Interview with Moira Bianchi

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I'm Brazilian, born and raised in Rio de Janeiro and the city I love is always in my work even if the story is not set here in Brazil. My latest novels were, actually. Both '45 days in Europe with Mr DArcy' and 'The Prince of Pemberley' have cariocas as their major female character. We Brazilian girls are trully unforgettable, bikinis&beach&samba.
When did you first start writing?
When my child was small and sleeping was a luxury. instead of tossing and turning in bed, I decided to write the scenes that kept looping in my head. Soon I had a whole book.
What's the story behind your latest book?
'The Prince of Pemberley' is a love story about giving fate a chance, recognizing you can do better and taking the leap of faith. It's not easy, the couple is married when they meet again after years of estrangement but the friendship and attraction between them win. First they are Friends (book 1) who struggle with their feelings, then Lovers (book 2) dealing with what they feel for each other and how to resolve their lives, finally they become Partners (book 3) when they divorce their spouses to be together. It's a long way, many heartfelt and hot moments, inner struggles and exciting situations until their deserved happy ending.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My love for Ms Austen's Pride and Prejudice started in me a need to tell my own version of Mr Darcy and Lizzy's love story. Now I can't seem to stop.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Helping me learn about formatting (LOL) and distributing my work to awesome sellers I wouldn't have access. It's great.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's my own catharsis, my mind flies away - kinda like my private prozac! (LOL)
What do your fans mean to you?
A lot! It's so unbelievable people like what I write, and find me on Facebook or my blog or Instagram and have an opinion about my work... I love it!
Who are your favorite authors?
Aside from Jane Austen, I love Agatha Christie, Julia Quinn, Tolkien, Eça de Queirós. I read a lot.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I love my life, my family, my work. Getting out of bed is not difficult (most mornings). LOL
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
My family, the beach, friends. I like people, they inspire me and when I'm not writing but have my head full of stories, I like to be left alone at the beach.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Friends tell me about cool stuff they've found, I research new stuff all the time especially when I'm not writing.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
'Friendship of a special kind' hot scene. Still love it! It's heartfelt and truthful...
What is your writing process?
The scene has to play fully in my head, or at least i must envision where it'll get. Frequently it develops as I write, but I can only start when I'm convinced it's worth telling. That's how I start a new novel, convinced it's fun and meaningful.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember well the first I fell madly in love with, a teenage love story called 'A Ladeira da Saudade'. Before that, I had loved 'Pollyanna' but it was sweet love. 'A Ladeira' was mad crush.
What are you working on next?
Finishing 'The Prince of Pemberley' around February. Then I'll probably release another novel in Portuguese (my mother language) and later I have a project telling 'The Prince's Jane story - it's my first time writing side characters but this Jane is special. Also, i have been playing with Regency stories...
How do you approach cover design?
With difficulty and the caring help of my designer Cris Neiva. I have always one million options in my head and we discuss for hours over coffee or beer.
Published 2015-10-29.
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Books by This Author

Love Inside and Out
Series: Love in three Acts, Book 3. Price: $2.59 USD. Words: 44,430. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A good humored Pride and Prejudice ‘what if‘. By chance Darcy overhears a fateful discussion between Elizabeth and a newlywed Charlotte. Most intrigued by learning the fetching Miss Bennett is being blackmailed.Part of a collection of three independent stories that share peacocks, swans, liqueur, small books, slippers, carriages and servants with their own subplots.
Eclipse of the Heart
Series: Love in three Acts, Book 2. Price: $2.59 USD. Words: 49,560. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Adult
An alternative universe for Pride and Prejudice. Fate plays Darcy and Elizabeth well and they only meet several years after the Bingleys’ wedding. As life hasn’t been kind to both of them, they find in each other not only friendship or solace but also love and hope.Part of a collection of three independent stories that share peacocks, swans, liqueur, small books, slippers, carriages and servants.
Love Hurts
Series: Love in three Acts, Book 1. Price: $2.59 USD. Words: 39,710. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Adult
A continuation for Pride and Prejudice in which the first blissful months of her new life as Mrs. Darcy are violently disrupted when Elizabeth discovers what is expected of her. Mr. Darcy finds himself in deep need of adjustment. Part of a collection of three independent stories that share peacocks, swans, liqueur, small books, slippers, carriages and servants with their own subplots.
The Prince of Pemberley 3
Series: The Prince of Pemberley, Partners. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,180. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
They met when teenagers, lost contact for almost twenty years and when life allowed them to meet again, the pull was irresistible. There was a lot of struggling with how they felt, their failed marriages, children, family and professional commitments until they can finally live the dream of sharing their love freely. But it could never be easy to achieve their HEA or it wouldn't be these two.
The Prince of Pemberley 2
Series: The Prince of Pemberley, Lovers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,260. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
They met when teenagers, grew apart when young adults and found each other again twenty years later. Faced with the irony of finally having 'the one' too late, they are now incapable of resisting each other's pull and have to play as it lays. This is a story about leaps of faith and second chances, about the struggle to choose between what is right and what can be made right.
Três chances para o amor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,430. Language: Portuguese. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
O que Jane Austen uniu ninguém separa. Três amigas: uma romântica, uma prática, uma sonhadora; Uma obra: Orgulho e Preconceito de Jane Austen; Um amor: o do Sr. Darcy por Elizabeth Bennet; Um tema, ou dois, ou três... Um casal Três autoras Três cenários Três chances para o amor
The Prince of Pemberley 1
Series: The Prince of Pemberley, Friends. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,160. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
They met when teenagers through letters, paper and pen and stamps. Life pushed them apart and almost twenty years later, they found each other again. The idea of one finding the person who was meant for you too late is intriguing: What should you do? Accept the irony and move on or stop-rewind-restart? This is a story about leaps of faith and second chances.
45 dias na Europa com Mr Darcy
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 149,660. Language: Portuguese. Published: August 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
45 dias na Europa com Sr. Darcy é um romance que conta como um cara Inglês consegue conquistar uma gata Brasileira depois que ela jurou o odiar para sempre em uma versão moderna do clássico Orgulho e Preconceito de Jane Austen. Por um ano, toda vez que ela pisa na Europa, encontra com ele – e nem sempre é obra do destino...
Friendship of a Special Kind
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 182,150. Language: American English. Published: November 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Erotica » Romance
A Pride and Prejudice inspired romance novel; sexy, naughty and touching. Elizabeth Bennett has already suffered a lot of heartache so she avoids relationships and commitment. William Darcy would rather spend his time and efforts working than engaging on angst filled relationships. When these two meet, they just want some fun. But Fate intrudes. Explicit, adult content. 2nd Edition extended.