. 

It has been so much fun, the road these Darcy and Lizzy have taken me. I started writing just to spend sleepless nights and all of a sudden, I was an author!

It was great to write it, post, comment and now publish. Endlessly revising and editing was not fun but, 'every rose has its thorns' as Gardy says.

A few years later - 6 actually - I bring you 2nd edition thoroughly revised and extended: 4 new scenes adding even more zest to this lovely story.

Here you´ll find some extras and the process that the story went through.

Extras
  • Playlist: for every chapter there's a song hinting Lizzy's mood
  • Pictures: outfits, places, gifts
  • Cast: a casting of Brazilian actors - not involved in this project, they are only amazing professionals whose work I admire    
friendship of a special kind
Raoul Bova is Darcy, Ana Paula Arósio is Lizzy*


Funny bits
  

Feel free to browse the blog.


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Hey there! It's been a month since the book is for sale and it reached 100 copies sold! How amazing!
To celebrate, I posted a vignette.


Enjoy it here

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*Disclaimer: Neither Mr Bova, nor Ms Arósio are involved in this project. They are amazinlgy good looking people that I wish with all my heart would one day consider reading this story out loud. Book cover designed by me and the amazing talent of Ideias & Kits.

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